Here is a list of all the postings Masher has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Mantua Models Kosmo 3|
David, I will be very interested to see how you get on with this kit build. I reluctantly agreed to build one for a club mate and ended up getting very frustrated with it. I went through the hurdles of translation but didn't find that instructions helped much. Whilst I have built quite a few models from plans and kits, this one is 'interesting'. They seem to do things in peculiar ways. For instance the wing leading edge is made up of multiple strips of sheet - long winded process then having to plane/sand most of it away???
In the end I decided I could not waste any more time on the kit and returned the completed wings and part built fuselage back to the owner - something I felt bad about but the time I spent was out of proportion. I think the end result will be great - I assume you have seen the 2 online blogs? These are quite useful but only go to reinforce the amount of work required to complete.
Hope this doesn't put you off, I am quite happy to accept that my resistance was low on this project
|Thread: Horus X10S|
No Andy48, the link is Horus X10/S How To but let's not worry about it
Presumably you have looked at the 'How To' document on this page, which also now references the documentation mentioned by Andy48.
I used the How To doc written by Mike Dailey to convert to Open Tx and can confirm that it works. I initially had some issues but the devil is in the detail - you must follow the instructions to the letter.
|Thread: setting up throttle cut on Taranis 9XD|
There are many ways to do this so hopefully you will get a few responses then choose the best.
I keep it simple and use the 2 position switch SF. If this 'UP' then the throttle is cut/disabled by setting the throttle servo/ESC to lowest value or 'OFF' value. If I switch SF 'DOWN' then the throttle is enabled and takes on the value at the stick. This is a simple line in Special Functions as shown below:
You have to ensure that value in 'parameters' below reflects OFF at your throttle/ESC - if the sense is reversed, you simply enter minus value
Edited By Masher on 25/02/2018 12:48:28
|Thread: FrSky X10 - Taranis replacement?|
I have had an X10 for about 3 months - the early version at £312 from T9. My thoughts are:
Hope this helps
Edited By Masher on 25/02/2018 12:34:56
Edited By Masher on 25/02/2018 12:37:06
|Thread: What are the rules?|
I withdraw this dumb suggestion, the book will NOT provide advanced aerodynamic theory. However, it is a very understandable and enjoyable book for anyone wishing to design their own model - which is what I misunderstood the OP to be requesting
Can highly recommend this book from Peter Miller, available elsewhere too
Edited By Masher on 19/02/2018 14:12:06
|Thread: Spektrum DX6 Tx battery alarm|
Agreed Frank. The test was actually done to show performance in a high current drain model scenario - sparked off by the inexperience of a chap who lost 2 models in a short period. He was adamant that he had charged his batteries and checked (with a no-load battery checker) that all was good at 4.8V...................................... trouble is he was on a 5 cell pack! He may now understand that 4.8V is wrong even for a 4 cell battery when fully charged
Here is a plot I took of a 4 cell, 2AHr NiMH Eneloop battery under load of about 1A (deliberately heavy to stress the cells). This is just a typical plot, they will vary between manufacturers, age etc etc. Note the 'Voltage no load' values which show how useless battery checkers are if the battery is not under load
Edited By Masher on 14/02/2018 08:12:05
|Thread: Horus TX battery|
I am not a Horus owner but took part in the beta testing. As part of that I set up a 'heavy load' test using sound files at high volume, telemetry readouts, full brightness display & full Tx power etc - anything I could think of to load the battery up. I got bored after about 6 hours as the battery was holding up very well.
If you are getting low batt warnings after less than an hour use, either the battery is not being properly charged or there is a fault in the battery/charging circuitry I would suggest
|Thread: Anet A8|
Hi Tony - we met at a Greenacres do, I'm the one in the Moggy van.
I'll be at the Marcle show and the Nats if that helps anybody
If anyone is about to buy one of these, mine is going up for sale.
Nothing wrong with it (just bought it for a play), very low use, reel of black PLA included. All built & tested. Pick up only from Hereford, £100 no offers
|Thread: Radio decisions, stick with 35mhz or go to 2.4Ghz??|
I would suggest that you bite the bullet and go for 2.4GHz. However, in the meantime you could watch this **LINK**
|Thread: Please Help! Motor and ESC set up for Sebart Sukhoi 30e|
This range is suitable: **LINK**
I think you would struggle to measure the difference between these and Hacker, they are probably made in the same factory. There are different kV options so either choose closest match to Hacker or choose a different set up. Probably depends on the battery you want to use and how you fly.
In my 30E Katana, I have the above motor, 13x8E APC prop, ANO 60A ESC and fly on 4s LiPo. This set up produces 600W at 42A at WOT (wide open throttle) - which is more than enough but not insane
Edited By Masher on 31/07/2017 10:54:42
|Thread: Tiger 72.|
Seems like you will understand then Piers why my kit is still on the shelf untouched! Other projects have been started and some have even been finished but the Tigre has to wait for that moment!
I have just been looking at what to do next in the workshop since the weather is so bad but the Tigre will take a while and take up quite a bit of space so has to wait. I've just reached the bad stage of building a WR Spitfire the stage where 90% has been completed but you know there is still 90% to go - a dose of enthusiasm very much needed from somewhere.
Meanwhile, my 60" Tigre continues to be flown and is still a favourite. So much so she needs a bit of attention as glow fuel has got under the covering. The 60" is just right on a Saito 56 but only just so I will judge what size to put in the 72" when it is near completion - a 90 ASP may be Ok but for Saito it's 82 or 100.................. or a 125
|Thread: What a Joke!!|
Totally agree Chris, very weak show. Like my other club mates, my wad remained firmly in my wallet. They even had the cheek to take a mid-session break where they could have had some 'ordinary' club flyers up. The pylon racers were a joke and the Concorde was on a groundhog day. Luckily the weather was good
|Thread: Mick Reeves Gangster 63 Lite|
For the balsa cowl option I would build it on to the fuse once completed. Look at any/most of Peter Miller's models to get a good guide as to how it's done. It is also possible, if a little tricky, to cover the balsa cowl with heatshrink film which, IMO, is more successful than trying to find glow proof paint!
Unfortunately it looks as though they are still supplying the same old rubbish cowl - best consider building one up in situ from balsa
I have one of these and it flies very well. I am using standard Futaba servos and the 'classic' Irvine 53 2 stroke. This combination feels perfect - certainly not over-powered. So.............the 35AX may be a bit small?
I am not a speed freak!
|Thread: Spektrum module for Taranis|
I definitely have a board and, maybe, some bits. You can have them if you pm me your address
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