Here is a list of all the postings BikerDon has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: June 2020 RCM&E|
All sorted now
Refresh the edition by archiving (removing it from your device) it and downloading it again all will be well, yeeharr!
Same happened to me Roger. I have reported it to the helpdesk at Pocketmags. They are not the same apparently. I'm guessing Pocketmags is the distributor and RCM&E has a publisher, MyTimeMedia?
The nice lady that replied says she has reported it to the publisher and will get back to me when she has some news.
In the meantime I loaded the magazine into the Pocketmags app this evening and it worked OK. Both apps are available from the PlayStore.
In case you didn't know (I didn't for years previously) the two apps are not from the same people. The RCM&E app only loads our magazine but the Pocketmags app can load all the E-magazines. Beware if you buy a subscription through Pocketmags like I did recently it doesn't give you access to the subscriber part of this site. They sorted it for me to cancel the first one I bought and replace it with a MyTimeMedia subscription which meant I got access back. Which was a shame as Pocketmags had emailed me with a special offer discounted price which I obviously lost when I changed.
To make it worse I cannot find a way to archive and so reload the current edition of the magazine like you can do with previous editions so even if they have fixed it I cannot reload the current edition.
|Thread: Article on building a LiPo warmer box|
FYI I found the article, it is in the March 2018 issue of RCM&E.
Thanks for all the ideas here though. I reckon I'll pinch the ideas I like the best from all of them.
I've got no excuses now have I?
I remember reading a recent-ish article on building a LiPo warmer box from an aluminium case as used for transmitters, a pet bed warmer mat and an old LiPo. I'm sure it was in RCM&E, possibly a Special. While I look through my old magazines, search the Internet and search ModelFlying.co.uk does anyone recall it and know which issue it was in please? Now where is that RCM&E index? Oh wait.....
|Thread: Easy Built Models Ryan ST|
Thanks for the speedy reply
Hi Geoff, slightly off-topic but related in a way.
Do you have any info or contact details about the supplier of your magnetic building board?
I bought one with similar fittings a year or two back at Wings and Wheels and have lost the leaflet that came with it. The Guy doesn't appear to have a website, not that I can find anyway, and I would like some more fittings.
|Thread: Ageing lipos!|
A lot of my LiPos don't balance, they just sit there balancing on my budget charger until it times out at 120 mins. I would be more likely to blame your charger if its not a decent (£££ ) one. The way the budget ones balance is really naff - they just bung a resistor across the cells with high voltage while charging, this really isn't ideal. Trust me I was an electronics engineer for many years...
Edited By BikerDon on 19/09/2019 20:09:33
Edited By BikerDon on 19/09/2019 20:10:01
When they start to deteriorate,I use my old 3S/4S LiPos for things that used to be driven by 12V lead acid batteries. Such as the compressor for my air retracts, electric starter, i/c control panel, field charger etc
Edited By BikerDon on 18/09/2019 16:36:17
|Thread: Malcolm Corbin Easy Street|
Sorted now, you mentioned the 8x4 prop in the other thread, just found it
What size prop?
I'm asking 😁
Likewise Bob, thanks, very useful starting point for my power train design 👍🏻
Thanks Stu(?), very useful starting point for my power train design 👍🏻
Edited By BikerDon on 13/07/2019 20:15:16
I have just acquired a Mk1 airframe and am looking to spec a LiPo/brushless setup.
What motor/ESC/LiPo do you use?
Got any pictures?
Edited By BikerDon on 12/07/2019 22:03:44
FlyinBrian - do you still have it?
I'm looking for one, been doing so for ages
|Thread: STOL Mk2 Help Required Please|
Being NewBuilderFlyer's 'friend' who will be doing the maiden I feel it appropriate to add my 2p-worth....
I agree with brokenenglish
Looking at the plan and pictures of other STOL Mk 1 & 2 builds surely* the WHEEL should be postioned about mid-way between the CoG and the wing LE. The rake of the u/c struts is very misleading and irrelevant IMHO and it's the position of the axle that counts as the aircraft will rotate about that axle while on the ground.
* and stop calling me Shirley...
I have plenty of air time with both LE slats, flaps and flying slowly as I have the Durafly Fiesler Storch which is notoriously difficult to fly. I was the only flyer in our club that was able to tame the Storch and get many flights out of her
Time will tell fellahs, we'll keep you posted
|Thread: Mystery ship|
Does anyone have any idea what this model might be please?
|Thread: Skyangel 50mm mini EDFs|
Yes to the videos please Rosco...
Jack, if you read the article, the Guy recommends uprating them with the £15 EDF/ESC from rc-castle (11 blade, balanced motor/fan, 4S capable) together with a 4S LiPo which then transforms them into something 'interesting'.
P.S. I don't want a funfighter I want an EDF
Can anyone help me in tracking down some these please?
Reading the September RCM&E my appetite was well and truly whetted by the article "Small but mighty". All the talk of the Skyangel 50mm EDF range sounded so tempting that I was all ready to put mouse to order form to get one whizzing it's its way to me ASAP. So I started to hunt down some of the kit Nigel Hawes mentions in the article to no avail so far..
Skyangel 50mm EDF jets - the only recognisd UK supplier was Amazon and all the models are 'Currently unavailable'. BRC Hobbies only have the 35mm models. He mentions to check out rc-castle.com - no Skyangel models under their 50mm range, they do have the XRP fans though. HobbyKing has a few 50mm EDF jets but none look like Skyangel.
This so frustrating!!
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