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  1. Today’s Economist carries a letter from me. It’s not quite the letter I wrote, but space is limited, I suppose!
    10 points
  2. took a while but new Prodij HM finished , if this one flies the same as my older one i’ll be well happy
    9 points
  3. What fun Vertical climb. Didn't have low voltage cut off, so kept the motor run to 65 seconds. That was still an 8 minute flight with a lot of silliness. Charging the pack afterward put 756mAh in, so next time I'll have three times the fun! Tenshock 1530 8T Reisenauer 5:1 gearbox King Max CLS0911W (flaps) King Max CLS0612W (ailerons) MKS HV6100 (V tail) 17 x 8 prop 3s 2200 mAh Supplied by www.flightech.co.uk
    7 points
  4. New model ! Ecirtech Stellar F5J - all wood built up kit - I bought it ready built in December - from an ad on BMFA - was the original owners build project in the last lockdown. He said it went together well - certainly looks well built. Hoping to get it in the air in springtime - lots of covering to do - transparent of course to show off those lovely wingtips. Link to website: https://www.ecirtech.fr/stellar-f5j/ Phil.
    7 points
  5. Today at 1.45pm Pete Beadles family and a few close friends will be saying their final goodbyes to Pete. Pete's sister Brenda sent me the order of service. Hopefully for those who want to take a moment at 1.45pm today the order of service will bring back fond memories of one life's characters. Rest in peace Pete. Order of Service page 2.docx
    6 points
  6. Electric success ! The rain & wind finally stopped this afternoon - time for some exercise - 10 minute walk to the local country common & maiden flight for my "bitsa" electric project - Xpro wings, Shadow electric fus (thanks Ian!), Crossfire tails. Flies great ! - pretty steep climb rate from an MVVS 4.6/840 motor on 3S & 14X8 prop - steep enough landing approach with CROW to get it back into a tight-space clearing on the common - a not-waterlogged bit - mission accomplished! Roll on springtime, and summer - sunshine & thermal soaring Phil.
    5 points
  7. I was really hoping t have this one ready during lock down, but all good things come to those who wait (I hope). March build and maiden, I have the King Max servos ready and waiting
    5 points
  8. A big positive New Years ...look at our September visit to Lundy!!! I was considering our options due to the current situation however....... The Landmark Trust have issued the following statement, so I think we can all sit tight and potentially look forward to our event in September. I am aware we have a few visitors from outside the UK .. but we have 6 months . so a lot of time for things to change..... and I am hoping that we will all have been given 'vaccinations' and looking forward to social events This is the last post from The Landmark Trust . which I hope you will
    5 points
  9. Three of these need first flights and one has only had one very encouraging outing. The camper van is waiting to be fired up. All we need now is to be allowed out to play. And to hope that the great British publics new found love of the outdoors will disaappear once the pubs reopen! Anyone else got a queue of toys waiting or have I just got a bit carried away?! Kevin
    4 points
  10. Mark, may I be so impertinent to ask you whom is the Dark Lord? The other half?
    4 points
  11. My latest effort. 2.5m of aerobatic model based on a Sonic fuselage from Airtech. Also building a pair of Phase 6 Pros for me and the Dark Lord. Mark
    4 points
  12. Cracking reception with that head gear / aerial..
    4 points
  13. That reminds me. New models. All that pent up F3Frustration... raring to go... here's what you've been missing. Favonius
    4 points
  14. Chaps thank you so much for all the response on here I’ve been a bit quiet but thoroughly enjoyed reading your ideas. You’ll be pleased to hear my build virginity has been taken and I just finished building a fresh Res glider over the Christmas period. It took me ages but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. And also learnt a ton of new skills! Maiden in my local park two weekends ago in -2° Went well can’t wait for Warner weather.....
    4 points
  15. Today was a great day, blue sky and sun. A dark cloud has been lifted by the exorcism of Windows from my systems. Never again - ever Now to buy a gadget from esoaringgadgets.co.uk to alter my Altis when required.
    4 points
  16. Some time ago now, I bought a diamond grit block , from Aldi. This was a 4 sides block of different grit sizes 600, 400, 300 & 200. Use it for sharpening up tools, but have found it very useful for re doing the tips on scalpel blades where they lose their edge, particularly on stainless steel type Swan Morton. A few strokes on the 600 side and they cut as before. Useful when cutting film etc. BARCS 230
    3 points
  17. It's a Quabeck aerobatic section. 9% thick with 1% camber, Used it on the 2m version and it works extremely well. This time the plane has full length flaps and ailerons so should have an even wider operating window. Added bonus of Crow braking. Mark
    3 points
  18. If you don't know I'm not sure I can tell you.
    3 points
  19. I am indeed a lucky chap. A Freestyler 3 (on the camping chair), Freestyler 4(Christmas present next to the tree) and a Caldera (red). Exciting times, now if Nicola will just let us out to play
    3 points
  20. I’ve been testing one of my new toys this morning: Made one usable half-tailplane core .... and, yes, I’ve got an all new Pitbull 2 to maiden and the ‘green’ Pitbull 2 to remaiden. (It’s a Trigger’s broom now, with very little green left on it. Wings are neon orange with green sine waves. Fus is white.)
