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Member postings for Tony Richardson

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Thread: Good news thread.
13/06/2019 00:48:17

29c Here at last after a snowy winter..

Thread: If I fit floats to my Senior Telemaster will I need a more powerful engine?
09/06/2019 22:26:09

Your TT91fs will be more than enough power for the Telemaster on floats David, you should read the Chuck Cunningham article it is all good stuff, I would remind you once you have everything set up and you are good to go when you make that first takeoff once in the air you will most likely need a bit of pitch up trim due to the floats being low and causing drag, possibly pitching the nose down, I always like to have a buddy standing with me at such times to give me trim if needed, just for peace of mind.

Have fun flying from water is another aspect of this hobby that makes it so interesting..

Thread: Electric Motor 'clunk' When Opening Throttle
04/06/2019 17:52:59

Richard, have you tried changing the timing? this can have an effect that you describe, sometimes the ESC may not be compatible with the motor even from the same manufacturers - had this with a Rimfire motor and Electrofly ESC both made by Great Planes - just a thought, you may want to try a different ESC and see if it changes.

Chris the problem I had with the Rimfire was exactly as you describe, a squeal when the throttle was opened rapidly or if the motor had been freewheeling - as in a down line after a stall turn or spin - Great planes actually recognized the problem with the 45amp ESC and re designed it.


Edited By Tony Richardson on 04/06/2019 18:00:09

Thread: Prostate Cancer
30/05/2019 06:45:43

I'v been on Tamsulosin for years, my understanding is it relaxes the bladder muscles and helps with urination,

Dutasteride is another drug for treating enlarged prostate and helps to keep it from absorbing free testosterone and growing larger, Tamsulosin also goes by the generic name of "Flomax" I believe. Keep up with the PSA tests and the "wiggly finger" as not all enlarged prostates are cancerous.

Thread: Peculiar petrol engine idle
21/05/2019 19:13:14

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..

19/05/2019 21:47:18

Do you have a spare CDI unit you can try?

19/05/2019 21:20:16

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?
17/05/2019 19:48:40

Damn that limbo pole is low.

Thread: Engine for largish cw Cub
17/05/2019 19:42:25

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
17/05/2019 04:33:23

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.
12/05/2019 20:10:02

Will there be a plan Pete?

Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes
04/05/2019 22:57:39

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
17/04/2019 21:01:42

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
08/04/2019 06:13:24

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
22/03/2019 04:08:07

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.

Thoughts guys.

Thanks Tony....

Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?
22/03/2019 03:28:04

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
17/03/2019 19:20:13

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)
06/03/2019 22:17:35

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.
24/02/2019 18:58:24

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
05/02/2019 21:59:10

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..

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