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Thread: Ares Alpine 1200
14/10/2018 04:22:30

Hi John,

Some research into set up of a model glider


Of particular interest the section oh aileron differential set up.

Another article that gives a similar perspective


At least a starting point to use anyway. If anyone else can add anything? Who knows, if I get this right I might get into gliders more?


13/10/2018 16:30:24

Thanks John,

I’m sorry to hear of your problems, hopefully some good suggestions will be forthcoming. I’ve seen the videos of it flying well so there must be a “right way” to set it up.


13/10/2018 16:13:16

Hi Gary,

As you say, not a good choice if you’ve not flown before. Lot’s of advice will be forthcoming including a) have you joined a club? b) check with club on type of radio to see if they can “buddy box” to help you c) might be best to look at an rtf trainer whilst you work on the Fokker D7.

Good luck!


Thread: Ares Alpine 1200
13/10/2018 16:05:56

Any thoughts?

12/10/2018 14:34:27

Posted by Chris Hall 4 on 19/06/2018 18:05:26:

I have been flying an Alpine 1200 for some time - an excellent flyer! However, the aileron travel as given in the guide results in severe control problems. The down going aileron cause inverse yaw due to the increased drag. I have set mine with considerable differential far more up than down! This has resulted in a far better flying model.

Hi Chris

I’be just bought one of these. Any recommendations on the amount of travel you’ve used in your diffential set up? The manual talks about 6mm either way. Sounds like I might be looking at 9mm up & 3mm down? Is that the sort of figures you used?

Thanks in advance - and if anyone else can make recommendations before I start I’d be glad to hear them.


Edited By Stuart Z on 12/10/2018 14:34:56

Thread: covering
01/10/2018 20:55:28


I have used “Fablon” on a foamie and it worked very well.


Thread: Gangster Lite
27/09/2018 21:24:54

Thanks Kim

27/09/2018 19:30:05

Thanks for the input guys.

Confirms my thinking. I’ll assess the options when I get to build the fuz. I certainly didn’t have one on my Gangster back in the 80’s.

Many thanks


27/09/2018 16:14:31


Just bought the Gangster Lite and notice a steerable nose leg option. I’m looking for opinions on this as I don’t remember steerable noselegs lasting that long, let alone wear on the servo.

Welcome your thoughts as all my models lately have been tail draggersvso no current experience of noselegs.

Look forward to your thoughts


Thread: BMFA Website down...?
26/09/2018 15:05:35


I now have it working on my iPad! I use BT internet service.


Thread: Plan protection
25/09/2018 12:39:20


I use polythene sheet bought off Amazon. Sold by garden centres. Huge amount for little money.

I use it to make a “tent” for airbrushing and sheeting over plans when building. Goes a long way and very durable!


Thread: BMFA Website down...?
21/09/2018 18:43:16


I tried again on my iPad, no joy. I turned off wireless and linked to my phone hotspot and connected to BMFA, the phone had wireless on.   Not having problems with any other site.


I’m confused!


Edited By Stuart Z on 21/09/2018 18:58:10

21/09/2018 15:08:36


I just tried via iPad and desktop and got nowhere. Blank screen on iPad and “couldn’t get a secure connection” on the desktop. Hope this gets sorted as renewals time is coming up.

Thread: lead weghts
05/09/2018 09:19:09

Another vote for wheel weights, they come complete with their own sticky tape so easy to use and you know just what you’re adding without having to weigh each time!

Thread: What's in your toolboxes?
05/09/2018 09:15:27

Woodworking vice with wood face jaws and an engineers vice, steel/iron jaws, both types needed.

Thread: Eureka moments
21/08/2018 21:52:45

Yoghurt pot lids!

For mixing epoxy and paints. Also can be used for loose screws etc.


Thread: Which Radio Gear?
20/08/2018 21:36:48


Personally, a fan of Futuba, never let me down! If your Futuba kit takes a plug in module you may be able to convert to 2.4 ghz with an FrSky module. No experience of it but if you radio can convert it might save cost.


Thread: Aldi bargains
19/08/2018 21:10:39


Could be the Airbrush nozzle is too fine for the paint type, therefore you need to over thin to avoid blockages. My last spray work I was using a 0.5 nozzle. The smaller one I have would not spray well without extra thinning and blocked easily. Worth a check.


Thread: Thinking of changing my car
07/08/2018 17:48:52

Thanks Percy,

I am in agreement with your thoughts and appreciate your comparison. I am waiting for a test drive, when they have their new demonstrators in stock. I was actually looking at the SE-L model with many bells & whistles. In the meantime I will keep mooching around, but I think this is “wait for new reg plate time” and as such patience will be the order of the day.

Thanks for all of your input, it is most valuable.


Thread: Are there any kits for “Classic” F3a style flying
06/08/2018 21:29:23

Thanks for the feedback - yes I’ll be joining the UKCAA shortly. I wanted to get an idea of some models first as I don’t have anything suitable at the moment.



Whoops, not sure how I did that?



Edited By Stuart Z on 06/08/2018 22:01:23

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