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Member postings for Paul Marsh

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Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
19/11/2017 09:27:21

Some of those that were lost were probably people who passed away. No new blood is coming into the hobby and people are getting old/passing on.

Just look at the swap meets, they average age of the people there are around the 70 mark, I'm 43 and the youngest one there!

Great news about the Nationals. Yaay!

Andy's link:

BMFA News Page/SMAE-BMFA-AGM-Subscriptions_2018 & Nationals 2018


Edited By Paul Marsh on 19/11/2017 09:31:46

Thread: Pilot RC Sbach 100cc
18/11/2017 20:27:50

I have a 50cc one and is my favourite model. Maybe next year I will get a 100cc one, with a DLE 120. The current one has a 55cc flat twin and goes well.

Thread: Pesky Little 1S Lipos!
18/11/2017 09:54:50

I found that most of my micro 1s batteries have all failed, probably only last one season, where some of my 3s Lipos are still ok after 10 years. And leave them fully charged all the time and don't find any problems with them failing because of being charged.

Some have puffed up, either because of age or being cooked in an edf, one 4s 4000mah is had failed and the other is just ok in a foam P-51 that doesn't take much current.

The Eflite 2s ones seem to last much longer, maybe because the 1s are working at the limit and their charger is charging more than 1c, which doesn't help.

Thread: 4.8 v or 6 v receiver packs ?
17/11/2017 12:36:17

yak3battery.jpgI'm using more Dual battery systems now, for what it costs, having not one 6v, but two 6v batteries powering your gear through a Dual regulator switch and even using two elevator servos -

16/11/2017 19:15:17

Most 2.4 rx's will stop working at 3.5v. A 4.8v pack only gives a 1.3v margin of error, although charged, a 4.8v pack should be over 5.2v, anyway.

At 3.5v, the rx shuts down and only will reboot after the voltage goes above 3.5v again.
Really only use 6v (cell packs) on 2.4 It is general knowlage, although many JR servos only supposed to work on 4.8v, so you would use a battery 4-cell for the servos and a 6v for the rx, although Hitec, Futaba and others are ok on 6v, but for example JR 591's are not...

Thread: Triple Connector
15/11/2017 13:12:51

On the Yak, I've just done, both elevators went into one via that block. I used two servos for the elevator and didn't use it. Do you want it?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
13/11/2017 15:55:31

Seagull Yak3

yak3u (4).jpg

Thread: The Mini WOT 4 thread
12/11/2017 09:01:50

I got one, though it was a bit boring on 2s, seeing if it will handle a 3s setup.

wot4micro (3).jpg

Thread: BMFA Christmas Swapmeet now with aeromodellers car boot sale.
10/11/2017 14:00:35

I'll go to that. Also see the new site.

Thread: TE stock warped.
09/10/2017 08:30:28

bin it, get new stuff. if it;s warped, then you a re flogging a dead horse and that warp will transfer into your finished product. Use it for scrap bit and buy new.

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
08/10/2017 21:25:52

They don't fit and the polarity is wrong. bought one didn't fit, apparently there are different type of mini molex, Eflite being totally unique.

The pitch for eflite is 1.0, those are 1.25

Edited By Paul Marsh on 08/10/2017 21:26:52

Thread: 4 in 1 ESC.
08/10/2017 16:24:31

I have and had no problems. Still fly this, now on 2.4 and using twice more capacity batteries and 3 s. Seems to cope ok, only need 1/2 power for cruise, where on the heavy 8 cell Nicad, it was full chat, struggle for 6 mins than land.

Was using 3000 mah Nicd 8 cell.

Now using 6000 mah 3 s lipo and still is lighter than the original pack - tail heavy now, so ideally it can go up to 8000mah and be the same weight. Used then 2 x 4000 mah 3 s packs in parallel. and stays up for over 20 mins...


Thread: Horizon Hobbies
08/10/2017 16:05:43

For example, price increases, I wanted some of these:


Falcon, who I work for had one on the shelf, but I needed 4 more, as I wanted to use the mini rx for mini sevos, using normal leads, as getting eflite molex is next to impossible. The one pictured is the orange type differant polarity.

So this pack on the shelf was priced up as £2.99, an old price and no-one ever bought it. So I showed it to Inwood who did a check and they only had one on the shelf. How much?

£9.05p !!!


almost 10 quid for a 1 inch converter lead? no way...

He was surprised as well (not blaming Inwoods), but I needed 4, so for almost £40 might as get a new receiver!!!

Thread: Aerotech B-17
08/10/2017 10:59:44

Cheshire. Nr Stoke-on-Trent.

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
08/10/2017 10:55:58

I love my Spektrum stuff, was going to buy the new DX20, got plenty of money and buy more HH stuff (or did) than any other makes).

Not going to now...

What put me off is:

  • Unavailability of stock;
  • Unreasonable price increases;
  • Poor customer support;
  • Limited retail outlets;
  • Internet forums and lack of communication from Horizon Hobby.

    RI.P. Horizon Hobby

Thread: Aerotech B-17
07/10/2017 15:14:03

I bought a kit years ago, but never built it. I reckon I was going to use 4 x 52 four strokes. I have built the wing and fuz, but needs repairing, but never did.

I have a full set of ABS parts I might sell, if anyone's interested, and/or the remains of the kit I started.

Thread: Air France A-380
01/10/2017 20:32:09

It's not the Rolls-Royce Trent engine this time, but a General Electric/Pratt and Whitney engine,but same non-contained failure as the Qantas Flight 32.

Just about to add a pic. Looks like the whole forward fan/compressor has completely sheared off...

Edited By Paul Marsh on 01/10/2017 20:36:05

Thread: U-2 Dragon Lady
01/10/2017 16:15:05

Edited By Paul Marsh on 01/10/2017 16:15:41

26/09/2017 18:37:42

The Nationals coverage was a bit weak. It's supposed to the their flagship event, and it only got a brief mention, some small photos and only 4 pages.

In comparison, the other less "interesting" events got twice as many pages and a larger text column.

Thread: Seagull p47
22/09/2017 18:14:01

My P47 a couple of years ago. This pic was in the RCM&E mag. Need to fly mine, as not flown it for a while...


Edited By Paul Marsh on 22/09/2017 18:14:21

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