Here is a list of all the postings BB has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Pete Lowe, RCM&E columnist|
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.
|Thread: Parachute jump from space|
Watched the whole thing - Brilliant
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!!|
Not ARTF then ....
I have 3 nights off. I may abuse my login (mods beware )
|Thread: Gyro Fitted To Plane Rudder - Any Difference!|
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
|Thread: best sarcastic= life tip|
When all else fails - Blame someone else
Edited By BB on 06/09/2012 06:14:50
|Thread: wooden propellors|
|Thread: What is going on here then|
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?|
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.
Drill small pilot holes for 'cock tail or carbon rod' sticks. Insert, align and glue with Epoxy.
|Thread: Hangar 9 Taylorcraft BNF|
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.
|Thread: Et al, etc|
|Thread: Arising Star and SC52FS|
Soz, forgivs me ya lardshippy
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.
Phew, hope he understands BEB. Google translate can be hard sometimes !!
Ditto...... a 2 stroke will do.
And it's, it NOT ti.... . And all is 2 LL's not 3, Alan.
BB - Sings, "I'm in the mood for dancing, and correcting. I go back to work tomorrow night ......"
(ABBA - IM IN THE MOOD)
Edited By BB on 15/03/2012 22:53:50
|Thread: How long have you been flying models?|
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|
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
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?|
Have you not yet realised that this country only fights fires after theres nothing left to save. Saves water dontcha know
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 !
Edited By BB on 14/03/2012 10:42:06
|Thread: Testing testing|
okey dokey. Sounds like you need a contrict code, as previously mentioned.
Edited By BB on 14/03/2012 10:27:12
Are you trying to paste the picture Chris ?
As we could on the old platform ?
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