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  2. I have the set up from Sherman. ill be totally honest, apart from the sequencer part, I can put together the same set up in a couple of minutes, I was doing this before I ever saw/bought the template. But, the sequencer part I would never have been able to figure out on my own, and not only that, the detail Sherman goes into with the written manual is well worth what he charges. Sure, the opentx stuff is usually all free, but as a photographer myself, I know what my time is worth and charge accordingly (with any business/self employment you need to know your numbers) and I believe this is what Sherman has nailed with his set up and written manual. Well worth the cost and justified.
  3. Neil Harrison

    DLG lauch procedure questions

    So there are some real key fundamentals to increased launch height.. 1. Do not throw the model up, as this is more an underarm throw. You need more of an over arm throw to generate power so you need to feel like you are throwing it to the horizon. 2. Make sure that your body isn’t rotating in one movement. Think of either throwing a ball or skimming a stone, the hips rotate towards the target even before the arm moves, followed by the torso and then the arms. This is called ‘LAG’ the larger the displacement of the hips opening and facing the target to the arm starting to move the more speed you generate, speed=height. 3. Increase the lag by focusing on leaving your arm back as far as you can and as long as possible before the hips face the target, then you can ‘whip’ the arm through last. Do half launch drills where you do not spin but keep the feet in the launching position and then move the model back behind you, this way you can focus on the lag. *Be careful here as the model will be accelerating from zero you need to feel like you are pushing it away from your body otherwise you might catch your wingtip on your hip or ****. 4. RELAX! You will loose all the lag if your muscles are tight. Easy to feel this by moving your arm back as far as you can then tense up. Your arm will automatically try to come back round to be inline with your shoulders.
  4. BrianL

    Puncture in Film

    Thanks for the replies. Good idea making it round or oval and using tweezers or blade to avoid fingerprints.
  5. mikef

    Puncture in Film

    Crystal clear tape will be fine. If it's not right through the film, a hot iron, carefully applied might bring it out. Kyri posted while I was typing... Cut the tape out sticky side up with a sharp blade and pick it up with the blade to apply it.
  6. Kyri

    Puncture in Film

    Clear tape is a good solution. If you trim it oval and apply it with tweezers to avoid getting any fingerprints on it, it should look reasonable too,
  7. BrianL

    Puncture in Film

    I’ve found a small hole in the bottom of the wing which happened after a heavy landing. The red covering is transparent so ironing on a piece of red covering over the hole will be obvious. I thought of sticking a small piece of the crystal clear tape over the hole. Is this the best option or is there a better solution Thanks Brian
  8. Marc Sinclair

    Mystery Glider 2

    Sorry Pete, I saw the Holmes reference and my humour got the better of me. Apologies if I offended you in any way m'old fruit.
  9. chiloschista

    Slope and DS videos

    Hello, that slope is Cima di Medeglia. Ric
  10. pete beadle

    Mystery Glider 2

    Hi Marc Try harder to resist! Pete BARCS 1702
  11. Eyeball

    X-Models Stingray Advice Please!

    Many thanks again, I think the barrely rolls will be aileron differential so I will look at the 60/40 settings. Would like to know what sort of throws you use and are the flaps and ailerons traveling the same amounts? The CG is pretty spot on for me, as i fly imac and 3d when powered and i set the all CG on a 45 degrees inverted upline to establish my preference. The Stingray only needs the slightest touch of down when inverted to hold a similar line. Ok, so ill while off installing the ballast system for now and hopefully get a good day before i head back out in deployment.
  12. isoaritfirst

    X-Models Stingray Advice Please!

    I agree with Iain, I don’t think that you need extra ballast for a Stingray.
  13. isoaritfirst

    X-Models Stingray Advice Please!

