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Member postings for Tim Chambers

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Thread: Orchestra on your patch
18/12/2019 23:54:41

Flying Sorcery : Al Stewart.

Thread: Model shops, SW England
05/10/2019 21:13:10
Posted by David Davis on 05/10/2019 06:55:59:

Are there any good shops in Somerset? I'll be staying there for a few days next week.

There is the Hobby Hangar in Yeovil.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/09/2019 22:05:23

I'm holding John Woodfield to blame for this wink,all those glorious classic gliders he keeps posting up on youtube.

I was rummaging about in the workshop and I found some TE and LE strip along with some rib stock and before I knew it, I had cut out 24 wing ribs and by the end of the day I had a nice set of wings. Now a wing is in want of a fuselage so I had to draw one and a tail, this is the result.


Now the wait for a nice day to try it out.

Thread: Pre-Ignition?
02/04/2019 20:00:26

Is it an airbleed type carb? Try starting with the throttle open,trying to start with the throttle closed just chokes the engine and floods it.

Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?
22/03/2019 19:39:16

Reminds me of the time the club I was a member of, the commitee decided to introduce an "odds and evens" rule for 35 MHz radio. All power models would be on odd numbered frequencies and gliders on even,just like the Nats. This was because of the chance of co-channel interference (although there was no evidence to support this theory). All my radios were on even numbered channels,"You fly models costing hundreds of pounds so you can afford to buy a pair of crystals." was the argument used by all the commitee members who already were on odd numbered channels.

Nevermind that 3 sets of crystals was getting towards fifty quid in those days and it never really answered the question of what happens when someone turns up with a glider.So off I go to the Digihanger to get some crystals, old Fred was laughing his socks off, he'd never sold so many sets of crystals,"They only do that at the Nats because they have power and glider flying going on at the same time!" he said. He had one set of odd crystals left for Futaba radios so I bought them. I went up to the field the following Sunday and found out that the Chairman of the club and a commitee member were on the the same frequency and they were hogging the peg, one would land and hand the peg over to the other without it going back on the peg board. I did get the feeling that I'd grown another head when I asked for a chance to fly.

Thread: Famous model flyers
10/01/2019 16:03:12

Before Ayrton there was Emerson Fitipaldi.

Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
20/12/2018 08:11:34

Apparently its been flying for 11 hours now, must be powered by nuclear fusion.

Thread: Building Brian Taylors Cessna 120
30/10/2018 23:44:20

I remember the first flight of the prototype, Brian had designed it to be an easy first step in to scale modelling.

Thread: Electric Cars.
17/10/2018 22:26:49

They thought of that too!

People will think i'm a Tesla fanboi at this rateblush.
17/10/2018 21:25:29
Posted by Robert Cracknell on 17/10/2018 20:30:07:
All this is very interesting but with the current (sorry!) crop of electric cars barely being able to propel themselves has anyone considered how the caravanning community will fare?? Still, at least you won't have to worry about accommodation while recharging!

Edited By Robert Cracknell on 17/10/2018 20:30:42

Thread: Which lathe
09/10/2018 12:48:18

There are an awful lot of people out there happily using their minilathes to produce nice accurate work, blissfully unaware that the machine they are using is complete garbage, according to experts on internet forums.wink

Buy a minilathe, but get it from one of the established suppliers advertising on the ME forum.

I personally bought an Amadeal 210 lathe in the end after looking at minilathes and comparing prices.

Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
19/02/2018 22:04:02
Posted by Cuban8 on 18/02/2018 11:51:56:

South Yorks Models Slingsby Firefly - and came with free inbuilt vicious tip-stall and flat spin.

Very scale like thensmiley. Stall and incipient spin training was done at 5000 ft to give a bit of extra room for recovery.

The US airforce scrapped all theirs.

Worst model I ever had was a Gangster 42 I was so relieved when it spun into the ground and I never had to fly it again.smiley

Thread: engineering toys?
09/10/2015 20:00:32

Useful bookmark

Edited By Tim Chambers on 09/10/2015 20:01:13

Thread: What is a 4 stoke?
16/10/2014 21:41:55

A Wankel engine is a four cycle engine, well you can hardly call it a four stroke!

Thread: Gangster - any good?
03/02/2014 19:50:00

Gangster 63, smooth, ideal first low winger.

Gangster 52, reputation for being a bit twitchy.

Gangster 42, The most evil, dodgy,scary handling plane that I have ever been glad to see spin into the ground. A loop was practically impossible, it would flick out almost anywhere during the manouvre, a flick roll could be induced just by banging in full up elevator. Did'nt stop me from imagining a super light version to improve it though.

Thread: Where does aerial photography end and FPV begin?
26/06/2013 22:11:12

If you are only glancing down occasionally at the screen thats not FPV. You will find a lot more info here including FPV insurance.**LINK**

26/06/2013 21:46:19

You only need a Spotter, that is a person with good eyesight and the commonsense to point out where your model is if you lose video. They do not have to be a modelflyer just someone competant to watch and point .

26/06/2013 20:49:30

When you can fly like this FPV ,why would you want to LOS?

Thread: Anyone remember the Micro-DB kits from Micro-Mold?
22/06/2013 20:26:09

Yes it does have a one piece polystyrene wing just covered with film.

22/06/2013 02:22:05

I have a Planet fitted out with electric power, I think it was basically a scaled down Tyro.

Actually thinking about it I seem to remember an article in RCM&E about 1/2A pylon racing and the Planet was featured in the article. I think it may have been my first ever copy of the mag, so I can date that to January 1972. Cover photo of the editor holding a Granau Baby glider.

Edited By Tim Chambers on 22/06/2013 02:32:26

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