Here is a list of all the postings Braddock, VC has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Blackhorse Hurricane 46|
Still haven't got the hang of idle down and throttle cut on the futaba 14sg, had to abort after setting it up, as I thought, last night.
I'll have a read of my kindle book and see if I can get on top of it.
Apart from that, the systems test went ok, engine started and ran a tank of fuel through, didn't really want to but I had no way of stopping the little devil .
Thanks, Chris. Just charging up a new set of LiFes and then it's all systems da di da di da. Probably I'll bottle out.
Taking mine up to maiden it tomorrow, 5 months between completion of build and first wind beneath its wings.
|Thread: RCM&E May 2019 issue chat|
My planes generally don't get that old
Edited By Braddock, VC on 11/04/2019 12:36:03
With my scythe and black cloak, what caused their passing?
Edited By Braddock, VC on 11/04/2019 10:57:27
Dwain, in some offices it's a prerequisite to be able to read upside-down.....
There's an article by tim hooper re the skystreak 26, he can't attribute the design. perhaps the attached photo will help.
My plan was obtained from www.model-plans.co.uk, sized up so so it's now a skystreak 48 powered by an OS 40 Surpass and with a pair of electric retracts installed in the wing. A second wing is to be made incorporating air brakes as per chris foss's wot4 as it's hard to slow the plane down. I used the flat top of the wing as per the article but in honesty it needs just a smidgen more. Also an extra bay at the aft end of the fuselage is a good idea, to extend the moment arm as otherwise it'll get twitchy, it's probably why the original c of g is where it's at, to stabilise it a bit.
It's also probably why mine has been rekitted.
BTW model-plans.co.uk is the baby of Derick Scott Plans Service and mine, including blowing up to 1.2X was £12. It's advertised in SAM35 Speaks.
|Thread: Engine for largish cw Cub|
Hi Paul, I think it is.
I think yours would be far too powerful for me, I'm getting too old to fly hotrods.
I have an 80ish wingspan clipped wing Cub that weighs 7 lb ish. Currently powered by an old laser 100 that gives it about a 5 yard take off run.
The box says it suits a 90 -120 4 stroke, model dates back to the early 90s at least.
I'd like to fit a laser 80 that has very few hours on it will this be adequate do you think?
|Thread: Banded on undercarriage|
Fit torsion bar u/c, I did on the thread "Undercarriage Upgrade" on this site on a BH Blade and have never looked back, at least a couple of dozen landings including two into very long grass and the u/c is still there.
If you prepare your work and have all the parts to hand it shouldn't take much longer than fitting dowels or alloy plate u/c and will be much more fit for purpose.
|Thread: Vintage airframe coverings.|
Heat shrink film is fine, it was developed in the usa before ww2 so meets any vintage requirement by many years.
It's your model and should you choose to use film and one of the vintage police criticises you, advise them to remove themselves in short, jerky movements.
Keep in mind that brushless motors and lipo batteries don't have the same history.
If you can get it, fibafilm is a fantastic material to cover with as is coverite's (unfortunately discontinued)micafilm. Both really strong and very light compared to the tex coverings.
Impex HT 1780 adhesive is better than balsaloc as a heat activated glue for fixing the covering.
Just my 2ps worth.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
It has quite a long moment arm, perhaps that's why. It does seem to have inertia in turns with respect to the reaction to rudder input, which I initially put down to the fairly small size of rudder then, because I cheat and put an aileron/rudder mix on, found that the total throw was automatically shared between the rudder and aileron sticks. Hence if I want to get a faster response both rudder and aileron sticks are shoved over.
I've flown it about 10 times now, on a day like today with virtually no wind, a 1/4 of a tank lasts about 15 minutes (it's an 8 ounce tank btw) on the other occasions when I've flown it's been quite windy and 15 minutes can take about 2/3 of a tank because of increased throttle to keep her moving into the wind.
It's a design from 1939 called the "thermal Magnet" I fitted an OS 40 FS , one of the originals, that I bought in the early 80s in the last century. I fitted an orange faast (futaba) rx which has a 3 axis gyro. It's fitted with a 12x4 wooden prop and drinks 15% liquid gold, very slowly.
It's really peculiar when the gyro is on, really squirrels when one tries to intercede but it's fun and very satisfying to fly slowly.
A buzzard spent some time with it in a small thermal and that was an unusual event in itself.
I spent quite some time with it in the air and now I have to order some more wing bands before the ones I have let go.
Edited By Braddock, VC on 28/03/2019 17:06:07
|Thread: Undercarriage Upgrade.|
Half a dozen more landings plus several touch and goes, got to be a vast improvement.
Flew the plane today, success, several landings and only bent a bit . Time to cover it now.
|Thread: OS 120 strip down problem|
Have you removed the almost invisible wire circlip that retains the gudgeon pin?
|Thread: Gone,but not forgotten kit mfg|
In view of the resurgence of the Scots in the Calcutta Cup, I dedicate this old ad.
|Thread: Six Nations 2019|
Not at HQ they don't.
|Thread: If you only had one engine to use, which one would it be.|
I like the old jupiter, I've got a part kit of it in my loft, missing the fittings regrettably but I'll get them some day.
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