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Thread: 7.4v Receiver pack/batteries/servos
21/08/2018 16:37:23
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 21/08/2018 13:42:43:
Posted by Flyer on 21/08/2018 11:09:44:
So would hoping this would be 'useful' weight rather than ballast. If that makes sense.

This always makes me smirk. Lead, or any type of ballast is useful weight. It keeps the thing in balance!

Perhaps dual purpose weight would be a better description

In any event, would a nimh be lighter? also which servos are you powering? I use 6v nimh to drive 10 digital jobs in a warbird, 3d would probably be different

Glad to make you smirk Jon lol.. I use ballast to make a bigger hole when landing......

It's going in a 1/12th ish scale Mig29, for PSS, so probably not that big a current draw. Although I was considering using digital servos for the tailerons.

Probably overkill,



21/08/2018 11:09:44
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 21/08/2018 11:06:15:

The model you describe seems pretty simple to the casual observer and i cant see any advantage in going the lipo route. Is there a reason for ditching the 4.8v nimh?

I just thought that I need a lot of weight in the nose (Mig 29), so would use a lipo rather than lead. Also, I was thinking that the two servos for the tailerons could use a fair bit of power. So would hoping this would be 'useful' weight rather than ballast. If that makes sense.



21/08/2018 10:56:07

Hi all,

Having never used anything other than 4.8v receiver packs, I'm a little unsure as to matching a 2s Lipo to the correct receivers and servos.

I'm looking at an overlander 2200mAh 2S, married to a Futaba R3006SB receiver. I really need some guidance as to which Futaba servos' will match the above, bearing in mind it's going in a PSS model, with 4 servos, and two of them being utilised on tailerons.

Advice welcome.



Thread: Cork Tiles
15/08/2018 18:34:14

I used two layers , overlapped, on my building board. Has worked well so far. Think the thickness was approx 4mm, so have around 8mm total depth. If I remember, I had the tiles from Homebase.


Thread: Posting Letter to the USA
14/08/2018 07:44:23

As another thought, would it be better to scan the decals and then email them Erfolg?

Would save you a fortune is posting.



Thread: Hawker Hurricane mk IId - JV-Z
13/08/2018 11:43:13

Looking good Andy.

How many magnets would you recommend for attaching the radiator? Hoping two will suffice.


Thread: Flyers Sea Hurrican Mk 1B
08/08/2018 21:18:44

img_0491.jpgimg_0491.jpgimg_0490.jpgQuick update; nostrils full of ammonia, but upside is that I have clear sinuses!

Here's my mounting system for the church roof I'll need.




Edited By Flyer on 08/08/2018 21:20:34

Thread: RN Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc
08/08/2018 21:15:19

img_0490.jpgimg_0488.jpgThis is what I've done with mine. My thinking is that as long as its seated flat any 'landing' load will be spread across F1A. The benefit of using a thread and nut is that additional lead can be added / subtracted easily. Fingers crossed..... img_0487.jpg

Thread: Hurricane Building Tips and Plan/Woodpack queries
08/08/2018 21:10:26

Looks good Trevor..... I've just come in from the shed with nostrils full of ammonia, having just used it to bend the sheet. Anyway, look forward to seeing yours shortly Trevor.



Thread: RN Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc
08/08/2018 17:54:59

Nice and tidy Phil; I've done something similar by putting a captive nut behind that former, with the idea of casting the lead into a conical shape, with a bolt in it, so it will screw into the nut up against the bulkhead. My only concern now is that mine may not be as robust as your method.



Thread: Flyers Sea Hurrican Mk 1B
07/08/2018 09:27:23

double post!


Edited By Flyer on 07/08/2018 09:27:51

07/08/2018 09:27:22

I'm trying to replicate this scheme: hurricane-header.jpg

06/08/2018 21:49:00

.............. I've decided I dislike ammonia! Trying to make balsa do what god didn't intend is not easy! ALthough I have a reasonable shape now, but waiting for it to dry before final gluing.

I've deviated a little by using triangular stock between formers 4, 5 and 6, which is easier to form. I'll glue the other triangle on tomorrow, which, I would think, be stronger than 1/4 sq. Pics to follow.

I've also made provision for the spinner (loaded with lead), to be wound onto a thread. This is by way of captive nut behind former 1A.

I've made a small error in that the strip running the length of the fuselage is set too low, so I appear to have a gap at the top of the formers. I'll just have to bodge this now with a small bit of infill.

With a bit of luck I'll have a fuselage completed by the end of next weekend, with the wings almost complete too. It will be tight, but Sept 8th is still a possibility.



Thread: Decals
01/08/2018 19:48:10

Had an email from Tim this afternoon; seems he's unable to take new orders until the Autumn. So have just placed an order with Pyramid.

Hope Tim will be back shortly


Thread: PSSA Hurricane Mass Build T-Shirts - AVAILABLE TO ORDER!
25/07/2018 07:08:01

ahhh missed this !!!

Thread: Flyers Sea Hurrican Mk 1B
20/07/2018 09:14:35
Posted by Andy Meade on 20/07/2018 09:00:56:

Crikey, you've got some work in front of you Ade! Have you taken a month off work?

Looking for better 'time management' .......... delay caused by factors outside my control!. And this time I'm doing it exactly as per plan, different to the A4.

But still just about possible. At least I've a F15 to fly in Sept ! (and possibly the Mig if it's windy)



19/07/2018 21:44:36

Finally started! Need to get my skates on, but have got everything sorted now apart from the decals. Hope to have the air frame finished by mid august, leaving me a few weeks to finish.

Many thanks for all the hints left; I think it has already benefited my build.

Cheers Ade


15/07/2018 22:03:07

Finally, have just cleared workbench ( and time) to commence building.

( been a stressful few months, but now back on track)

Have most of the bits already, including pilot and landing lights.

Just re-reading posts regarding problems encountered to date, to hopefully enable a stress free build.

As an aside, when 'clearing my work bech' I discovered a nice 1/10th scale PJP Euro fighter; meant for a .91 fan, but I think I could get it to slope. (that's for the winter).

Will post items of interest in due course.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
10/07/2018 21:35:01

dsc_0288.jpgdsc_0301.jpgCouple of pics from Sunday

Ade dsc_0302.jpg

09/07/2018 20:43:54

Just back from Silverstone. Had seats opposite Ferrari and Red Bull. what an experience, and I thought my team had blown it big style.

Well done John, and everyone else.

I'll post up a pic when I get round to it!



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