Here is a list of all the postings Ben Kelly has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Greenacres 2017|
Does anyone know (preferably someone involved in the event) what their rules are regarding FPV flying? I'm talking about fixed wing too not quads.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Here are my new purchases. All made over the Weston Park weekend.
The first is a DLG from the swap meet. The second an eflite P47 that was a bargain I spotted in one of the smaller trade stands. And the Extreme Flight Extra 300 was bought of a fellow camper while I was there.
|Thread: Help me solve my dilemma....|
Those are nice aircraft but unfortunately won't suit the power setup I already have ready for the demonstrator. Thanks.
I think this has swayed my decision. Especially when it comes to flying more. Also it will take up less space in my shed which is a bonus.
At least now I can go to Weston Park knowing what I fancy...... Until of course I see something in the swap meet that throws a spanner in the works.
|Yeah the B test is just a bonus really as I do have a model that will get me through that.|
|Hello all, |
I am currently in a debate with myself over 2 models which I like.
The first is the 3DHS edge 540 demonstrator 48.
The second is the Hangar 9 Sbach 60.
My dilemma is choosing which one I would be better off with. I am used to flying both electric and petrol models so neither is a new venture for me, however, I am looking for something that is capable of the more 'extreme'/3D manoeuvres to learn and push myself with and to be able to maybe take my B cert at a later date.
I would appreciate weighing up the pros and cons of each and if anyone has had any experience with either then advice is very welcomed.
Thanks and happy flying.
|Thread: On the hunt for a new model.|
|That looks good. |
Also just been browsing the net and found this one from 3D Hobby Shop. http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/Aircraft-3D_Hobby_Shop-3D_Hobby_Shop_Electric/c17_393_394/p13097/44_Inch_3D_Hobby_Shop_Slick_580_ARF_-_Blue/product_info.html
|I was hoping for something balsa as I have a plethora of foam models but I'm not going to rule that one out yet.|
|As the title suggests I'm looking to get a new model. I'm after something 3D that can be really thrown around and to practice my 3D flying with. |
I either would like something electric for a 2200 3S battery setup or something for a 15cc petrol engine.
|Thread: Eagle tree vector motor issue|
I seem to have a problem with my ET Vector. I have tried to set up an EZuhf Rx in the plane and got it bound and went through the Rx setup wizard in the vector software without any problems. My issue is this: https://youtu.be/m6BxCkQKHlw
As you can see any time i move a control surface the motor revs up. I have had this set up on an L9R that is currently in the model and it didn't do this. I have since gone back to the L9R Rx and the problem persists. If anyone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated.
|Thread: Skies Over Britain New series on BBC2 now|
I actually watch his YouTube videos and have been for years and in the same video that he said he wanted to fly it indoors he actually did say that he wasn't going to actually do that as it seemed dangerous and he was joking. Obviously cut from the program last night. He is still flying the Drone for his videos but he does make a point of always following the rules.
Edited By Ben Kelly on 25/08/2016 16:21:30
|Thread: Greenacres 2016 Fly-ins|
Nice shot of me walking my broken plane back to the pits there lol.
Looks like i managed to record the reason for the crash. I might send this away to a claims company....'Had an accident that wasn't your fault!!' Haha.
Unfortunately Cymaz the surprising amount of damage internally means a rebuild is very unlikely. The crash basically ripped everything out of place damaging all the structure and twisted the whole airframe.
|Thread: Rc Gyro (and other stuff too) Technology|
I fly multirotors and even though a lot of the commercial 'Toy' grade drones will fly right out of the box more of the racing style drones take a lot more skill and concentration just like flying a FW aircraft.
I also fly FW and have recently installed a Multiplex MultiGyro G3 in my 30cc extra and it has made a world of difference. It has given me more confidence to fly the plane especially with aerobatics and on landing (our strip suffers from a case of the crosswinds) and with the gyro combatting the effect of the wind i can bring the plane in nice and smooth. However i also like to fly with the gyro off just so that i know i'm not relying on it too much.
I think it really comes down to personal preference. I have already ordered my second one to fit into my new Skybolt Biplane so that it doesn't end up in a bin bag too soon.
Edited By Ben Kelly on 21/05/2016 15:02:34
Edited By Ben Kelly on 21/05/2016 15:03:09
|Thread: Greenacres 2016 Fly-ins|
|It's great to know that a little rain doesn't put people off the event. |
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Even though I agree with what you are saying, (and not to mention the fact that I have been told by the organisers that drones will not be allowed to fly during the main event on the day) I believe that if a pilot was flying a drone using fpv there would be a great drop in the risk of a collision because you don't loose the depth perception like when flying a fixed wing model. Obviously the drone pilot would have to abide by all the normal rules and stay in a circuit which wouldn't be hard with a racing quad and believe me, chasing a plane around the sky with a quad is very exciting.
|Thread: Spring has sprung , who's been flying?|
I managed to get out yesterday to give my new Skybolt its second flight. Needs a little tweaking here and there but pretty much flies like it's on rails.
|Thread: Greenacres 2016 Fly-ins|
|Will multirotors be allowed to fly at these events? I would love to get some aerial video of the action.|
|Thread: Seagull Steen Super Skybolt|
I've been waiting since January to start this model and i finally managed to get round to it so i thought i'd make a little build blog out of it.
This was the engine i was going to use, an RCG 20cc. However the carb being at the back created a big problem where the whole front of the engine would be sticking out from the cowel. I was going to move the cowel forward and fit more wood for it to screw to but it made the plane look too long and disproportioned. I have now swapped this out for an NGH 17cc as this should be more than enough to get it flying and fixes my issue with the cowel.
To Be Continued......
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