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Member postings for KiwiKid

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Thread: VQ models
04/06/2020 15:35:43

Yes, it's important to keep the covering out of direct sunlight as it expands over open areas and crinkles to the point where it can adversely effect flight performance. Dark colours are naturally effected more than lighter ones.The only cure is to recover the open areas. The sticky backed covering seems OK when attached to solid surfaces.

Thread: Unrecognisable ARTFs - new paint jobs!
24/05/2020 13:22:07

With all the building time recently available I wonder if we have some more material for this thread. A while back I bashed a flying wing into a sort of late WW2 project type thing and have had a lot of fun flying it - also makes a great sloper with the folding prop.

gal 60a.jpg

gal 60b.jpg

gal 60d.jpg


Edited By KiwiKid on 24/05/2020 13:23:42

Thread: Electric Vulcan setup help please!
18/05/2020 03:41:35

Hi Joe, firstly it looks like your transmitter is mode 2. Is that what you are used to?

Secondly, delta configurations can take a bit of fiddling with. The parameters are the positioning of the servo leads on the RX and the positioning of the servo reversers (which you appear to have on the front of your TX). This obviously gives a variety of combos. Try switching things around and you will hopefully come across the correct combo. As mentioned, you also have to have the correct wing type (delta) selected on the TX.

Here's a link to a thread that shows some pics and a vid of your Vulcan type in operation (in the middle of the page): **LINK**


Edited By KiwiKid on 18/05/2020 03:48:25

Thread: Printed parts in strong sun.
05/04/2020 00:51:32

The colour of the filament or paint is obviously going to be a factor.3d corsair.jpg

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
09/02/2020 01:16:55

I have been flying a Sig Ninja sloper for many years, but decided to give it a new lease on life with a motor on the snoz. Had plenty of room for the gear inside the fuse and back mounted the motor on the solid hardwood forward section. On 4S she really honks along and still performs well as a sloper with the folding prop.



Thread: how to launch a glider
19/01/2020 01:15:17

Some armchair analysis: three things wrong there.

- there is no need to run with a model like that, a good hard static throw at about 40 degrees should send her on her way. Make sure the pilot has some up elevator in place;

- his hand was positioned behind the cg, so when the pilot powered up the pendulum effect dropped the nose and the launcher was very lucky not to have his leg sliced by the prop; and

- for large models like that you need both hands on the model. In windy conditions have one hand on the fuse and one on the wing , in calm conditions some like to have two hands on the fuse.

Thread: Trendsetters and Iconic Models over the Years?
18/01/2020 01:04:25

Maybe not so popular in Europe, but the Parkzone F-27 Stryker has had a huge uptake worldwide and helped a lot of folks get into the hobby over the years. The first model (brushed motor with seven cell Ni-Mh power) was produced around 15 years ago and it's descendant is still available (in upgraded format) from E-flite. It came in a variety of set ups from RTF package with remote to the bare airframe which retailed for 20 bucks in the States. This allowed all manner of fun stuff to be done to them - here's some of mine.

Original with undercarriage and bomb dropper.





su 27 1.jpg



Lotsa fun laugh

Thread: Hobbyking
28/12/2019 00:40:14

For what it is worth, here's another recent missive from HK - time will tell.


24/12/2019 22:33:00

I have posted this before, but for those that have not seen it - some words from HK.



Thread: Merry Christmas
24/12/2019 22:23:50

The sun never sets on the RCME empire - Merry Xmas from downunder.


Thread: Gerry Anderson Thunderbird 2
23/12/2019 22:38:26

Hi Stephen and welcome to the forum. The TB2 was a great build. You will see that there is an active slope community here which I am sure you will enjoy.

Thread: From one simple question to chaos
22/12/2019 09:05:16

Aye there's the thing you see - holiday season with time on your hands to do some serious thinkin'.


21/12/2019 19:53:36

On RCGroups someone coined the phrase "jet talk" which refers to some of the cat fights the jet guys get into, mainly due to the fact that they come across as arrogant prats. It's quite funny to watch actually as some threads start off all nice and civil, but then someone makes a comment which someone else takes exception to and she's all on with different factions piling in with apparently old scores to settle. It's like watching a cock fight with the odd peacock thrown in for good measure.

Thread: HK black friday ?
01/12/2019 03:16:56

Things at HK are a bit strained at the moment. They are basically in survival mode with some rather far ranging changes afoot, probably involving divesting some of their non core activities and concentrating on what has been successful for them - aircraft lines (with parts) and, to a lesser extent, quads and copters. They have had the cyber sale going for a couple of months to try and generate some cash and have scrapped the Australian marketing dept (no more lovely Eleanor). Here's a fb comment (I have posted before) from the horses mouth which gives an indication of some of the issues they are facing.



Thread: Hobby king delivery charges
13/11/2019 13:06:01

Things at HK are a bit fluid at the moment with some rather far ranging changes afoot, probably involving divesting some of their non core activities and concentrating on what has been successful for them - aircraft lines (with parts) and, to a lesser extent, quads and copters. Here's a fb comment from the horses mouth which gives an indication of some of the issues they are facing



Thread: Hobbyking Skipper
21/10/2019 14:27:23

I have had a lot of fun with the Skipper and it's big brother the Polaris Ultra. Via a convoluted pathway involving double dealing, back stabbing and Chinese trickery the PU became the HK Skipper XL. They are really versatile models and some of my favourite toys. For a bit of a giggle I fitted some CL-415 inspired fins to the PU - they actually seem to make it a bit more stable in windy conditions.


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/10/2019 20:59:04

I have been intrigued by this aircraft for some time and was looking at some pics just the other day.




Thread: Dynam Waco?
17/09/2019 03:06:12

Hi Simon, I have been flying one for a couple of years and would have to say that it is one of the best bang for a buck planes I have - partly 'cause it was pretty cheap to start with laugh

It is Dynam, so needs a bit of work - mainly cosmetic though. The tail fin was warped on mine, but I think it may have been a batch thing as others found the same thing at the time - got it fixed with a bit of heat though.

Dynam's ESCs are a bit ordinary, so I swapped it out for a Plush 60 which has worked well. I used the Dynam one in a medium sized glider and it has worked OK, but stutters a bit on start up.

No incidence problems - the struts, carbanes and landing struts are bare metal so most folks paint them - either matching yellow or black.

I gave the whole airframe two coats of WBPU to protect the paint from scuffs and give it a nice shine.

I drilled a hole through the firewall to let extra air into the electronics bay.

You have to provide your own pilot/s.

I fly it with a 3000mAh 4S 45C battery which balances it just right.

One small issue with flying it (and it's not the airframes fault) is that the landing gear spats get full of gunk if you are flying off a muddy field. I just try and avoid this and don't taxi the model if it is on a dirt strip. I nipped a 1/8 inch strip off the bottom of the spats to improve ground clearance

Really a fun model to fly - here's a vid of the maiden flight: **LINK**

waco airflow.jpg




Edited By KiwiKid on 17/09/2019 03:16:53

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
14/09/2019 22:01:22
Posted by Dad_flyer on 14/09/2019 21:33:41:

Paulo, that's different. What is it?

Build thread is here: **LINK**

And some more pics here: **LINK**

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
11/09/2019 02:47:28
Posted by Phil Cooke on 10/09/2019 19:36:26:

Some more photos from Saturdays successful PSSA Fly-In


Thanks Phil, really enjoyed those. It's great to see such a good turnout of fliers and I expect there were a few more who missed the group pic as well.

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