Here is a list of all the postings Andrew Ray has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: UK supplier of balsa in METRIC thicknesses?|
Balsa wood is an organic material and is not (cannot) be machined to such tolerances. It also changes with humidity and adjustments will have to be made during the construction process. It is what it is.
Isn’t wood from a timber yard supplied in nominal sizes because of the natural variation in the wood?
Edited By Andrew Ray on 10/02/2019 14:52:57
|Thread: Retractable tailwheel|
To help centre the wheel as it retracts and the linkage goes slack.
|Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?|
Lovely work there Mike, you are putting us all to shame here. I look forward to seeing her finished.
|Thread: Zap Odourless Super Glue|
|Thread: Which Watt Meter|
I like it, well done.
|Thread: Solicitorís Fees|
Roger, did your son use a firm of solicitors or licensed conveyancers? Bit of a difference as solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and have to be registered with the Law Society, licensed conveyancers are not, they are regulated by a different body.
Must admit I have a bit of a "bee in my bonnet" over this one, I have always steered well clear of the conveyancing "bucket shops" having heard in the past many stories of things not happening as they should. I much prefer dealing with solicitors and being able to talk to the solicitor handling the conveyancing takes away a lot of the stress, particularly when he's a mate I have known since college.
|Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?|
Get a drone in standing wave or the convergence zone between two air masses and I am sure that with sufficient battery life to keep the motors providing thrust and stability the rising air mass will do the rest.
It's not just as simple as price. Much of what I get from Banggood or Hobbyking I cannot find easily from UK suppliers and certainly not from one supplier.
|Thread: Servo choice|
Any standard servo will be fine with this model, I have one with standard JR 591 servos, they are more than up to it and with a Laser .80. As JR servos are no longer available I'd favour the Savox 351, excellent value from Steve Webb's servo shop.
|Thread: Silly question about 4 strokes|
Yes, normal 5% should work fine. It’s what I used for years although I use Laser 5 in all my engines now, 5% nitro and 15% oil.
|Thread: Adding Oil|
Roger, don’t forger the manufacture’s recommendation for oil is 45 years out of date.
|Thread: How old are yours?|
Early Acro Wot, built sometime in the mid-late '80s (86?) with a Laser 75 purchased at the same time after seeing Chris Foss demo the combination at Sandown and has always been my go to model, rarely gets left at home when I fly. Now refurbed, repainted, new radio and a new Laser .80 last year, that makes the airframe circa 30 years old. No lightweight but flies as well as ever.
Also, an original Pat Teakle ASW 17 bought in 1997, maiden flight last year, 30 years in build.
|Thread: Spit 72" aileron servos|
I don't think the comparison is wrong, it illustrates the point I was making. If you want to be pedantic then you need to consider the 72" Spitfire against the full size Cub flying at 80kts with much much bigger ailerons than the model and the gearing in the controls of the full size not just the relative moments etc. I was merely trying to illustrate a point rather than provide a technical or scientific answer. Anyway this is going off topic and I will leave it at that.
Too much hype about servos and servo power, put it into context, Brian Taylor with his similar size championship winning warbirds would use a single standard servo for the ailerons and it would have to drive the linkage.
Also think about lifting say, 3.5kg and then think about applying that to a control surface, it is probably not too dissimilar to the pressure required to operate the controls on a full size Piper Super Cub or Pawnee at it's normal cruise speed.
I wouldn't worry about the servo power from those servos.
|Thread: Martyn's Dalotel|
Cracking job Martyn, good likeness too
|Thread: Who wants to share a new Flair Baronette build?|
I bought one last year, nearly started it, in fact the box was out and the plan unfolded and then I decided to build a Ben Buckle Fokker DVIII from a plan but heavily modified to make it more scale. I am going to be an occasional watcher of this thread with considerable interest.
Keep up the good work Simon, it’s coming on nicely.
|Thread: Thinking of changing my car|
I’m in the Audi camp, Q7, plenty of space, very comfortable, quiet and surprisingly economical for a 2 tonne motor, 35mpg overall and over 40mpg on a run and if needed it will tow 3.5 tonnes, ok not much use for models but it makes for a very stable tow car particularly when towing a full size glider trailer. It’ll take a couple of average size models assembled and 5m glider wings with care. I’m so pleased with the car I’m about to order a new one, it’ll be my 4th.
|Thread: UMX and AS3X Receiver Programming|
Ah, just read that this is compatible with the AS6410NBL rx so it may not work with your rx.
You can re-program the UMX receivers, you need a USB-Interface: UM ASX3 Programmer (SPMA3060).
There is a caveat to this, it works but it isn't straightforward, there is plenty of info out there. I have done it successfully to disable the stability function.
|Thread: X9d+ range problem|
Ok, now that makes sense but I am sure I have read that poor RSSI does not necessarily correlate to poor received signal strength (now that's a contradiction if ever I heard one). I hope I'm not confusing the issue.
Edited By Andrew Ray on 27/06/2018 00:26:05
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