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: 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.
|Thread: Greenacres 2017|
Fingers crossed the weather holds for this weekend!
|Thread: Spitfires coming soon|
Jon, is your reply to Phil, or myself?
Only if it's vibration free, quiet and able to swing a near scale multi blade prop.
|Thread: Red Cougar 1400mm|
That is true of many ARTF models I've encountered over the years. Staufenbiel/Horizon Hobby are nothing special in this instance.
|Thread: Aeromodellers or model flyers?|
In answer to the original question I would suggest that there is only one category, we are simply 'model plane' flyers. To my mind the term 'aeromodeller' means someone who models anything aero related (including helicopters, jets, gliders, autogyros etc.), including static display plastic kits, hand carved display model aircraft et al. We should simply be happy that we're privileged enough to be able to indulge in this joyous hobby which ever way we choose, and have fun with our toys until it's time to switch off the transmitter for the very last time, at which point it really doesn't matter what we were called. Morbid? Maybe, but that's the reality of the situation.
|Thread: Landing Techniques|
I beg to differ.
Rectangle circuit? Fine in theory, but not always necessary, desirable or even possible depending on the weather conditions and/or topography of the site. When slope soaring or flat field gliding, you soon learn to keep your options open and improvise if necessary.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
.....and the struts!
|Thread: programming an ESC|
A quick answer for a fixed wing club model is thus:
Cut off Voltage: No less than 3V (3.2V is safe).
Soft start: Off
Hope that helps.
|Thread: Black Horse MXS ARTF|
|Thread: Great service from Aerobertics (+DPD)|
I agree, Aerobertics are very good to deal with and DPD are a brilliant courier, but then they are a German company and as a consequence well organised! I've also had good service from Staufenbiel and T9Hobbysport who also use DPD.
|Thread: Phoenix, models|
I know, from nearly 4 years trouble free service with many orders. Can't fault Staufenbiel, although now HH are involved it'll probably all go down the pan!
........And they post to the UK within a few days.
|Thread: using iron on film|
I find the best covering for EPO to be Fablon. It can be sealed in place with a very low heat using a covering iron with a cotton sock fitted.
#1 on the rotary scale.
|Thread: Red Cougar 1400mm|
Some info HERE.
No offence meant Andy.
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