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Thread: Mid life crisis prevention required
29/01/2020 17:56:21
Posted by David Hazell 1 on 29/01/2020 17:00:16:
Posted by Keith Evans 3 on 29/01/2020 09:53:06:

David could I suggest Tony NIjhuis's SKY 40 .This is now kitted by SLEC .It is very easy to assemble with interlocking laser cut parts and is suitable for both I.C. and electric .It was designed as a trainer and was featured as a free plan in RCME a few years back .With increased throws it is a good aerobatic machine and modified for flaps is very versatile .


Oooh looks good. Do you happen to know what the wingspan is?

65.5 inches David

Thread: Binding ikonnic red to aurora 9
29/01/2020 17:51:52

You beat me to it

This is from the Instructions


Place the transmitter and receiver within 2m of each other (but not less than

45cm) then power the transmitter ON.

45cm (18" to

200cm (78" apart

Power the receiver ON noting that the LED will initially flash red / blue, then

change to fast flashing red. For initial pairing the receiver must be powered

on within 5 seconds of the transmitter. Once paired this time constraint is no

longer necessary.

Edited By Denis Watkins on 29/01/2020 17:52:39

Thread: Seagull Hurricane Laser
29/01/2020 15:01:47

Just check Jon, schoolboy stuff

The throttle up, nose down trait, can be loose motor or motor mount

And on the elevator, just check Chris has left no expo in there

Thread: A long time since i did this.....
29/01/2020 13:40:02

Paul, 10 x 6 yes

Thread: BMFA Membership Card
28/01/2020 07:55:50
Posted by Gary Spicer 1 on 28/01/2020 07:50:57:

Does that have anything to do with the issue of the £3.50 Plastic BMFA card ?

The office of volunteers are having to work through the task of checking memberships are complete

So inevitable delays with batch printing

28/01/2020 07:15:43

Message from the BMFA

As some members Portal information is incomplete,

And needs information as complete as full name as passport and drivers licence, not nicknamed


" The bulk upload of members data will be taking place on Monday 3rd February, your CAA operator ID should arrive in the days afterwards directly from the CAA via email.

Thread: Delta Wing Side Thrust
27/01/2020 20:41:07

Both my deltas are Zero

Thread: Upgrading Windows7 to Win10 for free
27/01/2020 20:38:44
Posted by Alex Ferguson 2 on 27/01/2020 20:18:09:

Bixler, must take it flying again soon. I turned mine into a twin and convinced it flies better.

You are right about the Bixler Twin Alex

Instead of a single motor spiralling air along the fuz,

With a twin motor mod to the wings, you get two lots of air squish over the wings

A great help at low speed

Edited By Denis Watkins on 27/01/2020 20:39:20

Thread: Futaba Conundrum
27/01/2020 19:12:36

On eBay Chris

Just search your required size mm to mm

Male female etc etc

Thread: Phoenix Flight Sim
27/01/2020 07:16:46

Vitor, try this

The Transmitter needs a Model Channel for Phoenix

The Transmitter needs a charged battery

The Transmitter is switched off from here

With the computer off, and the transmitter off continuously

Connect the USB dongle to the two devices

Start up the computer, and start up Phoenix

Your Transmitter will light up on your Phoenix channel

Follow Phoenix guidance from here

Do not revert to checking the computer

Phoenix will give you promps to identify your Transmitter and to set your sticks in all 4 corners of their control

Use the Phoenix menus

Edited By Denis Watkins on 27/01/2020 07:17:39

Edited By Denis Watkins on 27/01/2020 07:27:27

Thread: Rubber lubrication
26/01/2020 10:45:30

All the bits you need here, thevintagemodelcompany


Thread: protective layer over acrylics?
25/01/2020 11:13:47

Humbrol do a Crystal Clear Acrylic Varnish George

And it is very matt

With electric, you should not need a varnish though

Thread: Apprentice Tail Question?
25/01/2020 04:57:26
Posted by Roger Dyke on 24/01/2020 18:32:45:

Thanks Brian

UHU POR is about the only glue I don't have. I have PVA, Araldite, Contact Adhesive, Clear Bostik, and various CA's. Are any of them any good?

Use the Foam Safe CA if you havever one

Or a smear of Bostick will do it

Thread: Seagull Turbo Raven
24/01/2020 14:31:02

Seagull Turbo Raven

Wing span -------------------------59.8in (152cm).

Wing area (38.2sq dm).

Weight --------------------6.4 -7.1lbs (2.9-3.2kg).

Length ------------------------------51.2in (130cm).

Engine -------------.46 - .55 -----2-stroke.

.52 - -----4-stroke.

Radio ----------------- 4 channels with 5 servos

Help, in general

Most 5 foot span ARTF come out around 7lb AUW, and trainer style around 6lb

How have we got to 8.5lb on this 5 foot span beautiful airframe?

Edited By Denis Watkins on 24/01/2020 14:31:34

24/01/2020 05:48:57

Hi Bill, even without the manual, the C of G of many ARTF

Is On or very near the wing tube.

The wing tube is usually built at the thickest part of the airfoil in

the middle of the aeroplane where strength is needed


You have the manual which states 145 mm from Leading edge

On the wing tube line

Which is a really good starting point for C of G


Edited By Denis Watkins on 24/01/2020 05:50:24

Thread: Best engine to model combo x3
23/01/2020 18:53:43

Yes, my flying buddy has the Wilga with a 180 fitted, and it is well suited

Just be aware of the full length wing leading edge slats

They are not too delicate

But every time I help carry it, load it, or unload the model, I grab the leading edge and it is not like any other model

They can break

Thread: 6 Turning 4 Burning
23/01/2020 17:47:28
Posted by SR 71 on 23/01/2020 17:00:05:
  1. Found somie left over MDF from building my hanger, so i have used it to make the front and rear sections, glued it into the drain pipe

You are making a FORMER to MOULD the fuselage


Thread: Gemini motor mount.
23/01/2020 13:36:46

There is half of a page listing on eBay Roger

Thread: Petrol conversation
23/01/2020 11:46:41

Totally agree with Flight 1

Have a look at these previous posts Kevin


Thread: 6 Turning 4 Burning
23/01/2020 07:31:43

You can also see that the pilot is a cool customer, and a very adept flyer.

The model is constantly trying to lift it's nose, and appears to prefer a certain track

The pilot overcomes this in a controlled scew appearance.

Has already been said, that with power and squish all along the wing must be unique properties to fly

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