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by Rob Buckley
June 1st, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: GLIDER FAILSAFES
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: GLIDER FAILSAFES

The requirement to have the failsafe set if fitted to models under 7Kg only applies to powered models - there is no requirement for gliders. Although that said, it would be a good idea to set the failsafe of any glider to stop the model flying away & into the windscreen / engine of a passing air...
by Rob Buckley
May 19th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Home insurance for models
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Home insurance for models

All being well we should be good to go any day now. I've done the paperwork with the insurers and as soon as they confirm the LMA's FSA approval I'll put the details out. So, watch this space (or a space very close to it!).
by Rob Buckley
May 19th, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Home insurance for models
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Home insurance for models

Simon,

We'll soon be able to offer model & equipment insurance cover through the LMA's insurers. This will cover for all risks except flying, details will be available as soon as I get them.

Rob
by Rob Buckley
May 16th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Failsafe programming
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Failsafe programming

Chris, it makes sense that the failsafe is all programmed & set in the receiver, as the TX could be a Spektrum TX or a module. It also reinforces the importance of re-binding & setting the failsafe as the last job AFTER all the radio setup & programming as been completed. Only then can y...
by Rob Buckley
May 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Failsafe programming
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Failsafe programming

That'll teach me to do more manual reading! I looked in the manual for one of my AR9100's, and it gives the two failsafe types as Dave describes.

The same procedure is in the AR9000 manual here http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/Files/SPMAR9000.pdf
by Rob Buckley
May 14th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Failsafe programming
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Failsafe programming

The failsafe on Spektrum should be whatever position the sticks are at when the TX/RX are bound. If the other throttles are on a slave mix to the throttle, they should all be at idle when the throttle stick is at idle. If you set all the channels how you want them, then re-bind the RX normally &...
by Rob Buckley
May 11th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Noise & Planning Permission
Replies: 12
Views: 3303

Re: Noise & Planning Permission

It's better to ask forgiveness than be refused permission before you start. If you're looking for a new flying site, just find one as far as possible from any houses, pay some rent & get flying with models that are a quiet as you can reasonably make them. You'll soon find out if anybody objects!...
by Rob Buckley
April 29th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: SPEKTRUM DX7 TRANSMITTER
Replies: 15
Views: 9315

Re: SPEKTRUM DX7 TRANSMITTER

Paul, you say the signal was lost & the model went into failsafe while doing a range check? What was the range when the signal went? I've had exactly the same performance from Spektrum that was fixed by making sure the RX & satellite unit were separated from each other by as far as they can ...
by Rob Buckley
April 26th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Single battery for petrol models
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

Re: Single battery for petrol models

You could wire up with two batteries that both supply RX & ignition, so the loss of either wouldn't mean you lost either engine or radio.

If weight was an issue, two 2S 1100mAh A123's could be used for about the same weight & capacity as one 2s 2300mAh's.
by Rob Buckley
April 8th, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: East Kirkby
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: East Kirkby

Oh do stop it, it's freezing cold & keeps raining down here!!
by Rob Buckley
March 6th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: It time the B25 came to life
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: It time the B25 came to life

Alan, what do you want to know? A123's are great and I've been using them as RX & electric power batteries for a few years now with no issues at all.
by Rob Buckley
January 12th, 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Retract filling valve
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Retract filling valve

Saying nuffink... 8-)
by Rob Buckley
January 12th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Retract filling valve
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Retract filling valve

As I recall, the tyre valves are brass & threaded along their whole length once the moulded rubber is cut off.

I was going to suggest Unitracts, but I though that was a bit obvious & would be bordering on facetious!

Phil Clarke at Fighteraces sells them too.
by Rob Buckley
January 12th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Retract filling valve
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Retract filling valve

Mike,

If it's just the standard car type stem, your local tyre fitting place should have a big plie of old ones they've taken out to sell people new ones.

I'm sure they'd let you have a couple

Rob
by Rob Buckley
January 9th, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Retract valve pnuematic diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Retract valve pnuematic diagram

Mike, The pneumatic section looks like this (the 4/2 valve at the top of the page)... http://www.gearseds.com/curriculum/images/figures/web%204-2%20and%205-2%20valves%20for%20drawing.pdf ...but with an actuating rod rather than a solenoid (at the left), and no spring (at the right). Port 'P' is pres...
by Rob Buckley
December 24th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year

You saying my bum looks big in that??? :evil:
by Rob Buckley
December 24th, 2011, 8:58 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year

Well it ain't me...my legs are longer than that!
by Rob Buckley
December 23rd, 2011, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year

Dave, you said you wouldn't use that committee photo!! :o
by Rob Buckley
November 21st, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: free plans
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

Re: free plans

Arthur,

There are contact details for the drawings here...

http://www.scalesoaring.co.uk/TUGS/Models/Models.html
by Rob Buckley
November 14th, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: AGM, ‘are you coming’
Replies: 18
Views: 4626

Re: AGM, ‘are you coming’

If any of you who can't make it would like to be immortalised in the minutes under tha 'Apologies' section, please send me an email. With the note from your mother explaining why you can't be there!

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