Here is a list of all the postings Craig Carr has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Futaba T14SG chat|
I love my 14sg.. A very solid and reliable set but agree the rotary touch dial is so finicky and often overshoots, especially setting up model names etc
I watched the first 2 series in the summer on your recommendation cuban
Thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice gentle comedy
Saw first episode of the new series
|Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build|
You don’t really need to fit the spacer the clamps will eventually pull together. I’m busy with the TN 78” Vulcan. You may be just able to see the clamps pulled together and screwed down onto the mount in this picture below
|Thread: Cutting Bowden cable|
I normally wrap masking tape tightly around the part of the cable to be cut. Then I use a cutting disc on my dremmel
|Thread: angle cut balsa stripper|
I just glued some hardwood to the side of my balsa stripper for making chamfered strips for planking.
|Thread: Robart precision fitting - recessed control surfaces|
yep, use the robart jig to get a precise hole every time
|Thread: push rods threaded each end|
I do the same as sgwlm except I sleeve the threaded rod with carbon rod (internal diameter to match the width of the threaded rod). Also worth considering using double control horns. For both security but also to remove any "side pull" on a single control horn if using a ball joint rather than a clevis.
Use nylock nuts for security
Edited By Craig Carr on 15/08/2017 10:42:03
Edited By Craig Carr on 15/08/2017 10:43:08
|Thread: help with robart pin hinges|
I don't think they should be supplied like that phil
They are my hinge of choice but they always come with the pin installed
I'm with Dennis I wouldn't try "fixing" them. Get them replaced pre pinned as they should be.
Apply Vaseline around the pin/pivot when glueing in to stop the glue jamming it and all will be ok
|Thread: BAE Hawk, Red arrows.|
|Thread: Best place to buy lipos?|
Yep the turnigy "blue" packs have been spot on for me. I haven't personally tried the nanos to be fair but have avoided them based on previous feedback from users.
I've also used zippys. I had zippy packs from 2009 that just packed in 2 year ago and gave 6 years of constant service in a high power edf model with no drop in power until after the 6 years use. must have had 100s of flights with it.
I've also had no issues with Haiyin lipos.
Edited By Craig Carr on 20/07/2017 06:44:01
|Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI|
Funny enough a club mate of mine has just the other week received a Traplet kit. He happened to ask them if they sub out the manufacturing and was told everything was done 100% in house.
I popped around and saw the kit and the quality of the wood and cutting was top notch. This looks like very sad news indeed.
Edited By Craig Carr on 20/07/2017 06:33:56
|Thread: Man on the moon. Really?|
Yes I saw that one just the other day.../. I think the footage Martin refers to was apollo 17. The guy said it was his last chance to get it right and had to factor in the signal delay between earth and moon. He got it "just so "
|Thread: Construction & repair tools|
Permagrit tools. You won't regret them. Get their sanding blocks and spar slotters as a good starter for 10
Was in Aldi last week and they had sets of ratchet clamps (set of 2 minis and 2 medium/large) for only a fiver for the set. So useful I bought a couple of sets.
|Thread: Tony Nijhuis' new Vulcan|
Just noticed your comment about the pitch effect when using throttle. Mine flys without the need for any elevator trim change throughout the throttle curve. Could it be your adjustment to the CofG that's causing that?
Edited By Craig Carr on 28/05/2017 07:53:02
Well I started this model 3 year ago and after putting it to one side for a year I finished it off and today was its maiden.
Brilliant, no bother at all. I did upgrade the fans to the Dr Mad thrust 3S 10 bladers though (I can probably get 4 to 5 minutes with careful throttle control). The tips by the guys above were spot on. I did the same as Neil and Murray and extended the inlets all the way back to the bulkhead (I didnt fit the splitter inside the intake though).
I have got access to tarmac at my club though and I feel that made all the difference (or very very short grass may be ok) and I think Tony now states this on his site.
But I think realistically 4S would make all the difference
Still as pleased as punch with the model. Lovely flyer. Left CofG as per plan (And used 40% expo )
The model on the tarmac just before take off
Edited By Craig Carr on 25/05/2017 19:54:42
|Thread: Electric Fuel Pump|
had my RCATS lithium glow starter for 11 years now. Same for me, one charge at the beginning of each season is all it needs. Top quality product.
|Thread: Futaba T14SG chat|
Many thnaks for the programming code above.
Apologies I never got back to let you know, but, my elevators are split and on independent channels (2 and 8). Whats the best approach in this case and what modifications do I need to do to the programming you mentioned above.
That's great and thank you for the prompt reply. I'll give that a try.
Hello Malcolm, hope you still look at this thread
I have a model with dedicated flaps which I have set up on a 3 position switch (1. flaps up, 2 an intermediate position and 3 fully deployed to 90degree)
For the intermediate position only I would like to add 2mm compensating up elevator to help correct a trim change.
Im struggling to achieve this on my 14SG, I know it can be done, just cant get it to work. the model has split elevator with a dedicated servo for each half.
|Thread: Snakes - how to un-bend?|
They cant. like pat says only each end needs securing (ie the snake outer can't physically grow) I must admit though I do still pass them through holes drilled in formers but in reality this is nothing more than cosmetic
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