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Member postings for Paddy Fidling

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Thread: What do you do for a JOB... ???
20/08/2011 21:27:25
Thanks Tom,
Funnily Enough, I would do so much to fly one! But It's one of those things, if its not going to happen, its just not going to happen So I make up the flying with Models
 
Cheers Dusty
 
Paddy
 
19/08/2011 21:17:11
Aged 17, always aimed for RAF, Jet Pilot, shot down on grounds of eyesight and MOD cuts - No Pun intended - Was absolutely no way they were going to get me in
 
So rethink prompted Army and now aiming for HouseHold Cavalry, and if all goes to plan, I should be starting Phase one October 16th Penultimate interview next Wednesday!
 
Haven't been bitten by the "Building Bug" yet, and a very keen 'leccy flyer However, whilst working on the fieldwork side of a Horse Riding stables, and using strimmers, tractors, mowers, am slowly coming round to the Petrol side as i am leaning how they work! But Can't see much point in getting any more models this year if i've only got a few months left
 
Paddy
Thread: Tip of the day!!
28/02/2011 14:04:26
If "If At first you fail, try again" is your motto,
 
Then Skydiving is not for you....
Thread: Servo Connectors Help
24/01/2011 21:04:17
Hi,
 
Recently purchased an Art Tech Diamond 2500, -Absolutely Great- however, when I went to set it up, -and after some serious trial and error, a fault was traced to the supplied Y-Lead. So Get a new one? I thought so but it seems that the connectors coming from the servos are the male side, and any Y-Lead on the market has a male connection as well, so useless!
 
This is the lead off the servo
 
 
This is the lead off the supplied Y-Lead
 
 
 
Probably every Y-Lead in the world

 
Am a being a complete numpty or have I got funny servo connectors?
 
Many Thanks in Advance
 
Paddy
 
 


 
Thread: Mass Build - Voting Thread
05/01/2011 14:31:40
1. Pinto
2. Wasp
3. Webbit 
Thread: Other hobbies ??
12/11/2010 20:12:19
Cycling
Horse riding
Full size flying
and Power kiting
Thread: flying for real?
12/11/2010 20:10:18
I went from full size gliders to models (still keep up full size though) and I think thst it does give you an invaluable idea of how it works. I did some solo aerobatics and then you really can yank and bank round the sky (gotta love the feeling of 4 times your own body weight!)
The principal is exactly the same, as you say, just the orientation and not having a reference point for speed (none of this ASI nonsense for me lol!)
 
Paddy
Thread: Radian Pro - your thoughts?
03/11/2010 12:42:57
 
From experience, the original was pretty good, but lacked ailerons and the turns were horribly uncoordinated, and £180 was a heck of a lot for a three channel foamy!   
 
But this new one with both ailerons and flaps looks very tempting for £180 BNF!
 
May have to go the Xmas list!  (almost here!)
 
Anyone else of the same mindset? 
 
Paddy 
 
 
 
 

Edited By Paddy Fidling on 03/11/2010 12:43:31

Edited By Paddy Fidling on 03/11/2010 12:43:44

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Admin on 18/01/2012 08:37:38

Thread: ST Models DG 1000 EP
29/09/2010 22:22:12
Very nicely done Nigel, i could only dream of having access to tools (and the experience to use them) like that!
27/09/2010 21:14:03
Hi David
 
Had mine about 6 months, at first i thought the motor was asking for problems with it being ever so delicate, but so far my fears have been unfounded. The System that works it really is top notch! This was my second real model purchase and it flies phonomenally well, not only the top motor, but being able to ROG Takeoff really is a party piece! As for performance, on a very flat day, i can manage 30mins roughly on a 1500 3S Li-po.  Which is fantastic, but on a good day in thermals, she'll be away for ages! Not sure about slopinging it, as i havent the courage to lob it off the south downs (yet) but videos and reviews look pretty good
 
The Model is very easy to rig / De Rig and spends all the time its not in the in, in its orginal box, (very handy in a car which back seats don't fold down!)
 
For the money it is deffinately worth every penny!
 
This is some video of it near the end, as you can see, she really looks the part!
 
