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  1. Here's hoping for a more successful year in 2021. Whether they actually happen or not - these are the dates! Mar 27–28 Champion of Champions, HoH Apr 11 BMFA L1, Bwlch BMFA May 15–16 BMFA Nationals, Bwlch May 30 BMFA L2, Whitesheet BMFA June 5–6 BMFA Nationals (Reserve), Bwlch June 13 BMFA Reserve 1 (Wales/Whitesheet) June 25–27 South of England Open Jul 25 BMFA L3, HoH Aug 8 BMFA L4, Long Mynd Aug 21–22 English Open Sept 17–19 Welsh Open Sept 26 BMFA Reserve 2, (Long Mynd/ Hole of Horcum)
    6 points
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMyq00Zhdww&t=32s
    5 points
  3. Big fun this afternoon - T-Master in 40mph wind on the south cliff at Beer Head, Devon warning - also contains on-board footage - to show the view - its an epic soaring site Phil
    5 points
  4. Here's an example of the way to keep the linkage in the servo horn with a short horn. This is the wing servo mount from a DLG flapperon linkage like the one I posted above. The pad at the top of. the picture retains the pushrod and it's faced with 0.4mm ply. (It would be better to have it slightly taller but it was my first attempt). The pushrod is put through the horn as the servo is dropped in.
    5 points
  5. New Infinity Evo A really beautiful 3.5m F5J yet fly's like a light F3B....Almost immaculate build quality! I had the original Infinity a few years back, this is way better....the new design with input from Dirk Pflug is a delight. Im looking forward to trying out with the supplied 600g ballast! This is the Performance layup. With 1300 3S battery and white paint it comes in at 1730g. Thanks to Neil @ Flightech for his excellent service...
    5 points
  6. This is off thread because it has little to do with buying anything apart from wood and wire. Since I was 10, I’ve wanted to fly a scale model of the Breguet 901 which won the 1954 World Championships. I started to do some building a couple of weeks ago. It will be to a scale of 500/1732, which gives a finished wing span of 5m. The things that attracted me to this particular plane were the elegant shape of the fuselage, which is after one of the NACA airfoils and was the first to have the canopy fully integrated into the shape of the fus; and the prominent Fowler flap hinges on the wi
    5 points
  7. My new Infinity GPS bought from Neil at Flightech. The model flies superbly and thermals very well, but in my opinion the GPS Light class rules need an overhaul to enable flying to be more interesting. The model uses a Tenshock motor, GM prop and Kingmax servos.
    5 points
  8. 2 Explorer Q4's maidened today. 4 metre V tail beauties! Probably 2 of the first in the UK. Really well thought out design, fit and finish with performance to match.
    4 points
  9. Sorry to hear about your Prestige Pete, what happened? I built a Middle Phase with both wings to replace the model I learned to fly RC with. Tissue and dope covered. Next was a PSS F-101 Voodoo followed by the refurb of a Multiplex Cortina. A Multiplex Akro was next, fuselage is in the finishing stage. My Brian Taylor Spitfire has seen a burst of enthusiasm. Next build will probably be a Multiplex Twist. Aileron wing Middle Phase Two channel Middle Phase The original, no longer flyable. F-101 Voodoo PSS Multiple
    4 points
  10. Having more or less written off my Prestige earlier this year in a heart stopping sudden impact event, I was fortunate to be able to cheer myself up with this Plus X.
    4 points
  11. I haven’t bought a new mouldie for years. You have supplied most of of my more recent ones Phil and there is such a thing as customer loyalty to consider!
    4 points
  12. As I tier 3 flier. my view is that if events can be run to support those that are able to attend then they should not be stopped because of my inability to come along. IMO the sport needs to carry on, it needs to maintain a level of engagement and interest.
    3 points
  13. Well, here we are again! This time the situation is far from clear, especially as far as travel between Tiers is concerned. Government Guidelines and BMFA advice is NOT to travel. Horcum is in T2 whilst the many of our flyers are in different T3's to call a comp would be to invite travel against the guidelines. This could possibly bring the Club into disrepute, an therefore the Northern Winter League on the 5th Dec is OFF The good news is that we still have a few more months of the Winter League to go, there is always the possibility that restrictions may be eased. Wi
    3 points
  14. Well, the rules are to be relaxed over Christmas. What about a Woollyback? 27th?
    3 points
  15. I have to apologise for not updating this thread. In case you missed the news, Neil Harrison volunteered to be your new F3K Coordinator and he has been co-opted onto the BARCS committee. He comes up for formal election in December at the Zoom AGM so don't forget to vote for him. I am not going to vanish and I have put myself forward for re-election to the Committee for 2021, with no special responsibilities. Paul R has offered to help Neil out on some aspects and I'm sure Neil would welcome volunteer CDs etc. for next season.
