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Member postings for extra slim

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Thread: Futaba Receivers - any alternatives ?
04/10/2018 16:31:30

It is an interesting debate indeed and sort of centres on the popular belief by many that price is proportional to quality, and quality is proportional to reliability.

From my own experiences down at the field, for many, the use of a branded rx is for the pilots peace of mind in the event of a mishap/crash.. then they can reassure themselves (possibly defend) that they tried to mitigate the risk by using the best recommended equipment for the job, to protect their investment of time and money, and to minimise any safety failures. I know most people would kick themselves if a rx failure resulted in the destruction of a pride and joy, and the rx was a cheaper version. It kind of would feel more acceptable if it was a branded one if you get what I mean, as it eliminates the "what could I have done differently" question.

This transpires into people mostly using branded gear in their pride and joys, and aircraft which have a perceived higher danger impact in the event of a mishap, whilst at the same time, proportionally using a ‘cheaper alternative’ in a less expensive and less perceived danger aircraft..e.g. foamy. I haven’t seen many reflect consciously on the effectiveness of the equipment, but more of a absolution of proportional blame in the event of failures.

It is not just the rx debate that this type of argument applies, I see many people buy expensive servos, “these are 12kg mate, metal gear, digital”… oh right, but why have you used a cheap clevis, which is connected to a poor horn, mounted onto a flimsy bit of balsa on the tail plane, oh and it’s on a petrol, so why haven’t you used Loctite on the servo arm screw or any of the horn bolts???. One well known supplier used to sell a horn set for larger models for a pretty price, they were cast aluminium cones with a threaded end!!.. yikes.. but they were 50 quid a set and Johnny 3D is using them so they must be good!!.. months later, these were changed to a cone with a steel bolt running through instead… but understanding is the key.. not price.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
17/09/2018 15:22:16

So when the sun is shining the wind is a mere breath, which models does Paul decide to take to the field???.

I've got around 25 serviceable models which are ready to grab and go.. and deciding which ones to take causes much head scratching. I've even got a spreadsheet telling me when I last flew a model!!!. (Very sad I know), but I would lose track otherwise..

Thread: A Very vintage vintage
13/09/2018 09:33:36

Lovely job Dave, there hasnt been one around for over 65yrs and now there are 2!!.. looks great

Thread: Mini / Midi servos
13/09/2018 09:12:47

thanks chaps, good suggestions. I had heard favourable things about corona, but the hyperion one is a great shout Chris. The tx and rx are fine, I know it is the servo, but thanks for checking.

The centering is the key requirement for me, and so what Chris says about the centering of the hyperion is quite appealing.

12/09/2018 14:08:43

Hi all,

Noticed this topic hasnt been raised for a few years. I'm recently having centering issues on a hitec HS 5245mg servo, and need to swap it out. I'm running with a direct LiFe but suspect putting a dropper in wont help, so I am on the look out for alternatives. I have some normal 225's, and will stick one of those in with a dropper in the interim, but just wondered with the development of increase in use of some 'cheaper' brands, which models of 16-26g servos people are using??..


Thread: A Very vintage vintage
15/08/2018 13:11:14

looking great Dave, I heard you were thinking of an OS40!!!.. yikes.. mine has a PAW 1.5cc..and about 2oz of lead under the motor to balance, unless you have scaled it up you will be way over the top with that motor buddy.. with a lifting wing like that, you will also need a boot full of downthrust.. keep going mate..

06/08/2018 11:16:22

Been a while, but my 65yr old vintage un named model took to the sky.. 15mph wind wasnt ideal but it flew really well. Not the greatest video, but proof shes back in the air.. quite emotional really!

Thread: Ebay sellers...
01/08/2018 22:29:51

A termite walks into a bar and asks “is the bar-tender here?” cheeky

Thread: Oshkosh airshow live
25/07/2018 10:53:26

Great find, any aircraft enthusiast should look up Oshkosh.. on my bucket list to do one day..

If you go to the link, there are "posts" from yesterday.. about 3 x 2hr videos.. of all sorts of aircraft... brilliant.. 

