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Thread: Are Britain's Air Defences that stretched?
27/05/2013 10:43:05

... oh dear, there's always one ....

... read again, I said ' reminds me of ' .... No criticism against the movies, merely an observation, as I mentioned to Phil in a later post I've seen them and enjoyed them ..... they used whatever materials they had available at the time

as for news papers ... I read them but not the cheap 2 minute 'comics', ... draw your own conclusions, I've seen enuff 'misinformation' and 'sensationalism' in them in my lifetime !!

Nuff said ... over and out .....

26/05/2013 20:21:21

... just googled The Blue Max , made in 1966 !! Oh god I'm getting old .... crook

... LOL

26/05/2013 20:08:13

... Hey nice one Phil !!

Yep, I enjoyed the film too smile

26/05/2013 17:58:59

..... as usual they think the general public are ignorant morons who believe anything they show us ... reminds me of those aviation war/action movies where on close inspection we spot that the formation of Fokker D7's are actually Tiger Moths with German crosses hastily painted on them, and the Japanese Zeros turn out to be American Harvards with japanese markings etc etc ... Judging by the 'pic' above they must be getting better with their 'free trial' eddition of photo shop that came with their printer, other wise we would have spotted the thin fishing line holding the 2  'Airfix' model aircraft up smile p

Edited By Ronaldo on 26/05/2013 18:03:56

Thread: Pull-pull cable crimps
18/05/2013 23:32:57

Hey, we're in luck teeth 2 'brass tube' in the B&Q search box found it. They do 2mm 4mm and 6mm.

I'll have to call in on my travels and stock up again. must have been 3 years or so when i last bought some. A metre goes a long way.




18/05/2013 23:07:06

Thats a pity NigelH, I could do with some more. There must be some other hardware suppliers somewhere that sell brass tubing by the metre, would be better than buying by the foot at model shops, cos i've also been using other sizes for fuel tanks, smoke systems, etc, its surprising what other uses they come in handy for. I'll post if i find another supplier. Thanks for the info'

18/05/2013 22:39:07

i've been using thin brass tubing i bought from B&Q some time ago , it was cheap, and sold by the metre. I cut mine with a stanley knife, i just roll it under the sharp of the blade on a cutting mat and it cuts easily. Last time i looked, they still stocked it. If you do a lot of closed loops as i have over the years, a metre does many models.

Thread: DX8 RF board fault
14/05/2013 21:20:29

The more I read the forums since I've 'converted' to Spektrum, it seems this is a problem cropping up right across the range of their Tx's. I had to have the RF board replaced on my 'QQDX18' when new 'out of the box' ! ... luckily I never lost a model, I spotted the fault at the field when doing 'reduced power' range check, and lost the signal at 14 paces even when the model was held up at head height. Returned it to Horizon Hobby, and credit to them they repaired and returned the Tx within 4 days of me sending it to them, ... but how it ever got past Spektum quality control ...... well I dunno ! ! face 11

Working great now ... so far. Had powered gliders (unintentionally) thermal almost out of sight, and still had control. Its only my second Spektrum Tx, I had the silver DX18 first before getting the QQ edition and had no trouble with that at all. Been a JR disciple for donkey years till the price of a DSX12 nearly gave me heart failure...... £1600 ! So now fingers crossed ... hope I have no more trouble with my QQ cos I luv it, programming is so user friendly, and does everything I am ever likely to need from it smile

Thread: How 'wet' can a brushless get?
14/05/2013 20:15:42

Hey !! ... at last a perfect solution for those 'aquaplaning' takeoffs and landings on my wet flying field ... go electric ! teeth 2

Thread: Too Windy To Fly
11/05/2013 00:39:43

Wind ... ?? Wots that ?? .... yes its not pleasant at all flying in very windy conditions, but since i have now also ventured into fully molded electric powered gliders .... wind isnt a problem ( within reason ) I got myself an RCRCM Sun Bird and a Hornet, they cut through a strong head wind like a hot knife through butter .... but flying back on the down wind leg is a bit lively and quick ! LOL, and you need to remember not to leave it too late to turn round back into wind again as the model can get quite a distance away, but a good powerful motor soon fetches it back over head again. But having said that, ..... yes I'm also looking forwards to calmer days again so I can get the sun lotion on, deck chairs out and my big petrol models out again without having to hammer tent pegs into the ground and tie everything down.

