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  2. Woodstock

    Hot glue gun advice

    I still think servo trays fail the primary test of a secure fastening to the wing structure, in that they are affixed to one skin only. That makes the latent Engineer in me go all OCD ...
  3. SoggyBoots

    This year's "Not Lundy" "Kerry Glide-in", Ireland

    If you can't make it I'll have to crash a glider in your honour.
  4. Sorry Chris, can't make it this year. Expensive holiday to Canada coming up. Sandwiches are safe then.
  5. Mark Evans

    Taranis X9 Lite

    So, out of curiosity and the fact it was only £66 from T9, I picked up a X9 Lite. It's actually quite nice. I like the smaller size over the normal X9D+ and I think it might be a good choice for those whole don't like the shape of the QX7 in the hand. Sticks feel like the X9D+, momentary switch top right as usual, although it's kinda in the position of switch G on the X9D+ so a little further forward, feels a bit strange but you could get used to it. Empty space where H would be so I think I'm gonna drill a hole and fit a push button there. 4 screws and back is off, only the battery lead is connecting it to the front casing. Haven't got any batteries for it yet so not played around with it, but I think for dlg use, if you don't like the QX7 or the Xlite but still want something smaller and lighter than a X9D+, I think it's good alternative and you can't grumble about the price either. I'll bring it on Sunday if anyone wanted to have a look at one. Although I still won't have any batteries for it.
  6. oipigface

    Hot glue gun advice

    Well, yes, I can’t think of any good reason why a printed version shouldn’t be possible. I’ve never used grommets in gliders. I believe that their main purpose is to absorb vibration from a motor. Pete’s point about landing stresses is a good one, but it’s one of those trade-offs that can probably never be fully resolved. The F3F model for which this frame is intended needs to have really slop-free surfaces to perform at its best, and this means that a gear will be stripped from time to time. I agree that it may be worth using a glue that is able to handle normal flight loads, but gives way in a heavy landing, but what glue that is, I don’t know.
  7. Graham Woods

    Dear Diary

  8. pete beadle

    Hot glue gun advice

    Hi Slap I think the most important thing to remember as regards servo fixing is the trade-off between providing a slop-free linkage and having ready access for removal and replacement of the servos involved All too often I see servo installations that are both literally sloppy and without any means of removal that doesn't involve damage to the servo case or to the structure to which the servo is attached It seems to me that "modern" servo instals are, in the main, a recipe for disaster when the model is flown by a relative beginner......I once saw a model that had been landed heavily, that had managed to shake loose ALL of its wing servos, simply because there was nowhere for the energy produced on landing to go except through the linkages and ultimately through the servo's attachment system, that basically saved the servos from damage, but, in doing so, stopped any chance of flying again that day! For me, servo frames are the best trade-off when/as they provide both a solid mounting as well as the facility for easy removal.....trouble is, all too often, this facility isn't recognised in advance, and repair/replacement becomes a very big job that a bit of forethought would, hopefully, have prevented Regards Pete BARCS1702
  9. jetpipe

    KAPPA 20

    That's near enough.
  10. satinet

    Electric RES plans

    Try outerzone. E.g https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=10433 There is a 3.8m f5j on there called the corvus.
  11. Slap

    Hot glue gun advice

    Thank you all for the advice and suggestions. Much food for thought. I like the tape/heatshrink idea! Great stuff doing all that with a router OPF! Well done. Will you use rubber grommets between the servo/tray screw fixings for shock/impacts or do you think it is unnecessary? These servo trays would lend them selves well to a laser printer. https://www.t9hobbysport.com/rc-gear/servo-frames-and-bearings Tbh, glueing servos into a wing of a flying machine seems like a quick fix when compared to a dedicated servo tray. But in saying that, perhaps like Pete said, the right glue for the right job and perhaps it is best that servo has a chance to break away on a heavy impact/crash rather than destroy a more secured/fixed setup? Thinking out aloud. Cheers
  12. Yesterday
  13. Phil.Taylor

    Dear Diary

    Video from yesterday evening now up on the slope videos thread - link below:
  14. Phil.Taylor

    Slope and DS videos

    New slope for me yesterday evening - Cherhill White Horse - near Calne, Wilts - and heres the video. Lovely spot in the evening sunshine - very light winds made for relaxing soaring. Video has some aerial views of the White Horse too. Music is Andy Timmons - "On Your Way Sweet Soul" Comments welcomed! Phil.
  15. wookman

    Electric RES plans

    Could get really radical and build it to the drawing!
  16. wookman

    Electric RES plans

    Maybe, and a bit more tail volume and there you have it, KiloWatts up.
  17. Matt c

    Hello

    Iain, I found a decent bit of cliff near Weybourne. It's mot a brick lifter, and it flies differently to the inland slopes I grew up flying on, but it works and keeps my thumbs busy. Pete, To me too, I was spoiled I admit by flying off a rather large lump of the Derbyshire Peak District when I was younger and sort of turned my nose up a bit at any slope site less than 100ft high, but I'm pleasantly surprised, although it feels a bit like flying in treacle this close to sea level! Matt
  18. robtc3uk

    SUPRA f5j Fuselage WANTED - SORTED

    hi pm sent thanks
  19. Bbdave

    Electric RES plans

    Looks good would I need to extend the fuselage if the span increases? Dave
  20. Thanks for info/instructions cRC! First thing is defo delete that welcome sound....I can't take it anymore I tell you!...
  21. wookman

    Electric RES plans

    Watts up? www.sarikhobbies.com/product/watts-up/ Space the ribs out an extra ten mil and there you are at 3m! Proven design, flies great. Watts not to like?
  22. Bbdave

    Electric RES plans

    I am trying to find some plans ideally around the 3m range for a n electric RES but struggling to find one any ideas? I've seen the bubble dancer plan and builds but the spar layout is beyond me. Dave
  23. LEO THOMPSON

    SUPRA f5j Fuselage WANTED - SORTED

    Hi, thank you. That’s great. It’s the same as my boom on the “expert” so I can use my current fin (that slips on and off with carbon rings) So I can use all my parts apart from the stabiliser.. still worth it so we have a deal. thanks for taking the time to answer questions etc. please PM me with your details and I can pay etc and get it on the way.. Leo
  24. Stormeflyer

    Stormeflyer

  25. robtc3uk

    SUPRA f5j Fuselage WANTED - SORTED

    Hi it is 16mm at the very end and 18mm by the elevator mount . Regards Rob
  26. LEO THOMPSON

    SUPRA f5j Fuselage WANTED - SORTED

    Great. Last question before I commit, what is the diameter of the boom at the tail end... Leo
  27. Stormeflyer

    Wanted Viking E Fuselage

    Might be a long shot but has anyone got a VV Viking E fuselage damage free gathering dust? Fingers crossed!
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