    3 points
  21. I can highly recommend the Bannsperber from ecirtech France. Extremely well thought out and designed kit, super high quality materials, very helpful seller/designer. I have built the fuse and tailplane so far and been thoroughly enjoyable. https://www.ecirtech.fr/bannsperber/
    3 points
  22. Yes, I was on that trip to Beauvais many years ago for a day's power flying in Northern France and which had been organised by the Canterbury Pilgrims club. In the photograph, I am the young guy with glasses and hair, none of that these days, standing between (10) and (12), Gordon Falcon. Note how we used to go flying in those days, collar and tie and sports jacket! Gordon was a Hurricane pilot in the Second World War and I recall that he wasn't at all happy being in an aircraft being flown by someone else. Even though he and I sat at the front, right by the cockpit door which was o
    3 points
  23. If you are interested to find out more about F5B this may interest you: https://itat.bmfa.uk/an-introduction-to-f5b-gliding Greg
    3 points
  24. Hey Greg and all, many thanks for putting on a truly awesome presentation on GPS Triangle Racing this evening..... At just under 300 attendees this was extremely well supported and received. Certainly got me and a lot of people thinking... Thank you once again, great job!
    3 points
  25. For those that missed it https://youtu.be/MAghdzSiJfU
    3 points
  26. At this time of angst in the Coronavirus Pandemic, many of us are feeling bored and without many opportunities to fly our models, and that means more time on our hands. So here is a chance to catch up Uncle Sydney’ Gossip Columns, running over the years from 1998 through to 2019. Before starting let me thank Jojo Grini who has maintained a web diary of all my reports in Norway and sent it round the world. Thanks also the Austin Guerrier who helped me to reach websites in UK and USA and other continents. And other F3J pilots told me that they enjoyed my Gossips. To read, type the foll
    3 points
  27. Stéphane Combet, Svolazzo designer, makes some super videos of his latest model flying down in the Pyrenees with a Sirocco wind. Enjoy this...
    2 points
  28. Found a happy reminder of Joyce and Jim today. Happy days when electric launched gliders were new and viewed by some as a black art. Even then I was always second or third, I wish I could get that high a finishing place now
    2 points
  29. Finally made a start on covering the Stellar - transparent Oracover - fus & tails done - wings to do - its big - theres lots of it ! Phil.
    2 points
  30. You may recall that the other members of the Swillers were in charge of naming my models. Karl was particularly talented in this area. My current 2m aerobatic model is known as the Sonic so in a moment of inspiration this one has been named the Big Sonic. Must try harder.
    2 points
  31. Funny you should say that John! Im just putting the finishing touches to a svolazzo, that I have built over this lockdown. It has been an interesting journey, to say the least! I read Graham Woods review of the kit, and I was still daft enough to buy one!! But once the kit goes together, with a lot of fettling, you forget all that, and realise what a lovely model, you have at the end of it. I’m glad I didn’t put the lump hammer through it, although I was tempted at times.
    2 points
  32. As I said Oipigface “I am working on that.” So here is some I did, after your encouragement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hReEIZrKg0E So, here you are, a very pleasant 14mins.
    2 points
  33. Seek and ye shall find Mine’s ready to go now. It nearly ripped my arm off when I spun it up. I’ve set up a range of planes lately and I must admit the King Max servos are impressive, and the lack of buzz is most welcome! Needed a bit of tail weight as I went for 18650s as I’m better at keeping it up than you Weekend is looking good. Squeaky bum time! K
    2 points
  34. Not so sure about that. Part of the value to a competitive pilot of a plane is not so much embodied in the plane itself as in the programming by which the plane is tailored to that specific pilot’s skills and habits. This customisation can be a considerable investment of time and effort which can take just as long to achieve with a new model, and is lost when a model is sold.
    2 points
  35. All good, thanks John. My mate makes 1/4 scale ww1 machines (amongst other aircraft) and cutting out ribs for those - biplanes, remember - must have been a pain so he now has a 900x800 bed cutter in his garage to ease up the workload. If you have seen the Dawn Patrol guys at shows then he is part of that. I quite fancy a K40 type CO2 laser cutter. Less than 400 of Her Majesty's pounds and there is a load of information on upgrades on youtube etc. Perhaps the OP might want to buy one himself to cut his own designs?
