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Member postings for Barry Ensten

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Thread: Piano wire fittings ??
16/03/2013 17:01:49

Try Robotbirds.

Thread: Cheap Tissue from Hobbycraft
26/02/2013 22:07:51

This looks like the stuff, 10p cheaper and in a different package - its so cheap it is worth a punt


16/02/2013 22:57:24

I happened to be in Hobbycraft and notice they sold tissue at 99p for 5 sheets. Anyway I bought some and it is similar to Esaki lightweight tissue. It has good wet strength and reasonable shrink. I have used it with Eze Dope and Banana oil and the results are pretty encouraging. It is available in several colours including Silver. The silver is more expensive though, and feels a bit waxy, so may not work as well but I have not tried it yet.


BTW Als tissue has no wet strength - guess how I found out.

Thread: Free stuff on Friday
05/10/2012 18:29:32

Wood or glue please. I have already got the trigger gun for the glue..



Thread: Do I need to replace my 6v Eneloop Rx pack?
30/01/2012 18:21:44
You are putting FAR too much load on the ENELOOPS as they have a high internal resistance. Each cell has an internal resistance of 0.1R when new, so a 5cell pack will drop 0.5V @1A. If you operate Flaps and gear together you could quite easily pull 2A, meaning a 1V drop.
It's lucky you have been using 5 cells, as if you had been using 4 you would be getting brown outs (and crashing).
Eneloops are great for TX's (only take 200mA ish) but useless for all but small models.
A trainer with an LA46 is as big as I would go with them.
Thread: Loss of the RCM&E Review Seagull Zlin 50l - battery failure!
16/11/2011 19:08:28
I have just finished assembling one of these with an OS95AX, and it balances without any weight. I was going to use a Zenoah 20, but it balanced over 1" in front of the correct position. The heaviest engine I would go for is a 120FS (OS 110Alpha / Saito 125) an SC would be a bit heavy.
Thread: DSX 9 with four servo wing and flaps linked to ailerons
03/11/2011 23:01:14
I can help a bit, but don't have the full answer.
On the programmable mix there is a trick that is not in the manual. You can have a programmable mix to either the left or right flap. If you mix to one they both go the same way, if you mix to the other one they go in opposite directions (I can't remember which way round it is). This might help, but I think you will end up with different throws for right and left!
Overall the DSX9 is only average for a 4 servo wing glider - snap flap is particularly bad as the throw on the aileron is a %age of a %age. From what I have seen the DSX11 is little better.
If you must have this then you will need to look at a different TX - The MPX Royal Evo or the Futaba FG12 seem to be the best glider TX's at the moment.
Thread: Pick a Plane 2011
25/11/2010 19:57:32
Here are my suggestions
 These are planes that there are not good plans for at the moment
1 B24 Liberator 100" (or bigger)
2 FW190 72 - 80"
3 Dornier DO 335 Pfeil   70" max (that is something different!) 
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