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Thread: Noisy and Fast Dassault Rafale at Duxford
29/05/2017 07:31:24

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
15/05/2017 11:59:38
Posted by MaxG on 15/05/2017 11:33:14:

Sorry if I offended you


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.

12/05/2017 13:59:02

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. thumbs up

Thread: Greenacres 2017
09/05/2017 20:23:39

Fingers crossed the weather holds for this weekend!

Thread: Spitfires coming soon
04/05/2017 18:06:46

Jon, is your reply to Phil, or myself? laugh

03/05/2017 21:06:42
Posted by Phil 9 on 03/05/2017 18:32:38:

will any of them take a laser engine?

Only if it's vibration free, quiet and able to swing a near scale multi blade prop. wink

Thread: Red Cougar 1400mm
03/05/2017 19:09:56
Posted by PETER FRANCIS on 03/05/2017 17:20:52:
Actually the point that I was trying to make (rather clumsily) was that it is impossible to achieve the weight as advertised.

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?
03/05/2017 10:16:47

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
27/04/2017 20:46:22
Posted by Keith Simmons on 27/04/2017 20:31:32:

You can't have a good landing after a bad approach.

I beg to differ.

27/04/2017 20:44:21
Posted by cymaz on 27/04/2017 20:13:22:

My instructor always said," a good landing starts with a good approach".

A good approach starts with a good circuit. So, who gives up doing rectangle circuit practice as soon as they've passed the " A" test? Also practice touch and go circuits. It's great fun if two or three of you do it makes sure you don't fluff your T & G up.

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.
26/04/2017 22:41:59

.....and the struts! wink

Thread: programming an ESC
26/04/2017 15:19:11

A quick answer for a fixed wing club model is thus:

Timing: Auto

Cut off Voltage: No less than 3V (3.2V is safe).

Soft start: Off

Brake: Off

Hope that helps.

Thread: Black Horse MXS ARTF
25/04/2017 12:48:09


Thread: Great service from Aerobertics (+DPD)
25/04/2017 11:40:50

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
19/04/2017 07:38:13
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 19/04/2017 00:21:09:
Posted by Bill_B on 18/04/2017 21:21:04:
Posted by Steve Colman on 18/04/2017 21:10:56:

Staufenbiel (now HH) carry Phoenix models also.

........And they post to the UK within a few days. thumbs up

You Hope.

See HH thread

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!

18/04/2017 21:21:04
Posted by Steve Colman on 18/04/2017 21:10:56:

Staufenbiel (now HH) carry Phoenix models also.

........And they post to the UK within a few days. thumbs up

Thread: using iron on film
18/04/2017 19:00:33

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
18/04/2017 13:28:21

Some info HERE. thumbs up

Thread: Sharkface
15/04/2017 14:45:56

No offence meant Andy. laugh

15/04/2017 14:45:26
Posted by Andy Palmer on 15/04/2017 09:57:16:

................I lasted about 5 seconds before I gave in and used the elevator!


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