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: Laser Engines - Technical questions|
You are too modest Jon
That's great news tigerman. Lasers do not dead stick unless there is something fundamentally wrong. The only reasons I have had a Laser stop in the air are running out of fuel and a 75 carb coming adrift. Otherwise I find them very tolerant when setting up so much so that I fitted a new carb to one of my 80s (the engine fell on the floor and damaged the carb!). The engine ran and ran well with the new carb without any adjustment at all, transition was faultless but it was using a tank of fuel in half the time and a load of oil on the model, I was about half a turn too rich on the idle needle. You may well have been too lean on the idle needle, time to run a tank through the engine but don't fiddle with the settings too much.
Jon runs the new engines and they are pretty much set up perfectly, all I do is tweak the needle at full throttle to judge how lean the engine is running at with my prop and that's it.
Once set leave them alone, they don't need fiddling with from year to year let alone between flights. Mine start on the first or second attempt, they run perfectly and I don't touch them other than to admire them.
Laser have the base setting for the carb here.
|Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.|
Haven't given up Chris, just not started yet (other than accumulating the parts needed) too many other things to do and a long holiday on the continent. Maybe when the weather deteriorates, fingers crossed.
|Thread: Moon landing|
....and the earth really is flat
|Thread: Local Model Shops|
It is only a specious argument because you chose to see it that way and draw irrelevancies into the equation. It seems you would expect me to earn less because the purchase you make once every so many years costs a lot and you no doubt expect a discount don't you? It is very much a case of seeing what you want to see. And it has absolutely nothing to do with ongoing costs, we are talking about the simple purchase of a product.
And no one said they were expecting a model shop to discount a discounted price.
As an example I drove 2 hours to buy a pair of walking boots from a specialist shop because I couldn't get what I wanted locally. Whalley Warm and Dry in Lancashire offered a fitting service, they don't discount like the chains but they offered a superb service, threw in cleaning materials f.o.c. and a pair of good quality socks at half price. We came away with not one but 2 pairs of boots and I will recommend them highly and will no doubt buy from them again. They engaged with both myself and other half and offered a discount in another form. The same philosophy applies to model shops and to the shop in the OP, Dave implied he was looking to spend somewhere in the order of £1,500 in the near future and this shop would have has as good a chance as any to take his money. They lost out because they didn't fulfil his needs nor his expectations.
I used to sell cars, it was a family business, are you seriously telling me you would abide by what you have stated here and come and buy a car from me at full price? Of course not, and likewise I won't pay full price and will always try to negotiate a discount. I know you're going to say it's different, but it's not. I have spent as much on models as cars in the past.
And if they had knocked a fiver off the OP may well have gone back and spent an awful lot of money with that shop since he posted the original comment in September 2018, thus reaping the reward of engaging with the customer and offering an incentive to do business with them.
|Thread: CAA CAP 1789|
Thanks Martin, I see now the document I have linked to is the permission.
This seems to suggest that flying models weighing up to 7kg over 400' is approved providing certain conditions are met in paragraph 3 and is dated 4th April 2019.
As CAP 1789 is an outline as I read it, it does not contain the detail.
To my mind for the club flyer, wether power or silent flight not much will change for practical purposes and any registration, test or modest fee is nothing more than an irritation
|Thread: Cambrian / Cambria Funfighter-----which to choose!|
Jim, what motor are you using?
Martin, are you going IC or electric?
|Thread: Fusalage jig|
|Thread: Art Hobby Gliders|
I built mine about 7 years ago so don't remember the detail too well but I do have a pillar drill and can only assume that the blocks were not pre drilled.
The finish, so far it has weathered well but being water based it seems to fog up a little when water is left on it for a few minutes i.e. when out in the rain. I decided not to cover it because the instructions didn't recommend it, I liked the wood finish anyway and glass cloth would add weight and work unnecessarily.
I have the 2.5m Orion EV. Lovely kit and flies very well, I fitted a Hacker geared motor driving a 16" prop powered by a 3s 2200, it will climb vertically with ease and is capable of covering the sky quickly.
If you go for an electric one you may still have to cut the nose off to fit the motor, attach the carbon boom to the fuselage pod and attach the tail surfaces. The wings need blocks fitting for the fuselage mounting. I seem to remember that the blocks for the carbon joiners are fitted. Yes, I think the control surfaces have the hinge material in place but there is an amount of cutting necessary to relieve the surface. It may sound daunting but taken carefully it is not a difficult build.
Oh, nothing is covered, they recommend lacquer for the wings, I used a Deluxe Materials water based product directly onto the veneer. I used the same on the tail but used it to apply lightweight silk.
Edited By Andrew Ray on 20/06/2019 17:31:42
|Thread: Who said it would never happen in our lifetime|
But this Airbus electric plane has. Admittedly it is even smaller but look where electric model flight started and where it is now.
|Thread: Confirmation - The World Really Has Gone Mad......|
I’ll go flying anytime Percy. I prefer the patch in the morning and the hills in the evening.
Wouldn’t some of you be better off building something or going flying rather than sparking off at each other? It would at least be more productive and less stressful.
|Thread: Extending Receiver NiMH 6V pack leads|
Andy, extending the lead by that much shouldn’t be a problem. Worth getting a multimeter if you don’t have one then you can measure the voltage before and after for peace of mind.
|Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log|
Or try using a hardened steel ejector pin used in the diecasting industry. I cannot remember where I bought mine from but so far so good the 6mm pins used have not bent, not yet any way but still early days.
|Thread: Cumulus resurrection|
Similar to the Graupner Cirrus fuselage (or were they the same) with a different canopy. A friend was given a kit as a thank you from a good friend of his, very expensive at the time, a typical 100" kit was around £20 this was £100 back in the day.
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