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Member postings for J V R

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Thread: How far do you travel to the nearest decent model shop?
16/02/2015 23:40:51

No 0--5 so did 5-10 but its 4.5 miles to Avicraft for me

Thread: Prangster Problem!
16/02/2015 00:48:00


On my Prangster I glued a 10mm foam block to the fuz for the wing to butt up against so that the wing would always seat in the same position and a couple of strips about 10mm square on the under side of the wing to set the wing central on the fuz, I've not flown mine for about a year now but I think I put a bit of a mix EL to TH. I think my C of G is set around 75mm. Some of the later Prangster's have a smaller wing cord compared to the first ones. One thing I will say about them is that they take a lot of abuse, mine has landed/arrived at every possible angle, it's had 3 wing spars, 2 engine mounts / ply box, the last spar I replaced is a solid length without the joiner in it as that was causing a weak point just after the alloy joiner. Fantastic hack model.......

Edited By J V R on 16/02/2015 00:50:08

Thread: What is the best tool in your workshop
14/02/2015 22:54:05

My best & most useful tools are:

Laser cross hair automatic level

Heavy duty gas soldering iron

and my late fathers archimedes drill with a 1mm bit which is great at drilling pilot holes for screws to stop the wood from splitting when the screw is driven in





Thread: Winter seems to have arrived, who's been flying?
22/01/2015 22:08:16

I got out for an hour last Saturday which is good for me as I'm a fair weather flyer normally, mind you the patch was very wet and had to park at the gate and walk to the strip (only about 150 yds)

Thread: Closing The Battle of Britain Chapel
05/01/2015 12:42:34

absolute disgrace


this should be made sticky for the foreseeable future .

Edited By J V R on 05/01/2015 12:48:00

Edited By J V R on 05/01/2015 12:50:13

Thread: The most stupid/embarassing things youve done whilst flying...other than crash
03/01/2015 16:54:18

I took a plane down to the club field, unpacked my gear, plugged the battery in, did the range check and picked up the plane, walked over to the patch looking at the plane, whilst I was walking and noticed that both the props were missing as I had not put them on after changing at home............

Thread: Sleep patterns and shift working
30/12/2014 14:01:15

I'm much the same as Avtur, 37 years in transport ( bus driver ). I'm at my best when I sleep for around 4-5 hours when I have an early start getting up at 0330Hr but when I work late turn getting home after 0100Hr I tend to have 7-8 hours sleep. I used to do 7 nights once every 2 months which totally messed with my body clock so I gave that duty up. Now I'm semi retired working 2 days in the first week then 3 days the next week my sleep pattern has not changed much and I find it hard to go to bed before 0000Hr. The first thing that I did when changing to part time work was to set an alarm for 0915Hr on my mobile for days off, and cautioned work not to call me before that time if they needed me to work overtime. After 37 years of getting up at silly 'o'clock I'm going to enjoy my spare time.......

Thread: FW Ta-154 Moskito
27/11/2014 21:45:42

I've built one & its tough as old boots, 3 heavy arrivals,the last one was very heavy & broke the fuz, I stuck it all back together and it flies just like it did the first time straight as a die with the contra rotating motors...

Thread: Taranis - Trim Reversal
20/11/2014 20:16:56

Thanks Lads I have just sorted this one with your help ( Chris, Beb & Pacmc ) I would have answered early but I had to attend our Anniversary meal !!! Bless her she's had to put up with me for 22yrs of Military vehicle shows & now RC planes as well.


20/11/2014 13:24:16

Hi Chris, I will pop out to the shed later today and have a look at the TX settings

20/11/2014 12:18:46

I've a similar problem setting the timers up on a new model, the run time only stops at full throttle, but I can not see what's been done or what I have done to make this happen. Any ideas ??

Thread: What is a 4 stoke?
24/10/2014 11:26:31

all this talk about 2 & 4 stroke or stoke engines, what about **LINK**

Thread: 1st Round Voting Thread
22/10/2014 11:37:28

1st  funfighter

2nd   clean sweep

Edited By J V R on 22/10/2014 11:38:09

Edited By J V R on 22/10/2014 11:38:59

Edited By J V R on 22/10/2014 11:58:54

Thread: Screw loose
30/09/2014 10:57:36


Do you have access to some die's Richard, if so make a new bolt with a split die & open it up as much as the holder will allow, this will cut an over large thread which will be a tighter fit in the tapped hole. You can make the bolt with a piece of 3mm rod with a short thread on the top and screw on a nut using high strength thread lock to make the head, then when its set cut the bottom section of thread using the opened up die.

Edited By J V R on 30/09/2014 10:58:11

29/09/2014 23:00:08

Hi Richard VD probably the bolt is under size, try some other bolts with a bit of luck you might find one that's a better fit.

Thread: Do you stick to your TX maker's RXs?
25/09/2014 09:41:16

Hi Rich2

I don't have a preferred make at the moment so pretty much anything............

25/09/2014 08:46:18

No need to use another make or look for a cheaper RX's with Frsky.............Genuine Frsky all the time.....

Thread: Sharing Taranis Programming
18/09/2014 21:41:49

Hi PatMc

That would be a good idea...........and I would probably use it a lot !!!

Edited By J V R on 18/09/2014 21:44:18

Thread: Hobbyking
07/09/2014 22:10:37

I needed a 0.15 engine for a small plane that's been sitting on the bench for ages so I ordered one of their AP hornet 0.15 engines, next day it was fitted & run in about 26 hours after the order was placed, and best of all total cost was £26 with postage ect ect...........

04/09/2014 18:38:40

Looking at the Hobbyking site today I noticed that you have 3 options to order from, UK, Europe or Global warehouse. What is the difference between them, if I were to order from the Europe or the Global warehouse would I have to pay import duties ??


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