When I was learning to fly I often met with frustration .... either the day wasn't good, wet 'windy' sometimes both ... or an instructor wasn't around,.... and then again when everything was 'just right' .... I would be at work ! The thing to do is to keep at it and learn when you can, and then all the frustration is soon forgotton when you do have a good day with a few good flights behind you ... and then sure enough comes that magic moment when you discover to your amazement that you really can take off, fly a dozen or so circuits, and land safely all on your own !! teeth 2

Thread: Big thankyou to 'Model Shop Leeds' and Horizon Hobby UK
29/04/2013 00:56:44

hmmm ... well i did another more detailed search for any DX18QQ RF problems, and this time found on that another 2 modellers had to have not only an RF board replaced, but an antenna replaced too. Unfortunately the loss of signal cost one a model ! I guess i was lucky and realised something was wrong when i did a range check from new, before i did any serious flying. Bit scary tho as I have a couple large 100 cc models, but you can bet i'll only be flying smaller stuff a while till i'm 150% satisfied that all is ok !

Still love the DX18QQ tho', it's so user friendly for programming. Can only hope this a rare occurence and we have no more probs. I'll be watching out in the forums in future for anymore news.

Yes cymaz, appreciation of good services should be shouted out from the rooftops, nothing gets round better than word of mouth amongst modellers ... and as you say this could encourage other outlets too. I always try to support my local model shop, they have been around for as long as i can remember, when i first started out buying balsa, dope, tissue, KielKraft rubber power kits, control line kits from them as a kid, ... ohhh happy days ( and a long time ago ) They have managed to stay in business and keep their heads above water, while i've witnessed other model shops close down.

Well hey i'd better go .... my candle is almost burnt out surprise

27/04/2013 22:18:38

thanks for the info, wasn't aware of that, haven't been with spektrum very long

my bro' is just starting out in the hobby, he's got a dx6 ... seems ok up to now, but i'll check it out for him

27/04/2013 20:35:05

.... well thats true Percy, it should have been faultless when i bought it .. ... just glad it got back to me within 4 days , i've heard others have had to wait months for returns with other brands, plus as it is a limited edition, the Tx isnt really replaceable with another as i believe they have all been sold. Not had any probs with spektrum gear in the past, so lets hope all is ok now.

... Ben, it was loss of range on the range check. when i did the range check on the 'reduced power' setting, i could ony get as far as 14 to 16 paces then i lost all signal, as the manual says, the range check should start at around 30 paces ... i've since tried it and now its good for at least 50 paces and more on the 'reduced power' range check setting.

They replaced the RF board. I've 'googled' this problem with the QQTX online, but no news of it happening to anyone else, so lets hope its just a 'one off'.


27/04/2013 16:14:16

Ps .... I must not forget the rest of the guys at 'Model Shop Leeds' they are all a good helpful bunch.

27/04/2013 16:10:20

Thanks to Martin of 'Model Shop Leeds' for returning my new DX18QQ to Horizon Hobby to repair a fault (credit to Martin seeing as I never bought the Tx from him, but he couldn't have been more helpful ) Also thanks to 'Horizon Hobby UK' for responding so quickly. Martin sent the Tx on the monday, it came back to me repaired on the friday of the same week ! Is that good service or wot ??!! smile

