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Member postings for Vinegar Dave

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Thread: Electric Acro Wot ?
04/08/2015 14:19:27

Hi guys.

Can someone tell me how to connect up my rudder using the back plate as i seem to have two plates here and it really does not look right connecting the back plate to the tail link....

Thread: Phoenix from laptop to TV?
04/06/2015 07:38:01

Well i have fiddled around for a while now using chromecast and it is quite amazing what can bedone but to of yet unless you use a cable its not got that advanced yet and is still under 'Transition'. I think it will be cableness at some point but the cable is really the only option that i can see

Thread: 13X6 3 bladed anyone?
01/06/2015 12:20:45

I am struggling to find the above electric prop in the UK.

Anyone help?

Thread: Wots Wot pilots electric power?
31/05/2015 21:43:46

OK i am going for an electric wots wot. I am thinking of a G110 ( 295kv) from hobbyking with a 80esc running on a 6S 5000mha. firing a 13 X 6 prop

That maybe a bit OTT but looks good on paper but will it fit...help me out here guys

Thread: Phoenix from laptop to TV?
30/05/2015 20:29:31

can it be done and if so whats needed as i find practising on the laptop to restricting.......

 

 

 

Sorry...Just seen simulator section ......

Edited By Vinegar Dave on 30/05/2015 20:30:31

Thread: Beginner Flight Modes
30/05/2015 10:51:31

coming from hellis to planes Speed is an issue as getting out of the habit of sitting there as with a plane its a stall and the other is to keep the stick still to keep straight and true without using a tiny bit of elevator. Both seem to contradict each other dont they but moving the sticks to the extent i see plane flyers do it horrifies me!

So now i have decided to go back to a complete beginner in flying but the mind set and habits are hard to break.

Thread: Classy 91
30/05/2015 10:33:28

Yes that is exactly where i am that Jon. Its not just the speed but the stick throws as on hellis its so little movement almost if you get a bad gust of wind it could blow your stick and effect the helicopter. I see the plane flyers throwing those sticks around and i can't get used to it. The other is trying to keep the thing level without the elevator. basically keeping the stick 'Still'!. As i am so used to always having that stick on the move like balancing a marble on a piece of hardwood.

In the main though its keeping that straight line flight without wiggling just a tiny bit on the usually 'UP' elevator and keeping the elevators still as i either dont do the turn or completely over do it and turn too much and flying upwind is a problem flying straight for me without lifting as i keep twiddling those damn sticks.

The other day i saw a flyer using the entire extent of the stick area can you imagine that on a helli.

I might ask on the beginners section on stick setting for a plane only

Edited By Vinegar Dave on 30/05/2015 10:36:46

28/05/2015 20:53:00

Hi Jon.

i must admit i have found getting to grips with planes a bit harder than i thought,people who fly hellis always say a plane is a piece of cake but plane pilots can't fly helicopters and i think now what a load of rubbish and rather pathetic by the helli crew ( not all but a good 50% of them)

I started with the parky SE5a but i was finding it really had to be a calm evening i found and the wind has been terrible so far this year and it was foam. I got a ARTF Nieuport 11 the 'Bebe' being oracover and it was a bit more stable but i think i fell for the french flag markings as being that compact was not really the practical WW1 plane to learn on. I kind of stopped there and thought you are running before you can walk matey so i am building up to them but its coming along. I just love biplanes and the WW1 planes with a IC 4 stroke in is the nuts. I saw a SE5A up the club but it was electric and a WW1 aircraft has to be the worst plane to put an electric in.

So i will be looking for dates with them in.....

28/05/2015 16:54:05

I am on the look out for a good make of 4 stroke in 91 . I like the thunder tigers but i am open to suggestions?

Thread: Uprgrade combo
24/05/2015 11:33:08

So the standard on a riot is 40 amp/3s 3000/ 840kv/12 x6 p

I have now placed a 40amp/ 4s 3200/ 840kv/ 10x5 p

However i am thinking of putting the Multiplex 1130 kv in and if so what controller would i have to add or maybe still keep it at 40A?

I think the word is....Go like stink!!

Thread: What specs are deemed to be a glider and/or plane
20/05/2015 23:10:10

The Bixler 3 is deemed as a fixed wing as it has undercarriage and a prop but on a A test i dont think it would be heavy enough unless you stuck a 60 motor on it with a 6s battary at 5000 amps....Now that would be amusing to watch devil

13/05/2015 18:55:50

I guess if the rule states you can take any A certificate in 'ANY' order that sums it up but is a pusher a glider?

