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Member postings for Low pass Pete

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Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
19/03/2020 08:24:45

Our club is staying open for flying with advice to keep social distancing as per government advice. The spring clean up and free BBQ has been cancelled as have committee meetings.

My personal opinion is that the benefits of getting out of the house in the fresh air far out-ways any potential issue.



Thread: Hangar 9 Valiant 10cc
15/03/2020 07:27:53

The new model had its first flights yesterday. Engine runs well in-cowl and has proved to be easy to start. Had three flights in total and she is very nice to fly. It was a bit windy but ok. The wheels are a bit small for our grass site so will probably change them.

The aircraft is a good predictable performer and did not need trim adjustment and now I'm looking forward to more flights. Did not try the flaps on first flights. Used plans for initial control movements but may well increase aileron travel. Will re-assess that on subsequent flights when conditions are less windy.

However Jon's suggestion of a Laser 70 proved to be good advice and the engine suits the airframe. The engine installation looks very tidy. Using Laser 5% and 12X7 prop for now.



09/03/2020 15:29:56

Just completed the 1st Engine run on my new Valiant 10cc. Laser 70. Engine fits the cowl very well and C of G spot on with no lead required. Required to mod the tank position to suit the Laser but this was no problem.

Ready to go once suitable day comes along.





Thread: Miss Sizzle
07/03/2020 14:53:05

She's a real sweety Peter. I am still flying my Ballerina and this new one looks a nice little model. What size is the motor and Lipo?



Thread: How to set up ailerons on separate channels (T10J)
07/03/2020 14:40:49

The simple way is to use an 8 channel receiver. Select Ail Differential and put L Ail on channel 1 and R Ail on channel 7. I have just done this on my new Hangar 9 Valiant.10cc. Then simply adjust end points to get the throws u need.

One bonus with 8 channel rec is that u can monitor the receiver battery on the Tx,

Edited By Low pass Pete on 07/03/2020 14:44:10

Thread: Flair Puppeteer
01/03/2020 09:07:59

Mine had an OS52 Surpass.  Perfect powerplant but it did need some small mods to the firewall.

Edited By Low pass Pete on 01/03/2020 09:08:27

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
10/02/2020 05:35:59
Posted by Peter Miller on 09/02/2020 18:17:15:

That is a thought. I must ask them if my slightly less than peffectly drawn plan would be acceptable

Hi Peter how about a new thread so you can show her off once maidened. When do you think she will take to the sky.


09/02/2020 14:11:01
Posted by Peter Miller on 04/02/2020 15:16:13:

I have just finished my new model. This is a cross breed or mongrel being a slightly enlarged fuselage from one design and a thickened wing from another.

Name is Miss Sizzle.

miss sizzzle 1.jpg

miss sizzle 2.jpg

miss sizzle detail.jpg

There is no build blog and I am not planning to submit it to our editor as it isn't really a new design.

If anyone gets down on bended knee I may allow the odd PDF file out. No instructions just my own plan.

Span is 47, weight is 3 lbs dead, 3S 3000Mah battery, 40 amp ESC, 3541 1070 motor.

The pilot is one of those truly superb highy detailed ones that used to be sold on Ebay.

That's a really nice little design Peter. You should put her forward

Best wishes

Low Pass Pete

Thread: Uploading Photos
03/02/2020 07:36:41

Cracked it. I downloaded Adobe photoshop express and resaved to photos on phone then upload works ok

03/02/2020 07:34:58


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/02/2020 06:31:56

Finally completed my DB Sport and Scale Tiger Moth 58in. Engine is an OS52 4 stroke, Decals from Pyramid Models and based on one at Duxford.

tiger moth_edited.jpg

Thread: Uploading Photos
02/02/2020 04:41:53

Hi There. Can anyone help on this. I have uploaded many photos from an SD card and this has been no problem at all. However when I upload from my Galaxy Phone the photo gets inverted.

Does anyone know how to get this correct as so far it has evaded me.



Thread: Hangar 9 Valiant 10cc
31/01/2020 13:08:53

Has anyone out there built/flown a Hangar 9 Valiant 10cc? If yes what power plant have you used?

Being an almost dedicated IC flyer I am actually considering what to power mine with. Should I go IC or electric??

If glow I am thinking OS95V or Laser 80. Would the 95 be overpowering. If electric an E Flight Power 46 is suggested with 4S. Has anyone tried a similar set up.

Thanks in advance


Thread: Upgrading Windows7 to Win10 for free
31/01/2020 06:35:07

Just to add my 2p worth. I have been running Windows 7 since 2011 or so on an Acer laptop. Had no issues so avoided the free Window 10 upgrade from Microsoft.

Now I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as a free lunch. However security is important to me, so on hearing about the demise of W7 I had some soul searching to do. Upgrade or go for a new set up.

My old laptop was running ok so an upgrade seemed a simple way to go...….Finally bought a new HP laptop with SSD and an I5 processor but less storage than I had in my old laptop (which I never used fully anyway). Yes I have spent money. However I was having battery life issues with the old set up.

BIG gain is speed. Switch on and hardly any wait at all. Boot up speed is great, and so much of an improvement. New laptop is lighter, but it remains to be seen if it lasts as long as the Acer.

No Phaff and now I am using the laptop so much more, simply because it is quick. Not quite a fast as using my Phone but you can do a lot more on a laptop especially if you need to use Excell which I do.

All the best


Thread: Have I enough power?
31/01/2020 05:48:15

Just been reading this whole Blog with interest. Also have looked at the Hobbyplastic site as well. They actually quote a Saito 82 not a 62. I have a Hangar 9 50in Corsair and that had a Saito 82 which was ok but now fly's better on an OS70.

Looking at the specs for the VQ Hurricane 60 I would personally put nothing less than a 91 4 stroke and think an OS95V or a Laser100 would be much the best choice of IC engines that are available to buy new today. Now way wouId a Saito 82 fly this model well. I have a H9 Thunderbolt 63in that has an OS 95V upfront and that is a good match. Richard's comments seem very informative and helpful.

Sorry I cannot help on electrics but as you probably gathered I'm not into electric so far and all this makes me think twice especially for a warbird.

Good Luck and best regards


Thread: Custom decals
26/01/2020 06:40:46

Give Pyramid Models a ring. They could be able to help.



Thread: Lost mojo
03/01/2020 05:47:42

Please keep in touch Fly-boy3.

I have just seen this thread and all the replies make one realise how precious our loved ones are. Remember that the best way to eat an Elephant is one bite at a time. Take care and all the best for the New Year.

Best Wishes


Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
24/12/2019 09:15:00


Try the 4 max site they have sets for TN Models listed.

Merry Christmas by the way.


18/12/2019 18:29:32

I think Davids suggestion is very good and we should go for that.


18/12/2019 18:29:01

I think Davids suggestion is very good and we should go for that.


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