Thread: Anyone dealt with Podium RC ?
09/04/2013 19:21:24

Hi guys, thanks for all your helpful input. My new Tx case has arrived ! teeth 2

I gave PodiumRC another week ( thats now week number 5 ), then phoned them again. They replied that the item was returned back to them just hours earlier that very same day from the post office and were just about to post it off again, ... some issue with my address ... but my address was correct and confirmed over the phone as well as online ... but then that left me wondering ... if it was posted as they say 4 weeks earlier then why didn't they debit my card at the time of posting dont know ?? Anyway they posted it again, and they debited my card at the same time. New Tx case arrived 2 days after ....and a very nice piece of kit it is too ! teeth 2

So all turned out well in the end ...... now I'm just waiting for some nice warm sunny weather to dry out my club flying field ! ...... hmmm is that also available to order on line I wonder ??? ... but not from PodiumRC I don't think .........

01/04/2013 00:42:48

Thanks for that. It looks like many have mixed feelings about them,... from being very good, to the point of being very slow, and then even some none delivery of items ! At least they have'nt taken any money off me yet, so to be fair I'll give them more time to get the Easter break over with, then if no joy I'll cancel.

I've seen the same Tx case offered on Wheelspin models, ... but ... I'll check them out first on the forums and google smile

31/03/2013 23:11:50

Hi all.

Just wondered if anyone has had any dealings with '' ? I'm not trying to discredit them, I'm just not getting any joy with them.

I ordered a Spektrum Tx case from them a month ago 28/02/13, they said it would take a week to arrive as it was in a warehouse, also said they would not debit my card untill the item was posted ... anyway a month later ... it's still not arrived. Phoned them 3 times over the last 3 weeks, each time they told me it had been posted a week after placing my order and its on its way. Each time they could not give me a tracking number even tho' they say they sent it by Royal Mail, they asked for my phone number, said they would get back to me with tracking number .... guess what? ... I'm still waiting. Strange thing is ... even tho' they claim to have posted it to me 3 weeks ago they still have'nt debited the payment from my card.

I've never dealt with them before, is there anyone out there who knows anything about them ? Usually I've had very good service from other online dealers, but it seems like I've just been totally ignored.


Thread: transmitters bang for bucks
16/12/2012 16:02:49

All through my modeling I've been a JR disciple, I loved the DSX9 .... but not anymore. When I wanted to upgrade to theJR DSX12, the ridiculous price tag of £1600 put me right off ! So then I started looking at the Spektrum DX18 ... read the reviews etc, they are not the cheap sets I once thought they were ! They are good sets at an affordable price. I went and bought the DX18 + Rx for £550 and so far does everything I would expect from the £1600 DSX12. Very user friendly programming and a decent roller button that my thumb doesn't slip on when tying to roll it. Does everything I want from it and more, and never missed a beat ! All for £1050 less than the JR. In fact the cash I've saved would fully kit me out with a new petrol jobby ready to fly in the new year smile d

Thread: Carbon Fibre Undercarriage
02/09/2012 02:03:44

Tho' the thread is a few months old, I just thought I would add my 'tuppence' worth ...

I know of fellow modelers who have had 'carbon' undercarriages from 'Carbon Copy' failing on heavy/bumpy landings. On inspection the layers of fibres were delaminating at the stress points where the bend is as it curves away from the mounting plate to the leg itself, and as mentioned in an earlier post this also was in fact a 'sandwich' of a single layer of carbon fibre top and bottom, with ordinary glass fibre sandwiched in between. This wasnt obvious to the eye untill it delaminanated, and we pulled apart the laminations. At first glance when new it appeared to be solid carbon which it obviously is not, so beware !! they were sold as 'Carbon' with a 'carbon' price tag ! Possibly they may have put this right by now, I dont know, as I refuse to have one from them, but would be worth checking out with them if they are 'solid' carbon first as it cost my mate a time consuming model repair job when his undercarriage failed.

I fly 100cc + size models with 'solid' carbon undercarriages that came with the kits, and never had one fail ... yet. As someone mentioned earlier probably one would have to pile in and destroy the model before the 'solid' carbon undercarriage would break !! ( but i'm not about to test that theory in a hurry lol )


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