Posted by keven64 |
Apr 14, 2013 @ 09:00 AM | 4,625 Views
Our "friend" and fellow RCGroups member Gordon is selling 'plans collections' on ebay - in addition to those he is selling on their own...
...compilations of plans that, it is simplied, HE has collected - and put onto CD.
That might well be the case - in that he HAS collected them - but they were provided for free - by members of this forum.
He is trying to make fast cash from selling them - which is simply unethical - and downright disgusting...! __________________________________________________
I thought that I would look at one advert in detail:
The above advert is for a set of over '100+ plans'...
this is the text You will receive a CD containing the scanned "Original Kit Plans" in Adobe PDF format which you can take to any print shop and have them make you a set of FULL Sized Plans of your choice!!!
I wrote to him - as below:
These plans are all available as FREE downloads at RCGroups and at Outerzone...
...perhaps you might like to include such a comment within your sales patter ?
His reply, is below.
There is no way all these are available for free.
So - I have placed all the plans he lists into a folder - and discovered that his advert for a CD containing 100+...Continue Reading
Posted by keven64 |
Apr 04, 2010 @ 11:32 AM | 5,750 Views
I've been thinking about making another 'Whisper Jet'.
To be more accurate - I've never really stopped thinking of making another one...!
This second time, I would make the model from depron sheet - as I have a lot of it.
I would use a very easy-to-build KFm2 wing section - with a generous carbon strip spar in the lower 'layer' for some serious strength - and I would use some of the 'new' lipos with increased capacity and greater C-ratings that have become avilable since I last made an EDF model - during the late summer of 2006.
My last '146 had 'engine pods' built around EDF50 units... that were not too 'scale'.
I thought that a new airliner could have EDF40's instead... as those would allow a more scale-like 'engines' - whilst similar output power as before would be available.
On the plus side...
I now have a DX6i transmitter with a small full-range twin-receiver - and lots of small servos. A few more park-flyer receivers, too...
Quite a weight saving over the equipment I would have used before... and much more reliable in respect of interference.
I still have a number of EDF40's with the ubiqutous Feigao 5866kv brushless motors, and so I think I will find my original drawings and patterns - and make a start by making a single engine pod - to suit an EDF40.
If all else fails - I could always get myself a brace of the new brushless EDF's from GWS - and go all-out for brute power - at the expense of high current levels...