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09-06-2021, 01:07 PM
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Posted By The Professor

Hi John

I am also a fellow Brit..... Nice to meet you, and welcome to the group. I am a complete newbie to this plane thing, have built one, and just started my next project.......
08-29-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By The Professor

It is a base coil

A bit of autopsy shows it is a base loaded antenna.....

So I could only trim it by 1/4 inch maximum 😩

I will try and find another way to mount thi
08-29-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By The Professor

I have been trying to see down the hole for any...

I have been trying to see down the hole for any antenna wire ....

I am not sure if the antenna is a single coil with no trailing lead, or is it is a base loaded coil with a flying lead...... I...
08-29-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By The Professor

Brilliant, just wondering if I can shorten the...

Brilliant, just wondering if I can shorten the extra heat shrink? It would make the mounting easier and tidier.....
08-29-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By The Professor

It Lives, It Lives!!!!

So, I used the Sparmax for the first time today, and it is truly Brilliant.

Even on a 0.5mm needle, the coverage is phenomenal. Well worth the money. And very comfortable to use.
08-29-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By The Professor

Antenna mounting

When mounting the receiver, the destructions specify the antennae need to be 90, the antenna is covered in heat shrink, with a wider section approx 7mm diameter.Is the wider section the entire...
08-25-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By The Professor

Creative effects.....

So, I am expecting to crash my first plane, despite using a simulator and the other good stuff, so I have already ordered the next one to lessen the disappointment.

So, the next plane is a Tiger...
08-25-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,515
Posted By The Professor

I use easycoat

Ha, that title sounds like I know what I am talking about.

I have just made and covered my first plane. So I looked for something cheap enough for me to make mistakes with. The model shop sell...
Forum: Beginners
08-24-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By The Professor

First flight date looming

So, the first flight date is arriving fast.

I did plan for this coming weekend, but not quite ready (plane and brain).

I am applying the finishing touches to my plane, waiting on the last...
08-24-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By The Professor

Made a decision...

So the Chinese airbrush is bin-bound.

I looked at several 'top brand' air brushes, but realised they all seem designed for precision artwork. People seem quite happy that they get lines of less...
08-19-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By The Professor

Airbrush Suggestions Please.

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I could do with a bit of advice.....

I need an airbrush that does not cost an arm and/or a leg. I may be prepared to give one or two...
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By The Professor

Location, Location, Location..... Anyone near Bradford?

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone is in or near Bradford?

I am thinking that maybe I could trade some skills or abilities?

Between myself and my housemate, we have a couple of 3d printers, a...
Forum: Beginners
07-06-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By The Professor

Thank you so very much for your help. Also thank...

Thank you so very much for your help. Also thank you for the link to the calculator.

I am ever so grateful. 🤝
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By The Professor

What Motor Please?

Hi all,

In another post, I did say I would ask for help rather than making (more) stupid mistakes

So I am about to start building a Dumas Tiger Moth, and am reading through the destructions. It...
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

Always someone asks the difficult question...... ...

Always someone asks the difficult question......

The kit comes with tissue although it would need doping..... However, I am considering something like a textured antique Oratex.

However after...
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

I can see the practicalities of the motor angle,...

I can see the practicalities of the motor angle, thank you for explaining it.

However, I already ordered a better model, and so the little Sopwith is doomed to be a shelf model, and painting...
Forum: Beginners
07-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

The hiatus

So, the cheap screw up plane has got definite issues.....

Wing spas are useless, trying to find the ancillary bits is a nightmare..... The engine mount is badly cut and so the motor is on an angle...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By The Professor

I have now got a watt meter 😁 So I am...

I have now got a watt meter 😁

So I am improving.... The Pup is still being built, but not because I am ignoring you all, but because I want to see how balsa models are put together.

It may not...
Forum: Humor
07-01-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,789
Posted By The Professor

The trouble with drinking ...

A chemist and his friend walk into a bar.....

The chemist said "I will have an H20"
His friend said "I will have an H20 too"

The friend died 😁
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

The plane itself

This is the current state of play of my 'screw-up' plane.....


This is a cheap 14" wingspan model. I do have a 1.2M wingspan J3 Piper Cub trainer that is somewhere over the Pacific Ocean at the...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

This model is to screw up....... Let me...

This model is to screw up.......

Let me explain....

Having not made any model for over 40 years, and never made an RC model, this is the one to make mistakes with.....

The mistakes could be...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

Next steps

So, the basic model is slowly coming together.....

It was missing the Vickers guns, so I have 3d printed a couple as shown......

But my big question is paint ........

I want to paint this...
Forum: Beginners
06-29-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By The Professor

The beginning......

So, as I mentioned in my introduction post, I am very new to the whole RC plane 'thing'......

In the 70's my uncle used to build planes, but my mum and dad would not buy me one as they were very...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By The Professor

Watt Meter

I have just ordered a wattmeter. So add another 10 to my over budget budget ........

If that makes sense 😂


I guess I will find out why I have bought this, once I have the destructions to...
Forum: Beginners
06-26-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By The Professor

Beginnings.....

So.

I have a few motors, ESCs, batteries, smart chargers, receivers, paintbrushes, and stuff on order.

I allocated a 'get started budget and I am about 1.50 over.. maybe 15 if I am...
06-25-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 1,139,206
Posted By The Professor

Hello All from West Yorkshire

Hi there. ...

I posted a bit in the beginner's forum..... I am a bit shocked to be here, a few days ago I would not have guessed it was on the cards... But impulse has started a new journey. I...
Forum: Beginners
06-25-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By The Professor

Hello 👋

:)

I am a new member, and also new to the hobby. I know I am going to make mistakes, but I hope I can learn here. I also hope to be able to help others at the same time.

I have decided I am an...
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