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Member postings for NigelH

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Thread: Summer's finally here, how much flying are you getting in?
08/08/2012 21:53:55
Posted by Tony Bennett on 06/08/2012 11:55:43:

if its not raining here its blowing a gale.

i give up

think i will take up stamp collecting.

I know what you mean. It's pretty deflating. Makes me think the same. I keep looking at new models but TBH, what's the point when I can't fly what I've already got ?

I've ordered one of those HK 3-axis flight stabilisers and may fit it to something cheap and cheerful so that I can be more comfortable about going out when it's windy.

Thread: Help with Funcub Build
08/08/2012 21:47:15

Page 44 of the manual covers wing types.

You could always just use a Y-lead though smiley

Thread: Wanted, a new hack.....
08/08/2012 21:33:31

The Decathlon EP flies very nicely on a 3S 2200 and a 300 watt power system. As they say, this flies like a larger model.

Thread: Help with Funcub Build
08/08/2012 18:33:07

ESC goes into throttle.

You can set up your model on the TX to use two channels and then, IIRC use AIL for the right servo and AUX1 for the left. Of course, it depends on what TX you have. Wing types are easy to set up on the DX8, for example.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
07/08/2012 18:02:00

A bit optimistic ?

Thread: Tools for building kits
06/08/2012 18:40:35
Posted by Christian Ackroyd on 06/08/2012 17:58:31:


Very good looking model there. Cover it in clear film smiley

What is it ?

Thread: any idea what this is?
05/08/2012 22:55:19

So it is. Mine had the tank on the back though.

05/08/2012 22:45:50

Now that reminds me of my first ever glow engine from, maybe 1980, a Testors .049. Same spring starter and integral fuel tank.

Thread: More advice on Wot 4 motor?
05/08/2012 17:15:40

I agree that extra battery weight is better than ballast.

Someone who's building one of these told me today that the retailer was saying that another customer was flying one at 600 watts and was experiencing tail flutter. That's worth considering while you're flying.

The model looks good until you read the specs. It was me who started what's probably the main Wot 4 e balsa thread.

I've been getting my batteries from Hobby King for quite a long time and they've been pretty good for the money. I had to send one back with a dead cell. Be sure to check whatever you buy as soon as it arrives, just in case, regardless of the vendor.

Thread: hobbyking UK let down
05/08/2012 14:58:35

Is that for a visit or are you working there from now on ?

I've worked in the Far East and enjoyed it. Hong Kong must be a good place for that too.

Thread: More advice on Wot 4 motor?
05/08/2012 14:12:02

No, 150w/lb is for models that will fly on the prop as much as on the wing.

3000 4S packs are not light and, IMHO, that plane's already a brick. Make it heaver with larger batteries and you'll lose out performance wise and you'll no doubt be landing faster.

05/08/2012 10:24:11

Steve beat me to it yesterday when he suggested that this was way out of hand. Far too complicated. Honestly.

Just go for about 100 watts / lb, on 3S to keep the weight down, and use a watt meter to help you fine tune the prop choice. If say, you'd like a bit more speed, drop an inch on the diameter and add an inch onto the pitch and re-measure and then fly. It's that simple.

Fly the model. That's what you bought it for smiley

Thread: tale of woe
05/08/2012 10:09:01

We've got a small number of proper tables at our site. Handy for the less supple guys and good to work at without having to get on the floor. What they really should have been fitted with though are a couple of padded verticals at the front two corners to restrain the wings.

At least people know that models still need holding down with the tables as they are though. Your associate obviously thought that he'd got it covered with his stand. Time to put it next to the brazier.

Thread: Control Surface Torque
05/08/2012 08:45:12

Funny you should say that because there's another 'theory' thread on here being done to death for nothing.


Edited By NigelH on 05/08/2012 08:45:50

Thread: Can't sell my model
04/08/2012 10:20:15

I reckon that the starting bid is far to high, Hobby King digital servos are not going to have anyone going mad for the model and that IMHO, the model looks silly with that massive engine up front.

Splitting the engine out could be the answer.  That £25 postage fee doesn't look too attractive either.


Edited By NigelH on 04/08/2012 10:21:24

Thread: Building a parkflyer
03/08/2012 08:55:18

RC Groups has a scratchbuilt foamy section which has many, many plans that you can download and print out.

Thread: Whats wrong with the BMFA Website
02/08/2012 20:10:15
Posted by Engine Doctor on 02/08/2012 11:08:55:

Whats wrong with the BMFA website ???? . Is anyone else having trouble getting on to thr site ? Some of the time it works perfectly but others it seems to be shut down and will not respond.Perhaps if all members who have any trouble e-mail them they may upgrade to a decent system.

It may not even need an upgrade. We've discussed this on here recently. It could just be some performance tuning that's needed.

Thread: S.M.A.E.logo
02/08/2012 20:06:31

There's someone on RC Groups who uses the logo as his avatar.

Thread: BMFA Classifieds watchers
02/08/2012 20:05:34

Well, it's gone.

Thread: Local model shops - do we support 'em?
29/07/2012 20:54:13

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