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Member postings for simon barr

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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.


Thread: Birthday discount from HK?...
22/07/2019 18:00:33

Hah, just today received a lipo that I ordered the other day, and a discount code is included in the box!

Aren't I a lucky boy!

22/07/2019 12:05:13

You two are lucky, I've never had a discount code for my birthday!

Thread: Seagull Turbo Raven
15/07/2019 08:26:33

I had one, electric powered.... Lasted two flights!

The first flight was ok but felt like, as you say, the c of g was a bit too far back, so I moved it forward for the second flight... Took off, and the thing just spun in on me doing a reasonably fast turn. The same thing happened to one belonging to a club mate a couple of years ago.

Awful thing... I'm surprised it is still being produce and sold.

Thread: Hi there
03/07/2019 07:40:18

The BMFA have just reduced their membership/insurance to £29 from 1st July...

£29 for full cover insurance till the end of the year is hardly bank breaking, is it...

Welcome back, by the way.

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
12/06/2019 19:56:56

No time for King's Lynn Models... Very unhelpful in my experience.

Thread: Unknown Glider
15/05/2019 19:29:59

Don't think it's a Heron... I'm sure the wing swept backwards on that.

15/05/2019 19:03:04

Phoenix Model Product (Stan Yeo) Sierra...?

Thread: Edit adverts
27/04/2019 11:58:39

Probably in the "Manage My Adds" heading top right in the Classifieds menu.....

Edited By simon barr on 27/04/2019 12:00:38

Thread: Electrifying a WOT4 Pro ARTF
23/04/2019 11:48:52

Hello John and Bruce.

The motor is a Tornado Thumper V3 3548/05 900 kv mounted on a ply plate (decent ply, not lite ply), and this is then mounted to the fire wall using 4mm stud as stand-offs.

I am using a Robotbirds 60 amp ESC (because I had one), and turning an APC 11 x 5.5 electric prop. I may try an 11 x 7 prop just to see what it is like, but I don't think it needs it... The thing goes vertical with the set-up I have already and is all well within power specs for the motor and ESC.


Battery hatch cover in place.... The plastic vent is from the scrap box, and I opened up the square film covered hole just behind the U/C as an air exit.


22/04/2019 19:40:56

Here you go....

Lipo in position in bottom hatch.


Top view of battery tray suspended between former No2 and servo tray.


And just for good measure, glider tow release for light weight foam gliders.


22/04/2019 19:31:46

I have just converted the Wot4 Pro to electric.

Unlike my mate John Lee above who cut the top hatch, I decided to cut a hatch in the bottom, as I thought that if I stuffed it up, I could easily make another!

I made a battery tray from lite ply suspended between former No2 and the servo tray, and fitted a box/back-stop for the lipo to slip into to secure it once I had worked out where it should be in order to get the C of G as near as possible correct.

All up weight ready to go with a 4s 4200 lipo is just a shade under 1.9 kg.

I have propped the motor to achieve around 600 watts.

Test flew today - Brilliant! Timer set for eight minutes (activated from throttle stick), and landed after mixed throttle flying with 32% showing on the lipo checker.

I will add some pictures once I have down-loaded them.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
26/02/2019 20:30:32
Posted by Jon Laughton on 26/02/2019 18:08:19:

Maidened today - only some down elevator and left aileron trim and she then flew beautifully on an OS 75AX.

Very nice model & definitely 'a keeper'!angel


I had one of those a few years ago.... A really nice model!

I passed it on when I moved house a couple of years ago, but wish I hadn't. And, no, I can't get it back, the guy who took it off me wrote it off after just a couple of flights!


Thread: Another scam? Sinister this time
31/01/2019 19:47:23

Have you told the police...?

Thread: FlyFly DG-1000 set up
26/01/2019 15:19:45

Hello Peter.

A glider this size should be pretty docile, so I would start with aileron around 20mm up and 10mm down, elevator around 15mm up and down, and as much rudder as you can get.

I wouldn't use expo, and with regard to your tip stall, make sure the c of g is towards the forward position initially and don't fly it too slow.

Thread: German WW2 Insignia
24/01/2019 11:53:38

It's ok to show a swastika in the UK, and even here in the Channel Islands, which were occupied during the war. However, in a lot of European countries, it is illegal, which is why you see models with a "squared off" swastika on the fin.

Thread: Half a page ?
23/01/2019 17:31:05

And me...

Thread: Pheonix KA8B Glider Kit
02/01/2019 15:10:59

When you say it's too big, do you mean flying wise or transport wise or storage?

If it's flying wise, don't let the size put you off.... This sort of glider just floats around and will not catch you out.

As for storage and transport... well that's a matter for you to decide, but with it breaking down, it won't take up as much room as you would think.

I just think it's a shame that you were so keen and are now giving up on the model before you've started, but of course that's your choice.

02/01/2019 12:13:14

Why the change of heart, Stearman?

Should go together pretty quickly and they fly well.

If you wanted to "scale" it up a bit, just change the pilot as he is far too small (as mentioned before), and fit the top surface brakes.... No-one will know that they are not true scale.

I have the Seagull version, and having done as I suggest, I am very pleased with it... I fly it off the slope and aerotow.

At least give it a go, you seemed so keen at the beginning.

Thread: Control surface movements
01/01/2019 12:30:42

Hello Stephen and Happy New Year.

A rudder/elevator glider is going to be pretty docile, so I would suggest starting out with around half inch up and down on the elevator, and around one and a half inches either way on the rudder.

Hope this helps.

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