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  2. One of my receiver antennas pop out. I re-clipped it back on and noticed there is some type of blue glue that used to keep it secure. Should I/what type of glue should I use to secure the antenna? I am also a little weary of this receiver as it seems rather flimsy with it's carboard case. Worth investing in something sturdier/perhaps 6 channel receiver? I would be gutted to lose a plane due to RC failure/want to eliminate any weak links as I progress into more expensive/larger gliders. Thanks in advance chaps. Pic from net:
  3. Hi Chris well I’m on the boat so will arrive some time today got all the lady’s with me so it looks more me as a taxi, but hope to meet up at some point jP
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  5. pete beadle

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    Hi mhodgson Thank you for your prompt reply My suggestion would be to go with the KISS principle and fit ailerons with one servo per wing, and use the straight dihedral wing panels, as they'd be the simplest to convert to ailerons......then use the ailerons as spoilerons as you suggest Fitting the ballast tubes would be a good idea too, the strength they impart is out of all proportion to their weight, and you could place them at 35 - 40% of the root chord so they don't move the CG position when used. it's also quite easy to file the outer ends of the tubes in a serrated pattern and use the tubes as a cutter...... I wouldn't glass the wings either, two or three coats of hard (outdoor) varnish would be plenty to harden up the wing skins Then you'd have a strong, light plane that would roll axially and which should cope with most aerobatics and wind speeds Good luck with the build Regards Pete BARCS1702
  6. EssexBOF

    Electric RES plans

    I did make a 3.1 metre version of the Watts Up, by increasing the span of the outer tip panels flew quite well. Can supply the wing rib profiles for the larger tip panels.
  7. mhodgson

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    Thanks for the reply. I think it is mk1. The wing panels are in one piece but the plan shows three different options for dihedral. Straight, poly (equal split panels) or tip (with flat inners). It also shows aileron option. Balast tubes are in kit. Thought of using flaps mainly because I am terrible at fitting airbrakes cleanly and getting them to work properly, flaps are just easier to do. May go with just ailerons and use them as spoilerons- that worked well on another soarer I had.
  8. Hi MikeDLG Many thanks for your prompt reply I'm surprised, I've been Comp Sec of the ISA and on several of our committees, but have never seen this trophy before or even known of its existence! Do you have any details of its history please? By all means PM me so your PM doesn't interfere with this string, but I'd really appreciate anything you can tell me about it Thanks and regards Pete BARCS1702
  9. pete beadle

    Hi from Jonzjob.

    Hi Johnzjob Welcome to the BARCS forum We'll help all we can when you start to post questions so, fire away! Regards Pete BARCS1702
  10. pete beadle

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    Hi mhodgson Is the kit for a mark one or a mark two? The mark one had a dihedral point at roughly half the span of each wing, the mark two had lots of tip dihedral Dick Edmonds (EMP) never produced an Algebra with a four servo wing (flaps and ailerons) , the Algebra was always noted for its simplicity Congratulations for getting this kit for £25.00 though - I'm envious......... Over the years I've had about a dozen Algebras with foam wings and glass fuselages but I haven't fitted flaps to any of them - I've only glassed one set of wings and noticed absolutely no improvement whatsoever, in fact, because the glassed wings were a lot heavier I'd say the soaring performance wasn't as good as any of the others By all means fit ailerons, with a servo in each wing, but I'm intrigued as to why you'd want to fit flaps........airbrakes, either Graupner or Multiplex type, by all means, but flaps? I'm assuming you're not going to use the Algebra in competition why do you think you would you need flaps? I'm genuinely puzzled...... Also, you haven't mentioned ballast tubes yet......Dick used to fit 1/2" OD Dural tubes as ballast tubes which really stiffened and strengthened the wings.....my Algebra 2M has them, and they are really effective, but my 2.5 mark two doesn't, IMO it doesn't need them....... Good luck with the build .....pics of my 2.5 mark two Algebra (left) and my 3M - both R/E as you can see.........simples! Regards Pete BARCS1702
  11. Hi all Am I hallucinating in thinking I'm seeing the words "Ivinghoe Soaring Association" on this trophy???? Can anyone confirm or deny please? Regards Pete BARCS1702
  12. Neil Harrison

    Learning the hard way

    awesome job Vin
  13. Are you sure that's cobwebs
  14. mhodgson

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    Decided to visit the Free Flights Nationals and it has been quite enlightening particularly watching the glider flyers and their ciecke towing. Not much in terms of buying and selling but I did manage to get, of all things) a complete kit for an Algebra 2.5m, glass fus, for a staggering £25!!! At moment plan will be to build it as an aileron/flap calm weather slope model and to keep generally to the plan/kit (other than glassing the wings), unless anyone has any other suggestions.
  15. I thought the cobwebs were intentional??
  16. Here's the whole "thing". It's not to be returned in the state shown here!
  17. Well what a bunch of wimps. I will be there.
  18. Here's the start list. I have matrixed for three groups to avoid one group of six and one of 7. This gives us an simpler task of getting helpers organised. Please be available to time if you are not flying. Radioglide 2019-Start-List.pdf
  19. For those that don't know, "the hand" is the trophy for the F3K event at Radioglide. Perhaps MikeHLG could post a picture of it in an appropriate setting?
  20. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t risk winning ‘the hand’ again
  21. I have to say that forecast hasn't improved at all during the day, which is a shame. Sorry Mike I'm going to give this a miss as well. Hope for better weather for the next one.
  22. I plan to run the contest at Buckminster tomorrow. It will be breezy and there will be rain showers but I think we can get four rounds in. I have had one cancellation earlier this afternoon and... hang-on... another one now... make that two while I was typing this. Stop press..... Okay, now four total cancellations.
  23. I apologise too. I'm out as well.
  24. I already message Mike F earlier, sorry boys, I'd be way over my head in that even if it did go ahead.
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