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Thread: PSS model glider
14/03/2017 13:44:42

Nice one Mark yes

Regarding wing section, have a look at this one. At 1200mm span it's considerably larger than yours, but a close look at the pictures might give you an idea.

Check out post 1547 here for images of suitable sections.

Edited By pete taylor on 14/03/2017 13:52:12

Thread: Is there a problem with the DX6
06/03/2017 12:56:54
Posted by Andrew Ray on 05/03/2017 09:08:36:
Posted by Denis Watkins on 05/03/2017 08:12:36:

Apologies but we all know the reasons for model losses,

Poor installation,

Inadequate power supply,

Loss of model orientation.

It is just easier to blame the gear

And that's exactly why Horizon replaced my 18 month old DX8 with a brand new one.

Funny though that when I changed to a different brand suddenly my installations improved, my power supply got better and I stopped losing model orientation.......

Despite my loss of faith with Spektrum I invested in a DX6i last year for the small indoor models, so far so goodsmiley

I'm still suffering from pilot error thoughwink

Edited By Andrew Ray on 05/03/2017 09:10:56

Spooky that ain't it?

I had exactly the same experience, although I skipped the replacement radio stage and simply changed brands. wink


Edited By pete taylor on 06/03/2017 12:58:17

Edited By pete taylor on 06/03/2017 12:58:47

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
03/03/2017 13:24:57

Looks fabulous!

Has Richards website moved as I can't find any reference to the Bf110 of the Ju88 on the site?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
24/02/2017 11:22:18

Very nice Chris!

Captures the Eindekker really well.

Thread: New here!
23/02/2017 08:46:12

+1 for a warm welcome Meli yes

Thread: Where can I get an EDF Saab Viggen kit or ARTF?
21/02/2017 14:33:25
Posted by David Pearce 4 on 21/02/2017 13:33:13:


I'm staggered by the method of construction and the great range of prototypes. J29 is very tempting but it's the Viggen that I need most. I'm guessing this manufacturer isn't well known here yet. It maybe worth a post all of its own?

I'd be interested in your choice of power set up.

Thanks again.

Andy has put a link to the thread on RCG that has a stack of info and various builds on with power setups, but mine will be getting either a 90 or 105mm 12 blade fan for 6 or 8 cells. The fuselage will accommodate either so it depends what I've got available at the time. I doubt that the weight will be an issue, particularly as I'm a habitual bungee launcher wink 2

21/02/2017 13:02:33

I have the larger Viggen and it's quite theraputic to put together! definitely not one to rush, but for doing while you have half an eye on a film on a dreary afternoon it's brilliant!

The kits leave a lot to be decided by the builder such as equipment location and mounting, wing fixing/removal, retract mounting etc, but this isn't a problem for anyone with some experience.

21/02/2017 12:46:39

Here you go David.

Egor does 2 sizes of Viggen, 3 Drakens, 2 Grippens and a host of other unusual types.

Construction is different from the norm, but it works well.

Cheers, Pete

Thread: 90mm EDF advice
18/02/2017 19:34:41

I have 3 go-to setups which are - EPF Mercury 90 absolutely sublime feat of engineering that really are fit and forget, Jetfan 90/HET combo and ChangeSun 90 12 blade/Leopard 3674 combo.

All of these are in regular use, more than powerful enough for my needs and provide the sought after "whoosh" at low volumes.

Thread: Help, Need a Manual, SC52 2 Stroke Rear Needle
10/02/2017 14:45:52

This is a Magnum file, but it's the same engine underneath.

Here's a general info sheet, and another one.

Finally, an exploded parts view.

Happy reading!

Thread: Spray painting camouflage pattern
10/02/2017 09:06:54

+1 for freehand airbrushing and another +1 for the elevated card method. Both work well.

Attached picture is the result of the airbrushupper surface.jpg method and needs a clear matt coat to even out the colours.

Thread: Paint mixing services
31/01/2017 18:42:14
Posted by Engine Doctor on 31/01/2017 18:03:27:

Most car paint factors do paint in aerosol but proper cellulose is not that readily available . The last cellulose I bought cost about £15 for a 1/4 liter. An aerosol is expensive now so the paint in a tin goes a lot further so isn't that expensive by comparison provided you have some spray gear. any special reason for using cellulose ?

The only reason I was looking for cellulose is that I was recommended that for painting into the mould, but as this is new to me I'm perfectly happy to take any advice.

Does anyone know if standard acrylic car paint will work used in this way?

31/01/2017 14:39:20
Posted by Martin Harris on 31/01/2017 14:16:05:

A friend had no problem getting cellulose from a car paint factor in Luton very recently and I'd assume that they would be able to put it in aerosols if required. It might be worth ringing round a few more in your area.

Otherwise, Ebay might be a possibility for example.

If you're planning on more models in the future, it might pay you to invest in a decent air brush and use mixed paint - with the price of aerosols it could pay off but beware of minimum quantities...

Edited By Martin Harris on 31/01/2017 14:16:28

Thanks Martin. I do have an airbrush, but this is for painting into a mould before laying up and is all one colour - Matt black (actually a very, very dark violet, which is the problem.

I'll keep ringing around.

31/01/2017 13:51:55

I'm trying to have some cellulose paint colour matched in aerosol form and having difficulty finding anyone who does it. I've emailed several suppliers but had no response and my nearest supplier doesn't do cellulose.

Does anyone else have their paints mixed and supplied in aerosols or even just in tins?

Cheers, Pete

Thread: Old Warden 2017
03/01/2017 13:03:23

Here you go - **LINK**

Thread: Mode 1 or Mode 2
03/01/2017 10:33:09
Posted by Peter Miller on 02/01/2017 19:55:31:

We only have one mode 1 flier in the club. IT is a shame because he can't fly my models.

Hi Peter

Hi Dusty

'Tis a cross I'll have to bear unfortunately!

I have flown trainer type models on mode 2, but wouldn't dare try a nice one like any of yours!

02/01/2017 15:43:44

Hear, hear Martin!

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/01/2017 16:34:53

02/01/2017 14:35:05

I remember well doing exactly the same thing, but the other way around.
I can't for the life of me recall why I thought it was a good idea, but the result was the same.... Whack - the ground did rise up and smote my model - verily!!

The moral of these tales:
If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it!
If you start flying on one mode, stick with it.

Edited By pete taylor on 02/01/2017 14:35:49

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/01/2017 16:36:04

02/01/2017 12:57:14

Probably best not to reignite the whole mode 1/mode 2 debate in this thread, but the "...more like a real plane..." theory has been debunked many times over and dismissed as the codswallop it is 😉

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/01/2017 16:37:12

02/01/2017 12:47:34

Mode 1 all the way for me too!

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/01/2017 16:38:41

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