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Forum: Beginners 01-10-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Sham
I've heard good things about the SAFE system, but...

I've heard good things about the SAFE system, but my advice for the next flight is to turn it down a notch while up high and see how you get on. Maybe even turn it off and see how the bank angles...
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
Thanks for all the replies everyone, I appreciate...

Thanks for all the replies everyone, I appreciate all responses.
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
I edited previous post - because I got a reply...

I edited previous post - because I got a reply and shortly afterwards found a spec sheet. Could've done with that yesterday, would have saved stupid questions. What do you think?
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
I kind of understand the loading theory, and I'm...

I kind of understand the loading theory, and I'm aware that the torque of the HS-85 is a little overspec for this application - but more torque is better than less, right? Should mean I never get a...
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
The recommended servos are JR MC35 Micro. The...

The recommended servos are JR MC35 Micro. The reason I'm looking the HS-85s is because they're an identical size, similar spec and got good reviews. Both are analogue.
Thanks, Nigel.
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
Best bet then is to get one servo and measure the...

Best bet then is to get one servo and measure the draw? And take it from there. I can't see the servos stalling in flight as they are much more torquey than is required, but better safe than sorry......
Forum: Beginners 01-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
Thanks for your help. Sorry for vagueness, its...

Thanks for your help.
Sorry for vagueness, its my first ARF. It's an eflite bonanza, similar wingspan to my Parkzone SportCub. The manual suggests an eflite power 15 950kv motor and 40A pro V2 ESC,...
Forum: Beginners 01-08-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
According to the manual, the retracts are 150ma...

According to the manual, the retracts are 150ma max - and cut out of obstructed.
The plane manual recommends the eflite ESC to go with 7 MC35 servos and the retracts, do servo current load vary...
Forum: Beginners 01-08-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 34,435
Posted By Sham
Sorry if its already been asked, but I searched...

Sorry if its already been asked, but I searched and couldn't find it.

I have an eflite Bonanza 15e to build up that calls for JR mc35 servos, I was thinking of substituting in HiTec HS-85MG but...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-26-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Sham
hope you all had a great day! Visa cards? My...

hope you all had a great day!

Visa cards? My missus is far more trained than that!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t9/bussed_up/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20141225_09_29_30_Pro.jpg

:D
Forum: Foamies 11-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,965
Posted By Sham
Rain today - so a much needed service on both...

Rain today - so a much needed service on both planes, strip clean and rebuild - they've done a lot of work over the summer, and both have been a little neglected if truth be told.

Got in a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By Sham
The RCers Christmas list

My fiancee asked me what I want for Christmas, apparently I'm difficult to buy for.
There was a very short list of things I want.

I'm attempting to get my Microlight rated private pilots license,...
Forum: Foamies 10-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,965
Posted By Sham
Thanks! Need to make the most of the weather....

Thanks!
Need to make the most of the weather. Doubt there will be much more of it this year. Back to the field I go :)
Forum: Foamies 10-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 379,965
Posted By Sham
Here in Norfolk, UK the weather this weekend is...

Here in Norfolk, UK the weather this weekend is astonishing for October. 20C and no wind. Thunderstorm late last night but apart from that, dry and clear.
I've never flown so much, must have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,438
Posted By Sham
That's some of the best workmanship I've ever...

That's some of the best workmanship I've ever seen. Superb, and it flies nicely to!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Sham
Scale flying, with bush planes. I love...

Scale flying, with bush planes.

I love the idea of using a plane as a car, like in the Australian outback. For model planes, I like the high wing tail draggers. My HZ Supercub was the plane I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 2,122
Posted By Sham
While there's certainly some stuff in there I...

While there's certainly some stuff in there I didn't know, I was aware of flat wings keeping the plane in the air through simply deflecting the air - by being kept at the correct angle relative to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
:)
Views: 2,122
Posted By Sham
Am I right in thinking that when you (and when I...

Am I right in thinking that when you (and when I say 'you', I mean 'most people who scratch build from foam') build planes you don't bother with making airfoil section wings?

If so, that...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-14-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Sham
Can I just say, that the pilot is putting other...

Can I just say, that the pilot is putting other people at risk quite badly flying so close and so fast.

He's obviously very good, but a split second loss of concentration and someone is badly...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Sham
Well.. After the bad charge, I flew them...

Well.. After the bad charge, I flew them yesterday with no issues and then charged again tonight.
Absolutely normal again. Weird, but thanks for the replies.

I'll keep an eye on them, but I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Sham
It's not the process that concerns me. If I was...

It's not the process that concerns me. If I was in a huge hurry I would have just used the fast charge option.

It's the fact that it suddenly took longer than usual.. It hadn't happened...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Sham
They flew fine, were stored at about 50% - using...

They flew fine, were stored at about 50% - using storage mode on the charger and have been at normal room temperature.

Nothing unusual has happened to them at all.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Sham
Slow charging

I have an OverLander RC6-VSP charger and a selection of batteries, all 3s
1x Hobbyzone branded 1300mah
1x E-Flite branded 1300mah
2x OverLander super sport 1350mah
2x OverLander sport 2200mah
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By Sham
I've always loved flight. Now I have a little...

I've always loved flight. Now I have a little spare cash, I can indulge myself. I'm lucky to live in a very rural area and so I can fly in dozens of locations and enjoy the scenery and being in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By Sham
I can't possibly imagine that that design will...

I can't possibly imagine that that design will ever be practical.

Nice as a technical exercise though.
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Sham
looks like the perfect plane for my son to throw...

looks like the perfect plane for my son to throw around the sky. I don't suppose any one had any idea if there are any UK distributors? A quick Google doesn't reveal anything.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Sham
180ma is 0.18A, so yes. There is no problem there...

180ma is 0.18A, so yes. There is no problem there and depending on the battery you may be able to charge it a bit quicker than 0.2A.
Forum: Beginners 08-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,292
Posted By Sham
It is possible to have 3 positions on the gear...

It is possible to have 3 positions on the gear switch on a DX6i. In the same way as I have 3 position flaps on a DX6i for my Sportcub. You use mixing to set the channel on a second switch and program...
Forum: Beginners 08-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Sham
I think I'm just a bit picky. I'm not keen...

I think I'm just a bit picky.

I'm not keen on warbirds.
It needs to look and fly scale. An awful lot of kits or plans end up with something unspecifically plane shaped.

I found this...
Forum: Beginners 08-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Sham
Indeed, and if you don't fancy a warbird then...

Indeed, and if you don't fancy a warbird then things are limited.
A low wing trike was the intended path of progression, but the choices are limited. The Archer is nice enough but just doesn't...
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