By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Andy Mc

Here is a list of all the postings Andy Mc has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Heinkel HE51
13/08/2013 20:05:56

That's looking real nice.

Thread: The Flick Roll - How do YOU do yours?
23/06/2013 00:19:42

So assuming all three axis are used, elevator, aileron and rudder...

Do the aileron and rudder go the same way (eg. both sticks to the right (assuming mode 2)) ?

Or is it right aileron with left rudder or vice versa?

Edited By Andy Mc on 23/06/2013 00:21:06

22/06/2013 20:24:12

We had a discussion at the field the other day about the correct way to do a flick roll or snap roll.

The were several thoughts on the matter, so I was wondering....

Is there a "trusted" combination in moving the sticks?

Is there a right or wrong way to flick?

Edited By Andy Mc on 22/06/2013 20:24:45

Thread: Cambrian Spitfire
21/05/2013 08:09:59

I can't advise on the Cambrian Spit I'm afraid, as I've no experience of it.

But, have you considered retracts from Hobbyking? They're much cheaper and there are multiple sizes/types available: Retract

BTW. On the video of the full size Spit, I thought it was interesting that she landed without deploying flaps, is this common?

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 21/05/2013 11:20:09

Thread: Unusual Plane ID
22/04/2013 23:16:21

Posted by Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:09:46:

Wonder why it had no markings? Or maybe they were just too difficult to spot at speed?

Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:23:20

Could've been difficult to see because of the light and speed.

Although I think there's a 4th aircraft being refurbished for the team and it possibly may have been that one that hadn't had the markings applied yet.

22/04/2013 19:15:27

I'd hazard a guess that it could have been an L-29 Delfin of the new "Red Star Rebels" display team. They're being refurbished (I think) just across the water from Chivenor at St Athan.


Thread: The 2013 Photographic Comp - entries
16/04/2013 00:06:35

Parkzone Spitfire

Thread: canopy dye / tint / dyeing
14/04/2013 15:56:04

I've always had great success with Tamiya "smoke" spray, gives great tinted canopies, and a can will do a few canopies.

Spray it using light "dusting" coats, 2 or 3 coats will give a good tint that can still be seen through (I use a Voltspy inside the cockpit).

cap 30.jpg


Edited By Andy Mc on 14/04/2013 15:58:43

Thread: Mini velcro for E-flite batteries
14/04/2013 14:56:08

A friend has suggested that it's available on ebay (the velcro not the used nappies!).

But how can you tell if it's the smaller hook & loop?

So many sellers use a "generic" type photo, and the descriptions measurements don't always give much away. I already have way too much of the bigger heavier duty velcro (great for securing bigger lipo packs, but not much use for the little E-flite cells.

Thread: Digital RCM&E Viewing
23/03/2013 18:25:16
Posted by WolstonFlyer on 21/03/2013 12:56:24:
Hi Andy

The digital version works on my Android based Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with a small screen (4.5" so I would think it is much better on a Nexus7.

Hope this helps.

Thanks WF, I've now ordered one, so I hope it's readable on the 7" screen. Thanks for the help. teeth 2

21/03/2013 12:38:01

I've subscribed to the digital issue due to tightening purse strings because of disability and coming out of work, (but that's another story).

It's great to view on my PC in the dining room but I prefer to read in the lounge or in bed, so I'm thinking of trying a tablet computer along the lines of a Google Nexus 7 (if funds allow). The bigger iPad is much too expensive for my budget,sad so I'm hoping the 7" Nexus screen will suffice.

Does anybody here view the digital RCM&E on a tablet?

What's your verdict?

Are there any issues/problems to look out for?

All the best


Thread: TX Battery Charging
13/03/2013 16:40:03
Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 13/03/2013 16:06:26:

I got mine here, Andythumbs up


Thanks Pete, I'll get a pair ordered. thumbs up

12/03/2013 20:51:53

Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I've just read it with interest, there's some great input. I've had my DX8 just a couple of weeks and so far generally I'm very happy with it.

The lipo is tempting, but until this 2 week old NiMh is a year or 2 older I'll hold off.

I must admit no not being impressed by the lack of charging cut off for the NiMh pack, so I thought I'd take it out and charge it externally on a delta peak charger. But... what's with that connector??? I haven't got anything like that amongst my many charge leads, is a lead with that connector available?

Thread: New Foamy Wot 4 by Ripmax
09/03/2013 19:34:31

As long as the hole in the wheel is about the same size as the bolt/axle it'll be fine. Use a small piece of fuel tube as a spacer on the axle to stop any sideways movement of the wheel on the bolt/axle.

Hope this helps.

Thread: RipMax Alienator
06/03/2013 23:21:48
Posted by SkippyUK on 05/03/2013 22:19:51:

Got an unassembled kit from Wings and Wheels about 10 years ago when they were selling them for about a tenner and was thinking about getting it flying.

Me too, it still sits untouched in the back of my shed, I hope it hasn't warped or anything similar. I really must pull my finger out and get it airborne.

Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
06/03/2013 23:00:48

My trusty Futaba 9C (FF9) has been replaced so has to go...


And a Futaba R617 2.4Ghz receiver...


Thread: How do you hold those Tx sticks?
10/04/2012 00:13:22

I'm from deepest darkest Suffolk, so I have no fingers, just 10 thumbs! wink

Seriously... thumbs only for me.

I tried using my fingers as well but it didn't feel natural.

Thread: UMX Decathlon
28/02/2012 19:43:30

Looks awesome...

Thread: Quick competition
20/02/2012 19:55:43

I'd give it a very loving home

Thread: Switches not working on Phoenix!!!
15/02/2012 12:44:02
Same problem here too with a Speccy DX6i
Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
electricwingman 2017
Wings & Wheels 2019
Sussex Model Centre
Cambridge Gliding Club
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
Q: The effects of Coronavirus

 Yes - for the first time
 Yes - but Ive bashed balsa before
 No - Ive existing projects on the bench
 No - Im strictly an ARTF person

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us