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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:25 pm

Annnd relax, looks like I've made the right decision, cheers chaps!
I've been out today & bought a few goodies and typically the postman came to deliver my drivetrain goodies while I was out, grrrr....
I'll pop to the local sorting office later & try to pick them up.
All I have left to buy now is the battery & some wiring.
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Wayne


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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:23 pm

Go onto www.hobbyking.com and buy some high powered Li Po batteries ;)
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:51 am

Thanks for the link Richie, what a site that is, I can feel my bank manager starting to worry hehe.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:21 pm

Yep I have a ceiling full of RC warbirds and other aircraft in my sons room, not to mention FPV setups, and his RC car stuff
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:17 pm

Do you want another son Richie? I need toys!!
To be honest, I didn't expect this stuff to cost so much, but you get what you pay for I guess.
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Time to start drilling holes I guess.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by longarmedgibbon » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:11 pm

Hi i am brining to coniston on the 4 th my dads (ernie lazenby) big turbine k7 with a look to running it if the lake is mirror smooth and I have access to a recovery boat. I will be grateful of any assistence anyone can give me to help run it as im comming from middlesbrough on my own and the model is hard to handle and i will have equipment with me.If conditions arent good enough for a run i will be running the engine up static at various points in the day. Anyone is more that welcome to look inside the model to see how dad got it all working and i will explain how dad got it to work so well. If i do put it on the water it will only be very breifly as i dont want to risk any damage to it. I will also have working k3 and k4 with me also built by my dad ernie lazenby. . If any one would like to private message me you can get me on facebook, i. The driving instructor on there. Regards IAN LAZENBY

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:45 pm

What turn motor did you go with in the end ?

Also if it's a high rate motor, take the time to balance the prop otherwise you will have problems.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Looks like you have gone with a high rate servo too ! Allturn ?
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi Richie,
The motor I got is the top one on the following link
http://www.prestwich.ndirect.co.uk/brushless.htm

The servo, as I know bugger all I just got a heavy duty one with metal gears, in my mind it should be a fit & forget item, I think I can limit the movement with the short servo horn. Are you saying it's no good for the purpose?
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:09 pm

No it's fine, a bit over kill, if it's a high rate servo or it cycles quickly, you may need to be careful when you are under way, rapid rudder changes will spell capsize. You can hook the servo up so it can be adjusted with one of the gains on the transmitter, or as you say limit the throw.

Use those on steering for competitive RC cars.
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