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Member postings for Richard Wills 2

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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.

Thread: What to use on a Cub
09/07/2019 21:42:22

If it was me i'd put the 35 in it. Not for the power, it's a cub it probably would fly just fine on the smaller engine, but as it would fly nicely puttering round on lower throttle less strained with the 35

Thread: The demise of. ASP/SC
05/07/2019 18:23:32
Posted by Doc Marten on 05/07/2019 17:35:28:
Posted by Richard Wills 2 on 05/07/2019 17:08:10:
Posted by Doc Marten on 05/07/2019 16:39:56:
Posted by kc on 05/07/2019 14:43:58:

If there is a market for cheap glow engines maybe we will see Russian engines again.........

Hmm...….the choice of MDS or electric? I guess that'll be the turning point for me. 😁

i'll take the MDS myself I think!

……...that's just bloody minded to the point of needing help......😁

Probably, if anyone can help me actually enjoy flying electric I would appreciate it. I just don't.

I actually like the MDS engines. Had a 38. 40, 68 heli and still have a 48 maybe not as refined as some, but all gave good service.

05/07/2019 17:08:10
Posted by Doc Marten on 05/07/2019 16:39:56:
Posted by kc on 05/07/2019 14:43:58:

If there is a market for cheap glow engines maybe we will see Russian engines again.........

Hmm...….the choice of MDS or electric? I guess that'll be the turning point for me. 😁

i'll take the MDS myself I think!

Thread: Glitches and crashes
21/05/2019 22:55:34
Posted by cymaz on 21/05/2019 21:17:56:

Do you have any telecommunications masts nearby??

At Davidstow we must not fly about 3pm in winter and 4pm BST.

Edited By cymaz on 21/05/2019 21:19:38

We have a mast about 1/2 mile from our field, dishes pointed directly at us. It has been blamed for many losses over the past few years when turning across that end of the field. Every one of these has happened to one and only one brand of radio which will remain nameless, all others have had zero problems.

Thread: New Drone/Aerodrome Regulations - Is your club at risk?
21/01/2019 22:42:49

Our club strip is going to be right in the extended box just outside the ATZ radius. It looks like we will be doing the same with ATC.

Thread: AcroWot XL Build
03/12/2018 01:29:38

Hobbyking Jayacinth Orange is a pretty good match.

Mine is about 2 years old now, still going strong, I love it. I have a Moki 210 glow on the front, and rear mounted elevator servo. With that heavy piece of Iron on the front still got loads of lead on the tail.

Only weak spot I have found it the ply undercarriage plate. it's not crazy weak, but doesn't like bad landings.

Thread: Servo for AcroWot XL
26/11/2018 03:25:14

Savox 0352's all round in my Brothers Wots Wot XL, absolutely fine, OS BGX for power.

Thread: Servo choice
13/11/2018 13:08:55

Clubmate has futaba s3001 all round on his, been faultless for the last 5+years. Can't see why it would need anything beefier.

My preference for a 6kg digi would be Savox 0352's.

Thread: Futaba Receivers - any alternatives ?
01/10/2018 22:08:05

FrSky Delta 8 is the one for FHSS compatibility.

Thread: Transmitter Stick Length and Tension
30/09/2018 11:23:16

I fly with a tray and pinch. I have found tension not to be too important so long as I feel a good positive centre. I do need a long stick length makes fine control much better, I have them as long as they go on my Horus.

Thread: DX6 compatibility
25/09/2018 01:14:15

forgot about the lower power, that will be why, ignore what I said.

Thread: Flitetest Kits
25/09/2018 01:11:55

The bog standard 5mm artist mount stuff off ebay, supposed to be a lot heavier than the US stuff, but models end up tough as old boots and still fly really well.

24/09/2018 20:14:50

Between my Brother, dad and myself we have built a lot of these, Spitfire, Mustang, Storch, Racer which I added mini retracts to and a few others. Didn't buy the kits, just cut them from the plans and used hobbyking park 450 motors and tg9e servos. Great designs, had a lot of fun with them and cost very little if done like this. Love the site and the whole ethos of it.

Thread: DX6 compatibility
24/09/2018 20:09:38

On the model number sticker on the back of the TX, the letters EU will be at the end of the model number if it is a post 2015 EU DSMX only model.

Thread: What lube for electric motor bearings
19/09/2018 00:03:10

Halfords do a decent own brand bike grease which works well.

18/09/2018 23:16:02

You can pop out a shield and check for lube, I do so on model offroad cars and replace the grease with a waterproof one, but that is a much harsher environment than an outrunner. I would not use oil, as it will fling out and you would need to re lube them often.

Unless you need the anti corrosive properties, I wouldn't use stainless bearings, they wear faster.

Thread: ebay postage help please
18/09/2018 23:03:53

Depends on the size, really a reputable company, obviously properly tracked. I normally use Parcelforce or UPS. Big problem with certain couriers is they feel it acceptable to leave parcels outside in the rain if no one is in,

Thread: Acro Wot Laser
17/09/2018 20:55:22

Chris, had one of these for 2 years now with an OS 55 AX up front. 1100 life pack next to the tank no lead required. Been thrashed to within an inch of it's life since day one, no mods all standard fittings used, it has been absolutely perfect one of my favorite models normally always in the van if I go out.

Thread: Saito Glow Plugs
16/09/2018 18:48:23

Used the Saito plugs to put a couple of tanks through my 82's, then swapped to OS F. Immediate and vast improvement, highly recommend the OS F.  12% nitro in mine run really well.

Edited By Richard Wills 2 on 16/09/2018 18:49:20

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