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by Frank Skilbeck
January 23rd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Air Retracts - Pipe routing
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Air Retracts - Pipe routing

Helping a friend who is fitting a set of air retracts into a 113" span Vailly Aviation FW 190, one of the connections for the air lines is on top of the actuating cylinder and when fitted there is only around a 5mm gap between this connection and the wing sheeting (see photo), Note the cylinder...
by Frank Skilbeck
December 10th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9247

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I don't think so, the aim of the EASA regulations was always to develop a framework for where drones could be used in this way. But it will probably require drones with enhanced technology to be visible to manned aircraft and be able to avoid other aircraft etc.
by Frank Skilbeck
December 9th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: YouTube and COPPA
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: YouTube and COPPA

Hadn't heard of it, but from what I read it only applies if the content is specifically aimed at children see article here https://vidiq.com/blog/post/coppa-kids-content-youtube/ I can't think that you specifying that the content is not made for kids is going to land you in trouble.
by Frank Skilbeck
November 29th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9247

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I'm really confused now, so we will register as an operator with either the LMA, BMFA etc but we don't need any pilot competency to do this, but we do for a flyer ID, is that correct? If I register through the LMA will I get Operator and Flyer IDs from the CAA? or just an Operator ID? and then if Mr...
by Frank Skilbeck
November 21st, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: So who flies with Gladys?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

So who flies with Gladys?

Just done the online CAA registration proficiency test, just common sense.

Who selected the flier names in the questions? :lol:
by Frank Skilbeck
October 27th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Reciever switches

A question. If the multiplex safety switch continues to supply battery power to the rx if the mechanical switch fails, how does it sense the difference between being switched off, and switch failure? Cheers Steve Steve, I'm no expert but as I understand it the mechanical switch acts on a FET, so th...
by Frank Skilbeck
October 26th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Re: Reciever switches

Peter Siggins wrote:The electronic and magnetic switches are relatively new and very expensive comparatively -still prefer to stick with what has served me well ,perhaps I’m of the dinosaur breed.

Pete


Relatively new, the Multiplex electronic safety switches have been around since 2010.
by Frank Skilbeck
June 8th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: MPX Profi alert
Replies: 0
Views: 636

MPX Profi alert

Just in case anybody has not seen the recent alert from MPX
by Frank Skilbeck
January 29th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion

Very nice, looking forward to seeing the finish article.
by Frank Skilbeck
July 24th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Permission For Model Fying Over 400ft
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: CAA Permission For Model Fying Over 400ft

Well done to all involved.
by Frank Skilbeck
June 27th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Engine standoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Engine standoffs

Dave, Thanks model is a Seagull Maxilift with a Pitts style silencer so making an engine mounting box (to go round the rear carb too) isn't that straight forward. At the moment it has the standard 60mm standoffs with the bulkhead "packed" out with additional Ply plates so the exhaust clear...
by Frank Skilbeck
June 25th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Engine standoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Engine standoffs

Looking for some 75mm standoffs for a DLA 32cc, any recommendations where I can buy some.
by Frank Skilbeck
March 28th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: DLA 32cc Pitts Silencer
Replies: 0
Views: 785

DLA 32cc Pitts Silencer

Looking for a Pitts style exhaust for my DLA 32cc, any recommendations (and any to avoid!), thanks
by Frank Skilbeck
March 15th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Spitfire flaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Spitfire flaps

Nothing like the models above, but if your transmitter allows it then put the elevator compensation on an adjuster so you can adjust the amount of elevator mix 3 mistakes high!
by Frank Skilbeck
January 19th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop bolting orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Prop bolting orientation

Paul, thanks for that, so it's basically position the prop for hand starting, much appreciated.
by Frank Skilbeck
January 19th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop bolting orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Prop bolting orientation

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, just using my first multi-bolt prop (4 bolt on a DLA 32) with a wooden prop, is there a preferred bolt layout, should the holes be at 45 deg to the prop blades or 0/90 degrees. I looked on line and could find pictures of both, so thought I would ask.
by Frank Skilbeck
January 1st, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Grab a Bargin
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Grab a Bargin

are the 7 off Savox servos still available?

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