12/05/2015 20:08:30

Just to add to the pot i am presuming there must be a weight for the glider so am i right in saying that the A certificate in fixed wing includes the battary to make up the 1KG and if so is this the case for a powered glider?

And to add can the glider A certificate be taken without the fixed wing certificate if you just want to fly gliders?

Edited By Vinegar Dave on 12/05/2015 20:10:33

Thread: Hobbyking spitfire 1234 mm build thread?
12/05/2015 17:43:38

After purchasing one of these i as surfing the internet inc u-tube and forums for a build thread or video especially this model has been out for many years.

does anyone know if there is one somewhere?

Thread: What specs are deemed to be a glider and/or plane
12/05/2015 17:20:42
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 12/05/2015 15:23:41:

I believe that the A and B test info states that the model used must be able to perform the required tasks along with a minimum weight. I guess for the silent flight scheme that would mean that the model used would need to perform the tasks unpowered, while for the power scheme it needs to take off under it's own power. By those measures a power assisted glider with undercarriage qualifies as a powered model. Whether it would qualify as a glider for the silent flight test is another matter.

Have you looked on the BMFA site in the advice for candidates and examiners' guides for each type of test?

 

Looks like their are various options available to cover thermal, slope and electric silent flight types - here

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 12/05/2015 15:26:46

It seems very vague in there and not much about it?. I want to find out so i can make sure i have the appropriate glider. Perhaps there is a motorised and non motorised glider certificate , i would imagine that 'part' of the requirment is to have a limited wingspan size . There must be a BMFA examiner on the forum somewhere ho can tell us?

 

Edited By Vinegar Dave on 12/05/2015 17:21:52

12/05/2015 07:22:43

So when does a glider stop becoming a glider and is a plane?. What are the BMFA rules on this.

What in the BMFA book to say if you were taking a test would that be. I saw a aircraft which i was told was a glider which certainly had the wingspan ( maybe there is a limit in length) but had a fair size motor at the front & undercarriage,,,

Thread: Election....Enough i have had enough!!!!
06/05/2015 07:26:58
Posted by john stones 1 on 05/05/2015 18:24:57:
Posted by Vinegar Dave on 05/05/2015 18:03:41:

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And do you think it will stop Thursday?

Not a chance as they will all be trying to get into bed with each other especially clegg who seems to be acting like the local tart willing to get into bed with anyone and cameron will break the law and Millibands pledge set in stone will have seagulls crapping on it within months and that scottish woman will start building hadrians wall again and open us up to Nuclear strikes and then farage will be in the pub preparing to hang himself as he got not a single seat.

ENOUGH!

That was a broadcast on behalf of the " I've had enough party"angry 2

John

LOL...

05/05/2015 18:03:41

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And do you think it will stop Thursday?

Not a chance as they will all be trying to get into bed with each other especially clegg who seems to be acting like the local tart willing to get into bed with anyone and cameron will break the law and Millibands pledge set in stone will have seagulls crapping on it within months and that scottish woman will start building hadrians wall again and open us up to Nuclear strikes and then farage will be in the pub preparing to hang himself as he got not a single seat.

ENOUGH!

Thread: BMFA rules regarding starting electric planes
05/05/2015 17:48:47

I think some of us me included are knit picking a bit as i am sure that everyone in this thread is as safe as safe can be it was a good discussion mevertheless and thankyou for all your comments.

05/05/2015 13:56:32

From what i have seen more pilots who fly IC planes fiddle about on the runway than electric and some IC's will cut out and i have seen quite a few get down the strip to conk out but i have never seen an electric cut out or stay there reving up the motor as they sence a problem as usually there is no middle ground with electric the power is there or not .

I also am wondering that we are sacrificing safety to being 'held up' on the strip because the danger lays from passing others and walking with the aircraft. From what i understand the pilot should warn others he is entering the strip to take off so i see much more danger having the plane armed while walking than starting up on the runway . If a pilot has problems on the runway its common sense to walk back off the runway within a reasonable amount of time

As i said i may disagree with a club who thinks opposite to me but obey the rules or leave and that's fair enough.

Just my two pennies worth smiley

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