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Member postings for Chris Card

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Thread: E flite Sukhoi 480
23/11/2010 09:43:01
It almost got a profile photo of David Ashby stuck to a cardboard template as a pilot, but I couldn't find a suitable shot in the magazine to scan in and enlarge to suit. 
Thread: delete posts
20/11/2010 11:17:57
Posted by andy watson on 20/11/2010 10:31:21:
Well for example Chris has obviously just spent time trying to help me out answering a question I had already solved.
(Although I could have posted to that effect I suppose)

 Invoice is in the post 

Thread: Radian Pro - your thoughts?
20/11/2010 11:12:09
Not my kind of plane really Paddy but I'm surprised no-one's replied yet.  Must be someone out there who's interested in this new release?

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Admin on 18/01/2012 08:37:51

Thread: FlyCamOne -V2 Still Best in my book.
20/11/2010 11:09:59
I don't own either Peter but would like to see some of your vids if you'd like to give us a link?
Thread: One Design Build and One Design Contest
20/11/2010 10:53:18
Sounds great Ed and to answer your question yes my club had a similar idea: club pylon racing using a standard model (Paul Daniel's Slipso).  Around 7 of us bought the kits I think but 1 year later only 1 slipso has flown!  Too many competing commitments I guess.
Still, I hope your clubmates follow through with the idea and you have a fun competition. 
Thread: What size wire for servo extensions?
20/11/2010 10:46:32
I think "standard", if such a thing actually exists is 28AWG.  Hobbyking list servo wire in various thicknesses but to be honest a good local model shop should be able to tell you the gauge of wire they're selling.  Not all are clued up though but my local (West London Models) are ace for things like this.
Thread: New glue
20/11/2010 10:29:31
Sounds good Clark, let's hope someone imports it over here at a reasonable price.
Thread: delete posts
20/11/2010 10:28:29
Not a bad idea Dan.  
Thread: Cyril Carr Vulcan plans
20/11/2010 10:23:54
Not sure if you've seen this thread but it mentions an issue of EFI which you may be able to source a back issue of?
Thread: Home made spacecraft
07/10/2010 17:54:00
Posted by Andy Harris on 06/10/2010 21:55:57:
Now thats interesting.
I wonder if any CAA rules were broken....  the url goes to a godaddy holding page.

 If you read down to the bottom of the comments on the Vimeo webpage, you'll see the originator of the video did apply for and receive FAA clearance for his flight, and observed the FAA design guidelines for his vehicle.  This includes such considerations as the density of the foam and max breaking strength of the cable ties.  

07/10/2010 13:38:51
Brilliant!  Thanks for posting this.
Thread: 50th Anniversary Issue
03/10/2010 17:27:04
Reading that magazine's taken years off you Allan!
Thread: A model being made from drinking straws
03/10/2010 15:16:47
I found some more info on the PARIS project, a PDF file linked below:  
This would explain why he's using drinking straws and not balsa!  Interesting stuff, I wonder if they'll successfully retrieve it after it floats down from on high.
03/10/2010 15:10:58
A really interesting link, thanks for posting Michael.  
Could you please have a look at the following guidance on inserting links, as following this procedure will ensure your links are clickable in future:
Looking forward to seeing how the Vulture 1 develops, please post updates when available.  I wonder if the builder has not built model planes before, explaining his somewhat unconventional approach?  Hope he is successful. 

Edited By Chris Card - Moderator on 03/10/2010 15:12:36

Thread: My Wildcat Maiden
03/10/2010 15:04:20
In that case I'm even more impressed by your recoveries from those somewhat daring manouevers! 
Hope you go on with it and get all the practice you need.  Funny how it gets easier with time, the fun really starts when you stop having to think about what you're doing.  
Thread: Electric Yellow Aircraft P-38
03/10/2010 12:21:45
You're welcome Thomas.  It's nice to be able to answer someone's question - often I see people post on here asking very specific questions and their post goes unanswered because no-one has the info requested.  Nice to be able to clear one up for a change.
Thread: 9Channel 2,4 Ghz RC receiver and transmitter $54.99
03/10/2010 12:09:33
Yes, there are also hazards involved in signing up to the forum and spamming with your first post, as Tom112233 has learned!  
Thread: Rubber Band Man Marty.
03/10/2010 12:05:41
That's a real shame, looked like a lovely model - however is it permissible to giggle a bit at yet another silly way to have an RC crash?  
Thread: Advanced Scale Models Hercules
03/10/2010 12:03:07
This is very 2nd hand info, so not sure if it's much use to you, but one of our club examiners had one and it lasted only a couple of months before tipstalling on approach.  He's a good pilot so it makes me wonder how easy the plane is to handle.
Hopefully someone else out there has more first hand experience. 
Thread: Electric Yellow Aircraft P-38
03/10/2010 11:48:33
Not sure if it's the same one you are thinking of, but John Mason was flying a large electric P-38 on the show circuit last year, using a pair of Hacker A60 motors.  There was indeed a write up in RCM&E penned by David Ashby on pages 14 - 17 of the Feb 2010 issue.
There's more than one version of the A60 motor and the article isn't specific, so if you're interested in precisely replicating John's set up I'd suggest contacting him.  He's the proprietor of TJD Models in Dartford, so shouldn't be too hard to get in touch with and will doubtless be pleased to sell you the bits you need.
 I saw John's P-38 up close on at the Hop Farm show last year and it was truly gorgeous.  Sadly I think it met its demise at Cosford this year.

Edited By Chris Card - Moderator on 03/10/2010 11:49:23

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