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Thread: Acrowot landing gear
15/06/2020 10:29:30
Posted by Glenn Philbrick on 18/07/2017 16:34:18:

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I have posted these pics again just in case you cannot find them. I have found this very usable as I still not broken the undercart out at all on this model and it gets flown most weeks, I have however used a lot a plastic bolts, sometimes they snap even after a gentle landing but only take a few minutes to replace as the ply plate pulls the heads off and leaves a bit of bolt to get the pliers on, easier that heating up a screwdriver which will ruin the screwdriver as well. As you can see I also have the carbon undercart from carbon copies it doesn't bend but does make the landing a bit bouncy.

Does anybody know whether the plate is glued to the bottom in this solution or is it just free floating and it is this that helps snap the bolts - the reason why I ask is that I am using M6 black number plate bolts and they appear to be stretching rather than snapping and causing damage to my plane - hence keen to incorporate the plate idea

Thread: Spektrum SAFE or Low rates
12/02/2020 15:08:08
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 10/02/2020 08:46:45:

I tried to teach using a model with one of the auto stabiliser setups and it was impossible. The model just didnt react as it should and you could hold the controls in any stupid place and the model just ignored you, which taught nothing. It was also hopeless on a windy day as you couldnt turn at all as the gusts tipped the model too far locking it into stabiliser mode and disregarding all input from the tx.

Low rates with a buddy box gets my vote every time.

Totally agree when I was learning had this happen to me - the model drifted out of my life - never used SAFE since and will never again !

Thread: Need AA cells - best source for non-fake Eneloops?
25/01/2020 22:07:39

Here you go - some items out of stock but postage only £3

https://www.overlander.co.uk/nimh-batteries.html

See the second page 

C

Edited By conrad taggart on 25/01/2020 22:09:04

Edited By conrad taggart on 25/01/2020 22:09:57

Thread: SOLDERING TIPS
08/01/2020 09:43:54

Plenty here including the tip of leaving the mating connector attached to keep pins straight ad make it easier to handle and quicker to cool down so the surrounding plastic on the connnector you are soldering is not melted https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=soldering+an+xt60

Thread: Hobbyking
30/12/2019 11:09:37

Some interesting comments here - re loose management style and down sizing at least in relation to the UK

**LINK**

Thread: Hello
02/12/2019 11:29:08

Seems fairly forgiving for a low wing plane thanks to stabliser but I would still be tempted to go for Bixler for a beginner plane or perhaps your second one (high wing therefore very stable / not expensive - parts cheap / prop at the rear so very little breakages upon landing/ no landing gear so belly landing without worrying about breakages, good size so easy to see and orientate).

**LINK**

Re your mustang make sure you check the direction for your servos **LINK** . See the attached video at circa 7 mins.

Happy flying

Thread: Taranis to Spektrum Trainer.
25/11/2019 16:56:13

Video here showing you how here - might need slight amendments You only need a 3.5 jack (stero) cable Taggarc

 

Edited By conrad taggart on 25/11/2019 17:00:35

Edited By conrad taggart on 25/11/2019 17:01:22

Thread: Plane storage ?
20/11/2019 23:48:13
Posted by Nigel R on 20/11/2019 17:16:34:

"These are earthed metal biscuit tins with an 11 watt energysaving bulb inside to give a bit of heat."

I like this idea. My lipos are in a cabinet (inside tins), I could use a box like this inside the base of the cabinet.

That bit of heat could actually reduce your battery life ! Have a look at his presentation - page 18 or 19 on the attached link - it's a good authoritative read on all things LIPO translated from German **LINK**

Thread: Irvine 53 issues
09/11/2019 17:54:35

Double post - deleted 

Edited By conrad taggart on 09/11/2019 18:16:21

09/11/2019 17:52:05

Thanks Frank. I wonder if my needle is an old / problematic design as Jon's needle has 2 o-rings and this is what the last poster , Tom Doyle, some 10 years ago was getting at before I resurrected this thread see below. I guess they would have had to send out needles and o-rings even if the needle part was the same as they both lost their's in flight ...

"Just come across this thread so my contribution is probably too late. I and two clubmates have all had similar problems with Irvine 53s i.e. undersize/loose fitting 'O' rings on idle mixture screw. I was the luckiest in that I noticed the idle screw on my 53 had almost unscrewed itself during pre-flight checks. My two clubmates weren't so lucky, their mixture scews dropped out in flight! All three engines suffered this problem after about half a dozen flights. Interestingly, Ripmax sent out new mixture screws immediately and without quibbling - we got the feeling we wern't the first to experience this particular problem and that Irvine may have had a quality issue.

