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Thread: Can you identify this model aeroplane?
18/10/2020 08:19:56

Without a picture, the only model I can remember from the 80s designed as a camera platform around that wingspan, was something called a Hercules (I think)... Can't remember which manufacturer.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
14/10/2020 10:00:03
Posted by EarlyBird on 14/10/2020 09:29:02:

Matt where is the cat?

I have looked at all the photos and can not see one anywhere.

Click on the arrow at the end of the pictures, it's a bit further on....

Nice cat BTW.


Thread: LMC Gnatty
16/08/2020 07:50:34

I had the straight wing Gnatty. It flew very well if I remember correctly, until in-experienced dumb-thumbs wrote it off!

Thread: Parkzone ARTISAN
06/08/2020 17:47:39
Posted by brokenenglish on 06/08/2020 16:55:11:

It's easy to make this shape of mount, to your own dimensions.
I cut and drill 1/8" paxolin sheet.

Or even just a piece of decent 3mm ply (not lite ply, although this would probably do the job just as well).

Thread: Glue throwing peg
29/07/2020 08:19:52

Yeah, like David says, just glue it in....

They probably suggest using thick super glue as it goes off quickly and will fill any gaps around the peg, but (assuming that the model is wood and not foam), normal "white" glue or epoxy will do the job.

Edited By simon barr on 29/07/2020 08:21:45

Thread: Rx !!!!!!!!!!!
26/07/2020 12:16:53

You can get forward and reverse speed controllers.... is this what you mean?

Thread: How to post a Wanted Ad
26/07/2020 12:13:28

Go into Classifieds menu in the ribbon at the top of the page.

Top left of Classifieds page, click on "wanted", Top right of that page now gives you the option to "place a wanted ad".

Thread: Landing lights on H9 Carbon Cub
21/07/2020 18:59:39

Thank you Denis.

21/07/2020 17:58:37
Posted by John Lee on 21/07/2020 13:54:22:

Simon, I use a DC-DC step down buck module rather than a resistor for all my LED lighting installations. They only cost a few pence, eg link. Lots available on line. Slightly more sophisticated are the units supplied by Flytron, eg link. The Flytron Strobon series of LED products are excellent if you want to add more lights.

Thank you John, the links are very useful.



Edited By simon barr on 21/07/2020 17:58:55

21/07/2020 11:37:17

Nice one, Paul, thank you.

I'll have a look at that idea.

21/07/2020 09:09:54

Does anyone have any experience with the connecting up of the landing lights on the Hangar 9 Carbon Cub 15cc, please?

The kit supplies a battery box for 2 x AA size dry cells, so the lights obviously work off 3 volts, but I would like to connect them through the Rx. I will be using a 6 volt supply.

Do the lights have a resistor already attached, and if not, then what size resistor do I need, please?

Thank you.

Edited By simon barr on 21/07/2020 09:10:26

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.


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