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Member postings for Julian Beckett

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Thread: Hangar now available at the BMFA Power Nats 2015
25/05/2015 22:30:37

Mmmm. No hangar...definitely thinking twice about going at all ! The atmosphere in the evening is what the Nats is all about...

Thread: BMFA Area Chief Examiner standards
04/12/2014 21:58:39

Until I read a reasoned explanation as to why these two seasoned ACE's have not been re-elected, I'll continue to assume that it's simply the old boys network up to mischief. The whole episode stinks. Shameful behaviour.

Thread: Dereck Woodward
18/06/2014 23:48:34

I'm numb. I just happened upon this thread. It was quite a shock to find out Dereck had shuffled off this mortal coil some time ago. His column in RCMW was the first time any of my models appeared in print. Such a dry sense of humour, he will be sadly missed.

Now then, what's really bizarre is that approximately two hours before finding out about his untimely passing, I'd dug out the Amelia plan specifically - looking for something to scratch the build itch with. Spooky....

It's going to be a race to get it finished in time for the North Cotswold bash in August.

See you there!


Thread: What do you want to see in Snap, Crackle and Roll?
17/11/2011 22:31:29
I'd like to see some more about state of the art indoor - particularly as the indoor comp at Bradford is just around the corner.
Thread: December 2011 Issue
17/11/2011 22:27:11
December is a blinding read chaps, nicely done.
Thread: RCRCM Typhoon Build
16/11/2011 22:10:25
Hows she going, any probs. Just ordered one, so interested to hear any issues...

Edited By Julian Beckett on 16/11/2011 22:12:03

Thread: Ripmax WOT4 Mk2 ARTF chat
29/09/2009 17:12:24
Flew one this weekend. Very nice. A little underpowered with a .46, but a good .53 or FS should fit the bill admirably!
Flies just like the old one, but a little lighter with the built up wing.
Definitely got to have one of these to replace my 12 year old original....
Thread: The 2009 Photo comp
04/06/2009 20:34:08
The boy flies good...
Thread: Dingo review - The bits missing
25/03/2009 19:42:52
sorry the info you needed wasn't there. Propeller size can be a very personal thing, especially with electric models where the performance can be tuned to whatever end, by varying prop and/or cells. A 3D guru would want a different type of performance than a pattern aerobatic flier.
The propeller used in the review was an APC 11x7e, whilst average current draw ranged between 30-35 amps, with the Hacker Ray 3S1P LiPo supplied.
Hope that helps
Julian Beckett

Edited By Julian Beckett on 25/03/2009 19:43:34

Thread: The October Grand Prize Draw
27/10/2008 17:25:00

Cracking model, we have one as a club trainer - I wish it was mine!!!!


Thread: The May Grand Prize Draw
19/05/2008 18:50:00


 Need it!!!!

Thread: A Jart is born
08/02/2008 23:11:00

Just get if finished already...


Thread: ESC troubles
10/01/2008 21:48:00

I've not experienced magnets coming adrift in any Axi stuff - I bet it was operator error as much as anything else way back when brushless was really new, and we were all experimenting.

That said, they've had plenty of time to get it right!

10/01/2008 18:16:00

Mmm, Axi motors fall to bits? What a plonker. What did he do? - run a 2208/34 on a 40 amp controller hooked up to a 6s pack with a 16x8 prop?!!!!!!!!

I'm running a range of Axi's from 2204/54 and above. Some are getting on for 4-5 years old now, and look & run like new.

Unlike some of the other cheap garbage that's cluttering up my workshop...

I reckon anyone buying Axi, Hacker, Jeti, or latterly MVVS, won't go far wrong. 

Thread: Futaba 2.4 Ghz modules
12/12/2007 19:39:00

When will we see some 2.4Ghz without the ugly module.

Come on futaba, how about the new 12FG in a fully native mode - the pics on Futaba's website are very misleading - it's still got the module and aerial poking out the back, but is photographed very carefully so it looks otherwise... 

Thread: Kyosho Trainer Wing
21/11/2007 15:40:00


no, this is an all wood model, although I bet the wing is the same. I'll get some measurements...



Thread: Trainers
13/11/2007 22:22:00

LOL, thats funny.

A mate of mine always does his models one colour - so the missus can't keep track... 

Thread: Park Flyers
12/11/2007 22:47:00


How about sub1500 grams, and less than 400 watts of power? Seems to be a common denominator these days.

I would recommend joining the BMFA if you haven't already. The insurance is a good bargaining chip for new sites - especially as it indemnifies the landowner.



Thread: Aileron Differential and Flap problems with JR gear
12/11/2007 22:28:00
Just checked out the spec of the radio - reckon you'll have to do some clever mixing with the free mixers to get around this...
12/11/2007 22:25:00

A similar problem as removing aileron differential under crow braking with a slippery F3f glider.

It may be that you're at the limits of what the tranny can do. You're probably looking at FF9/JR PCM9/MX22 and above to deal with these sorts of issues.

Go fishing for some glider boys - bet Mr Ellison could help...


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