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Thread: Nearly that time of year again... AGMs
14/09/2020 10:31:09

Thanks Denis thumbs up

12/09/2020 13:33:57

BACS club payments - Yes but our free bank account (Nat West) doesn't include online banking and the statement is quarterly. Therefore the treasurer could not be sure if someone had actually paid and so we wouldn't want to then pay the BMFA if they hadn't sad

Who offers free online banking for clubs? (Small club 20 members less than £2k turnover inc BMFA membership)

Thread: What's flying over your house
11/09/2020 10:57:07

Peter, so did we before their training base up the road at Disforth was closed, now they are rare - for us.

10/09/2020 21:35:09

This morning 2 Apaches at about 500' following the A1 north in W Yorks, then this afternoon 1 Apache, 1 Chinook and 1 Osprey all few over the patch heading south.

Thread: In search of a LARGE canopy
03/09/2020 10:04:50

Very nice Stu thumbs up

I too would be interested in a closer look at your undercarriage.

Thread: Focke Wolf Ta 154 Laser
15/08/2020 08:17:35

Chris, "Interesting" - absolutely, just sitting in the wings as I have nothing other than praise to add, please keep it upthumbs up

Thread: Irvine 53 instruction manual
27/07/2020 08:54:56

Sorry don't have a manual, however you may already be aware that Irvine sold out to OS and they then changed some components (still called Irvine with a red case) and these are not interchangeable As a rough guide - Black carb Irvine, Ally carb OS version.

Thread: Orange R620X V3 Rx won't bind to a DSM2 Tx
15/07/2020 08:51:17

Longshot, but have you tried moving further away 3-5m? which worked with my DX 9 when I experienced a binding issue with a Lemon RX.

Thread: Forum weekend prize draw - winners!
10/07/2020 10:45:47

My "Post"man

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Thread: Simon's Grumpy Tigercub
04/07/2020 22:11:05

Very nice Simon I do like a nice twin.

Like others I to have a half cut plan that needs finishing - embarrassed

Thread: Chris Foss Xtra Wot
04/07/2020 22:02:06

Ron that is very, very tasty and all in a couple of weeks. thumbs up

Will the electrons make a laser noise as they rush about wink

Thread: Outdoor Workshop
04/07/2020 10:02:40
Posted by Ron Gray on 03/07/2020 17:11:42:

300mm under floor insulation

No wonder you are as warm as toast wink

On my south facing window I had a mesh roller blind to take the sting out of the light on bright days.

Thread: GooseV2, new lasercut kit build video series.
29/06/2020 07:29:25

"Brilliant Bart" thumbs up

Followed each and every step and really-really appreciate you taking the time to make this series of very detailed videos, a masterclass.

Just need the flying finally smile smilesmile

Thread: Warbirds replicas Tempest
19/06/2020 19:23:13

63" Tempest thumbs up

Like Ron I would convert to IC.

Big fan of Richards kits (109, LA7, BF110) Will groveling get me a discount wink

Thread: The great i.c. / electric finger chopping debate
19/06/2020 19:11:21

What e need is Manny to come up with some personal injury insurance claim numbers for IC and Elec? Ok they won't give the whole picture as % of users won't be known. I seem to remember an editorial in the BMFA mag on just this subject.

18/06/2020 11:10:40

Lets be honest either is seriously going to ruin your day. If a nick neither will stall so repeated slashes. On a major strike the fist blade will either have stalled embedded, removed your finger or broken a blade with the second one also impacting. Possibly more likely with the flimsier elec props. If the resistance is sufficient to stall either prop the IC will not restart. However electric motors deliver constant torque so will restart immediately resistance is lowered or until it or the esc burns out. I believe the potential for repeated strikes is greater for this reason with electric.

Another question may be when/why fingers or other parts of your Anatomy come into contact with props. Any prop when running is obvious and usually avoided although an IC will bring fingers closer to adjust needles or remove glow sticks which I suspect when most IC contact occurs.. An IC won't (in most instances) start unexpectedly. However for electric once armed and there are no signs it is other than a few esc beeps. It frightens the living daylights out of me when I see people reaching through props to install a battery and in particularly with it resting in their lap or returning/leaving a plane in the pits still armed and unrestrained. As a rule you don't see running IC engines left that way. Don't get me wrong I like and fly both.

Thread: Warbirds replicas Tempest
18/06/2020 10:01:02

Arrr very true, Richard is a really nice bloke ----- but a Tempest surprise So 1/2 a story has become 3/4, I can't recall ever seeing one?

Thread: Pug DLG kit build
18/06/2020 08:54:32

Oooooo like it -

Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
15/06/2020 09:52:11

Artf -VQ Hurricane 63", Laser 80, flaps & electric retracts. 9lbs frown (8 1/2 + 1/2 lead) Fly's great although needs a decent scale take-off run but lands quite gently. Well not ripped the retracts/oleo's out yet.

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Edited By Ace on 15/06/2020 09:54:24

Thread: Floatplane waterproofing
06/06/2020 10:43:45

Out of curiosity I did a test for the weight penalty of varnishing the bare wood interior over and above the usual engine/tank bay, 4 sides x 2g = 8g. However as it was water based this relaxed the fibers and bowed the sheet slightly, returning to flat once dried. The test sheet was very thin 1/32" balsa and of course was completely unrestrained and not part of a ridged structure. I doubt the 1/8" sheet in a ridged wot4 fuz would react the same! It also took the film well so may also consider running a brush width under where all the intended film joins will be on the whole airframe. Of course 8g behind the c o g will mean 32g up front but then the laser 100 is over and above normal so useful wt is always better than lead. Will see how I feel when I get to the decision point of the build.

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Varnish (ed) was a spelling mistake not a water smudgeembarrassed

Water test thumbs up

Edited By Ace on 06/06/2020 10:48:54

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