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Thread: Whats the difference between FHSS and FASST?
24/03/2011 20:21:06
I think that they are probably just as good, but FHSS seems to be on the lower end offerings - although the new 6 channel tx has better specs than mine . The other thing is this "s-bus" thing - do they expect everyone to buy a load of fancy servos or decoders?
Thread: New battery for Futaba TX
24/03/2011 20:17:29
Vapex batteries are great - I got mine from modelpower, but that seems to direct you do vapextech now... If they are the same people I would recommend them.
Thread: Phoenix Online Session
24/03/2011 08:09:28
Not sure why it stopped working - my internet still worked but it wouldn't let me rejoin the session. Good session thought.
23/03/2011 21:07:55
I'll join around 10 o'clock if there are any sessions going...
23/03/2011 20:16:57
I might be able to join you....
20/03/2011 20:09:13
Once phoenix has updated I'll be with you.
Thread: Launching flying wings
20/03/2011 19:59:42
Posted by r6dan on 20/03/2011 17:39:19:

is yours a standard Zaggi with a motor conversion?because I fancy making a removable power unit for mine.
No, its a Raven.
20/03/2011 17:35:23
Mine has a finger chopper on the back so I don't fancy doing that, lest my neck strap knock the throttle forward... Launching it into the wind usually means into the trees behind where I fly, so I usually end up doing it cross wind, or downwind if there the wind isn't too fast.
Nice weight lifting pose Dan.
20/03/2011 16:59:58
Or in my case not... How do you launch your flying wing?
I say this because I use the "frisbee" method for my Raven, chucking it and then going full power as fast as i can. This doesn't work that well though - today I had a nice flight didn't crash. Going  for the second flight. Flew into the ground on launch. Try again, ditto with damage (not major though)...
Any suggestions as to how to do it?

Edited By birdy on 20/03/2011 17:03:25

Thread: Phoenix plane questions
20/03/2011 14:43:38
I've no idea, but I tend to find that models feel different to fly in the real world: I am comfortable flying jet turbines on Phoenix,but in real life I begin to feel uncomfortable with my flying wing at times.... And I'll wager that 90% of people don't turn on any wind on phoenix either - so aeros - especially 3d - is so much easier than it would be in real life.
Thread: Weather's getting a bit better, how much flying you getting in?
19/03/2011 18:59:13
First flight of the year!
Took so long because I like to have very nice weather for the first flight, because I never trust myself, and because the one thing you didn't check is the one thing that doesn't work when you want it too. And that's a problem because sod's law dictates that you can't fly when there is prefect weather.
Thread: Are you a nuclear NIMBY?
15/03/2011 20:24:07
Oh dear... For me, the main result of all this Japan stuff is having to explain to every second person how nuclear is in fact safe, and how what happened in Japan will not happen here because we don't live in the middle of a seizmicaly (that is spelt wrong, sorry. )active area, and how the "lethal radiation" from the power plants will not cause all our children to have 3 arms and cancer.
And now the EU has decided to see how our potential nuclear plants may be affected by earthquakes and tsunamis... in the UK. How else could they spend all that money we give them though.
I must be getting old and sceptical.
Thread: Southern Model Airshow/Hop Farm 2011
12/03/2011 21:29:01
I'll be going... Its so close I could walk there if I could be bothered. Couldn't walk back though - I'd be carrying too much.
Thread: Phoenix Online Session
12/03/2011 13:29:12
Sorry about me leaving my internet died, Good fun though. . Can't say I am any good at formation stuff - really you need voice comms too, and how you typed and flew (is that grammatically correct?) I will never know.
11/03/2011 20:20:17
I'll joint you if you do, as long as its not too late...
06/03/2011 21:09:21
Good fun thanks David.
06/03/2011 00:07:38
Sorry for not being on as I said... My internet decided to stop working.
05/03/2011 15:41:44
I'll be on around 8 o'clock this evening if anyone wants to join me.Usual name, password is forum.
Thread: cutting balsa with a plan
04/03/2011 20:51:01
Lots of people suggest carbon paper, but my prefered method is putting the plan on top of the wood, securing it, then going along the lines making pricks through the plan with a pin. You then are left with a lovely line of dots to connect together.
Hope this helps,
Thread: Phoenix Online Session
01/03/2011 22:01:26
Same not working for me either...
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