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Member postings for David Pearce 4

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Thread: RIZLA +
17/02/2019 18:04:50

I always liked the Rizla. Did it, or its smaller version, ever get published as a plan?


Edited By David Pearce 4 on 17/02/2019 18:05:18

Thread: Removing sticky acetates from new ARTFs
13/12/2018 14:52:03

I guess the advantage of Googone over petrol or lighter fuel is that your wife walks in and says "hmmm, nice smell" rather than "what is that smell?" Handy when you choose to work in the kitchen smiley

13/12/2018 13:15:52

I tried using heat on a small sticker and it came away without much trouble. It left a residue of glue so I used some 'Googone', which is made for removing cellotape glue etc, and the end was result was excellent. I then experimented with just using a drop of Googone under the sticker edge and no heat. This worked well and using a rolling action the sticker came away leaving less residue. Cleaning up with Googone and kitchen roll taking care not to dent the covering.

So Googone works without heat but I guess different combinations of covering material and stickers may need different solutions. So always test first.

I now have an airframe clear of stickers awaiting my own markings.

12/12/2018 17:09:29

Thanks Ken, sounds simple enough, I'll give that a try.

12/12/2018 11:25:40

I've just received a Seagull Challenger ARTF. It's a lovely model but I have to agree with the recent RCME review in that the markings are dull.

I would like to remove some of the stick on acetates and add some contrasting stripes to aid orientation. But before I do, does anyone have any hints or tricks for doing this. If it means too high a risk of damaging the covering I'll live with it.


Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
22/11/2018 21:09:03

My auction for the Sig Demoiselle ended without a bid despite 300 hits and 11 watchers. So I have lowered the start price down to £39 and relisted it on a 3 day auction. It has to go!


Edited By David Pearce 4 on 22/11/2018 21:13:55

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 22/11/2018 21:14:37

22/11/2018 09:06:05

Hope it's okay to bump my auction to to top of the page. It ends tonight.

It's for new in box Sig Demoiselle which doesn't seem to be in stock at UK retailers.


Good luck if you bid.

Thread: Electrifying a WOT4 Pro ARTF
20/11/2018 21:01:30

Thanks Geoff but I was specifically asking about the feasibility of electrifying the ARTF Pro version that is designed for IC:


In the hope that it's lighter and doesn't suffer from being tail heavy. But thanks for your response.


20/11/2018 15:25:51

Thanks Bruce, that's interesting. Adding my own lightening holes (carefully!) to the tail and fuselage is a good idea. A friend did the carbon rod mod you suggested for the elevator which helps too.

He also added spats, no real help to balance but it really improved the appearance.

I'd still like to hear the thoughts of any Wot4 Pro owners on this.


19/11/2018 11:43:43

I used to have the earlier electric balsa ARTF WOT4 and am looking at buying the WOT4 EP/GP as a replacement. But reading blogs on here I see it has the same problem as the earlier version in that it's tail heavy. Many owners report the need for substantial nose weight unless they select a heavy motor and a 5000mah lipo. (I'd prefer using my 4000mah rather than buying new 5000mah)

I was wondering if the Pro version, which is lightened, may be suitable for electric conversion. In other words, would fitting a lipo hatch to the Pro be a better solution than adding nose weight to the EP/GP version? Or are there other difficulties in fitting a electric power?

Any WOT4 Pro owners have a view?

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 19/11/2018 11:56:26

Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
15/11/2018 20:22:09


I'm selling a SIG Pioneers of flight 1909 Demoiselle kit. New in box, no work done on it and complete.


Thread: Real flight 8
05/11/2018 19:27:10

I see nobody has answered Dave's question above. With the demise of Phoenix, I would also like to know the answer. Anyone know?

Thread: RC Retail Gift Cards or vouchers?
30/10/2018 07:57:48

Thanks John, perfect!

29/10/2018 22:19:17
With a big birthday coming up my family are asking the usual question about what to buy me. Does anyone know if any of the RC internet retailers sell gift cards or vouchers?
I haven't found any yet but it would make things easier.
Thread: VQ ARTFs at Hobbyking?
28/10/2018 08:45:08

Thanks for all your responses. There's several models in their range that appeal to me. Also, if I'm right and HK are selling some of them then they look good value for money.

Thanks again

27/10/2018 09:48:54

In this months RCME magazine Hobbyplastic have a large advert for VQ ARTFs. These look very interesting and well priced although it's not easy a find a recent review.

This morning I got an email from HK with their latest offers containing two ARTFs, a Tiger Moth and Siai Marchetti 260. Judging from the wingspan and colour schemes these appear to be VQ products at lower prices.

Worth a purchase I wonder?

Thread: Apex Models Berks
24/05/2018 10:45:00

I was pleased to see Apex models had a spare canopy in stock for my E-Flite Pulse 25e so I placed an order on 9th May. Despite chasing them I have received nothing, apart from the initial confirmation . So today I started the paypal process to get my money back.

Very frustrating when they won't even talk to you. Yes, avoid them and be grateful paypal is good at refunds.

Thread: Oracover(profilm), solarfilm & HK Film
11/05/2018 20:08:34

dscf2442.jpgI did this with HK film. No problems with curves such as the wing tips. Good colour range and great price.dscf2441.jpg

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 11/05/2018 20:09:33

Thread: Recommendations for small pillar drill
17/04/2018 15:05:16

Thank you for your helpful advice. I think £80 is a reasonable budget and something like the Clarke is as big as I need but I do take your point Timothy about not going too small.

Thanks again.

17/04/2018 14:10:47

My new workshop is nearly complete and I'm looking for a pillar drill. I mainly fly ARTFs and build from kits, all electric. So my needs are simple, just to improve on the accuracy of a hand held drill but no requirement for drilling heavy metal.

Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated, thanks.

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