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Thread: Brushless replacement for 400 geared
17/08/2016 19:39:56

Hi. Well I have been slightly caught out! The plan is in the post!

It is a Fokker E111 span 1120mm, & weighs 560grms & no prop size is given in the spec but I want to make sure I can get the correct motor before cutting Balsa.

I have another Eindekker 1/8th scale plan by David Boddington 48ins span for with 10x3.5 prop taken off the web but can't get it enlarged to full size & would also need it "electrifying". This is why I have purchased the already electrified plan but then found the specified motor was obsolete.

17/08/2016 00:08:49

Hi plan I have of a Fokker E111 shows "geared 400". What is the Brushless replacement please.

Thread: 400 geared motor
10/07/2015 20:27:13

OK Guys problem solved--Dawn Flyer has been crashed! So as long as everything is re usable I will use the Axi motor etc for the Eindecker. & will let you know how we get on.

10/07/2015 20:27:12

OK Guys problem solved--Dawn Flyer has been crashed! So as long as everything is re usable I will use the Axi motor etc for the Eindecker. & will let you know how we get on.

07/07/2015 15:59:22

David you are quite correct-- I have never flown RC only control line over 50 years ago. I will never fly now due to eyes but I have others to do that for me-- I build-- they crash!

I should also mention I live in rural Spain.

I have built from plans the last was Dawn Flier but the Eindecker has been requested with a Neiuport to fight with.

The problem with the Eindecker is it is an old plan & uses old electrics hence my question.

I have used your links & think I will go for a 250-300w at under 1000kv props will be a guess but the wattmeter should stop a conflagration!

Thank you all for your help. I am off to the strip now-- a newly surfaced stretch of Camino!

PS the thermometer is reading nearly 44!

06/07/2015 17:59:23

I haven't a clue about batteries-- 3s?? nor props but I do have a watt meter ( which I believe I need).

We have no "club" but the other guys fly for 15-20mins with their shop boughts so I would like to be in this area.

06/07/2015 07:57:32

Thanks, it´s Fokker Eindecker 1120mm span, weight 560 gm. Plan by Dale Tattam for 3ch.

It says it is for the Novice Builder-- It is the first I have attempted!

05/07/2015 15:00:23

Hi. The plan calls for a 400 geared motor what is this in modern brushless terms please.

Thread: Soldering, Where Am I Going Wrong?
24/02/2015 21:06:04

That's fine if you have all the expensive kit & are a member of Green Piece! but for those of us in the real world cleanliness added by the correct flux & in iron with good heat retention will give as good results.( I am retired & living in rural Spain with solar power & 120mile round trip to buy a hacksaw blade!) But learnt to solder at school many moons ago & those skills still work using what I can buy locally--what they are I don't know but they still stick things together!

24/02/2015 20:09:25

All this talk about problems with flux, solder ,irons is a red herring get the preparation right & the joint will be right.

I agree using the correct flux is important, tallow for lead wiped joints ( not common now),witches ( Bakers for those under 40!) for steel & Fluxite for all others.

23/02/2015 22:42:04

Good joints require 3 things:-cleanliness- clean then clean & clean again! Heat & plenty of it (I use a 6oz. solid copper iron) Tin everything before attempting to join. Job done! Never had a failed joint in 60 years.

Thread: What wattage soldering iron ???
19/08/2014 22:00:42

Hi. Can we not go back to basics with an 8oz solid copper iron heated over a gas ring, dipped in Bakers fluid& tinned works a treat! (My old plumbing master used to scream at us " well hot, well cleaned, well tinned, well soldered--well done" it still works after 60 years.

Thread: Depron - what is it- how to buy?
15/07/2014 15:10:14
Thanks yes I now know it is some form of foam sheet as is the blue stuff from Weeks but unabtainable here in Spain so I will be unable to build the Bronko.
Sorry about the errors in thisss note but Im useing my wifes ipad! Nt
14/07/2014 15:08:51

Hi Tim no I'm not confused. The plan talks about Depron & foam from Wicks. I asked the question "what is Depron I have never worked with foam (other than aerosol used to fill holes in walls)

I have now managed to put 2 & 2 together from the not very helpful replies & conclude that I should forget about trying to build from plan & go & buy yet another RTF foamy!

13/07/2014 15:15:27

All the listings are for thin stuff. The plan calls for 50mm which Cyril got from Wicks in 4ftX4ft sheets.

I live in rural southern Spain 11/2hrs from Almeria. I am not keen on buying non Spanish--this is my home!

11/07/2014 14:47:42

Hi my solo learning curve progresses.

I am interested in building the Bonco from the free plan. I live in Spain What is Depron ? It is mentioned that it is obtainable from Wicks My builders merchant has never heard of it & only has huge blocks of white foam--poly styrene?

My local model shop only stocks balsa

Thread: Aeromodler Junior Club GOLDEN WINGS
13/10/2013 14:21:28

Any body have the plans for the tow line glider that you got when you joined this club in the mid late 50's?

I want mi grandson-10 to have a go at building it.

Thread: Dawn Flyer
15/09/2013 20:44:18

Yes Dawn Flyer is just what I'm looking for BUT I'm in rural Spain how can I get the bits for this or any plan build? I am only interested in the build side of RC flight & get others to do the flying.

Thread: Transmitters...
30/07/2010 14:19:29
Just getting round to buying my first transmitter & am ""! Must be economical €50 ish (I might give up!), be 2.4, 4ch. & have rechargable batteries. I am finding it very difficult to get info(I live in Spain)  Any thoughts?
Thread: Starting Again
17/09/2009 22:06:15
Hi I think I know the answer BUT I will tell the tale all the same. I last flew an RCM 50 years ago (Ithink it was a Keil Kraft ) 20 years ago I had thoughts of starting again and purchased a 35cc OS engine together with a Futarba transmiter wich have never been used. These where to be used in a Fokker Ein decker built from an Arther Searl plan No. RM158. which I still have- unused. I am now retired and live in Spain. The Question is- is it practical to have another go? If not I need a complete kit to build NOT ARTF! Any idears?
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