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P51D and P51B Proposed new versions

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David Hazell 121/09/2020 13:20:02
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Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 21/09/2020 13:14:28:

Hi David

They are from the orient Votik 9497 MG-D out of 6 ordered had one with a bad feedback potentiometer , no chance of replacing it as the return postage alone would be more than the unit itself.

You takes your chances but they are cheaper than most places and are high torque for their size.

Speed/Torque@ 6,0V : 6,8kg/cm - 0,09s/60

I would take the stated figures with a pinch of salt but they certainly are reasonable for their cost and size.

The only issue I have with them is the feedback pot is not generic so cannot find an alternative to repair it.

The faulty one has a lump missing out of the carbon track so when it 'finds' that spot the servo hunts badly.

The others are okay.

The one thing I would mention for the new... is, make sure that whatever servos you choose the ESC has enough current output from the built in BEC to sustain the servo/retract demand otherwise you could cause a 'brownout' of the receiver just when you most need it.... like landingcrying

Thank you! I will do a bit of a search!

Trevor01/10/2020 08:49:07
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It's all gone a bit quiet here.

Richard, I hope you haven't sent Paul off on a worldwide balsa hunt!


Paul Johnson 401/10/2020 11:17:44
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Hi guys,

I am currently fighting covid-19, this is taking a lot out of me.

So I may be quite for a while.

Ace01/10/2020 11:24:44
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Sorry to here that Paul - get well soon.

You could always bribe the boys with some Haribos to come round and give it a good kicking. smile d

alan p01/10/2020 11:31:05
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Wishing you a swift recovery Paul get well.yes

McG 696901/10/2020 11:46:15
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... hope you get well very soon, Paul.

Take care


Trevor01/10/2020 12:18:39
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Ouch! Bad luck Paul - get well soon!


Jonathan S01/10/2020 12:21:59
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Take care of yourself and I hope you get better soon.

We all of us will be thinking of you.


Ron Gray01/10/2020 12:45:45
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Like the other guys Paul, hoping you have a swift recovery.

RICHARD WILLS01/10/2020 13:37:26
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Just spoke to Paul , he sounds very croaky as you would expect , but still managed a chuckle so Im sure he will be doing his best to keep his spirits up . He really is one of the nicest chaps you could meet .

All of your kind comments will help him along no doubt . He is on day seven he reckons, so I guess he is starting to get to grips with the bugger . He is six foot three , so he will come out fighting for sure .

In the mean time I will take on some of the build and keep you posted on when the kits will turn up .

A lot is in place , but we are going to need the spinners (we are just having the 8mm adapters machined ) we already have the aluminium shells . This year has been one hell of a challenge and I think we have more to come , which is why we stick together for a bit of "down the shed " light relief .

For any of you that are unaware , I suggest you have a look at the thread elsewhere about the balsa shortage .

As my old Dad use to say though , where there is a "wills" there is a way..... angel 2

Mind you , two days after he said that , he lost his job at the fire brigade ,

Apparently they always wondered how he was always the first at the scene.

Until they found the petrol can in his boot.....

He said "he liked to keep busy ".

Graham R01/10/2020 19:35:49
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Hi Paul,

I was beginning to wonder what had happened to your build thread.

I am sorry to hear that you have fallen foul of the dreaded virus. I hope that you will soon be on the road to full recovery. Take care.

Graham Davies 301/10/2020 20:08:41
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Get well soon Paul..

Gary Clark 101/10/2020 20:39:59
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Keep well Paul and get well soon

leccyflyer01/10/2020 20:45:44
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Hope that you are feeling better soon Paul and make a complete and speedy recovery.

Alan Thorpe01/10/2020 22:06:21
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Get better soon Paul, hope you are feeling ok soon.

Glynn09/10/2020 15:56:09
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Last Year Richard and Paul did a "How to add scale detail to your model" night at my local club, they showed us how to put Rivets, Panel lines and Hatches. They both have their own homemade tools for doing the rivets and getting the spacing right. So I have designed a tool that takes the best bits of those and added to it. It's 3D printed and semi-transparent, flexible and has rivet holes for 1/6, 1/7, 1/8 scale, so you can get accurate spacing. I have put geometric shapes on it so you can mark Hatches, Fuel Caps and Panel Lines. I have put it on Richard's shop in the Scale Parts section but if you want one for your kit just email Richard and he will put it in your Kit. Here some pics of one of Richard's planes with detail added.




Glynn09/10/2020 15:56:11
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Here is a Picture of Paul's Spitfire wing and the detail he added to it, Super stuff.


Edited By Glynn on 09/10/2020 16:27:33

Ron Gray09/10/2020 16:37:49
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Excellent work Glynn, I didn't thinking about printing a template, I've used my (wife's) Silhouette cutter to produce panel lines and rivets but will certainly get richard to stick one in my kit.

RICHARD WILLS13/10/2020 19:37:56
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What''s happening with these bloody Mustangs ?

RICHARD WILLS13/10/2020 20:00:55
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Well Richard , funny you should ask . First thing is, Mustangs are being laser cut as we speak (to ourselves) .

Spinner adapters arriving Friday , 16 Page manual at the printers . Plan finished and printed . Retract packs ready , cockpit kits , rivet templates and decal sets all sorted .

It has been a challenge . You wouldnt believe what is going on behind the trade desk that I am hiding under .

Ive got some Maltesers to keep me going and a slice of lemon drizzle , But to be honest that hasnt really stacked up against the onslaught from the Chinese , Lack of wheels , lack of spinners and then to top it all , they stole all the wood . Lucky I had my Union Jack boxer shorts on . They give a chap the kind of confidence that allows you to deal with a global conflict .

Other good news is that I spoke to that giant of a man , Paul Johnson , on Monday , He has managed to at least poke his head out of the woods , if not entirely extricate himself. His muffled voice, still filtered by the metaphorical undergrowth was a lot more upbeat and he expressed a wish to get back on the horse .

Which I can only conclude, is a result of the drugs he's been taking , because he has never been on one before.

While we are running down the clock , you might want to have a look at Eric Robson's Warbirds Ju88 elsewhwere on this site . Even if you dont like German twins , there is an obvious future in that style of model given the "who stole my balsa " scenario . Im sure Eric would welcome some feedback too .

Thanks for your patience chaps ,it has taken much longer than expected , but we have had one hell of a year . If anyone wants bail out , it wont be a problem as I can easily find homes for the kits .

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