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Thread: Workbench model stand
06/04/2016 19:24:04

I use a banana box, easily customised with a stanley knife...

When it's knackered pick up a new one from your prefered supermarket...

Cheap as banana boxes...




Thread: Servo input lead position
27/03/2016 18:04:20

What a good idea from emax.....I have always 'snook' the servos in at an angle or notched the rail....but so much easier with that arrangement..not that is has really ever been a problem..but when you see that alternative... i think that's the way to do it....

Thread: Colin Leighfield's Chipmunk build.
12/03/2016 18:35:13

Colin - the photo is on Danny's thread posted 19th February 2015...only a very slight convex curve as Nev points out...


12/03/2016 18:24:41

Colin - just remembered that on Danny's thread he posted a photo he had taken with a straight edge against the fairing of 'his' aircraft and it did show a convex curve....


12/03/2016 18:16:14

Hi Colin,

A bit of discussion on fairing shape last January (2015) ..... I think at the end of the day general agreement was that it should be concave...not convex...many photo's tend to lead to that...the 3 view drawing 3063 which a few of us were working to shows it concave, but that doeas not seem to be correct. Seems wierd 'cos almost all root fairings curve into the wing concave..but the Chippy....


Edited By Fatscoleymo on 12/03/2016 18:17:13

Thread: Electric flight safety logic
22/02/2016 07:04:50

..........'Yes that is easy on the Taranis, but how do you prevent this switch accidentally being activated when the throttle is zero and the model is still flying.......'

Ok then, use two switches.....each on opposite sides on the tranny....or deadstick.....


21/02/2016 19:55:39

Ya can program Taranis (and my buddy has it on his DX9) for throttle cut to activate only if throttle is less than 10% - or whatever value you care to input, maybe just the last 5% where trim operates... or whatever..

Then when flying using normal throttle inputs no chance of accidently switching off....

I use it on all my IC planes.


Thread: John's Ballerina Build
19/02/2016 16:39:47

I've fitted wing servos like that for years now, but don't bother with any support - just rough up the ply and one side of the servo, then hot melt glue in place..simples...

Never had one come loose and it is easy enough to pry one off if need be..

Looking good John.

Ballerina is a pretty model, but I prefer Peter's very similar design Chantilly Lace - I'm on my second, lovely flyer and fits in one piece in the back of the estate with the seats still up..


Thread: Fats' chippy build
09/02/2016 20:39:06

Well guys - due (I think), to some sort of voodoo messages Danny must have been giving off today while photgraphing his finished masterpiece, my mojo visited me and I did the 1st work on the Chippy since my last post nearly 11 months ago!


Sprayed primer/filler on the top of the wing and rubbed down, applied a bit of stopper and knocked that back...let's hope mojo's back for a while!

Thought I'd show a couple shots of my tidy 'shed' - tidy 'cos i ain't been doing much...



Well...tidy for me...


Thread: Danny's "poor mans Spitty"
09/02/2016 19:52:49

Stunning Danny, just stunning. I bet you're well pleased with that.....

Something stirred me today and I did the 1st work on my Chippy since the 22nd March......before I went off to Aus for a few weeks.....I did come back, but just never got back onto it....

Must have been some sort of voodoo message you were sending out today Danny.....get on with it to everyone...

Well done and thanks for the masterclass you gave us.


Thread: I confess to serious error
09/02/2016 19:38:34

Taranis has model match as well - rx. will only work with the model memory it is assigned to.


Thread: Which radio 2016
06/02/2016 15:31:08

Bruce - you canna go wrong with Taranis...

I've had mine for nearly 2 & 1/2 years now and it does everything I need and want it to do, and is not difficult to program, once you get into it. No more so than I remember the rest being on 1st aquaintance... (mind I hardly remember anything these days)...

I came from Futaba, then JR and was always consulting the manuals. I've found with Taranis that the logical 'flow' during programing means I just think it through and rarely now have to look at the 'manuals' that I originally printed out from the online sources.

I was at the field last year with a buddy who had programmed throttle cut into his IC planes and I thought what a good idea - it took just a couple of minutes there and then to add an extra line to the mix and asign a switch and I had it...

So much help from the various forums online if ya do get stuck...

Wonderful bit of kit....the rx and sensors are inexpensive, the radio link is rocksolid, rx battery readout and alarms great, RSSI is very reassuring, telemetry great, companion excellent (although I don't use it)..... and you can mod it if you want to (as mine was an early one I did the speaker upgrade and bigger battery and charger upgrade - all of course now standard on Taranis +) spares are cheap and easily obtained.

I'd never 'dared' look inside a tranny before - in fact only a few years ago it cost me about £70 to have the internal battery changed on my JR set!!!..... never again.....

Go on - you know it makes sense!


Mmmmm... I do sound a bit evangelical there.... but you get my drift I hopeangel

Thread: Problem with the semi permanent residents
01/02/2016 20:12:59

Electric fence is good - my old club in the UK had a patch in a very large field that had either cattle or sheep on it all year round. Without the fence the strip would have been no good at all, but the small effort in dismantling and re-erecting the fence each session kept it sweet. Leisure battery powered it - in a box in the ground. Worked well for us.


Thread: Falcon Aviation 1/3 Scale Fournier.
27/01/2016 22:38:56

Gawd, that looks a nice kit...always a beautiful aircraft to watch fly.

Will follow the build with much interest.

I've got the Mick Reeves 1/4 I need a 1/3 rd scale....mmmmmmm

Keep up the good work.


Thread: Hobby King rotary cutter...cuts iron on film
27/01/2016 17:22:04

Hi John, wonder if they do spare blades?

I've used wifey's dressmaking rotary cutter - very good for glassfibre cloth, but never tried it on film or Solartex... don't know why.

Wifey just told me she paid £11 in a craft shop for it.....will have to look at her allowance...wink


Thread: New FrSky EU firmware - an unwelcome surprise
27/01/2016 07:32:22

No idea Stuart, I've followed this thread from the start and about the only thing I'm clear on is the term LBT!

I've resisted updating anything so far as I've not had to buy any receivers.... but I will have to sometime soon...

26/01/2016 20:39:16

Listen Before Transmit

Thread: sliding cockpit canopies
23/01/2016 07:47:57

Mike - if you check out Danny Fenton's Chipmunk thread you'll find photo's showing how he does it using an aluminium tube with a slot cut into it (a jig is involved) and a piece of the 'girder' section slid into it. I am planning on doing my Chippy that way once I get back onto the build.


Thread: wing struts help needed
16/01/2016 07:16:13

My 2.7m span Balsa USA 1/4 scale cub kit had supplied hardwood (looks like Cyparus?) struts and they are holding up fine (forgive the pun) after 4 seasons flying.


Thread: Luscombe Silvaire options
07/01/2016 16:04:38

Hi Kim,

I have no recommendations for a kit or plan, but there is a very recent post on the Vintage Model Company's SE5a, and it is glowing on the quality of the kit.

Lovely aircraft the Silvaire, nearly bought a part share in a full size many years ago....should have.


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