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Member postings for Alwyn Gee

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Thread: Blackburn B2 - a 30's bipe with a whole lot of shiny bits!
26/01/2019 22:34:26
Hi Jim
I've sent you a private message

Alwyn
Thread: DH Dragon Rapide
03/07/2014 19:41:10

Hi Guys

I agree with all the comments about what a lovely aeroplane the Dragon Rapide is but not sure I would want to model it, well not to fly anyway. Have you looked at those wings? I can see a tip stall looking for somewhere to happen. I worked on a Rapide, G_AHAG in my previous life with Hawker Siddely Aviation and I have discovered that it has just recently, August 2013, flown again for the first time in forty years. See the link.

I'll have to see if I can manage down there for a reunion and hopefully a flight again.

It didn't look that posh when last I saw it.   The photo with the couple standing in front of it that appears on the website is how I remember it.  That could even be the hangers at Brough where I worked.

Alwyn

Edited By Alwyn Gee on 03/07/2014 19:42:41

Edited By Alwyn Gee on 03/07/2014 19:46:23

Thread: Mystery Model
30/06/2014 19:59:10

Brilliant guys, thanks for the links Kevin & GDB, love the livery on your Viva Jim. cool

I;m just going to give the guy the good news that you've identified his model.

Thanks again

Alwyn

29/06/2014 16:40:21

Thanks Jim

It will be mid week before I see him again but any help in the meantime will be most welcome.

Alwyn

28/06/2014 19:58:06

Hi Percy

I knew that would be the next question but as yet I've not seen it in the flesh so to speak. I was not there when he brought it down and he only had left the photo's in the hut without any other detail. I just thought I'd give it a try with the photo's but will get more info next week if no one recognizes it.

Alwyn

28/06/2014 18:54:59

Hi

This is a model that was given to a fellow club member recently and so far we have failed to identify it so looking to see if anyone here can help.

model1.jpg

model2.jpg

model3.jpg

Now crossing my fingers that I have managed to upload these images without crashing the forum. Honest Mods I did read the instructions!!

Thanks for any help.

Alwyn

Thread: Noisey electric models
03/06/2014 16:33:19

I'll second Martins post above with regards to balancing the prop and if at all possible the spinner. (Some are easier than others). I've had several occasions when a model that was usually quite quiet when it has had the prop changed for a brand new one (usually APC electric) has then become rather noisy and required the prop balanced to get it back to normal.

I have managed to get a semblence of balance on some of the plastic spinners, using my Great Planes magnetic balancer, by pushung one cone right to the end of the pin to support the pointy end as it were and fitting this through the backplate and then assembling the spinner and use the other cone to hold the backplate centered and finally giving the pin a push to ensure it is right through to the end of the front cone and the magnet is just strong enough to hold some of them. Don't forget to mark the sinner and backplate so that you always assemble it the same way after balancing. I have to say this does not work with all spinners but as they are nearer to the hub it is a little less important than the prop.

Hope this helps

Alwyn

Thread: Club in Hull?
28/02/2014 20:57:38

Hi Mal

The Beverley & District Club mentioned above is due to have a Bring & Buy sale 16th March . It's listed in the "Events" page on this site. Click the link above for full details. The website does not appear to be working but there is a contact email there. You might even find a bargain as well as a club. laugh

Alwyn

27/02/2014 19:50:22
Posted by Bill Worsley on 27/02/2014 17:21:54:

Hi Mal,

Slope soaring would be no problem as you just chuck your glider of a big hill, and sit there buzzing it round the sky.

Cheers

Bill W

Mmmm

40 odd years since I lived there but if I remember correctly there's a reason Hull was the bicycle capital of Yorkshire. What was it again? Ah yes, no big hills in the close proximity. wink

Alwyn

Thread: How to fit a folding prop
21/01/2014 21:02:54

Pete

You just beat me too it. I just logged in to make this same link for John F.

This is where I found much of what i have leaned since beginning this hobby just a few short years ago.

It really isn't as dark an art as many would have you believe, there is more than enough knowledge on this forum to sort out any problems you're likely to come across.

Alwyn

Thread: "Are you going into the workshop today?"
27/12/2013 11:37:28

When will you guys ever learn. It's no good amassing Brownie Points cos they all simply disappear with the first perceived error or misunderstanding. Brownie Points are the most short lived commodity on the planet. crook

Alwyn

Thread: Aldi
13/12/2013 21:31:01

He must be meaning the "radio controlled" clock. cheeky

Alwyn

Thread: BMFA INSURANCE
09/12/2013 11:07:35

There was some discussion about this at the recent SAA AGM. My understanding was that the underwriters had been taken over by an American company who wish to withdraw from sports insurance but have honoured the agreement for the coming year.

Alwyn

Thread: New pilot..!!
29/10/2013 15:36:07

Welcome SD. Remember, slowly slowly catchee monkey. Or something like that. wink

Alwyn

Thread: Introduction
29/10/2013 15:11:50

Wow, you've been on here since 10:40 this morning and no one has said "Hello" to you yet so I'll just put that to rights. Welcome to the forum Colin. I skulked around in the shadows for a long time until Tim Hooper started a blogg on a favourite aeroplane of mine and I just couldn't resist jumping in with both feet. I'm sure that , like me you'll find plenty to interest you and get answers to any questions you may have.

Ah, beaten to the punch whilst I was typing.

Alwyn

Edited By Alwyn Gee on 29/10/2013 15:12:52

Thread: You will not have better service then this
16/10/2013 17:51:32

I could not agree more LYKA.

After a prang with an E-Flite Hurricane I sent the receiver back for checking as in post crash testing it seemed very marginal on a range check compared to others of my models.

Within 3 days I had a reply, with a replacement RX, to say that it passed the range check with them but was replaced FOC for my peace of mind.

Brilliant service.

Alwyn

Thread: Clever words that hide the fact you got it wrong :-)
04/10/2013 20:31:31

"Catastrophic failure of the main controller". Mmm, wonder what that could mean? crook

Alwyn

Thread: E-flite Apprentice S - newly updated with a panic button
03/10/2013 20:23:58

This was my first model four years ago albiet minus the stabilisation and panic button, and it served me well. I learnt on the buddy system and the only drawback was my instructor felt it was a bit light for much more than a stiff breaze. I'm sure that now with the stabilisation it will be better able to handle a stronger wind. Mines up in the loft now but still fit to fly.

Alwyn

Thread: What would you want on the short list if I was to run a poll to find our favourite all-time foamie?
25/09/2013 16:15:14

Hi

The E=Flite Hurricane has to be in there, it flies like it's on rails and really looks the part in the air, looks bigger in the sky than it does on the ground.

Alwyn

Thread: Help required binding a Spektrum AR7000 receiver
23/09/2013 17:40:03

John

It's down to the Model Match function on the Spektrum system that will not allow you to fly the wrong model because the reciever is not only bound to the TX but also to the individual model memory.

Alwyn

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