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Thread: Sharkface
14/04/2017 16:33:40

IMHO the plan requires no modifications, and yes, the sides are 1/16". thumbs up

14/04/2017 09:27:00

That looks a very nicely executed model Peter. It should go like stink with the Cox on his snout! thumbs up

Thread: acro wot colour schemes
14/04/2017 09:22:03

Here's mine. I know it's only the foamie version, but the scheme would easily translate to a larger one.


Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
13/04/2017 14:38:49

"Is traditional building a disappearing art?"

No, the manufacturers of ARTF kits are busy building hundreds a day. cheeky

Thread: Best place to buy Wood
11/04/2017 17:43:16

You won't go far wrong with 'The Balsa Cabin'. thumbs up

Thread: Multiplex Fiesta
11/04/2017 11:23:51

Corrr! That's a good looking beast Gary! smile d

Thread: Micro servo choices for a foamie
09/04/2017 23:22:50
Posted by Dave Bran on 09/04/2017 17:37:31:

Gening Servos = TOTAL RUBBISH.

I tend to use Ripmax SD100 otherwise know as Dymond 4.7 (4.7g).

Totally agree! SD100 servos are superb for what they cost and are high voltage capable, therefore they can be safely used with a 2s LiPo if required.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
04/04/2017 19:10:04

Bob, maybe the right aileron trim was due to the left wing being heavier than the right wing? Is the lateral balance ok?

Nice model by the way. thumbs up

Edited By Bill_B on 04/04/2017 19:10:53

Thread: Dumas Kit 308 - Fieseler 156 Storch - A Fantastic model building via Stop-Motion filming
04/04/2017 18:10:08

Nicely done! thumbs up

Thread: Sharkface
04/04/2017 18:05:12
Posted by Andy Palmer on 04/04/2017 16:35:09:

Hi Pete, firstly, Sharkface is most definitely a male so please beware of calling him a 'she', or he may well bite when you least expect it!

Not sure mine looks terribly male in pink...!

It's ok Andy, he's just a bit camp. wink

04/04/2017 15:22:18
Posted by Peter G Simpson on 04/04/2017 09:36:35:

............and I'm really looking forward to her maiden!

Also, there is a huge amount of downthrust, presumably to lessen the trim change when the motor stops under single channel operation. With the electric setups that you are experimenting with, would you say that the downthrust could be reduced?

Edited By Peter G Simpson on 04/04/2017 09:38:36

Hi Pete, firstly, Sharkface is most definitely a male so please beware of calling him a 'she', or he may well bite when you least expect it!

Secondly, If built as per original plan the downthrust is correct irrespective of the motive force (leccy or ic), or the amount of rc channels used. 

Edited By Bill_B on 04/04/2017 15:22:46

Thread: ripmax artf covering
30/03/2017 15:29:38

I'm not an ace flier by any means (wish I was!), but I can consistently land on the strip without trauma to the undercarriage, and I have yet to suffer a 'dead stick' with any of my electric powered airframes. I guess I've been very lucky so far. However, I do accept that no two ARTFs are the same and that certain examples will have an issue, some multiple issues, just as with any other mass produced product on the market. All that said, the ARTF Acrowot is still an excellent sport plane at a sensible price.

30/03/2017 14:55:21

In all honesty I can't find anywhere that needs reinforcing on the ARTF Acrowot and as mine's electric powered the film covering should remain pristine for the life of the plane.

30/03/2017 13:00:43

My Acrowot's covering was extremely well applied and still is wrinkle free. My only niggle is that you have to buy either a glow or electric mount system. IMHO both options should be included, as a lot of other manufactures do.

Thread: Cardboard clone of a Funjet / Radjet
26/03/2017 14:28:35
Posted by Mark Kettle 1 on 26/03/2017 09:48:56:
22 Oz Bill do you know what size battery it was using?

That's with a 3s 2100mAh LiPo.

26/03/2017 09:41:11

It'll be interesting to see what the final AUW will be. The original standard Funjet weighed about 620g (22ozs) ready to fly.

Thread: Anyone near East Midlands Airport today?
25/03/2017 19:43:23

Turbo prop or jet Chris?

The only really large aircraft I see on a fairly regularl basis going in & out of EMA is the An-124 collecting R-R engines for shipment abroad, but that has a blue/white fin.

P.S. I'm guessing your a member of LEMAC?

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
18/03/2017 09:19:12

I wonder what thoughts Ali Machinchy has on this issue.....

Thread: Thumbs, sticks and a strange habit??
17/03/2017 10:04:05

Sounds more like an arthritis related rest to me. devil

Thread: Stormbird by Aeroteam & Doc Hammond
17/03/2017 08:32:15

Hi Peter, I don't know if you've seen these Multiplex plug moulds before, but they make an extremely neat and secure hot glue joint: **LINK**

I bought one early last year and it's a high quality unit which is very quick & easy to use. Some may argue that they're expensive products, but as the saying goes, "you only get what you pay for".

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