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Thread: What do you say to a friend who has just crashed his pride and joy ?
19/07/2012 09:07:34

Best not suggest taking up helis then because that can break your heart even if you have deep pockets, as a lot of you fella's say, its a hobby, you do it cause you love it, and if it doesn't go right then back to the drawing board, if it were golf you wouldn't expect a hole in one every round and if it was easy then everybody would be the Tiger Woods of the skies, frustrating I know but not worth beating a tranny up for........G

Thread: Terminology question
19/07/2012 08:52:38

Hi guys, yes you missed it Peter, mown grass strip at club. Taken all on board BEB and will persevere with what you tell me and will hopefully get it right before destroying the retracts, have upped the throws on ele' to 125% but not moved any clevises, not sure which hole we're using ATM, will have to look......G

18/07/2012 12:59:22

Hi, and thanks for the input guys, ok I'll come clean, been flying the mustang and belly landing, without great incident, and seem to have got the hang of coming in clean, but now we've introduced the Spit Mk9 with retracts, which I've read a lot of nose-over problems. All I'm after doing is minimising the damage, already had one nose over and ripped off the tip of the tail-plane. ROG is a new landmark for me, taking off isn't a problem it's coming home that is. Flying off a decently mown strip, just don't want to destroy the L/G and prop. Only had three flights out of the Spit so still not sure as to how slow it will handle before doing the death spiral......any help appreciated and no offence taken as I am pretty new to planes as helis was my thing up to 8 months ago......G

18/07/2012 06:18:06

Hi guys, been doing some reading lately and come across 'flaperons' and 'spoilerons', now I am guessing the former deploy your aerolons down for more lift when landing and the latter deploy them up as air brakes....or have I got it wrong, anyway could someone give me a quick lesson and indicate the effect on a conventional wing type ie warbirds.......G. Ok that's the first question, the real question is; I am basically trying to get to grips with ROG, particularly landing, and am looking to 'come in' as slow and steady as possible, is a flap mod on a PZ spitfire mk9 worth doing or is there any mixing I can try to give similar effects

Thread: Hobby King models thread
15/07/2012 21:14:15

Hi TC, TBH I'm pretty new to planes, only been flying about seven or eight months, got most of my airtime flying helis and now can throw the PZ foamies all over the sky, also fly the Nigel hawes Tucano, 39", both of impecable manners. Thought I would give this thing a try for a bit of 'sport' style flying. Now I've heard of tip stall but not sure what it is TBH but this plane just gave no indication it would drop it's nose so drastically when slow flying, had 4/5 flights and did experience it whilst high aloft and took an age to recover, just refused to glide, had been running with c/g too far forward but on it's final run was set to specs' and now it's been despatched to the bin so will never know. Actually broke my heart to bin it, nothing to do with the $, more a personal goal and pride dented. Thanks for the heads up garbo and Chris..........G

15/07/2012 13:38:00

Ok, here we go, got one of these, looked good quality, put together and finished nicely, there were no instructions, which wasn't a great problem but the lack of knowing the ideal CofG was, anyway it turns out that the instructions are on-line on the product page. So off to maiden, not expecting a lot as I hadn't read all the reviews until after purchase, mainly because all the reviews aren't in one place ie some in USA, some in HK etc. Well it lifted off ok and did a fast circuit and rolled ok, The problem was when using the ele', top of a loop and the tail would blow out badly, lowered the rates on ele and tried again, will do a large loop if you use little ele' but tight loops are a no-no. came into land and the thing just fell out of the sky, thought it was me but further reading suggests not. Few minor repairs and re-set C/G and off again, fell out of sky again and destroyed itself, turns out this thing will only fly fast which makes landing a bit of a problem.....One to miss IMO....G

Edited By glyn grist on 15/07/2012 13:40:54

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 15/07/2012 15:35:45

Thread: suggestions for park 250 motor
26/06/2012 23:24:19

Hi guys, I have the above motor, a park 250 motor, it's sat here begging me to fit it into something so I'm looking for ideas .......self build, Depron 6mm, aelorons and sporty. some ideas of prop size etc, I also have a few 850mah x 3cell that i'd like to utilise............Anybody point me to a plan worth a look at TIA....G

