Here is a list of all the postings Bill_B has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Man on the moon. Really?|
That's quite an arrogant statement John. I wonder what your 'opinion' on 7/11 is?
|Thread: Mentor v Funcub|
I'm a fan of Multiplex foamies and have a few, but have you looked at the Hobbyking Tundra? I think it's a very good alternative to the Funcub and the undercarriage is so much better constructed.
|Thread: Lipo Bags Rule OK!|
That's not really a relevant comment In my humble opinion, but seeing as you've taken the time to post, I'll reply: You've gone back to glow power to have an irritatingly noisy vibrating model that gets covered in sticky gunge, obliges with the occasional dead stick, burns out plugs, needs the carb tweaking if the temperature/humidity changes and needs a hernia inducing field support box. Sure electric power isn't perfect either, but I can't see the attraction to glow if only for the afore mentioned reasons.
Each to his own though.
Edited By Bill_B on 04/07/2017 22:07:57
Is it recommended to store Li-ion batteries part charged too?
I'm not totally convinced that storing LiPo batteries part charged is necessary if they're being used fairly regularly. I always check and then charge mine fully after a flying session so they're ready at a moments notice. Some times it can be up to three weeks before they're used and a couple of my smaller packs (3s 2200mAh) are nearly three years old and haven't exactly had an easy life. Admittedly they're just slightly puffy, but none (to date) have spontaneously combusted. Personally I think most problems are due to careless handling and use.
|Thread: strange problem with HK ESC|
I'm not sure running it on 7s would be wise despite Hobbyking's claims. There's some info that may be useful on RCGroups HERE (check the link on post #8 too).
Edited By Bill_B on 04/07/2017 13:36:35
|Thread: Lipo Bags Rule OK!|
Just out of curiosity I wonder what brand and capacity the batteries were that failed in the OP?
|Thread: Ripmax Dagger ARTF - Any recommendations?|
Hi David, It's good to hear that you've finally mastered the Dagger. Sometimes less can be more.
|Thread: Cheap servos worth the risk?|
As a general rule of thumb, cheaper metal gear servos tend to suffer from more backlash than nylon or karbonite gears. Personally I'd sooner spend the extra money on digital servos rather than metal gears. Like Jon, if I want peace of mind I buy Savöx for my fast or more valuable models, otherwise I use Hitec or SD-100/150 servos. Generally you only get what you pay for so a cheap servo is going to be a bit of a lottery with reliability and who knows if the quoted torque & speed specifications are correct or not. Probably not.
|Thread: What paint for Multiplex Twin Star|
I've used Multiplex's own brand of primer and paint especially formulated for their EPO models, and you could try a filler called 'Bounce' which is specifically for foam models.
Contrary to what Chuck is saying, foam safe CA glue isn't really suitable for EPO foam as it doesn't have the required strength. Regular medium viscosity CA is perfect for EPO foam. Even better is Muptiplex's own brand, Zacki CA.
Edited By Bill_B on 26/06/2017 12:58:55
|Thread: Powerplanes International Cessna 40|
Hi Steve, do you have any wing panels for the 'Secret Weapon'? I built two of them many years ago and wish I hadn't sold them. I still have a workable plan so a pair of wings would enable a third Weapon to grace my local slopes.
|Thread: Hot Hot Hot|
Quite nice on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border actually, mostly overcast and 27.5°C with very little wind.
|Thread: What paint to tint a windscreen?|
I've used Auto Spray Tint from my local car accessory shop which works extremely well. Also check out eBay as there's window tint spray available there too.
|Thread: Sky bird|
I'm sorry I can't help you Tom, but it was one of the most fun to fly 3 channel sport models I built back in the day (I think I built mine in '88). It went really nice with an O.S 10 FSR up front and was guided by Sanwa radio as I remember.
Good luck if you build one.
|Thread: Redundancy in larger models?|
I would suggest using a Jeti dual redundant magnetic switch and LiPo/LiFe batteries rather than archaic heavy duty mechanical switches and NiMHi cells.
Edited By Bill_B on 09/06/2017 12:09:04
|Thread: Shuttleworth Gladiator Engine Problem|
I don't see or hear any evidence of a deadstick landing. Was it reported as such at the show?
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Well done kiwikid! It's nice to see something different for a change. Like Rammstein too.
|Thread: Noisy and Fast Dassault Rafale at Duxford|
During the second video the Rafale wasn't using reheat (afterburner) for the whole display, but was selectively using it in turns and the vertical as could be witnessed by the tell tale plumes of unburnt fuel and the visual indication up the jet pipes. Also, reheat isn't simply an 'on' 'off' switch, but is able to be throttled, like the engine itself is, so he may not have even been using full power for very long at all. One thing is for sure, the pilot will have accurately calculated his fuel load before the display.
I think from distant memory, the Spey powered F4K Phantoms of the UK only had a flying time of approximately 12 mins if they were to fly the whole mission on full reheat (integral tanks full to empty). I stand to be corrected on this snippet of course.
|Thread: June 2017 RCM&E|
MaxG, as much as I really enjoy this forum I have discovered that it's very easy to ruffle some very sensitive feathers, and there seem quite a few that are very easily ruffled (I won't even go into the PC side of things!), unlike the more hardened forums such as RCGroups and RC-Network. Still, it takes all sorts in this world.
Congratulations to David Ashby for not including a single multirotor article in this month's issue. Well done sir.
Oh, and the new layout is agreeable too.
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