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Member postings for Craig Carr

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Thread: Thank You SLEC great service!
20/09/2019 20:50:14

Fully agree. They can’t be more helpful and have similarly had corrected kits parts FOC without quibble

spot on traditional company with second to none customer service


Thread: Airbus A400 - Anyone else built one
10/09/2019 22:01:28

Hello Bill,

i personally used 4 x 250watt turnigy outrunners. And 2 x 4000mah 3s batteries. 1 pack for the 2 inner motors and 1 pack for the 2 outboard motors.

that gives a comfortable 5 to 6 minute flight time for me


10/09/2019 21:54:10

Hello Bill,

Agree with Nik, it can be flown really slowly without any nasty vices .

I had the model out out at my club on just last Sunday gone and I confirm nice slow fly pasts are the order of the day yes


Thread: Incidence Meter/Gauge Measurement
30/08/2019 18:24:34

I’ve been using the QUS smart meter recently and it’s superb

click here and scroll down to model aircraft

it was mentioned in RCME a few year back and it’s proved its weight in gold

The great thing with it is because it links to your smartphone you can take a picture of your set up with the incidences recorded yes See these examples (I’ve just laid on wing for demo, you need to use the full set up with leading and trailing edge brackets in the final pic for accurate readings)








Edited By Craig Carr on 30/08/2019 18:28:29

Thread: Balsa skin on wing
16/08/2019 19:57:11

Hello Joe

i do roughly the same as Andy, except I run medium cyano along the trailing edge and aliphatic everywhere else

then line up your sheet (build it oversize) and carefully press down on the cyano line and work it back over as per Andys post above

When you’ve pulled it to the leading edge i wick thin cyano along the joint of the overhang/leading edge

works for me, the top wing sheet on this model was done that way



Thread: Futaba 9CAP.
04/08/2019 18:47:19

Steve, probably the pots as Frank suggests

why not ask Mike Ridley (click here I’ve used him recently to repair my FF9... top bloke and great service (fast turnaround)


Edited By Craig Carr on 04/08/2019 18:47:40

Thread: Moon landing
23/07/2019 09:36:26
Posted by Doc Marten on 22/07/2019 22:34:55:

I wonder how long it will be before those iconic words from Armstrong will be amended from, "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind" to something less male dominated to reflect modern times? wink


Maybe a sign of the times,...  I understand though Neil always maintained he said “one small step for ( a ) man” but the word was clipped/missed. The additional “a” makes the statement more meaningful from the individuals (Neil’s) perspective

Neil Armstrong wiki quote


Edited By Craig Carr on 23/07/2019 09:39:34

Thread: Paint bleed issues
09/07/2019 18:31:31

Hello Alan.

The toothpaste and Dremel soft brush is probably the best way to go

As Denis says prevention going forward. I’ve personally found Tamiya tape to be spot on and for jobs like canopy window I would use Tamiya’s masking sheet”. I did my Vulcan cowl this way... great stuffyes.





Edited By Craig Carr on 09/07/2019 18:39:13

Thread: Anyone for a Tiffie?
19/05/2019 07:51:04

Hi Trevor,

this website gives a technical reason click here


18/05/2019 10:39:30

Hello Trevor,

I have had that happen to me on occasion when uploading from iPhone or iPad. What I did was got into the iPad, select photos and then edit.

you can then rotate the photo 180 degrees and save. Then load into your rcme album as usual.  It should then appear correct way up


Edited By Craig Carr on 18/05/2019 10:41:16

Thread: Tony Nijhus Vulcan.
26/01/2019 07:52:01

Hello Cliff,

I haven’t made the pusher version but did build the edf one, a few pics attached. Not the best quality pics as just done on a moby.

Fly’s lovely, very precise and scale like

Build is straight forward, kept some pictures - click here




Edited By Craig Carr on 26/01/2019 07:56:05

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
02/01/2019 17:59:10

What terrible news.

I never met Dave but he certainly made a fantastic and positive contribution to the hobby and this forum.

My deepest condolences.

Thread: Uploading pics from album using ipad
02/01/2019 17:51:25

I upload from iPad exactly as Ron has shown above without issue.


If your iPad is an older generation with out of date IOS it may not allow the direct upload option. I couldn’t do it with my original iPad 1 but my later iPad Pro with IOS fully up to date will allow it.

What version iPad do you have FB? And what is your IOS version you currently have installed ?

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
02/12/2018 23:18:57

Excellent job Greg,

Well done. Looks brilliant.

I’ll email you tomorrow re the retracts.

Next step.... the maiden yes


Thread: Using Ammonia.
28/11/2018 14:19:08

I use it neat... works amazingyes

Just don’t hang around the fumes to long .... ideally do it outside

Thread: Ammo box
22/11/2018 13:13:08

Top job ken. yes

Ordered my box yesterday smile

17/11/2018 18:39:32

Posted by Andy C on 17/11/2018 15:06:25:

I use NEW 50Cal ammo boxes from Ebay (link below). Not worth getting used old rusty ones in my opinion. Also, I thought the whole point was to keep the rubber seal in place to stop the gasses escaping in case of a problem or a battery going pop or in fact more oxygen getting in if they try and burn.


Hi Andy/pat. They both look great. I’m ordering one as well

I had gone along with the venting idea but now you’ve got me wondering dont know Should we vent them or not ????

15/11/2018 23:26:31

Hello pat,

I too am looking for an ammo box, ken found a suppler but I can’t find his link......

Ian, Just for insulation from the metal box... help safeguard the batteries against shorts


Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
13/11/2018 18:05:55

Mine is to plan and I’m sure Greg said he’s followed the plan exactly...on my photo I think the image is squashed/distorted

Here’s another taken after planking the nose img_2400.jpg

13/11/2018 17:36:22

c6bac5a4-f403-4519-b248-8f8920a093e4.jpegLooks great Greg... very well done.

Mines waiting for it’s white coat (just done the tail as a tester)... I’m probably going to have to wait till the spring to get back into my spray booth (aka the back garden )sad

Wish I had the same Nevada climate that you have hot

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