    3 points
  16. The Akro is finished, RTF weight is 1320 g (46.5 oz), wing loading 41 g/dm2 (13.5 oz/sq ft). Hoping to fly it before Christmas. Canopy airbrake fully open
    3 points
  17. I'll play Something big & imposing, but not scale http://www.valentamodel.cz/en/index.php/finesse-max-a221 http://www.valentamodel.cz/en/index.php/chilli-a37 http://www.glider-it.com/index.php/en/our-glider-models/the-glider-model-vettore http://www.aer-o-tec.de/en/index.php/ikura/ maybe an Alpina - but big - 5001 https://flugplatz.tangent-modelltechnik.com/alpina-5001-pro-e Phil.
    3 points
  18. Cheers, the build keeps getting interrupted by glider projects! It's not for the faint hearted, there are no instructions, just a few notes on the plan. Aeromodelling is a series of problems to solve, 'how am I going to build this bit? etc', not many hobbies have that element. I will not clog this thread with power model stuff unless anyone asks but here's a couple more photos for interest. Outboard flaps, litho plate and 1/64" ply laminate skin, dowel torque tube, home made Paxolin hinges and operating arms. The tubes at the inboard ends hold a Bowden cable that driv
    3 points
  19. The tow hook block is fitted but there's no hole drilled for the hook and it's going to stay that way! Germans think nothing of winch launching from ground level, dropping a wing could be fun. The Twist just needs covering and servos fitting, the UK model suppliers seem to be out of stock of micro servos but I found some eventually. 500 grammes with four servos and covering to add.
    3 points
  20. HaHa "Right wing blamed for left wing smear - commentators expect further details later..."
    3 points
  21. From Pavel Zlamal at Baudismodell: “The Pitbull 3 should be available for the next season. Now we are close to finish with the moulds for wings of Pitbull 3. The wings chord (root) of Pitbull 3 is similar like Pitbull 2. So the first prototype "Pitbull 2.5" will be tested with fuselage of Pitbull 2. New fuselage for Pitbull 3 might be finished until the end of this year. We estimate that in February or March the Pitbull 3 should be available for "serial" production. So delivery time in March or April.”
    3 points
  22. Is this person the greatest RC glider designer in the world by any chance?
    3 points
  23. I can still see it, but my grasp of how Facebook works is very slight. In the end I explained to the guy how our discussion on the forum was not well informed, and I thought it would be in his interests to try and fill some of the missing gaps. He said he wasn’t going to for two reasons: firstly, he claimed it would jeopardise trade secrets; secondly, they have already had a similar experience in Germany, where the puzzlement all went away as soon as a few models found their way out of the factory and on to flying fields. Anyway, his responses became a good deal less aggressive as
    3 points
  24. OK chaps. It looks like there will be enough people to make it work. Graeme’s bringing the timing gear, Mark T. the A-frames, and I’ll rustle up some handgel and PPE so we can stay within the guidelines. These specify a limit of 30 for organised outdoor sports. It seems unlikely that more than that will want to come, so I won’t bother setting up a formal entry list. The more the merrier (as long as the numbers stay under 30), so if you are reading this and haven’t tried F3F yet, this is a good place to start. You don’t need a fancy model. My original post suggested 27th December, but it’
    2 points
  25. It seems to be only on ailerons. After convos on here I'm leaning towards a very slight friction somewhere in the pushrod runs - most likely the exit point from the fuse. Starts fine with full power in the battery then problems arise once power drops. I will take the wing off and remove the pushrods before lightly sanding out the exit holes.
    2 points
  26. OK, guys. I think I get the message! Tow release in the tug it is.
    2 points
  27. Much speculation here. Bmfa ads with phone number, just ring and ask. I did, Nyx, Acacia II, Mini Ellipse, M60 are sold. He still had a white Tragi 702 for sale.
    2 points
  28. Absolutely agree. The tug needs a release. Tie it to the wing joiner. Use a grunty servo too.
    2 points
  29. Definitely make a proper tow release for the tug plane too. Phil
    2 points
  30. Honestly not got around to it yet due to various things, though it is at the top of the glider build list now. If I was you I would not modify the existing wings as they are already built. Keep them as is. The design flies well as is. Instead build another set, built up or foam. You can add a more suitable section for 'agressive' flying. I would recomend the RG15, MH32, HQ1.5/9 or SD6060 as options. Flaps not really needed as you can use up aileron or seperate spoilers for approach cpontrol but add them if you want. Not sure if the glass fu is still available but Dick Edmonds di
    2 points
  31. Lockdown exercise this pm - 40mph blast on Beer Head south cliff - fully ballasted T-Masterpiece - ballistic ! couple of video stills (edit will take a while - onboard footage too) Phil.
    2 points
  32. Perfect landing zone too lol
    2 points
  33. I work out each servo horn and control surface horn length and both rakes to suit the installation geometry and travels involved. Here's a top drive flapperon from a DLG. Short servo horn here (5mm) is driven by the need to get the servo horn inside the wing. Note that at mid travel, the horns are both at 90 degrees to the push rod. Flapperon horn came out at 7mm to get desired travel. You can see the necessary rakes in the picture. (As another example, an internal elevator horn set-up calculation may be driven by the elevator horn length needed to center the control run in the fusel
    2 points
  34. ... and it is 4 too many! Only the 901 will do for me. They made 50 905’s in 1958 and sold them all. They all had V-tails. The type was grounded the year after because the tail fell off one of them in flight. I’ve had enough of bits falling off my planes for one year.
