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  2. MikeDLG

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    I use the OpenAltimeter software as I use OpenAltimeters. I have seen that rc groups thread. I am trying to remember when I did flight in a very strong lift. I may have browse through my old flight logs a while.
  3. chiloschista

    Lundy Fest 2021!

    I will miss the C/L contest I liked it very much at Welsh fest (it was 2014 already!) Ric
  4. Phil.Taylor

    Lundy Fest 2021!

    Hi Lynda - please put me down for the barn - been a long time - about time I made the trip again Phil.
  5. f3fman

    Phase 6 Build Log

    My original Phase6 still has a mechanical mixer on top of the aileron servo operated by a flap servo in-line with the aileron servo in the centre section. This gave me the ability to droop the "flaperons" to gain height. So much easier these days obviously where I would use 4 servos in the wing to give crow braking too
  6. SilentPilot

    eSports F3F - practice screenshots here

    I could blame the sim but Mr Bago knows this is the best I can do
  7. Kyri

    eSports F3F

    Tony thanks for this. I was given an old usb tc from an old reality craft sim that I could never get to work. It works with this!! I will have a play with settings and be less annoyed about all my grounded gliders. Cheers!
  8. Upload your practice/test times screenshots here. @Austin please move to a subforum if you set one up. Much room for improvement - 78.71s | penalties 0
  9. tonym

    eSports F3F

    Well done Tony. I'll start another thread for trial, test and practice screenshots, if there's interest and we can get a 'comp.' together we'll have a dedicated thread for eSport F3F 1 and others if this works out. Would it be an idea to get a new child forum under this one for this? @Austin
  10. SilentPilot

    eSports F3F

    Right, I’m in! I got it working using the RealFlight Interlink controller. It has been a while since I used that controller, plus I’m not that keen on F3F using a Sim but in these days I’ll try anything to dodge the boredom! Do we take a screenshot of the finish table after a race and upload it here? Tony
  11. tonym

    eSports F3F

    Some info for the Taranis here - https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3567 Google is your friend/second brain - search for crrcsim <your transmitter model> and see what might come up. Fly with a normal Joystick if you have one is an option, flying with the mouse is fun - getting your Tx to function is sometimes a fiddle, I've had the best luck with USB cables or dedicated USB flightsim Txs - loaned out and never returned, guy moved away
  12. SilentPilot

    eSports F3F

    My problem is getting the microphone jack to work. I think I need a microphone/speaker splitter adapter.
  13. tonym

    eSports F3F

    I suspect most people here are on Windows 10 - I'll set up my PC with Windows 10 so that I can see how the crrcsim install goes and how to get the Taranis to work with it.
  14. tonym

    eSports F3F

    Try some of the other input options and see if any work. Windows 10? Is there any help in here - https://www.propwashed.com/taranis-fpv-freerider-windows-10/
  15. Sloper

    eSports F3F

    got the taranis set up on computer as game controller but on the control setup on the sim it wont see it when i select joystick any ideas?
  16. satinet

    Avalon Build (but not flight....) Log

    now to programme the travels and the maiden..............
  17. satinet

    Avalon Build (but not flight....) Log

    Final fuse install minus placement of a wooden block to support the pushrod (epoxied to the white part of the outer) Not shown - but there a mag switch in front of the RX. I prefer to have two power leads in to the RX, so things got a bit crowded. There is mag switch, two output leads, the lead/connector for the vario, a charge plug and a balance lead (which as 3 wires). But I managed to get it in okay. I even broke out the ol' glue gun per Mike's instruction. I went with the 18650 size battery - this was a wise choice for space reasons. With 3500mah capacity this is more than adequate. Final weight is around 2360g. There was about 120g of nose weight to get CG to 102mm - in strips of lead flashing around the battery. On rc-network it seems the rear most position for the CG is 107mm so the model is balanced at that and has removable weights in front of the foam block to take it to 102. I could have saved weight but using a lighter wiring loom for sure, but I didn't care about the weight for a slope model. I don't have access to a torch or decent amount of lead so the wing ballast is not done. The model comes with about 600gr of weight for the fuselage. I have got some hollow steel section which I intended to cast lead in to, but actually it would give more ballast than you need. But it's effectively free as I've already bought it and got the lead. Seeing as we are in midst of the end times I even broke out the good ball links for the Vtail (r.i.p Graupner). Obviously i tried to use as short arms as I could on the servo. This is easier with ball links than clevises. As I have spare channels in the rx i might put a simple LED in as the one on the mag switch isn't visible. Flap travel is almost even - about a couple of mm difference which I can easily take out with the end point adjustment. Definitely worth taking the time to jig it. I also installed a tray for the RX to sit on out of G10 board and balsa sheet.
  18. satinet

    Avalon Build (but not flight....) Log

    I installed a VARIO from built from an ardunio and MS5611 sensor. Instructions at rc-thoughts.
  19. Peter

    Hi

    I have done a few rolled ply fuzs in my time and found that the easiest was to soak the sheet of ply in water at least overnight, making sure that the ply is waterproof, of course. You will need to soak it in the bath or the garden pond like I did. After a good long soak it will be easy to bend so then wrap it round a broomstick and told it in place with strong rubber bands or tape until it is thoroughly dry . When you take off the banding it will spring open somewhat but it will hold a reasonable bend. Shape up the balsa top sheet and then glue the ply in the appropriate position. I used to mould the front round a square 4 cell pack of AAs and then taper it back from there. The fuz will, of course, only be straight with no sexy curves like the glass version but they work just fine and are easy to repair! I recall many years ago whilst working for Dick at the Sandown show when a customer came up to ask him 'what is the difference in duration between the glass and the ply fuselage?' Dick thought for a few seconds and replied 'about 3 seconds - but I don't know which way!'
  20. Swappy

    Hi

    Hi Pete I shall definitely remember your kind offer! I’m going to give the bent ply a try as from my youth it kind of had an almost mythical appeal! To me anyway! I’ve just been furloughed so plenty of time to sort out the workshop now! Regards Dave
  21. SilentPilot

    eSports F3F

    I’ll try join in!
  22. SilentPilot

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    Just opened the full page from the quote, I’ll download that to my PC later. Setting up the transmitter might not be easy though. I do have a Phoenix dongle and a RealFlight dummy transmitter but they don’t seem to work on anything other than their own software. I have got a USB to trainer jack dongle too but I’ve never managed to get it working
  23. SilentPilot

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    I’m interested! Do we all need the same sim?
  24. tonym

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    F3F? Excellent! Perhaps you'll be interested in my suggestion for eSports F3F Tony?
  25. SilentPilot

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    Although you state F3x... I have flown F3F
  26. SilentPilot

    F3K and Mozzy 14-day challenges 2020

    I might have a chance now!!!
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