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Member postings for Andy Meade

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Thread: What's your rate limiting step?
22/03/2019 15:42:06

After glassing : fill sand spray / fill sand spray / fill sand spray....zzzzZZzz

Thread: 104 inch B-17 Identification
21/03/2019 13:14:18
Posted by Chris Walby on 20/03/2019 18:29:43:

PS until you can have full duplex redundancy, dual TX all the way through to a fully controllable model following any single point of failure I am not convinced doubling up some parts add benefit without complexity/greater risk of failure.

Edited By Chris Walby on 20/03/2019 18:40:00

For sure,dual TX etc is very belt and braces, but the common points of failure are all in the air (from BMFA's own stats I think) and it's usually the battery or switch that'll go first - the cheapest components typically.

Thread: Wanted...Rcmw mags
19/03/2019 09:38:08

Phil - this may also help. Mr Cooke said he can make the instructions into PDF format for you, but there was more info on his build thread anyway.

Crikey, it's all happening here this morning.  Please see your email address for a word file yes

Edited By Andy Meade on 19/03/2019 09:41:50

19/03/2019 09:32:28

Hi Phil - if you get stuck I can bring my copy of the mag in April if you're going to the first meet?

Thread: Gone,but not forgotten kit mfg
14/03/2019 09:03:09
Posted by Hugh P on 14/03/2019 08:35:25:

One from the archives. Skyways Chipahawk meet Keevil airfield, Wiltshire. Skyways owner Phil Durrant 4th from left. Happy days, wish I still had mine.smiley

chipahawk meet keevil 1984.jpg

Brilliant, where I flew for many of my teenage years yes I flew Mr Norris' (of Melksham Models) Chipahawk for a few years as a loaner, lovely aircraft.

13/03/2019 13:52:06

Seeing Micro Mold there reminded me of the old Avenger, as seen here on the revered bible itself :


I did have an original plan of said aircraft back as a yoof, but alas it was destroyed when mice got into the plan store and ate the lot of them. I have since re-created the plan in CAD from memory (I studied it often as a wee lad) and from the 3-view within the holy pages, but would dearly like an original again if anyone has one knocking about.

Thread: I.H. Brown
13/03/2019 10:28:57

Similar to the one in the RCG link you posted....

13/03/2019 09:08:03

Whether it was drawn by Brown or not, the Outerzone fantrainer looks remarkably similar. +1 for drawing your own though, maybe use the outerzone version as a starting point.

12/03/2019 14:51:44

A free download on Outerzone, here

Thread: D40 Flying Wing - by me not Joe Manors
08/03/2019 09:35:05

What wing section was the D40 Pete? Looks interesting, always good to re-use and re-purpose yes

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
06/03/2019 14:47:48

One month to go guys - get those airframes checked over, and cycle-up the batteries yes

Thread: LBT
01/03/2019 15:08:28

Doc - S isn't a protocol, it just shows that those receivers have stability built in - i.e. gyros. You can then tune them to your aircraft from a FRSky transmitter or via a cable on the ground. They still use the X protocol for controls and telemetry.

The paragraph on protocols is spot on, however. I use a FRsky X12s on non-eu firmware so I can talk to the raft of older D type receivers I still have in smaller aircraft.

28/02/2019 15:26:24
  • You won't find a modern FRsky module to fit a Futaba tx I believe. The nearest you'll get is a DFT I think (the F stands for futaba). Then you'll need an external screen to show telemetry values. I'm not sure, but I dont think the DFT modules can talk to the later, better range of receivers ("X" and "S" series).
  • Telemetry can also give you your RX battery levels of course, which is a very common failure point of RC aircraft.
  • You can use LBT, I use the non-EU firmware in all of my FRSky gear, rightly or wrongly. I did it that way round as I had a lot of receivers that I couldn't be bothered to update when the law changed. Note that T9 sell outside the EU too - they stock both types.
  • D and V modes suit older types of receiver, LR is long range 2.4ghz and I believe doesn't use telemetry at all.

Ah, Looks like we've crossed over Pete

Edited By Andy Meade on 28/02/2019 15:26:48

Thread: Power Safe for any receiver
22/02/2019 11:17:17

Chris - any closer to releasing these at all? I'm at a point now that I could do with a couple for projects nearing completion yes

Thread: LightThing
20/02/2019 12:10:50

Well that's a pretty little thing, great work and I echo the above comments on hoping for a plan in the future.

Thread: Aldi Bench Drill
15/02/2019 13:44:26

I've had the centre pulley seize on mine recently - low quality grease / cold weather meant that it went solid and the motor couldn't even turn it. Strip the belts off, pull pulley straight up to remove, clean then re-grease, all was fine again.

Just a heads up for maintenance. I've used mine maybe a dozen times in two years from new, so something to look for next time you have the belts off and changing speed.

Thread: Installing servos in confined space
13/02/2019 10:09:27

I designed and print my own low-profile servo mounts in "carbon fibre infused" PLA plastic. Work a treat!


Thread: PSSA pre-season get together - RAF Cosford - The Return!
08/02/2019 19:47:16
Yep, now it has electricity and running water! :D
07/02/2019 08:55:01

I thought he was advertising his rates laughwink

05/02/2019 22:24:01
It looks like someone forgot the cockpit until the last 5 minutes of putting it together. Just awful.

Glad we've got a few attending now.
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