Here is a list of all the postings SIMON CRAGG has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Help required!|
Due to the xxxx weather we are thinking of starting a "one design" league for indoor rubber powered models. Does anybody know of a decent model that would fit the bill?. Usual stuff, not mad money, easy to put together and flies ok in a hall?. Might be a tall order, but you never know!.
|Thread: CAA ID number discussion|
Just got back from a good flying session, where the topic barly got a mention.
All paid £9.00
Stuck stickers on.
Flying and having fun.
|Thread: Is this weather ever going to get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
WE are lucky in that we have a fitted out mobile home as a club hut.
Fully furnished, clean and warm sitting room etc.
Club shop for all those must have bits.
Even when the weather is dire (as it has been for weeks), about 6-10 members meet at 10am every Sunday, for a catch up, bring a model, tea and buns etc.
These get togethers are brilliant.
Although we are not actually flying, we are doing the next best thing............talking about flying!.
Must stop on the way to the site for Battenburg today!
|Thread: SC 70 fs|
Having had countless ASP's over the years:
1. Are both the bearings 100% free, if they are pitted or dragging this can cause all sorts of running problems. If in doubt change both of them. About a tenner at your local bearing outlet.
2. Sometimes the timing dot is slightly out, meaning the camshaft could be fitted one tooth out. Worth moving it a tooth either way.
3. Carefully grind seats of valves and check for leakage, with thin oil or similar.
4.Worse case, you have got a duffer. ASP's seemed to fall into three groups: Brilliant, work ok, and are never really reliable no matter what is done to them.
Good luck........I know how frustrating it can be!.
|Thread: Self explanatory|
|Thread: Help required!|
Sounds good so far!
Having just got interested in "drones", I have been offered a MJX RC X101, for £45.00. Comes with batteries etc. As the market is flooded with multi rotors at present, can anybody tell me please if these are good / bad / awflu please?
I have over 40 years ic flying experience, but have got to move with the times.
|Thread: CAA ID number discussion|
With the imminent issue of individual CAA registration numbers, how is your club overseeing the procedure and implementation, (if at all)?.
Is it left to the individual pilot to make sure all his / her models have the number displayed?.
Are the Committee checking each model?
Are there any club penalties for non compliance?
Just asking for a friend.
|Thread: Anybody heard of this model?|
Thanks for the info chaps. Looks like the one we have just purchased (£10.00), is a scaled up version with a slightly different wing tip. Everything else is more or less the same. A club mate and I are in the process of converting it to electric. The model was on the way to the dump. We were drawn to it, as it is VERY unusual!.
Has anybody heard of a model called a "TailWing" please?.
From what I have read, it was an RCME plan over 20 years ago.
High wing 70" with a VERY wide fuz.
Weight about Lb11.00
Not had much luck so far!
|Thread: FoamBoard Model anybody?.|
This looks interesting, great vdeo!.
Does it come as a plan or a kit?.
Our club are planning on a "one design" model for low level club fun events.
Foamboard seems to be the way to go at present.
Model must be straightforward to build etc. etc.
All models would have exactly the same motor, esc, battery & prop.
Can anybody shed any light on this subject please?.
Either a kit or plan would be fine.
We did the same with the Phoenix 2000 glider (all the same), and that event has gone from strength to strength.
Any ideas welcome..........................!
|Thread: Article on building a LiPo warmer box|
I purchased a small 12v warming pad from E.bay a couple of years ago for £4.99. Brilliant bit of kit, and makes a HUGE difference up the field at this time year!
|Thread: Web Cam?|
We are in the process of obtaining a stand alone web cam for use at our remote flying site.
Apart from security, members will be able to log in via an app on their smart phone, to see what the conditions are like, and if anybody else is at the patch. Especially useful for our learners to see if an instructo is about to help etc. Has anybody else got one of these on site? Is there anything to be aware of?. I have contacted the BMFA to establsh if there are any privacy issues etc. Cost about £300 total.
|Thread: What do you use as a building board|
Correx sheet (the stuff FOR SALE boards are made of).
Hardwearing, will take pins, screws etc. easily.
Bonus use.................when you have finished with it, make a model out of it!.
|Thread: On a lighter note|
My Lada 1500 Riva estate wasn't that brilliant either.
|Thread: Bit Bewildered|
Another useful tip is to start with the weight of the model.
There are a plethora of formulas out there, but for sport use I have found that you need 150w for every pound in weight, So a lb5 model would need a 750w motor.
Another way of working out a direct replacement for example an ASP .53 is by working out how many hp the engine produces:
ASP .53 = 1.46kw
1.46kw = 1.75hp
1.00 hp = 746w
So ASP replacement needs to be 1305w
There are many variables to all this, but I have converted several models using the above criterea and they have flown a treat.
|Thread: Dynam Hurricane|
How about some sort of launching dolly?
Either that or a bungee might do the job, seen them both work a treat in the past.
Always land with the gear up, I always land my foamies gear up to save the u/c.
Good luck, and hope this helps!
|Thread: Hobbyking site development.|
From what I hjave seen recently, all of the Hobbyking stock would fit in my wheelbarrow!
Not suprising with the upheavel in the far East, on going trade issues, and now the Corona problems.
I'd be very suprised to see any improvement for at least six months.
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