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: Design & Build Dornier Do 24|
We did discuss this in another thread somewhere, but I can't remember where. What actually happened was that the Do was doing a touch and go and hit a submerged object at high speed on the starboard side which caused the a/c to momentarily swing to the right. The pilot instinctively feed in a heap of left rudder which, due to the twin rudders and the relatively high water speed, caused the violent swing to the left. Took on some water, but was able to limp in to shore.
|Thread: Anyone Speak Russian?|
To bring up the YT translation the path is:
Edited By KiwiKid on 11/08/2018 06:02:34
|Thread: Is epoxy the same as mustard?|
Polyurethane glue in a canister will often give the appearance of having gone off from exposure to air, but there is usually a core of soft stuff left in the middle. Getting at it is the tricky bit. I use a hack saw to break through the mantle and have the building job handy to apply the oozing poly to. Once finished, bandage up the cut with masking tape till next time.
|Thread: Well, I never thought that would never happen !|
1 in 10000 odds aren't very good when it comes to the plethora of RC activities.
I was spotting for a friend one day at our club. He was using a JR 3810 radio which has the battery compartment hatch secured by a plastic catch. The battery used is a "button" type that has terminals like you get on small 9v batteries. The connection is just maintained by a slight bending of the terminals inside the battery bay when the battery is inserted. When the TX is held horizontally the battery compartment hatch forms a trap door and the battery hangs precariously above it, held in place by friction.
So, he was flying along calmly, when all of a sudden there was a nasty "click", the battery hatch pops open and the battery drops out on to the ground at our feet. The model went into failsafe, which had been set up as a gentle circular turn and I made a grab for the battery. My friend held out the transmitter and I inserted the battery back in the bay and held it in place while he made a very hurried landing.
He now secures the hatch with electrical tape!
Edited By KiwiKid on 05/08/2018 03:59:13
|Thread: P38 Lightning|
Sure will, I have seen some moderate examples at the club field - these two are a bit more extreme
The build is going well Martian - keep at it!
|Thread: Nice and gentle|
I think it is a case of horses for courses when it comes to slopin' as the conditions will usually change markedly during the day with the wind usually picking up in the afternoon so it is fun to have a light wind model for some early morning sessions, but you need to know it's abilities and limitations. I often haul along 8 or 9 models to the slope and work through them as the conditions change.
I love models like the Leprechaun and Sinbad as they have a lot of character, but do have their limitations. There are some similarly shaped "updated" kits around with reduced dihedral and ailerons that are also a lot of fun. One I like (available from Pichler) is the MotorSpatz which is a 2.5m powered model that performs well as a sloper and parkflyer.
Here's a vid of mine doing a bit of slopin' in 12 kts - not a patch on the house of Woodfield's masterpiece I'm afraid as I was flying alone, so it is a "nutcam" effort.
|Thread: Log in problems|
A few weeks back this site went from http to https, so this may be causing some issues for a few users.
|Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018|
Great write up and pics Phil, really enjoyed them. Love the heading pic too - neat to see some WAGS along to support their slope warriors.
|Thread: Durafly (Hobbyking)new Canadian Vampire compared to old Vampire|
Yip makes a great PSS glider.
I have three of these models, one standard and two kits. One kit got the twelve blade EDF treatment (4S 3300 battery) and the other was built (in two hours) as a PSS glider. Great bang for a buck.
Edited By KiwiKid on 17/07/2018 13:52:19
|Thread: Do servos have a use by date?|
I have several models that (despite my best efforts) are getting, shall we say, a bit long in the tooth, the most elderly being over ten years old. It's an EDF Skyhawk and clips along at a pretty good rate, so any glitches would put her in the dirt pretty quick - vid below. It is on it's second motor and third fan unit, but still has the original servos. They seem to be chugging on fine, but I was just wondering what others experiences are with elderly servos.
|Thread: Cosford this weekend|
Repeated on FB here: **LINK**
|Thread: David Hart's awesome albums on Flickr|
If you are taking a tea and bikkies break from the building board and would like to take a wander through some excellent pics of awesome models, check out David's albums on Flickr. I have been following him for several years and really appreciate the quality and sheer volume of his work.
Edited By KiwiKid on 03/07/2018 15:37:43
|Thread: fav model of all time|
My favourite model actually turned out to be a bit of a surprise as it was just a wackjob experiment I thought of one night lying in bed. I have always been keen on flying wings. Although just a small part of my modelling interests I do get a bit carried away with them - **LINK**
So, I was thinking of making something scalish, but getting scratch built flying wings performing well is quite a challenge, so I decided to see if I could mod an existing design. I added some winglets (inspired by the B&V designs) to an X-8 FPV ship and came up with this 2.8m w/s brute that I call the B&V 219.
It is a great park and club flyer, sloper and, on account of a fairly low wing loading, thermaller.
|Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF|
Very nice work Greg - really starting to look Vulcanish now.
I have been enjoying a very detailed account of the development of the Vulcan in this book by Tony Blackman. So much (like powered control surfaces etc) was new to them at the time and seeing how they overcame problems is very engaging. For example, the cranked wing l/e was introduced to combat buffeting at high mach numbers which threatened to scupper the whole programme.
|Thread: Tx modes|
I have been meaning to give that Mode 3 thing a try, but it looks a bit awkward.
And Mode 4 is nuts.
Indeed Erflog, a lot of people can be affected by these closures and the financial losses can be quite significant.
This extract from the filing shows the major creditors - Messrs Walton and Renwick are the owners.
Edited By KiwiKid on 22/06/2018 15:59:49
|Thread: Website Not Secure|
Noticed we have just been elevated from http to https, so presume that was part of the "sorting".
|Thread: Dynam Models?|
Yip that water based floor varnish is a must for any of Dynam's matt finished models. My Waco (below) is one of my favourite parkies. I did change out the ESC for a 60amp HK Plush as there were reported problems caused by the stock ESC and motor not being compatible on a number of the Dynam models. The ESC does seem to work OK on other motors - weird stuff.
EDIT: By the way, the paint job and overall presentation of the model were very good, but I guess the odd Monday morning product slips thru QC.
Edited By KiwiKid on 11/06/2018 14:47:35
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