    Barrel lay in the roll is perhaps an indication of too much up elevator or tail plane incidence. Your other comments also point to too much up elevator or incorrect incidence Possibly caused by your cg being too far forward causing you to need more up just to keep the model flying level if the cg is correct, then you just need to dial in more down. You could also test how the model flies inverted , although I don’t have a stingray I would expect it to fly inverted without much down stick, if yours needs lots then you have too much up dialled in. Too much up trim will bleak off lots of speed and leave the model flying slow and lacking the momentum it needs. Measure your aileron throws and set at 60% up 40% down. It should still be nice and active at that and reasonably behaved. Set flaps to move at 50% of aileron throw.
  14. Eyeball

    X-Models Stingray Advice Please!

    Hi Iain, Thanks for your input. As for the ballast, I'd like to have it ready for when the winds really get going but timing this with when I'm back from deployments really narrows my opportunities. My weekday flying is around the Buxton hills at the leek and moorland sites and then come the weekends I like to get to the Orme but as yet I've not been able to launch in the big winds as there's only been myself there and it was about 55knts in the compression. Ive flown it in winds around 15knts but to me it was lethargic and really just wanted to mooch around so from now on I'll only consider flying it at around 20knts and upwards. I'd appreciate your throws for the extreme setting as I finding mine is a little barrely when performing axial rolls so my diifetential will need looking at. I was hoping to get to the Orme today but the weather closed in and the winds changed.
  15. Swalleau

    X-Models Stingray Advice Please!

    Hi I am sceptical about you needing more mass. Can I ask where you fly? Also, what sort of wind speed are you flying in? My final question is which variant are you flying? As Mike Evans has already commented the nature of this plane lends itself to a certain style of flying. In light lift it is frankly not an nice or easy plane to fly. Light lift with reasonable thermal activity is okay, but the weight does make a difference - this isn’t a high aspect ratio wing and things can widen out quite a lot. In strong lift mine can be flown big, but also will behave like a much smaller plane. In fact in good lift it is just a big ‘kipper’. The key thing is getting good energy into the plane. That said I’ve never felt the need to ballast yet. I have flown in at least 25 m/s. I suspect Great Orme is the only place I might review that opinion. I’ll dig out my settings for you. In effect I have a normal setting and a more agressive set up. The normal covers most bases and is benign. My more aggressive set up I use for really letting rip or on small hills. It is a lot less benign and needs very active flying in anything other than good lift. I don’t have wipers on mine. Iain
  16. SWAFLY

    Ridge Ryder

    Hello, i have a Ridge Ryder but want to buy some more for combat flying with my mates, they are great little wings. However they are discontinued with HK, can anybody tell me where i can still buy them?
  17. Marc Sinclair

    Weasel replacement

    That looks fun GeoffN
  18. Marc Sinclair

    Mystery Glider 2

  19. Marc Sinclair

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    Good to know thx
  20. SilentPilot

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    I had an issue where my DX9 got damaged due to static discharge when I plugged it into a simulator using the trainer cord. Horizon fixed it for me foc and assured me it wouldn’t happen again, but you know, one bitten twice shy...
  21. Marc Sinclair

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    What's the risk SP? Software instability/corruption or something?
  22. Marc Sinclair

    Bad Weather Contingency Plans

    I understand about flight sims SP That Picasim looks very interesting/specific to what you are into But I would urge anyone who is into RC gliders to try out the Condor flight sim as it puts you in the virtual seat and gives another perspective of our flying/soaring passion (from a "real" glider's pilots point of view). It is also quite nice to soar around the Alps (or wherever/thousands of free/user made maps to download) scratching for lift/slope soaring etc and completing various distance tasks on your own or against pilots online in real time. Some people even use VR goggles to give a sense/feel of actually being there. I use a head tracking unit so that when I turn my head it turns the view on the monitor. And Like I said this sim does not require a mainframe PC to run well Either way, we are spoilt for choice SP!...Happy days m8 Cheers
  23. dc6839

    Minimoa 135" ARTF - Needs some TLC

    Model still available
  24. Marc Sinclair

    Minimoa 135" ARTF - Needs some TLC

    If there is a will there is a way
  25. Darren_O

    Minimoa 135" ARTF - Needs some TLC

    I'll be in work until 5
  26. dc6839

    Minimoa 135" ARTF - Needs some TLC

    Travelling to Ferrybridge Services tomorrow (Monday 16th) if that is of any help?
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