Here is a list of all the postings Andy Meade has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: An Introduction to the PSSA 2020 Mass Build Project|
Better off asking the designers rather than Phil, I'd wager....
|Thread: Electric Cars.|
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.
Edited By Andy Meade on 09/07/2019 15:29:33
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|
Oh, and a cheeky 2 hour session on Monday after lunch, too
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
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.
|Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019|
Busy pits area all weekend:
Thanks for all the launches as always guys!
What a weekend! Excellent weather, great company, great laughs, a sleeping Garsden. Ticked all the right boxes.
Flying the flag:
Piston fleet in the trailer, standing ready:
New Spit tastes the sea breeze:
Hawker and Supermarine assembled:
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 Trailer all packed, 6 days of flying awaits
Buddy box? I didn't know you needed help with your flying Martin
Is the Hurricane repaired yet?
|Thread: Wing profile shape|
Always stick to the rib shape Fuselage seat can be adjusted later with a P38 fillet and packing tape on the wing to stop it sticking.
|Thread: Weston Park 2019|
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?|
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 Oh it's still SIG...
Edited By Andy Meade on 13/06/2019 10:58:28
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|
SBD now sold!
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)
|Thread: Dual battery switch|
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|
As above. With neither sight nor communication with the pilot, the right of Joe Public to be the Arbiter of Justice is laughably lacking.
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|
Some of mine, some by Mark Kettle. Maiden flight of my quarter scale PSS Tiffie
|Thread: Jet Provost Late Starter Build|
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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