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: Bird of Time|
|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
|Hi David |
If you've built your BoT from the original plan or the Dynaflight kit you'll have no worries about folding the wings..this was only a problem with the artf version. Dave Thornburg designed the BoT for f3b comes...a long time ago admittedly! She's still a thoroughbred though Pay attention to setting up as the plan suggests, esp the cg - resist any urge to move this forward of the suggested range, the rearmost position will allow you an amazing speed range and indicate the slightest lift.
As for motors, look for one that will swing a 12-14" prop. Have a look at the robotbirds or hobbyking glider motors.
|Thread: EMP Algebra 2.5m|
|Hi Donald, and welcome to the forum! |
I had an Aurora when they first came out back in the early 80's.
As far as I can recall, the Apex was the arf version with straight veneered foam wings, whereas the Aurora had polyhedral wings build up over a foam core. The construction was unique to EMP and worked well.
I don't have any manuals, but can recall the construction method quite clearly. If you need a hand, pm me and we'll take it from there.
|Thread: My First and hopefully Last experience of been Burgled!|
Nice one Scott for moving the idiots along, no-one needs this kind of stupidity in their home life.
Maybe one of the moderators might like to remove the company's name from the post concerned to avoid further problems?
Just a thought.
|Thread: Free stuff weekend|
|Thread: Time wasters!|
|That had crossed my mind until said member appeared highly active and buying and selling in the last couple of days! Just seems to have shot through|
|Out of curiosity, have many of the good folks on these forums experienced a problem when selling items? |
I've just had my first encounter with a gentleman who was adamant that he wanted to buy an item from me, to the point that we'd agreed a price, postage and that a cheque would be in the post shortly. Then nothing....no cheque, no email, not a squeak from chappy, although he was online here! I sent an email asking if he was still interested...still not even the courtesy of a reply!!
None of us are here to entertain Walter Mitty's...if you don't want something, just say so! Nuff said!
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
Has anyone suggested to ebay that they might start a new catagory for 'Any old tat' ?
There's an early contender here
Do these folks seriosly think that anyone will buy this stuff?
Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 11/09/2013 10:01:09
|Thread: How Many Cows Dd It Take To Build a Zeppelin?|
|I guess it depends how fast they work and how quickly you need your airship..... |
Sorry, couldn't resist! Fascinating programme though and well worth catching up with for anyone who hasn't seen it.
Edited By pete taylor on 01/09/2013 10:33:36
|Thread: Dereck Woodward|
That really is sad news. A great designer and a very funny and thoroughly human guy.
God bless you Dereck
|Thread: Thermalling clockwise or anti clockwise?|
Hi Bruce, and welcome again!
I'm no expert, but I have been flying thermal soarers for quite some time (Ye Gods...can it really be 35 years this summer???) Anyway, for all practical purposes it appears not to make a jot of difference. I'm sure someone out there will correct me (Lord, how we all do love a pedant!) but Chris is quite right, just find yourself a thermal by whatever means you can and milk it for all it's worth. The whole game is really a bit like fly fishing I always think - only in the air... and I've found myself holding my breath and contorting in all directions when willing a model around a tiny bubble of lift!
To centre on a thermal isn't too tricky, you need to watch closely and see on which side of the circle the model goes up, and which side it goes down (if at all) then gently elongate your turning circle in the direction of the upward part - cos that's where the lift is better. What you will find is that once you've got the centre nailed the model will speed up quite noticably.
One thing that I would whole-heartedly recommend for any budding thermal soaring is Dave Thornburg's Old Buzzards Soaring Book. It's not new, and possibly maligned in some quarters, but it's a real insight into what goes on in the "river of air" and a fascinating and very funny read.
Good luck with the thermal hunting
|Thread: RC Lander distributor?|
|Forgive me if this is a repeat question, but does anyone know who imports RC Lander models into the UK these days? |
Edited By pete taylor on 14/08/2013 23:05:00
|Thread: HobbyKing Hawker Hunter|
Thanks, I'm quietly pleased with it I must say! I'll get up there as soon as I can, hopefully in the week. Are you around this week at all?
|Thread: HobbyKing-taken the money and run|
|Thread: New underpants please...|
Edited By pete taylor on 25/07/2013 13:51:59
|Thread: New site appearance|
I'm in the definitely not at all keen gang but not averse to change on the whole!
Can anyone enlighten us all as to why the site format was changed? Was is simly for the sake of something different or was the original broken?
|I've done my best to reserve judgement, but alas, I simply don't like this new version!...|
I don't find it particularly appealing to look at and it certainly seems to have lost the easy to navigate features of the previous look.
Change for change's sake perhaps?
How about a poll?
|Thread: Overlander - Amazing service!|
Just a quick note to give credit where credit's due...
Yesteday morning I placed an order on Overlander's website for a small NiMH RX battery having found that the one in my DLG had expired. About an hour or so later I realised that the battery configuration I'd ordered wouldn't fit into the model
I phoned Overlander to ask if I could change my order and was told that they didn't have any of the required configuation in stock, but if I was to hold on a moment they might be able to change an existing pack. To my relief this was fine and would be done as soon as they could.
Imagine my surprise when the postman (non-privatised) knocked on the door this morning with my new, re-configured battery less than 24 hours after placing my initial order!!
So...a huge THANK-YOU !! to the combined efforts of Overlander batteries and Royal Mail
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