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Member postings for Chris Bott - Moderator

Here is a list of all the postings Chris Bott - Moderator has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Ashbourne Scale Day
22/09/2018 13:17:40

Chris could you add me to the list now please?

(I seem to have found an agreeable way out of going to a family Christening that day!
Surprised when it worked? I was!).

Thread: Outrunner Magnets Decomposing to Dust
20/09/2018 21:18:31
How very strange. I've never seen anything like that. It looks like there's a shiny coating that's degraded?
Thread: BMFA Website down...?
20/09/2018 21:13:14
If some folk can see the web site. (I can no problem). Does it depend on which ISP we're using?

I can see it using either BT broadband or 3 Mobile.

Another thought, those that can't see it and are on a PC.Try loading the website, once it's failed try pressing Ctrl and F5 together. Sometimes this will flush out connection problems.
Thread: well another newbie tipping his toe in
18/09/2018 12:43:35
Hi Ron and welcome.

I'm not a member but I know the Fradley club and it's very welcoming. It's actually called Sutton Coldfield Radio Controlled Aeroplane Club. So that's where any confusion comes from.

There are also good clubs in Cannock, Longdon and Aldridge. None are far away.
Thread: Hi
11/09/2018 23:19:13
Hi Robert and welcome to the forum.

Thread: Piper Twin Apache PA23 -150 74"
10/09/2018 20:59:20
Great pics Chris.

Danny I want to know how you're going to handle all those "ripples" in the metal skin?

Now, where's the tongue in cheek emoticon?
Thread: Sukhoi SU29MM
10/09/2018 20:53:20
Hi David we probably need a little more information such as which type of connection do you have between servo and control surface?

But first you could disconnect your pushrods/snakes at the servo end and see if the servos still do it with nothing to pull/push. (No load)
Thread: safe receivers
09/09/2018 19:42:22
If you wish to experiment with another system that has these functions, why not research iNav and use a ?20 F4 flight control board with a ?15 M8N GPS receiver?

That way you're not stuck with fixed PIDs or stuck with corrections that work in the wrong directions for some of your servos.

I intend to check this out as soon as I've got through some other projects on my ever growing list.

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 09/09/2018 19:43:14

Thread: Horus X10S with Spektrum receivers
06/09/2018 16:18:48

David - this appears to be in stock again now. Click on the photo.

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 06/09/2018 16:23:29

Thread: Bit of a new Horus X10 problem.
31/08/2018 17:07:43
The only time I've seen "bad radio data" is when I've had no models in the radio folder.

Could you have replaced the models folder with an empty models folder?
31/08/2018 15:50:35
Trebor I have a feeling that the Wizard is a work in progress by the OpenTx guys and they haven't got round to wing or quad yet.

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 31/08/2018 15:52:20

Thread: Government Consultation on Drone Flying in the UK.
27/08/2018 18:01:28
Chuck the idea is to use the BMFA suggested answers, but in your own words, not cut n paste.
Thread: Problem veiwing tv
27/08/2018 17:57:56
Gary it sounds like a weak signal problem. There's usually somewhere in the menu system where signal strength and quality are shown. If low, you may just have a poor connection somewhere along the line or the aerial or cable has deteriorated.

There's another possibility though. The channels that are being transmitted are changing in many locations. It could well be worth trying a quick retune of the digital channels.
Thread: Government Consultation on Drone Flying in the UK.
22/08/2018 23:20:22
You're right DG but it will be us law abiding citizens who abide by any new rules or systems.

So we'd better put in some effort here just in case that makes a difference in our favour.

I'm up to Q35, using BMFA guidance notes. I've saved, ready for another "thrilling" installment tomorrow.
22/08/2018 15:24:27

I think the idea is to read the LMA/BMFA/SMA document that has all their preferred answers and answer with those. Using your own words to say the same thing in the text boxes if you wish.

This document. (.pdf downloads when clicked)

That way the government gets a consistent answer that's aligned to our associations negotiating stance.

Thread: Power Safe for any receiver
22/08/2018 11:57:18
Thanks Mike.
That's certainly something to think about.
21/08/2018 23:09:31
To be honest Gary the tracks are just as fat as I could make them. There are tracks both sides of both boards so 4 in total per rail.
My thoughts on their rating is that if we have a model which has servos where that would be a worry, then we should be using something a bit more sophisticated anyway.

I guess some copper wire could always be soldered along them.

PM your address to me and I'll pop a board in the post.
21/08/2018 22:33:49

The latest incarnation. Using better quality sockets as discussed.

This is an 8 way. It could easily have one or two sockets removed to suit the Rx.

I'll probably cut the one end off and also make a straight through version. Then we're ready to look at cases.

I don't think I'll be going into production, they're pretty fiddly to put together and take time.



Thread: OpenTx - Questions and Problems
21/08/2018 17:27:29
That's good news Jack.

On the Bluetooth question I think I'd shy away from introducing another source of RF near to my RC equipment "just in case" it causes any sort of interference.
Thread: Power Safe for any receiver
19/08/2018 13:56:15

Thanks Mike, I'd found a short looking connector that looks something like those, but I hdn't seen the tall ones. Those are much more likely to be suitable.

Ron I do wonder if a small percentage of failures attributed to switch / cable failures might be a fault at the plug that plugs into the Rx?

So - here's another permutation. After knocking this 6ch one up I realise that for 3 of the receivers I plugged it into, it would have been better if I'd included 7 ports.

I think this style would be easier / neater to encase?



The Orange receiver ends up upside-down! DOH!



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