Here is a list of all the postings DAVE MATTHEWS 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Hammer F3F|
E-BAY.... I think it's arservices that are the sellers. That's how got mine
Sadly my local hill doesn't produce lift like you're used to but soon I hope to launch her off better hills and get some weight onboard (only a little, don't want to ruin her). All in all, more than pleased
FINALLY got the Hammer maidened, 15mph, no ballast. Flew straight as an arrow, two clicks down and that was that. Beautiful bit of kit, try it with a bit of ballast next time!
Looks a cracking spot mate. We're are in winter now 2 degrees today and next to no wind. Still haven't flown her, let you know when I do tho.
Cheers Phil, I'll keep you posted. Might be a while, nothing but rain and inconsistent winds here at the moment.
moving on, decided to use multiplex mpx connectors to keep wiring simple and tidy. A handy hint (probably from this site somewhere), to pot the connectors with hot melt. Not only does it prevent flex and eventual failure at the solder point, it provides a good grip . I didn't use a mould (haven't got one!), just pump the glue in there then, while it's soft, form it with a couple of bits of aluminium flat bar. Not as tidy as a mould but hey.... cheaper lol.
Phil, cut down on the caffeine at night-time bud! I thought I had weird dreams lol. Just got the second wing to wire up, then it's wait for the right conditions time.
Phil, I did toy with the idea of aluminium bolts by way of compromise. I have the same problem with the white plastic ones supplied. Just working on ways to get the rudder arm tucked away inside the fuse.
I'll keep you posted
Guys, are we using nylon wing bolts or ......?
Thanks Phil, top is the same and looks awesome varnished (pictures to follow)
Guys, I am going to do it, because it wont add any weight and can't hurt. I don't expect to use the full ballast load( i have slopers that love that kind of thing). I have done it before by routing a 1.25mm slot in the wing,piping in epoxy and letting the blade in. Smooths off to a nice finish. Keep you posted !
Peter, I have emailed the creator Artur, who informs me he hasn't folded a wing yet. But I've bought the carbon, so it might have to have it lol.
Thanks for that Phil, epoxied in the joiner last night, which worked out great. Going to varnish my wings, the veneer's too good to cover! Might have a word with Arthur, but I'm quite happy with the strength now.
Phil, just done the torch thing, and it looks like the tow extends 450mm along the line of the joining box (looks like top and bottom). might just leave it, especially if no-ones folded the wing yet!
Thanks for the reply Phil, didn't know the wings were layed up with tow. I was thinking single blade underneath starting off laying along side the wing joiner box then out about 800mm, bonded in with epoxy. Is yours ballasted?, if so, how much? Cheers, Dave
Hi, has anyone thought about setting a 6mmx1mm carbon blade along the span? or doesn't it need (overkill), I do intend fitting a 20mm ballast tube.
|Thread: Panther Trainer Autogyro|
plug :- I have a completed, flown, balanced ready to go Panther in the classified section of this site. £100 without Rx. East mids area.
Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!