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Lew Weaver20/01/2007 17:52:00
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Pity I have to use my first post to moan, but having purchased all the bits for the new electric Lanc, which I am building for a friend, I discovered, after confirmation from SLEC, that the plan was printed with a scaleing error.
I received a replacement set of plans today which are just as bad if not worse - what's going on?
Planedeadright21/01/2007 17:12:00
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Know how you feel cos exactly the same here and not good at all, have emailed Slec with the detail and now await there response come Mon/Tues.

If you check out the RCMF site, a thread has been started within the Electric Flight section re this Lanc and the plans problems.
Lew Weaver21/01/2007 22:29:00
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Yep - the thread starter is I (R101)
Tony Nijhuis22/01/2007 00:17:00
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Guys,

I'm aware there is a problems with the plan as SLEC gave me a call. As you know all of my designs are done on Autocad so I keep control and avoid the Plans Dept from redrawing it. However when I hand a 'package'over, they do make minor mods ie text, logos etc and it seems in this case the scales has changed....hopefully they can sort it quickly..but agreed it is annoying, especially for me knowing you can't crack on with what is a lovely model. The SLEC Parts are correctly sized though..I have checked
Regards Tony N
airman22/01/2007 08:27:00
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Hi Tony in the Febuary RCME wrote about using brushless motors to power the Avro Lancaster.
Do you have to use one speed controller with each motor. If so, how do wire the four controllers together,and power the the radio reciever?
Allso how was the FlightPower pack wired up and charged?
Can this information be published in later editions of the RCME.
Thanks Dave
Lew Weaver22/01/2007 08:50:00
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Tony
It's a shame that your plan has been wrongly scaled (twice).

I am building the fuselage from the original plan (sheet 1) and the CNC parts fit together very well.

I have started on the nacelles and have a query re part NO3, the third former on the outer nacelle - the plan shows no hole in this former, but the CNC part has a hole cut in it - also this former does not seem to fit where shown unless slots are cut or it trimmed down in size?
Tony Nijhuis22/01/2007 16:02:00
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Hi Guys'
Lew, the NO3 on the cnc pack does have a lightning hole because its made of Liteply, If building from the plan without the CNC pack, the suggestion is 3mm balsa and therefore lightning hole in balsa is a bit of a waste of time!..hope this clarifies..

I have re-check the plan scale and with the Plan dept. so I do hope they print it right this time!!!!!

Dave, Each brusless motor does require its own speed controller. Just Y lead all the 4 controller leads together to input No3 as normal. You can parallel the battery connections from each controller to one battery if you wish or.If the controller is non BEC then a separate RX battery would be require.... If the controllers are BEC, then even if you connect one controller up to battery, the rest of the controllers and radio will operate. By the time you have connected all the controllers up they will all be providing BEC power so even if one controller say burns out, three others are still powering the rx and servos

Tony
Lew Weaver22/01/2007 16:14:00
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Tony
Thanks for that - wondered what that hole was for!

Not sure about your advice to Dave re paralleling up the BECs - I had bother once when 2 BECs were connected in parallel, but the problem was removed when only one BEC was used. Would four BECs not conflict with each other?
Fats Flyer22/01/2007 18:21:00
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Hi Tony Nijhuis,
This is my second lanc im building, the first being direct drive 400's.
the gearboxes i have are a 2.1:1 and not the 2.33:1 stated.Will these make a lot of difference in performance using 2 x 1700 cp packs and 2 x speed controllers with the 3 bladed props.
finally ,thanks for some brilliant plans in the past....you've done 1..2..and 4 engined planes how about doing the ju 52 for the 3 engines.IM SURE YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF MODELLERS WAITING FOR A PLAN.

CHEERS FOR NOW

VINCE
Planedeadright23/01/2007 10:40:00
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Lew, did you get the Nacelle former fit problem sorted?
Lew Weaver23/01/2007 12:45:00
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Hope to get back to the nacelle build soon
Lew Weaver23/01/2007 15:27:00
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The former NO3 won't fit unless it is trimmed down or a slot cut in N51 & N52 unless I am doing something completely wrong (which is a distinct possibility !)
Tony Nijhuis23/01/2007 16:21:00
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Vince, Thanks for the comments..I'll try to continue the output but I'm struggling to fit them in around the wife, 4-kids and the daily slog to London...zzzzzz...need to get some sleep i think!!!!.
Using the 2.1:1 will put a little extra load on the motors so make sure you have good cooling and maybe trim another 1/4" off the 3-bladed prop.

Lew, N03 is glued onto the wing skin hard up against rear edge of NS1 & NS2. If you notch out a couple of slots in NO3, just so it 'bites' onto the nacelle sides then this will help make NO3 a little more secure but its really not critical.
Fats Flyer24/01/2007 08:28:00
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Thanks tony,thanks,i'll do that.I'll be doing the B-17 and the Wellington next and iv'e blown up the little spitfire to a 48 inch w/s and it flies great on a 22 turn motor,very scale like.....cheers for now..
vince.

p.s

while your getting some sleep,dream of the ju-52
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ju-52ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
David Ashby - Moderator24/01/2007 15:53:00
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Tony, make that .....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sea fury zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sea fury zzzzzzzzz

David
Fats Flyer24/01/2007 16:00:00
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David,don't confuse the man....he's tired....
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZju-52ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Vince

p.s.

david, love the mag and its contents,now my fav mag.
maybe though, a little more scratch builders how too's and write ups.

cheers vince
David Ashby - Moderator25/01/2007 05:49:00
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Noted Vince, many thanks.
Lew Weaver25/01/2007 11:09:00
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Any word on the latest plan reprint?

PETER SARGESON25/01/2007 11:35:00
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HI All
I am thinking of sending for the plans and kit for the LANC

I would like to build this model up just to show pepole that i know how and can do it.

But what i am looking at is all the threads saying that the plans/parts do not fit

Any help please.
Peter.
Lew Weaver25/01/2007 12:53:00
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Peter
Better to wait a wee while to see when the amended plan becomes available.

However you could get the CNC pack and mouldings as they seem to be OK.

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