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Thread: Travelling boxes and wing bags
14/03/2017 10:49:38

I have made quite a few storage boxes and the using coreflute that estate agents make their signs from, also the SPAD website shows how to make planes from it.

I cut and fold and stick it together with evostick and ducttape.

Very good for very fragile indoor type models.

You can get it from your local signmakers and it comes in 8 foot by 4 foot sheets so you can make big boxes if you need to.

One of mine is nearly 2 metres long.


Thread: Electrifying a pedal cycle
14/03/2017 10:41:32

Hi Geoff

As a cyclist I watch some of the utube videos put out by GCN, a free to subscribe to cycling channel with lots of helpful videos.

One of their frequent topics recently has been power meters, and in those topics there has been a lot of talk about power in watts. They have done quite a lot of tests where they have been cycling along at specific powers. 250W and 360W comes up quite frequently even when riding up quite steep hills.

The presenters are all previous professional racing cyclists so I guess their power is reasonable. No they are not Peter Sagan, said to put out 1600W in an end of stage sprint or Chris Hoy said to put out 2500W on the track, but the power they put out suggests that this is what they can do all day so to speak.

I have always been suprised at this when compared to my models.

Have a look at some of these and you may be suprised and I hope educated as to exactly what power you may need to restore your youthfull antics.



Thread: Classic blackwire example
28/02/2017 09:42:08

I have had it in the past and always check for it.

One thing I do in spring is to go into all my models and unplug and replug all the servos and switches from the Rx. I feel that this at least disturbs any slight corrosion that may have happened on these pins and sockets over the last year. Not necessarily black wire because I do not leave any batteries in unused models but from just general damp conditions that may occur in the loft or garage.

I once had to throw away a cordless drill that had corrosion on the battery tabs after being left in a damp shed so do only check your model stuff!!



Thread: National Modelmakers Festivals
21/02/2017 16:40:46

These carried on with the Model Aviators Association as I believe just holidays for flyers.

Try looking at :

There is one near Filey (In Yorkshire for those who don't know) in May this year.



Thread: See quads are useful
01/02/2017 16:39:04

Is the hard hat to mitigate drone strikes or to protect against meteorites hitting his head?


Thread: U-2 Dragon Lady
11/12/2016 16:32:57

Cyril Carr does a plan for a U2. It is to fit a 90mm edf. It also has some alternatives on the plan for a PSS version. All about intake size but at present I cannot remember which is the more scale. They all look good to me.!

Used to watch them at RAF Alconbury. Near Inwood models. Could see them whilst driving on the A1. The take off angle was akin to an overpowered Wot 4!!

As an aside, Alconbury used to have a nice Aggressor F5 as the gate guardian.


Thread: What's flying over your house
17/09/2016 17:12:18

Just had the BBMF Hurricane and the BAE Anson overhead. Families day at Brough. Saw Typhoon displaying in the distance.


03/09/2016 11:58:03
Posted by John Privett on 02/09/2016 19:15:25:

I hope you gave them directions back to the nearest coast, Martin - they were clearly lost!

Doesn't the Coastguard now provide the heli rescue for the mountain walkers etc since we sold out the RAF service? So if Martin is located Peak District or Pennines or the like they could have been on that mission or practice for it.

We have a base at Humberside Airport and I often see the helis charging off inland towards the Peak District.


02/09/2016 10:57:16

At flying field yesterday. Saw two bombers. One a low flying Tornado, nothing unusual there, here in North Lincolnshire. The second I took a quick glance at and saw twin fins so thought BBMF Lancaster, again a frequent visitor to our skies. Took a second look and decided it might not be a Lanc. I think it was a B25 Mitchell. Somewhat unusual that.


Thread: Acro Wot Foam E
26/07/2016 19:37:15

img_0534.jpgI use the sticky tape as used for a Zagi or similar.img_0533.jpg

Thread: What's flying over your house
25/07/2016 20:40:14

Hurricane yesterday, presumably the BBMF one as we live in Lincolnshire.


Thread: Field battery for charging lipos
25/07/2016 20:37:05

Get a normal car battery from a scrapyard. They are usually pretty cheap and if they do not last too long then you get another cheap one.

Probably just as good as buying a special leisure battery.

By the way if you are going to transport the battery in your car then get a plastic box to put it in. A cheapie from cheap shops. Then if it tips it does not spill acid inside your car. Destroys carpets at the very least. Do not ask...



Thread: Prop ballancer which one to buy.
18/07/2016 07:22:46

Look on YouTube. there are some very good videos there. I found the Horizon Hobby one very good. If I remember rightly it uses the Dubro gadget.



Thread: Multiplex Easy Glider PRO RR - wing joiner problem
07/07/2016 16:33:12

If you have a suitable piece of thin brass tube you could sharpen the end and insert into the hole. When you get to the obstruction push gengly and turn it to cut the glue out of the way. Like you would use it to cut a circle in a piece of balsa.



Thread: eneloop completely discharged.... and charged again
01/07/2016 12:21:30

I seem to remember that trying to charge these packs at very low currents means that the delta peak gets ignored. To get a more reliable delta peak detection you need to be charging at about 1C or more.

If that is the case then that could be why it never finished charging in Martin's case.

Perhaps the more knowledgeable would care to comment upon this?


Thread: Cheap fireproof box for LiPos
23/05/2016 20:41:44
Posted by Manish Chandrayan on 23/05/2016 14:01:47:

I store LiPo in old used ammo cans

procured for scrap. The LiPo's go into a LiPo bag and then into the ammo can

I use one of these and have lined it with some scrap mdf I had. I then made some dividers from an old thick cardboard box in a grid style and each liposuction slots into its own pocket.

By the way do not forget to insulate the lid as well as sides and bottom.


Thread: JST plug current capacity
07/05/2016 19:15:42

With a bit of Googling I think I have found my answer. It would appear to be 3 Amps so they will be no good.

I am suprised that my heli flies on just 3 amps, 33W or maybe blade are over using the connector.

However it will not do for the job in hand. I think I will split the wires on the lipos and put higher capacity connectors on and make up a conversion lead that I can leave on the heli.

Then all should be good.



07/05/2016 18:43:39

What is the current carrying capacity of the little red JST plugs used on some models.

I have some lipos with these on for use in my Blade 200 heli and I would like to use the lipos in another model.

Use of the watt meter tells me the motor in the other model is drawing about 10 amps.

Will the connectors handle this without problems?



Thread: What could I throw off the Orme?
13/04/2016 20:10:46

You could try a yeti from 4Max. It has been brought in as a zagi replacement as they do not seem to be available. Reviewed in one of the mags recently,both rcme and qefi. Electric version available as well.

Am currently recovering my old zagi at present. It has futaba 128 servos in it so you can tell how old it is. Recovered my electric powered one last year.


Thread: Workbench model stand
08/04/2016 12:42:46

Just Engines for the o ring set?

UTube for the timing stuff I might guess. Most things seem to be there if you search


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