Thread: Grinning!
26/06/2012 20:12:34

Sounds like you had a result there Martin, keep it up & enjoy y'self.......G

Thread: Good Evening, Big I need some advice!
25/06/2012 13:56:05

Hi Stuart, good luck with the maiden, I was going to suggest the P51 Mustang, it's a pussycat in the air, like you I came from helis and my first plank was a high wing trainer, home made depron, this got me off the ground and taught me how to fly planes but I knew I needed aelorons so that it wasn't too dissimilar from flying the helis, my next plane was a PZ mustang and what a treat to fly, it also looks cool in the air. I recently aquired a Spitfire and consequently did lots of reading up before attempting ROG, well it's true what I read, they aren't the easiest to get off and even harder to land so suggest having a google before attempting to maiden spitty........G

Thread: you started flying models because?
19/06/2012 13:27:56

Started building the Airfix kits and got addicted to the gluesurprise, I'd build anything for my 'fix' until I discovered tissue and dope, Mmmmmm dope......... After the family and carreer decided to give helis a try, now them things can break your heart, forever fixing and checking and parting with readies so now decided to go pack to planes and building and having a great time passing on some help to prospective pilots, also a far more relaxed experience whilst in the air. Been building in depron but have a couple of traditional builds due to start but get my 'fix' ATM with a couple of Parkzone, Mustang and Spit but looking forward to flying my own built balsa thingys

Thread: Sticking Depron?
19/06/2012 13:10:45

Gorilla glue, it's a bit like the expanding foam that builders use so you have to use it sparingly otherwise it forces your joint apart, holds within about one hour and once stuck forget it cos' you won't part it. Larger Tescos and Homebase keep it in stock but do a google for your nearest stockist, oh and BTW it's the brown variety, never tried the white so dunno' bout that one.......Glyn

Thread: Good Start Plane - But Also For Intermediate
26/05/2012 16:35:23

Started as a heli flier and moved over to planks and TBH glad I did, helis can break your heart as well as your bank balance, every crash in a heli means a total rebuild and check over and set-up and because of the inherant design of the things, will do an awful lot of damage in a crash, something you will do often whilst learning to fly. Planes are far more relaxing and forgiving and IMO the best place to start. Still have a good fleet of helis of the 450 size but since buying a Parkzone P51 Mustang they have been gathering dust. A workmate recently asked me for help to get flying and I pointed him to the Blu-Baby, a depron, home made, high wing trainer. Gave him the loan of my redundant Dx6i and off he went and built the plane from downloaded plans.Told him not to bother with U/carriage and fly in meadows where there is plenty of long grass. Cost of building the plane.....about £25+Lipo's @£7 each. I am guessing that he will be competent to fly the p51 in another month (two months total) Another thing that helped me in the air was to forget the ROG and started off with a suicide plane.....No wheels.....Still have to learn ROG but after learning to fly feel pretty confident about doing it. Hope there is some useful info for you here........Glyn

Thread: Twister CP 2 problems
18/07/2010 11:17:09
Hi John, speaking from memory here, about two years ago so bear with me on the answers, I believe that the tail rotor is controlled by a potentiometer on the 4in 1 and has to be adjusted so that your tx trim is at neutral ie it sounds like it needs speeding up, this may sort out your tail issues. As for the flipping over, disconnect your motor plugs from the 4in1 and raise the throttle, all the servos and the swash should rise nice and even. The slightest crash will cause damage and everything should be checked out after such an event, mainshafts can be straightened out in a cordless drill without to much hassle and the feathering shaft is always one to check. I believe that the esky honeybee cp is the same model and some parts are interchangeable. Not the easiest things to fly but if you google the esky or the twister there is a wealth of knowledge out there.......Glyn
Thread: Hi from Lincoln
13/07/2010 18:13:38
Hi guys just registered on the site, mainly flying (crashing) helis, but also wanting to get into planes, something simple, small and leccy but not in a rush ATM. Been flying helis about two years, what a steep learning curve that was! but being a mechanical engineer has helped a lot with set-up etc, Take 2 or 3 helis with me on my travels as a mobile service engineer and always looking for somewhere quiet at the end of the day for a bit of 'me' time, looking forward to being part of the community..............G
Thread: My Hovering...improving slighty.
13/07/2010 17:48:06
hi rookie, think it's time to ditch the baby wheels.......Glyn
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