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Member postings for Tony Richardson

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Thread: hobbyking - big changes
18/03/2017 19:23:13

Don't know anything about the Hong Kong site Erfolg other than the shipping cost was a lot more than the US site for batteries I ordered recently, the cost of which was only slightly lower. After some issues at the end of last year I felt frustrated enough to throw in the towel so to speak but after pricing batteries locally I decided to give it another try, placed an order with the US wharehouse Tuesday morning at 10-15 order arrived at my door Thursday morning at 9-30 via Fedex fastest ever US to Canada order I have ever had, shipping cost was $21 us, from Hong Kong was $27us the saving on product would have been $1-50 us and a long wait so well pleased at the outcome they have redeemed themselves somewhat until the next time, have to see how next order goes maybe they have it all sorted at last.

Thread: NGH 38cc Petrol Four Stroke - now at JE
13/03/2017 21:56:08

Piers this summer will be my fourth with this engine in this model, it has had about four gallons ( imperial ) through it at the moment, I bought this from a club mate who bought it new from a source here in Canada and he had bench run it only enough to break it in. I have tried several different size props of different brands and have settled on the master airscrew as the most appropriate for this model, l do not have a muffler fitted just the pipe it came with and 84db seems to be the norm at 10 feet and even less at the field boundary where local council bases its recommended sound levels.

Edited By Tony Richardson on 13/03/2017 21:59:36

13/03/2017 15:17:07

Bob, Ian, they do get better the more they are run had mine in a Great Planes Curtiss p6e for a while now turning a 20x6 Windsor prop it's a little flexible but it pulls the model around very nicely, it's not an engine I would recommend for the 3D guys but for sport or scale models I think it is perfect, so much so I am thinking of putting it's smaller partner the 30 in a Duncan Hutson Se5a, it's not built yet so that may change but I think it would be a very good match.

Thread: Aircraft Incidents/Near Misses
09/03/2017 02:18:37

That Typhoon looked an awful lot like the Hunter crash at Shoreham..

Thread: Laser engines how do they compare
25/02/2017 03:31:50

Hi John not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question or not, so here goes I have managed to snag an old Duncan Hutson SE 5a kit almost 1/4 scale with a 73 inch wingspan it is not started yet as I am debating what engine to fit and I would like to keep it in cowl as much as possible, recommended engine is an OS 120 pumped and it fits under the cowl with about 7mm to spare, petrol was my first choice but the only one that will fit is the Saito fg21 I would really like to swing a larger prop then this engine is capable of say 18x8 or 20x6, with the low oil content that the laser now uses I may stick with glow, will the 155 or 180 be an alternative to the Os....


Ps to any who may suggest it, I would prefer a four stroke over a two stroke....

Edited By Tony Richardson on 25/02/2017 03:34:53

Thread: Water plane Floats
12/02/2017 02:09:23

Carperfect there is some good info here

Thread: 'Printed' wing ribs
04/02/2017 23:04:20

Yes I would imagine in cooler temps it would be quite brittle.

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
04/02/2017 19:05:01

Interesting point MattyB I bought a Spektrum module for my 72mz JR 9303 because I really liked the feel and heft of it and did not like the look or feel of the then newer style xg11, then as a backup radio bought a Taranis and really fell in love with it, the one feature I really like is I can take that same Spektrum module and put it in the Taranis set up the control throws accordingly and I'm good to go. I could also plug a FrSky module into the JR and reverse the process.

Thread: 'Printed' wing ribs
03/02/2017 21:58:22

Simon I don't think I will ever have the knowledge to program a 3D printer but the technology fascinates me, I was prompted to search for other objects made in this manner and came across THIS I did take not the reference to weight several times throughout the video.

03/02/2017 19:05:50

Ok I now see the issues with weight, absolutely amazing what can be done with a 3D printer.

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
03/02/2017 18:51:20

JR at the moment with a mix of JR Spektrum Rx's, gradually changing to FrSky, would have stayed with JR but don't really like the look and feel of their new style Tranny plus the versatility offered by my Taranis is unmatched by any of the major brands except maybe Multiplex and they are not so readily available this side of the Atlantic.

Thread: 'Printed' wing ribs
03/02/2017 04:41:32

Don't know anything about this kind of printing but is it possible to "print in" the spar notches? also could you not print a few cross members between the top and bottom frame of the rib or was this tried and came out too heavy.

Thread: Nigel Hawes Tucano
31/01/2017 20:11:02

your'e right Colin, I bought mine quite a few years ago along with the Tornado ( still unbuilt by the way) thinking of EDF power instead of rear props. The website is still a good source of build pictures, I did not use the the plan for the Tuc just laid a straight line down my board and went from there, lovely flyer no vices at all you will not go far wrong with this model Tom/Richard.

31/01/2017 18:30:01

I didn't know BVR was still active, that's Nigels own website I believe. I actuaiiy bought both my Tuc kits from this site, still have one not built, if Nigel is still cutting kits go for it.

Edited By Tony Richardson on 31/01/2017 18:53:03

Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)
28/01/2017 06:26:55

Oh Lord what the heck happened there, one click three posts disgustblush

28/01/2017 06:24:42

Looks really good Tim, not sure wether the wheels show off the model or the model showcases the wheels but it is really good looking.


Edited By Tony Richardson on 28/01/2017 06:28:53

28/01/2017 06:24:41

Looks really good Tim, not sure wether the wheels show off the model or the model showcases the wheels but it is really good looking.

28/01/2017 06:24:40

Looks really good Tim, not sure wether the wheels show off the model or the model showcases the wheels but it is really good looking.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/01/2017 01:43:20

Silly me that's a contra rotating motor isn't it Colin, thought it was the New Years celebrations clouding my vision. 🍹🍹🍷

03/01/2017 01:35:17

Colin do you have a three or four blade prop fitted?

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