Here is a list of all the postings Shaun Walsh has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Hobbyking Skipper|
Went flying at the weekend and after all the rain we had recently the field was very wet and soft, first flight with the Riot and on landing the wheels just dug into the soft ground and it flipped over, so out came the Hummer for hand launching and no-roll landings. A couple of other members had brought along a Skipper XL and a small home brew amphibious model and had no problems. So I have ordered a Skipper but noted that the spinner was a stuck on foam thing, can anyone tell me the spinner diameter so that I can order a proper one?
|Thread: Best budget lipo?|
I have a couple of these in 3Ah 3s format. The c rating is 15 but I have had no problems pulling 37 amps from them at WOT. No performance difference from the 2200 3s 45C graphenes I have.
Has anyone seen the Black Mirror episode "Metalhead"?
|Thread: A newbie trying to save some money|
All good advice, although I learned in the 1970s on mode 1then had a 40 year break and found that my local clubs now flew mainly mode 2. It was interesting unlearning and relearning how to fly. On a couple of occasions I found myself wondering why the model was heading groundwards when I was applying full up elevator 🤔
I will second that, buy nothing until you have visited a local club and asked lots of questions of several people. If you are lucky they may have a club trainer you can try a few flight on before you commit any hard cash.
|Thread: Hobbyking Voltigeur|
One of my club mates had a similar problem with two of his models. After much head scratching he worked out that the Deans connectors on both ESCs were not providing a secure connection. After replacing the connections everything worked OK. He said that he should have realised there was a problem as sometimes when he connected the battery and closed the hatch he would get 2 sets of Esc tones as the connector broke and remade contact.
|Thread: Balsacraft Limbo Dancer IC|
SLEC sell the kit, it might be worth asking for their advice.
|Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**|
As Ken refers to the "Archive" I think he may be talking about an electronic subscription.
|Thread: New tail wheel required|
Which black horse model?
|Thread: Design & Build Sport Twin|
The noise you can hear are beats caused when the two engines are running at almost the same speed but not quite, the smaller the difference in speed the lower the beat frequency until it disappears when the engines are at exactly the same speed.
|Thread: Indoor model anybody?|
They require a slightly different skill set but not too difficult. When I was learning I bent a few minor parts by flying into things but they are fairly robust. You can pick up used blade helicopters on ebay or buy a new blade 70 for £75. I find that collective pitch helicopters require a bit more skill to fly well.
The club I fly with uses a small church hall in the winter. We fly mainly small quads and helicopters. The only fixed wing models that can cope with the limited space are Horizon's Vapor and similar ultra light models. I think bangood can supply a selection of kits that may be suitable.
|Thread: Design & Build Dornier Do 24|
What Graupner glider are you restoring?
|Thread: Greetings for a noob|
If you intend to fly it after you have built it find a local club, there is bound to be someone who will give you one to one tuition on building and covering.
|Thread: Petrol Newbie|
No expert on petrol engines in model aircraft but it might be useful to know what type of radio equipment (2.4 GHz or 35 MHz) and the make/type of the ignition system, is it CDI etc?
|Thread: A short tutorial in electric motor timing required!|
Have a look at this rather long post it may have some useful info.
Does the Esc have an auto setting?
Which motor is it exactly?
|Thread: What WOT 4 (ARTF electric)?|
I can recommend the Riot, have been flying one for about a year now and it has had a few heavy landings and visited two trees with only minor damage, it's pretty robust. The only niggle I have is that the battery box is pretty small, I had to cut away the bottom to fit a 3S 2200 in and the plastic clips either side of the hatch break easily, I reinforced them with thin piano wire epoxied behind them to act as torque rods.
Recently re-motored with a 4-Max 3541-1070 giving it about 400 watts it will climb vertically .
|Thread: Hands free mobile calls|
My wife once asked me why I didn't talk to her when we were in the car, I replied that I was concentrating on driving. Thank god she believed me 😂
There was a recent case were someone was found not guilty of using a handheld mobile phone because they were neither texting nor making a phone call.
You can use a handheld mobile phone if you are parked with the engine off and handbrake on.
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