Here is a list of all the postings KiwiKid has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Boeing 737 Max 8|
In respect of the "trained pilots", this is an interesting development: **LINK**
|Thread: Weston Park 2019|
A regular gripe I have seen people making is the number of bods on the wrong side of t'fence, blocking the view of the paying punters.
|Thread: Good news thread.|
I think you might have made the right call
|Thread: Sign of the times - funnies|
Mmmm….. just had this message come up on my TX. Thought I had better check with the assembled inteligencia (and married chaps) - should I be concerned?
|Thread: VQ Models|
Some additional comments here Dean:
|Thread: Suitable caption?|
|Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019|
Really enjoyed the pics and write-up Phil - thanks for all the hard work you put in so others can share your adventures.
|Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G|
Just an update from the previous post on my Vulcan - she has proven to be really a fun sloper (which is what it was designed for) and is a very versatile model. Only problem I had initially was that the model was a bit light, so I built a ballast box on the cg and she now handles stronger winds better, but can revert to a light wind sloper when needed.
Here's a vid of the maiden slope flight.
|Thread: Blotto rip-off|
What really ticks me off is that the bounders sometimes pinch my pics to sell their (often hijacked) plans - has happened to me three times that I am aware of. Ironically, these particular plans are available for free electronic download.
Edited By KiwiKid on 15/01/2019 10:19:27
|Thread: Sign of the times - funnies|
For the FB challenged, I have included the item in onetenor's link below. Actually, if you have a particular interest or hobby, FB can be informative and a lot of fun - just avoid the morons posting pics of their breakfast and you will be fine.
|Thread: Hobby King Sale Date ?|
What you are probably thinking of is their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.They are usually held in the last week of November, in 2018 it was the 23rd and 26th from memory. Note that they also have irregular Flash sales when they need to pay some bills (or fines), so it pays to keep your eyes peeled or subscribe to their newsletters.
|Thread: Motorcycles and model flying|
I usually just phone a friend
|Thread: Famous model flyers|
This subject is quite interesting and has been addressed a few times regarding dead (and not so dead) famous modelers.
|Thread: Windrider Scout Bee (somewhat modified)|
Thanks guys - sorry Stephen I forgot to tick the notification box regarding replies so didn't notice your post. I am just using some quite old standard JR servos. What I do is just have them set up on the DR switch with max throws available for rolls flicking back to lower throws (about 50%) for cruising around.
Have had a lot of fun recently sloping the Scout Bee, but have only been out on pretty grotty days. Recently scored a pearler and managed to shoot a bit of headcam vid.
|Thread: Vulcan to the Slope|
This model was built from a PSS slope soarer (Benson) plan with a few adjustments - extending the w/s to 1.5m and making the nose a bit more scale. It has a 50% thickness wing, slope airfoil and thinned tail to make it slippery for slopin'. Had it out recently on rather a nice day and managed to snag a bit of head cam vid.
|Thread: epp eagle clone|
Great to see the EPP Eagle still ticking along. I bought one of the original ones 11 years ago and the flippin thing is still going strong. As you might expect, the designer of the original EPP Eagle (who goes by the name of FlyParty) got ripped off by everyone he dealt with - including the guys cutting the kits for him. Here's my one - they were plain white originally and you to had get creative with the paints: **LINK**
I got two sets of wings from FlyParty a few years ago, stitched them together and made a "Condor" using the Eagle's body - flies very well and I will get around to painting the wings one day - LOL.
Edited By KiwiKid on 15/11/2018 13:23:48
|Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF|
Woot woot! Awesome job Greg. Now comes the fun part - putting on the decals.
I have been having endless fun with my parky pusher Vulcan.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
|Thread: VQ ARTFs at Hobbyking?|
I have had a couple of VQ models and they have flown very well. As alluded to, the sticky backed vinyl used as covering has issues and is also prone to buckling when left in the sun. This can get so bad as to effect flight performance. The covering is OK where it is applied to solid surfaces, but puckers up where it is over larger open surfaces, between wing ribs etc. You can see it happening here on the lightening holes on the vertical stab of that HK Tigger.
The only real fix is to replace the covering over the open surfaces. I did this on my Motor Spatz (all the white covering is new) and she is flying great.
|Thread: Aviation Funnies|
Just something that occurred to me.
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