    2 points
  35. Stormeflyer, I've just been browsing your flickr site and I have never seen so many incredible models (pics and vids) from one man! Brilliant sir and thanks for sharing Amazing: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormeflyers/with/50501014951/
    2 points
  36. PCM Pino is an interesting 100" - especially the "Lite" version http://www.pcm.at/english/Pino-light/index.htm
    2 points
  37. Tbh mitre mate is fine if you can get it cheap. Usually comes in a set with the spray
    2 points
  38. Getting so close to my new 100" being popped out, or at least the molds are getting ready to have carbon and glass put in them! No cut off tips for me Mark- I'll let the fence posts deal with that in January! Ian
    2 points
  39. Most of us will have the tee shirt for that one, I certainly have. That is the obvious advantage of 2.4Ghz. If it goes in it's your own fault, no excuses. The idea of multiple protocols in one very capable transmitter does appeal if, like me, you have lots of different gear lying about. I've often wondered about trying Opentx, maybe now's the time?
    2 points
  40. I remember being shot down when someone switched on on the same frequency that I was flying on.
    2 points
  41. Gorilla CA is a slow, thick CA with one characteristic that makes it stand out: The tube never clogs! I have never glued servos in with it. I always use laminating epoxy and microballoons.
    2 points
  42. I like my X9D, but I have been considering an X10S but since I am not flying much at the moment, there isn’t much rush to change. I also understand that FrSky are releasing some more new transmitters in the not too distant future. However, I also read that FrSky want to prevent OpenTX installation on their transmitters long term. If this does happen, then I will be staying with what I have, and looking for other OpenTX systems when the current stuff is obsolete. Radiomaster looks like a good candidate at the moment.
    2 points
  43. Well you wanna try landing to a 20cm target without being able to go over by any time. Very very difficult. Of course you can damage the model landing but they are designed with it in mind. Having flown quite a lot of f3b I can tell you models get damaged more when you've got ballast in than spot Landings for duration flying. You'll see plenty of models get damaged in f3f Landings and landing isn't even part of it. The model is under most stress during the launch phase. Don't think winches did save f3j.
    2 points
  44. With my Radiomaster TX16S and an Frsky X8R receiver I tested the range with the transmitter in range check mode. I was surprised to get 130 paces away from the receiver with the RSSI dropping to 40 and still had full control. I only ever got 60 paces with my Taranis in range check mode. The guy who has reverse engineered all of these protocols has already copied all of the Frsky protocols including V8, D8, D16 EULBT, D16 FCC and rumour has it he may be working on the Access protocol. Radiomaster are already producing their own receivers at a fraction of the cost of Frsky r
    2 points
  45. Last time I did a lot of painting, I converted my workshop into a sort of spray booth with plastic sheet hanging around and above the workspace. This arrangement was fine for painting, but since it took up almost all the workshop, I couldn’t get on with anything else. Since taking this down, I’ve been doing what small painting jobs I’ve had to do using a Workmate in the garden. Flies and dust tend to get on the work, so it Is OK for fast drying paints like car spray cans, but isn’t really practical for epoxy paints that take hours to go off. Then, a couple of weeks ago I saw a tent specially
    2 points
  46. I am always cautious about posting about a supplier or any 3rd party on a forum. Having been the victim of posts that are very biased through vested interests. A right of reply is very difficult. It does seem that openness about the models from a retailer/designer would stop much of the speculation here. The vast majority of advice and posts are done from a constructive place and trying to help. Possibly the most honest answer is that very few of us know anything about these models, therefore they come with a big risk, both in terms of build quality but also the value fo
    2 points
  47. Finally the Silentius (Pilatus B4-PC11) went for its test flight!
    2 points
  48. I have just had this thread pointed out to me and thought you may be interested in an Arduino based “Deflection Indicator” that I recently made as a “lock down” project. It has proved ideal for setting surfaces on my F5J gliders, partially balancing the Flaps and V-Tails. It simultaneously measures the movement of a left and right surface, either in degrees or vertical deflection, for +/- 90Deg. At a component cost of little more than the commercial mechanical gadgets based on cloths pegs and protractors this project is well within the capabilities of anyone that has a little computer k
    2 points
  49. Hi Martin I bought a Circle Dancer 3000 over a year ago and have hardly used it because it is so FRAGILE I know this effect is produced principally by/for reducing the overall weight but, to me, all theseF3RES are similar The use of Liteply and recommendations to use ultra-light coverings etc , to me, all point to weight saving being confused with initial cost saving I believe there is a direct correlation between the kits weight and its cost and I, personally don't like this I have now sold my 2M fres and haven't missed it at all Just a thought, it may not worry
    1 point
  50. Gijon north coast of Spain beaches and slopes overlooking the Bay of Biscay.
    1 point


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