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by Bob Thompson1894
June 14th, 2009, 8:25 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wagstaff Extra
Replies: 10
Views: 3955

Re: Wagstaff Extra

get your ass up there this morning Baz. Even got Duffy coming down, bringing your servo... ( its aero comp time!)
by Bob Thompson1894
June 14th, 2009, 7:20 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wagstaff Extra
Replies: 10
Views: 3955

Re: Wagstaff Extra

Rubbish Barry. Its only 80", same as a Gee Bee and even lighter. If you are not interested in 3d manouvres, then the 26 will be fine, may not have unlimited vertical, but will fly in a very scale manner! The 26 is nearly as powerful as a 38, and much lighter! Just keep the batteries up front to...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 21st, 2009, 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: cell phone ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: cell phone ?

Just a nipper, Vince. As for mobiles, well, the rule is there and we have to abide by it (except for those who feel they are above the law- you know who you are!) so that is that. On the other note, I have heard of a 3ft model used by terrorists controlled by mobile phone, surely it would be easier ...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 20th, 2009, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: cell phone ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: cell phone ?

Vince younger generation???? :lol: As I pointed out in my posting above, I AGREE with the 'no mobiles' rule, but that the greater danger is leaving your Tx near to a mobile at home, in the car, or in the caravan at a show. Easily done, and the consequences are clear. I personally do not feel that a ...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 20th, 2009, 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: cell phone ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: cell phone ?

The worst problem, Andy, is travelling, with the mobile lying on a seat next to your transmitter.....!
by Bob Thompson1894
May 19th, 2009, 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: cell phone ?
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: cell phone ?

The rule is no mobiles, and that is that. However, I personally believe that the only damage a mobile could do to a (computer) radio is if it is in very close proximity. It is the same paranoia that causes petrol station attendants to shout at people using mobiles in their cars- there has NEVER been...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 27th, 2009, 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Engine Capability
Replies: 14
Views: 5299

Re: Engine Capability

yes Gerard, they are very powerful engines!
by Bob Thompson1894
April 24th, 2009, 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Control surface hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Control surface hinges

John is right about Cyano hinges, but I have only ever used them on slope soarers. A good trick is to drill a 1/16 dia hole down the centre of the slit you have made and wick the cyano down this, gets more glue in there!
by Bob Thompson1894
April 24th, 2009, 5:51 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Control surface hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Control surface hinges

never had a problem with the LARGE Robarts- are you using cyano? this could make them go brittle. I always use slow (1 hour) epoxy. Although more difficult to fit, there are many good types of ordinary hinges out there, just ensure they are man enough! On another point, I have never pinned hinges, t...
by Bob Thompson1894
April 12th, 2009, 1:01 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1:5th Scale Spitfire
Replies: 62
Views: 28482

Re: 1:5th Scale Spitfire

Futaba 3004s are fine for ailerons and throttle, hitec 645s on elevator and rudder. Bit belt and braces, but I would use two on ele. Not sure about flaps, maybe another 645 would be advisable. I prefer the MG (metal gear) versions, about £25 each.
Bob
by Bob Thompson1894
March 15th, 2009, 12:51 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1:5th Scale Spitfire
Replies: 62
Views: 28482

Re: 1:5th Scale Spitfire

no no no. its only 3. Fixed u/c on a Spit? Build a Lowly. :shock:
by Bob Thompson1894
March 15th, 2009, 10:43 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1:5th Scale Spitfire
Replies: 62
Views: 28482

Re: 1:5th Scale Spitfire

Mike is the man to talk to about Spitfires, Just my opinion that the narrow track on a Spit makes landings awkward enough without decreasing that size, even a small amount? Dont get wrapped up in the whole 'superscale' thing, the Pica Spit is nice, but not exact, just do a good flying model, no-one ...
by Bob Thompson1894
March 15th, 2009, 7:51 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1:5th Scale Spitfire
Replies: 62
Views: 28482

Re: 1:5th Scale Spitfire

moving the retract more to the centre will make landings that little bit harder- may be a simple answer would be to have the oleos reduced to the correct size on the plan?
by Bob Thompson1894
March 11th, 2009, 6:34 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/4 Scale F4u 5-n Corsair
Replies: 21
Views: 10329

Re: 1/4 Scale F4u 5-n Corsair

since when was that a swear word?
by Bob Thompson1894
March 9th, 2009, 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Large B-52 Bomber models
Replies: 6
Views: 4020

Re: Large B-52 Bomber models

I think Paul is refering to the recent postings about the fanciful 1/4 scale Vulcan- This is a bit more realistic, but someone with the knowledge of flying a prototype with the almost unflyable characteristics of the B-52 should come on here and impart some sense! The construction of a model B-52 wo...
by Bob Thompson1894
February 27th, 2009, 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Protecting your plans during Building
Replies: 19
Views: 8353

Re: Protecting your plans during Building

Ironing service? Bloomin eck, Paul, I have to do my own! :shock: See you at Glenns tomorrow night. :P
by Bob Thompson1894
February 17th, 2009, 6:49 am
Forum: New Forum Required?
Topic: sold items
Replies: 3
Views: 4417

Re: sold items

I would think it a matter of courtesy that the lister (or poster, or whatever you want to call him) would remove the post himself or at least announce that the item is sold. We now have an editing feature, why leave all the work to Robin and his team?
by Bob Thompson1894
February 16th, 2009, 4:12 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: GENESIS the LMA`s New Trainner
Replies: 22
Views: 10853

Re: GENESIS the LMA`s New Trainner

Looks like bacon has gone up!
by Bob Thompson1894
January 31st, 2009, 8:04 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wing Stressing
Replies: 2
Views: 1776

Re: Wing Stressing

John- the main requirement would be a wing joiner/spar spanning the centre 600mm (or more!) of the wing. You do not say what your spars are, but even with spruce you will need to strengthen the centre section. 8-10 mm ply (birch, no liteply!) would be ok. Don't forget that trainers can be subject to...
by Bob Thompson1894
January 9th, 2009, 6:24 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/2 scale Tiger Moth
Replies: 51
Views: 24940

Re: 1/2 scale Tiger Moth

Thats it! Sorry John, I hate hijacking threads...

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