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Thread: Pete Lowe, RCM&E columnist
23/03/2015 17:05:10

Sorry to hear of Peter passing away. Always read his articles with interest. Picked up loads of hints and tips. He was obviously a stalwart of this great hobby and will be greatly missed by many that knew him and the many that read him. Condolences to Janet and family.

RIP Peter.

Thread: Parachute jump from space
15/10/2012 02:54:40

Watched the whole thing - Brilliant smiley

Of note Joe Kittinger holds onto at least one of his records from his famous 102,800 ft skydive in 1960. That of longest free-fall at 4min and 36 sec's. Felix was a little shorter at 4min 16sec's.

Upate on top speed reached by Felix. 833 mph / Mach 1.0944.

Thread: Guess The Aircraft!!
08/10/2012 08:10:53

Not ARTF then .... smile p

I have 3 nights off. I may abuse my login (mods beware wink)


Thread: Gyro Fitted To Plane Rudder - Any Difference!
08/10/2012 07:46:04

A Heli pilot at my club recently took up FW and after passing his 'A' Cert. Then fitted a 3 axis gyro to his .55 OS powered ARTF Wot 4.

He flew it in a 20mph wind. Switching the gyro off and on the difference was really noticable. The Wotty bounced around in the changing air current regardless; But when the gyro was on, the flight lines were very smooth.

The other Heli guys said it was cheating dont know


Thread: best sarcastic= life tip
06/09/2012 06:14:29

When all else fails - Blame someone else blush

Edited By BB on 06/09/2012 06:14:50

Thread: wooden propellors
05/09/2012 09:53:57

Try HobbyKing.

Thread: What is going on here then
29/08/2012 03:59:28

It is an input trainer. I saw one in the mid 70's being used at a fly-in fun day. Only the 2 tx's were joined with dowl sticks and bent wire. Both sets were on a picnic table near the flight line. It was being used to teach complete novices to fly aero. Quite a few went on to fly solo the same day.

Makes real sense to use with rc Helis. Where the very fine inputs can take some time to master, for some individuals.

Thread: Tailplane repair advice?
14/05/2012 09:35:07

Chris's advice is correct. My advice was based on Google pic. Perhaps 'champher' out the slot that the tail plane snuggly already fits. Add fillets and sticks and exopy. It conceals the repair and adds strength that wasn't there.

14/05/2012 08:19:36

Drill small pilot holes for 'cock tail or carbon rod' sticks. Insert, align and glue with Epoxy.

Thread: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft BNF
30/03/2012 16:22:47

A mate of mine got one last year. Maiden was good, loadsa lift off that engine. Though one of the wing struts broke. Grass strip landing 3rd flight. Nearest I could afford was a Glens models 'Maule' & a Seagul decathlon.

Good luck with it. You've a great looking piece of kit there you have.

smile o BB

Thread: Et al, etc
21/03/2012 18:13:52

El Sid

Thread: Arising Star and SC52FS
16/03/2012 00:49:50
Posted by Alan 4 on 15/03/2012 23:17:40:

ACTUALLY, half of me is from Kent, yes, cantwells half a southern softysmile p

Soz, forgivs me ya lardshippy secret

15/03/2012 23:07:27
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 15/03/2012 22:56:40:
Posted by BB on 15/03/2012 22:48:04:

And it's, it NOT ti.... frowncheeky .

He's writing in a "Manc" accent!


Sorry BEB I forgot to check his passport on this occassion. Alan - I'm sorry. We down't'suth as u mit say fargivves ya geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr . Yaaaaaaar still aaa toup blouke thourgh. blush

Phew, hope he understands BEB. Google translate can be hard sometimes !! embarrassed


15/03/2012 22:48:04
Posted by Alan 4 on 15/03/2012 22:31:52:

Well, thats the throttle link delt with, now the hard facts, trainers are what trainers are, they have to take knocks, and are expendable if ti goes in, your nice four stroke will be the first to hit the deck, if its affordable then fair enough, but generally i would recomend a budget engine like the 46LA or enya 40 SS these are solid built motors, more suited to the rumble tumble of the tyro enviroment, i tell alll learners this, smile

as for the linkage to the four stroke, i use Kavan tanks, these have a series of grooves down the tank, really handy for sneaking a throttle link in, i mount the servo in line as i can, and have a direct link to the throttle arm, on the engine end, i bend the rod at 90 degrees, and use a keeper, and on the servo end, a metal 2mm clevis

Ditto...... a 2 stroke will do.

