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Posted by plane_spotter | Jul 14, 2015 @ 10:13 AM | 1,713 Views
Members of the following facebook pages/groups, some very useful:-

BMFA page non official:-

making models in depron:-

For sale planes and helis:-

Northwest buy sell swap:-

pop over and join. Thanks
Posted by plane_spotter | Jun 25, 2013 @ 10:17 AM | 4,089 Views
Been a while since I did any home made pcbs so thought I would have a go.

Trying to build some flysky rx's from this thread here:-

Having a go at the pic based alternative before the avr, thanks to ThierryRC, many thanks:-

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Posted by plane_spotter | Jun 30, 2011 @ 06:36 PM | 6,413 Views
Rough Field wheel change for Parkzone Super Decathlon.

The wheels and spats/pants that come with the model are far too small at 40mm for grass take offs. Swapped them out for some generic 55mm ones from Giantcod.

Looks pretty good.

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Posted by plane_spotter | May 25, 2011 @ 07:46 AM | 6,964 Views
Having spent many months reading the BluBaby thread, I decided to cut one out. That's as far as I got in favour for a similar high winger.

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Based on the highly popular full size Citabria this is built from a free plan submitted by philipa_240sx.

Have a look at his other plans.

Model has a 33" KFM2 wing, emax 2805 1600kv motor and 8x4 GWS HD prop. Hoping to maiden her soon.
Posted by plane_spotter | May 25, 2011 @ 07:37 AM | 6,842 Views
Finally making time to turn some of my B+Q underfloor insulation into finished models.

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RC Powers Mig29 foamie. Well worth the $9.99 for the plan.

Dave and Scott have made a massive contribution to this hobby.
Posted by plane_spotter | Jan 16, 2011 @ 05:47 PM | 7,248 Views
Link to my Vimeo homepage, showing what results can be achieved with a little knowledge of electronics and basic programming and routines.


Posted by plane_spotter | Apr 23, 2010 @ 05:35 PM | 8,197 Views
Police flasher (0 min 27 sec)
Been having a lot of fun doing electronic circuits employing PICAXE microcontrollers.

Made a lash up of a police light bar using 2x red smt led and 2x blue leds.

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Have a look at a quick video of the flasher bar. Sorry for low quality shot in video mode with digital camera. Sometimes cannot keep up with the action:-
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 20, 2007 @ 04:48 PM | 10,425 Views
Top view of receiver. Coils are in sockets for testing/development
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 20, 2007 @ 04:45 PM | 10,299 Views
Detail view of rx18 receiver showing the double transistor stage to achieve the required shift.
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 20, 2007 @ 04:41 PM | 10,436 Views
Photo of blank pcbs for modified version of the RX-18 dual conversion receiver as featured on the DIY ELECTRONICS forum. I added a second stage inverter for the decoder, so an easier to source 10.245Mhz crystal could be used.
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 08, 2007 @ 07:03 PM | 10,195 Views
Photo of pcb to use a ppm TX to interface to a USB port to use FMS simulator:

link to forum:
Posted by plane_spotter | May 17, 2007 @ 06:22 AM | 9,215 Views
replace T3 and R10 with Ldo regulator
Posted by plane_spotter | Mar 05, 2007 @ 06:42 PM | 9,449 Views
A tidy and professional job.
Posted by plane_spotter | Jan 30, 2007 @ 04:04 PM | 9,857 Views
Mk2 Version, 74HC164 decoder chip
Posted by plane_spotter | Jan 30, 2007 @ 03:56 PM | 9,843 Views
Original Dual Conversion RX
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 11, 2006 @ 09:25 AM | 10,503 Views
DIY FM 4channel 35Mhz rx with Bruce Abbott 5 channel code, still in development.
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 11, 2006 @ 09:22 AM | 12,978 Views
DIY FM 4channel 35Mhz rx with Bruce Abbott 4 channel code
Posted by plane_spotter | Nov 02, 2006 @ 02:53 AM | 10,292 Views