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Member postings for Grant Darnley

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Thread: Crescent tornado
20/05/2009 12:25:38
Don't have the tornado, but have got the bullet if that's any use?
Thread: What do you think about the Edge 540?
05/01/2009 13:48:00
You'll be waiting a long time Ian, unfortunately the website hasn't been updated but here's a link with a post from Tom Graham who was one of the display pilots for freestyle, post 13 is the one you want
03/01/2009 19:08:00
Rob, not calling you out here but plenty have flown on the 35A ESC(myself included) without any problems, just don't get too ambitious with the prop and stick to the rec'd 13x6.5
03/01/2009 19:07:00
I had this model for a few years and it was fun, but hovering was a pain, and it's too twitchy for a real imac sequence. As a good throwaround model to keep assembled in the back of the car it's great. There are pics in my gallery if you want a look, and if you go to RCGroups 3d flying section you'll find a 40ish page thread on the model, along with a few videos on youtube. One point of note is that spares back up will be non-existent as freestyle rc are now closed and no new european distributor has been appointed yet.
Thread: Help with plane maker aqnd name
30/12/2008 10:46:00

Almost certainly Extreme Flight.  They haven't gone bust but their UK/Europe distributor has closed.  If you're reg'd on 3drc you'll find plenty of help with this plane

EF 58" extra link

Thread: Irvine 53 running in time??
28/12/2008 15:27:00
Mine's been hammered from day one but it's the older Irvine-made one, a tank on the deck to get used to the needles then away it went, running in these days is more to familiarise you with the engine than anything else.
Thread: Painting Foam
28/12/2008 15:24:00
Watch with tamiya acrylics as they can shrink over time if they're stored somewhere warm, thus warping the foam. Krylon shortcuts have been developed for depron models and work well on other foams too
Thread: Who escaped?
28/12/2008 15:20:00
Managed to get a few flights on Boxing Day, probably the best flying day of the year, crisp, calm and vis for miles around. Just wish there weren't so many obstructions at the site we were at( Dallachy is now a nightmare FTB)
Thread: DL's
28/12/2008 15:16:00
I've a DL50 on a BCM inverted pitts in my extra, and once it's started it's terrific. Only problem I have with it is drawing fuel for the 1st start of the day but that's apparently an easy fix by re-seating the choke plate. After that it runs perfectly and turns a 23x8 at healthy revs, and it's not even run-in yet. Can't speak highly enough of it and when I got it from it cost 193 delivered!
Thread: ExtremeFlight Edge 540 45"
12/12/2008 10:14:00

If this is the leccy version then they are additions, probably for tailplane struts which mine flew fine without, and it's probably best contacting Freestyle RC to find out why, they weren't in mine.  Only problem is FRC are closed until the 19th so an email to extreme flight in the US might return a quicker response.

If this the I.C. profile then I'm even more baffled as there isn't a bit of carbon on it.

Rob, the pushrods are metal on both the above,

Thread: Float-planes
20/11/2008 12:30:00
Shaun Chant wrote (see)

Has anyone tried this?

Foamy Cat

Won't have much luck flying an EDF off water
Thread: Another caption required!
20/11/2008 12:28:00
a wickie, 1st and 2nd slip, and a tight gulley
Thread: Which shocky
18/11/2008 16:49:00

The clik is available from and is a fantastic flying indoor pattern plane.  If you fancy something more toward 3d then try the afriel from angelwing designs.  Both of these come with fantastic customer support, Richard and Andy respectively.

Kit the clik with a hacker A10-15S and 5A esc, or the afriel with a A10-9L and 7A, both with flightpower 350 evolites, best servos are Ripmax SD100 but these are overkill for general fun flying so blue arrow 4.3 would probably suffice, and the smallest Rx you can find to suit your radio, spektrum 6300 is 2g with the wrapper off but needs servos soldered on or micro jst plugs, 6100 is 4g and uses normal plugs, GWS 4ch would be fine on 35MHz.  Build it light, build it straight, and then if you're like me lighten it even more   As Jonathan says lightness is the key, gives you so much more time to avoid the walls by flying slowly.

If you look at the f3p/indoor pattern forum on RCGroups there are lists of weights for some of the more common components that will also help, and hundreds of plans for your next one

Thread: GiantCod r/c supplies
09/11/2008 15:51:00
Tried to order a motor/esc combo a few months back for the hawes lightning free plan, left two answer phone messages, called 3 more times on top of that, and sent two emails and never had a reply to any of it, gave up on the project in the end
Thread: Spektrum DX6i binding problem
18/10/2008 14:04:00
Is this a 6200 rx?  If so follow the advice I was given in this thread solved my problems
Thread: Where can you get Hitec Aluminum servo arms?
05/10/2008 13:12:00
Paul, I use Airwild mlp horns that I got through Shahid on 3drc,
Thread: Palm z 12 @ debenhams
03/10/2008 14:58:00
Just got me 1 to play with and 1 for my wee bros xmas, says 15 on the box but its 12 when you go to the counter
Thread: Weekend 20/21 Sept
22/09/2008 15:20:00
Eric Bray wrote (see)

Moles - refer you to a Jasper Carrott clip, if you can find it, where he went mole-hunting with a 12 bore!

BABOOM!!   Deader

Gasser has a busted prop from last weekend so got two indoor flights with the Clik before a wing strut popped out, not a major job but doesn't fly as straight without it, and I can't get odourless locally so have to wait to put an order in before that gets fixed either  Leaves me with a grand total of no flyable planes

Thread: Might get JEN 57 (Should I?)
19/09/2008 09:27:00
The 3d guys don't like them but the sports fliers seem to find them ok, I've seen two used in fast flying sports models and both were fine, but I've never parted with my own cash for one
Thread: DX6i beeping?
19/09/2008 09:25:00

Sounds like your batteries  are running low or the timer is set, probably to count up as the countdown only beeps once a minute

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