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Member postings for Andy Butler

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Thread: Fantasia 2.5m RE glider
22/03/2018 15:18:58

The electric version was the Rhapsody, I still have mine. I recovered it a couple of years ago and fitted electric airbrakes as I've nearly lost it several times. It will climb very quickly on the merest sniff of lift and I've had it up to speck height from a hand launch on occasions too.

Thread: Help, two speed teapot.
16/02/2017 13:37:22

thumbs up +1

Major Lamberts strong tea - lovely stuff.

Thread: Keil Kraft Factory Tour
16/02/2017 13:34:00

Keil Kraft kits are still being manufactured here. They have most of those that I remember building. Never got one to fly successfully though - apart from the Caprice and the Minimoa which flew very well indeed. They have also supersized the Minimoa to 100 inch for R/C.

Thread: Hello from down under
25/11/2016 12:23:52

Hi Kevin,

Are you the Kev Mander who used to fly with Brian Mason and me behind ICI Fibres in Brockworth back in the 70's?

If so you're a long way from home. smiley

Edited By Andy Butler on 25/11/2016 12:24:16

Edited By Andy Butler on 25/11/2016 12:24:42

Thread: Life Today and Customer "Choice".
19/10/2016 13:37:21

That did make me laugh BEB. All too common I'm afraid.

We went with my sister's kids to a well known pizza chain and while we were waiting to be seated, a girl came in and picked up a take away order. She paid up and the pizza person said do you want that cut into 8 or 12 pieces?

Eight please she replied, I can't eat 12.

I did get some odd looks as I struggled outside, I was laughing so much.

Thread: Slope sites near Monmouth
19/10/2016 13:13:26

Thanks for the info gents, all very useful. Dai, that photo of Bwlch looks amazing. Reminds me a little bit of Selsey common, but that was only good for south or south west IIRC.

I can feel some model research coming on - well you have to be prepared, don't you.

Thinking about it I have an old Antares kit at home. It's full house and made from concrete judging by the weight of it. A little light weight substitution may be in order.

18/10/2016 13:45:32

Thanks for the replies guys - good to know . That is a great looking site. I had a feeling there would be flyable slopes in that neck of the woods. I need to slim down my power models and see about a suitable slope model. A couple of us had plan built Suzy Q's and we used to launch inverted. Mind you that was a long time ago so I'll need something a bit more sedate to get back into it.

Thanks again for the replies.

17/10/2016 13:33:02

Mrs B and myself have decided that when I retire, we're going to move down to somewhere around the Monmouth area. Both our families are down that way so it makes sense to us. I used to live in Gloucester and we sloped from Haresfield and Selsey depending on wind direction and I loved it. There aren't many slopes in Suffolk so that was that. So my question is are there any suitable clubs / flyable slopes in the area? It would be great to get back to it again.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
06/10/2016 14:07:41

A tad over the top - but this one is outrageous;


Thread: Caption Competition!
15/08/2016 13:16:07

BEB's new build gets a pre flight cat scan.

Thread: Battery safety switch
04/08/2016 13:04:42

posting from work so I always have to press the button twice to get it to do anything so double posts - apologies.

Edited By Andy Butler on 04/08/2016 13:05:49

Edited By Andy Butler on 04/08/2016 13:06:05

04/08/2016 13:04:10

Be very careful here guys - In all of the ESC's I've used the fly lead that has a switch attached isolates only the BEC output not the power to the motor. It allows you to switch off power to the receiver and servo's, hence why the switch is usually small as the currents are not very high. With the switch in the off position, power to the motor is not switched off and the motor could suddenly start for any number of reasons.

Thread: Which is your choice
06/07/2016 12:28:32

Ooops double posted - sorry.

Edited By Andy Butler on 06/07/2016 12:28:56

06/07/2016 12:28:11

Being a long time builder of models of all sorts, I've used most of the covering methods, from tissue and dope to all manner of heat shrink films. I have noticed though that there is little to choose between most of the films I've used. I have models covered in Profilm and the HK film although Profilm is a little more forgiving but not by much. Doing things like wingtips is just practice. make sure you have a decent amount of film overhanging so you got something to hang on to and turn your iron up to shrink temeperature and shrink at stick as you go - but take it slowly at first and you do have to pull it fairly hard. I find this works for me at least but do end up with an attack of the wrinklies on occasion. My favourite is Solartex as you can be fairly brutal with it, except the silver one which seems to bruise quite easily.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
16/05/2016 13:27:00

What if the Hokey Cokey really IS what it's all about?

Thread: Prop selection for Max Thrust Riot
10/05/2016 13:13:36

I swapped out the stock prop for an APC-E 12 x 6 and it has more power and is a fair bit quieter too. I also put slightly bigger wheels on it rather than the foam ones it came with. I have a 9 minute timer linked to the throttle stick programmed in to the Tx and the batteries come down with about 25% left.

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
25/04/2016 16:44:33

Well for my suggestions, I would like to see a version of a Heinkel 111, that would make a very nice twin.

The others I would like to see would be the Avro Anson and a Beaufighter.

I was going to suggest the Henschel 129 but probably not well known enough to be popular.

The only single I can think of that hasn't been done to death is the Firefly or the Ilyushin 2.

Thread: Fuel
21/03/2016 12:42:38


An interesting point. I had always assumed that the condensation was methanol condensing out of the air in the container. If there's no water in the fuel, it can't be water forming the condensation.

That's what I've always thought but I'm perfectly willing to be proved wrong.

Thread: 2016 RCM&E Autumn Special- Free Plan Modellers Choice
13/01/2016 12:51:03

For me the list would be:

1. Ju52

2. P38 lightning

3. Gloster Gladiator

All electric if possible.

Thread: 2016 Nationals
12/01/2016 12:35:08

How about Bentwaters? Not very central I know but worth a thought. Or there's Elmsett aifield just by the Hobbyking UK Warehouse. Again not central but, again worth a look.

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