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Member postings for Dai Fledermaus

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Thread: Dash cams
18/01/2020 12:50:45

I've had a MiVue 5 for about 4 years and it's been excellent. Mine has GPS which is a very useful feature. Using MiVue Manage on a computer, it gives you the exact location of the car on the screen map map in the bottom left hand of the video, as well as your speed. If you are unfortunately involved in an accident, it's all too easy for someone to claim you were speeding even if you weren't.

Thread: EPO Glue.
16/01/2020 12:00:36

I know this question has been asked before, but bear with me.

I'm quite familiar with woodworking glues, but I've just bought my first EPO foam model and Hobbyking have given absolutely no suggestion as to a suitable glue to assemble it. In fact there are no instructions at all with it. Hobbykings bit to save the planet, no doubt, despite the fact it came in a whacking great big delivery box, but that's another story.

There is a lot of information online, much of it contradictory, about the glue to use for repairs to EPO and it seems everyone has their own favourite adhesive.

My question is really about a suitable glue for the assembly not so much repairs. Beacon Foam Tac has been mentioned and UHU-POR, but both are classed as contact adhesives and when I think of contact adhesesives, I'm still thinking of Evostick which sticks on contact like the proverbial. Sliding the wings into place with Evostick would be, how could I put it, interesting.

I bought some Gorilla glue a few months ago which I haven't used yet, and a few people have suggested that, but I'm a bit concerned about it's foaming properties. Some have claimed it can sometimes force components apart.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
03/01/2020 10:41:21
Posted by alex nicol on 21/12/2019 11:43:53:

Let say first of all I don't mean to offend and fully appreciate the time and effort our organisations have put into getting this to where it is but does anybody else feel this subject has been done to death and is becoming as tiresome as B@#%it


Never in the field of model flying has so much been written by so many about so little. wink




Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 03/01/2020 10:42:15

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
28/12/2019 14:48:02

As tigerman said, so much has been written on this subject, the question I'm about to ask might already been answered.

Like Peter Miller, I have no problem displaying my ID number on the outside, and there is a danger of making too much out of it, but could someone copy my number? I can't imagine any responsible model flyer doing it, because we are the good guys aren't we, and I can't imagine the Police ever turning up at our Club field just to check, but what's to stop someone copying an Id number, from a photograph published in a magazine or from some web site or forum like this, or indeed, making up a similar number? What means does PC Plod have to check that ID numbers are legitimate? How will he know that Dave flying his drone on that bit of waste ground hasn't `acquired` his ID

I don't imagine they have a CAA database to call upon as they do with motor vehicle licence plates. Or do they?

Thread: Hobbyking
23/12/2019 18:35:43

There are a few things I wanted to order from Hobbyking. I was no hurry for them, but I've checked on their prices several times since the beginning of December, using my iPad and mobile.

Initially, they offered me a 10% discount, as a new customer, with a discount code. Later that discount became 5%, then, last week, no discount at all.

Today, I used my wife's mobile and up popped the 10% discount again, presumably because their web site didn't recognize her mobile. This time, however, I made a note of the discount code, tried again with my iPad - just to prove a point. No discount until I used the code I saved, at which point the price dropped by £8.00.

It would be interesting to know if this works if you are an existing customer.

Thread: Plane Reserection PBS America
29/11/2019 08:59:42

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 29/11/2019 09:02:03

29/11/2019 08:33:54

The PBS America have some really interesting programmes. They've recently finished a series called Plane Reserection which focuses on mostly American classic aircraft which are kept flying by enthusiasts. as well as interviews with veterans who flew them and ground crew who kept them flying.

One episode featured the B24 Liberator which was made in larger numbers than the perhaps more famous B 27 Flying Fortress.At the height of it's production, US factories were turning out a Liberator every 63 minutes. Amazing rate of mass production even by today's standards.

