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Member postings for Mike Cotterill

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Thread: Fizza - Nigel Hawes - battery retention
27/07/2016 18:06:25

Thanks Simon - much appreciated.

24/07/2016 19:06:49


Does anyone have a recommendation for the control surface movements (ail, ele and rud) for the Fizza please ?



20/11/2014 08:32:05

Hi All

Thanks for your replies - some very nice colour schemes used - 'fraid I went with the default red/white and blue of Nigel's original.

From what I can determine the battery location is underneath the wing and secured to it using velcro.

Hope now I can get this finished and airborne.....

Cheers all


14/11/2014 19:19:48

Hi Andy

Could you please advise what the velcro is attached to inside the fuelage as the front section at the top is rounded.

Did you install a plate to fasten the battery to ?

Are you able to grab a pic of fuselage at all ?

I've been building this plane on and off for years and I'm not real close to completing it.

Thanks for your quick response


14/11/2014 19:01:48


Has anyone ever built a Fizza...

if so how did you restrain the battery - it is not really covered in the build instructions.

If anyone has any pics of the inside of the fuelage this would be of great benefit.



Thread: Cemech - Funky
18/08/2011 17:18:19
I purchased a Cemech Funky 2 years ago but am only now ready to build it.
However the instrcutions (or lack of them) do not give much help.
Has anyone else assembled one of these EPP large shockies ?
What glue would be best - (UHU PRO ?)
Does it need any extra re-inforcement any where ?
Any other hints and tips ?
Thread: TigerShark EDF - ESC setup
21/04/2011 14:16:04
My TigerShark EDF unit, when run from a 3S1P 1500mA Li Po, goes into slow speed when the battery voltage drops to 11.6V.
I think it may be set to 4S and shutting down at 4 x 2.9 volts = 11.6.
Any idea on the setup modes for the controller that was sold with this jet ?:-
Unfortunately I can't identify the ESC now the model has been assembled - the model is approx 3 - 4 years old.

Thread: Seagull edge 540 - 120
27/07/2010 07:11:38

The cowl rests on the front edge of the extended firewall where the engine mount is bolted - while not quite being low enough for the spinner to be in the centre of the front of the cowl.
26/07/2010 18:52:28
I'm trying to fit the cowl neatly on the Seagull edge 540 - 120 size kit.
But to get the spinner back plate in the middle of the cowl means that the cowl is resting on the top of the firewall mount.
Would it be OK to sand the corners to allow the cowl to drop down slighttly ?
Should I just accept that the spinner will have to reside offset downwardsby 1/4" (this also allows the panel lines from the cowl / fuselage to align more accurately)
Anyone else built one of these ?
Thread: WOT 4 ARTF - climbs like an angel
14/06/2010 12:33:48
The engine is an Irvine 53 and the prop is an APC 11 x 6.
I will check out the inverted flight and see what she does.
13/06/2010 18:46:58
Yes it climbs worse with higher throttle settings.
i have added a spacer to the top two engine mounts for more down thrust but it did not make much difference.
If yours does similiar is it a charactistic of the aero foil section ?
13/06/2010 18:30:05
Have built (?) and flown the ARTF WOT 4 but I find it climbs quite badly when trying to fly level into wind. Down wind isn't too bad so it is not a trimming problem.
Anyone else experienced anything similiar please ?
Thread: Acrot Wot - Covering wing tip
29/03/2010 19:09:57
Could someone pelase advise the best way to cover the wings/wing tips on an Acro Wot kit.
My covering material is Profilm and I'm not sure if I should cover the bottom then top of the wing then cover then wing tips or should I try and stretch the covering so the tips are done at the same time as the top or bottom.
Anyone else done this already please ?
Thread: The October Grand Prize Draw
01/10/2008 19:07:00

Hi - Just browsing through the web site and WOT a great idea. This would surely be just WOT I need to get me started. I assume I just post here to be included in the draw ...??


Thread: Seagull Edge 540 60 v2
30/05/2008 09:18:00
Do you have any recommendations for a 60 2stroke e.g. SC / OS etc ? Are SC reliable ?
29/05/2008 18:55:00


I'm interested to know what engine is in the Edge 540 40 size as I have onbe with a SC72 four stroke using a 12 x 6 and it is very "lazy" flying.

Thread: Engine choice
27/05/2008 07:33:00


 Would a SC72 be able to handle a prop up to 14 x 6 ?

I have a 13 x 7 and will give that a try the next outing.

A friend has just brought a Saito 82 and that looks lighter and more powerful, I will see how that performa when he gets the model airborne and might replace the SC72.



26/05/2008 21:00:00


 I hope someone may be able to help with an engine/prop choice.

 For a Seagull Edge 540 (60 size)  I have tried a SC72 four stroke with a 12x6 prop but it is somewhat lazy flying and needs waking up.

Do I need a diffreent prop or a  2 stroke up front ?

Any advicew gratefully received.



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