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Member postings for Steve Dorling

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Thread: C of G assumptions?
01/06/2013 06:46:55

Balance Point - Devon Flyer is correct

Just sayin'

Thread: Brewing your own fuel
01/06/2013 06:45:24

Castor Oil - yesterdays news - horrid stuff

All 'synthetics' are not the same (by a long shot...) btw so beware of just using something known to mix - I can mix water with your Guiness if you like but you won't like it much!

Thread: In your experience what's the most common cause of a crash?
01/06/2013 06:34:21

Battery 'failure' = pilot error 99.999% of the time

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 01/06/2013 12:49:08

Thread: Fitting Wooden Props On A Petrol Engine
31/05/2013 09:05:37

Multi bolt fixings are a pain and less safe than a single big crank fixing (as per Zenoah etc) but they look pretty don't they!

Edited By Steve Dorling on 31/05/2013 09:05:51

Thread: When do you use exponential?
31/05/2013 09:01:38

It is (frankly scarlett) impossible to suggest any reason at all for not using expo to some degree (oh that'll cause howls from the naysayers...) and I challenge anyone to tell the difference between no exponential and 5% - in which case how about the differnece twxit no expo and 10% - or 15% etc etc!

There will be a sweet spot that works for you - start with 30% on everything and then tune up or down until you find your spot (which may even be negative or opposing expo)!


(I'm here to help - make friends and influence folks - can you tell...) devil

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 31/05/2013 21:38:11

Thread: In your experience what's the most common cause of a crash?
31/05/2013 08:53:53

Pilot error starts with the build and ends right at the scene of the crash!

R/C equipment is reliable - batteries are reliable - engines and motors are reliable - pilots are exceedingly unreliable - QED!

Thread: Inverted Four Stroke
26/05/2013 09:37:22

engine doesn't care which way up it is - tank position is important though

Thread: sc 52 drinking fuel
26/05/2013 09:35:54

Seems an odd question to pose - if the engine is running well and you say it is, then that's what it uses - QED

Thread: Two stroke oil
26/05/2013 09:34:28

Coo - there is a lot of 'waffle and bluster' mused and written about oils

Next time you pass a guy chopping a hole in the street with a bloody gert angle grinder, ask him which oil he uses................

Thread: Fuel Tube for petrol.....
26/05/2013 09:32:45

Chainsaws and lawnmower shops work for me

Thread: What engine will be big enough?
26/05/2013 09:31:21


Someone not only flying a Cox these days, but FF AND an 010

keep us informed

Thread: Rather expensive fuel!
26/05/2013 09:29:25

Do you want cheap - or good - all oils are not the same just as all beer isn't the same

Check weights and volumes - different (nitromethane is heavy)

Thread: Slope sites in Oxfordshire
26/05/2013 09:24:44

Nip down to the edge of Bucks and you've got Combe Hill (NT so anyone can use it with gliders)

Thread: C of G assumptions?
26/05/2013 09:22:00

BALANCE POINT (C/G...............)

Thread: In your experience what's the most common cause of a crash?
18/05/2013 08:37:51

Pretty well every 'unexplained' crash I've witnessed (often from very capable and experienced modellers/fliers) is down to apalling engineering and radio installation!

Thread: How many flyable models do you have?
23/05/2012 07:01:35

Oh dear - I dare not tell...............

Thread: 2008 First fly-in of the YEAR
03/01/2008 13:44:00
I may be tempted to bring my 'uber' wing for a sortie - any weight lifters amongst you?
02/01/2008 15:25:00

Yep - if it's west/sw then I'll make my way up the track to the far end car park as per - sounds very much like a 'Rodent' day perhaps!



02/01/2008 09:35:00
Ok - well you're very welcome - if you go to the Orme then I'll probably join you there, so either way - be seeing you!
02/01/2008 08:27:00

Hi Folks

 you are more than welcome to come and fly on my (our) club sites but this must be by invitation and pre arrangement, so the poster who advocates popping down to Abersoch and turning left (ie Cim Farm) is treading on our (LMAC) toes - flying isnt' a problem at CIM but we've had to get all 'official' this past year because of interlopers tramping down crops and leaving gates open etc.

For those that want to play - just give me a bell (Andy E has a daytime tel number) and I'll be happy to point or (more likely) join you for the day.

Drive time - it's 45 mins to my gaff from the Orme - about 20 mins to the Southerly slopes - Cim etc - or 5 mins to the Northerly edge - good hills, bags of lift - bring foam and plastic, if the wind is anything from 3 to 100 mph then there will be a hill that 'works'

see yer 

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