    2 points
  36. Good question, easy answer La Muela, Alarilla, Spain. https://goo.gl/maps/Z2mdsV9iA6DUEKsx7
    2 points
  37. The plan is in place! . Time to Test new Toys. All coming this way soon.
    2 points
  38. I found them so powerful I had to make sure the linkages and hinges were nice and free as the torque would easily overcome any shortfall, which would be fine but is lazy and would I’d imagine draw more current. I can imagine it being all too tempting to just bung the servos in and let them resolve any building issues. One of the big pluses for me is the lack of buzz. It started off as very little and after a couple of minutes of running as all the installation settles in there is now nothing. When I turn on another model the buzzing now drives me mad!
    2 points
  39. I must have used pretty much every brand of high end F3x type servo out there ever since they became a thing. I recently overcame the natural price snob in me and tried these from https://www.flightech.co.uk/kingmax-servos/ Time will tell but you’ll see from the video that out of the box they are perfect. Fast, accurate, lots of torque, zero slop and perfect centring. If they stay this way they’d be cheap at twice the price. Would be interested to hear from anyone who has put a lot of hours on them. Thanks Kevin
    2 points
  40. Tenshock motor fitted and 2400 3 cell lipo that fits through the canopy opening. I have, since the photo was taken revisited the wiring and shortened all to ease the congestion. 15gms of nose weight will give me a 97cg and the flight battery sitting nicely back in a secure location. Without the nose weight it will still be a safe cg, and of course battery could slide forward slightly. Not flown yet, still waiting on the correct blades for the prop, and some suitable weather, but glad that I have managed to fit everything in and found a solution that works for anyone
    2 points
  41. I have the 06 and 09’s in my Prestige and NaN Q 4m. These are very good servos for the price. I will use nothing else for wing servos. Fuselage servos are a different matter as the designers make the fuz so small and design for a specific servo so we have no choice in the matter.
    2 points
  42. I've been using these on all my Harrier models, including the first Prototype wings that got in the air in May last year and have had a large number of hours since then. I've used them with the Flight tech servo frames with bearings and a very simple 5 cell pack. All the servos are still fast, accurate and centring well with no slop. I have a set ready for the new model already! Ian
    2 points
  43. Got my new OP ID yesterday and printed 30 copies onto a sheet of ink jet compatible clear self adhesive vinyl. Sprayed it with a clear lacquer for protection today. Tomorrow I will start replacing the existing OP ID labels on my models. Does any of it make any sense? Not really! Is it a problem for me? No - just a minor irritation! Dick
    2 points
  44. Looks for certain I have broken that ESC. I have made up a new set of connections and connected my other Dys Aria 70A, I made an interface but did not "Flash BLHeli" because it came up with a warning saying the version on the ESC was the same one (I think). Think I did that with the 1st ESC I ran the calibration and then read the ESC parameters, adjusted the ones recommended and wrote the setup to the ESC. Then disconnected everything. Then connected to the receiver etc got a nice set of beeps when I connected the lipo to the ESC and when I lifted the throttle stick the motor
    2 points
  45. Many thanks Austin. I have no idea how many children visit the BARCS website. I do know that when birthdays show not many are under 40 years. So not many kids signing up for accounts, mores the pity. Swearing is a sign of an extended vocabulary - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/think-swearing-isn-t-big-or-clever-think-again-a7558716.html Thanks also for impugning my tech skills. Windows is my issue, without Windows I have no issues. This laptop, with the Windows SSD installed, ran my 'unlocked' friendly comps. last year. No other software had been installed, hell, it
    2 points
  46. Once the world has returned to being a more 'endurance cycling' friendly place, I will do a charity bicycle ride - asking you to make donations for the Stroke Association UK - in Pete Beadle's name. This will be 150 miles, a very demanding distance for me, to echo the challenges Pete faced every day following his stroke. Please just PM me if you would like to support this. Thank you. Jef
    2 points
  47. Age. Voltage rises quickly, less and less mAh....
    2 points
  48. Nice to see F3RES and Martyn in the BMFA magazine.
    2 points
  49. My new model finished this week just before Christmas 2020: A bit of history first: Hello to the few of you out there who still remember me from the earliest days, from the first year of BARCS’s Thermal Soaring Group in fact! I have long since given up Competitive T/S but was tempted get back into it & to take up this new fangled Electric Launch discipline. This also was some time ago and in fact the first competitive year of electric launch T/S so I purchased an Ava from Hyperflight intending to compete in the second competitive season. However after I had attempt
    2 points


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