Here is a list of all the postings oldSmithy has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Flying Clubs in Scotland|
One for The Scottish Modeller
The Scottish Aeromodellers Association have a web site with links to Scottish model flying sites at http://www.saaweb.co.uk
Full details of events throughout Scotland and links to all Scottish clubs are available plus much more.
The AGM is coming up on 7th Dec and details are on the web page.
Edited By oldSmithy on 26/11/2014 21:33:42
|Thread: Scottish Aeromodellers Assoc|
One for Scottish readers
The best way to contact the Scottish Aeromodellers Association is to follow this link to the Scottish Aeromodellers Association web page which can be also easily found by googling the word saaweb. There are two domains names for saaweb at present and they are http://saaweb.co.uk and also http://saaweb.uk
The AGM is coming up on Sunday 7th December and details are on the web site.
Edited By oldSmithy on 26/11/2014 20:25:19
|Thread: Buying Overseas|
Hahaha I buy from England but I also buy occasionally from actual overseas like china and usa. Essentially its down to what's available where and when.
There was a time the LMS was the only point of sale considered but its now down to price / performance.
OldSmithy from Scotland
|Thread: Crash damage repair|
Thanks for the replies.
I'll give the JB weld a try along with increasing the depth so with any luck it should do the trick.
I've had to get into some re-decorating so once thats done I'll get back to sorting out the engine and the model. Its a cap232 with the S2000 up front. I have the front end of the cap almost ready to take the engine again. Must do better I tell my self.
Once again thanks for the response.
I managed to wreck the front of my latest model recently and in so doing damaged the rear exhaust port mount point. There are only a couple of intact threads left beyond the damage so my question is has anyone ever had any success in repairing a damage like this or does anyone know who might be able to help. I have heard of some metal type expoxies but suspect they would be unlikely to be of use here but who knows the secret of the black magic box as they say.
Edited By oldSmithy on 17/07/2012 20:42:15
|Thread: Members Map|
Another from northern parts.
|Thread: DX8 glitch?|
I can confirm the same results Paul I'm using firmware 2.04 which is currently the latest version.
Jings crivvens an help ma boab if they tested everything properly they would never get to market and get our money.
Wasnt like that when I was a lad.
|Thread: Going 6 volt|
Thanks guys, seems pretty much as I expected but I've had a look at the JP 6V/5A regulator and the like with a view to going the whole hog and using a Lipo, so thanks again for the response.
Just getting a 68" cap 232 ready for the air with a spektrum rx. Seems they like 6 volt plus the servos I'm fitting are good for 6 volt operation so using a nimh 5 cell pack 2500ma AA cells . Question is do I need a 6volt regulator? Bearing in mind I use IC enginer so no esc involved.
|Thread: How long have you been flying models?|
First model was a Keil Kraft hurricane around around 1957 Then various keil kraft models including jetex mig and sabre. Moved on to control line and diesel engines. Made my own fuel and still remember the smell and how it stings cut fingers.Made a stab at radio control attempting to build an OXO box Tx from one of the mags. I guess that must have been around 1962 but it failed completely so that was the end of the models until 1978 bought a mini super and second hand 27 am outfit and an os 20 and progressed from there, Also built and used a micron fm set set for a few years. Had a few gaps as well but always come back.
|Thread: Which glue for wing joining?|
|I've used pva or aliphatic for years now. That's on foam wings like Acrowot and also Wot4 no problems. The advantage is covering materials stick no problem where with epoxy it might come adrift. Built up wings I use 30 minute epoxy.|
|Thread: Super Tigre s2000 25.cc help|
My experience of the Super Tigre s2000 is it needs to have Big Brute Straight fuel and a hot plug before it will run properly.
Checkout Just Engines fuel chart
|Thread: It's "is it time to move on to 2.4"|
I would like to say thanks for all your views and responses. Clearly not entirely a straight forward decision so I will probably deliberate for a while and then leave some printouts of the most desirabely affordable units strategically around the home.
Next decision is what to replace the Ultimate with. Bearing in mind the cylinder head on my 91fs is now defunct too.
Ha Ha ha. Jings oh an help ma boab did I say mhz a minor senior moment !!
Never ever tried any of these cars either
Oh deary me. My ten year old Ultimate Biplane finally bit the dirt and I'm not entirely sure why. Generally I am able reason why a model goes terminal but this time I'm not so sure. My gear an X3810 was state of the art a number of years back and has been very reliable over the years but this latest loss has me looking at the latest and greatest in 2.4mhz stuff.
I've always used JR apart from my home built Micron Gear I started out with all these years ago. I really liked the idea of failsafe when I bought my first JR set. But then realised Failsafe is a bit of a misnomer specially when it throttles back in the middle of a roll or the like.
Should really be SFA (System Failure Action). Failsafe as a CG mounted parachute might work but could be complicated.
I digress however the question now is which of the 2.4mhz systems to go for. JR Spektrum, Futaba, or something else?
|Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!|
What about casting the lead in the bottom of a drinks can. Makes a nice circular weight which could be attached to the motor mounting. I guess the can diameter might be similar to the motor.
I have to say its looking brilliant Danny.
|Thread: Thunder Tiger F-54S 4 stroke - where are the fuel adjusters?|
This is the TT54 parts cat showing the choke assm "41" and the carb with the two adjusters "40A"
Hope this helps
|Thread: Acrowot Build|
This is one I made earlier as they say with a TT91FS. Brilliant combination.I seem to remember taking 10mm off the front to accomodate the engine and to keep the cg in the right place. Tempted to get yet another.
|Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!|
Ooops that should say
I Came across this here with your R6694 DW-F at illustration 91 and then from the other side with similar markings X4102 DW-K. at illustration 94
I came across this here with your R6694 DW-F at illustration 91 and then from the other side with similar markings
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