Here is a list of all the postings Grant Darnley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Intro to Aerobatics|
|I'll chime in with http://www.blaineaustin.com/3d_tips.htm and http://www.3drc.info/site/index.php?name=News&catid=&topic=3.|
I've also got a few instructional vids from the old Flyingcirkus, torque roll, snaps, and rolling harriers, would be able to burn them to a cd if you want them
|Daniel, how big a profile are you looking for, same size as the cougar?|
|Thread: I am all charged up, or am I|
|The standard appears to be the pro-peak prodigy, I'm fairly sure it fulfils all the above criteria.|
I'm personally happy enough with a Prolux £15 cheapo, only does 3s and I don't think its fully charging my 2170 but it works and is simple to use
|Thread: Building board meterials?|
|Yea, I use sundeala board(google it) for the top surface, 1/2-3/4" thick should be more than enough on top of an interior door from MFI or wherever|
|Thread: Win a Multiplex Fun Jet kit!|
|I'll have it, thrash it, return it when its done :P|
|Thread: Just another plank......|
|"Arado 240, Westland Welkin, Blackburn Firebrand, Me 410B, FW 187"|
Terry, these are subjects with very limited appeal, even among scale modellers, while many would be willing to "ooh" and "aaah" over one that turned up at the field, I have to wonder how many would try a build. Not knowing your abilities I'm shooting blind here, but could a discussion with the ed. give you the opportunity to design one for the mag?
PS, those pieces of foam in the park? I don't think I've seen one do a full circle yet :)
|Thread: Todays flying in the sunshine.|
|nice and hot but still blowing 15-20 up here, has been since way before last weekend|
|Thread: MDS 40 won`t start|
|Right, here goes.|
First thing is to speak to Just Engines about their replacement carb, but before that let me see if I still have mine in the shed. Also replace the O-ring at the bottom of the throat, these fade all the time.
Second thing is to fit an Enya #3 glow plug. Don't ask me why but this is the exclusive plug these engines run on.
Third thing, get a long(preferably unused, fuel tastes rank) piece of fuel tube and put one end on the carb nipple. Open the main needle 3 turns and the barrel to idle, then blow through the fuel tube into the carb. Screw the idle needle IN until the hissing air noise stops, then back out until it just starts again.
Fourth thing, try and get hold of a gallon of Ripmax Team Fuel 5%. It's only 15% oil but it's fully synthetic and the engine will actually last a full season.
Fifth(possibly!), has it got one of those exhausts with the really shiny baffle chamber? If it does take that out and drill 4 holes in it as big as you can, these exhausts are seriously restrictive.
Now make sure everythings nice and tight, and give it a blast. The carb settings will need tweaked, but with an afternoon and a bit of patience you should be alright.
|Thread: Engine mounting|
|Don't worry about that SC, the TT is quite a slow flying plane and you can always throttle back.|
|Thread: Futaba rx|
|The 115 is a 5ch micro with full range, I've used one for the last 5-6 years in all sorts of models from gliders to 3d profiles. The two wires should have a female plug on it which is the batt. input|
|Ah, this is an easy fix.|
On Futaba(only radio I've worked with) all that needed to be done was increase the % of the mix to 100%, that way you get full up and full down
|I've still got a pile of challengers that I use for small electrics, trainers, shockys etc, the computer radio is reserved strictly for the aerobatics/3d machines|
|Thread: For Starters|
|The tiger trainer is so unbelievably stable, once you can 'fly' the sim successfully you'll find it a simple transition.|
I'll post up a photo of the condition I landed dads in next time I'm online ;)
|Thread: Can an F-22 be a trainer?|
|I wondered about this as well at first, but the wing area does seem fairly generous and if its built light enough and a sensible engine/prop is used I'm sure it could work|
|Thread: cheap lipos?|
|try Maxpoly through northern hobbies, they're by far one of the cheapest in the UK at 20C discharge|
|Thread: Solartrim Lettering|
|And remember to use the credit card to squeegee out the air bubbles, they spoil all that hard work as my latest efforts prove|
|have you asked Just Engines?|
|Thread: Securing Cockpit Bubble?|
|In fact, better than that, try getting hold of some rare earth magnets a-la the extreme flight electric models. the ones on my edge hold the canopy hard through some aerobatics the snipe would cry at|
|could you extend a ply tongue down inside the fuse and use a short bolt through the fuse side into the tongue?|
|Thread: Balsa strippers and material lists|
|I guess its up to the builder to provide that kind of info, and if he's using bits just lying in the scrap box he won't know for sure how much it needs or how much the sheet weighed|
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