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Member postings for Craig Carr

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Thread: President Funfly rebuild
17/06/2009 07:22:26
Hi Andy, How thinks the liteply?  - you'd be suprised a fresh scalpel in your modllers knife will cut it with a few strokes!!..  Cut the cross grain lines first then the ones with the grain...  Craigy your fellow BVRMC'er
Thread: ESC's - how are yours lasting?
16/06/2009 08:36:45
Hi David,  echo same thoguhts as Ken.  got my first brushelss set up back in 2003 (prices a bit higher then compared to todays competitive market) and the unit is still going strong.  Have about a dozen ESCs in working models and none have failed provided used within the operating specs.  A Wattmeter can pay for itself easily by helping make sure you dont push your ESCS beyond what they were manufactured to do. 
Craig
Thread: Cyril Carr's space shuttle.......
09/06/2009 09:30:53
Hi David,
 
You defo must persuade Cyril to produce a plan,,,,  Having seen the vid on another thread its a must have build as far as im concerned......  Will email you seperately as well to give you another message to forward to him.....   Ta Craig
Thread: Map of RC UK suppliers
16/05/2009 08:42:04
Hi Michael,
 
Thats a great site.... Up north we also have another model shop in the North Shields area called Phills....  http://www.phillsmodels.com/
 
Keep up the good work
 
Craig
Thread: Flight Power
16/05/2009 08:30:59
HI Terry, looking at BRC website just now I see they have flight power EONS but there is a glaring gap in the 3s range....  Same story with the Rhino Zippy batteries..  When I startred in E flight I always bought flight power and was suckered in by the blurb but I came to the conclusion that they were over priced and other packs such as the Zippys were just as good if not better,  My local e flight specialist (concept models) stocks some very good flight packs based on the zippy range.  Ive been using them in my models for ages and they are superb and still giving excellent perfomance  Give Dave a ring at Concept Models  http://www.conceptmodels.co.uk/index.htm
Thread: 4 engine multi - wiring
14/05/2009 18:33:44
Hi Chaps,
 
Using a seperate ESC (turnigy 40amp for 1 to 4 cell lipos) for each motor so it is the ESC to battery leads that are parralled.
 
Im using a wattage watt meter.   I think if I remember correctly the voltage shown on the watt meter was 9.(cant fully recall the figure after the decimal point).  The voltage seemed to hold constant during the testing.
14/05/2009 08:48:10
I have just completed the Tony Nijhuis A400m 4 engine multi.  I have wired my motors up as effectively two twins One twin is the outboard motors and the other twin is the inboard motors.  
Each motor is a turnigy 250 watt and both of the "twins" are parralleled  to a their own 3 cell Lipo 3200 mah capable of 20c (ie one battery pack per twin).  I have tested each motor individually on the Watt Meter and with my chosen prop the watts are about 220 watts each.  However when I try two motors together (ie one of the twins) I only get around 260 watts.  I had expected to get about 440watts.  Bizzarely though the physical thrust seems about right.
 
I have checked each ESC is programmed the same using my programming card.
 
Any thoughts?
Thread: Blizzard for field and slope
11/05/2009 20:39:17
Hi Andy,
 
We were actually around at the old hartley cliffs near the caravan site as it was a spot on easterly.  Pat Macauley was there althought I missed him and as Ken says Chris with the Lanc.  Verty little damage to the Lanc but it could have been worse in other ways, will tell you more next time I see you.  By the way drop me a text next time you flying and I ll put the olds Pushy Cat in the car for you.  My mobile number is on the back of your club rules. 
 
Craig 
Thread: A Question for Peter
18/04/2009 09:37:15
Great stuff Andy,
 
Have some dedicated days at Blyth with the Arising Star and rehearse the A schedule thats in your BMFA book.  Practice those manouveres plenty of times and the Arising Star will be the perfect plane for the job.....
17/04/2009 18:24:30
Hi Andy,
 
Dont you fancy an Arising Star which for me seems just the ticket for doing your A at Blyth.  Its the very model I used when I took my A as they are pretty viceless and will do the A routine perfectly.  But you can also do loads of aerobatic manouveres with them (Dale can almost get Mikes to pop hang)..... 
 
Good day at the Sluice today I thought.
 
Craig 
Thread: blyth flying field.
20/03/2009 08:11:23
Yo wesel, no problem,  It was a great day....  Dont let Kens flying put you off though LOL...  Craig 
Thread: Extending leads between ESC and Brushless motor.
19/03/2009 20:24:51
Hi,
am currently finishing the Tony Nijhuis Airbius which is covered now and youve gussed it ive put the ESCs in the nacelles and extended the battery wires.  I have tested the motors out and they work fine so is it a case of you may or may not get a problem or should I really be thinking of getting the scalpel out and performing some major surgery (ie putting in a third wire????   -  A fellow club member has a TN Lanc that he built with the original brushed motors set up and when he reengineered the model to brushles he did what I did and dropped the escs into the nacelles so in essence he has also extended the battery wires.  Has anyone built a big multi and wired it like I have and has it been ok.....  Scalpel at the ready (groan)
Thread: Ripmax Lanc/B17
18/03/2009 16:09:04
Hi David, thats great...  thanks very much.  WIll browse the ripmax catalogue in my model shop.  They certainly look a uperb model.  cant wait.  thanks again
18/03/2009 08:52:02
Hi, just read this months RCME report fom Nurenburg.  there are a couple of teasing pics of a B17 and Lanc coming from Ripmax, does anyone have any more detail/web links as I cant find anything else on the internet.  They look superb and I think one of them is going to be my next "must have"
Thread: Digital Caliper
13/02/2009 11:34:07
A few weeks back Nettos also had some digital calipers also at the £7 mark (including a spare battery!).  Another amazing purchase at Aldi was a laser level on a tripod stand for £4.88.  I use mine for checking datums on aircraft builds
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