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by Chris Hurst
August 18th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Adfa Models 1/4 Scale Super Decathlon Project - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Adfa Models 1/4 Scale Super Decathlon Project - SOLD

Is anybody interested it taking this project off my hands at a bargain price? The story..... First the good bit.... Some years ago I was given a nicely made and beautifully covered pair of wings from an Adfa Models 25% Decathlon, in the classic red and white colour scheme. One of the strut mounting ...
by Chris Hurst
August 18th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Glens 30% CAP 232 with Zenoah 62 - Now SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Glens 30% CAP 232 with Zenoah 62 - Now SOLD

For sale is my Glens 30% CAP 232 complete. Just add your receiver to fly. It flies beautifully and is an ideal introduction to larger models. The fuselage, cowl, canopy and tailplane are all in decent flying order, with just a few minor signs of age. It has a pair of virtually new wings fitted and w...
by Chris Hurst
April 20th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Setups without SM Services units!
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

Re: Setups without SM Services units!

OK, I think you are misguided in your beliefs. John No, as I thought I had made clear, I am not advocating one approach over the other. I am simply pointing out that it is not a case of "fit a diode and all will be perfect my son". There is for and against. We could debate the percentage ...
by Chris Hurst
April 12th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Setups without SM Services units!
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

Re: Setups without SM Services units!

Hi Guys, I have just come accross this Thread. The thing most people miss is that by using two Batteries we are trying to add redundancy, and that is there to compensate for the possibility of some failure occuring. Measuring the conditions when no failure is present is futile. Yes the cross drain ...
by Chris Hurst
April 20th, 2016, 9:32 am
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Setups without SM Services units!
Replies: 15
Views: 4712

Re: Setups without SM Services units!

Leaving aside the red / green battery monitors the SM services backer was simply two diodes which can be bought for under 50p each. Providing you use two similar batteries many would argue that the diodes are not actually necessary. They simply prevent one battery from charging the other if the volt...
by Chris Hurst
October 27th, 2015, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Adfa Models 97in Decathlon
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Adfa Models 97in Decathlon

Any help or advice would be much appreciated...... Some years ago I was given an immaculate pair of wings for an Adfa 97in Decathlon. Before they went bust, Adfa several times promised to give me a price for a fuselage kit, cowl etc but it never happened. Recently I picked up a ruin of a fuselage al...
by Chris Hurst
August 27th, 2014, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 32m Wing Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 830

32m Wing Tube

Can anybody suggest where I can get either an aluminium or carbon 32mm wing pole?

I need it to be 781mm long so, to ask a daft question, what is the best way of nicely cutting to length? Carefully with a hacksaw and file or is there a better way?

Many thanks.
by Chris Hurst
September 17th, 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wot 4 Xtreme ARTF
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Re: Wot 4 Xtreme ARTF

I'd also love to know the answer to the weight, in my case it would be with a DLA56.
by Chris Hurst
June 22nd, 2013, 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Best filler for glass glider fuselage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Best filler for glass glider fuselage?

I have a few minor dings in an otherwise nice 30% glass fibre glider fuselage. They are not structural. What is the best way of filling them and getting a passable match with the white fuselage? It has never been painted and I really don't want to! I also have a very tatty glass glider that has be b...
by Chris Hurst
March 31st, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 15730

Re: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion

I was wondering how your FrSky setups were performing a few months on? I feel that if you take off in range check mode then you have not given much thought to whats going on, and poor pre flight checks. Might sound harsh but thats the way I see it. Yes, you are right of course! What makes it worse ...
by Chris Hurst
March 31st, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 15730

Re: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion

im waiting for the systems that use the trainer port for the ppm signal and power which means your not modifying the transmiter but saying that iv seen on several forums threads on successful hak installs that have been done world wide. You can't simply run the current FrSky "hack" from a...
by Chris Hurst
March 31st, 2011, 6:57 am
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 15730

Re: Frsky-2.4GHz-conversion

I was wondering how your FrSky setups were performing a few months on? I have also been experimenting whilst considering which 2.4 system to adopt. My current thinking is Futaba for my better models and FrSky in more "disposable" bits of fun and my rather basic slope soarers which get flow...
by Chris Hurst
March 30th, 2011, 4:55 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Futaba 2.4 modules and 7 channel RX - any views?
Replies: 2
Views: 2433

Futaba 2.4 modules and 7 channel RX - any views?

My big 2.4 dither before taking the plunge continues............. Moving on from 35 MHz (9 ZAP with mainly PCM 149 RXs) Does anybody have first hand experience (good or bad) of the following. Futaba 8 channel 2.4 module to go in my 9ZAP (about £118) Futaba 7 channel receivers (currently on special o...
by Chris Hurst
March 18th, 2011, 11:56 am
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: Are Multiplex likely to do a Futaba Module?
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Re: Are Multiplex likely to do a Futaba Module?

Maybe a silly question but I would like to know why you do not want to put a Futaba module in your Futaba radio !? John No reason at all! Making the change will be quite an investment as I have a lot of models (i.e. too many) so I'm just considering all options before taking the plunge. I know very...
by Chris Hurst
March 17th, 2011, 3:21 pm
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: Are Multiplex likely to do a Futaba Module?
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Are Multiplex likely to do a Futaba Module?

I see Multiplex now do a module for JR transmitters as well as their own equipment. Does anybody know if a Futaba equivalent is likely. If so, any views? If not then what? I have two 9ZAP transmitters and I would like to stick with these. Currently I still fly almost everything on 35 MHz PCM. I do h...
by Chris Hurst
September 10th, 2010, 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Gliders over 20Kg
Replies: 1
Views: 2690

Re: Gliders over 20Kg

I stopped flying full sized gliders a few years ago so I may be a little out of date however..... The rules for full sized gliders are slowly changing but, until very recently (or maybe still) there is no legal requirement for a glider to have a C of A. Equally there is no requirement for a glider p...
by Chris Hurst
July 29th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Duxford
Replies: 1
Views: 1549

Re: Duxford

A turbine powered model ( I think an F-15) crashed into a corn field just outside the airfield. The resulting fire burned several acres of crop before it was able to be extinguished. Smoke drifting across the motorway led to it being closed for an hour or so.
by Chris Hurst
April 21st, 2010, 7:53 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Re: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)

Thanks again Tony, that is a kind offer. Since writing the engine post I've spoken to IAD and he has give me a couple of suggestions. In particular the engine doesn't seem to be pumping fuel as well as it should. I hope to be able to try these on Friday or Saturday. If / when that fails perhaps I ca...
by Chris Hurst
April 20th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Re: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)

Thanks again.

Only add some lead to the back end and get the engine to a point I'm happy with. I'm struggling with that as you may have seen in my other post!

Chris
by Chris Hurst
April 20th, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Re: C of G for 1/4 Scale Zlin (Falcon)

Many thanks for your detailed reply Tony. Can I just double check I understand you correctly? Is your 13.5 cm measured from where the wing meets the fuselage underneath? i.e. the front of the underpan stuck over the wing joining bandage? Another question, how much flap would you suggest for landing ...

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