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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Model Rocketry
Last post by pooh - December 08, 2019, 18:17:05 pm
Quote from: leckyBB on December 06, 2019, 20:40:10 pmWe had some success with Jetex free flight but often lost them either OOS or by conflagration.
Our best efforts were own design spaceship type models with paperclip hooks and run along a very long length of monofilament line stretched up a friends garden on a slight upward incline.

another parallel -

a pal and I both had a "Bantam" 0.5cc glowplug engine, so we made little "trolleys" with Meccano, suspending the Bantams below a string spanning about 100feet between a convenient tree and a rose archway down the middle of the garden.

We started the engine and let the trolley go, which then charged off along the string. The end-stop was a short string tied to the support string and the side of the roase arch, so forming a "vee".

Must have driven the neighbours mad!!

The end-stop eventually killed the engines as the trolleys would swing upwards and the prop wrapped the string around it and the main prop shaft, slowly pulling the crankshaft outwards until things went badly wrong inside the engine...
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RC Flight Chatter / RC MODEL GEEKS
Last post by Chris Channon - December 07, 2019, 17:33:39 pm
Hi all, does anyone know what has happened to RC Model Geeks lately?
I was enjoying his last build now it has all gone quiet ?
Thank you
Chris.C.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Model Rocketry
Last post by paulinfrance - December 07, 2019, 08:40:47 am
Quote from: leckyBB on December 06, 2019, 20:40:10 pmWe had some success with Jetex free flight but often lost them either OOS or by conflagration.
Our best efforts were own design spaceship type models with paperclip hooks and run along a very long length of monofilament line stretched up a friends garden on a slight upward incline. On release they would whoosh up to the end of the line just as the Jetex 50 motor expired. Then with a jiggle they would slide back down to our launch point ready for another run.

One screwed to a coal wagon on Dads loft railway was a good way to Knock tiles off of the roof, :D ,
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Model Rocketry
Last post by itsme - December 07, 2019, 08:33:39 am
oh, we never got a second chance with the rocket powered ones....all that was ever left was a pile of ashes. How we never burned down the North East is beyond me...
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Model Rocketry
Last post by leckyBB - December 06, 2019, 20:40:10 pm
We had some success with Jetex free flight but often lost them either OOS or by conflagration.
Our best efforts were own design spaceship type models with paperclip hooks and run along a very long length of monofilament line stretched up a friends garden on a slight upward incline. On release they would whoosh up to the end of the line just as the Jetex 50 motor expired. Then with a jiggle they would slide back down to our launch point ready for another run.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: It's amazing what you find...
Last post by RobC - December 06, 2019, 14:00:02 pm
Avoid flying with negative altitude?
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: It's amazing what you find...
Last post by itsme - December 06, 2019, 13:02:23 pm
two mistakes high, I believe.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: It's amazing what you find...
Last post by PDR - December 06, 2019, 12:21:34 pm
You want me to pass on this advice?

PDR
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: It's amazing what you find...
Last post by The Saint. (Owen) - December 06, 2019, 11:18:00 am
So what was his advice?  ;)
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: It's amazing what you find...
Last post by PDR - December 06, 2019, 11:08:08 am
I did - the advice has served me well.

PDR
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