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RC Flight Chatter / Radio Battery for IC Models
Last post by meharibear - June 21, 2020, 15:41:10 pm
The long absences from flight has me thinking about replacing some of the 4 and 5 cell NiCads/NiMh etc powering my radio systems before returning to flight.  Rather than just like for like replacements I was wondering about LiPo/LiOn replacements and a voltage regulator alternative which I know some people use.  Any advice and recommendations?  And those of you who have gone down the Lithium route any advice on brands/types/suppliers?
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UK Regional / Re: The South East Flyers Thre...
Last post by GP - June 20, 2020, 21:07:16 pm
Some pics from our summer solstice session at Thurnham today...
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by nmacwarbirds - June 20, 2020, 21:03:53 pm
Brian,
I will see what I can do.

Regards PG
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by Brian Cooper - June 20, 2020, 19:03:36 pm
Screw the science.... The important question is: Will the cafĂ© be open for a bacon and eggs breakfast?   :study:

B.C.
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by pooh - June 20, 2020, 09:24:26 am
I wouldn't bother with the science, the government hasn't been for the last few weeks. Mainly because they don't have the slightest idea what science is. And that's not a political statement, it is a generalisation about almost all our politicians, of whatever party.

Hope tosee you there!
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Salute to the 445th BG Mod...
Last post by nmacwarbirds - June 19, 2020, 18:40:32 pm
Dear All
I hope you are all doing Ok?
It is 4 weeks today until this event is due to take place.

At the moment I can't say whether this event will be able to go a head or not.
Obviously I am approaching it like it will go a head, I am one of those
people where the glass is always half full.

I will always abide by the recommendations,hopefully they might have been eased
by mid-July. We will obviously have to make some changes regarding distancing but
there is nothing we can't sort out.

Something new I would like to add to this event after the normal flying has finished, is an hour or so of free flight, you can thank Mark Hinton for that. All the master pieces
he keeps producing. This would be open to rubber, CO2 and electric.

Before anyone starts flaming me, I will be led by the rules and the science.

Regards Phil G.
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Beginners start here / Re: Beginners Guides
Last post by itsme - June 19, 2020, 11:27:14 am
I have taught many people to fly, from 1988 to now, and was an instructor at Goosedale Museum for three years while recovering from a back injury. The best trainer ever was the Irvine Tutor, there are others nearly as good, Boomerang, Ripmax trainer etc. The buddy lead system was a revelation (I wish it had been around when I was learning, could have saved a fortune in epoxy) and I have always used it to teach, have never crashed a pupils model or allowed it to crash (exception is on flare for landing, its impossible to take over at that point) and I still fly with some of the pilots I have taught. Most of them better than me now, too. If you can find a decent instructor and go buddy lead, you will learn so much quicker and with no drama. Trying to do this alone will work eventually, but its a hard road.
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Beginners start here / Re: Beginners Guides
Last post by FlyinBrian - June 19, 2020, 11:16:41 am
I really do not think a WOT4 is an initial trainer as it is quite neutral in stability. A typical trainer has some designed in stability for instance a Super Sixty or TT? Bobcat.

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Beginners start here / Re: Beginners Guides
Last post by THE BLACKBIRD - June 19, 2020, 11:06:22 am
What ever happened to learning to fly on your own without instructors and all the gadgets, we never had them and im sure we learnt very quickly how to miss the ground, such things as trees will pop up if your not paying attention
But learning to fly you just need the right plane, high winged trainer like the wot 4, and some go for it attitude
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Beginners start here / Re: Beginners Guides
Last post by itsme - June 19, 2020, 10:19:44 am
Quote from: RobC on June 19, 2020, 09:41:04 amOn that point, we do have at least one instructor with whom flying into a tree is a distinct possibility  $%&
oh dear.... yes, I think if you are going with an instructor the SAFE technology needs to be disarmed. One or the other, not both.
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