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Member postings for Peter Miller

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Thread: Fury Plan Issues
13/10/2018 18:08:15

On the Ohmen plan. The triangular stock in the corner of the side and F-1 is not shown. IT is needed.

Thread: ASP anybody?
13/10/2018 08:39:06

J. Perkins sell SC engines, they come from the same factory and I actually prefer them. Never have a problem with them

Thread: Ebay sellers...
11/10/2018 14:39:24

Ah! You youngsters!!!

Spent many happy hours with a glider with Speed 600 motor and nicads. My longest flight was done with that set up 1 hour 15 minutes and I could have climbed again.

I still use nicads in my starter.

11/10/2018 12:37:39

You link comes up with a message that there are masses of items and not one particualr item.

Thread: Suggestions for camera system please?
11/10/2018 08:50:39

I have seen some really impressive results from a Mobious camera which does video or still. they are not expensive, very tiny and better than the GOPro that I tried.

You Ixus should have provided really good results. too

Below is a Mobious still from a video

dogfight with a buzzard (1).jpg

Thread: Mercury original 33" Tiger Moth Kit
10/10/2018 21:04:11

I can't remember what the model was, it wasn't mine.

Lets just put it this way, when the temprature got down to 80F it was too cold to go swimming, no one went to the pool in the cool season!!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 10/10/2018 21:04:34

10/10/2018 18:15:46
Posted by brokenenglish on 10/10/2018 14:01:00:

Peter, I wondered whether you would chip in here.
My Tiger Moth, mentioned above, was built and first flew in Aden, from the gypsum runway at Sheik Othman, that I'm sure you must remember well. That was in 1963/4.

It flew so well that I made a special protective box and actually brought it back to the UK. It survived until around 1980, and I really regret having scrapped it.

Like yourself, I have a few magic and unique memories with that plane.

Oh yes, Sheik Othman. Happy days. THat picture is 1961. I still talk to one our club on Friday nights and swap Christmas cards with another.

sheik othman.jpg

Thread: I need a photo editing programme
10/10/2018 18:11:13

I use and swear by Paintshop pro. I am using the X2 version but that is about 10 years old.

Thread: Mercury original 33" Tiger Moth Kit
10/10/2018 13:45:12

I have one of them back in the 50s with the MIlls.75. FF ofcourse. IT lfew like a dream. Then in the 70s I had another one, again Mills powered.

The latter provided one of those memories that are completely fixed in my mind.. I can still picture and hear it now.

It was on New Years Day, a perfect, bright,clear day with no wind at all. A few of us went down to the water meadows (Now out of bounds to modelsangry)

On one flight my Tiger Moth circled round and then glided in for a perfect landing only about 15 feet from us. I can still hear the sound of the dead grass stems tickling the wing leading edge as it came in on a long very flat glide.. Sheer and true magic.

Thread: Nasty washers!
09/10/2018 13:46:48

I took a small pair of flat nosed pliers and using a heavy duty Dremel cut off wheel I cut a slot into the end of one jaw of the pliers.

Works a treat,especially if you magnatise the pliers

Thread: Laminated wing tips
09/10/2018 13:44:35
Posted by fly boy3 on 09/10/2018 13:18:22:

Hi all, if the shape is irregular (part of rudder is quite tapered). You laminate to the thickest part then cut or sand to required shape ? I am told Aliphatic sands better. Cheers

Yes, that is correct

Thread: Ebay sellers...
09/10/2018 10:30:06


09/10/2018 08:38:31

Here is another "Optomist" Just relisted it


Edited By Peter Miller on 09/10/2018 08:38:59

09/10/2018 08:33:45

The strange thing is that the seller sells a lot of collectable engines at more civilised prices. Not sensible mut a bit more civilised.

Thread: The Ohmen
09/10/2018 08:29:37
Posted by Nigel R on 09/10/2018 03:24:32:
Surprised you haven't come across it before martin. My favorite sport setup, like Trevor. Strong and light. The wire work is a piece of cake too, only three simple bends and no soldering needed.

From what I have seen most ARTF manufacturers would benefit from using that set up....or at least theri customers would!!

Thread: Laminated wing tips
08/10/2018 21:13:07

I like to to add a lamination of 1/64"ply. usually the innermost lamination

Thread: The Ohmen
08/10/2018 18:18:13

I checked the amperage drawn when I first flew the model, IT draws 25 amps at full throttle. The power died on my last flight at about 7 minutes and I landed about 30 sec0nds later.

Normally I fly about half the flight on full power and half at alower throttle setting and get 8 minutes and land with about 11.3 volts in the battery.

As a total novice with electri flight i rely on experienced club members who say that is OK

Thread: How do I choose my servos?
08/10/2018 14:16:23

If you go for small servos at any time always use those with metal gears. Standard size servos are fine with the normal plastic gears.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/10/2018 08:09:03

Very nice!!

Thread: MAK 15 MP
08/10/2018 08:06:49

Thanks Rob.

I even flew it inverted a bit to see if it would.

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