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Member postings for Adrian Smith 1

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Thread: New Lancaster Skies Film
22/05/2019 18:19:38

I think I will buy it, Percy 👍

Thread: CAA registration consulation
08/05/2019 19:16:38

At least Martin got a response from his MP. I have had the customary silence from mine whenever I have asked a question on this or other matters. Well I have had it up to here with this lot especially after widespread reports today of many MPS still fiddling their credit cards REPETITIVELY and the Watch Dog wanting to cover it all up. face 19

My vote goes elsewhere next time. As somebody once said to me - if voting ever changed anything the establishment would do away with it! Very depressing.

Thread: South Herts Glow Switch
08/05/2019 16:11:05

ASH I have sent you a PM about the single and twin SHM glow switches I have + bits.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/05/2019 16:47:14

Cracking job on that Chilli Breeze Ken! yes

Thread: HobbyKing at Elmsett airfield Suffolk
05/05/2019 15:30:36

Next Saturday 11 May HobbyKing UK warehouse is holding a sale day at Elmsett airfield near Ipswich, Suffolk if anybody has the appetite to spend some money in the current climate of uncertainty. I will probably go purely because it’s on my doorstep.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
05/05/2019 15:16:19

Thanks very interesting, Peter. I now feel very depressed by the whole thing. sad. My only hope that we give the BMFA et al flying associations our support and efforts to become a really effective lobby group. I just hope we will be successful in this.

Thread: Lipo receiver flight time.
04/05/2019 21:16:23

I am of course using a Futaba HV 7008 RX .

04/05/2019 21:11:24

Unlike Martin I do use lipos as separate RX batteries. I am using 3.6A 2S Turnigy lipos which may sound like overkill, but they are powering 5 HV digital servos in a 60 cc equivalent electric aerobat (opto ESC). I can report that after 30 minutes of hard flying the voltage still only registers 8.1v after 4 flights on these 2S batteries. So I can't see what's not to like. Do tell. The slight extra weight penalty doesn't have any effect on performance on planes of this size and I know I am not going to run out of RX juice in any one session.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
02/05/2019 15:18:10

Apart from writing to my MP, I have now written to the CAA and the Aviation Minister at the DfT along the lines of the BMFA's suggestions. I expect there will be a deafening silence, but I hope I am wrong. sarcastic

Thread: Decided on 60cc aircraft expressly designed for electric flight
01/05/2019 19:35:27

For the record another cracking flight just for pure pleasure. smile d

here is a clip.


Thread: Spring is here. Who is flying?
01/05/2019 19:25:05

Away from all this CAA worries, today seemed like the real beginning of spring. Standing up the field without a heavy coat on and no need for gloves. smile d

Decided on some lazy, undisciplined flying with my 3DHS Extra 330SC 95" electric. Everything was ok with the world, for a few minutes anyway. Here is a video clip.


Thread: Chilli Breeze from Sarik Plan, Electric Conversion.
29/04/2019 07:20:51

Good one, Stuart laugh

You know you will build another one! May be go up a notch with a Chilli Wind this time.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
27/04/2019 13:26:19

Peter, I have written to my local Suffolk MP, Dr Dan Poulter along the lines you have suggested. I don't expect a reply, but it has made me feel better.


Thread: Chilli Breeze from Sarik Plan, Electric Conversion.
24/04/2019 14:15:47

That's the ticket, Stuart. Repairs well advanced - you will be in air again soon! laugh

20/04/2019 11:04:38

Well Stuart I am so sad it came to grief after such a promising start crying. I won't add to the guessing game as to what went wrong as I sure you will get to the bottom of it yourself. Best thing is get on a repair it and have another go, as there is a lot to be said for the saying "if you fall off a horse, get back on as quickly a possible". Best of luck. Adrian

16/04/2019 19:26:10

Hi Stuart. My first Chilli Wind, a long while ago now, had an old OS 40FP in it. Then I decided to build the Chilli Breeze and put equivalent to the now OS 35AX in it. The last two Chilli Winds were built for OS 46s. The Chilli Breeze had built up wings, although all the Chilli Winds had foam cores only because a mate of mine offered to make them for me. All flew extremely well and were a lot of fun - a long time before the reliability of electric flight equipment were freely available. I still have the plans for both somewhere ........ thinking

16/04/2019 16:19:54

Nice effort Stuart. Looking forward to seeing and hearing how she flies.

If I am honest I don't fully understand the reason for moving the U/C arrangement. I have built and flown various versions of Chilli Wind & Chilli Breeze and have used the recommended position on the wings with U/C blocks set into the wings. I just think is it aesthetically more pleasing and of course faithful to Mike Delacole's design. I know it's a matter of taste and hope all goes well on the maiden. Here is one of my versions before I sold it last year.



Thread: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300
18/03/2019 08:50:46

Hi Rich, good to see you back in harness. Seeing the build brings back memories. I am sure when it's done she will give you plenty of fun. Even the original Goldberg kit I possessed had problems with poor wood selection, although that didn't seem to affect the final performance. The one area that was a pain though was sheeting the turtle deck and the sharp curve using the wood provided! You will have fun with that! wink

Thread: 4 max motors
16/03/2019 22:51:03

Well Matt, leccyflyer welcome to the real world! It may be 2019 and not 1919, but what is self evident is that the suppliers to our specialised hobby are quite often one man bands or small outlets that work to a small operational budget and hence the website stock control is less than perfect. We are not dealing with the likes of Amazon, Ebay etc who have large resources, but are clearly unable to supply a wide range of R/C equipment that we hobbyist require and with an instant gratification tag to it. If you want to find a supplier that provides the wide range of electric R/C gear that 4-Max attempts to for example, then I wish you luck with that and I would be interested to hear who you think might do it better.
Additionally, if I was going to spend in excess of £500 in equipment I would certainly check beforehand as to availability because to do otherwise is frankly naive even in this day and age. Furthermore, leccyflyer’s assumption that only “retired people” have time to phone is a generalisation without any basis of hard evidence. Many of my working R/C contacts seem to find time to check stock availability so I don’t buy that view.
Ron’s opinion is quite reasonable and I don’t take issue with it. If we operate in a slightly specialist hobby then we have to be a little more understanding of our hard pressed retailers otherwise we will all end up having even fewer outlets to go to.

14/03/2019 17:13:20

Matt, as has been suggested many times before in various threads, before ordering online ALWAYS telephone to see if the availability is there. It would avoid all this angst you are experiencing. For my own standpoint I use 4-Max regularly and find George excellent. In fact it's quite pleasant to speak to a human being before ordering on the web in his case. wink

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