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RC Model Flying Events / Re: 2018 Events
« Last post by keithl on Today at 13:46:40 »
It might be helpful if there was a bit more detail such as where they are ... there must be several WMFC's in the country.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Dragon Lady
« Last post by British Victory on Today at 10:31:27 »
Bloody Hell, thanks for that.
I replaced the tailplane on the OS powered one, it was veneered foam but all the joints for the l/e and t/e were on the centre line, which gave up the ghost.
 I was v.v. quick noting that anhedral on one panel and dihedral on the other wasn't a design feature  :embarassed:.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Dragon Lady
« Last post by itsme on Today at 08:30:53 »
I had a YT one, uncovered kit, it also flew  beautifully, I seem to remember I cut holes in the foam wing for better axial performance it ran on a Z23 petrol. I retired it after about three years as inspecting it one day I realised the foam had completely disappeared from the centre section. The fumes from the tank had melted the foam and I was flying only on the veneers and a joiner ! The fumes had entered through the servo lead holes, I cannot recall any major fuel spills, so just fumes it was stored with the wings off.
So have a check and keep any central holes into the foam well sealed.
This used to happen with the Regal Eagles. Petrol fumes melted the wing ribs which were cardboard with a foam centre.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Dragon Lady
« Last post by Gaspin on Today at 04:05:29 »
I had a YT one, uncovered kit, it also flew  beautifully, I seem to remember I cut holes in the foam wing for better axial performance it ran on a Z23 petrol. I retired it after about three years as inspecting it one day I realised the foam had completely disappeared from the centre section. The fumes from the tank had melted the foam and I was flying only on the veneers and a joiner ! The fumes had entered through the servo lead holes, I cannot recall any major fuel spills, so just fumes it was stored with the wings off.
So have a check and keep any central holes into the foam well sealed.
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RC Flight Chatter / Dragon Lady
« Last post by British Victory on Yesterday at 21:51:04 »
I have two of these, built both myself one from a kit I bought from YT about which the less said the better and one from a kit I bought second hand unused which was everything I hoped the first would be.
The former kit I fitted a new turnigy 26 cc petrol and the latter has an OS 91 Fx that I've owned for yonks, bought second hand for a pittance with grumbling bearings, 35 bought new bearings, piston ring and carb overhaul kit and for the last 8 or 9 years it's been in a variety of models and never let me down.
The first one flew well until the firewall took an intense dislike to the fuselage and parted company just after take off. I repaired it over two years ago but it sits there, engineless, daring me to fly it again.
Today I took the 91 fx powered one to fly, it was a really nice day 5 - 10 mph winds straight down the strip and lovely sunshine.
I had two flights, each of about 10 minutes duration and after landing after the second flight carried it back to the pits, engine running, to allow it to run out of fuel at full throttle.
When I popped it in the restraint, the timer showed 13 mins plus so I opened it up to full throttle and waited and waited and waited, at 23 mins and 30 odd seconds she cut out. I think it's a 14 ounce tank but whatever it is it's too big.
Apart from that I love this plane, I've got the hang of flying it at high alpha so I can land with about 1/3 to 1/2 throttle at walking pace. The only thing I'm not happy with is the roll rate, it is leisurely at best, even at extreme aileron throws, but I can live with it.
I have an Irvine 72 in my shed that I may fit to the other one after I've replaced the metal geared servos with hitec hd ones as I need the metal geared for another model.
One of my club mates and I sat there drinking coffee and eating wagonwheels and sympathising with the poor sods who have to work.
Yes it really was a lovely day.
Happy work every wage slave  ::).
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: 2018 Events
« Last post by yellowdiver on Yesterday at 21:40:31 »
22nd April 2018

NPOD
New pilots Open Day

An opportunity to improve your aerobatic flying towards the GBRCAA clubman schedule in a relaxed non competitive environment. Top F3a pilots will be on hand to give one to one tuition at your pace and level. All fixed wing airframes welcome.

Leicester Model Aircraft Club

Chris Bond

chris@bondaero.co.uk
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RC Model Flying Events / Re: Indoor Flying - Kettering- Northants
« Last post by Brian Cooper on Yesterday at 08:18:57 »
This is a superb venue for indoor flying.  It is warm, there is no wind, there is plenty of room and it has a high ceiling.  :af

We also engage in some hovercraft racing (with a bit of "nudge" combat thrown in)...  ;D :D

Come and join the fun.

B.C.
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RC Flight Chatter / Indoor Flying - Kettering- Northants
« Last post by TonyKing on January 17, 2018, 20:22:28 PM »
Hi All,
I am running indoor flying sessions at "The Arena" Conferance/Sports Centre,  Thurston Drive, Kettering. NN15 6PB
These take place on Fridays evenings, 8.00pm - 10.00pm on the following dates:

Jan 26th, Feb 23rd, March 9th, and March 23rd.

Cost is 6  for the two hours, all flying types of models welcome that are compatible with a sports hall.

See you there, no need to pre-book.
Tony
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RC Model Flying Events / Indoor Flying - Kettering- Northants
« Last post by TonyKing on January 17, 2018, 20:20:29 PM »
Hi All,
I am running indoor flying sessions at "The Arena" Conferance/Sports Centre,  Thurston Drive, Kettering. NN15 6PB
These take place on Fridays evenings, 8.00pm - 10.00pm on the following dates:

Jan 26th, Feb 23rd, March 9th, and March 23rd.

Cost is 6  for the two hours, all flying types of models welcome that are compatible with a sports hall.

See you there, no need to pre-book.
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Electric Flight Technical / Re: electrifying a slope soarer.
« Last post by itsme on January 15, 2018, 21:15:02 PM »
Sounds like you have a keeper there. Well done.

Regarding the mixing of down elevator with throttle. I have used this in the past but I programmed it to come in progressively once it got to about half throttle. At lower power you shouldn't get much pitch up. Initially climb away from hand launch with about half throttle and then open up on the climb out.
That should prevent any issues on launch.
Thanks Lecky. Sounds like a good plan. I shall put a pic up once I get some trim on it and shrink the film better. Its certainly a keeper, Stans kits all fly well but I was uncertain of my own ability with electric to convert it. Thanks to Patmac for the perfect combination of parts, it works!
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