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Member postings for Ross Clarkson

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Thread: Which Would You Chose?
29/11/2014 19:20:08

I can only really comment on the Calmato as I have only owned that one.

What I can say is that it turned me from a below average flyer to a much more confident and technical flyer, Its a doddle to fly but it taught me how to fly an aircraft/model properly.

One of the best models iv'e owned by far. Also, its large.

Thread: Saab 105, 1800-1900mm, Tetris, Bukvorez
27/11/2014 09:11:34

Superb, beautifully flown and gorgeous model.

Thread: What an airshow!!
25/11/2014 09:42:23

Now that's entertainment, mesmerising. Just brilliant.

Thread: I.c. or electric/silent - what do you mainly fly?
24/11/2014 08:02:42

Sorry, when i replied there was only the top two options. Apologies.

That's probably why you said hang tight!!

Edited By Ross Clarkson on 24/11/2014 08:03:10

24/11/2014 07:54:02

What if you don't fly I.C at all David?

Thread: Fixing foam control hinges?
23/11/2014 16:44:22

So, i decided to go with the glued hinge method.

I will admit, i was a bit dubious as iv'e had no experience of this at all before but after leaving it 24hrs i must say i think i would be hard pushed to force the hinge apart now. I reckon it would break elsewhere before giving up at the hinge.

It seems super strong, amazed by it really.

I used Foam 2 Foam glue.

I will report back after i have flown with them and see if they degrade over time.

Thank you all.

21/11/2014 18:23:02

Thanks for all your help guys, will mull it over and decide which type i think i prefer.

Good to know there is not just one option.


20/11/2014 22:04:27

Ahhh, now you have just thrown the spanner in the works i was thinking about Chris!

Surely it would better to put some proper hinges in, than just glue alone. Hmmmmmm...

20/11/2014 21:59:43

Thanks Dave.

No, I have Foam 2 Foam for my models as I know its safe. I just did not realise or comprehend that these glues were both strong enough and flexible enough. I can't believe glue alone will hold a control surface but i suppose that's why i love this hobby, learning every day.

Brilliant, thanks.

20/11/2014 21:02:02

Thanks David.

Iv'e just been doing some research online and see the glue (Literally) back on method.

I have UHU and Foam 2 Foam glues. Will they do or is UHU Por different?

20/11/2014 19:50:41


My Phoenix 2000 glider foam hinges (Aileron and Flap) have disappointingly come away. They are the cheap simple type which basically are a continuation of the foam itself that creates the hinge.

What is the best way to repair them?

Thread: Has anyone else noticed the site being extra slow?
19/11/2014 13:19:46

Yep, the site is always slow which is a real shame and puts me off sometimes but today its even worse.

Thread: The Little Airplane Video
19/11/2014 12:06:30


Thread: 84 inch Depron AT6 Texan.
08/11/2014 09:46:04

Every now and then someone comes up with a masterpiece that you just cant keep your eyes off, this is one of those builds.

Beautifully built, can not wait to see it fly.

You sir are a genius.

Thread: Adjusting control horns, linkages and servo arms
18/09/2014 10:07:09
Posted by Dave Hopkin on 14/09/2014 20:02:14:

With the servo arm centered aim to get the control surfaces in a neutral position by adjusting the length of the linkage (typically you will have at least one clevis on a thread that will give length adjustment)

Moving the linkage on the horns will alter the throw distance - Outer Servo, Inner horn gives the max throw

Some great advice from all, brilliant stuff. Just goes to show you learn something new everyday. It seems so simple now that it is written down but 'Outer Servo, Inner horn gives the max throw' is a great tip.


Thread: Duxford Sunday 14 September 2014.
16/09/2014 10:07:19

Some of mine, I'm no photography expert by a long shot, just for fun. Hope you don't mind me sharing.



Edited By Ross Clarkson on 16/09/2014 10:07:56

Edited By Ross Clarkson on 16/09/2014 10:12:05

16/09/2014 09:56:51

Great photos, that Curtiss Hawk 75 sounded amazing.

Thread: Duxford chaos on Sunday.
15/09/2014 12:41:14

Took me 5 hours from doorstep to getting on site. 2hrs to Royston then 3 from there!

Worth every second, was brilliant.

Thread: Squeeky bum time ..test flight time
08/09/2014 09:43:30

Superb model, glad the maiden went well. Can't imagine how a maiden like that feels. It's bad enough for me after putting a RTF model together.

Brilliant, congrats.

Thread: Worlds smallest aeroplane, the Stits Skybaby
27/08/2014 10:33:43

Absolutely brilliant Reg, what a great model. Wouldn't have got me any where near the full size though!

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