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Member postings for simon barr

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Thread: Ripmax WOT 4 XL Gider Tow Release
12/06/2020 16:48:21

Depending on the weight of the glider you are towing, David, you need to be sure that the release servo is man enough to actually release in an emergency situation. A 12lb 1/4 scale glider doing a little dance on the end of the line puts some force on the towing pin, so you need a servo with a decent torque to be able to release it and save the tug and hopefully the glider as well.

12/06/2020 09:33:40

I think they are designed to be mounted on the former at the rear of the wing bay, not actually in the wing.

We do a fair amount of aerotowing, and all my tow releases are mounted on or just behind the rear wing bay former.

Thread: Wheels
03/06/2020 16:42:31

Yes, I'm sure they were... It was a while ago, but I don't remember any issues.

03/06/2020 11:48:22

I used Timber wheels on mine Slow Poke.

Thread: Control Line Cables
28/05/2020 11:39:04

I used to fly a lot of control line in my teens in the '70s..... Would probably fall over now frown

Thread: Lockdown flight achieved
20/04/2020 10:27:43

Which model is this? Any pics?

Thread: Has anyone converted a robbe "Do It" to electric?
16/04/2020 11:18:06

Hello Thomas, and welcome.

I have no experience of this model, nor indeed any fun-fly type model, it's not "my thing", but you should be looking at a power set-up that will give you around 150 - 200 watts per pound to give you the performance of a "fun-fly".

Just google fun-fly models or look for them on YouTube... There are plenty out there and they are all very similar, so you may find some help and ideas there.

Hope this helps.

Thread: Flying in the Back Garden Microaces Fun
11/04/2020 09:40:15

Just seen it... Can't wait to see the "noisy one" now...


10/04/2020 10:34:34

Brilliant as always.


Thread: Which electric motor for a vintage MADCAP ?
31/03/2020 10:26:55

4Max or Robotbirds would be able to help you out.

Speak to George at 4Max first, as he will be able to sort you out with everything you need.

Hope this helps.

Thread: Scratch Build Twin
30/03/2020 11:39:29

Yup, I'm lurking and watching.

Keep up the good work!

Thread: Corona Lock-Down Microaces Combat
28/03/2020 19:05:04

Great fun!

Why do you have a Dalek in your garden?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
09/02/2020 11:30:02

Didn't somebody (like Flair) do a parachutist back in the '80/'90s?

Thread: Eflite Maule M7
07/02/2020 18:29:22

The FMS King Fisher is 1.4m span, the Maule is 1.5M.... Just 100mm/4 inches in it....!

Which ever way you go, have fun and enjoy. Are you going to join a club? Whether you do or not, make sure you have insurance in place and that you have your CAA registration sorted.

Edited By simon barr on 07/02/2020 18:30:02

07/02/2020 09:19:06

Hello PJ.

Although the Maule is a pain to assemble, they fly very well. They will land at a walking pace with flap and still remain very controllable.

I had one a while ago and used it as a glider tug using a 4s battery - very enjoyable!

Is there anyone you know who can give you a hand with it? They are not difficult to fly, so I'm sure you will get to enjoy it.

Thread: Hi from me and my KK Fairey Gannet build
17/01/2020 18:43:16

Welcome Jim, from me... no relation I guess.

Thread: BMFA Renewal Certificate
06/12/2019 12:55:10

On my profile page on the portal, there is a box marked "Print Member Document"... do you not have this on your profile page?

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
15/10/2019 08:08:54

Personally, I've got no time for Kings Lynn Models... Very un-helpful in my experience.

Thread: setting up Dynam Spitfire Mk IX 1200 V2 with Spekrum DX6e
03/10/2019 08:23:47

Ashley, you seem to keep changing your terminology for the control surfaces, which is quite concerning in my opinion. You obviously don't have much idea as to what you are doing... Apologies if this seems harsh.

These things are not toys and can do a lot of damage in the wrong hands! Please go and find yourself a club or a friendly experienced modeller to help you.... You will need help setting up and learning to fly even with your trainer.

Which trainer did you go for?

Thread: Battery and prop sizing for second hand model
31/07/2019 14:58:52

Wide Open Throttle.

No such thing as a silly question, they are just questions to which you don't yet know the answer.


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