Andy Green

Andy Green  |  Feb 06, 2014  |  0 comments
I think it’s fair to say that I’ve come quite late to 2. 4. There are several reasons for this, I’m not an early adopter, I like to see trends and wait for technology to settle down, I’m happy with 35mHz, but mostly it’s because JR didn’t have anything convincing. I did order a JR DSX12, but the supplier was out of stock, and in the interim there were rumours that the Spekrum way of doing 2.
Andy Green  |  Jan 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Whatever you fly these days, you'll be needing plenty of these! It doesn't matter what we fly, whether own-designs, kits or ARTF - if we fly R/C then we have one thing in common - servos - be they high-power digitals or '4 for £10' micros. All servos have one thing in common, usually the attached lead is too short for our installations. In this shortarticle I'll be looking at that unsung hero of our installations - the extension lead, and with some basic equipment, how to make your own. Servo extension leads can be purchased from most retailers but in my experience, only in limited pre-set lengths.
Andy Green  |  Mar 27, 2012  |  0 comments
Tools for the job - Robart centre finder for pin hinges and drill, the other is a Dubro hinge slotting kit. The 3mm spruce is a most useful tool for slotting (see text). Presently (as you may be aware from my build blogs) I have three models ready for fitting out – an Evolution Enigma, a Super 60 and an Astro Hog. The Enigma will use Mylar as per the instructions, whilst the Super 60 and Astro Hog will use pin type hinges.
Andy Green  |  Apr 13, 2010  |  0 comments
With the plethora of plans available for free download* or purchase and the recent surge in building from plans the problem now becomes one of how to produce the plan, there seems to be a lot of advice about how to build once you have the plan, but very little I've found on how to get a printed copy of the plan in the first place. * It is your responsibility to have proper virus scanners and firewalls in place before downloading and opening files from the internet, there are some mean people out there who hide viruses (and worse) inside downloaded files. There are 4 main types of file format you will most likely come across: Raster (jpg, gif, bmp, png, tif) Essentially the difference is Raster files are made up of fixed sized dots called pixels, where each pixel can be a different colour and shade. The problem with scaling these files is down to the fact that it’s the dots you are making bigger, this is why a small picture when enlarged goes a bit fuzzy, and why on TV the forensic team can never recreate a full colour photo fromhalf of a dark CCTV image! Vector These use a mathematical relationship between the points with lines connecting the points, so scaling becomes a matter of maths, not just making the pixels bigger and its precisely this difference that make vector images scale nicely while rasters don't.