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Posted by: Craig
16-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Forum: For Sale
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CHARGERS BATTERIES SERVOS BRAND NEW
I HAVE A LOAD OF GWS SERVOS FOR SALE QTY 50+
GWS PICO STD WHICH ARE 5GRAM $4 EACH OR 4 FOR $12 PIC 1

GWS NARO MAX BB WHICH ARE PARK SIZE $5 EACH OR 4 FOR $15 PIC2

I HAVE SOME 11.1V 1200MAH 10C LIPOS NEW IN BOXS

STICK MOUNT MICRO BRUSHLESS MOTORS AND 18AMP ESCS PACKAGES $15 EACH QTY 35+

ALSO DYNAM CHARGERS 2-4S BALANCE CHARGERS $10 EACH

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Posted by: Chris Mc
07-06-2014, 07:02 AM
Forum: For Sale
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[/b]For sale is my Eflite Balsa Stearman, lovely plane but I decided it needs a better home. Had a crash a few weeks ago but was expertly repaired by Craig. $125.00
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Posted by: Kedumba
30-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Forum: General
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Hi All,

Since we don't have an "Off Topic" forum, I'll have to post here.

I've decided to have a go at playing with airbrushing and spray painting, so I ordered a Super El_Cheapo Airbrush from Hobbyking and then headed over to Ebay and picked up a cheap Air Compressor to run it. Both arrived within a day of each other but I've not been able to get it going cause I can't connect one to the other.

According to the Compressor manual, it has a 1/8" BSP male connector for the air outlet. I dunno what the airbrush uses but I've measured the connection on the hose to be as close to 5mm diameter as I can measure.

I'm guessing I need a Female 1/8" BSP to male 5mm adapter.

Does anyone know where I can get such a beastie?

Quick Google searches haven't been helpful and only eBay listings come from England where they want $4 for the adapter and $20 for postage which I'd rather not do unless it's a last resort.

Thanks in advance all...
Mick

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Posted by: Craig
27-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Forum: For Sale
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HK Pitts 12 EPO 1600mm BRAND NEW COMES WITH 200AMP ESC THIS IS BRAND NEW JUST ADD RX AND 6S 5000MAH BATTERY AND FLY WINGS CAN BE REMOVED FOR PICK UP IF NEEDED
Wingspan: 1600mm
Length: 1490mm
Flying Weight: 4500g
Servo: 9g x 4, 40g x 2
Motor: 5060 390kv Brushless
200 AMP ESC INSTALLED
5 AMP BEC INSTALLED
PICK UP ONLY FROM SEVENHILLS INSPECTIONS WELCOME
NOW SOLD

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Posted by: Craig
27-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Forum: For Sale
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Turbo Raven 1580mm wingspan balsa pnp
specs
Turnigy G60 motor
Turnigy yep esc
Corona metal gear digital servos
Comes with wing bag for safe transport
Plane has been flown twice for testing
just add rx and 6s 4000-5000mah battery
will upload pics shortly
$325 ono

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Posted by: focsrc
21-05-2014, 10:03 PM
Forum: General
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Hi All,
I am a novice to RC Planes and am interested in taking up the hobby.
I had the opportunity last Saturday to attend you field and observe.
I appreciate the welcome I received and the information the members gave me ( I left with information overload).
The experience only intensified my desire to take up the hobby and with permission I would like to attend again.
Thanks to Wayne and Kevin and the rest of the members.

regards,
Chris

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Posted by: secant0give
20-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Forum: General
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Thought I'd put up a couple of pic of how I put together my Racing Rarebears.

These are the naked Rarebears that come with no decals or covering.

The first thing to do is remove all the little nibs that are dotted over the surface of the foam parts. These are formed by holes in the mould to let the air out as the parts are pressed into shape. They cause a fair bit of drag if left on, so because we want a slippery, fast plane, off they come!!