Another jem of information, for me anyway, which came out of another episode on the Lancaster is that it has a casting tail wheel. Taxying is done by steering using the brakes and engines. A bit of a handful for pilots not used to it apparently.

No doubt PBS will repeat Series 1 and 2 of this very watchable programme.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 29/11/2019 08:34:35

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 29/11/2019 08:35:39

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
02/11/2019 15:10:05


England showed petulant behaviour in not clapping the referee and match officials and removing their runner up medals. You might say they were bad losers, I couldn't possibly comment.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 02/11/2019 15:14:43

Thread: What are your three favourite war movies?
20/10/2019 10:51:57

You'll see some real stinkers on the Movies For Men channel. I watched one recently, called Operation Dunkirk, so bad I had to watch it to the end where a French resistance fighter, wearing a beret, of course, was flown back to England by the RAF in a bright blue and yellow Stearman biplane. Needless to say it was filmed in America.

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
20/10/2019 10:28:36

What on earth have the Welsh team been drinking, Night Nurse?

I need some Gas and Air after that.

19/10/2019 12:31:34

Found myself in the very weird position of supporting England. There'll be a wailing and gnashing of teeth down under after this hammering.

We can dream, but I can't see any team beating NZ. They've been relentless against Ireland.

Thread: Cleaning engines using ultrasound.
01/10/2019 12:04:45

On the Glow Nation Facebook page, members seen to have excellent results with an ultrasound cleaner and a solution of water and " LA's finest cleaning solution. I've a feeling I've seen for sale on Amazon, but probably a bit of an expense just to clean one engine. These Guys are seriously into Glow engines and mostly take them apart for cleaning as far as I can see.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 01/10/2019 12:08:43

Thread: Better builder than pilot
01/10/2019 11:42:24

I often have " and why do you want to build another one, when you can't fly the ones you have properly " ringing in my ears. sad


Thread: Have You Ever Noticed...
26/09/2019 18:52:51

Dave, have you ever noticed, that whatever forum you patronise, be it aeromodelling or otherwise, there is always some miserable so and so who always has something negative to say, the sort of person who could start an argument in an empty room.

Don't let them get to you.

Thread: Spitfire, Inspiration OF A Nation.
25/09/2019 13:42:47

If you missed Spitfire when it was on in cinemas last year like I did, the television premier is on BBC 4 tomorrow night at nine.

For those of you on Facebook, I can recommend the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight page. Some great videos and information about their flying programs throughout the year. Well worth following.

Thread: Collapse of Thomas Cook
23/09/2019 12:15:25

We to are due to fly to Kos in a few weeks time. Not a TC package deal but our flights were wth Thomas Cook. It's all in the hands of our travel agent now who are trying to find alternative flights. We can at least get a full refund if this alternative doesn't work out.

Thread: Ailerons
23/09/2019 11:04:16
Posted by Denis Watkins on 23/09/2019 10:31:05:

No different Dei

By fly? Do you mean turn and roll etc

Edited By Denis Watkins on 23/09/2019 10:31:27


23/09/2019 10:19:11

Thanks for the feedback fellers.

I was not so much interested in how strip/barn door ailerons are operated, but how they make the model fly. In other words, if you replaced a wing with strip ailerons for a wing with barn door ailerons, would that model fly any differently.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 23/09/2019 10:20:27

22/09/2019 20:55:43

My apologies if this question has been asked before, I have searched but couldn't find any reference to it.

Given two identical model aeroplanes, one fitted with strip ailerons and the other with barn door ailerons of the same surface area, would they roll or turn or in any other way perform differently? Would the type of model be a factor?

Thread: Hi from Penderyn, South Wales
01/08/2019 17:18:55

I'm a member of the Valley Fliers club based in Treharris. I thought there was a model flying club near Hirwaun, but having just looked, I can't find it on the BMFA club finder page.

Living in Penderyn, you're not that far from one of the best slope soaring sites in the Country, the Bwlch mountain overlooking Treorchy.

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