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Member postings for Pete Willbourn

Here is a list of all the postings Pete Willbourn has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: suggestions on throw launch plane for flying on rough grass pasture land
16/07/2018 15:42:52

I would second the RC factory stuff , I have a Flash,( out yesterday )

I must have similar interests , I have a high powered Zaggi , flew it yesterday, a wild wing , Gee Bee R, Funjet , but possibly the "best all rounder "for smooth anything type flying is a Formosa , if you can find one , and if the new Easy street is as good as the old one its pretty good too !

And yes I have an EFX racer , but you do need a lot of space and some good 4 cells if you want to do it justice,



Thread: UMX and AS3X Receiver Programming
13/07/2018 21:22:29

Thanks Chaps

I contacted Horizon Hobbies and they said that the Taxi RX is unprogamable !

so I have my answer,

cheers Pete

11/07/2018 22:09:40

Thanks John

That info opens up lots of "options "



11/07/2018 14:01:55

Thanks John

It is a Hyper Taxi !

Just might have to look for a defunct Sbach or something similar !


11/07/2018 12:24:00

I have a very battered Eflite Taxi , airframe useless but all the radio works .

I wish to put the radio bit into a Sterling Great Lakes mini bipe which I built over last winter .

Now the Taxi RX has so many in built mixes it would be of no use , but there must be a way of re-programming it back to just a normal "plank " requirement like the little Sbach or Yak .

So does anybody know the answer or can help in any way ??


Pete W

Thread: Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a 7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control
26/06/2018 14:46:11

lidl004.jpglydl003.jpglydl 002.jpgencouraged by what I have read in the forums on this little lidl glider ,I went and got one a couple of weeks ago .

Modded it to 4 channel , aileron servos flat in the wings , rudder servo hidden in the fin , elevator servo buried in the tail plane , all to make it look smooth , with a lidl 001.jpgpower pack consisting of an Eflite 370 motor and a 450Ma 3s lipo and it goes like a home sick angel , surprisingly well , just need a few clicks of down to produce a very good cheap fun aircraft .


Thread: ASP 61 fs Timing
12/06/2018 08:27:01

I advanced the timing by one tooth and according to the owner , club member , it is now excellent , about another 2.7k rpm , he reports .

so thanks chaps


Thread: Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a 7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control
08/06/2018 11:49:47

Have not finished converting mine yet BUT

But in THE WORKS shop they are selling a bigger glider kit , not epp and probably not quite the quality but for £10 it could be fun to "muck about with " or muck up which ever is your 4tey !



Thread: ASP 61 fs Timing
07/06/2018 09:52:46

Thanks Jon


06/06/2018 21:17:38

Thanks chaps ,

and Jon the lazer man , this is what I suspected and thats why I asked if anyone actually had the timing diagram .

We have two identical air craft , Magnatillas , one has an ASP52 and the other an ASP 61 , both newish engines , but the 61 has the power of a 40 , no where near that of its little sister , hence my question on timing ,

I shall play about with a tooth plus and minus and see what happens.


Pete W

06/06/2018 11:09:15

Does anyone out there know what the timing is on the above engine ?

The little dot on the cam gear does not appear to line up with anything when the engine is a TDC, ??

I have set it as 20 deg BTDC for the inlet , as a first attempt ,


Pete W

Thread: Horton BV38, Raiders of the lost ark.
22/05/2018 17:15:51

forget the colour scheme !!!

22/05/2018 17:11:53

The one I flew was just based on the" Raiders" what it resembled one way or another was purely by chance ,

I believe the Raiders one was not a flying machine , just a mock up that looked good !

There is a B&V in the club which is EDF again which resembles a real plane , and it flies like one as well !!


21/05/2018 14:33:28

img_5048a.jpgRaidersimg_4483a (1).jpgimg_4335a.jpgraidersYours looks a bit more handleable than the one I test flew a few years ago , but it looked good , Got a vid of it somewhere ??img_4328a.jpg

Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
08/05/2018 12:01:19

Hi Extra Slim ,

I recon that airframe must be in the region of 35 years old at least ! And I am sure its previous owner and builder would be very pleased to see it flying once more !


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/05/2018 08:31:11

To Martin Collins ,

Very pleased to see you are getting some flying in with your recent additions to your fleet , The little Waco is/was my favourite ,pleased you like it . We miss its builder !


Thread: West Wings Pinto C of G?
30/04/2018 22:11:00

I was just helping the younger guy , the brother of the late builder , who passed away at Christmas sell his collection of superbly built planes ..

So thanks for purchasing it and I hope it flies as good as it looks


30/04/2018 11:58:58

is it this one ??ross01a.jpg

Thread: Show Off Your WOTs!
19/04/2018 22:19:57

img20180419_22073585.jpgimg20180419_22100301.jpgI appear to have had quite a few !!img20180419_22115161.jpg

19/04/2018 22:01:42

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