your national flag isn't shown, it's because you haven't written to
ModelFlight yet . . . !
|My thanks to GEOFF GRAHAM, TORE
LOODIN and GARY WRUCK for their kind
comments on the last issue.
Welcome to GARY CLEMANS-GIBBONS, JOHN
CRYAR, ANDY GISBY, DAVID KIDD, DAVE (?JERMY) and TIM SMITH who
have all contacted ModelFlight for the first time and joined the
GEOFF GRAHAM flies from an extremely remote
flying site, but it's got problems . . .
Geoff writes ". . . we get
the most appalling RF interference even there and I would like your U.K.
readers to respond through your site if they too are getting this. We
can perhaps promote a campaign through BMFA if that is the case.
I frequently do a range check and to give you some idea of the
magnitude of the problem here are some symptoms. At no more than 15
paces with the TX aerial retracted my own signal is TOTALLY swamped. The
centre of our field is close mown and we either taxi or walk aircraft
out to some 50 yards. On the way out the engine revs swell by about 500
and then decline again approaching the take off area. In flight there are
surges in engine revs clearly audible on the ground. On Tuesday, a
friend was flying his electric powered aircraft and the range test
revealed the usual worrying symptoms. In flight however it became worse.
He was doing his landing approach in pretty stiff breeze and his motor
was cycling on/off entirely without any commands from Gordon who was the
pilot! We tried two frequencies that day - 68 and 82 - with no
discernible reduction in the anomalous signals.
Yesterday a guy suggested military sources as we are bang on the low
level flying routes and no more than 12 KM from a CAA NATS network radar
at Nettleton on the Wolds at 550 feet.. I am a radio ignoramus so can't
comment on those allegations but we WILL trace this stuff if we can.
This is all very worrying. On the day I stuffed my DH71 there were
three of us flying. Two of us damaged aircraft significantly and the
other guy, unlike me, is an "ace". Whilst neither of us really
suspected interference, with background RF at these levels it could very
well have been the cause. Who knows?
Hope this stirs some discussion."
If anybody else has
experience or information on RF interference, please write and tell us
encouragement from GARY WRUCK, U.S.A.
I just received the copy of Model Flight 35 link via email. You were
a great help to me. I have found several sites with model of the Bell
X-1 listed. I have not found exactly what I am looking for, but I am
Due to a computer crash here due to power outage I lost your emails,
email address, and web site address. However I now have saved it on
CD-ROM so it will not be lost again.
I will fill out a profile for you in the next couple
Again Thanks for taking the time to help me.
Thanks for the feedback, Gary - I
hope you will keep us posted on your Bell X-1 project, and I look
forward to introducing you through a personal profile!
Here's DAVE KIDD from Maryborough, Queensland,
I enjoyed your site when I found it today, so there is
now a link to it at the top of my links page. If you would take a look
at "Australian Control Line Nostalgia" you will (hopefully) be
so impressed that you will want to feature it in Model Flight.
Keep up the good work!
Nice to add you to the ModelFlight
readership, Dave, and thanks for the link.
I've had a quick look at Dave's web
site but I'm keeping the URL a secret until I've featured his site
on the next ModelFlight! After that, it will have a permanent
link on the appropriate links page.
|Here's TIM SMITH from Australia.
Tim kindly let me know that my link to Norm Kirton wasn't working and
then went on to say:
Enjoyed looking round your site - found it thru
a link from the Just Engines site.
I am based in Queensland, Australia and am
currently getting back into aeromodelling
after many many years. I have just built a park flyer (NanoGnat from a
AMI free plan (yet to fly!!) and have just started to build a 1/6 scale
Briegleb BG12 sailplane (100" span) from a (US) Model Builder plan
originally published in 1973. I used to own a full size one in South
Africa back in the seventies. I'll have to build a cheap and cheerful
glider to hone my skills before venturing out in the BG12 tho'! - any
Good to meet you, Tim. Up to last
weekend, I had no experience of gliding but having just launched my JR
Easy Pigeon I can now confidently recommend it as a great glider that
I'm sure you will enjoy. I hope we'll hear and see more of your BG12.
|Welcome back to
Ed Silva who asked to go back on the e-mail list after my reminders were
not getting through.
Glad to be back on the E-Mail list
again, that is what I call fast service. I was having problems with my
computer but it all appears to be corrected 3 modems later.
When you say all pictures will be
appreciated are you referring to those sent by computer or to those sent
via regular mail? At present I do not have a scanner so if I were to
send you any photos it would be regular mail.
Nice to be in touch again, Ed. I'm
very happy to receive photos by regular mail at any time. My address is
at the foot of home page
Sears wrote to let me know what he's been up to recently:
. . . I just have not had
the time recently to come down the field.
Hopefully I should be coming down this
weekend, weather permitting
In the evenings I have been flying my
small Picocub, which is an Electric Park Flyer, over our playing field
at Enham. I found this Web site about the plane if your interested. http://www.rc-soar.com/hardsoft/mpx_cub.htm
Sorry to here about your trainer, but I
suppose it happens to all of us at some time.
See you soon.
This is the
Mulitiplex Pico Cub referred to by
Cliff. The web site he mentions has a really good article on it by Clive
Jones and is well worth a look.
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