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Thread: Electric Junior 60
30/08/2020 10:02:53
Posted by gangster on 30/08/2020 06:57:08:

Similar questions have been asked on here about electrifying th J60 and have been answered in detail. I have put photos on myself in a few examples. As skipper says a search on this site may we’ll be very helpful


I was was not about electrifying an ic J60 kit. I was asking what the differences were, if any, between the standard Ben Buckle J60 and their electric J60. If there aren't any physical differences eg a longer nose perhaps, why bother to market two separate kits.

28/08/2020 16:40:33

Ben Buckle have a version of their Junior 60 kit for electric power. Does anyone know what, if any, are the differences between this and the standard ic kit?

Thread: Sid King's novice e
25/08/2020 11:38:19

Although understandable, I think there may be a little confusion here. The power set up I gave first, the one recommended by 4max, was for the 50" 3ch Ben Buckle Novice, originally designed for ic, which I've now converted to electric. Designed by Sid King and originally sold by his company, it was called Cotswold Miss.

The plan for Novice E, again by Sid King, is similar, but at 40" is obviously physically smaller and specifically designed for electric power was published in 2015. This is the one fly boy3 is interested in.

Fly boy3, I don't know enough about the dark art to comment on the suitability of your motor, others here are far more knowledgeable. What I can say is that if you are planning to fit ailerons, 3S is the way to go. The size of that 3S lipo in mAh will depend on how the model balances and how much room you have in the model to move the lipo around to get the CG in the right place. 3S x 1300mAh seems a good start point.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 25/08/2020 11:39:53

24/08/2020 18:33:55


24/08/2020 12:15:07

On the Novice E plan, Sid King recommended the following set up:-

Turnigy 2822 1450 kv motor

2S 2200 lipo or 3S 1300 lipo

20 amp ESC

7x5 Prop.

Thread: Kamco Kadet
22/08/2020 16:40:14

This guy on Ebay, is selling laser cut wing ribs for the Kadet.

Thread: Sid King's novice e
22/08/2020 16:30:09


I've recently crossed over to the dark side, and I just finished converting my Sid King Novice to electric. It previously sported an Enya 09.

George Worley at 4max rc was very helpful in choosing the the power train. He recommended the following:-


Motor PO-2830-980 £25.49 -980.html >**LINK**
ESC 4M-ESC30A £17.95 0a.html >**LINK**
Prog Card 4M-PROGCARD £ 9.50 0a.html >**LINK**
Prop PP-FPROP9x6 £ 4.49
-props-grp.html >**LINK**
Spinner P-FSPIN**-40 £ TBA
-spinners-ali.html >**LINK**
Battery PPL-40C3S-1300 £12.99 tm >**LINK**

** = Diameter of spinner you require

This will give approx 1.9lbs of static thrust


If you're still intent on the Novice E, I have the magazine article and plan, if you need to know what Sid King recommended to power that.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 22/08/2020 16:31:57

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 22/08/2020 16:32:29

Thread: The big question, WHEN
12/05/2020 09:18:22

There been a similar conversation on the BMFA Facebook page with members pontificating endlessly to the point where admin ended it.

As I see it, if you're happy to used your club field under the Government guidelines, go fly. If not stay home. Simple.

Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
07/05/2020 10:38:38

The Balsa Cabin posted this on their Facebook page on the 22 April.

"We would like to thank all our customers old and new for there patients in processing there orders. Due to the current covid-19 lockdown we have a very high demand of orders and are unable to turn orders around in our usual 2-3 working days. We have put this notice on a pop up on our website and when speaking to customers advise of them of the situation. There is only 2 of us working and we are doing 13hrs a day 6 days a week to process these orders and unfortunately we do have a back log of orders. Just like most of the mail order businesses at this moment in time.
We just wanted to say that we have had a few rude customers abusing us saying how disgraceful it is that we cannot get these orders out in a reasonable time. We do not lie to you, we are honest about the back log of orders situation yet you abuse us. This is very upsetting when we are working long hours to get your orders processed. Please understand we do not just put wood into an envelope, the wood is selected to your requirements and we have all different shaped parcels of which will contain not only wood but also other items, so this is not just uniform packing.
Please stay safe and take care".
Vanda and David

Thread: Target For Tonight Film
01/05/2020 11:08:48

I've just started watching Target For Tonight a film I recorded a few weeks ago on the Talking Movies channel. I tend to watch films like this in bits and pieces when the Memsiab doing something else.

