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Member postings for Andy Meade

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Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
12/10/2018 10:41:18

I've got Monday off (again), and it's looking great at the moment for the SW bowl - if any pilots are about and fancy extending your slope pleasures, I'll see you there yes

Thread: Suggestions for camera system please?
11/10/2018 09:16:42

I used to use a GoPro on a bed of yellow push-in ear defenders - the type that you can squash then they form inside the shape of your ear. These worked really well. I'm not sure looking for a camera with stabilisation is the answer - that may remove aberrations of sudden jerks, but not "jello-vision" produced by a vibrating airframe.

If you can make a sub plate to mount the camera, strap it tight to that, then have the sub plate mounted to your quad's frame with either the yellow ear defenders or this type of isolation mount, I think you'll be pretty close.

Good luck yes

A quick edit to add - they are wayyyy overpriced in that link I posted, they are usually a few quid for half a dozen - sorry it was the first link I found, but hope you get the idea.


Edited By Andy Meade on 11/10/2018 09:20:54

Thread: Flyer's Sea Hurricane Mk 1B
10/10/2018 14:51:10

Yep, sunday looks like the best day so far, might see you there

10/10/2018 14:32:08

How's the Hurricane Ade - will she be ready for the weekend?

Thread: Drop tanks for a Mig 15?
10/10/2018 09:44:52

Hi Den. My favourite option for this would be 3D printing them with a thin shell if you can't get hold of any. If you need a set printing, drop me a line yes

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
08/10/2018 08:53:07

Nice write-up chief. Keeping an eye on the weather for this weekend, it's pretty changeable cool

Thread: Canberra by Andy Blackburn PSS
03/10/2018 08:54:43

Back when I was using Futaba kit on the A10, I had a similar problem, and solved it thus:

  • use the vee tail mix
  • in the mix menu, bring the rudder movement down to zero, so the rudder stick has no affect on the elevators
  • mix channel 8 (or any free channel of course) to rudder

ét voila. It's sort of a blend between Phil's and your solution Pete, as I found there was a limitation in the crow braking system which would not drive the second mixed-in elevator in the "elevator compensation" part of the crow braking menu. Anyway, tis another way round, your mileage may vary depending on TX.

Edited By Andy Meade on 03/10/2018 08:56:26

Thread: When modelling money saving goes too far...
02/10/2018 13:53:16
Posted by David Davis on 02/10/2018 12:47:50:

...Balsa is not much good as tinder but it burns eventually!...

Crikey, your joking, surely? I've found balsa shavings and small offcuts the best thing for lighting the wood burner or bonfires...ever! It goes off like rocket fuel surprise

Thread: Harrier Jump Jet- The aeromodelling Holy Grail !!!!
01/10/2018 16:37:21

That wooden one looks fantastic Joel, nice work yes

Thread: Tornado GR4 (150%)
01/10/2018 08:35:34

Mr Jones is very good at canopy plugs yes

28/09/2018 16:32:17

Moving along nicely Dave, well done yes

Thread: U-2 Dragon Lady
28/09/2018 09:48:20

Well done Chris, keep at it! Get rib cutting laugh

Thread: A-10 Thunderbolt from the Mike Pastro Plan
28/09/2018 08:52:45

It's good to see you back at it Phillip, keep it up yes

Thread: Laser cut parts
27/09/2018 14:45:45

Both methods in fact use a CNC - a computer numerically controlled machine. The difference between machines is one uses a laser to burn or mark parts, the other is mechanically machined using a small router type bit to chase around the outline instead. Basically, a fast computer controlled milling machine.


Edited By Andy Meade on 27/09/2018 14:46:17

Thread: 2018 Special Issue
27/09/2018 13:30:13

No issues with print on mine, all looks great. Love the massive PSSA coverage, and am very thankful to all staff for their efforts with this. Yet to read the rest of it yet, but looks great. I fancy making one of the little Sabres for the slope, too.

Thread: U-2 Dragon Lady
25/09/2018 16:41:43

Shame, fancied flying mine alongside his. Ah well, will have to wait.

25/09/2018 15:58:41

ahem...are we there yet Mr? Will she be at the Orme next month?

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
25/09/2018 13:27:00

How'd it go Pete?

Thread: wing tubes
20/09/2018 15:47:11

Aluminium inner and outer on a close fit can be very problematic as they will "pick up" after a few operations, and lock solid together. Happened to me a few years ago on a plan-built sloper - needed to cut the whole assembly out the wing. Now uses aluminium tube and a steel joiner (weight not a problem on this particular aircraft).


Edited By Andy Meade on 20/09/2018 15:50:28

Thread: Anet A8
20/09/2018 15:18:12

I get that sometimes on my CR10, but only after I've been fiddling with the axes through the control unit instead of using CURA to do it

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