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Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
08/05/2019 16:43:06

A simulator would be a great help, not sure what is now available but a 'wanted ad' on here or in the mag may help or check Hobby King and other dealers.

I used FSM, a free sim about 18 years ago, sadly no longer supported.

Thread: RCM&E May 2019 issue chat
08/05/2019 13:03:59

In the jet jubilee feature there is An article on the Swiss Hunter and it's 'sabrinas' These were introduced just as the Hunter entered RAF service ( well before the Swiss got them I suspect). Initially these canisters were to collect the pressed steel links which held the shells together in a chain for feeding into the cannon. The brass cartridge cases were ejected from the guns with enough energy to fall clear whereas the light links just fell out and so could be drawn into the engine or rattle along the fuselage. The Swiss are more particular about this as much of the air firing is done over land that is also used as pasture for cattle, hence their sabrinas are bigger than the RAF version.

The story about the naming of these as Sabrinas was due to a young actress called Sabrina who was known more for her physical attributes than her acting, when the first Hunter was seen with the canisters fitted someone remarked that they 'look like Sabrina's' ( note apostrophe), giving everyone there a laugh, the name stuck. I suspect this pre-dates the Audrey Hepburn film.

Thread: Tell us about your most embarrassing stories from the field...
06/05/2019 15:58:01

I decided to fly my old 'hanger queen' but it was not behaving the way I remembered and the engine cut so I managed to get it back on the strip. Having checked the engine and found no fault off it went again still not right so landed and decided to go home to do a full check thinking maybe damp had got into the rx. That's when I realized the model was still on 35 meg so I had not extended the aerial !!With the aerial now extended I had a couple of good flights. About a month later II took the same model to another club site where it would not respond to controls, finally hitting a 6ft dry stone wall, cause once again the aerial was still retracted. all my models are now on 2.4G.

Thread: Unusual full size aircraft that would make something different to build!
22/04/2019 15:11:55

Blackburn B20 retractable hull flying boat.

I suspect this would be a challenge too far.

blackburn b20.jpg

Thread: Not my best ever flight test - or repairing foam board models!
19/04/2019 10:30:33

Fix a hook on the fus bottom and use a light catapult launch.

Thread: Cruiser, November 2015 Free Pull out plan
21/02/2019 16:17:46

Thinking about it !ooops.jpg

20/02/2019 17:55:14

My cruiser build has been going slowly with the fuselage built ready for covering, then disaster, when searching for some ply to make the sanding jig for the blades I lost my balance and managed to sit on the fuselage crying

Thread: Are all watts created equal?
14/02/2019 10:45:17

The difference that matters is the rated KV ( rpm/volt) of the motors so for the same power the higher KV will produce higher rpm. with a finer pitch prop.

Edited By Mowerman on 14/02/2019 10:48:06

Edited By Mowerman on 14/02/2019 10:48:31

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
06/02/2019 11:04:39

Balsa Allergy Tony? Talk to Simon Chaddock.

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
24/12/2018 09:36:47

The couple who were arrested have now been released without charge but not until after their names and photographs were plastered all over newspapers. That should get a few legal aid lawyers rubbing their hands together.

20/12/2018 12:08:12

I believe there are regular patrols of the airfield to keep the runways and taxi ways clear of 'foreign objects' perhaps they should also carry shotguns to keep drones away.

Thread: Using Ammonia.
28/11/2018 10:06:05

Diluted to about the strength of window cleaner(or you could use window cleaning stuff) If you try it with neat ammonia the fumes will be a bit much so would need to do it out doors.

Edited By Mowerman on 28/11/2018 10:08:35

Thread: Hanging planes on the wall
19/11/2018 16:09:28

I would never hang IC models nose down as the clunk will sit folded back and may stick that way, nose up lets the clunk pipe keep straight.

Thread: Cruiser, November 2015 Free Pull out plan
30/10/2018 11:43:28

Malcolm

Head unit arrived this morning, looks good, great service, thankyou.

Roy

Thread: Altered my clock.
30/10/2018 10:24:51

I always leave my car clocks set to GMT, too much trouble to change and would be happy to keep to GMT if everyone else would.

Thread: Cruiser, November 2015 Free Pull out plan
29/10/2018 10:26:19

Great, Ordered .

28/10/2018 14:29:38

After 2years with no flying (wife's illness) and with 2 models built but not flown I felt I had to do something so decided to build an autogyro. With plans for Panther and Cruiser to choose from I remembered buying a set of blades for the Cruiser so, decision made I started cutting all the ply formers then checked with HK for the C30 head assembly. The heads are no longer available ! Does anyone know of an alternative source or do I have to make my own, based on the Panther unit?

Thread: Motor mods to old Ripmax P-51 mustang ARF
18/10/2018 12:31:40

You may be able to make a new motor clamp which would mount further forward on the beams and would need cutting away to clear the cables ? Are there any mounting holes on the motor rear face? if so these could also be used.

Edited By Mowerman on 18/10/2018 12:34:24

Thread: So Handy - Just Down The Road.......
11/10/2018 10:27:44

All that place needs now is a flying field next door then it would be perfect.

Thread: Laminated wing tips
09/10/2018 12:34:47

Formers for laminating can be from - depron, hardboard, balsa(scrap bits), cardboard, or just lots of pins. Clingfilm between formers and laminations to stop the balsa strips sticking to the former.

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