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by Timothy Huff
November 10th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: FPV Interference on 2.4Ghz
Replies: 48
Views: 26780

Re: FPV Interference on 2.4Ghz

Given the difficulties if establishing the situation, post event, would it not be worthwhile to routinely monitor and record the radio environment at these larger events so that flying can be stopped if there's evidence of unwise, inappropriate, illegal or malicious signals, and that having been est...
by Timothy Huff
November 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Many thanks Kevin. I usually write to the curators and visit according to their schedules on a "quiet" day. To date they've all been incredibly helpful, especially at Brooklands and Cosford's restoration hangar. Once I've discovered who has what turrets, from the curators I can set about o...
by Timothy Huff
November 6th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Hi Timothy, It was great seeing your amazing work at Gaydon a few weeks ago,, I mentioned you should go up to Elvington they have a display of turrets in the Air Gunners Display room,, one of a kind display. https://mechtraveller.com/2016/12/review-yorkshire-air-museum/ turrets-768x433.jpg Cheers G...
by Timothy Huff
November 5th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Many thanks, that's an interesting one and something of a rarity. Do you know of others there, or is it just that?
by Timothy Huff
November 5th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Museums with dismounted turrets?

If you've been to any air-museum in the UK, and have spotted dismounted gun-turrets (ie not on an aircraft) I'd be hugely grateful if you let me know the name of the museum, and if known, the type of the turret. I'm thinking about revising my FN5 model design to be optimised for building in any scal...
by Timothy Huff
October 31st, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Many thanks Stewart. My photo's are not the best. For reasons I do not understand when I photograph them in the workshop, they tend to come out unduly yellow without a flash. Just as we were packing-up, Alex (or Alec?) Whiticker <sp?> the RCME photographer found us, and took a load of pictures with ...
by Timothy Huff
October 28th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Many thanks Ian, it was enormous fun, we were kept so busy that by the end I think we'd really only managed to look around two other exhibits, your (?) beautiful Roland and Dave Oakley's menacing looking Fw190, (and his really excellently made bespoke parts) on the table next to ours. Did you notice...
by Timothy Huff
October 9th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

As a flying instructor, years ago, I had a Singaporean student who would constantly bring his bloody 'phone with him on flights, and as these interrogate by line of sight - usually 2-3 towers, of course it went nuts when at altitude and could now choose from umpteen towers it could now "see&quo...
by Timothy Huff
October 6th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 222
Views: 35293

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Hi Alex, I was wondering if you'd come across and any reference as regards the very vivid and unusual paint scheme? Although it's similar to, it doesn't follow the rules of "dazzle camouflage", so I can only surmise it was something to do with post-flight analysis of cine-film footage perh...
by Timothy Huff
October 3rd, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

and a few more stills, now that the remainder of the hydraulic pipes have been glued on, and the Bowden-cables ditto. That about completes the front turret apart from the "tub". Tomorrow I'll be doing the same for the rear-turret, then refitting all the temporarily removed pneumatic lines....
by Timothy Huff
October 3rd, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Hi all, No new films as such this week, other than one of the mixed 3d printed plastic and brass tube "hydraulic" pipes. However I am attaching a number of stills of the superbly printed rear-turret "tub" which Helimadken did, for which I'm extremely grateful for, as without his ...
by Timothy Huff
September 21st, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 222
Views: 35293

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Alex, I'm really looking forward to seeing a diagram of illustration of the elevon servo setup. Does this bring the elevon c of g forward of the hinge-line (if I understand you correctly), and if so, does this have an impact on pitch-trim. I can't see any evidence of provision of a trim-tab, so I im...
by Timothy Huff
September 18th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Vickers Wellesley 1/5.4th scale
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: Vickers Wellesley 1/5.4th scale

[quote="RogerKnights"]…. Of course, the original Wellesley had no ribs as such as the geodetic panels haled the shape without any. Bit ambitious for me that, so in went 23 ribs per wing..... Interesting, and a little surprising. I'm not familiar with the Wellesley, so much as the Wellingto...
by Timothy Huff
September 13th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 6216

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I think the simple reality is that there's so much other, more pressing, legislation backed-up in Parliament these days, that quite a few bills will be greatly trimmed or done away with altogether until things get back to normal in the coming months. In the face of considerable opposition and lack o...
by Timothy Huff
September 12th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Hehe, it did rather, not least because I've never understood how to create animations in Autodesk, so the only way to check for collisions was to plot the positions of all the moving components every 5 degrees of rotation of the axle, colour-coding each set of parts with the same axle rotation, and ...
by Timothy Huff
September 11th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Hi all, I wasn't expecting to upload a new film quite so soon, but last night I connected all the pneumatic lines to the "distribution box" and thence to the rams. I substituted a pair of syringes on the supply lines to stand in for the yet-to-be-devised "fine tracking valve" and...
by Timothy Huff
September 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 6216

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

So long as the regulations stick to the word "drone" rather than "unmanned craft", there's no reason to suppose the regulations so worded apply to us. A "conspicuity device" is a bit odd, transponders are really too heavy to for to most drones, not to mention very power...
by Timothy Huff
September 5th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 6216

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

hmm...A Robin DR400 (F-GSBM) was descending on base leg to land on Runway 20 at Shoreham when its right wing struck a radio-controlled model glider. The Robin suffered minor damage and landed safely. The pilot of the Robin had not seen the glider and the pilot of the glider had not heard or seen th...
by Timothy Huff
September 4th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 60
Views: 8935

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Bit of a red-letter day here, as I fitted a matched pair of pneumatic rams to the rear-turret, and now the whole lot of moving parts can be seen operating albeit with the guns driving the rams rather than vice versa! Tomorrow I should be able to do the same on the front-turret, afterwhich there's &q...
by Timothy Huff
September 4th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 6216

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I used to instruct fixed-wing at Shoreham, where in the 90's there were frequently RC gliders and aircraft ridge-flying on the approach to runway 21 (as it was then) and I must have done hundreds of approaches within 200' or so of these. They never gave us any trouble or cause to worry, and as far a...

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