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: World Models Spitfire 60|
On the Unitracts website is a very good explanation of how to work out the relevant angles that the retract unit and oleo have to be set at to get the wheels in the correct place, both extended and retracted.
There is an even more technical description on calculating these angles in Gordon Whitehead's book, Scale Models.
|Thread: Phoenix 2000, are metal geared servos advisable?|
I have had my P2K for some years now, and it is still on the original plastic-geared servos.
It was a PnP, so all was fitted, out of the box. I added two more servos for the flap function, and then used the Radian Pro setup on the Horizon Hobby website to setup crow braking, full-span camber & reflex, and normal flaps.
All this from the installed ESC and a 1300 3S lipo!
As David says, it thermals rather well; the camber/reflex option slows you down in the lift, and speeds you up to exit the sink. The Crow brakes are like pulling the handbrake on
|Thread: Hard to see?|
I prefer a little asymmetry to the decorations. No matter what the colours, you get visual clues.
|Thread: Chilli Breeze electric|
No, what isn't visible in the shots is that there is no bottom to the cowling, so the motor can easily go in at a slight angle with a wriggle. I use cap-head bolts with a long-series Allen key to fix.
I mounted my motor on the existing firewall, using the cruciform mounting that come with the motor.
Mine is from the original 1994 RCM&E freebie
Hmmm, I suppose something in the region of a 2200 4cell may fit, Stuart. Unless others know different?
The electric setup is very similar in weight to the IC fitment. With the Lipo under the hatch that you see in my picture, the CG came out very slightly nose heavy - about 25gms (one ounce in real money) under the tailplane sufficed.
And, the batteries are dead easy to swap out
Mine was built from the free plan (with built-up wings), with tweaks to suit its' electrification.
A couple of pictures of mine - I built it specifically for electric, so incorporated the large battery hatch to make things easy.
Hi, I still have my electric Chilli Breeze, powered by an AXI 2820/10 on a 3 cell 4000 mAH lipo.
Power is sufficient
I'll dig out photos a bit later.
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