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Member postings for Tom Gaskin 1

Here is a list of all the postings Tom Gaskin 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: How far do you travel to the nearest decent model shop?
28/06/2020 20:32:23

I'm in the next village along from Sussex Model Centre, so two-and-a-bit miles.


Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric Prop Size
12/06/2020 12:55:50

The 9" prop will be for the 4cell setup. For 3cells, you will need an 11" prop, as per the recommendations on the Cambrian website.


Thread: Benefits of the lockdown
26/04/2020 21:56:57

No benefit for me - I'm still working...


Thread: battery postion ?
25/04/2020 08:20:09

It is generally accepted that battery to ESC should not exceed 20cms - the ESC to motor can be almost as long as you like!

You can extend the ESC to battery leads but you then get into fitting extra spike suppression capacitors to protect the ESC.


Thread: Anyone still using a balsa stripper?
18/04/2020 10:37:37

I fixed mine to a 30 x 100 x 1cm piece ply with small countersunk screws so it is well solid 😀


In fact, I've had it so long it would have been in proper imperial measurement!


Edited By Tom Gaskin 1 on 18/04/2020 10:39:35

18/04/2020 09:19:58

I've had a SLEC one since they first came out. I've mounted mine on a board so that all is rigid & square. Best thing since sliced bread!


Thread: Kyosho T-33 Shooting star
04/04/2020 14:57:44

I have a 4300 KV motor in the original fan unit. On 3S it goes really well, performance is up with similar sized Dynam & Eflite edf models.


Thread: Focke Wolf Ta 154 Laser
31/03/2020 20:28:22

Outerzone have a nice sized plan for one of these


Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
30/03/2020 21:25:39

Sussex Model Centre is still doing the business


Thread: Winter is here....who's been flying?
15/03/2020 09:18:58

Got out with some friends and the old SAS Fusion yesterday. Blue sky, bright sun but blimmin' windy!

It was good to combat!


Thread: Radio Queen ailerons
02/12/2019 21:53:47

If you want a vintage model with ailerons, search for 'Jackdaw' on this site. Designed for ailerons from the start, a plan is available on Outer Zone.


Thread: Favourite Non Scale Sport Bipe?
09/02/2019 08:21:00

Another vote for the Aeromaster. Mine was the 'too' version - equal span, 52" swept wings. Had it long, long ago, built from an original Lou Andrews kit!


Thread: Anyone else been up diddly up up on New Years Day?
02/01/2019 06:40:27


Both New Years Eve and New Years Day at the Sussex RFC site. Cold & breezy, but at least it stayed dry and I didn't break anything 😀


Thread: SMC Splot
30/12/2018 08:58:32

Thanks John,

PM sent.


29/12/2018 19:35:20

Many, many years ago, I built a Splot from the Sussex Model Centre kit. A cool 36" span fun-fly that was in at the beginning of the dedicated funfly model genre.

Would anyone have a PDF of the plan for one of these please? IIRC there was enough info on the plan to build from.

I've had a look on Outerzone, but to no avail!


Thread: Plug Problem?
27/11/2018 06:43:05

The electric lightbulb analogy is spot-on. Replace it and enjoy your flying.

Thread: Pack flat field stand
17/11/2018 10:47:04

I've been using the SLEC foldable flight mate over this season.

I can thoroughly recommend it as a saver of knees!


Thread: fav model of all time
29/06/2018 09:03:32

Got to be a WOT 4! I haven't been without one since the first kits came out - kit, artf or foam, ic or electric, they all do what you want to do.

I may not take one every time I go to the field, but they are always prepped and ready to go.


Thread: Lipos ?
28/06/2018 15:58:26

I agree with MattyB, although I use 60% as the constant. I also use this rating for my esc's as well. If they're not working too hard, they'll last that much longer 😀


Thread: I/C to Electric power comparison?
28/06/2018 15:49:17

Absolutely Matty! Knowledge is always a good thing.

However, in the context of the OP, my explanation has not led me far wrong.


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