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Thread: segull turbo raven electric conversion
18/06/2014 16:49:45

Hi folks

Anyone out there done the electric conversion on the Turbo Raven. The intructions are not much help. No mention is made of the position of the motor mount. Are the holes in the firewall and the electric mount suposed to line up or is the electric mount meant to be central on the firewall. I dont want to built it and find out that spinner is off center.

Also the instructions say to epoxy the mount onto the fire wall with supporting triangle strips. Is this strong enough. Thanks and sorry for the lack question marks for some reason that key is not playing and sorry for the typo in the title Seagull not segullblush


Edited By JC on 18/06/2014 16:51:51

Thread: a couple of school boy errors
22/02/2014 18:31:05

Easy mistake to make. I nearly lost a couple fingers once because even though I had put the model in the restraint I had not checked that the tail was up against it. It leapt forward on starting and I just got my hand out of the way in time. I hope you can repair the model.


Thread: Giant Shark not responding
28/12/2013 10:20:49

Thanks John, Martin.

I will have a look at the spam filtering thing as I have tried using my tablet and PC. I have used GS since the name change but a good point.


27/12/2013 18:10:36

Thanks guys

I will have a look at the settings on my PC and tablet. I have not changed anything on my PC since I last ordered from GS but who knows with computers. If not I will just ring them up

Thank again JC

27/12/2013 15:41:32

Hi folks

I have been away from the hobby this year for various reasons. When I tried to place an order with my favourite online retailer about two weeks ago (GS) I could not log on. Not a problem, I requested a password reset but no email was sent to me. After a couple of tries I used the contact form on their site but have still not received a reply. Is anyone else having a problem or are the guys at GS just taking a long holiday. I have always enjoyed great service from GS.


Thread: Seasons Greetings
24/12/2013 10:45:06

Merry Christmas to you all.

Thread: sc 46
16/08/2013 10:35:45

Change the plug. The ones supplied are not normally very good. I had an SC70 FS that I could not get to run for love or money. After several weeks of fiddling with both needles checking and rechecking the fuel lines someone at the patch said 'have you tried a new plug?'. It then started first time and is now my most reliable engine by far.

Thread: Hanger 9 P47
16/08/2013 09:28:47

You will need some tail dragger experience first but in the air mine flies like a trainer. Take off and landing are not so easy. Not an ideal first tail dragger. A Black Horse Travel Air would make a nice model to continue learning on.

The H9 P47 is a lovely model to fly. It has real presence in the air.

Thread: Oil in Exhaust
15/08/2013 18:39:41


The tube from the silencer to the tank pressurises the tank helping to ensure that the fuel flows into the engine at all attitudes. The system has been in use for many years. As previously mentioned the oil used to lubricate the engine comes from the fuel so feeding some of it back from the exhaust can only be a good thing.

That said there is no such thing as a stupid question only stupid answers. We only learn by asking questions. I should know.

Keep the questions coming. JC

Thread: Too Windy To Fly
13/05/2013 15:03:07

I know how you feel Greg.

I never used to fly if there was anything above a slight breeze. The fact is that a bit of wind or even a strong breeze is a definite advantage. Particularly when landing as your air speed can be kept up while your ground speed (landing speed) is slowed down. The wind is your friend, as long as you take off and land into it you will be surprised how much wind a model can take.

I used to fear it but not anymore. Particularly as my landing skills are still truly terrible.

Don't give up.


Thread: Orange Receivers
01/05/2013 10:43:26


I use Orange rx on Futaba FASST and Spektrum radios. Never had a problem. The savings made when compared to original rx are enormous. I would just mention that I also use FRSky Futaba FASSTcompatible rx from GS and these also have never let me down.


Thread: elevon mix
14/04/2013 11:04:37

Thanks folks

I had tried reversing the servos but reversing only the elevator did the trick. Seems a bit strange but everything now moves as it should. Thanks for the replieslaugh


13/04/2013 18:22:28

I have swapped the connections around the TX is a new DX6I and I'm using an Orange DSM2 rx.


13/04/2013 15:18:16

Hi folks

I,m new to Spektrum and I,m having trouble with my flying wing set up. I have turned on the elevon function and conected the servos to the aileron and elevator channels on the rx but the aileron stick movement moves the servos in elevator mode and the elevaor stick movement moves the servos in aileron mode. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong.

Cheers JC

Thread: Negative differential
24/03/2013 11:07:01

Thanks Simon.

No there is no diagram just instructions to set the throws to plus 8 and minus 11. Minus 11 seems a bit much to me. The Fun Jet is quick and I think it will only need very small movements of the control surfaces or it would be all but unflyable.


24/03/2013 08:46:30

Hi folks just a quick one. The instructions for the MPX Fun Jet Ultra call for negative differential, I just want to be sure that this means more down than up as I have not come across this before.



Edited By JC on 24/03/2013 08:47:21

Thread: What else do you do?
01/02/2013 11:37:36

Amature astronomy is my other drain on the wallet. Currently have a nice 80mm refractor and a 10" newtonian on a Dobson mount. Have not been out with the scopes much over the last few months due to the lack of clear skies. Unfortunatley if its raining both of my hobbies are out the window, I really need to find something to do in bad weather.sad

Thread: Fun Jet Ultra
10/12/2012 20:04:23

Thanks YakMad


10/12/2012 08:57:05

Hi folks

I have just got a MPX Fun Jet Ultra and was wondering what motor to use. Can anyone recommend a motor esc ect to use on this model? The instructions will only recommend a MPX set up and these are generally too expensive.



Thread: Lipo battery instead of NiMH
06/12/2012 12:38:54

Hobby King do a direct replacement LIPO for transmitters. I use them in mine and they work a treat and last for ages. I too was fed up with nimh btys lasting ten minutes at the field. The Turnigy TX btys remain charged for weeks dependent on use and are very cheap. obviously you need to remove them for charging. At about 14$ each get a couple. Still cheaper than one Graupner TX nimh.  Just keep an eye on the voltage. Having said that the TX will stop working long before the LIPO is dangerously low. As for keeping a LIPO fully charged for too long just use the  cycling funtion on your charger occasionally to keep the bty in good nick.



Edited By JC on 06/12/2012 12:41:54

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