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Thread: Black Horse Stuka
17/02/2014 07:45:41

Thanks Mark. I have fitted the 148 servos to the flaps and downloaded the manual. I have Hitec 485 servos in my H9 P40. These have worked and so far not had a servo stall at full chat.

The 485 are 6kg at 6v.


Thread: What do you hate doing on your aircraft?
16/02/2014 17:15:17

Flying them. More so when it is a maiden or one I have built from s plan.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
14/02/2014 18:19:05

Today I had few hours spare so had a look at fitting the servos in the port wing. First question is what type of servos, I have an abundance of FP 148 servos. These are around 3.0kg pull at 6v. Now these are fine in my Piper Pawnee but will they be ok in the Stuka. With a target weight of 12-13 pounds and a ASP 1.20 up front along with the traditional "Stuka Dive" I found myself wondering..


09/02/2014 17:25:25

Just a little Doug, the Stuka is just smaller than the Pawnee. Once I get it done and the weather gets better we might see it fly.


08/02/2014 18:20:14

Stevo, I agree with you on the weathering. The bomb can be setup for dropping.


08/02/2014 18:11:46

Some more photos.


Middle flaps


Tail wheel

Thread: Do I need a Ubec ?
08/02/2014 17:07:37

Tony. Soldering is easy and useful to learn in this hobby. Many videos on YouTube showing you how.


08/02/2014 16:31:30

What battery are you using, how many volts and capacity.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
08/02/2014 15:18:18

Terry. You would be right, I would have gone for OS 1.20 but already have the ASP 1.20. You will enjoy the Grob when you fly it.


08/02/2014 15:08:44

John, yes the very one. Very pleased with it to be honest. Stevo the cowl is shiny and needs looking at.


Edited By MikeS on 08/02/2014 15:12:19

08/02/2014 14:19:18

Got myself a new project for this year which I picked this up on Thursday for little money.. I plan to put my ASP 1.20 in and will need to order some new servos.

I count nine servos for it so need to plan the power system as my normal route would be a RCE-B6X using Lipo. My Piper Pawnee runs on seven servos which is fine however for m current setups.

Well here are so photos:

BH Stuka


Thread: PC Games
08/02/2014 10:58:50

Yes I play IL2 1945 which is the previous version to IL2 COD. Been around 15 years and has had major updates and planes added. Not the best graphics now but still one of the best game for online/offline play.


Thread: Airfix Kits.....
05/02/2014 22:54:13

Think we are showing our age, I used buy my kits from Gamleys stores and they always had a large selection of kits. When ever my parents went in to town on a Saturday I would buy a kit and build Saturday afternoon. Sunday I would wake up and first thing I thought of was painting and finishing the model.

Later years I started painting before building and learnt the little tricks like dry brushing etc. My claim to fame was buying a 1/32 scale B17 and adding weathering to it and coming second in a model competition .

I still do it today but these ones fly.wink 2


Thread: Phoenix 5
05/02/2014 21:00:37

Yes it looks good. Thought the updates has slowed down, always a sign of a big update.

Thread: Yamamoto 1600
03/02/2014 22:16:34

I seem to remember this plane from some time ago, the GRP is the heavier version of the two. I think that due to the weight the model has a high wing loading for a trainer so the speed needs to be kept up on the approach. I would say leave the OS46LA where it is and the Irvine though powerful would have you at near ful throttle most of the time.

Might be better to maybe look for something like a second hand 46AX or even a 50 size twostoke.



Edited By MikeS on 03/02/2014 22:17:15

Thread: Brrrrrr, winter's here, how much flying are you getting in?
02/02/2014 20:09:31

What with work, rain, wind and SWMBO not been able to get any time down the club. Neither have I made any progression with the P47. Something ain't right.


Thread: help with prop selection please
01/02/2014 19:33:11

I agree with Caveman. Run in on a 10X5 to lighten the loads on the parts. Then on to a 11x6. The HK Venus is a clone of the Ripmax Wot Trainer. I trained on a Wot Trainer and it fly's very well. I ran mine on a OS46 on 11x6 and swapped to a 12x6 to help slow it down a little. This model on landing floats on and on. You will like it.


Thread: DX8 owners thread...
01/02/2014 09:28:14

Been using my DX8 for around sixteen months. The battery (Nihm) has been fine but I do prefer the idea of using a Lipo.

When I charge my DX8 I never leave it overnight but I do use a timer that switches off after so many hours just in case I should forget it.

Only problem I had with the DX8 was a loss of signal which was fixed by Horizon.


Thread: Modelling aims for this year?
01/02/2014 08:35:37

Well I have a few for this year.

1, Learn to fly the Grob Tutor, to land it rather than arrive.thinking

2, Finish the six month project TF P47 which is now in to its third year.blush

3, Getting my B-cert or at least being able to fly the sked.disgust

4, Get on with overhauling the T-240. smiley


Thread: Seagull Super Chipmunk ARTF
29/01/2014 20:50:39

This is good thread. I am planning on getting one from Wings n Wheels if I can find one there. I also read the review in RCMW and felt it would be a good model to go with my Grob Tutor.

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