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Member postings for Andy Meade

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Thread: An Introduction to the PSSA 2020 Mass Build Project
12/07/2019 19:12:02

Better off asking the designers rather than Phil, I'd wager....

Thread: Electric Cars.
09/07/2019 15:22:09
Posted by Andrew767 on 08/07/2019 17:18:23:

Thats impressive Andy...40mls. Is yours the 2.4ltr version with the bigger battery?

Best i've ever managed is 30 in summer and around 25 in winter. Had mine for two years so it's the older 2.0 ltr generator . Regen saves on the brake pads too!!

Andrew

 

Hi Andrew, no it's an earlier 2014 model. We found going in for all the (three!) recall notices from Mitsubishi made a difference, as the software was updated as well as some mechanical issues. Also driving in ECO mode (the green button on the centre dash) certainly helps. Wife is particularly taken with it as it's so easy to drive and very comfortable.

Happy electrickering.

 

Edited By Andy Meade on 09/07/2019 15:29:33

08/07/2019 11:33:09

Our Mitsubishi PHEV charges from a 13A socket, from empty to full in 4 hours. This gets us 40 miles in the summer, easily enough for the other half's daily commute. We get a reduced rate through our energy supplier for charging at off peak times, and when she's at work the charger there is free. £45 petrol lasts 1600 miles, and it costs £1.75 to charge to full at home. Long trips aren't a problem, as we use the petrol generator then, and have stopped at services to charge to 90% in about 40 minutes from the fast chargers (some will cost, some don't). Enough time for a coffee and toilet break.

The PHEV has a huge boot, even more so with the back seats forward, goes like stink when you floor it, and even recharges the battery through kinetic energy recovery when breaking. We love it, and are sure that we'll replace it with another when the time comes, and no doubt mine will be electric too when I get around to changing mine.

It's the future.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
03/07/2019 11:57:44

Oh, and a cheeky 2 hour session on Monday after lunch, too

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/07/2019 11:56:47

Sixth scale Supermarine Spitfire, mk ix - PSS of course. Built from an old Reeves glass fuselage, and wings from Phil at Cloud Models. A 3 month build, flies like a low wing trainer. Lovely.

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Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
03/07/2019 11:53:30

Busy pits area all weekend:

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Thanks for all the launches as always guys!

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03/07/2019 11:49:09

What a weekend! Excellent weather, great company, great laughs, a sleeping Garsden. Ticked all the right boxes.

Flying the flag:

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Heaven:

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Piston fleet in the trailer, standing ready:

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New Spit tastes the sea breeze:

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Hawker and Supermarine assembled:

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25/06/2019 09:07:39

Ah yes, she can be a bit hard of hearing unfortunately. I'm back up the track on the previous corner at the camp site there yes Trailer all packed, 6 days of flying awaits cakebeer

25/06/2019 08:59:43

Buddy box? I didn't know you needed help with your flying Martin laugh

Is the Hurricane repaired yet? devil

Thread: Wing profile shape
19/06/2019 13:21:02

Always stick to the rib shape yes Fuselage seat can be adjusted later with a P38 fillet and packing tape on the wing to stop it sticking.

Thread: Weston Park 2019
17/06/2019 09:01:09

Tim - yep, very reminiscent of some of the keen full size commentators that get a bit carried away! SAB I think the manufacturer is, also flew those large canards - "Arctic" and "Havoc" I think?

Agree with the flightline hangers-on. Looks like if you're the pilots daughter / dad / nan / gran / next door neighbour / dog / cat, you get better seats than Joe public. Not only is it bad for those paying for the show,sure it's bad from a flight line safety point of view? Should only be a pilot, spotter and the flight director on that side imho.

Oh, and arrived Friday morning, came back home Sunday afternoon, great time had. Shame the bring and buy was a bit lack lustre.

Thread: Who uses blue or pink foam?
13/06/2019 10:56:42

Ah ok, understand where you're coming from now. Just seemed lower minimum order quantities on that site - I think I'll give them a go yes Oh it's still SIG...

Edited By Andy Meade on 13/06/2019 10:58:28

13/06/2019 09:59:06

That link does seem to suggest that the same board is under a different brand name now. Looks like £20 a board though for 75mm thick.

Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
10/06/2019 13:57:01

SBD now sold! yes

10/06/2019 12:24:31

My VQ models SBD is for sale. Comes with all servos (6 off) and electronic bomb release (and bomb of course), no battery or receiver. Flies very well in anything from 18 up to 60mph winds, imho a bit more stable than the Hurri, and will fly in lighter winds. Has a 3d printed engine and lots of weathering, outer dive brakes work lovely.

Cab take to Weston Park (am there all weekend)

£80

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Thread: Dual battery switch
10/06/2019 10:00:47

I've used both the T9 mag switch and the above HK dual - both good switches. Don't forget to disconnect the batts after a flying session though.

Thread: Drone harassment
07/06/2019 13:21:06

As above. With neither sight nor communication with the pilot, the right of Joe Public to be the Arbiter of Justice is laughably lacking.

07/06/2019 11:54:21

Recklessly endangering an aircraft is a criminal offence

Endangering safety of an aircraft

240. A person must not recklessly or negligently act in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft, or any person in an aircraft.I

Also in the BMFA handbook chaps, so please let's not get silly?

Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
03/06/2019 11:59:32

Some of mine, some by Mark Kettle. Maiden flight of my quarter scale PSS Tiffie

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Happy pilot!

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Thread: Jet Provost Late Starter Build
03/06/2019 11:03:24

Double check with Simon Cocker and John Hey - they have two complete double sized kits in their possession. I think they are veneered foam, so maybe they can get another cut, or sell-on their bits?

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