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Member postings for Chris Dickens

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Thread: Pick a Plane 2011
29/11/2010 14:11:33
1 - Fairey Barracuda
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2 Fairy Firefly Mk1 (much nicer looking than the MkV)
3 Vultee Vengance

Edited By Chris Dickens on 29/11/2010 14:13:16

Thread: Windscreen slope soaring!!
22/09/2010 13:15:33
Posted by Brian Cooper on 21/09/2010 21:52:56:
Posted by Martin Harris on 21/09/2010 20:04:04:
Aha, you remembered! I think JG was involved as well...?

Edited By Martin Harris on 21/09/2010 20:05:50

 Yeah, I think he joined in the fun with his Land Rover "thingy".  The only problem was he didn't have a sunroof so we had to sit on the spare wheel which was mounted on the bonnet, and it tended to upset the airflow somewhat for windscreen soaring.
Strewth, we did some daft things.

 "we did" - what's changed!!!

Thread: David Boddington
13/04/2010 19:13:56
If anybody would like to make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Care in Davids memory please sent to:-
A Abbott & Sons
Independant Funeral Directors
Bedford Road
NN10 0LZ
13/04/2010 16:18:47
If anybody wishes to send sympathy cards or even purchase an engine the address is:-
The Avenue
13/04/2010 12:06:40
The funeral announcment requested family flowers only but please feel free to send sympathy cards, I'm sure they wil be much appreciated.
13/04/2010 08:58:51
David's Funeral will be at Kettering Crematorium (Albert Nunn Chapel) on Friday 23rd April at 1.30.
From the number of people that have said they are going I am sure it will be standing room only.
11/04/2010 19:44:27
I knew David for 40+ years, first as a tyro RC flyer, then building models for him for both Wings and Flambards, doing kit reviews in his days as magazine editor and in recent years test flying and photo shoots with him.
David was a founder member of both the Wellingborough OG's MFA and the Nene Valley Aeromedellers, as was myself. I'm sure that all members of both clubs will join me in expressing our condolencies to Jill and the family.
Thread: The 2010 Photographic Competition
23/03/2010 13:32:52
Just a few to be going on with




Thread: Are we an ageing hobby?
10/03/2010 08:42:15
1) 57
2) IC Scale, Electric Scale, Electric Aerobatics
3) 14 - had a Cox plastic control liner for christmas and never looked back.
Thread: David Boddington
26/01/2010 09:54:15

I've only just caught up with this thread as I have been dealing with a close family bereavement. I did know David was very ill and my sympathies go out to all his family and close friends.

I learned to fly with David in the early 70s, have known him ever since and have built many of his designs. A nicer and more helpful bloke you will never meet.

What more can I say except that I hope the next piece of news is good.

Thread: Binding 2.4GHz gear
11/01/2010 14:12:26
The bind plug just shorts out the two outer pins on the battery input on the receiver, this puts it into 'bind' mode.
it will all be explained in the instructions when you get the model.
Thread: The Mode Survey - what do you fly?
06/01/2010 13:59:23
Posted by mal brewer on 06/01/2010 13:02:41:

 Just a slight diversion here, what is mode 4, or mode 3, if there is one? And did anybody ever fly with the 'cuddle-box' type transmitter,I think Idris Francs's 'Flight-Link' radio was of this type...................Mal.

 Mode 3 & 4 are left handed (mirror image) mode 1 & 2

06/01/2010 13:55:37
1. Mode 1
2 Northamptonshire
3 northamptonshire
4 Self taught (early 70's) but all members of the club at that time flew mode 1and trimmed models out for beginners.
Thread: Contra rotating props
21/10/2009 13:50:19
I've recently built the Eflite Dueces wild and that has the blade nearest the fuselage going down.
So as Simon says 'you pays your money and takes your choice!'
I think that the best way will be different for each airframe layout so experiment to see which is best, it's easy to change the rotation of a leccy motor.
Thread: Boeing PT-17 Stearman qtr scale by Flair
02/10/2009 11:14:30
I've got a Flair Stearman that is half built and as supplied by Flair there are two ABS mouldings for the front fuselage fairing and the dummy engine crankcase along with eight plastic cylinders. The real one has nine cylinders but one will be replaced by the model engine. Carbon Copy do GRP mouldings for the fairing and engine but you would still need to source the cylinders.
Thread: How much do you spend?
02/10/2009 10:57:08
All this set me thinking and I did a quick total up of what I have bought this year so far, I wish I hadn't now. Not includind odds & ends and travelling costs it came to just over £3500 so the real total must be nearly £4000!
This does include my new transmitter (DSX12) that I bought in January but the total still suprised me - Lucky I'm single and can afford it!
Thread: Kyosho Pitts
01/10/2009 13:59:21
I've got the electric version - WASP 0.40 equvalent motor turning 12x6 prop using 4S 3000mah li-po, flies a treat , I had to repair the U/C plate when it pulled off but I had landed off the runway and ran into 12" deep tyre ruts!
I thought that the cowl loation and fixing was very poor.
Thread: RC Heli Jam & AHA Competition
06/05/2009 13:53:34
On Saturday 16th May the Aerobatic Helicopter Association (AHA) will be holding an 'RC Heli Jam' hosted by Wellingborough Ogee’s Model Flying Club.  Here the public are invited to come along & take advantage of a number of services available during the day - heli clinic, sessions on the buddylead, sportsmans coaching, an informal judging seminar & a fun competition (bottle knock, slalom etc).  There will be a small charge for each of these & profits from the days events will go to the Team Fund.
This will be followed on Sunday 17th May by a round of the AHA F3C/Sportsmans competition.

If you have never flown a helicopter before (or even if you have) come along on the Saturday and have a go or com on the Sunday to see how really to do it!

Our clubhouse with bar/refreshments/toilets will be open all day Home
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Thread: Tricycle or Tail dragger....???
30/04/2009 14:20:27
Just a thought is your wing banded on? if so you probably don't have enough and when the model picks uo a bit of excess airspeed in the downward part of the loop the leading edge of the wing lifts giving lots of extra lift!
As for the wheel layout, yes a nose wheel model will not nose over but that leg can take one h**l of a pounding if you land too hard. I prefer the tailwheel layout, it will nose over on rough ground but if it is very rough you wouldn't be using retracts and so you could bend the legs forward so that it wouldn't be so prone to nose over.
Thread: glow fuel
25/03/2009 13:51:18
I have run ASP, Saito & OS fourstrokes on Pro-synth 10% (don't posses any two strokes now) with absolutly no problems. Virtually changed over to electrics and Petrol now but the two gallons I have left will be used up on my one remaining glow model.
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