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Forum: Beginners
10-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
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, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By npowell28

cheers dude! I've posted on there too.

cheers dude! I've posted on there too.
Forum: Beginners
08-21-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
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...
08-03-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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...
08-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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...
08-02-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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.
08-02-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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...
08-02-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
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
03-19-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,610
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, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,610
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, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,610
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 10:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,522
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,522
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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....
01-23-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,389
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,228
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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