Here is a list of all the postings PatMc has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Jet Pack Paramedic - Coming to a Hillside Near You!|
The first choice helicopter covering the Lake District is based at Penrith therefore from take off to hill would probably be within 20 - 25 mins. Jet Pack would be transported within vehicle probably take about the same time from mountain rescue base to hill depending on traffic. At the hill base the operator would need to be readied, dunno how long that would take, then JP up the hill in a few seconds. IMO from the same start time the helicopter responder would likely get there quicker most times.
The helicopters used are twins so a sudden dead stick situation is highly unlikely.
Wouldn't a scrambles type motor bike be a more economic option & overall just as fast or even faster if it was also roadworthy ?
Edited By PatMc on 30/09/2020 17:32:14
|Thread: Multiple Photos|
Tosh, I used an old version of Paint Shop Pro recently to make a collage of several pictures in a this Phoenix thread that you started.
I found it easy but I'm fairly well versed with PSP. However there are several free apps specifically for creating collages.
Edited By PatMc on 29/09/2020 00:14:22
|Thread: Glider Height Restriction Anomaly?|
Have you looked in the BMFA Member's handbook ? There is now no distinction between powered models & gliders in each weight categories.
|Thread: Media scare tactics|
The virus mutating was discussed & explained before lockdown in UK.
|Thread: What folding prop|
I'm afraid you've had bad advice on the motor. The KV is too high, meaning it would be limited to using a prop too small for a decent climb rate with this model. IMO a heavier motor with smaller (lighter} 3s lipo would be a more suitable combo.
I intend using one of these Keda motors with a 3s 900 mAH lipo when I build the Introduction. My Amigo 2 glider is powered by the 1050kv version of the same Keda motor driving a 9x5 prop. I could use a larger dia prop for faster climb rate but as the Amigo is a vintage glider I'm satisfied with the slower but still fairly brisk climb rate.
A 3.1mm/3.2mm can't be used with a 3mm shaft.
Edited By PatMc on 24/09/2020 12:32:13
|Thread: Future balsa supplies in UK|
IIRC there were some balsa trees growing in the Brisbane botanic garden when we visited it in 1988.
|Thread: Hollein introduction glider|
I think it's only that the covering is done first then the area between the two centre ribs cut away in order to fit parts F82.
Parts F82 are mentioned in section 64 in the German "Introduction" instructions & in section 63 in the English translation of the "Inside" instructions.
James, I have an un-started Introduction kit in my "yet to build" pile. Before I bought the kit I downloaded a Word doc file that has an English translation of it's instructions, also a pdf file of an English translation of it's sister kit, the "Inside F5b". Both were posted in the RC group site by builders.
If it's any help I can email you both files, just send me a PM with your email address.
|Thread: What's flying over your house|
Talking of buzzards, about a year or two ago I spotted 5 flying over our house heading east. We're only about 200 yds or 300 yds from the North Sea so I knew they'd either turn north or head back. I grabbed my bridge camera & caught three of them doing aerobatics over the house a few minutes later. The resolution isn't great as they were quite high so I've cropped the images for a closer look.
|Thread: Small self tappers|
Good selection at Modelfixings.
|Thread: switching of main lipo battery|
|Thread: vintage covering options advice please|
Tissue over doculam (AKA laminating film) is tear proof as film & can be as light as doped tissue. The tissue can be applied with either dope or water based clear varnish, if dope is used it will need fewer coats than tissue alone. Lightweight tissue would be strong enough for the Spectre.
Edited By PatMc on 12/09/2020 14:42:21
|Thread: Wing damage repair advice wanted!|
Similar to Frank but with a few differences - only shape the top part of the foam & skin with soft 1/8" balsa.
Final sand, vacuum &/or tack cloth then cover.
|Thread: Wrong receiver being controlled?!|
As suggested make up a template in a spare memory but - use either D8 or if you can't use D8 to External RF mode. You don't need a module plugged to be able to use the external rf mode.
Once you've copied the template change the mode to D16 (I don't have it but I presume you can do the same with Access). This means you will bind to a new memory automatically without having to remember.
BTW remember that all D8 mode Rx's will operate to any D8 mode memory in the Tx.
Edited By PatMc on 06/09/2020 00:11:34
|Thread: What's flying over your house|
Hi Jim, you must just about sick of the sight of them by now. Over the lockdown period the A400's doing circuits of Newcastle airport were the most common aircraft we saw from Seaton Sluice.
OTOH last Monday saw this Christen Eagle from our back garden, the first time I've seen one outside of an airshow. It was heading north following the coastline, I just managed to grab the camera & snap it before it disappeared from view behind houses. By the sound I think it may have turned & headed back south over St Mary's island & just beyond sight from our house.
Excuse the poor quality, it was so far away by the time I managed to snap it that I had to crop most of the image away to get a half decent picture.
Edited By PatMc on 04/09/2020 22:13:07
|Thread: sas wild thing|
The best AA battery to get is an Eneloop 2000mAH, this one for instance. Don't be tempted to get any AA that has higher capacity.
The Rx & servos are not critical, any 2 or more channel Rx that will fit & Futaba 3003's should be fine. The model will probably still need some nose weight for balance but it's not a model that needs to be as light as possible.
|Thread: ESC cutting out on one type of battery?|
The 2900 should be lower IR than the 2100 (2200?)cells.
Overlander only list one 3s 2900, it's 35C, but they list 4 different 2100 ranging from 25C to 80C.
This raises another point - 3s 2900 isn't a popular size of battery whereas 3s 2200 is very popular.
Edited By PatMc on 27/08/2020 14:14:33
|Thread: R/C KK Invader question|
Can I assume by "high start" you're referring to a what we used to call a bungee line ?
I used to use a bungee quite a lot to practice & trim competition thermal gliders.
|Thread: Banggood Delivery Times|
Ordered a Rx from Banggood on 16 Aug @ 22.00 - informed @ 02.46 on 17 Aug that it was shipped with predicted delivery date 8 Sept.
PS When I ordered the same Rx several months ago (pre pandemic) I was informed within a couple of days that it was out off stock & invited to either cancel or await restock. I decided to wait, can't remember the exact timing but it arrived within 2 weeks of the order being placed.
Edited By PatMc on 26/08/2020 12:46:32
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