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Member postings for Outrunner

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Thread: Smiley Problem
20/02/2019 22:12:10

Will it work on a black and white telly?

20/02/2019 20:47:20

Anybody seen the test card? It's disappeared from my telly crying

Thread: Mini/micro lathe
12/02/2019 21:10:43

Which lathe to buy question is a minefield a bit like the which transmitter is the best one to buy. Sorry I can't answer your question directly as I don't own a mini lathe, but I can recommend a good place to buy one from **LINK**

I have purchased tooling from Arc Euro and they are an excellent company to deal with. Have a search on the Model Engineer forum for Mini lathes, they have been discussed many times before. **LINK**


Thread: Elan 100 Build
08/02/2019 18:04:11

Good collection of engineers squares you have there Andy, I must get some more. I would like to build an Elan, it looks a nice kit, although I would put a motor in the front.



Thread: Favourite Non Scale Sport Bipe?
08/02/2019 16:36:09

My MPX Rockstar is a hoot to fly. 4s lipo powered.


Thread: Modelling Board / Pin Board.
27/01/2019 13:36:18

Plasterboard every time, cheap, cuts to size with a knife, takes pins easily, you can draw on guide lines directly on the the board to build whatever over them. I seal the edges of the board with parcel tape.


Thread: Half a page ?
23/01/2019 17:39:02

Me too..

Thread: Fieseler Storch
18/01/2019 19:01:27

Sadly the owner sold the Storch that lived at Old Warden some years ago....

Lovely airoplane, an it could fly so slow it often looked like it was flying backwards.


Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
05/01/2019 20:08:53
Posted by Marc ROCHE on 05/01/2019 19:20:25:

What are the recommended control surface throws?

They're on the plan,..


Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
15/12/2018 19:17:14
Posted by John Lee on 15/12/2018 19:06:40:

As a full size flying instructor I find it pretty easy to distinguish a seagull from a magpie at 130 knots, I'm pretty sure I could tell a drone from a bin bag.

But what if you could take another look at it to confirm or prove what you saw.


15/12/2018 19:05:55
Posted by Don Fry on 15/12/2018 18:51:34:
Posted by Cuban8 on 15/12/2018 17:26:34:
With all the technology in modern airliners, have they omitted to fit a camera to record such incidents?

Possibly, but they haven't yet got a system to transmit flight data to ground, before the machine hits the ground.

If they they record the "incident" then it could be played back on the the ground to identify what the object was. Not exactly the cutting edge of science to fit cameras, not just to the cockpit but all over the sircraft.


Thread: My motor has started screaming
26/09/2018 20:19:05
Posted by GrahamC on 26/09/2018 14:41:04:

Screeching and kicking on startup is often a sign of a failing solder joint on one of the connectors between the motor and the ESC as Chris says. Worth checking.

I've had exactly the same, intermittent screach noises and prop rocking backwards and forwards, dodgey connection between esc and motor.


Thread: Covering Models With Nylon
27/03/2018 22:04:22
Posted by kc on 27/03/2018 19:43:49:

Anybody here used EzeDope? Seems the answer to avoid dope smell. But the adverts only mention tissue but not nylon.

I use water based varinish from B an Q for tissue over Mylar, hardly any smell and brushes wash in water. Cheap as chips.


Thread: Al?s Hobbies Customer Service
15/11/2017 19:40:38
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 15/11/2017 18:29:53:

Which Al are we talking about, Al Senior or Al junior?

Didn't Al junior emigrate to the USA to work for Horizon Hobbies?


Thread: Leicester Model Centre Hawk?
13/11/2017 19:28:54
Posted by Percy Verance on 13/11/2017 19:00:11:

I don't remember a Hawk Bob. I recall the Gnatty - a club member had one at the time - plus a range of seemingly weighty fibreglass fuselaged jobs by Leicester Model Centre about 30 years back.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 13/11/2017 19:01:04

I had a Gnatty that I tried to learn to fly with in the late eighties, a club mate had a LMC Hawk, very heavy and fast as well.


Thread: building bench
24/09/2017 13:17:20

Phil. I switched to varifocal glasses a few few years ago, no looking back. Took a while to get used to but worth it. It was a real pain to switch glasses for reading or distance. I can watch my model flying and see my transmitter screen or when driving see the instruments when looking down.

Persevere with the varifocals it's worth it.


Thread: Airfoil Sections
14/08/2017 17:17:38

Back in the nineties Nigel Hawes produced a series of models that had a flat plate wing and around 48in span. IIRC they were all free plans and flew very well.


Thread: Gee Bee Model D
06/05/2017 19:23:58
Posted by PatMc on 06/05/2017 18:20:52:

Erf, you can download a copy of the original Henty Haffke plan plus the July 1978 Flying Models article, which includes building instructions and info on 9 of the full size aircraft, from here.

The plan is in .pdf format which can be printed by most copy shops.

You can tile print a .pdf plan and stick together to build a full size drawing, no need to go down to the copy shop.


Thread: Steve Carr's 65% scale Fokker DR.I Triplane
01/05/2017 11:16:28
Posted by Rich2 on 01/05/2017 09:19:48:

Each to their own, and they probably do it to push the boundaries and because they can and want to.

I like large models, up to around 40%, beyond that I think they need to be built very scale like to look good. I have seen some models over 50% at shows and I did not like the look of them - they are quite cartoon like. Imho. But I don't feel the need to bash them!

Edited By Rich2 on 01/05/2017 09:26:24

Not bashing them if that's what they want to do then good luck to them as long as they don't hurt anybody. But I don't believe that is what aeromodeling is about.


01/05/2017 08:12:22

Really what is the point. Get rid of all those receivers and put a pilot in there. It's not what model flying is about.


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