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Thread: Small self tappers
15/09/2020 18:01:09

You could try here

I recently purchased some small screws. delivery was about 2 weeks. Wide choice

Thread: Cheap Chinese Laser Cutter
28/08/2020 17:58:56


Use the Path, Trace bitmap commands in Inkscape, you may have the play with various options to select the best one for the graphic you are using. I use it all the time to produce vector outlines.

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
22/08/2020 15:24:53

I flipped one of the flap servos and used a Y lead on mine, endorse the issue with funcub which either needs another channel or a servo reverser, my P2000 glider is at least designed to use flipped servos on the flaps

Edited By Tim C on 22/08/2020 15:25:15

Thread: The Restorers
06/08/2020 15:59:59

You can view it online at

Thread: Your Hacked charger PSU's.
05/08/2020 09:32:36

This is my PSU, it’s a 400w ATX computer psu liberated from an old tower pc, I have added a volt/ amp display, not very accurate though, and replaced the fan with one with a blue led, gives an earie glow And acts as an on/off Indicator, stickers and paint optional. It’s given 6 years service so far.4f0c86c6-f4de-413f-933d-afa0cb17a451.jpeg


Thread: RansS-9 Chaos.Peter Miller's new design blog
20/07/2020 17:48:25


That pilot looks very much like a 3d printed version of you.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
19/07/2020 20:06:24

Great job Peter, let’s hope for a plan published soon

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
17/07/2020 14:36:24

Success today, moved the CG fwd about 8mm and added a bit of right bias in the trim and side thrust and 20% rudder to aileron. Probably overdid this as it required left trim! All very sedate scale like and steady. Landing at a snails pace. Some fine tuning on the trims will help and some more cooling slots to the motor, the added lead is blocking the cooling exit, all in all well pleased, had a total of three flights.


Thread: What to do with an old camera tripod
15/07/2020 11:09:46

Stage 2 was to add some Velcro straps, comes with built in level, maybe useful if your setting up a gyro, and a hook to weight it if you want more stability

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
15/07/2020 10:45:03

I have checked the cg, it was on 65mm from front of LE, the black x, now moved about 8mm fwd , the pencil mark.

one wonders if the chord is measured from the front of the slat or the le. If you include the slat, the chord is 260mm, 25% would give 65mm from the front of the slat?


Thread: What to do with an old camera tripod
14/07/2020 22:42:20

2 bits of old waste pipe, some 20mm insulation foam and a piece of scrap plywood, screw to the tripod quick release and instant lightweight height adjustable field stand

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
14/07/2020 19:48:31

Yes Strawberry field

14/07/2020 19:12:19

I tend to agree, the cg set on the Rcme plan mark which is fwd of that on Peters hand drafted plan, I have added some nose weight about 55gm, but have yet to put the wings on to check on the cg balancer. I have also checked for any trimming issues which give a left bias, as was unable to check any trimming on the test flights

14/07/2020 18:37:56
14/07/2020 18:16:39

Video clip of maiden attempt


not a success, took off then abrupt turn left and no effective roll control, Even with rudder. 2nd flight hairy after some fiddling with aileron settings, no damage, assessing options as to what next

Edited By Tim C on 14/07/2020 18:19:59

Thread: Painting/masking a doped Polyspan covered model.
10/07/2020 18:17:11

My Lil Cub is covered in Polyspan, I used waterbased Floor Varnish rather than dope to seal the surface. The paint is hand brushed Dulux tester pots, though I airbrushed the tail surfaces, you be hard pressed to tell the difference. This was sealed with a water based matt varnish, hand brushed. You should be fine with frog tape. I would use the low tack version, a lot will depend on the paint you use, but I have had no bother maskinmg on other models


Edited By Tim C on 10/07/2020 18:17:24

Thread: RansS-9 Chaos.Peter Miller's new design blog
01/07/2020 16:45:58


have you kept to scale width of the fuse? Or shrunk the width slightly, it very wide on the 3 view

Thread: How Windy is Too Windy
26/06/2020 14:20:02

when this happens taxing out to the strip


Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
26/06/2020 11:23:34

Ground handling was generally good, particularly as there is a steerable tail wheel. Flaps or not, turning in the wind in either directions it just flipped over, it was gusting 18+mph.

26/06/2020 08:50:05

Maiden abandoned for today, gusty wind too much, resulting in flipping over while taxing4e610b07-6036-4873-a41b-740daef292b6.jpeg


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