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Thread: Multi-Protocol 2.4G
14/11/2017 15:07:48

Well it looks like being locked into one 2.4ghz protocol might becomming to a end, has anyone tried this radio very tempting and very Futaba ish in it looks

Thread: Site problem?
13/11/2017 22:52:17

Run ccleaner that should clear all history , cache etc , used it for years just the free version just have to manually do it once in a while here

Thread: S6R compatibility
09/11/2017 13:50:13

it does if your tx does d8 mode look in setting page in model set up to check (if teranis ) otherwise get the none eu s6r

Thread: Futaba T6K V2 And Graupner mz-12
08/11/2017 23:06:41

don't just consider the two base Tx's mentioned the but I think the Q X7s give fantastic value for the money with cheaper rx and telemetry items which looks like the mz 12 pro is competing with, both made in China,

The two tx's are 16 channel and 12 channel respectively and both leave the Futaba way behind in features/ value etc

Thread: Powered Glider Recomendation
07/11/2017 09:17:27

What about the great planes Kunai for something different see a review here

it is a versatile 'warm liner' and is more sturdy than a fomie available here receiver ready and elsewhere

plenty of videos on you tube

Thread: Valenta models, Czech Republic - UK suppliers
28/10/2017 09:45:52

Try this person Bernie deals with them here in the uk **LINK**

Thread: Fuel Choice?
27/10/2017 20:58:39
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 27/10/2017 20:43:56:

Dont really matter now, Winter is almost here.

No doom and gloom for me , some of the best days I have had flying are on a still winters day, admit it too few and far between, but the winter hack braves it all.

27/10/2017 17:02:49
Posted by John Stainforth on 27/10/2017 16:25:27:

Another vote for Optifuels, certainly for OS and Saito engines. I generally Optimix 12 2 stroke as a compromise for both, although there is 4-stroke version with slightly higher oil content.

Jon Harper recommends Techics Laser 5 for Laser engines (I think); maybe he would like to comment.

Yes I have heard that and laser 5 has 15% . Its uses ML70 which is a good oil (synthetic) and thats what I used when I used to mix my own a few years back and at 15% too

27/10/2017 14:59:49

ohh! dear the second had here say about a certain oil ( OS did have a problem with certain liners coatings a few years back i seem to remember) , with modern synth oils you doun't need as much oil for it to do the job and i have been using it for years and so have many others with out any issues

with this fuel i believe it uses one of the fuchs oild due to it anti corosion properties , this oil is fantastic but you must not use other oils as it will not mix. see here for a oil content clue ( in german) and here for use. ( use google translate)

I belive the other low oil they use is this

this info should help inform ones personal opinion and we all have one cheekyangel

27/10/2017 08:50:15

Prosynth 2000 5% and never need afterrun if run lean at last last shut down of engine, unles Its long storage time.

Easy and reliable mail order

and if i run short only use fuel with no caster, as with modern synthetic oils being so much better

Thread: my new full range 16 channel Rx is a bit big!
21/10/2017 11:45:37
Posted by Percy Verance on 21/10/2017 11:14:29:

And it's something else to go wrong...... The more bits and bobs you add or plug in, means more links in the control chain.

Edited By Percy Verance on 21/10/2017 11:15:50

normal rx's have digital to pwm converters built in, with this it is a separate module that can be located where you want it, so not really more to go wrong. With a 4 servo wing you only need one connection and the pwm converter, so is more simple in a way and  same amount of electronics.

As Frank says in this case i will be using it as a extra redundancy rx , so in effect i will have 4 ariels looking for the best signal

Edited By flight1 on 21/10/2017 11:47:07

Thread: G-FOUR
20/10/2017 20:44:31

looking good Pete , shame it will be perfect maidan flight day tomorrow with gusts of only 60mph expected . looks like i will be covering wings tomorrow

Thread: my new full range 16 channel Rx is a bit big!
20/10/2017 20:22:17
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 20/10/2017 19:42:56:

Ah, but will it improve my flying?

no some things can't be improvedlaughdevil and like me you won't be able to blame the radio link as is is robust and you will just have to have broad shoulders and take the blame and accept it was just a human brain fartsurprise

20/10/2017 18:01:20

Got my new RX today and they can really make things small these days as you can see in the picture it is next to a 5 pence piece for size comparison.

This is full range and has telemetry and 16 channel amazing.

going to use this as a redundancy rx another redundancy bus RX (RX8R) in a large 33% plane so should fit (just)

r sxr.jpg

Edited By flight1 on 20/10/2017 18:03:53

Thread: Rabbit Problems
14/10/2017 23:30:45
Posted by cymaz on 14/10/2017 20:11:42:
Posted by flight1 on 14/10/2017 20:00:04:

The strip cymas is talking about is already 20m wide and 100m long, thats a lot plus there is a cross strip for tangent wind days of about 25m of that. and it is well dug by the rabbits and getting worse each year, Astroturf is a goood idea but i think the size might need to be shrunk a bit, since the sheep have been removed from the field a few years ago this is become a factor. I vote for astro turf

Rich, Mike also thinks the astroturf is a winner, does he?

Edited By cymaz on 14/10/2017 20:12:49

YUP

14/10/2017 20:00:04

The strip cymas is talking about is already 20m wide and 100m long, thats a lot plus there is a cross strip for tangent wind days of about 25m of that. and it is well dug by the rabbits and getting worse each year, Astroturf is a goood idea but i think the size might need to be shrunk a bit, since the sheep have been removed from the field a few years ago this is become a factor. I vote for astro turf

Thread: model shop service
06/10/2017 18:55:48
Posted by stewart BAKER on 06/10/2017 18:52:52:

flight 1 wots an Arcanum. not another foamie I hope .

here you gowinksmiley

1. A deep secret; a mystery.
2. often arcana Specialized knowledge or details unknown to or misunderstood by the average person: "a private-equity investor whose specialty was the arcana of the banking industry" (Andrew Ross Sorkin).
3. A secret essence or remedy; an elixir.

Edited By flight1 on 06/10/2017 18:56:17

06/10/2017 18:54:14
Posted by stewart BAKER on 06/10/2017 18:49:47:

sorry my mistake I should have said Steve Webbs ..Frodsham.

No need to be sorry , i have tucked into a large glass of wine as being my Friday indulgence

06/10/2017 18:48:22
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 06/10/2017 18:38:35:

Flight 1, here you go https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ surprised you haven't come across Webbies, aka Steve Webb Models and Servo Shop.

cheeky YEs but I know them as Steve Webb Models and webbies means

Webbies is an association of people who Eat while on the web, Pray to the Gods residing in Silicon Valley, Love the Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburgs of the world, and Sleep while continuously dreaming about what can be the next breakthrough app. The web is our home. We comprise of people who jump in excitement when they feel they have cracked the design or the algorithm they were working on, people who are deeply passionate about what they are doing. "We are here to build a more beautiful and a more interactive web." Find us at webbies.co

[Edited for inappropriate language - Mods]

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 06/10/2017 19:42:49

06/10/2017 18:29:18

arcanums can be misleading who is webbies? good service needs clarity, or is it only mesurprise

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