It's interesting in as much that it was made in 1941 by the Crown Film Unit and all the characters are played by RAF personnel in the roles in which they served. The story centers around a Wellington bomber raid on a target somewhere in Germany. The accents are interesting, RAF personnel sounded quite posh in those days.

However, in one scene, I spotted something I thought was interesting. As the Wellington prepares to take off and the engines are started up, a member of ground staff is seen holding a large pad, I can't think what else to call it, to the exhaust outlet of each engine in turn, presumably to aid starting.

Anyone know the reason for it, something to do with increasing back pressure perhaps? By modern health and safety standards, getting a face full of exhaust fumes seems like a fairly unhealthy thing to be doing.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
27/03/2020 17:13:46

Since our club field closed, ( keep safe Ron ) my wife has started to menace me with a very large and unpleasant looking tin of emulsion paint. Could this be construed as domestic abuse? 😉

Thread: Can I or can I not fly?
24/03/2020 09:25:27

The BMFA is advising all members to stay at home. Check their home page online.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
23/03/2020 20:23:06

This from the BMFD today.

Model Flying in the club environment

It remains the case that in general terms model flying represents a low risk due to the predominantly outdoor nature of the activity and the opportunity to maintain inter-personal separation (a minimum separation of 2 metres is advised).

However, the latest Government advice is that any form of group gathering should be avoided and that those over 70 or with underlying health issues should significantly limit their face-to-face interaction with others. We are also all being urged to avoid non-essential travel. Therefore, our advice is for members to stay at home and finish off that winter project or make an early start on next winter’s masterpiece.

20/03/2020 13:04:18

As the OP when I announced, just a few days ago, the decision that our club had decided to close it's field, the post was met with a barrage of negative comments like " stupid " and " utterly ludicrous " .

Well, is it me, or have the posts become a little more sanguine in the past day or so? Now your fretting over wiping gates and locks, wiping everything down with anti bacterial wipes, and wearing gloves, standing up wind from others.

All I can say is good luck fellers, I hope we are all here after its all over to reminisce about it.

Thread: Sid king novice e aileron wing
16/03/2020 16:59:24

Mark, I have the magazine and the plan. Sid King says the the dihedral angle need to be reduced to 2.5 degrees, with the servo trays sitting on top of the bottom cap strips. If you search EBAy for RC Model World April 2015 you might find someone who has a copy for sale.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
15/03/2020 14:31:57
Posted by Steve Colman on 15/03/2020 13:31:47:

I received an email from my club this morning stating that the regional governing body for aeromodelling activies have imposed a total ban on club activities here in the Aragon region of Spain. I also understand that similar bans have been imposed in the rest of the country too.

At the moment, technically I'm not permitted to leave my home for a simple walk unless it's for an approved activity like food shopping or medicines.

Edited By Steve Colman on 15/03/2020 13:32:10

The BBC afternoon news has just shown police drones flying around Madrid, I think it was, telling people who were out and about, to go home.

15/03/2020 08:09:47

As the OP, "Don't panic" you cry. Well, I think Captain Mainwaring will be doing a lot more huffing and puffing very soon. If Boris Churchill gets his way and you're over 70 you'll be confined to Barracks, so problem solved.

Private Godfrey will be told to stay at home with Sister Dolly. 😉

13/03/2020 16:19:28

Well now, it seems our Club committee's decision to close the field is derided by most here. It's a shame that some of you feel the need to be so vociferous about it. I was only interested to know if your club has discussed it, or had any contingency plans.

Have they made the right decision? Well only time and events will tell.

12/03/2020 18:20:10

Our Club has just decided to close the field until Easter in view of the Corona virus outbreak.. Given the majority of club our members are of a certain age and a number have health issues of some kind or other, I can't disagree with that decision too much. Better safe than sorry and the weather is not exactly conducive to model flying anyway.

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
09/03/2020 18:50:35

Forget toilet rolls and pasta. Much more importantly, there's a Worldwide shortage of Balsa.

The wind turbine industry has been complaining because it's widely used there apparently.

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