Tom D"

09/11/2019 16:48:49

Sorry here is the o-ring over-haul kit i was referring to above (second link) **LINK**

09/11/2019 15:56:09

Jon that's a very kind offer. Just managed to retrieve my plane from storage the needle look like which is slightly different to the one shown in your pic **LINK** (better picture than the one I just managed to take).

In the meantime, I managed to get my hands on an overhaul kit identical to this **LINK**.

Can anybody please tell me which if any (given that the needle is a different design) of the small o rings I should fit and does it simply fit into the brass bit of the carb where the needle came came out of  (if it does there was no o-ring present when I removed the needle) ?

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Thanks 

 

 

 

 

Edited By conrad taggart on 09/11/2019 15:59:50

Edited By conrad taggart on 09/11/2019 16:39:02

07/11/2019 08:16:37
Posted by Tom Doyle on 25/01/2009 23:02:42:

Just come across this thread so my contribution is probably too late. I and two clubmates have all had similar problems with Irvine 53s i.e. undersize/loose fitting 'O' rings on idle mixture screw. I was the luckiest in that I noticed the idle screw on my 53 had almost unscrewed itself during pre-flight checks. My two clubmates weren't so lucky, their mixture scews dropped out in flight! All three engines suffered this problem after about half a dozen flights. Interestingly, Ripmax sent out new mixture screws immediately and without quibbling - we got the feeling we wern't the first to experience this particular problem and that Irvine may have had a quality issue.

Tom D

Roll on 10 years and I seem to have the same problem as above. First problem occurred in flight. Didn't have a new secondary screw to replace the one that fell out so put in a new carb. When going to tune it up I was struggling (it my first glow engine model) I thought the secondary screw moved too easy. Lo and behold asked a more experienced member within my club and he noticed it right away and commented on it. Which brought me here and to this thread.

Obviously Ripmax aren't going to send out new secondary screws as Irvine is long gone and Ripmax don't appear to have any stock. Does anyone know how the new secondary screw differed to the faulty one or, even better, know a fix to the problem ? Plus has anybody got a parts diagram for an 1850 Jet Stream carb which they could please share ?

Thanks C

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
02/11/2019 23:22:54

Know you will all be out rushing to get these **LINK**

Thread: Where do you keep yours?
18/10/2019 23:17:23

Have a look at the videos to see what the bigger batteries could do to a bat safe box. A bat safe box is only rated for 2 5000 mah 6s batteries - go over this, not hard, at your pearl - see from 3.13 mins 

Edited By conrad taggart on 18/10/2019 23:20:24

18/10/2019 18:12:13

I currently keep mine in 4 Bat Safe boxes **LINK** within Lipo sacks.

and for charging using the set-up shown in the picture. The only difference being i have a parallel fused charged board within the Bat- Safe boxes to keep leads to a minimum and so i can charge a number of batteries at the same time. The charger also has a temperature gauge sensor, which fits in the box and cuts the charger off should the temperature inside exceed 50 degrees (can be set to what ever you want on the charger).

However, given the number of batteries I have and how dangerous they can be - **LINK** - I am considering buying some ammo 50 cal ammo boxes, removing the seals and storing them outside in a steel type dustbin/ container where no harm can come to anything. This seems to be doable if the attached is valid **LINK**

I will simply bring them in to charge, let them warm up a bit beforehand then place them in the Bat-Safe boxes and charge as before.

Taggarc

Ps I know they provoked the batteries to ignite in the videos and left them fully charged, but the video does show very well how destructive they can potentially be

 

Edited By conrad taggart on 18/10/2019 18:14:09

Thread: Filling a Hole?
15/10/2019 20:31:18

B&Q sell it - the clear one is the best - most versatile in terms of matching / not showing. They also do a brownish one

Thread: Best budget lipo?
08/10/2019 22:51:22
Posted by Dad_flyer on 06/10/2019 16:20:02:

+1 for zippy from HKing. Very low internal resistance, even on 25C rating. Just need to get in when the right size are in UK stock. Also the web site gives £prices, but the bill comes in USD and your bank may charge, and may have a different exchange rate. Still one of the least expensive options.

Brilliant batteries but by the way it is best to buy your stuff from the European warehouse - believe it or not postage is cheaper / free over £39 (?) and they have a better range of products than the UK . The Zop batteries even when new have 3 times the internal resistance of other brands ...

Thread: Crashed my Spitfire now i will repair it
24/09/2019 23:06:42

Looking forward to seeing the repairs and learning from it - the more detail the better. Thanks Conrad

Thread: Looking to buy a sim...cheaply.
24/09/2019 19:20:57

Neil - check your inbox ...

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