Here is a list of all the postings Steve McIntosh has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Help needed. Can I use this?|
Thanks Percy. IC just seemed so much easier. This needs a 40 or a 25 or 52. I prefer electric as its cleaner and quieter but the numbers seem to make no sense. At least to me...
I started back again a couple of years ago and decided to go all electric from the start. My initial ARTF's were all in jobs. Pre fitted motor and servo's. Last year I won a Seagull Challenger Sportster(Thank you very much RCME!!) but put it away as I was nowhere near competent enough to fly it. Hoping that I now am I've got it out to put together but am still very much confused by motor selection. The instructions state a 35mm 830 rev per volt and 4s 3200mA. I did see a thread on here a while ago, that I thought I had saved, about what the motor numbers mean and choosing a motor but can't find it.
I have a spare Turnigy 35mm 1250kV. can I use that or is it way over powered. Can I fly that on 3s, as all my batteries are 3s. IC engines seemed much easier to understand.
Any help or point me where to look much appreciated
|Thread: Lil Cub|
|Thread: YAD (Yet Another Drone) and its idiot|
As a retired police officer I know that the least reliable witness is an eye witness. Given the limited amount of time that an airline pilot has to acquire a drone visually and then register what it is surely it is extremely unlikely to be a drone.
|Thread: RCM & E Competition|
|Thread: Richard Osborn-Brooks|
KC the reality is that in general the public want the Police only to focus on their particular problems. IE rape victims only want the Police to look at that. Burglary victims likewise even victims of youth disorder only care about that and understandably so. The Police are pulled twixt pillar and post. There are only so many to go around. A few years ago I worked on a shift of about 25. That same shift now is only about 9 and out of those generally 1-2 will be off sick, 1 annual leave, 1 on a course or other training, meaning that shift is probably only turning out maybe 4-5 if lucky. That will be to cover a large area. Now the public want the traditional bobby on the beat walking the streets. that is not going to happen. They are so busy reacting to things happening NOW(all of which generally require an immediate response) and have no time left for proactive policing. Targeting known criminals, stop and search(theres a real hot potatoe) and generally making life uncomfortable for known criminals. The core bog standard Mk1 copper is still generally trying their damndest to do right by the public.
KC that is the biggest pile of wotsit I have read so far. The failure to investigate is down to lack of numbers plain and simple. As a result they have to prioritise and allocate troops where they can. Nobody is saying the Police don't want you to injure intruders. Of course they, and I 'm sure all of us would, rather that a)nobody commited burglary in the first place and b) you didn't have to defend yourself/property. However. You as a private citizen can exercise the same amount of force as the Police in accordance with S3 CLA. However it has to reasonable and justified. Where the disagreement comes is that what you deem minimum amount of force at 3am is not necessarily the same as what is deemed minimum 6mths later at 10am in Crown Court. As a result the Police are required to investigate and if warranted submit a file of evidence to the CPS for them to make a charging decision. People are arrested on suspicion of an offence. Only a Court can deem guilt.
As for removing power of entry for Police. Have you ever been on an early morning knock(or been subject to one). First thing as officers pile in is shouting "Police" and identifying themselves. Almost always at least the first few in will be uniformed. Offenders have in the past used the excuse they didn't know it was the Police and been aquitted. However, burglars try in sneak in, the Police usually make a huge amount of noise. I know because I was a cop for 30yrs.
As has been pointed out the Police have a duty of care to ALL involved. They are also the reporting authority to HM Coroner where there are to be no criminal proceedings. By arresting him they afford him the full protection of the law and access to the duty solicitor scheme should he not be able to or have one an hand. Only by fully following due process can the full circumstances of this case be investigated and the old boy be either exonerated or punished if it is found that the facts are other than what has been offered so far. He is protected by S3 Criminal Law Act which confers on everybody exactly the same rights to use force(including lethal should it be proportionate and justified) as the Police. Whilst no(law abiding) citizen wants to be locked up I am fairly sure that the experience will have been handled as sensitively as can be. At the end of the day the Police are there to be impartial, investigate and then submit any evidence to the CPS for consideration of whether to prosecute.
|Thread: Graupner Terrible Customer Service. Advice?|
To be fair your issue is with the UK seller not Graupner. I would be back on to them. If they have a problem they go back to Graupner not you.
|Thread: 2017 Mass Build Chat Thread|
As a very new newbie builder what appeals to me about the mass build is that I can tackle something a bit more complex and where I have issues there are numerous others on here building at the same time to whom I can address issues. I voted for the Skywriter as I saw it as a free plan in the mag and fancied it then.
|Thread: 2017 Mass Build Voting Thread|
2. Grumpy Tigercub
3. Super slinky
|Thread: Good.. Enforcement from the Police|
Whilst not an aircrew cop I have on numerous occaisons stopped to "have a word with" person(s) that had I been tasked to and had to travel to would have thought inconsequential
|Thread: Professional drone pilot?|
Given the number of cheap(ish), HD camera equipped quads out there is it not more likely that small companies will just buy there own and even larger companies will get someone trained up in house. Having just retired this is something I would love to do
|Thread: Advice choosing Electric motors please|
Have a look for the "Electric set up for Ballerina" thread. Very good descriptions on there from BEB, I think" about choosing electric motors props etc and how to work out what is required.
|Thread: The biggest Thank You|
Has anyone put one of these together before?
Any pitfalls to be aware of or any recommended mods?
So there I am stood in the lounge doing the ironing(Yeah living the high life!) when I see a car pull up outside. The lady gets out dragging a huge box. Not expecting anything? What have the neighbours bought now?
Hang on she's coming to our door. Only a new Seagull Challenger Sport>
Don't remember ordering that. SWMBO is gonna go off it. No. Only went and won last months competition in our favourite magazine. Enter them regularly never expecting to win. Forgot all about it.
The biggest THANK YOU guys. Now all I need is some decent weather in order to improve enough to fly it!!!
|Thread: Step craft CNC machine|
|Thread: bixler 2 motor|
There are small screws on the end that release the motor from its housing then a very small screw at the far end of the shaft that locks the shaft into the motor. then brute force and ignorance to pull old shaft out. I replaced mine a couple of times whilst in the very early stages of learning and in the end replaced the old motor for one from brc. Only a few quid and struggled to get a straight enough piece of rod as a replacement shaft
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