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Member postings for Bill_B

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Thread: Latest WOT 4
05/02/2017 15:56:56

Huh! No Leccy option. angry

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
03/02/2017 18:23:45

Had a few makes in my time and in chronological order they are; Macgregor, Horizon, Acoms, Sanwa, Futaba, JR, Spektrum and currently Multiplex.

Thread: Diesel Crackdown
28/01/2017 20:46:27
Posted by john stones 1 on 28/01/2017 20:02:28:

They should triple your road tax, to fund NHS dealing with all the damage you've done to people through "passive " inhalation.


Hmm, then maybe the majority of the NHS ambulances shouldn't be diesel so they don't cause any further damage to the patients victims they're picking up? cheeky

28/01/2017 19:26:33

Banning diesel cars in city centres? What about the pollution from diesel taxis, buses tradesmen's vans and delivery lorries?

Let's not forget the majority of shipping vessels in the world which are chucking out tonnes of diesel pollution on an hourly basis.

Yet again the private motorist has to suffer at the behest of our wonderful politicians. Heck, it wasn't too long ago the government were actively encouraging us to buy diesel cars!

Personally, I drive a Škoda 1.6 diesel (with DPF) to and from work, and after 42000 miles from new I've yet to have any issues. But then I've always used fuel with a low bio content, BP.

Thread: Multiplex easyglider v Eflite radian pro
27/01/2017 17:38:27

Totally agree with Percy. As the old saying goes, 'you only get what you pay for'.

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
20/01/2017 18:43:49

Hi Glen, I posted my electric conversion setup a couple of pages ago, but I've reproduced here for you. Please note the original post mentioned an Eflite Power 60, this was a typo, it should have read 'Power 52'.

"For anyone that's thinking of going the electric route, you may find that the supplied battery tray isn't of much use for a 6s set up (5s is recommended in the manual), and that you will most likely need to manufacture your own tray as I did. Also, as I elected to use an Eflite Power 52 the supplied stand offs were too long so I fitted my own adjustable units to achieve the correct spinner clearance . The AUW of my particular Acrowot with a 6s 4000mAh battery is 2.98 Kg (6.5Lbs) and has unlimited vertical performance using a Graupner G-Sonic 13" x 8" prop and an aerobatic flight duration of 5-7 mins, dependant on throttle use."

20/01/2017 14:31:53
Posted by Timothy Harris 1 on 20/01/2017 11:43:20:
..... By the way I don't believe dead sticks are a good reason to choose electric, I have seen plenty of electric planes having to make forced landings too😊, but that's another discussion. I'm a committed IC fan especially for this model.

Hi Timothy, I would have sent you a private message but your profile isn't public so I'll make a very brief interlude here: There are many other reasons for perhaps choosing electric power in the Acrowot (and other airframes), but eradicating dead sticks was one of my main reasons, not the sole reason. Also, I've been flying various electric powered aircraft for many years now and have yet to experience a deadstick landing. wink


Thread: electric extra
20/01/2017 10:00:32

I can't wait to see the flight tests of this little hot rod: **LINK**

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
20/01/2017 09:52:04

I'm sorry to see your bent AcroWot Jonathan, but I'm not sure that nylon bolts would have prevented much less damage than what's already been done judging by the size of those mole hills!

The possibility of deadstick issues is just one the reasons I've converted to electric power after using ic motors for well over 30 years of model flying.

Thread: Info needed on D H Rapides in Cornwall please.
16/01/2017 14:46:29

Hi Cliff, here are some photos I took of Rapide G-AIYR at Penzance aerodrome in the summer of '78


Dragon Rapide


Thread: Recommend a M/R for some OLD lads to have a dabble
13/01/2017 18:50:12

irrelevant post.  


Edited By Bill_B on 13/01/2017 18:51:08

Thread: Hacker Vagabond 1.5m Aerobat
10/01/2017 17:01:27


Hi Peter, don't worry about the wire retainer as its only there to stop the wings sliding off the wing joiner, not that they would on mine as they're a snug fit.

Due to the alleged weakness of the canopy I decided to fit a magnetic switch (T9 HobbySport) to avoid repeatedly taking the canopy on and off and thus eventually splitting the thin vac formed moulding.

Also, I've simply secured my battery with a cable tie until such time as the CG is optimised and then I'll install it similar to yours. The small lump of lead is also a temporary addition for fine tuning, if required.Vagabond



Magnetic switch is minuscule!


Edited By Bill_B on 10/01/2017 17:02:42

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
10/01/2017 16:40:32
Posted by Jonathan M on 09/01/2017 21:55:06:
Posted by Bill_B on 09/01/2017 17:45:26:

For those using a .70fs, what is the flying weight of your Acrowots?

ARTF now with no extra lead, 92oz, 22 oz/sq ft, easily enough power with ASP 70FS, 12-15 min flight times with a 10oz tank, flies perfectly on the specified balance point.

Thanks for the reply Jonathan. thumbs up

09/01/2017 19:43:20
Posted by David P Williams on 09/01/2017 18:17:34:

No idea Bill - it just flies really nicely. Does the weight matter?

I'm interested in knowing as I'd like to compare the AUW of a 70fs setup to a 6s brushless installation, and I'm also curious about the wing loading.

09/01/2017 17:45:26

For those using a .70fs, what is the flying weight of your Acrowots?

Thread: 90mm EDF advice
06/01/2017 09:20:16

If funds allow I'd suggest the Wemotec Midifan Evo. I have two Minifan Evos' and a Midifan Evo and they are the best value for money EDF units IMHO. They're balanced to perfection and performance with a sublime soundtrack is guaranteed

For Wemotec sales TurbinesRC in France supply a great service as do Puffin Models in the U.K.

Buying direct from Wemotec can sometimes be a lengthy frustrating experience!

Thread: Hacker Vagabond 1.5m Aerobat
06/01/2017 09:07:53

How's the build going?

02/01/2017 21:09:21

Hi Peter, I've recently put one of these together so if you've any queries regarding the build I'll be happy to assist. thumbs up

BTW, Hacker Model Production, who make the Vagabond hail from the Czech Republik and aren't to be confused with Hacker Motor GmbH (Germany) who manufacture brushless motors. wink

Thread: Mode 1 or Mode 2
02/01/2017 17:48:08

Of course there are at least 6 other modes to choose from.........wink

Thread: Das Ghosten Flugboot pretending to be a grown up :-)
02/01/2017 17:40:19

Well done Raymond on an imaginative conversion! smile d

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