Here is a list of all the postings Stuart Z has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Newbie with some starter trainer plane balsa IC questions please.|
Hi Nu Me 1
Mode 1 or 2 can vary with what part of the country you live in. Mode 2 is now dominant in the South. Oddly I learnt on Mode 1 in the South but am now very much in the minority. (T’was 30 or 40 years ago!)
Most Transmitters can do either, so not a a buying issue.
Good luck with your learning curve, and I hope it goes well for you.
|Thread: The demise of. ASP/SC|
Well said, more power to the manufacturers of kits. Look how long some of the well known ARTF’s have been out of stock. Looks like some Chinese factories have taken a very long holiday.
|Thread: Car indicators|
Not only have indicators dropped from use, I see a lot of people that see a red traffic light as an optional sign. The number of ‘jumpers’ seem to be increasing steadily.
A sign of the way things are going?
|Thread: Ares Alpine 1200|
Today I flew the Alpine 1200 with 50g up front and it was much more enjoyable. The day was breezy so still a bit of concentration needed especially to get back down on the flat field, it floats on a ways. I have not tried it on a slope yet.
C of G is per instructions
Edited By Stuart Z on 30/04/2019 16:49:20
It definitely needs ballast up front. Mine was still a bit of a wild flight even with 40g in the nose. Now upped to 50g but as yet untested. It is a very light model in the breezy conditions I had on it’s maiden - but at least no damage suffered. Differential on the ailerons was fine.
Of course use what you already have. However when you’re next looking for a plug try the OS no 8. It’s what OS specify and I have had no issues with them in OS engines. Plugs can be a real nightmare. I have an Evo 46 that will not keep running if you don”t use Evolution’s own plug. I think I tried everything out there until I put the Evolution plug in. Now the motor gets compliments for easy starting and good throttling throughout it’s flights, and no more deadsticks or reverse starts ( a symptom of plug issues I believe).
I have an OS 40FP and it starts a treat using OS No. 8 plugs and I used 10% Nitro only because I keep one can for all my engines. I use a starter motor on it and the prop is set to 10 past eight, looking from the front, mainly so if the plane lands deadstick, the prop generally stops such that I don’t catch a blade on landing. I use the Irvine style of spinner with the aluminium back plate as it is better and can be set up more accurately.
Good luck with it
It’s also possible that you might be moving the stick on one axis and inadvertently moving across the other axis slightly in so doing. I find it’s quite easy to move ailerons and activate throttle slightly at the same time.
Might be worth a check
I use Mode 1
|Thread: BMFA News Feb 2019|
I have the latest copy with some free stickers and annual membership ststickers, excellent, a pity that some of the photos are blurry, a printing problem I guess?
|Thread: PFM are coming back|
I’m also keen to see these return as a Cranfield A1 flyer, way back, I look forward to another and possibly a Zlin. Should both be good aerobats - the Cranfield certainly was.
Good luck to PB Models!
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Should be enough for most grass then!
Looks good, I’d probably opt for larger wheels on the dolly, ingenious release mechanism!! Depends on you strip!
|Thread: How long have you been in the hobby?|
I add a dash of vinegar to soapy water sprayer. Smells a bit like a chip shop but seems to be a bit better on caster based fuel residue.
Try an exhaust deflector tube thingy, generally I don’t get much residue on the model at all.
|Thread: Liquid Masking|
Thanks for the feedback, I’ll have a look at the techniques and see what’s best.
I’m trying to mask a small Hurricane canopy and finding it tricky. Has anyone experience of liquid masking? I remember using it years ago but can’t remember much more about it. Is it suitable for canopies?
Edited By Stuart Z on 01/02/2019 12:07:13
|Thread: PFM / Pat French Models|
There were 2 Cranfields, mine was about 55” if I remember. 40 size engine.
Really enjoyed flying the A1 Cranfield I had way back when. Might be interested if one or similar became available.
|Thread: How long have you been in the hobby?|
40 years with around 10 taken out for full size gliding.
Mainly kit built IC power models now. Some funfighters as they are nice carpentry jobs. Now looking at a couple of plan builds, one being a “truish” scale type.
Remember, no hobby is free! This one just costs a bit more than some but not as much as others!
|Thread: circlips on servo linkages|
Stopped using swing keepers when I bought a “Z” bender! Only leaves adjustment at the control surface end, but reduces the amount of control loss.
|Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat|
However, the info will be useful as it covers a lot of general setup items that are well explained
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