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Member postings for Den Moran

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Thread: Hobby Eagle
26/11/2018 12:53:59

Bother! I've been trying to set up a Hobby Eagle A3V2 gyro, and the manual is optimistic, to say the least!

I now have a continuously flashing red light? I can move from it into the 'selection box' , but when I try to get out of that, it goes back to a continuous flashing red light. This isn't mentioned in any manual or video, and I'm a bit stuck? Help,please? Den

Thread: Park-zone Me 109
24/11/2018 09:48:32

Hello, everyone. I bought a Park-zone Me 109 2nd hand - it's a great plane for hand-launch, but I want to fit fixed mains. Does anyone have a photo of these, or a spare set for sale, please? Thanks, Den.

Edited By Den Moran on 24/11/2018 09:49:21

Thread: Drop tanks for a Mig 15?
16/10/2018 20:58:35


I've got a pair of droptanks for the Mig 15!. I checked again with Motion RC, and, out of the corner of my eye, noticed an advert for their opening in Europe. Out of curiosity, and chasing another item for sale with them ,when I clicked 'go to cart' they had included a pair of droptanks! They were treated as a EU item, so no customs payment, just a small US tax at source, and slightly more postage than UK internal. So I'm well pleased - result!

Thank you once again for your kind offer, it was re-assuring to know that an offer of help was at hand. Happy flying, Cheers, Den.

10/10/2018 18:18:42

That's really kind of you, Andy!

How about if I give it a few days,to see if anyone has pair, or knows where to source them, and if nothing turns up, I'll get back to you,ok? Thanks very much, and be sure I'll let you know the outcome.

Just for interest's sake, what would you need for your printer? A 3D drawing? I've seen one working, and one of the members at Meidrim club near Carmarthen had a trim little Spitfire that flew well! thanks, Den

10/10/2018 09:28:07

Hi, everybody! I bought an Exceed Mig 15 at Much Marcle second-hand. Its an absolute delight to fly, and I'm well-pleased with it.

However, I've tried sourcing spare drop tanks for it .Yes, they are available in the US for $2.50 - about £2.00 . Add 'International' postage of £ 45, yes, £45!!!! (a 'morphed' nitroplanes site in Europe adds the US AND EU postage - grand total delivered to your door -119 euros!).

Small wonder the Chinese are fast becoming THE global superpower, with their freepost system. My mate tells me they just have 'heavies' lined up, and when one is full, off to anywhere in the world it goes!

Anyway, has anyone a spare set, or similar for another make, the 70mm edf ones are all about the same size,, including the HK ones (true to form,HK no longer sell their highly successful Mig, or spares either!), which I can buy from them please?

Failing that can anyone suggest a good method of making a pair? Thanks, Den, South Wales

Thread: Nasty washers!
09/10/2018 10:56:16

Thanks, everyone! I think I'll go down the ring spanner or tube route, and tab it with superglue! John, I LOVED the plastic bag suggestion, but I use my kitchen floor as a small bits unclassified storage area (according to my daughters!), and it may feel neglected if I don't drop everything! wink I will use your suggestion, though. Thanks for the help, all, a problem solved! Den, South Wales

09/10/2018 08:57:15

Hi, everyone! As I'm getting to the stage were even Methuselah is becoming envious, I find that I'm getting more difficulty with small objects.

The case in point here is those spring clip washers with the cruciform hole in the middle that secure servo tower control/rod restrainers.

Does anyone know of a tool suppliers that sell a bespoke pliers with the right size indent and centre hole, or does everybody make one up themselves - if its the latter, I' stuffed! Hahahaha!

Thread: I need info on a 'McKay' engine
08/10/2018 13:23:32

Brilliant! Thanks, both. I loved the pics, Geoff! Den

08/10/2018 08:14:58

Thanks, both ! Ron, your 'link' did the trick, and has given me the info I needed, so thank you for that.

Daithi, it's defo a Mackay', but thank you for your help.. Den

08/10/2018 06:15:11

Hi, everyone. I have started to set up a Great Planes Stearman, and have an engine that was previously used in an Ultimate biplane. A member at my club told me it was a 'McKay' make, and explained its requirements ( Petrol!) etc,, so I should be ok to bench test it, before mounting it in the aircraft.

The Moki 30, which is of similar size ( and appearance), and the manual for the Stearman say the prop size is ok at 17 x 8, so no problem there,as I have three of those in my box!

If anyone has any info on 'McKay' engines, such as where to get a manual etc., or general advice, it would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks! Den, South Wales

Thread: Tony's hurri retracts!
15/09/2018 07:23:49

Thanks, Bob.

14/09/2018 11:28:22

Thanks, everyone, and my apologies for not thanking you earlier - the grandchildren effect, I suspect! Den.

Thread: Identify aircraft, please?!
02/09/2018 21:47:25

Thanks for the detailed help, and descriptions, everybody. I've started to get it ready for flight, and hope to get it in the air next weekend. I have a converted 2 stroke to 4 stroke .60 that'll fit the space neatly, or an Irvine 46. Great pics as well, thanks!

02/09/2018 06:57:27

Hi, everyone!
I bought this aircraft at the Much Marcle Show yesterday. It is a tail dragger, and is set up with a fuel tank etc. for i/c. It is in really good condition, and I couldn't resist it as a bargain buy!

There wasn't much information about the aircraft at the point of sale (to be fair, I didn't ask!), and there are no obvious trade markings on the aircraft itself. W/s is approx 72” ( or my settee length!).


Does any member remember this aircraft, and can they identify it for me, please? It seems to be circa '80s or 90's.
Thank you, Den.

Thread: Super Tigre 25cc wrap around?
02/09/2018 06:12:43

Thanks for your replies, everyone. Den,

30/08/2018 04:19:38

Hi, everyone.

I have a DB Cirrus Moth with a a Super Tigre 25cc two stroke engine

. The engine is a good 'fit', with room behind the engine to take a 'down and out' wrap around exhaust. I want a wrap around to keep the scale looks of this lovely old aircraft.

I'm not too familiar with exhausts other than the 'standard' side sitting ones. Can anyone offer any suggestions, please? Thank you, Den,

Thread: 4 motor wiring?
26/08/2018 06:57:07

What a great response! Thank you ,everyone, it's certainly answered my question!

Gary, I have a marvelous Turnigy 9xPro that I am still finding out about - it's uses ErSky programming, and is used on lots of different 'makes' e.g. Taranis. I am used to mixing, and think this set-up'll be ok. Thanks also for your brilliant 'link'.

The plane I have in mind initially is a HK rudderless Lancaster. I am also planning a large Short Solent build, and would like the Differential Thrust for taxi-ing.

Thanks, again, everybody! Den.

25/08/2018 08:34:47


Does anyone know where I can get hold of a circuit diagram for a four motor setup, please?

I am also looking at differential thrust options, but would like the basics first! Cheers, and thanks, Den

Thread: i/c wiring diagram
12/08/2017 19:00:54

I've sorted it out, thanks to your help - I double checked the throttle settings, and eventually hit the right combination! All the servos/control surface flicked into position, to my great relief. So once again, thanks, all.

12/08/2017 18:40:53

I'll try that , thanks everyone!

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