By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Mike Stevens

Here is a list of all the postings Mike Stevens has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
10/11/2019 10:01:26

I took the test without reading too much and passed and registered. I have yet to take my A test but have practiced the questions a fair bit. I have also done some full sized flying so have read quite a lot of that about rules and regs. Agree mixing metric with imperial did make me think.

Edited By Mike Stevens on 10/11/2019 10:03:54

Thread: Reviving an old TwinStar
18/02/2019 07:49:23
Posted by Stephen Belshaw on 17/02/2019 21:44:50:

Thanks Frank, that's very helpful - pop a ply former in and mount the individual ESC's immediately behind, then form a "Y" lead for connection to the battery I presume?

As I've nothing to lose I think I'll do what Paul did and hammer the motors with a 3S until they give up, then switch to the brushless set-up.

Unless you burn one motor out in flight and then have to fly asymmetric to get back to terra firma laugh

18/02/2019 07:46:04

I converted mine to brushless and much better performance - can recommend it.

Thread: Model Transport
18/01/2019 07:53:21

Slightly off topic and possibly not an option now in these H&S conscious days but can remember carrying home on the bus from school where we used to fly, largish C/L stunt models, fuel and all the bits and bobs...

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
22/12/2018 16:49:11

If caught and convicted then surely the thing to do would be for Gatwick/airlines/authorities to launch civil action and claim all the lost revenue they have suffered plus any costs to the public purse?

Thread: RC Paints
18/12/2018 14:57:23

Yes - the ones that match Oracover - ok - several light cover sprays then. Many thanks All.

18/12/2018 10:47:41

Does any know what the base is of RC Paints please - acrylic or polyurathane as I wish to spray on a clear top coat and had previous attempts react with the paint finish? TIA

Thread: Graupner Pep
21/11/2018 07:45:52

Mine weighs 15oz all up and producing 95 watts on 2S lipo - not flown yet though. Will post a picture later.

10/11/2018 09:02:59

I have just built one following the article - not quite finished yet and the radio install looks quite challenging...what do you need to know, oh and for those who need it, instructions can be found in English (and other languages) via Graupner web site. No flying vids on You Tube though frown

Edited By Mike Stevens on 10/11/2018 09:03:59

Thread: Anyone got an answer for my Answer?
21/01/2018 14:44:55

I run small diesels - well, Oliver 2.5cc in combat models but once the engine has started i always work from behind the prop arch. I saw a mate at school many years back nearly lose the top of his knuckle with a PAW 1.5cc engine - made me think.........

Agree with the point about electric motors though . i think we are lulled into a false sense of security with the relatively low voltages they use but the ability to draw many amps...........

Edited By Mike Stevens on 21/01/2018 14:53:25

Edited By Mike Stevens on 21/01/2018 14:56:04

21/01/2018 09:02:25

That video did make me smile given the article in this month;s magazine by Brian Wynch about operating model engines/motors.

Thread: Where did that go.....?
20/01/2018 07:58:51

I was watching this too with interest.

Thread: Flying towards youself
16/01/2018 07:10:08
Posted by John Bisset on 15/01/2018 21:53:45:

I'd suggest that whenever you use aileron to 'prop up the wing', use a little rudder in the same direction. Always left aileron with left rudder, right aileron with right rudder , since the aircraft doesn't care which way it is facing.

The only times to use rudder independently of aileron are when sideslipping, doing certain aerobatics or when taxying.

Not sure about that as if, coming towards you the left wing drops then you would want opposite rudder to correct. I think Denis has it right. The other point to mention is that if the aircraft is slow on approach then using ailerons could cause it to tip stall. I would be more inclined just to use rudder only to pick up a dropped wing tip so if left wing is down coming towards you, left rudder to pick up what is actually the right wing tip unless i have mis understood the post which I may have laugh

Thread: Mike Oldfield
13/01/2018 07:37:01

Quad are still in business but owned by the Chinese now I believe. Borrowed a pair of ELS 57's long time back and really loved those but not for your normal sized living room I worked for Pink Triangle when the business was set up by an old school mate. I have rebuilt my 303/33 combo - and have a few spare pre/power amps in various stages of repair. I have also built my own LS3/5a's using a Falcon acoustics kits and spare KEF drivers from ebay.

07/01/2018 17:17:44

Double post


Edited By Mike Stevens on 07/01/2018 17:19:09

07/01/2018 17:17:20

I use all old seventies hi fi gear.....Quad, Spendor, Rogers and Pink Triangle...service all my own gear and yes, turning speaker units 180 degrees can revive a sagging cone.

I have many versions of TB including the triple album.😀

Edited By Mike Stevens on 07/01/2018 17:20:36

Thread: P.A.W. 1.49 plain bearing - can't adjust compression
18/12/2017 19:07:14

PAW needles have a split down the threaded part so squeeze this gently together with pliers. Close the needle fully and open two to two and a half turns, back off compression, Prime and start flicking, if no joy, increase compression until you get a fire, don't need to choke every flick but every few and make sure fuel is being drawn up. When it fires and keeps running carefully increase compression until firing smoothly and then adjust needle for max revs....don't go too lean.....

Edited By Mike Stevens on 18/12/2017 19:08:12

Thread: What do I need for flying IC glow
15/12/2017 07:19:39

Did anyone say a black bag?surprise

Thread: P.A.W. 1.49 plain bearing - can't adjust compression
13/12/2017 18:29:31

Diesel fuel and the exhaust fumes from an Oliver Tiger are just heaven!

Thread: APC tiny bite
13/12/2017 06:06:04

Nicks and cuts quite normal with diesels laugh

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Sussex Model Centre
electricwingman 2017
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
Q: The effects of Coronavirus

 Yes - for the first time
 Yes - but Ive bashed balsa before
 No - Ive existing projects on the bench
 No - Im strictly an ARTF person

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E!