And it's,  it NOT ti.... frowncheeky . And all is 2 LL's not 3, Alan. cool

BB - Sings, "I'm in the mood for dancing, and correcting.  I go back to work tomorrow night ......"


Edited By BB on 15/03/2012 22:53:50

Thread: How long have you been flying models?
15/03/2012 22:23:11

Been flying almost as long as being a member of the forum, about 4 years. Wrote off 2 frames within 10 days of each other last October 2011. Not a bad average that, 2 frames in 4 years. Compared to my clubs Mr 'know it all', who goes 'round' and tip stall's on a regular basis. Been flying he says 10 years.  Latest quote, " don't tell me how to fly.  I know how to fly."  My answer, sure, but you ain't learned to land !  - Bazinga !!

Round - meaning, that he can't land any frame within 120 X 70 metres of flight line.  There is always a problem with the wind or his now new Futaba 18 MZ.  No I am not kidding !

He's a 'B' cert.

I'm an 'A'

BB (do I feel smug.  In this instance - YES !)

Edited By BB on 15/03/2012 22:35:37

Thread: Arising Star and SC52FS
15/03/2012 22:15:48

Edited By Ian Jones on 15/03/2012 21:10:00

Pretty much as I said, only with the 'S' bend before the firewall, not aft. By the way modern 2 strokes don't scream ! This is a 'trainer', don't get too precise, or precious. Or, you will just get dissapointed, very quickly !

Good luck. Welcome to the forum. As said ealier, there are NO stupid questions. Just; the odd dumb replyier.... you'll work out the difference cheeky

15/03/2012 17:59:19

If you want to keep things really simple. Just cut a slot in the firewall to match then bend the control rod wire to suit around where the tank fits. There will be a little flexing in it afterwards, but, not enough to give you trouble (just don't apply heat to bend the wire, you'll weaken it. Cold bend it.

You could go 'bell cranking' it, but that just makes things complicated. These frames are designed for cheap as chips .40 - .46 2 stroke engines. Its a trainer. It may not look pretty for long. If you arrive heavy and suffer a 'nose over', likelyhood is that the 52 FS will not run the same way again.  Thereby becoming a 'tempremental' engine.  Simply because something has gone slightly out of alignment etc..

I'd be inclined to save the 52 fs for a 2nd or 3rd model (a little warbird perhaps): And get an SC.46 2 stroke for the trainer.

Go tail dragger if flying off grass.  That nose wheel will bend under every landing on grass: And its steerable, so will continually knock out of alignment.



Edited By BB on 15/03/2012 18:06:11

Thread: Hows your water works then?
14/03/2012 10:33:13
Posted by Alan 4 on 13/03/2012 19:58:30:

Have all you southern gentry not got any holes dug to save water? why, in this day and age, do we have water shortages?? they dont have them in kuwait, we have just finished an order for filtration impellors for kuwaity de-salination plants, seeing as we are SURROUNDED by water, why do we not have these? every darned SHIP has them, thinking

Have you not yet realised that this country only fights fires after theres nothing left to save. Saves water dontcha know nerd

Strange ain't it.  Old 'Red Ken' wanted to build a de-salination plant in the Thames Estuary.  Ooooh too exspensive says Parliament.  'Bonking Boris' on the other hand is being given the green light for a new airport.  Guess where ?  Yep the same place !  Go figure ! secret

Edited By BB on 14/03/2012 10:42:06

Thread: Testing testing
14/03/2012 10:23:19
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 14/03/2012 09:01:15:

No BB. This is about links. The platform allows us to paste link in ddirectly.

It also allows us to enter really long links if we use the link button.

However if we do, we see the issues here.

If we follow the procedure in the 2012 Tutorial section,

all is fine.

Us mods are forever having to tidy people's links

okey dokey. Sounds like you need a contrict code, as previously mentioned.

Edited By BB on 14/03/2012 10:27:12

14/03/2012 08:38:32

Are you trying to paste the picture Chris ?

As we could on the old platform ?


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