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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by nmacwarbirds - June 26, 2020, 12:40:33 pm
Hallo Jon,
Ich hoffe es geht dir gut, hoffentlich sehen wir uns bald wieder.

Grüße Phil G.
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by antonnick - June 26, 2020, 09:47:21 am
Hallo Phil,

I have good memories of Berkeley from my visits of a very helpful humourous old school gentleman. I know none of us are getting any younger but it still comes as a surprise when such news is received.
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Electric Flight Technical / Re: FrSky Neuron Speed Control...
Last post by PDR - June 25, 2020, 20:42:09 pm
I tried some power tests today and found that it seemed to be limiting at around 33 amps, so I suspect that I need to look at the ramp-up power parameter. Too warm to play with it today - I'll try it over the weekend.

PDR
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Beginners start here / Re: First Full Size Trainer Re...
Last post by meharibear - June 25, 2020, 17:55:22 pm
I used to review models for RC Model Flyer Magazine and did a few trainers.  The very best was undoubtedly the Flair Kite, but sadly that is now not available.  However if you see a decent one second hand, then grab it!  Other excellent options include the Ripmax Tutor and the Thunder Tiger "Ready".  An OS 46LA is a good choice of engine for any of these.
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Beginners start here / Re: First Full Size Trainer Re...
Last post by FrankS - June 25, 2020, 17:30:17 pm
Some good suggestions, we've had several newbies learn to fly on the Durafly Tundras, they make a good trainer and are heavy enough to do the BMFA A cert if you wish. The big wheels absorb some punishment and they are easy to repair. But like most lightweight foamies do get blown around a bit and slow down as soon as the power is taken off (unlike a traditional IC trainer)
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Electric Flight Technical / Re: FrSky Neuron Speed Control...
Last post by RobC - June 25, 2020, 14:50:37 pm
It's worth looking at Rampup Power and Low RPM Power Protect too as some users have found this limits max power available in certain setups.  The first time I closed the throttle on my 1300W UltraStick I didn't know about Undamped Mode and the damn thing stopped so quickly I thought it would rip the nose off!
I think the smaller Neuron S versions come with the USB linker.  Unfortunately they don't come with a power lead either so you need suitable length heavy duty male to male cables handy.
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Beginners start here / Re: First Full Size Trainer Re...
Last post by The Saint. (Owen) - June 25, 2020, 14:29:40 pm
If you want to scratch-build, I would recommend this one:

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/super-tauri-model-aircraft-plan-rc857/    :af
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Beginners start here / Re: First Full Size Trainer Re...
Last post by PDR - June 25, 2020, 13:59:04 pm
Or if you prefer something a little more substantial that can handle more that a wafting breeze there's the Seagull Arising Star - a traditional 40-size wooden trainer (electric option available).

Of course if you'd like to buck the modern trend and actually build something you can still get the good old DB Mascot kit - another proper wooden, 40-size trainer.

PDR
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IC Engines / Re: MVVS 40 ignition Unit
Last post by FlyinBrian - June 25, 2020, 13:47:13 pm
JIMG

Yes, it does that too, I think the load put on the ignition battery when it sparks the plug is what the ICU uses to check the battery is OK
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Beginners start here / Re: First Full Size Trainer Re...
Last post by itsme - June 25, 2020, 11:27:58 am
If you are going down the foamy route, then the Discovery SMF says is a good one, but even a foam Wot 4 is good. The ones you mention, I have only heard of the Tundra, and its more of a specialist short landing sport model than a trainer. Spiros at the RC Hotel does all his teaching with the ST Discovery, seems to fit the bill very well.
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