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Member postings for Steve Houghton 1

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Thread: Slope soaring sites near a camping site - help pleasee
06/01/2020 09:27:09

For me the best slope in the UK by far is at Rhossili in south west Wales, as long as a westerly is blowing. And Rhossili has a HUGE beach with lots of other beaches and sand dunes on the Gower peninsula for the rest of the family.

Thread: My first sloper almost ready
24/12/2019 08:53:42

I'm sure you'll have great fun with that, Stan's models are great.

Thread: DB Hurricane paint and finish.
04/12/2019 09:52:32

Forgive me for being a party pooper but isn't it illegal to display a swastika? I've noticed that on refurbished full sized BF109's & FW190's there isn't a complete swastika on them. Or is it only illegal in Germany?

Thread: Spektrum DX9 Crow Programming Query
18/11/2019 15:30:10

All of my pure gliders use the throttle stick to operate crow from top (crow off) to bottom (crow on), except for my electric motor Heron which I decided to operate both the throttle and crow braking from the throttle stick. So with the stick in the lower position I flick a switch one way and I'm on throttle on, crow off. Flick the switch the other way and I have throttle off, crow on. It works for me and I don't seem to get confused with the opposite motion for crow. I don't like operating throttle from a switch only either.

15/11/2019 09:08:55

Does the Spektrum not have the throttle stick up in the CROW off position as the default? Don't forget to add some elevator compensation, probably a tiny bit of down will do it.

Thread: New to model flying but not new to RC
06/11/2019 13:36:11

Yes I will have to do it but, is the test power model specific?

06/11/2019 12:17:35

I have yet to look at this test and wondering how relevant it will be to me as I only fly un powered gliders, from slopes well away from civilisation. There are the occasional walkers and plenty of sheep though lol.

Thread: Best light wind slope soarer
29/10/2019 14:26:58

It depends what model you're trying to fly in a 12 mph breeze. Some will be quite aerobatic in that and others will only stooge around. These days I tend not to go to the slope if the forecast is showing less than 10 mph but, a 10 mph forecast at my local airport weather station may mean 15 mph plus on my local slopes at 1400 ft ASL. But there have been times when I have arrived at the slope and the forecast has been completely wrong and there hasn't been much more than a puff of a breeze, which is where my trust electric power soarer comes in handy for some thermalling off the slope.

Thread: RES Eagle
22/10/2019 14:18:40

Buster prop - bungee launching is easy enough. I have set up a 'launch mode' on my tx, so activated by a spare switch in flight modes and it gives a little up elevator without you having to hold elevator on the stick during the climb out. My model has flaps so the flaps are activated in launch mode also. Once the model reaches its max height and levels out, pushing down elevator on the stick unhooks the model, (if it already hasn't done so) but also resets the elevator (and flaps) to neutral. The only thing you have to do during the climb out is control direction using the rudder.

Thread: Launch Bungee Spec
30/09/2019 15:59:36

I did make my own using 8mm (?)silicon tubing from HK, 80Lbs BS monofilament fishing line, a small parachute purchased from some model web site and a dog spiral stake, and it worked really well. Total length was about 90m. I think in competitions where multiple models are launched at the same time, they tend to use electric winches. Anyhow, here is a video of me launching my 2m Whisper on the bungee from the top of a big hill when there was very little slope lift.

Thread: What model is this?
24/09/2019 14:50:54

It reminds me of the control line combat models I flew as a kid in the 70's.

Thread: PMP Vagabond, thoughts opinions?
24/09/2019 09:31:49

I have one partially built, and must get around to completing it this winter ready for next spring. I have seen one fly and it flew very well. I bought mine to take away on camping trips away when a larger model wouldn't fit into my car due to all the camping gear.

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
20/09/2019 14:12:18
Posted by fly boy3 on 20/09/2019 12:19:07:

An alleged betting offence against World Rugby rules, but the question is who shopped him ?

My money is on Eddie Jones wink

20/09/2019 09:08:07

Come on Wales!

Thread: Sennybridge jamming trial
22/08/2019 10:03:11

Thanks for the info, I will pass it on to my slope flying buddies here in S Wales.

Thread: Slopers at Sunny Hunny??...
07/08/2019 11:04:01

There may be enough height to fly a foamy at the car park by the lighthouse at Old Huntstanton Beach?

Thread: Hi from Penderyn, South Wales
01/08/2019 09:47:11

Hi Penderyn Flyer - I live in Newport and fly nothing but slope, and of course we have the best slope flying in Wales, if not the UK. Check out my BLOG which has on Page 2 (Flying Sites), all of the popular slopes between Cardiff and Hirwaen. If you are a Facebook user then we also have a group page, Slope Soaring in Wales, check us out and come flying with us.


Edited By Steve Houghton 1 on 01/08/2019 10:03:46

Thread: Who says flying thermal soarers is boring?
17/07/2019 14:43:57

It can be very challenging, not to mention skillful on less thermic days trying to keep that glider in the air. Other days, when there is lots of thermal activity the challenge can be getting the damned thing back down on the ground.

Thread: Fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
31/05/2019 11:30:24

Very impressive Dirk yes

Thread: Baudis Banana ballast
14/05/2019 15:42:52

Hey Clive - I remember Chris S filming my Banana in a 40 mph blow on Meio and it was going crazy fast without any ballast with no problem penetrating. It has very little frontal area for resistance. I can't find the video on YouTube

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