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Member postings for NigelH

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Thread: Not as I remember . . . ?
27/08/2012 17:42:10

Yes it was - 'The BMFA Power Nationals or "Nat's" to its friends is the largest model flying show in Europe'.

Thread: Nats 2012 photos and chat
27/08/2012 17:39:13

Why did they let him fly with a guy's head in that model ? smile o Didn't it look a bit unusual ?

Thread: Durafly EDF Vampire
27/08/2012 17:35:12

Plenty of bang for your buck then ? wink

Good job that you hadn't taken off.

Thread: Nats 2012 photos and chat
27/08/2012 08:35:34
Posted by Stephen Grigg on 26/08/2012 21:53:35:

Enjoyed my weekend visited the RCMand E stand but didnt see anyone both Sat and Sun,David was buzzing with his camera,and Tim Hooper was admiring his model whilst I admired his young lady.Lee Smalley whooshed passed me at the indoor flying,bur Alis dad said hello.Bought some bargains at the bring and buy very pleased.

Stephen, what did you buy ? Any models ?

25/08/2012 09:34:35

Anyone seen any bargains on the trade stands ?

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
23/08/2012 18:52:43

BTW, it looks very futuristic. That's probably what they use to power alien flying saucers.

23/08/2012 18:51:43

I had to do a double take when I saw that. In fact, I did many 'takes' so I did a bit of research and reckon that it's a PAW 60 TBR-RC or similar.

Thread: Spectrum now on 2.5 ghz !
22/08/2012 11:59:36

No mistake. It's just got 0.1 better smiley

Thread: Wot 4 e balsa convert
22/08/2012 09:50:26

There are very few NiCads around. NiMHs replaced those.

As both produce a nominal 1.2v per cell, I think that the battery monitor will work with NiMHs.

Thread: London Air Ambulance
22/08/2012 08:07:35

I used to work in the police service and often visited the air support unit. They also now have an MD but originally, they had a BO-105. I was there one day when it felt like it was blowing a gale but I still watched the pilot land exactly on the lines on the trailer.

Thread: Being dragged screaming and kicking towards 2.4!
21/08/2012 11:02:56

Spektrum have referred to SEFF and Joe Nall, where they have more than a thousand pilots. For regular flying, I'm not sure that DSMX make much difference.

Thread: Ripmax ARTF Bullet
20/08/2012 19:49:36

Each to his own but I think that trim scheme's one of the worst I've ever seen.

Thread: OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer
18/08/2012 09:10:28

I think that the answers to these questions about the 3-Axis will already be here

17/08/2012 13:09:02
Posted by C Norton on 17/08/2012 13:02:11:

Oooops, it drives me insane when people ask questions without reading previous posts and here I am doing just that....sorry! I have tried a Y lead on mine without success (Spektrum Tx and Rx)

Thanks for the info JC, I'll keep messing with it but looks like I'll end up having to use a miniature hardware servo reverser on one of the wings. Surely this is an issue with the unit if it isn't providing correct aileron outputs?

Chris

Not an option for Spektrum gear. They tell you so.

Thread: Ben Buckle Kits
17/08/2012 08:45:26

I've no hands-on experience of these kits but it was only last night that I mentioned to one of the other guys that I'd love to build a Junior 60. Look on here for several threads about this model. There's also a lot of useful information on RC Groups. Here's a good example to keep you interested.

Thread: Hobby King UK
16/08/2012 22:15:44

Yes, I saw that. They're really making some decent models and here in the UK as well.

How about these two beauties ?

I remember watching Scott showing them off before they were released. Outstanding.

The Hawk is very reasonably priced but the retracts come in at a stupid price.

I need to stop looking for new models as I'm not getting the chance to fly what I already have,

Thread: Ebay sellers...
16/08/2012 22:08:24
Posted by Robin Kearney on 16/08/2012 21:54:53:

Paul, I guess the BMFA classifieds is the best alternative around at the moment. If it was more widely publicised and bit more reliable it would be a good resource.

It would also be better if it always worked and wasn't apparently hosted on a Sinclair Spektrum wink

Thread: Is this a totally bonkers idea?
16/08/2012 22:05:18
Posted by Aky208 on 16/08/2012 21:55:39:

I wouldn't be worried about the frankenstien thing. i have a model with the rear end of a cessna 172 and the front end of a 109... certainly gets a few looks at the field, especially as i haven't bothered to change the paint job!

Cool. Makes me think of this

Thread: Bronco
16/08/2012 21:40:18
Posted by Alan Cantwell on 16/08/2012 19:49:49:

yes Dave, that and the thoughts of that wing stalling down quicker than a quick thing, the wing design has been sorted, trouble is, most of the twins are of american aircraft, with the exeption of the ME110, the mossie, although well known over here, is not on the americans want list, product development very much depends on the american market,

As it happens, I was thinking about how slowly he brings it in smiley

My own twin was called the 'Twin Alpha' during development due to the fact that it flies like a trainer.

Thread: Being dragged screaming and kicking towards 2.4!
16/08/2012 09:32:18

A lone flyer should stick to 35MHz ? Very bad advice. When I started flying (self-taught) I used my Futaba 6EXA 35Mhz TX not knowing that there was a club not that far away. That was quite a while ago before I got involved with the BMFA, the club, etc. If you cannot be 100% sure that there will be nobody else nearby with a 35MHz TX, 2.4GHz is more than likely the best option.

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