Here is a list of all the postings Tony Richardson has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Peculiar petrol engine idle|
Cymaz do you have a switch -opto coupled - that you can turn on/off from your transmitter, if so is it in conjunction with a manual switch? you may want to check all the wiring and connections, I have a clubmate who had similar issues and traced it to a failing opto switch, the switch was fine on startup bur after running for a while tended to heat up a little and made for erratic running. I"m clutching at straws here and am inclined to think it is a fuel feed problem but you have checked all that and it appears to be fine. When you find the answer - as you certainly will - please let us know what it was and the solution I hate unsolved mysteries..
Do you have a spare CDI unit you can try?
Cymaz, are you sure its not the throttle servo, I had a mini digital - spektrum 5030 - on an NGH38 and the vibration caused it to keep trying to find neutral and it would "hunt" eventually stalling the engine, just a thought.
|Thread: Suitable caption?|
Damn that limbo pole is low.
|Thread: Engine for largish cw Cub|
I'm always amazed at how large a diameter prop a Laser engine will swing for its size, never owned one still waiting for the 180 Gasser.
|Thread: Is this yet another scam|
Same crap over here, I usually ask them to hold a moment then pick the phone up now and again informing them I wont be a moment, 16 minutes is the longest so far before it goes silent or they get really bolshie and they tell me I am wasting their time, my response is now you know what it feels like and hang up, sometimes if i'm not in the mood for games i'll put the phone down as soon as i know its a scam now with call display I don't bother picking it up.
Have fun all of you.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Will there be a plan Pete?
|Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes|
I have to ask is the X8R RX sold in europe programmed differently to here in Canada and North America.
I have been running an X8R for the past 2/3 seasons in a Curtiss P6E with a gas engine and have not had an issue, just wondering if there is a programming difference?
|Thread: Thunder Tiger Manual|
As much as I respect Jon I have to disagree because those of us with hearing problems cannot hear the fine changes in an engine after an adjustment, winco steve I have one of these engines and although on the heavy side for its size it will pull well I use a 13x8 on mine and it is fine,just make sure - as with all engines you get the high end right first, then spend as much time as necessary to get the low end correct, iy took me a whole afternoon, as the low end needle on this engine is very sensitive, be patient and it will reward you with long service.
Edited By Tony Richardson on 17/04/2019 21:03:14
|Thread: Which petrol engine|
I have had both DLE and RCGF good power for their size and reliable, no matter which engine you purchase chances are very high an after market muffler will be required to bring the decibels down, never owned an evolution but others in our club have and said they tend to be a little under powered for their size, I have an NGH 39 four stroke on a scale Curtis P6E not a speed king but lots of grunt with a 20x8 prop.
|Thread: RCV Engines|
Old thread I know but I need some advice, I have an RCV 58cd which is one of the quietest and most reliable little glow motors I have, turning a 12x6 2 blade prop it pulls my Sig Rascal around the sky superbly. Now here is my dilemma, I had the opportunity to purchase an RCV 60sp brand new in the box for next to nothing, now this engine has never been run so needs breaking in, I am unsure as to the cooling needs of these engines and have heard they can be picky and overheat quickly now if this engine was mounted out in the open - like most trainers - with just cowl cheeks would the cooling be sufficient or is special cowling and ducting required if so I will save it and put it in a scale model where this would be a necessity for sure.
|Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?|
Yes we have one, but at the same time it is expected every club member be part of the process and we should look out for each other, not leave it just for the SO.
So as a previous post stated we have both with the SO reporting at our meetings if anything is not as it should be, our flying sites over here as elsewhere in the world are highly valued and to lose one is something none of us wish to see happen.
Edited By Tony Richardson on 22/03/2019 03:39:36
|Thread: 1/3 scale Bristol Scout|
Dave I believe the video is of the original built by Brian Perkins not Ian's, Ian is using Brian's plan.
I hope nothing has happened to Ian as its quite a while since his last post?
|Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)|
Only just heard of Dave's passing, belated condolences to his family, I shall miss his comments on this forum. Living the other side of the globe I never met Dave in person but feel like I have lost a friend.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
That's an interesting looking little model Peter, is it a free plan? i've lost touch after I moved and no longer get the magazine.
|Thread: Another scam? Sinister this time|
Oooooh John you are a man after my own heart, my wife gets a little agitated sometimes when I get going with these twerps but I just cant help myself keep it up mate..
|Thread: Airsail Auster AOP9 1/4 Scale|
I to have one of the smaller Airsail AOP9 kits and now retired plan to build it, engine choice is difficult, I would love to fit the RCV 60SP I am not sure there is room, I have as alternates a RCV 58CD or an OS52 4 stroke all good engines and all capable of flying this model in a scale manner, thoughts suggestions anyone.
Edited By Tony Richardson on 23/12/2018 20:31:39
|Thread: Model shops|
Ok a big thank you to all of you for the help and advice, I did get the opportunity to visit the Balsa Cabin in Maldon, picked up some items that are unavailable to me at home, checked their balsa it appears to be excellent - that which I saw - so will give some serious thought to getting my lumber from them in the future
Paid a visit to the old ww1 Aerodrome at Stow Marie’s today, very interesting, there is even a fallen airman with the same last name as myself, that will require some investigation to determine if he was a relative?
Also dropped by the model airfield that is close by, there were a couple of guys flying but nothing scale, we were running short of time and I had to leave without introducing myself, would really have enjoyed swapping a few stories with fellow modellers, maybe next time.
Off to Colchester tomorrow to have a browse around there then over to Oxford before heading home on the 10th, again thanks all and I hope you have a good winter flying season.
Ok lads, no squabbling 😋😋 yes Pete you are right I will be in the Maldon area next week - I was born and raised in the Dengie hundred - visiting friends and relatives I’ve not seen in a long time.
The Balsa cabin has been mentioned before and is definitely on my agenda as I will be staying in Goldhangar for a while. I really just wanted to have a look at what is available here as opposed to home.
Also I’m on the lookout for a small kit or plan that could be flown in a small gym but is a little more aerobatic and challenging than the Vapor 😋😋 although taking off and landing on on a six foot table is more challenging than it appears, Pete any plans or suggestions?
Now I’m going to sign off and prepare myself for the motorways as I find it quite challenging after 43 years of driving on the “wrong” side of the road.
Thank you all for your help and suggestions especially the info on the VAT rebate possibility I will certainly check that out as £1 costs me approximately $1.70
I will keep you all posted on what/if I buy anything.
Edited By Tony Richardson on 21/09/2018 14:27:07
Thank you David, it seems LMS’s are closing here the same as at home even though building is on an up swing.
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