Edited By extra slim on 25/07/2018 11:01:21

Thread: Holding Your Nose
13/07/2018 14:20:50


1) start engine - full throttle - at level - take off - engine dies in climbout

2) return hopefully undamaged model - start engine, full throttle, nose up, engine starts to die/sag, richen mixture, nose up again, engine doesnt die

3) take off, and enjoy rest of the day flying without touching the needle

This is what I usually see lots of times at the field, as someone else mentioned.

Thread: Enya 4stroke open rocker engine
12/07/2018 11:49:35

Quickie in terms of glow.. alot of us have lots of various charging leads which come with chargers etc.. I use a glow stick, clipped onto the charger bit for it, the other end is a deans, so I have the latter half, deans to croc clips... and clip one on plug and other earthed. works great on a laser 75 which also has a forward facing glow.. work for me.

Thread: New caption competition
10/07/2018 23:30:18

Ian rehearsing his latest music video of “wind beneath my wing”..

I’ll get my coat!!

Thread: Essential RC's videos
09/07/2018 13:42:35

yeah, thats a belter .. great

Thread: Power panel fire
25/06/2018 14:46:58

Lipo on starter for years and years, and one of these lipo glow drivers..**LINK**

Similar principle to the one Percy mentions, not as intelligent, but alot cheaper.. havent charged a 2200mah 3s so far since last season.. last ages.

Edited By extra slim on 25/06/2018 14:48:15

Thread: 2 Stroke deadstick issues
21/05/2018 14:57:37

weird, I had something similar years back, and eventually traced it to a transparent piece of flashing inside the fuel tank, which sucked onto the pickup... but you say you have changed the tank.. so perhaps carb O rings, overheating??.. very strange..

If everything else has been systematically changed, then as Jon says, you need to look at internals!. A fella's engine behaved similar this weekend, and bearing wear has made it run very hot and die... new bearings on their way.

Thread: UKCAA @ Watford 2018
21/05/2018 11:44:49

Looks fabulous and great photos.. i will hopefully be putting together a DSM Excelsior 150 this summer, with a Rossi 53 upfront, hopefully it will provide enough grunt.. got 11,400 out of it on test stand on a bolly 11.5x7 and 10% fuel..... I would be interested in model specs that attended.. would be interesting to see what people are using.. the 150 is a bit wee, but if it is ok, I would like to bring it along later this year, as a pal is also keen with a Joker and a lovely tornado... keep up the good work.. and thanks for posting

Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
08/05/2018 09:13:36

With the lovey weather this weekend, it saw a somewhat emotional outing of my DB Bi Stormer, bequeathed to me after the recent passing of one of mine and my dads dear friends, who tolerated me when I was a cocky teenager, down at the flying field. It originally flew with a merco 61, but I dropped in a laser 75, and my clubmates all agreed, a perfect match, and a lovely combination. I think our friend would approve.. lovely.

Thread: Drone Guinness World Record
03/05/2018 16:10:09

I was controlling the 3rd one in from left, it was tricky to keep track of !! cheeky

Thread: Sunglasses for rc flying
03/05/2018 16:05:02

Have had a pair of prescription Innovators from Rapid eyeware for over 12yrs (got them done at the RC hotel, same day service). They were getting long in tooth and a few small changes in prescription over the years, so just nipped online last week, entered prescription details, and bobs your aunties live in lover, they arrived today.. £80.. 4 sets of different/coloured lens.. wrap round to keep wind out... cant go wrong. Heres to another 12yrs!

Edited By extra slim on 03/05/2018 16:05:24

06/04/2018 10:35:14

worrying, I have seen a growing trend of chest puffers with "I've got 10-15kg digital servos, cost me £70 each!".. but no attention is paid to pushrods, clevis', wire connections on pull pull, the area horns are mounted to on the airframe, the correct alignment, screws/bolts for horns, horn type, slop etc.... a control system is only as good as the weakest point... but so many think because they have spent a lot of money on a premium servo, they have done the right thing... WRONG..doh!

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