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Thread: FW 190A &190D from the same basic model
06/12/2015 19:55:06

Looks good to me!

Thread: Electric retracts input voltage
07/09/2015 16:33:06

OK thanks Bob, that sounds the ticket. If they pull more than 5A something must be wrong!

07/09/2015 12:58:31

Hi Bob. I had an issue with my eflite 60-120 retracts which proved troublesome until I powered them via 5 cell nimh rather than 4 cells. The new ones I have ordered are HK ones, and I did read on their reviews that some of the units did not like higher voltages. I was thinking a small voltage drop might mitigate that issue. It wouldnt take much to put a suitable diode in the positive feed, not sure what a suitable specced diode would be though!

07/09/2015 10:23:38

Hi everyone. I have ordered some electric retracts for my Hangar 9 P-47 60 size Thunderbolt. They are supposed to have quite a wide input voltage threshold, but I did read that some of them might not like too high a voltage. The RX power is from a 6v nimh pack (2/3AF size) which has a higher capability under load than AA cells so I believe. I was thinking about using a diode in the positive feed to the retracts to lower the input voltage a bit, I think its about 0.7v drop? This would keep it a bit lower when the pack is fully charged, as it will be above 7v. Is this a suitable method? I dont want to add a seperate pack for the retracts at this time.


Thread: retracts
30/08/2015 08:13:41

A question for cuban8 if I may. I have the original Hangar 9 P-47 and the kit retracts are not playing ball with the doors fitted. Are you using the original copper coloured wobbly wire legs with 5mm tubing to make up the difference, and did you solder it on?

My club mate has the same Mustang so this thread will help him out too

Thread: Tissue Covering
25/08/2015 20:57:52

Thanks Douglas

25/08/2015 08:10:26

Hi, do you let the first coat of varnish dry first, or lay the tissue on whilst it is still wet?

Thread: You can teach monkeys to fly better than that! Cambrian Spitfire
20/08/2015 16:35:29

Congrats a cracking job there

Thread: PSS Tornado F.3
17/08/2015 08:15:53

I have used heavyweight tissue and poly-c on foam, and that worked well. It gave a tougher skin, and it was probably a lot lighter as there is no weave to fill. I will try it again next time I am covering some foam or balsa if approprite, although its not likely to be as hard wearing as the glass.

Thread: HET F18 Hornet
04/08/2015 17:56:35

It might be worth a search on RC groups edf forum too. My model is slightly smaller so not sure it would help much.

Thread: Airbrush paint coverage
22/07/2015 22:06:43

Thanks Danny. Might be a while before I get round to it!

Tripwire, I have used some Lifecolor paint on my Graupner Eurofighter 64mm jet which went on nicely. The jars are pretty small, I can try and check. Think I used 3? Thinned with screen wash fluid.

22/07/2015 19:29:24

Sorry to butt in, but could you post what needle size, thinners and pressure you used Danny? I have some I might try and spray soon.


Thread: You can teach monkeys to fly better than that! Cambrian Spitfire
20/07/2015 17:39:25

Very nicely done

Thread: First warbird
02/07/2015 20:56:07

I would recommend the Eflite P47 that has just been re-released. I have the older silver version, and it flies great. It should be fine with the same 3s 2200 packs, and if you can fly the Acrowot this will be no problem. As long as you have somewhere ok for retracts that is!

Thread: Kyosho new Mark 5 GP spitfire
28/06/2015 07:22:48

I have the second gen one with a .61 4 stroke. It flies really well, and was about £135 when I bought it. I saw one at wings n wheels yesterday, and winced at the price! If it was the 90 size maybe, but too much imo for that size. Shame as its probably a nice model.

Edited By stuey on 28/06/2015 07:23:53

Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
18/06/2015 16:54:07

Congrats I imagine the desert camo gives a good contrast top to bottom, and stands out better on a dull day. It is growing on me!

16/06/2015 20:07:03

Cracking job there sir


Edited By stuey on 16/06/2015 20:07:31

Thread: Paint for Spitfire
13/06/2015 13:44:45

I sprayed my foamy/glassed Eurofighter with Lifecolor paints, which went fine. The problem I had was the top clear coat. I picked the correct shade of light grey for the Eurofighter. When I sprayed a Matt sealer coat, it turned it a lot darker, ruining the shade. This is not exclusive to this make of paint, I think it's because I used a Matt colour coat. A similar colour aerosol spray which was satin did not do this. I don't know if this just applies to grey shades, or if I did something wrong. I suggest a test piece before committing to the model!

09/06/2015 22:01:45
Posted by Lindsay Todd on 09/06/2015 21:55:53:

That's the one Stuey. Linds

Cool thanks

09/06/2015 09:01:37

Hi Linds, is it the Deluxe Eze-kote you used? I tried a bit brushed over some dulux samples like yourself on the underside of my F-15 foamy, it has a satin sheen. I have also brushed the dulux paints with a fine sable brush thinned with washer fluid, it does go on well. I havent tried spraying it yet but i have read that it works well.

I would not expect it to be glow proof IF it is similar to Poly-c, at least not the 10% I use.

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