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Member postings for Gavin Livsey

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Thread: Ajay Autogyro
31/01/2015 12:15:49

Haven't managed to maiden mine yet due to the weather. According to the AJ website the kit is discontinued? Seems odd after only six months or so.

Thread: AJAY Autogyro Build
02/11/2014 16:42:39

Nearly done now. The instructions don't mention anything about removing the triangular piece of the trailing edge of the blades at the root. Is this necessary as I see others have done it?

20/10/2014 18:39:57

Thanks to John at AJ. Got home tonight to find a PDF copy of the instructions in my in box.yes

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 20/10/2014 18:40:17

19/10/2014 21:20:57

Made a start on mine today. Good job I looked inside the box, a bit sneaky taping some items to the box sidessurprise

Quality is very good, those blades are so much better than I could do myself.

Two small gripes, I don't have a PC so instructions on a disk are no good, unless someone could send me a PDF?, and no Velcro which is supposed to be supplied. No worries, I have loads.

What motor have others used?

Thread: HobbyKing Avro Lancaster V2
09/10/2014 21:59:07
Posted by Paul Marsh on 09/10/2014 21:56:11:

Noticed that there is no working rudder. Really needs rudder, so would need fettling to get them going, especially with the twin tail. Why does it say a 6ch rx is needed when:

Aileron 1 (Unless you don't use the Y lead and mix ail/aux1 ch6
Thottle 2
Elevator 3
Bomb bay 6
Retracts 5
Rudder would be 4th channel

Bomb Bay doors no longer servo operated on v2.

Thread: Revolver Pusher type Autogyro trainer
07/10/2014 08:20:42

Nice one, Rich. Looking forward to it.

06/10/2014 22:00:50
Posted by Terry Whiting 1 on 10/03/2014 19:55:43:

Editor will / can someone PLEASE put us out of our misery with this plan as I and many more guys have waited anxiously these past 10 months......crying

Any news? Have just cut my teeth on an Auto G and itching to move on to a trike.

Thread: Another strange aircraft
09/09/2014 12:16:39
Posted by Peter Miller on 09/09/2014 09:54:25:

I think that has nailed it.

It did not show up on the Flight Radar but maybe I am doing something wrong. I alsi had a look on G-INFO but may nat have fed in the right name if the Jet Prop conversions have a different number.

Good to know I've still got it!

Flight Radar and similar trackers won't pick up everything. Mostly only commercial airliners, and strangely gliders, will appear. The private community, especially bizjets and bizprops, seem to protect their anonimity.

Although the picture isn't great, if it was UK or european registered, the reg would be visible under the wing. Suspect it was US registered but UK /European based. US registered aircraft almost without exception never carry the reg underneath.

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 09/09/2014 12:17:28

08/09/2014 21:29:56

Piper Malibu ?

Thread: Problem with Auto G2
07/09/2014 08:46:05
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 06/09/2014 22:28:07:

Have you tried plugging the autostart ESC into the throttle channel to see if it works there, if it does it means that it's not arming when it's plugged into the other channel (does it need reversing?), if it doesn't work in the throttle channel, and the main ESC does, there then there is a compatibility issue with the autostart ESC and receiver.

Frank. That's about the only thing I haven't tried. I'm taking it to the patch today and will try it.

06/09/2014 19:52:45

Yes, I know. Everything is plugged in where it should be.

06/09/2014 17:51:13

Hoping someone else has had the same problem. I can't get the auto start system to work. I'm running an FrSky 6ch rx on a Futaba T7, my usual set up. When everything is connected up as it should be the auto start won't work. The auto start esc is plugged into Ch5. If I remove the plug from the rx and connect the lead to a servo tester the auto start works. If I connect a spare servo to Ch5 and flick the nominated switch on the tx it works. I have upped the end point on both sides of Ch5 in case the esc isn't getting a clear enough signal and still it doesn't work. So something is going wrong between the rx and the esc.

Any ideas?

Thread: What's flying over your house
21/08/2014 20:31:16
Posted by Dane Crosby on 21/08/2014 20:24:21:

Just saw a Beech Starship fly over my house. Quite a rare sight. It was making an approach to St Mawgan sorry, Newquay International sad

Are you sure? Pretty certain all Starships were bought back by the manufacturer after they decided to stop supporting spares and they were all scrapped. Might have been a P 180?

Thread: Trooping the Colour Fly Past
14/06/2014 10:42:29
Posted by kc on 14/06/2014 10:32:14:

Thanks Gavin====we will land our models and watch them fly by!

Schedule seems to be 12.00 not 1pm.......does the RAF keep to GMT?

Yes, as it says on the first page of the notice all times are UTC, or Zulu, or GMT, whatever you want to call it!

14/06/2014 10:18:11

Notam below. Details of formations on page 12.


Edited By Gavin Livsey on 14/06/2014 10:19:58

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 14/06/2014 10:21:18

Thread: 1:1 scale Sea Vixen
04/06/2014 06:34:54
Posted by Wiltshire Flyer on 04/06/2014 03:21:51:

There was one called "miss demeanour" would fly at the Bournemouth air festival, could it be the same one?

Or am I hugely mistaken?

Miss demeanour is a Hunter and certainly not in a Navy scheme!

Thread: My first Depron model...BAE Hawk
17/03/2014 07:50:54

Tony, also watching. What plan is it? Looks like one from

I'm a recent convert to the light side and have found my first parkjet to be as fun as my big toys costing hundreds times more.

Thread: Flight Radar24
16/03/2014 12:19:47

FB3, the track is the direction of travel, or rather the compass bearing.

Thread: Crimpers (yet again)
04/01/2014 17:19:25

Got a pair of crimpers, plugs and wire as a deal from this week. Work well once I'd mastered the technique.

Thread: December 25th New Models?
25/12/2013 19:23:40

Some vouchers for Gliders will see me making some purchases at the weekend.

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 25/12/2013 19:24:10

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