Here is a list of all the postings Devon Flyer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: BMFA Proficiency Scheme A & B Certs, which model did you use?|
Took my 'A' with an own designed 36" span, rudder / elevator, 600 electric powered 'Buzz Bomb'.
Took my 'B' with an own designed 48" span Axi powered, Nigel Hawes, solid sheet wing design, inspired aerobatic job.
Both sadly lost in flight and plans lost in house move.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 20/07/2013 22:58:13
|Thread: Revalidating A & B Certificates (and examiners certificates)|
I've PM'd you, Andy.
|Thread: How do you achieve tight turns ?|
According to the current BMFA handbook, the figure of eight should be done as two circles - there is no option to level out during either side of the figure. ie. it should be a constant turn.
Maybe he is still teaching to the 'old' 'A' test schedule? This allowed the candidate to do a 'lazy' eight if they so wished. This option was scrapped a couple of years ago.
|Thread: Are Britain's Air Defences that stretched?|
Maybe they simply can't tell the difference between a Tornado and a Typhoon?..........................Or is that too simple an explanation?
Cue conspiracy theorists....................................
Edited By Devon Flyer on 24/05/2013 23:25:59
|Thread: Reichard Models Champion|
I've been using a Reichard 'Ellipsoid' for thermal flat field soaring for the past 8 years and it does the job very well. The Champion is basically the same thing, but the wing seat mounting is different.
Funnily enough, I wanted a blue and white one.................but Puffin only had them in yellow and red!
I'm running an Axi 2820/10 on 3300 / 3s in it and the performance is more than adequate in the climb.
I'm sure you will be well satisfied with the Champion.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 13/05/2013 18:53:31
|Thread: Can it be done?|
Can someone, who can't see the point of buddy leads, please explain how you are supposed to 'snatch' a tranny off a trainee when they are using a neck strap or a transmitter tray.......as pretty much every trainee I've ever taught has used?
Edited By Devon Flyer on 08/05/2013 18:16:59
I can actually fly both Mode 1 and Mode 2.
However, my 'normal' mode is Mode1. If I was playing 'pass the tranny', there is always the danger that I would revert to my 'normal' mode and hence trash a novices plane.
Cross mode buddying with a lead solves any problems that might arise.
Q.What is the problem with passing the TX between the tutor and the trainee?
A. An almighty big one when the trainee flies a different mode to the tutor!!!
I've lost count of the number of novices planes I've saved from destruction over the years by using a buddy lead.
|Thread: Unusual Plane ID|
Wonder why it had no markings? Or maybe they were just too difficult to spot at speed?
Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 20:23:20
Seen flying low and fast over North Devon, in the Barnstaple and Chivenor area last Saturday.
I couldn't ID it, neither could any of my flying buddies who saw it close up as it flew through at Chivenor. Maybe someone on here could help?
Not much to go on, but here goes:
Jet - appeared to be twin engined.
Wing span guesstimated at around 50 - 60 feet.
Full black paint job with no visible markings.
Did one high Alpha pass and one (very) fast pass over Chivenor and also did a couple of wide circuits over the area.
Wing plan form like this, but not to scale:
I have searched everywhere on the web and can't find anything that matches.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/04/2013 17:42:04
Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 22/04/2013 19:28:45
|Thread: Gas turbine flying at your club site|
'B' Certificate required at our club for turbines or any other model over 7Kgs.
|Thread: Transmitter tray for cold weather flying|
Thanks Essjay, I'll pass the link on to my flying buddy.
That's the one I was thinking of Percy..............many thanks.
I'm trying to source a transmitter tray for a flying buddy.
He specifically wants one that has a clear ,hard plastic, dome type cover - NOT the soft Turnigy style 'Transmitter Glove'.
I remember seeing some being advertised a while ago, but cannot for the life of me remember where. A Google search has proved fruitless.
Anyone got any ideas of where I might get one?
Ta - DF
|Thread: signal lost|
Is it a genuine Spektrum AR600 and not a fake one?
Mate of mine had a similar problem with an AR500 receiver he had bought direct from Horizon in the States and it turned out that the receiver was a very convincing fake.
See THIS thread for more details.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 31/03/2013 18:09:50
|Thread: Now I've Got a Wildthing Too!|
I like the 60" version..........................................it's a much bigger target.
|Thread: My First Mouldie :-)|
THIS might be useful to you, Phil.
You realise that life will never be the same again...............................
I think you mean a Baudis Banana, Phil.
Fine little plane.............enjoy.
|Thread: Exponential Help !|
Spektrum and JR both use +ve settings for exponential to flatten the curve over the centre of the stick.
Futaba uses -ve to do the same job.
The percentage you dial in will be the same.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 27/03/2013 17:35:57
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