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Thread: How to remove glue from ARTF before recovering....
23/11/2019 18:16:34

looks like I was the thread just too late. I initially was going to remove it all, but lost motivation quickly and just went for it.

23/11/2019 16:25:59

When I recovered my HK stick I left the glue on. Easiest and most secure covering job I ever did, film tacked to it and softened with the heat letting the film slide and shrink perfectly.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
21/11/2019 14:36:32

I have looked at those, the 5 cyl one seems like a lot of money just to use for starting. If Johns suggestion or something similar doesn't work, i'll look at them again.

21/11/2019 14:02:51
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 21/11/2019 13:40:55:

Richard. On my 240 flat 4 i use a single 2.4v nimh pack with 2 cells in parallel and 2 in series for 6600mah. I then have the two right hand cylinders connected to the +ve and the two left hand -ve with the circuit completed through the engine itself. It fires up all 4 very nicely and i think you could probably stretch it to a 5th plug. Have 3 +ve and 2 -ve? I might try it on my asp radial as you are right about the faff of 5 glow sticks

Tried the os recommended method of 2 sub c in parallel all plugs +ve case -ve with 14 gauge wire and got a pathetic 0.7V at the plugs. I briefly thought about running it as you have suggested, or sticking a cyclon in there and letting the voltage drop bring it down to 1.5V ish. It's bolted to the front of a Wot 4 Xtreme at the moment so it's ok on the sticks but I plan to put it in something scale eventually so i'll have to do something then.

21/11/2019 13:26:18
Posted by bert baker on 21/11/2019 12:46:47:

Although glow is possibly simpler,

How many who would like a radial have actually owned a radial.

Have an OS 300 radial at the moment. Got a few hours flying on it now, no onboard glow( 5 glow sticks is a bit of a faff for starting i'll admit) from brand new. Started it, tuned it, and flew it been faultless. No drop outs as yet.

21/11/2019 12:27:55

A 50 ish cc inline glow I would really like, even more so if it ended up 60cc ish. Been looking for a long time for something like that suitable for a 1/5 Mustang.

Thread: Charge rate ???
10/11/2019 15:58:40

I have been field charging my 6s 5000 packs for the last 2 years at 25 amps, 5C. Average balance  charge is less than 15 mins. No ill effects, 100's of flights on them. 1c in my opinion is very conservative.

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 10/11/2019 16:00:59

Thread: An offer I can't refuse?
30/10/2019 22:12:32

Buy the one you are trying to find reasons why you shouldn't,

Thread: How to convert an ic to electric?
14/10/2019 16:24:54

Simon I am mainly IC, so the easiest way I have found for me is to calculate the approx rpm from the motors KV and cell count of the pack to be similar to the IC engine it is replacing and then start with the same prop. the 430kv on 6 cells under load in practice gives about 8500rpm, so about the same as your 120 fs if you were running say a 15x8. What prop have you got on the 120 now?

14/10/2019 15:39:09

I have converted a p-47 that had an asp 120 on it, and used the following which gave an approx equivalent power

5055 430KV

6s 5000 mah Pack

16x10 prop. The 17x10 gives way more thrust than the ASP ever could, the 16x10 is more similar, 15x10 was not very much less power than the glow flight time obviously increased as the prop size goes down.

Nigel had it pretty much spot on

Thread: Repair of a Hanger 9 P-51 Mustang.
17/09/2019 20:50:15

I have the OS 120 SIII on mine with a 15x8 prop. Perfect, balances without any lead as well.

Thread: Bixler 2/3
04/09/2019 23:20:02

I have a BIx 3, but fitted with larger wheels fine for average fields, use mine for messing about with FPV which it does well. The rudder isn't very powerful, but then it is not a 'sports' plane, and if you feel the need for more response i'd say it probably isn't the correct model for the job anyway. I didn't hook up the flaps, didn't see the need.

04/09/2019 16:50:27

Lipos do not perform as well in the winter, lack the same punch when cold. However the Bixlers are not exactly current hungry so should not be an issue.

Thread: Repair of a Hanger 9 P-51 Mustang.
02/09/2019 23:05:52

Great model once sorted out, really do fly well. I have repaired 2 of these with exactly the same damage on the maiden, seems the blocks were glued in on both with what looks like hot glue. I would check the spars as much as you can, on both of them the shear webs had gone just outboard of the retract bay and the lower spar was cracked

Thread: Single servo ailerons
16/08/2019 19:43:59
Posted by PatMc on 16/08/2019 19:24:35:

When using flaperons, or any other mix involving dual tasking of the servos, the servo torque is reduced & slop increased.

excuse my ignorance, but can you please explain?

Thread: ASP 1.80 fs vs DLE 30 2s
09/08/2019 13:12:31

Having flown my Acrowot XL with the asp180 at the same time as a clubmates Acrowot XL powered by the DLE 30, John is spot on in every respect. The DLE slaughters the ASP for power, but is noisy and crude.

Thread: Servo Torque guide - Sport Flying (electric)
28/07/2019 22:23:55

I have an ARTF Acrowot, it recovers from a spin by just by releasing the controls pretty much instantly

Thread: Where to get Good RX switches from?
27/07/2019 21:36:53

Futaba genuine HD switches used to be my favourite, but alas now no longer made. I am now using the Hitec HD switch which seems to be doing the job well.

Thread: Ball joint tips?
18/07/2019 23:33:00

Heli ball link pliers is the only real way to get them off without damaging them. They should be dry, lube will just attract dirt and accelerate wear. If they are too tight and not free moving then sizing tools are available also.

Thread: Black Horse Pitts S2
10/07/2019 23:26:59

I have the Blackhorse Pitts, and the manual position is too far forward. I added weight to the tail gradually and ended up happy at 130mm. At 70mm landings were like a freight train and flares were impossible.

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