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: 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
Hi Geoff, be assured that it's not just you...I can't bear an empty cockpit unless it's sitting on the ground!
Cyano seems to work well on latex. If you can get inside you could try taping the seam first or even just using duct tape to do the repair. I'm assuming of course that he's not expected to work for a living??
|Thread: Amazing photograph!|
|Whoops!!... That's told me then! lol|
|I'll keep my eyes open for that if it appears on terrestrial tv. |
I came across it while I was researching the Canberra for an upcoming project and couldn't resist sharing it.
If anyone ever doubts the capability of some of the finest British hardware...take a look at this photo. Nice picture of Big Ben you might think... it was taken from a Canberra PR9 in 2006 from 47000 ft over the Isle of Wight. That's nearly 9 miles high and 80 miles distant!
Edited By pete taylor on 05/07/2013 17:36:55
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Hawker Hunter with Rolls Royce Avon and Flg Office Boz Robinson at the contols.
Hobbyking 90mm Hunter with Mercury 90mm edf for 6s 4000 mah Lipo
|Thread: Concorde or TSR2|
Let's hope so Colin.
It's one of the latest generation V kits from GAD with all the parts milled to final section and just requiring finishing, so I've got great hopes!
I was looking at doing one for a 90mm fan and have a plan, but 70mm is simply too convenient to pass on. One piece and simple to operate... can't be beaten!
Just Lookee Here!!! ...
Latest 70mm edf project from Green Air Designs.
I'm picking mine up next week and will start a thread.
Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 04/07/2013 21:20:29
|Thread: CA Hinges|
Hi Andy, if they're the usual sort that are slightly furry on each side then I've always found them to be excellent. Make sure that you're using thin CA as recommended and you should have a problem-free hinge.
There are, as always various ideas about drilling holes to ensure proper distribution of the CA, but I haven't ever felt the need. just make sure that yoy give each surface a firm tug after assembly to make sure all is well and off you go!
|Thread: Motor on a switch: Why?|
Quick answer...the purpose of the motor on the majority of gliders is as a launch device only and therefore it's either launching the model ( and launch is pretty descriptive if you watch a competitive type going up in less than 20 seconds to 200 meters!) Thereafter the motor isn't used again during the flight. Most esc's are equipped with a soft start option of one sort or another to avoid excessive strain on the motor/gearbox. This frees up the throttle stick for other functions needing proportional control.
Naturally, if the glider in question doesn't need proportional control of flaps/brakes/crow etc then the throttle stick can be allocated to just that!
I've tried both ways and have settled on brakes on a switch which works fine for me.
Pay's yer money and takes yer pick!!
|Thread: HK Firenza|
|I think Tom was referring to a glide test from powered flight by means of cutting the throttle |
This way you can see that if the model dives then the motor was pulling it upwards against the elevator trim, not having enough down thrust built in. Conversely, if the model climbs when the power is cut the motor is doing the opposite and has too much down thrust.
Simple really, but a bugger to do from a hand toss over long grass!!!
|Thread: First the Dak, now the Vulcan!|
She must have been right over PM's house!
I was just outside Glemsford and getting a tad hacked off standing in the rain when I spotted the oh-so-familiar shape banking to the left from the north, passing about 1/4 of a mile to the west of me at no more that 1000' before reversing the bank and heading westwards again. Brilliant stuff and I didn't care about being wet any more!
|Thread: EDF first timer|
|Durafly Vampire...looks good and goes superbly on the recommend set up. Sounds great too!|
|Thread: Plan covering/protection|
I've used the backing from heat shrink covering, film and tex which works well but the best that I've found is Protect-a-Plan from The Balsa Cabin in Maldon. 10ft x 41" for the princely sum of £2!
|Thread: Is there a trick to aligning torque rods and hinges?|
Hi Graham, as I guess you're already thinking, it's really down to the old adage of "measure twice and cut once"
The way I do it is to mark a common datum line onto whatever surfaces then check that that's spot-on and then work to that. There are one or two little hinge-cutting gizmos about that will help centre slots and these usually come with drill guides to centre the torque rod.
If there is a misalignment found later (the purists may like to skip over the following!) I have been known to enlarge the torque rod hole and slot to accomodate, mask off the facing bit of trailing edge and use epoxy and micro balloons to take up the slack!
Hope this helps, Pete
|Thread: HobbyKing Hawker Hunter|
|Hi Malcolm and thanks. |
It's the epo one aka Fly Fly and now being produced in plain white (hurrah!) with a few mods by Jepe.
It does build into a nice model with a bit of effort!
And another for good measure - on her pins now!
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