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: landing a acrowot foamie|
OG, I'm surprised it tip stalls on finals (straight and level flight?), mine simply wallows a bit and drops its nose if slowed down too much. Have you laterally balanced the model? Is one wing heavier than the other? If so, add weight to the light wing tip until the model balances correctly (laterally).
One other thought: Is the tail plane bolted down correctly onto its seat? It can be quite difficult to get it to sit right down on the fuselage without any gaps, but if it's slightly raised one way or t'other it'll alter the longitudinal incidence causing some interesting handling characteristics.
|Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat|
Hi Jonathan, I can't understand why you had to change the orientation of the servos from what the manual suggests as mine fitted correctly without issue (see photo). Having said that, I did find that it was better to cross over the rudder cable as you did. With reference to the elevator pushrod, I found that the supplied unit fits and operates perfectly. I know mine is electric powered, but that shouldn't make any difference to the issues you've mentioned.
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 60, 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.
Edited By Bill_B on 07/12/2016 10:12:20
Edited By Bill_B on 07/12/2016 10:14:47
|Thread: F4 Orca 2.9 Slope Glider|
It certainly seems to perform well.
|Thread: Chuck-E, own design indoor flyer|
Nice job Mike!
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Hi Pete, where have you located the towing hitch for glider use? Just curious as I could be tempted with one of these myself.
|Thread: hobbyking - big changes|
With the greatest of respect old git, you'd be complaining even more if the prices were to increase by 5% so just be happy for small mercies.
That's all well and good if you actually have a local model shop, some of us don't.
|Thread: Glider Pilots|
I think they've already been approached.
Quote from the OP: "
I've been trying to get a good quality 1/4 scale pilot for a 1/4 scale Salto I have recently bought. I've spoken once to YT International and they requested photos of the cockpit to be sent with measurements which I did. Since then.... two weeks ago I have heard nothing and no one answers their phone!"
|Thread: Receiver Pack Choice. Your opinion is sought.|
How about using a UBEC and small 2s LiPo?
Alternatively, if you have a Rx. that can take high voltage (Mutiplex as an example), and use SD150 servos, then the 2s LiPo can simply be plugged straight in without the need of a UBEC. This will give a simple lightweight setup.
|Thread: Glow motor demise|
Evocative smell? I've been modelling for 47 years and still hate the smell of glow fuel (or petrol or kerosene for that matter), but model diesel fuel is another matter of course. It comes a very close second to Hoppe's gun oil.
|Thread: Some new Seagull ARTF kits.|
Nice! (All except the Hurricane that is. )
|Thread: Flop Gear|
Whilst we're on the topic of the Beeb, it really hacks me off that their propaganda machine is working overtime for the government's pro EU vote. I naively thought the Beeb was supposed to be impartial.
Flop Gear? What a great title!
|Thread: mid air servo failure|
It's not just Hobbyking, most cheap ARTF model manufacturers use hardware of varying reliability and quality, and as KiwiKid says, you only get what you pay for.
|Thread: Spiral diving|
It also sounds like you were anyway flying in conditions unsuitable for such a lightly loaded glider.
|Thread: Multiplex Elapor primer -- is it worth it?|
To be fair Multiplex aren't renowned for making dodgy products and I think common sense might suggest that 'excessive' means not priming the sponge until it's sopping wet, or using a brush to apply the fluid. I've used a fair amount of the Elapor primer and have yet to experience any long term issues. Also, the Elapor specific paint they manufacture sticks like the proverbial once the surfaces have been primed.
|Thread: Greenacres 2016 Fly-ins|
An obvious tip if I may: Don't involve the wife in anything aeronautical. Satisfaction is then guaranteed!
|Thread: multiplex Heron|
You could as long as you don't expect the motor to give the heavier Heron (+300g) the same climb rate as the Radian.
Anyway, I don't call that being a cheapskate, I call it 'engaging in optimum recycling'.
|Thread: Purple Haze Plan Wanted|
Wow, that takes me back, thanks for the memory nudge. I had a Puple Haze back in the day and it was a brilliant little plane, as was the Sussex Model Centre Splot!.
|Thread: Dim By Kwarcinski|
Looks nice! Any specifications please?
|Thread: Problems problems.....|
Switch on tranny, set throttle trim all the way back, put stick to max throttle, plug up battery/ESC, wait for a tone, set throttle back to minimum and it should work. Apologies if you've already tried this.
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