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Member postings for Tony Richardson

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: Colin Leighfield's Chipmunk build.
19/07/2017 22:13:23

Colin how about a magnetic switch nothing on the outside?

Thread: Can anyone identify this please
18/07/2017 08:55:22

I can say with all honesty at the moment it is truly a Unidentified Flying Objectsmiley

Thread: NGH 38cc Petrol Four Stroke - now at JE
13/07/2017 19:20:49

Piers I have the NGH mounted in a Great Planes Curtiss P6e, the two wings create quite a bit of drag - as most biplanes do - but I am rarely above half/two thirds throttle in normal flight, is it overpowered probably by normal definition. The reasons for choosing this engine are varied 1) the model needs nose weight and I dislike adding useless weight 2) noise or the perception of noise is a big concern here, two strokes tend to sound louder 3) I am trying to move away from glow engines as the fuel is extremely expensive here on the island. There are more but those are the main reasons.

Jon may have a good point, laser engines are powerful and run on a fuel without a lot of nitro, plus for you they are locally built and serviced, a plus in many ways , however if it was available I would certainly be interested in his petrol engine myself.

The choice is yours Piers the 38 is a big heavy engine but if you need the weight and low end torgue it works well if you want a screaming pylon racing or 3D type engine this isn't it.

13/07/2017 01:38:29

7800 on a 20x6 master airscrew, but I am into my fourth season with this engine.

05/07/2017 15:06:12

Sorry to hear that Martin, you must have got one of those 4-00 pm Friday afternoon specials, there are 2/3 of these engines in our club plus a half dozen of its smaller brother the 30 four stroke and none have had that issue, sorry to hear that, they really are not a bad engine for the money.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
15/06/2017 16:24:32

Shouldn't have any problem seeing that one in the sky Pete.

Thread: Pics from your free RCME plan build
01/06/2017 22:27:06

Nice looking model.

Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)
24/05/2017 21:46:38

Ooh that looks so pretty in the air Tim, love to build it but I'm two plans of yours behind already so this one ( if plan becomes a available) will have to wait, still working on the Hild enlarged plan.

Edited By Tony Richardson on 24/05/2017 21:47:32

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
22/05/2017 23:04:08

Never tried starting an airplane engine like that!!

Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)
22/05/2017 01:35:53

Wow Tim another really good looker where do you keep finding them.

Thread: Aileron servo choice
08/05/2017 19:21:44

Go for the beefier 225, the hs 81 will strip gears very easily if you give it an accidental knock.

Thread: OpenTx - Questions and Problems
26/03/2017 00:45:28

PatMc I agree it is not a FrSky problem and it was stated in the thread on RC Groups that this type of interference would affect any RX FM or 2.4 my concern was the lock out and then when interference has passed the RX was staying in failsafe until it was switched off and then on again,Andy's response is correct in every way, what I have not been able to determine is the range of said interference if some clown tries to fly with the same lack of care/consideration as the joker in the post, I feel the chances of this happening are slight to none if proper maintenance of ignition systems is carried out, just wondering if this was a one off or not.

25/03/2017 18:17:15

Has anybody in the UK experienced THIS PROBLEM I have tried to replicate it but failed, that said FrSky are aware and have replicated it and therefore are working on a firmware solution.

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.

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