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: Spray painting camouflage pattern|
Both of those used the Tamiya rattle can/airbrush technique, as did the Albatros and lancaster below .
I use the cans for large areas and airbrush for edging/detail/filling in (aka cock-ups!)
The brown paper/3M method was used exclusively on the Spitfire for all of the roundels, letters and serial numbers to good effect. Cheap too!
I use Tamiya acrylics mainly with good results. They're available in matching rattle cans too for large areas which makes life a lot easier.
For large-area masking i use either newspaper or brown parcel paper tacked into place using 3M Spray Mount, then add any soft edging to the final result freehand using an airbrush, matching up the wing joins etc at the same time.
|Thread: Check on power calculation|
Hi John, I've used a Turnigy one for several years without any problems. It seems pretty bomb-proof and gives all the numbers you'll need. It's also inexpensive and readily available under several different guises from various suppliers, GT Power, Pro-Peak as well as Turnigy. They're all the same meter just different prices
Hi John, I agree with BEB and Frank. There are a lot of variables governing the performance of a power system.
However, having run the numbers you've given through ecalc, you'll have no shortage of power with the components you have (approx 1:1 power/weight ratio!) and at approx 18A, none of them will be particularly stressed.
I'd suggest flying the model and be ready to reduce the throttle as needed.
Also, investing in a Watt meter is probably the best £20 you can spent where electric flight is concerned.
|Thread: Secondhand Flair Pup|
It'll work the same, staggered or not Tom.
With 100mm stagger the mid-point will be 50mm behind the top mark. With 50mm stagger it'll be 25mm behind and at zero stagger the mid-point will also be zero.
The idea works for reverse stagger too.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
|Thread: Any ideas on how to make a spinner?|
|Thread: Real Model Pilots?|
Has anyone had experience of ordering from Real Model Pilots?
They've got some excellent stuff on the website and initial communication was superb, but I can't seem to raise anyone now to place an order for an urgently needed pilot figure
|Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2|
Seeing such an iconic shape in the sky never fails to impress and when it's as pretty as this even more so.
Here's to many, many more sorties.
Very nice indeed Andy - congratulations!
She'll look amazing in the air and all of your hard work will be but a distant memory
Bets of luck for the maiden and don't forget your camera.
|Thread: Navy carrier landing|
Nice one Glyn!
|Thread: EE Lightning F6 90mm EDF|
Elevator mount - a lot of work went into this and it's now servo-specific (Turnigy/KST/MKS) and extremely solid.
I didn't fit flaps to the prototype and can't say that I missed having them. If I was to add them I'd simply follow the scale hinge line and cut the trailing edge to suit.
As for retracts, the wing joiner system is well capable of supporting sub-ribs to carry whatever units you choose to fit and the wing section has been thickened by 10mm from scale to allow for this. However, there's a peculiar angle on the pivot of the full size undercarriage to allow for the wing sweep whilst still keeping the wheels flat when retracted and maintaining the correct forward rake of the oleos when extended. There's also the problem of producing suitably thin wheels to maintain scale appearance.
As a result, Jim decided to shelve the idea of retracts for the time being and employ the KISS principle.
And I thought I was bad...!
I know the prices aren't the cheapest, but speaking to Jim about the production he told me that the Lightning takes 21 hrs of machine time per kit not including the 3D printed parts (radome/intake assy, nose ring, elevator pivot/mount and rear hatch cover) or the preparation of the brass/carbon parts.
As you say though Andy...Ouch!
A little more info from Jim on the photo -
"If I am right this is taken at 226 OCU RAF Coltishall and shows Lightnings taxying out for an ill fated attempt to fly a big diamond 22, its the only time I can imagine that many taxying at the same time. Taken very late 60's it shows the 1's and 4's line. It was ill fated because fog descended over the airfield soon after take off resulting in a barrier engagement and the rest scattered far and wide in the UK and Europe."
You can never have enough Cold War jets Rob
Great photo Denis. I've had some interesting info about it from a friend, Jim Gordon who kits the Lightning in this thread no less!
Anyway, this is what he has to say:
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Thanks again for the kind words chaps. My second one is now progressing and will be flying by the time the clear skies and light, summer breezes arrive
Rob, i'm sure that the Lightning will slope really well - she's certainly not heavily loaded, even with all the EDF gear inside. I'd hazard a guess that the flying weight without the power system would be below 2kg.
With all the wing area that the PR9 has, she can't fly anything but superbly!
The wing loading for my EDF version is a mere 16oz/sq ft
|Thread: WW1 Aces Falling|
Calling all WW1/scale/aerophiles/history buffs!
There's what looks to be a fascinating programme on BBC4 tonight at 20.00
entitled WW1 Aces Falling about James McCudden and Mick Mannock , both VC recipients. Certainly worth a watch.
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