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Member postings for Alan Randall

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Thread: Club Waiting Lists......
02/12/2015 16:20:54

I would reiterate what BEB has said. We, at one time had to decline FPV flying both on account of the wishes of our site owners and the fact that we shared our field with full sized aircraft. We also, in opening our list to new members, felt that were could not accept any more members flying jets.

So far as number of members in the club is concerned, we found that even when we had close on 150 members, it was always the same dozen or so that flew regularly. The reason for this may have been that many members belonged to other clubs and only came to us for the use of our tarmac runway, a facility we no longer have due to our losing our site to the developer.

Thread: Blackburn Buccaneer
30/10/2015 21:45:28

Try here

The parts sert is here


Edited By Alan Randall on 30/10/2015 21:46:59

Thread: Giant Shark - what's happening?
29/05/2015 10:59:08

Giant Cod must have had an excellent relationship with the postal service then. Most of my items came return of post, which from China is amazing and much quicker than HK manage.

Thread: Rolls Royce MAC Electric Fly-in 30th /31st May 2015 - Cancelled
19/05/2015 19:15:30

It is with great regret and much sadness that the Rolls Royce Hucknall MAC announce that the Electric event advertised for 30th /31st May 2015 is Cancelled due to the loss of their flying facilities at the airfield at Hucknall which is currently under development for housing and industrial units.

The club committee are actively seeking an alternative venue for the club within the wider Hucknall area.

The airfield at Hucknall, whilst not as famous as such places as Farnborough, played an important part in the development of Rolls Royce's piston and jet engines. If it is remembered for nothing else, then let it be that it was here that the Rolls Royce engineers put a Merlin in a Mustang fighter and gave the American Airforce an aircraft that could fight it's way to Berlin and back in support of the daylight bombers .

Thread: Boxing Clever
07/01/2015 22:36:34

Just needs a nice carrying case to go with it Tim.

Thread: A Brit In Greece
04/11/2014 16:02:06

My mate has recently bought the e-flite Apprentice and is getting on well with it. He got the shop to replace the Dx5 Tx with the latest DX6 which caused a slight problem solved by downloading the latest apprentice instruction book. We were amazed to find that having spent 30 minutes in the air with the help of an instructor, there was still 30% left in the battery, so endurance is not a problem. The stabilisation system varies from full to nil in 3 steps using a 3 position switch on the TX. He quickly got the hang of flying with the stabilisation switched on so the instructor switched to the next setting which caused an initial shock, but he soon got used to the extra control movements it gave him. In fully stabilised mode i understand that he has successfully taken off and landed so it appears to do what it promises on the tin.

My only observation on the Delta Ray is that it is smaller, lighter, has less power and a much smaller battery than the Apprentice. I believe it also steers by asymmetric thrust on the engines rather than a rudder. As such, my instinct is that the Apprentice represents the main stream of model flying.

Thread: Do you stick to your TX maker's RXs?
25/09/2014 09:49:34

Only Spektrum. I have two Orange that I won but have never used.

Thread: New Spektrum DX6 Owners' Thread
31/08/2014 00:01:01

Thanks for the info gents. Looking at the dates and times, I appear to have been searching for information just in front of it being released. Looks like they recommend the same charger as the DX8.

29/08/2014 21:38:58

The new DX6 does have a charge port once the Lipo is installed, but there is no indication as to which is the correct charger. Horizon appear to be issuing items in advance of information or listing on their web site.

Where did you get your photo from Paul, as the Horizon sites I have looked on say photograph to follow.

Edited By Alan Randall on 29/08/2014 21:40:35

29/08/2014 17:26:17

My neighbour who is new to modelling has just bought a DX6 along with the Spektrum Lipo, but no charger came with the Lipo or information on charging. Information on the net seems very sparse, as is the DX6 handbook that appears to only cover installing the Lipo. Has anyone come up with any answers to this. The new battery includes a charging jack but we do not know if it requires a Lipo Charger or an ordinary generic charger as per DX8 and 7s.

Thread: Brooke Bond Aviation Cards
12/08/2014 22:25:09

I own up to having gone to see the Brooke Bond chips at the kids matinee at our local cinema when I was about 8 (A very long time ago) I won an album and a full set of cards, though I cannot remember of what. My BB aviation album still sits on my bookcase.

Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
30/07/2014 15:21:03

Chris Peers Fairy Firefly roars by at the Rolls Royce Hucknall MAC club's 2014 Scale and Jet event.


30/07/2014 15:18:12

Rolls Royce Hucknall MAC member Derek Martin's own design, scratch built Heston Phoenix at the club's 2014 Scale and Jet event.


Thread: Rolls Royce Hucknall MAC
28/07/2014 18:44:12

Thanks Terry. It was indeed a great weekend, and perhaps you may see more photos later, as Alex Whittaker visited us on the Sunday and took copious numbers of photos too.

27/07/2014 22:54:36

Rolls Royce Hucknall MAC has just held a most successful Scale and Jet Event this weekend and we would like to thank all our friends and visitors both old and new for making the event such a success. The weather was very kind to us which contributed to the success of the event and it was all nicely rounded off by a flypast by the Batlle of Britain Flights Dakota which closed the event.p1020107.jpgp1010640.jpgp1010824.jpgp1020078.jpgp1020064.jpgp1020003.jpgp1010773.jpgp1010736.jpgp1010711.jpgp1010667.jpg

Edited By Alan Randall on 27/07/2014 22:55:44

Edited By Alan Randall on 27/07/2014 22:56:22

Thread: Help to set up throws on Wot4 FOAMIE
18/07/2014 22:15:04

I have been flying one for about a month and I love it. ! had the built up electric version before that was very heavy and needed more lead in the nose to make it balance and a 4 cell pack to make it go..

I fly on the rates as set out in the instructions. I think the model as assembled came out quite close to the maximum recommended throws. I used rates to provide a softer setting with expo on ailerons and elevator.

Thread: Does your club allow members to fly by themselves?
16/07/2014 10:20:07

The owner of our site does not permit it and at weekends a flying club use the site and we insist on all fliers having a spotter in case a light aircraft over flies us.

Thread: AW FK10 Quadruplane at 1/4 scale (80
21/06/2014 21:49:38

Tims FK10 on landing today at Greenacres.


Thread: Free Glue Grab Weekend
23/05/2014 16:01:08

I'm in please David.

Thread: TV of yesteryear
12/05/2014 19:06:35

Anyone remember Gary Halliday, which if my memory is serving me correctly was a sort of Biggles character.

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