Here is a list of all the postings TheFlyingCrust has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Das Ghosten Flugboot pretending to be a grown up :-)|
Missed this post earlier.
I'm nearing completion of mine - with some minor mods for realism. Your's is a real cracker.
|Thread: Are you an active slope soarer?|
Northerly and easterly slopes are few and far between for me but if south or south-westerlys blow then I'm out on the slope as often as I can.
|Thread: cordless drill|
As with all things you get what you pay for.
I had to replace a DIY one of random make last year and I bought a Makita similar to the one WF links to. Its solid, powerful, has a much superior chuck, uses a Li-Ion battery (common fitment to many different makes) and recharges in an hour. Yes it was over a hundred quid but I wondered how I ever managed with the old one.
|Thread: Transmitter cases (which one?)|
I use one of these but Maplin do heavier duty ones but may be too bulky. I don't know if the one I have will stand up to the treatment you're experiencing but they do have them in store. They maybe worth a visit.
|Thread: Sign of the times - funnies|
A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears music.
|Thread: Pink Spitfire|
|Thread: Nichrome wires|
Try dismantling one of those old rod-type electric heaters if you can find one, the type that had a reflector. The windings on the ceramic is NiCr.
|Thread: What soldering iron|
+1 for a thermostatically controlled iron. I was allowed to keep my one, a Weller 50w soldering station, that I used in a previous job. You can buy spare tips for different temperatures and sizes. But I just checked the prices and... err.... expensive. The station I have is upwards of 150 quid now! It does the job beautifully but its a pro tool and beyond most hobbyists budget I'd guess.
|Thread: Hobbyking Delta ray|
From the description in this tutorial I reckon you could use velcro (other makes of hook-and-loop are available) to fix the fin. Easily removable then so height isn't an issue when transporting.
|Thread: One ninth of a Canberra|
The wing, nominally, carries its own mass so it depends on the mass of the fuselage, say half that of the total model.
Which means the fus having a mass of 2.5kg will "weigh" 2.5 x 9.2 = 23 kg. About the same as a bag of cement!
I think I've got that right. I stand to be corrected.
|Thread: Wanted , Avro Vulcan BII Scale Drawings|
A vector drawing is also available but may cost a nominal fee. It's a great database for all planes. Happy browsing!
|Thread: Take 54 outrunners and lipo's, a hobbyking gyro and a deckchair!|
Is he after a Darwin award? Barking, indeed.
|Thread: Small 12V wind turbines|
Have a look here. Some good articles on building your own. If you use a brushless motor its Kv would have to be pretty low, I fear. You could use a large stepper motor. There's some plans around for them. Some experimenters have used small car alternators but the problem with them is they need a shaft speed upwards of 1000 rpm before they start generating.
Best of luck
|Thread: What is your most flown model?|
For fuss free relaxation it has to be my 1980's vintage Minnie, from a free RCM&E plan. Fits in the boot fully rigged - just - and gets used most outings. Its beginning to look a bit well-worn now and if I broke it I'd build another.
|Thread: Urgent and important petition - Please sign|
I'll also bring it to the attention of club members.
|Thread: Radio Modes|
Just picked up this thread. Interesting discussion.
My father and I used to fly model gliders together back in the 80's. I had a Fleet system on mode 2 and he used a Futaba 27MHz 2 channel set. It was mode 1. I guess some of us older ones started on a 2 channel set and many just set their multichannel sets to what they were used to. I adapted to the set I acquired. Well, its a thought.
|Thread: Unknown model - own design or plan?|
Looks like an ASP to me. (All Spare Parts). Agree with Matt.
|Thread: Secretaries - how do you send emails to your members?|
Hi Avtur. Assuming you've created an Address Book section for your club members (on my 'puter it's "Marquis MFC" ) you just type this section title (e.g. MarquisMFC) into the BCC box and it adds all the members in there for you.
Hope that helps.
Edited By TheFlyingCrust on 06/08/2015 01:42:46
|Thread: Where to fly seaplanes|
What about Rutland Water? Its only about 20 miles away from Leicester City. Check out the local bylaws and get permission first. I'd contact a boat club there.
|Thread: Hitec Aurora 9 trims|
Its been a while.
As above, the manual on this is rubbish and only shows aileron/rudder (or vice versa) mix using the trims. Why oh why do they not make it easy to use them for other mixes. I still haven't worked it out.
If you find a way, EJR let us know.
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