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Member postings for Gavin Livsey

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Thread: Ignition Kill Switch
09/04/2012 13:21:07


Must really be able to swith off via your radio. My petrol model uses the unit supplied by Just Engines plugged to a spare chanel and operated via one of the switches on my 7c. Easy.

Thread: Model Jodel-Where can I find one?
25/02/2011 20:56:22
DB Sport and Scale do a Jodel although I don't think it's exactly the same variant that you flew in.

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 25/02/2011 20:56:38

Thread: Which switch?
04/02/2011 12:29:32
Thanks, as usual what you say makes sense.
I was having similar thoughts regarding the amount of juice taken out of an RX pack the other week as, having just replaced some standard 700mah packs with ones of double the capacity during my winter maintenance programme, I noticed that even after a very busy flying session I was only putting less than 200mah back in.
Just as well because I have just returned from my LMS having requested a heavy duty switch to find that they've actually sold me a standard one, albeit a Futaba branded one. I'll stick with this.
Thanks again
04/02/2011 08:23:53
That's exactly the problem. I have been unable to find any info on the differences between a standard harness and a heavy duty one. The only blurb is that the heavy duty one is for high current applications such as when using digital servos or ,presumably several, high torque servos.
Safest option I think as Bert says is to go for a hd one.
03/02/2011 22:07:54
I'm looking for guidance on whether to fit a normal or heavy duty switch harness to my YT Mustang. I'm operating a total of 8 servos, seven standard and one high torque, so should I go for a heavy duty? I don't suppose current draw would be huge as ordinarily I'll only be using throttle (1 standard), elevator (1 high torque) and ailerons (2x standard) with a touch of rudder (1 standard) at any given time.
What do you reckon?
Thread: Unusual twin - anyone know what it is?
03/02/2011 16:46:49
Info taken from CAA G-INFO website search (always useful for identifying things):
Manufacturer:PHILLIPS PJC
Serial No.:PFA 207-12674
ICAO 24 bit aircraft address:Binary: 0100_00_000_011_11_0000101010
Hex: 403C2A
Octal: 20036052

Popular Name:-
Generic Name:ST2
Engines (Propellers):2: 2 x WALTER M332B ( PRINCE PROPELLERS 68 IN X 79 IN )

MTOW:1020kg Total Hours:
Year Built:2007
CofA / Permit:Permit to Fly Validity Expiry:04/08/2009

Owner Details

Ownership Status:Owned
Thread: Engine Noise
08/01/2011 14:29:59
Sounds like what happened to mine. Replacing bearings is easy enough. There's a two part film on you tube showing you how it's done.
Thread: Simulator Use
23/11/2010 12:19:47
Chris, thanks
It's Futaba.I'll try it later without the Crystal.
22/11/2010 20:38:24
Have just been playing with my simulator. Brought a model in to the room, switched it on and hey presto everything waggles when I move the appropriate stick.
So, Tx IS transmitting when connected to the sim.
Therefore, back to my original question. Is this going to damage my tx?
21/11/2010 20:20:56
Thanks. I have tried using an old Skysport 4 Tx, but it just doesn't feel the same as my regular trannie.
I think you are right about the Tx going in to slave mode when connected. It makes sense I suppose. I am aware of the problems with the buddy lead socket. I tend to leave the trannie connected to my PC unless I'm actually out flying (which this year seems to be once every other week).
21/11/2010 19:47:03
Hi Folks,
Just read in this months Mag that using your 35 Meg radio with the aerial down damages it.
Most of my flying is still on 35 and I use the same Tx for my sim. Should this be a problem?
What do you think?
Thread: Pick a Plane 2011
17/11/2010 12:56:19
Ok, how about:
1. Piaggio P-180 Avanti
2. A-10
3.   some sort of Microlight/ultralight
Let's have something different. Not all of us are warbird fanatics.
Thread: Is it worth the extra few quid for Irving over SC 2 stroke engines?
13/11/2010 16:58:08
Yes, the Mk.4 is made by OS....and it shows!
13/11/2010 13:30:16
Can't comment on Irvine 40 but I've replaced two worn out 46's this summer with the new Mk.4 Irvines and I have to say that they are fantastic. Lots of extra power compared to the Mk.3 and with the new carb throttling is great. As good as any OS I've owned.
Thread: RX battery
01/11/2010 21:20:53
Never given it any thought until now. Nearly finished my YT Mustang. Need to get an RX battery as I don't have a spare. I'll be running 8, possibly 9, servos. I'll obviously be needing a reasonably high capacity battery but is there any reason why I should go for 6v instead of the usual 4.8v. I know this will give better torque. If I do go for 6v do I need to go for a heavy duty switch? Radio is Futaba 2.4 gig.
What do you guys think?
Thread: Winter building project 2010/2011
13/09/2010 20:00:34
My priority is to finish my YT 120 size P-51D (see similar posting last year!). So, I've been strict and have puposefully not acquired anything else that might divert my attention.
Thread: How To Change Bearings on Irvine 53
12/09/2010 19:09:20
I had to change bearings on my old Irvine 46 a year or so ago. There's a good two part video on Youtube showing how to do it. Don't have a shortcut to it but seem to remember it wasn't too difficult to find.
Thread: Jen Engines
06/09/2010 19:42:35
I have two of the new OS made Irvine 46s. Pound for pound they've got to be the best motors on the market. Paid £58 or so from Just Engines. Power and throttle response absolutely superb from day one.
Thread: Irvine .46
25/08/2010 21:09:22
I use APC 12x6 on my Graduate, basically a low wing trainer, and find this the perfect size for general sport flying.
Thread: RCM&E 2010 Hobby Awards
27/07/2010 12:53:27
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