Here is a list of all the postings Radge has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Sad loss of pilot and DH53|
Heartfelt coldonences to Trevors Family and friends. A very sad loss.
|Thread: Flooding Building Plans Ruined|
Thanks chaps all in hand. Tools WD40'd etc. Just thought it a bit wierd that 1/2 an hour after a low pass over the house by the Lancaster that the floods came?! I was on 617 bouncy bouncy bomb Sqn for a little while during the 80's and I thought they were flying GR4's now. He he...
Three years worth of RCME plans and various others were completely ruined this afternoon as the briefcases I kept them in were swamped by the wrath of god. Various other items like the chest freezer were also damaged as thirty minutes after the BBMF Lancaster flew over the flood water swept into my garage. Apres Moi Le Deluge?!. Oh well! Just as well I have a spare pencil and note pad and it's freezer surprise for dinner tonight.
|Thread: No one warned me of the RC addiction|
Thought I could handle it, so I cut and glue a bit of balsa now and then, it's not a problem! She calls it an obsession. I call it living!
|Thread: One careful owner|
I'm sorry but I don't see the problem, it looks a lot better than my 'best' model.
|Thread: Friday free stuff|
Me too please.
|Thread: What does your wife or significant other half think of your hobby?|
I now get with relief "Thank goodness you've found something that (Scottish accent) Gitsyeootfiundermaerse!"
|Thread: AeroVolt Graduate|
Thank you Ben. I considered the extra bracing after my performance with the now deceased Cub I had.
|Thread: Britflight Breeze|
Thank you so much Ben, that's great. I've got some 21/2" light foam wheels lying around somewhere. The nearest I have to the 2822 is a 2826 1900kv, I suppose it would do but I don't want to 'over-egg' it. He he ! I've never had a plane inverted yet so I'm not too worried about that just now.
Hi, Whilst trying to build myself a trainer a kind relative has a Britflite Breeze on order for me to arrive in a couple of days. I've plenty of spares to make one fly, I was considering using one of my 2408 1400kv motors (max 130 watts) just to get started. Slight problem with my mobility issues though so has anyone any experience on fitting landing gear to one of these? It would be easier for me. I can probably suss something out when it arrives but I would appreciate any advice in the meantime. Thank you
|Thread: AeroVolt Graduate|
Then the fuselage.
Starting with the 4 panel wing section.
Edited By Radge on 28/05/2012 22:24:56
|Thread: DH88 - I can rebuild her!|
|Thread: Sharkface vs tree|
I found my self using an extending window brush with a black bag taped to it.
|Thread: Rubber Wing Bands|
This is great. Thank you for your sound advice, I've taken it all on board and I'm sure it'll help preserve my precious first model and add to my flying experience. Most grateful.
Thats smashing! Thank you, I'll get in a selection around the 5" mark.(hope the daughter doesn't pinch them for her hair)
Hi, silly question, the balsa plane I'm building has a 7 inch chord, it'll have a glass fibre wing bandage but I'm wondering what size of rubber wing band do you suggest that will hold it securely without actually damaging the wing. Thank you.
|Thread: hobbyzone Super Cub LP|
I inherited an HZ Super Cub Brushed with a damaged gearbox and converted it to brushless on a 3536 kv1400. It was absolutely smashing to fly as my first RC model, but one slightly windy day I lost control and it got shredded through a tree. Lesson learned. I did consider another but with no money I couldn't. However, as it's my birthday today I received from the family a cheap'n'chearful J3 Cub courtesy of Hobby King, see piccy:
It's a delicate machine and I've identified some possible structural strengthening areas before flight. As this is the case and my flying skills are very basic I'll have to wait 'til I'm more competent. To that end I've put both the Tiger Moth and Aerovolt Sport Deco build programmes on hold, (see my albums) grabbed my drawing kit and drafted up a suitable trainer for myself.. I call it the Graduate Deco and am cracking on sticking fingers together, bending pins and forgetting where I put that damned steel ruler! (see piccy's)
Four wing panels, two dihedrals.
Here's hoping. Not for lack of trying I suppose. He he he. Oh one thing I've found a bucket of Amtico WBPU floor dressing under the stairs. Anyone used this product before?
|Thread: Medical or psychological problem ??|
Hi Myron, I have an extensive, very painful and debilitating nerve disease affecting 3/4 of my body, as you would expect it does cause mental health problems also. Although new to modelling I absolutely love designing and building balsa aeroplanes. But, I can only do it when 1. The pain is bearable for long enough to carry out the polytechnic tasks involved. 2. The side effects of my medication are lessened to the extent that I'm aware of what I'm doing. 3. My mental health is such that I acually want to get out of bed. and lastly 4. I have the motivation to tackle the multitudinous problems involved with this hobby. You have everything you require to continue with your hobby at any time and I suspect you suffer from the above 'drag factors' also. So, stop feeling guilty about not doing anything just now, in your current situation it's perfectly reasonable to expect a break from it. Don't dive into anything because you think you should, you'll just make mistakes and it'll put you off even more. Eventually you'll NEED this hobby again when it 'all comes together'. Believe me when I say this I know.
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