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Forum: Beginners 10-16-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By npowell28
Do motors draw less amps when flying?

Recently installed motocalc on my PC. My results seemed to indicate that my model would draw less amps/produce less thrust/less watts when flying faster. Have i read this right?

I'm presuming that...
Forum: Beginners 09-26-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By npowell28
1/10th Scale DH Mosquito spinners

Does anyone know where i can get hold of some spinners to suit a 1/10th DH Mosquito. I've looked all over and the only ones i can find are either too pointy or don't have the right dome shape. I'm...
Forum: Beginners 08-21-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By npowell28
cheers dude! I've posted on there too.

cheers dude! I've posted on there too.
Forum: Beginners 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By npowell28
Air compressor for Air Brush

Sorry but it didn't know where else to put this. I've just bought an air compressor from my local Sainsbury Garage in the UK. I bought it to blow up some camp beds but the connector is wrong. I was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By npowell28
Just another quick photo of my build so far. Two...

Just another quick photo of my build so far. Two wings which have been sheeted with 3mm depron on the bottom. Ailerons have been hinged and attached. Flaps need to be cut loose, hinged and joined. So...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By npowell28
Pic of the fuse. Again dead simple built round a...

Pic of the fuse. Again dead simple built round a box for a bit of strength. It's around 1/10 scale so wing span of about 64 inches. At the moment the uncovered wings and fuse weigh 230 grams. Target...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By npowell28
Heres a pic of my moz wing. Keeping it dead...

Heres a pic of my moz wing. Keeping it dead simple. Enlarged it to make is 700 inch square to make it fly a little easier.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By npowell28
I'm getting on fine with the drawing side of it....

I'm getting on fine with the drawing side of it. I've designed my own high wing trainer, low wing trainer and currently in the process of building a Depron DH Mosquito all from a 3 view. The problem...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By npowell28
Sketchup printing question

Why is it that when i try to print something in sketchup e.g. a former which will easily fit onto an A4 size piece of paper, it insists on printing in the middle of four sheets of paper?:confused:
Forum: Foamies 04-29-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By npowell28
I started to build one from a plan in RCME a year...

I started to build one from a plan in RCME a year or so back. I increased its size by 50% but abandoned it about 1/2 way through as the weight was far too much. I will revisit it soon though. I've...
Forum: Foamies 04-28-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By npowell28
Any full fuse scratch built DH mosquitos out there?

I've seen a fair few full fuse spitfires, hurricanes, p51's etc but i've yet to see a full fuselage DH mosquito that is made from depron foam. I'm talking scratch built not shop bought. Does anybody...
Forum: Beginners 03-19-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By npowell28
Unfortunately its a write off but it was a...

Unfortunately its a write off but it was a valuable lesson.
Forum: Beginners 03-18-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By npowell28
Well done good flight. Had my first flight for 4...

Well done good flight. Had my first flight for 4 months today. It lasted 23 seconds according to my TX before i crashed it. School boy error, Didn't centre the right aileron properly after some...
Forum: Foamies 03-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By npowell28
After much experimentation i have found a cheaper...

After much experimentation i have found a cheaper solution to acrylic paints. I have mixed water based varnish with cheap poster paints from sainsbury to create a waterproof varnish/paint that doesnt...
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By npowell28
Ha! That made me laugh. Yes there is a few...

Ha! That made me laugh. Yes there is a few differences of opinion regarding wing loading and WCL but i think overall i've got my answer. Thanks to everyone that contributed. Very much appreciated.
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Forum: Beginners 03-14-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By npowell28
But isn't it true that you should take wing cube...

But isn't it true that you should take wing cube loading into account instead of wing loading?
Forum: Beginners 03-08-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By npowell28
Do bigger scales fly better

Having just watched some Guillows conversions on you tube i noticed how twitchy they looked in the air. Am i right in thinking that the same plane will fly better in a bigger scale? I'm sure theres...
Forum: Beginners 03-05-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
I haven't test flown this build with the smaller...

I haven't test flown this build with the smaller 35-36 motor yet but i have decided to fit a bigger one. Bought a XYH 48-50 800kv from Giantcod.co.uk. I'll fit it with a 13inch prop. Looking at the...
Forum: Beginners 02-26-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
Just when you thought you were reaching a point...

Just when you thought you were reaching a point where it was sorted in your mind, it all goes fuzzy again. Hmmmmmmm.
Forum: Beginners 02-25-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
Cool Just trying to get my head around the suggestion...

Just trying to get my head around the suggestion of using a 4s battery. Hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question but here goes. Based on the fact that watts = volts x amps, if i use the same...
Forum: Beginners 02-13-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
The motors only rated for 3s. I'm pretty happy...

The motors only rated for 3s. I'm pretty happy that it is going to fly. 75w per lb should be more than enough. I have a twin motor plane. Total watts is only 220. It weighs 3.5lbs. THats about 64 w...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
Yeah that might be a miscalculation on my part.

Yeah that might be a miscalculation on my part.
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
just thought i'd put a quick pic on of the build...

just thought i'd put a quick pic on of the build so far. wing and fuse both built. Quick pic of the fuse. I wasn't going to paint it but the weathers not good at the moment so i thought i'd waste a...
Forum: Foamies 01-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By npowell28
Ok this is the paint scheme so far. The blue...

Ok this is the paint scheme so far. The blue painted window will be replaced shortly with a cockpit and proper windows. Motors will also get covers when i get the chance.
Forum: Foamies 01-24-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By npowell28
No i'll have to wait for the better weather....

No i'll have to wait for the better weather. Don't want to mess up the work that the groundsmen do.
Forum: Beginners 01-23-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
Yeah i think i've missed a trick here. I was...

Yeah i think i've missed a trick here. I was beginning to think along the same lines. Trouble is if i go down the lines of a bigger motor i'll have to fork out on new motor, 4s batteries and ESC....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-23-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By npowell28
I've been using Sketchup to design a DH mosquito....

I've been using Sketchup to design a DH mosquito. Not got very far with it to be honest though. I did see a piece of kit called Devfus which seems to do most of the work for you. Might be worth...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
I'll see how it goes first. THe motor should...

I'll see how it goes first. THe motor should produce 320w dropping down to about 300W. Even at 4lb that will give it 75W per pound. I know it's old data but the Shaw-Kopski values show that it should...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
I will do once i've joined the wings. Wing...

I will do once i've joined the wings. Wing loading is good but i think my motor will possibly be underpowered. 300 - 320W motor. It doesn't really hit the 100W per pound figure. We'll just have to...
Forum: Beginners 01-22-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By npowell28
Cool. So about 1 to 1.5 inch. I've sized it up...

Cool. So about 1 to 1.5 inch. I've sized it up and that looks good. Yes my wing does have some washout at the tips. Just on the building with foam and balsa comments. It's still coming out heavier...
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