Here is a list of all the postings pete taylor has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Durafly Retro Series Junior - a quick fix|
I had an email from Hobbyking yesterday informing that this had arrived.
Now, I realise that some folks will probably pass a brick at the thought, (after all, it's leccy, foam, artf AND from HK...oh, and it's got ailerons as well!!!) but what a little gem and a perfect quick fix when a spot of relaxation therapy comes along without notice!
Edited By pete taylor on 21/11/2013 10:17:59
|Thread: Problem with ESC or motor|
|+1 for trying the battery first. |
They do recover after lvc and will exhibit the behavior you describe.
|Thread: Depron 1.8m DH-Sea Vixen Pusher|
|Brilliant Roy! Absolutely magnificent...|
|Thread: 76" Depron Vickers Valiant|
|Oh, thanks for the offer of the Avro 707 plan, I have it and its a fascinating build.|
Thanks Daz...I figured I'd take it while it's still there!
I got the drawings printed out today - big ain't it?? So I had a chance to play about with placing the fan over them and you're quite right, there's plenty of space available and loads of intake area. I'll be using a CS12 fan for plenty of "wooshiness" and came up with a cunning plan for the tailcone Basically, a cruciform sectioned profile one inserted into the single exhaust that'll look ok from most angles, but without obstructing the exit. I know the fan gives just over 6 lbs of static thrust, so should be adequate for the Vulcan.
One thing that I'm tempted to do is to have a go at fabricating the central fuselage section out of blue foam to preserve strength on that area. It makes the ducting fairly simple to produce by the time-honoured "digging" method. I'll keep everyone posted.
No build log yet as I'm still at the head-scratching stage working out how I can pop a 90mm fan in the rear end! Roy has very kindly sent me the 82" 3 view, so there'll be a couple of days looking at how I can adapt the internal structure so that the scale inlets do their allocated job and I can work out how to sort the exhaust. At the moment I'm working along the lines of Tony Nijuis' 96" turbine version with a fairly discrete single exhaust in the rear...any thoughts?? Of course it may be that I forget that and go down the well proven pusher route anyway!
As to retracts, I've had a few problems with them at the local patch, so for simplicities sake and weight I'll probably leave them for now, but incorporate a bit of structure to allow for mods later if needed.
A mass Vulcan meet sounds like a fabulous idea, with spring next year coinciding nicely with my imminent retirement as a "water fairy"
|Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire|
You know what they say about if it looks right...it probably is right!
Your's looks fine, mine was a little flat looking to say the least, and once I'd started to notice it, it was keeping me awake at night! All sorted now though, I just hated the idea of chopping about a really well made model!
|Thread: 76" Depron Vickers Valiant|
Fantastic bit of depron-bashing Daz!
I'm about to embark upon a depron Vulcan trip myself, inspired by you and Roy. Will keep you posted!
|Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire|
Looking good Simon You've inspired me to get my finger out and finish mine off!
I bought it part-built about 18 months ago and cracked on with it until I came to the bit where I needed to adjust the dihedral on the wings that were already built. At that point things languished somewhat! I debated long and hard about leaving things alone, but being a bit of a Spitfire junkie, I simply couldn't have lived with it!
Interestingly, I can't see any reference to the required dihedral in the manual. Has this been corrected now, as your's looks just right?
So.... a couple of weeks ago I took the plunge with the big saw and did the deed Wings now re-joined at the correct angle (5 degrees each side on the bottom surface) wing fillets adjusted accordingly and casting an eye over her she looks much better!!
Keep up the good work, it really is a lovely kit.
Edited By pete taylor on 14/11/2013 14:45:43
|Thread: The Worlds Weirdest Weapons|
Here you go John
Sorry to hear you're not well Roger, best wishes for a speedy return to form and all that....
Was that the one showing the pigeon-guided missile developed by the USA? The pilot you're thinking of is none other than Eric "Winkle" Brown, who seems to have experienced quite enough excitement already while testing the Me 163!
The one and only manned launch of the Natter ended after a 45 second flight 14 Km from the launch site at the bottom of a 15 ft hole, killing the pilot, Lothar Sieber.
If it is the programme I'm thinking of, it's well worth a look.
Edited By pete taylor on 07/11/2013 11:48:46
|Thread: Citroens new DS5 modelled of airliner inside|
Indeed he has. Can the mods kill this thread for his own protection before his neighbour passes it to Plod?
|Thread: Yikes! - Genuine pulsejet!|
Here's a possibility for the truly insane...a scale twin pulse jet powered fighter!
Edited By pete taylor on 27/10/2013 12:08:45
Whilst using a pulse jet is clearly not an option here in the UK, I can appreciate that there are vast open spaces where it could be done without endangering life and limb elsewhere in the world.
These things are however, a fascinating curiosity to display and pore over...just consider the number of un-run or unusable I/C engines there are in the world of aeromodelling. I'm sure that no-one expects an import ban on any vintage engines incapable of having a silencer fitted. Just imagine the uproar if nobody could run their 1949 ED Hunter or Oliver Tigre twins!! Obviously, these aren't in the same decibel league as a pulse jet, but I'm sure people get the drift.
Buy the pulse jet, stick it in a case and admire it for what it is...alongside all the other aeromodelling curios!
Just my 2d worth!
I'm not sure that vintage is the right place for this, but can't think where else it should go.
Just spotted this from HK...should raise a few eyebrows!
|Thread: HobbyKing - WOT the ....|
Biscuit thoroughly taken methinks!!
|Thread: Bird of time servos|
|Thread: Bird of Time|
|You'll get there! Pm me. |
|The rigging angles depend on the exact cg position. Basically, with the cg at the rearward plan position the bottom surface of the wing and the centreline of the tailplane will be at 0/0 degrees. This is why the plan states that this cg is best for speed as it produces least drag. |
If the cg is brought forward for greater stability the tailplane needs to be at a greater negative angle to stop the model from diving, producing more drag. That's a bit simplistic, but gets the idea over
|Ken, those links both refer to the artf version that was known to have issues with the centre section construction. The original BoT is built using 1/2 x 1/8 spruce top and bottom spar caps with 1/2 hard balsa vertical grained webs between and 1/16 ply doublers in the centre section and will withstand a sensible winch launch without modifications. Interestingly, Ray Hayes of Skybench Aerotech still uses exactly this spar structure for their range of soarers.|
Edited By pete taylor on 21/10/2013 20:32:54
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