   

You can see from this photo, just what I'm talking about. The best way to remove them is with a soft block and some 800 grit paper. This takes them off with out scratching the surface or digging or tearing into it. You may also notice a bit of a dag along the trailing edge of the ailerons, like a bit of flash that makes the trailing edge look wider than it is. It's hard to see in a photo but if you run your finger back past the trailing edge you can defiantly feel it. I Remove this one as well.



Another thing with some Rarebears is that the carbon spar strip is proud of the underside of the wing. This isn't much good for going fast and needs to be fixed.

   

So I carefully sand it down flush with some 120 grit paper glued to a block of plywood
I don't cut into the wing, just sand that little bit of spar till it's flush. If your worried about diging into the wing a strip of masking tape down either side of the spar will protect the foam and make it easy to only attack the carbon that's sticking out. It will also stop the black carbon dust staining the snow white foam.

   

   


Here's the block I use for sanding the spar. It's much causer than the one I use to take the little nibs off.

Rarebears need a good colour scheme!!

They are small and fast, so colours that aid in orientation are a must!!

With 4 of the same airframes in one race, it pays to be flying one that stands out and is easy to track. Every thing helps and everything needs too, when your racing.

My colour scheme is red white and blue on top and yellow and blue on the bottom. I use acrylic lacquer for painting my rare bears. This is automotive paint and is available in touch up cans from supacheap auto. It doesn't attack the foam at all and is a fast and extremely durable finish. It's very nice to spray much better than the cheap enamels that you get from bunnings. It doesn't bleed under masking tape and dries very rapidly as well.

   

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Posted by: rocket41
19-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Forum: General
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Is anyone bringing their Trojans to race at Pitt Town at the end of the month, or will the program be too full to fit them in?

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Posted by: Claudius
18-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Here's a bargain for the right buyer...

Purchased this half-finished project on RCTrader a couple years ago, intending to complete it as a larger scale UAV. Besides unboxing it and checking out how it faired in transport (some very minor crush damage to a rib, and some misc small cuts in covering) I've not touched it since.

Reluctant sale, as I'd like to get to it one day... but that day is likely a few years out still. Condition of sale is I get to see it fly sometime Biggrin

Airframe is a Hugin (or Mugin?) platform, v-tail with 6ft wingspan.

Airframe comes with:

Also included is a complete Eagletree system:
Finally, we have:
  • FPV transmitter (details unknown, but functional)
  • 21HQX Sony Super EXVIEW CCD bullet camera
Note that the satellite receiver pictured is not included. Additionally, I recall some miscellaneous hardware was missing - prospective buyers are welcomed and encouraged to first inspect.

I'd also recommend that the future owner undertake a "TLC + lightening" project, as some of the gear is just overkill (strobe lights, really?) and installed in the heaviest way possible.

Easily over $1000 worth of gear. Looking for $350 ono.

Will consider parting out some gear (e.g. eagletree system, servostation) for reasonable offers.

Interested? Leave me a message here, or contact me via the details listed in http://forum.rcflyingclub.com/showthread.php?tid=410

   
   
   
   
   

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Posted by: secant0give
15-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Forum: General
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It's on again. Practice on Satterday the 30th Racing on Sunday the first!!


Come allong and fly at Pitt Town, the second nicest flying field in all of NSW (almost as good as McCoy Park)

Bring those RareBears or anything you want race, newcomers will be warmly welcomed.

Even if your not flying come and watch and cheer the brave PRCAC pilots as they risk both foam and balsa in a deadly high speed flirt with fourtune. At a pace of well over 100 mileas an hour around a coures shorter than two football fields long.

There's no backing off for the corners in pylon racing!!

So come allong and enjoy some seriously good fun and lots of fast and furious action all day!!

There will be some nailbightingly close flying action in the hotly contested Q-500 class. Where answers to such pressing questions as, "how short does Hasset really mow the lawn?" and "has Scooter visited the optometrist yet?" could be revieled.

Mark it your on calender, Let the better half know your going to be busy that weekend, wipe the dust off that helmut or buy a new one (>$10 at bunnings I hear) and get amongst it. I guarentee you'll never be the same, ever again.

See you there!!

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