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Thread: Wing Tubes
23/02/2018 05:42:32

If the wing has dihedral t​hen that will limit the length of tube you can use before it will protrude from the top of the wing. With the danger being it may end up too short to be strong enough. A flat wing will allow a full width gube if you really wanted

Thread: Best Plane You Have Owned
19/02/2018 06:45:47
Posted by cymaz on 18/02/2018 15:06:45:

Just wondering....why are all the best flying artf designs always discontinued after a few short years.angry Maybe its due to the manufacturer not shipping enough because no-one is crashing them

Hanger 9/ horizon hobbies are particularly bad for this. I guess it is their marketing strategy. Spares supplies also soon dry up "encouraging" you to but new models. I guess it also keeps the copy cats one step behind (look at multiplex and their easy star)

but it can be frustrating when a particularly sweet model becomes no longer available.

Edited By Phil 9 on 19/02/2018 06:50:31

Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
17/02/2018 23:06:58

Ebay foam corsair. I never actually got it to fly. SFM eindecker was a close second

Thread: Electric Cars.
17/02/2018 17:08:58
Posted by Percy Verance on 17/02/2018 16:52:04:

. Few people buy a new car and keep it for 8 years.........

why is that. I think a car should last 12 years minimum and electric cars should in theory last longer with less moving parts and less to go wrong if the battery can be changed and is not an integral part of the car.

17/02/2018 12:59:14
Posted by Ikura on 17/02/2018 12:49:01:

Anyway, I'm off to start building a Proctor Antic and will probably stick one of those newfangled electric motors up front. wink 2

no a glow engine would be a much better option

Thread: New Retro Web Site
17/02/2018 12:44:48

at what point does something stop being out of date and start being retro

ebay skips retro and goes straight to vintage.


I do not mean to put down the new forum

Edited By Phil 9 on 17/02/2018 12:54:21

Thread: Electric Cars.
17/02/2018 12:22:33

you could always convert your old car to electric

17/02/2018 10:51:24

I will need to look It up but it sounds like 15mph applies to electric vehicals and any ic engine makes a vehicle a motor vehicle

Edited By Phil 9 on 17/02/2018 11:02:27

17/02/2018 09:39:41
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 17/02/2018 09:28:02:

But can you drive it without a licence in the UK Peter?

I think anything that can exceed 15mph under its own power is classed as a motor vehicle in the uk. At least that is what Halfords told me when I looked at their electric bikes

16/02/2018 18:00:40

Well this could all be a moot point. If road congestion gets any worse than what I sat in today any type of car will be a poor choice of transport

Edited By Phil 9 on 16/02/2018 18:16:15

Thread: Not quite a beginner, but....
16/02/2018 12:16:32

a lotof clubs have a trainer available for you to try without having to buy one

Thread: Insuring my models
16/02/2018 11:35:13
Posted by Denis Watkins on 16/02/2018 10:39:39:

Surely the workshop deserves a dedicated Alarm System Earnie, and all you can do with doors.

I have known workshops with floor to ceiling brickwork with no windows, but that is a bind with no daylight.

Another colleague had steel window and door covers, integrated and padlocked for daytime removal.

Priceless stuff needs priceless protection.

good point there. prevention is much better than trying to recover after a break in

16/02/2018 10:20:34

It an item that is difficult t​o replace you can not just go and buy another as with an ARTF or a Tx for example. As for monetary value I think you have two options. 1. Estimate the cost of materials that went into the build. Or estimate the value of the model if you were to sell it . The time you put into it is probably impossible to insure

Thread: Electric Cars.
16/02/2018 08:15:15
Posted by Cuban8 on 16/02/2018 08:03:19:

I spent a couple of years working as a field service engineer based in N.Essex and would often have to fit in calls to Birmingham and Southampton in a single day. Unless you wanted a 14 hr day, taking a break was out of the question outside of a brief 'comfort stop' and quick sandwich. An electric vehicle on the lines of even the very best that we have today, would have been useless. Was glad to pack that job in - paid well, but who wants to be the richest man in the graveyard?

maybe we will have to change our ways and transporting people by car will become only for shorter distances. Maybe the electric car can never be as good as a petrol car but that does not mean it will not still replace them. There are many examples in history when a technology has peaked but we then settle for something not as good for everyday use (mostly for economical reasons)

Thread: Old On/Off Switch - big voltage drop!
15/02/2018 21:30:18

Switches are cheap i​n comparison to the value of the model. Just get a new one if there is any doubt. Why risk it

Thread: Own Design 2m F3A Model
15/02/2018 18:22:55

can you tell me where you got your wing tubes from

Thread: Holy Grail - Full House Electric
15/02/2018 12:28:19
Posted by MattyB on 15/02/2018 11:32:48:

Why would you want flaps and spoilers in a 2m model? Pretty much pointless, crow will be far more effective than spoilers in all situations, hence why you are not really finding anything that meets your requirements. The only reason for spoilers these days is for scale fidelity IMO.

Edited By MattyB on 15/02/2018 11:33:48

a 4 servo wing gives you a great deal of options but you will need more than 6 channels to get the most of it

15/02/2018 10:33:11

Sounds ike its time tu upgrade your TX for one with more Channels l

Thread: Solarfilm
14/02/2018 10:17:48

savile row​ suits are also mostly made in china. You get measured up in the shop they then email the details to the Taylor in china, who in turn couriers your new suit back to London. ​but they don't seem to be keen to advertise the fact. You still get the same high quality product but company's do seem to like letting their customers make incorrect assumptions

Edited By Phil 9 on 14/02/2018 10:22:29

Thread: Six Nations 2018
13/02/2018 19:38:59

England Grand Slam 😊

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