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: Dynam hurricane|
All the Dynam models I have had, come with some sort of problem or other. Some I have sent back,some I had replacement parts for etc. Once sorted mine have all flown really well. Its the quality control that lets them down. Can you send it back / have a good whinge?. I always used 5min epoxy to hold them together. Good luck
|Thread: Most power i can get from a 6" prop|
Have you tried punching the figures into e.calc?
There are virtually limitless options, I have used it countless times.
Excellent bit of kit!.
|Thread: Where in the final circuit to lower flaps?|
Another good tip is to activate "servo slow" on your TX.
Deploying 40 degrees of flap in one go, can cause all sorts of problems.
With servo slow, it gives you more time to sort out your throttle / elevator contol.
Have to say, I have seen a LOT of models come to grief by slowing up to much on finals, triggering a fatal tip stall.
Practice at height first..............and good luck!.
|Thread: F18 Super Hornet|
Just had to share what a great day I have had flying my new Freewing F18 Super Hornet. Really looks the part, and not as bad as it looks to fly!. Now really sold on my conversion to electric. Brilliant day!
|Thread: Web hosts|
Our club have been using a BMFA hosted website, and it works a treat.
|Thread: Where are the Watts?|
Many thanks, thats exactly what I have been doing so far.
Very clear explanation as well.
The stumbling block is "parameters stated on the motor data", which was where this thread started.
One great tool I use is "e.calc", brilliant programme where you can play around with all sorts of combinations, hours of fun.
I am getting there with converting ic to electric, and find it very rewarding.
Trouble is, after 50 yrs of ic flying it takes a lot of "getting your head round".
It looks like I have been a bit to obsessed with Watts, and not Amps!
Thanks to everybody!
Thanks Richard thats exactly how I have been doing it. Has worked a treat!. Latest motor is rated at 42A and am running on a 4 cell lipo, so its 625w which is more than enough for the old skool low winger that weighs just 5 pounds.
Sorry, but most of the comments make no sense to me, apart from the one above.
I thought that as well, For example: stated 45A x 14.8v (4s Lipo) =666W.
Some motors have a maximum WATTS in the spec.
Must be an easy way!
I have converted a few ic to electric, but have come up with a newbies problem. When trying to decide on a suitable motor, I usuall opt for the "Watts per pound" option. Some motors include the watts in the spec, but other do not. For example a motor may have a max of 45amps, and 3-5 cells, but no max watts. Am I missing something here?. Thanks. Simon.
|Thread: ATS Kite?|
A club mate has just had a "Barn Find" ATS Kite given to him.
Does anybody know exactly where the cg should be?.
Flies ok at third of the chord, but would be good to know where ATS suggests.
|Thread: VE Day Tribute|
|Thread: Will going FPV help me?|
Oddly enough this is my lockdown project.
I aquired a Ripmax Nova trainer from a club mate, which was due to be scrapped.
I am in the process of modifying it to take a 5.8 FPV camera / 300 Mah Lipo and TX.
At my end, I will be using a set of Eachine goggles with flight record facility etc.
Should be fun (eventually).
|Thread: More thinners|
I got 10 litres for £18 delivered next day via e.bay. On a special.
|Thread: Spare model in need of a home?|
Try Facebook Marketplace.
I have just purchase four 60" airframes for £10 each.
Lots of redundant ic stuff on the market at present.
|Thread: Which classifieds do you use?|
Oddly enough, the only site I have been scammed on was the BMFA!
Scammers are VERY convincing, and prey on "niche" hobbies.
If it sounds to good a deal.............it probably is.
|Thread: If you like engines.........|
One day I might get a Royal Enfield Bullet.............looks vintage, but with a modern motor.
Probably never will, but just love the look of the range!
|Thread: Which classifieds do you use?|
I have bought / sold over 640 items on:
Best bet is to try all of them.
All good on the day!
|Thread: Grass Cutting|
No, site out of bounds for the foreseeable future. Farmer and all members advised.
|Thread: Flat Car Battery from non-use of car|
We use a small £10 solar panel proped up inside the windscreen and connected to the battery. Keeps the battery topped up pefectly.
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