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Member postings for Tim A

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Thread: Flat Car Battery from non-use of car
02/04/2020 00:20:04

Just topped up my car battery this morning using my 240v power supply and SkyRc charger set to Pb (lead acid). One advantage, won't mention the others if your a Leccy Flier.

Thread: Seagull radial rocket
30/03/2020 03:56:12

Seagull have obviously updated both the manual and the plane according to the online manual. The landing gear struts have been modified with a different mounting system in the wing too late for mine, Ron's and probably yours!

The old manual shows I.C. & E.P. 113mm New manual I.C. 125mm E.P. 145mm.Just measured mine (E.P.) 146mm. I set mine so the graphics on the cowl would align with the fuselage. it is quite possible that Seagull have made an error again with the manual!

With the motor set at 146mm my C.G. was too far forward had too cut back into the servo mount plate to move the battery (5S 4000) back by approx 30mm.

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
13/03/2020 19:42:34

Yesterday the Dunedin Model Aero Club took action on the Clover Virus attacking our strip!


Thread: Servo Arm Numbers
12/03/2020 18:40:14

Hitec are now using 25T splines on some new servos, I know this because I just brought 4X HS488HB for a new plane. Downside was the arms supplied were too short for the wing servo's and wouldn't clear the wing! So a call to a friend resulted in fitting a couple of longer Futaba arms.

Thread: Even Later In The Day
02/03/2020 20:00:53

Just ordered the laser cut pack from Sarik, Liked the look of the Ballerina when the plan came out in RCME. Have a lot of balsa in the shed, so hope to reduce my stock a bit. Wonder how long it will take to arrive down under. Should be ready for the Southern Summer if we get one this year?

Hope mine turns out as good as yours Mark.

Thread: Pin Holes
25/02/2020 18:45:24

I have tried lots of fillers until I used this which I had on the shelf for home repairs. Wouldn't use anything else now.

Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!
02/12/2019 09:12:18

It wasn't my fault Mr Ashby told me just to chuck it!

28/11/2019 07:29:50

Look the ground came up real fast like, it does that round here abouts. Then there was this fence see, tricky things fences, you just never know when they going to to jump up and get you. Honest.

Thread: Seagull radial rocket
28/10/2019 01:25:15

Ron, finally got mine to the almost ready to fly stage (had a lot of interruptions over winter, not much building or flying done!). I also encountered the same problems in the build/assembly? as you did.

Would be interested to know where your CG ended up? Mine is 15mm forward of the 88mm mark as per MFS. To move it back I will have to cut the servo platform in order to move the 5S battery back any further. Don't wish to add any further weight if it can be helped as it weighs 7lbs 7oz at the moment. Although it has plenty of power at approx 140 watts per lb.

Thanks the CG the last thing to sort before I go and rip the undercarriage legs out.


Edited By Tim A on 28/10/2019 01:26:02

Thread: Seagul EP PC-9 -Largest battery stories please
20/09/2019 11:36:39

I flew mine on a 3S 3300 until its demise early this year. Servo failure!

Thread: Dynam Albatross
15/09/2019 06:06:40

One of our members turned up with one a year or so ago, Asked the club President to do the maiden checked it over and proceeded to fly it. He announced that it was the worst plane he had ever flown, Manged to get it on the ground in one piece, it was taken home never to be seen again!

On the other hand I was given a Dynam Waco which had already been owned by two other members, what a pussycat it can do no wrong.

Thread: Moon landing
21/07/2019 01:05:41

I wonder if the doubters and conspiracy theorists were born after the Apollo Mission? As one that grew up following the Space Race, I have no doubt that it happened. I can remember JFK's speech in 1963 and from then on followed it avidly through Newspapers, T.V. & film, cutting all the clippings out and pasting them in a scrape book (wish I still had it) Everyone I knew was aghast when the three Astronauts were incinerated on the launch pad. We all held our breath when Apollo 13 was crippled, I sat on the gym floor with my 4th form class and listened to Neil Armstrong step on the Moon. We watched Skylab go over our house from the garden I have been to Houston to mission control seen the Saturn 5 Rocket and others No Sorry it was real alright.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
12/07/2019 23:47:40

Thanks Cymaz, not taken by me, one our semi official photographer snapped thinking it wouldn't be any good. Your right about the tailwheel plus the aileron linkage are a give away, but it flew and flew well.

J D 8 thought about modifying wheels when I built it, but really bit of a faff plus the build took a lot longer anyway with three flaps plus dive brakes to modify.

12/07/2019 22:04:04

douglass dauntless 2.jpgdouglass dauntless 3.jpgMaiden of my VQ Douglass Dauntless at our Anzac Day Fly In 2019

douglass dauntless 1.jpg

Thread: Good news thread.
11/07/2019 08:21:34

Good news only 10 days till we leave for a month in the USA, wonder what goodies I can find to bring back? Bad news - none unless you count 6 days of the ten are at work!

Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 06:42:21

It's the same here in New Zealand especially here in Dunedin where I live, I blame lack of indicator use on our Scottish Heritage! Too tight to use them in case they wear out the bulbs!

Thread: Foam2Foam glue
21/06/2019 10:46:18

I don't use epoxy anymore on foam since the wings fell off my HK Vampire in level flight. The epoxy just peeled off in a sheet where the wings were glued to the fuselage. I now use Gorilla glue. The original tube used said to dampen the surface with water, but now the instructions on new tubes have no mention of this. i find that it works well with out water and you don't get nearly as much foam oozing out of joints.

Thread: Suitable caption?
13/05/2019 10:55:32

No that's not what we mean by a landing roll!

Thread: Tell us about your most embarrassing stories from the field...
06/05/2019 11:07:01

A couple of months ago out at the field early with only an audience of three other club members watching I hand launched a foam board SU-29 underhand went ok except I launched my transmitter after it as well, managed to retrieve the TX before the plane hit the deck and recovered the flight. Behind my back the laughter and comments flowed. Worse thing was one member is the Editor of the club newsletter who reported it in the next issue, although my name was not mentioned luckily!

Thread: RC Castle
30/04/2019 06:17:42

Alan, definitely still going and have always given good service.

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