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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 07-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By Dereck
Good find Steve. Looks like it'll be a decent...

Good find Steve. Looks like it'll be a decent honest flier and you'll know which is yours when it's time to go home.

If you get stuck for ideas, look up the various electrocutions of Sig's Four...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-22-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,508
Posted By Dereck
Love the 'electric Hots' - especially the...

Love the 'electric Hots' - especially the 'throttle', a servo driven on/off slide switch!

Haven't heard of that party trick since my first electric powered model back in 1985!

Wonder if there's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,014
Posted By Dereck
That 'Double Ender' is really someting else! ...

That 'Double Ender' is really someting else!

Cub sprung gear. English scale designer Gordon Whitehead described how to make one just like it in his book on scale modelling, published way back...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Dereck
Mark Must confess that I've not done one...

Mark

Must confess that I've not done one yet, but I've always thought canards were real cool stuff. Though we have to eventually learn how to spell 'airodynamix' correctly, models are driven more...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-11-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Dereck
Hi Mark Looking good. Wish I could make a...

Hi Mark
Looking good. Wish I could make a doodle, then a model aircraft from said doodle. Have to stop myself from annotating all the wood sizes on my plans, writing a magazine build article for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By Dereck
The lead in using odd stuff to build models has...

The lead in using odd stuff to build models has to be the late Roy L. Clough. He not only used all sorts of 'other' materials - foam like $Tree sheet foam was almost commonplace, his models were,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Dereck
Great build. A well sorted model this size can...

Great build. A well sorted model this size can offer real fun performance for low operating costs - as in, small batteries don't cost much.

On the fuselage. When electrocuting wet power models,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Dereck
Lovely job Dizzie. Proctor kits are in a league...

Lovely job Dizzie. Proctor kits are in a league of their own, for sure.

Good luck with your health issues. Take it easy, do what your docs tell you and look after yourself.

D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Dereck
We had a Zagi infestation atop the Magic Mount...

We had a Zagi infestation atop the Magic Mount (MD) when they first appeared. Whoever made Zagis didn't approve of electricity, but many of ours sprouted pusher props anyway.

Which meant they were...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Dereck
I'll second Chellie here. Though I've not had a...

I'll second Chellie here. Though I've not had a soarer for a while, one's on the build list for this winter. We're moving back to around DC and my 'old' club with its quiet flight only site. Reckon a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By Dereck
I was born in 1949. Suspect my folks didn't even...

I was born in 1949. Suspect my folks didn't even know where Texas was ;)

Dereck
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By Dereck
Hi Dereck Welcome back - if you've got...

Hi Dereck
Welcome back - if you've got aeromodeling in your blood for real, you'll never really leave thus great hobby. Good luck with your comeback.

On a different tack - am somewhat familiar...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-23-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,225
Posted By Dereck
Sorry to hear about the 'choice' of landing site,...

Sorry to hear about the 'choice' of landing site, FishHawk, here's to getting her out not too damp.

On the whole, a fascinating thread on a model I suspect could fill a slot in my hangar. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-11-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dereck
I'll give in to anyone who can pronounce...

I'll give in to anyone who can pronounce 'aerodynamics' without medical or alcoholic assistance and can thus explain it, but I've had it work for me. Oddly enough, my Four Star 40E was the best case....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-10-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dereck
A Four Star floating on landing? Haven't heard of...

A Four Star floating on landing? Haven't heard of that much in the last four years...

My electrocuted 4*40 would amble down our entire field if I came in but a tad too fast. That was even when it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-09-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,418
Posted By Dereck
There was a very good letter sized paperback...

There was a very good letter sized paperback available from one of the US RC hobby publishers that took you through covering step by step. I miserably failed to find it, but a google search on 'film...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-07-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Dereck
Use regular nylon gear Hitec HS81s on my 4*20...

Use regular nylon gear Hitec HS81s on my 4*20 ailerons, have been fine so far. Your 65s could be okay unless you have an 'exciting' amount of power on board ;)

Have an fairly large pile of Hitec...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,702
Posted By Dereck
Must confess to have not closely followed the PF...

Must confess to have not closely followed the PF / AMA thing over the last couple of years, due to somewhat more important diversions in life.

Am firstly wondering what kind of park would...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-05-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dereck
Good one Cole, congratulations on the test...

Good one Cole, congratulations on the test flight.

Aileron neutral without the kit trimming widget. Hold a ruler on the wingtip, from the centre of the LE to the centre of the TE. Line up the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dereck
Maiden'd my 4*20 a few weeks back. A tad too...

Maiden'd my 4*20 a few weeks back. A tad too windy really, but that's all you get around Chicago. Set up as per kit, it took off and flew. Flight one, I did a couple of loops and rolls, stall and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
What worries me, and I promise to shut up after...

What worries me, and I promise to shut up after this, is what will happen when the Chinese economy bombs?

After all, even the US, who should know better, suffers fiscal depressions from time to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
Got you there - I watched the first Doctor Who...

Got you there - I watched the first Doctor Who series (and the film version) when they first came out. Not too sure about the modern ones though...

Minus the need for commercial sales, the 'Beeb'...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
They probably fell over laughing at them. You...

They probably fell over laughing at them. You have to remember that England is a completely different country and in most parts, if the PC Police came around and complained about TV upsetting folks,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
Any fans of the British TV car show 'Top Gear'...

Any fans of the British TV car show 'Top Gear' around?

Not the tacky US spin-off...

Couple of seasons back, they did an entire show from China. Mostly in front of what looked like a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-21-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22395__...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22395__Super_Margarita_EP_Trainer_Sport_Model_Balsa_1600mm_ARF_.html

Marga-Rita?

Is that Chinglish for 'Seniorita'?

BARF...

D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Dereck
I have a similar weight and size OD model that...

I have a similar weight and size OD model that performs 'adequately :D on an AXI 2826/10, 4S 3600mA pack and an 11 x 7 APCE.

As the AXI is a pretty high end motor, try looking up its spec on...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Dereck
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/bomb_for_r_c_airplane_1...

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/bomb_for_r_c_airplane_1008_prd1.htm

English design, I think. I had one on a model back in the early 1980s. Operated it from the elevator servo - had to remember not to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,459
Posted By Dereck
One day, the Chinese economy will crash and all...

One day, the Chinese economy will crash and all the Chinese consumers with any money left will be buying cheap stuff made in the US.

Then we'll get them back by translating instructions from...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 05-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By Dereck
Never had much luck with glow style spinners on...

Never had much luck with glow style spinners on electrics. A pain, as they can make a model look much neater around the nasal regions. Your motor mount is a neat widget - front mounting can be more...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By Dereck
That is real funny. Wonder if they've got...

That is real funny.

Wonder if they've got someone working there now who speaks 'real' English and has a wicked sense of humor?

D
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