Hope this helps
 
Paddy
 
 

Edited By Paddy Fidling on 27/09/2010 21:17:12

Thread: DX6i Step-Up
03/09/2010 16:46:15
I have been using a DX5 for over a year now with an AR500, and it has performed flawlessley. My question is, am i doing it wrong? I use one reciever for 5 different models, taking it out and pluging it all in again, but now i want to step up to the DX6, as has a computer and the added features would be of tremendous use. I wanted to know if i need to buy different recievers for each model as the ModelMatch description on the Spketrum website isn't much use? Has anyone had much experience with this?

Many Thanks in advance

Paddy
Thread: VMAR Fournier RF-4D
02/09/2010 01:24:32
Got mine a couple days ago, how after a seasons flying have people found the longevity of the model?
 
Paddy
Thread: Parkzone Stinson Reliant
29/07/2010 08:58:02
BNF - £179.99
PNP - £119.99
 
Looks  nice, Squadron Leaders prices
 
Paddy
Thread: The September 2010 issue
28/07/2010 21:47:03
Hi,
FInished reading the first part of the review of the Aurora 9 and the photos have confirmed my suspiscions... I am in love with the look of this radio!!!
 
As a mere DX5 user, i am looking to upgrade and want to give a radio with a computer a go... As a "yooth", and beginner to programming would this be easy to use? I do find myself able to work out most computers as a bit of a "techie" if i do say so myself.
 
I don't really have the budget to buy say a DX6 then upgrade again in a couple years time, as i will probably want to get my little fleet of models onto the same ttype of radio and stick to it.
 
Any suggestions would be warmly appreciated
 
Cheers 
 
Paddy
Thread: Hitec's new aurora 9
28/07/2010 20:26:51
Hi,
FInished reading the first part of the review in September issue, and the extra photos have confirmed my suspiscions... I am in love with the look of this radio!!!
 
As a mere DX5 user, i am looking to upgrade and want to give a radio with a computer a go... As a "yooth", and beginner to programming would this be easy to use? I do find myself able to work out most computers as a bit of a "techie" if i do say so myself.
 
I don't really have the budget to buy say a DX6 then upgrade again in a couple years time, as i will probably want to get my little fleet of models onto the same ttype of radio and stick to it.
 
Any suggestions would be warmly appreciated
 
Cheers 
 
Paddy
Thread: Gliding beginner
27/07/2010 21:29:43
Hi Howard,
 
Gliding is a great part of this hobby, and I myself have an St Models DG1000 (Love it!)
As a full size glider pilot (Practising for Bronze XC endorsement ) A very good book is 'The Glider Pilots Manual' by Ken Stewart. This is for full size gliders and covers a vast area, but it really does help with thermal centering. AS for a Figure 8, I would say that thould not be productive, as you will be flying in and out of the the lift and sink. your best bet is a circle. when flying along, if the glider is a light foamy one, chances are if there is good lift, the thermal may try to turn the glider and suck it up" as it were, so you should turn with the glider or if it is heavier, the thermal will try and push you out, indicated by a raised wing, and so you need to turn against it.
 
Hope this Helps
 
Paddy
Thread: RCM&E 2010 Hobby Awards
27/07/2010 10:25:29
Best high street retailer - Sussex Model Centre
 
Best mail order retailer - Giant Cod 
 
Best ARTF kit - St Models DG1000
 
Best UK distributor - Horizon Hobbies
 
Paddy
 
Thread: Where to buy a funtana in UK?
23/07/2010 15:23:22
Hi Gibbon,
 
Welcome to the Forum
 
 
Not sure if this is the right one, but it looks real nice
 
Paddy
 
On Second thoughts it is over priced.... And the wrong one, Doh!
 
Funtana Not Quite sure what your price range is???


Edited By Paddy Fidling on 23/07/2010 15:29:13

Thread: H9 80" J3 Cub to L4 Grasshopper.
20/07/2010 23:16:36
Very Nicely Done! She looks a real beauty in the air!
 
I Have an L-4, 'Bout a 78' Span, Built from some tricky belgian plans and looks almost as nice as yours, just covered in a fabric.
 
Had one try to fly her, and found the motor was far too strong, and in my inexperience failed to ease (just bunged power on to be fair) the power on and did not use rudder to correct! But she is ready to go again at the next oportunity
 
Congrats
 
Paddy
Thread: Wanna be an airline pilot ?
13/07/2010 16:44:38
I Failed too DW, AS a 16year old and just found this thread, there must be something wrong as there anre no jobs to be had anywhere?
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