By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Greybeard

Here is a list of all the postings Greybeard has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Sound systems.
26/10/2013 10:49:00

I received a letter from Royal Mail this morning informing me that if I pay them £13.50 plus £32.65 Import Vat then they will deliver the system next Tuesday.

I remain puzzled as to why goods from HK in China do not carry these penalty charges.

Thread: Barnstormer Boys
26/10/2013 10:42:28

My monies on Amazon. devil

25/10/2013 15:52:53
Posted by David Davis on 25/10/2013 15:18:04:

I'm still waiting for my plan.

The delay is to give the rest of us a head start. cool

Thread: Sound systems.
25/10/2013 14:22:52

Then is will have to be The Ride of the Valkyries; because I love the smell of dope in the mornings. devil

25/10/2013 11:25:58
Posted by Mark Reynolds on 25/10/2013 10:23:26:

I need the sound of a siren as well. wink

I'm pretty sure in a few years, all electric planes will have sound as the market gears up for it and the products become cheaper.

I'm sure that you are right.

Thread: How long do HobbyKing normally take to deliver from HK to UK?
25/10/2013 10:36:46
Posted by Martin Harris on 25/10/2013 10:27:22:

Greybeard, I've had various trials and tribulations with HK over the last year or so - eventually resolved satisfactorily and I had a great flight with the offending Hunter yesterday - but the several orders from the UK warehouse I've made have arrived consistently on the 3rd day - ordered one day (early morning or over a week-end) dispatched by end of play the next working day and delivered the day after).

Your 12 day time seems about par for delivery from Hong Kong - many people have found that they have inadvertently ordered from there when they assumed they had selected the UK warehouse - did yours definitely come from Felixstowe?

No idea, I ordered it on the UK site of that I am certain. As far as I'm concerned it's a M.M. operation of which I shall steer clear for all but the most non-urgent requirements that cannot be obtained anywhere else.

25/10/2013 10:12:34

I managed to place a small order on the UK site as a trial for materials in stock and delivery took 12 days after I received an email from them saying that my order had been dispatched.

Thread: Sound systems.
25/10/2013 07:49:44

Actually it is the machine guns that I really need. wink

24/10/2013 16:44:06
Posted by Model Sounds Inc. on 24/10/2013 16:07:59:
Posted by Greybeard on 24/10/2013 15:25:18:
Posted by Model Sounds Inc. on 24/10/2013 13:40:47:
Posted by Greybeard on 24/10/2013 07:54:50:

David, As an aside it is not a good idea to use a postal system that links with our Royal Mail for delivery because not only do they take forever to sort out the taxes due but they also charge £10 for the privilege of doing it. FedEx are much better because they deliver without delay and just provide an invoice, without a clearing fee, which can be paid on line. I suppose I should have told you that when I placed my order. crying

Hi, we always use the postal system for deliveries (to over 45 countries, BTW), unless otherwise requested by the customer since it ALWAYS works out to be less expensive for the customer. If we had used a courier service such as FedEx or UPS , they charge MUCH more than Canada Post even taking into account the £10 brokerage fee that Royal Mail charge.

Regards,
David

Thanks David, I'm sure that you are right, I shall just have to be patient and let the wheels of commerce grind even if it is exceedingly slowly. sad

24/10/2013 15:25:18
Posted by Model Sounds Inc. on 24/10/2013 13:40:47:
Posted by Greybeard on 24/10/2013 07:54:50:

I am awaiting delivery of my system (which it seems has been in UK customs for a week) and intend mounting downward firing speakers in the wing. I’m wondering if, since the covering will be doped nylon, should I install balsa sheeting over the top of the speakers to act as sound reflectors?

By "downward" I assume you mean the speaker cone is facing outwards, i.e. down when the plane is in normal, level flight? Doped nylon is not going to let the sound out very well. And using balsa in speaker box construction is not good because it is too soft. A speaker box should be as rigid and sturdy as possible.

Yes the speakers will be mounted in the wing pointing down. Whilst the wing is of traditional balsa construction which will be nylon covered and doped I will not dope the nylon over the speakers since these will be covered by a removable panel. From your comments it seems that I need to construct ply speaker boxes.

David, As an aside it is not a good idea to use a postal system that links with our Royal Mail for delivery because not only do they take forever to sort out the taxes due but they also charge £10 for the privilege of doing it. FedEx are much better because they deliver without delay and just provide an invoice, without a clearing fee, which can be paid on line. I suppose I should have told you that when I placed my order. crying

24/10/2013 07:54:50

I am awaiting delivery of my system (which it seems has been in UK customs for a week) and intend mounting downward firing speakers in the wing. I’m wondering if, since the covering will be doped nylon, should I install balsa sheeting over the top of the speakers to act as sound reflectors?

Thread: Is IC Dead in the Water?
23/10/2013 15:44:17
Posted by Bill_B on 23/10/2013 14:53:18:
Posted by Justin K on 23/10/2013 13:28:37:
........my favourite electric motor is my Sullivan Starter

A good engine shouldn't need one. devil

Rubbish. The O.S. range is designed around the use of an electric starter according to their instructions.

Thread: Barnstormer Boys
23/10/2013 15:41:54
Posted by David Davis on 23/10/2013 13:43:49:

I'm still waiting for the RCM&E Barnstormer Baby plan. It's been a week now.

Only a week! surprise

Thread: Easy connectors
23/10/2013 11:51:27

I agree, an excellent idea.thumbs up

Thread: Is IC Dead in the Water?
23/10/2013 07:57:49
Posted by David Davis on 23/10/2013 05:26:15:

Will people be collecting electric motors in fifty years' time?

Of course; the copper will have a considerable value. wink

Thread: Electric Flight Safety
22/10/2013 19:24:42

One of the reassuring points to come out of this discussion is that no one has come forward to say that they have experienced uncontrolled restarts from shutdown speed controllers or receivers in failsafe, which gives me a little more confidence in them. So whilst it seems prudent to ask for an arming plug to be fitted to break the battery supply where possible we can also rely on the other means of preventing an unintentional restart as outlined in my opening post with a high degree of certainty that they will work as intended.

Thank you all for your responses.

Thread: Is IC Dead in the Water?
22/10/2013 19:13:03

I must be the odd one out as I am one of those changing over from i.c. nitro 4 strokes between 8 and 30cc to electric and I certainly intend going much larger.

Thread: Barnstormer Boys
22/10/2013 15:58:14

Andy, no silencer just the stub, it's a quiet motor.

I owned one in about 1987 and I cannot remember it being noise tested but the club I flew at enforced the 82db limit so I imagine it must have passed that. If you do find that you need a silencer it won't have to be much of one.

Thread: Seafire restoration and flying
22/10/2013 15:52:17

I want one.

Thread: Barnstormer Boys
22/10/2013 11:50:07
Posted by Andy Green on 22/10/2013 10:40:13:

I'm in.

Barnstormer 72. I have an original OS60 four stroke (open rockers).

Just order the bits from DBS&S

Does anyone have a parts list, I'll be going to Gaydon this weekend and I don't expect to have the plan by then to work out the bits myself.

A

A good choice of engine, I had one once in an 84" Powerhouse which it flew very well.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
CML
Revoc
Gliders Distribution
Overlander
Wings & Wheels 2018
Motion RC
Airtek Hobbies
Slec
electricwingman 2017
Advertise With Us
Sarik
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Which part of building a new traditional balsa aeroplane do you enjoy the most?
Q: Which part of building a new traditional balsa aeroplane do you enjoy the most?

 Research & choosing the model
 Building the fuselage
 Installing the engine and radio systems
 Building the flying surfaces
 Covering/painting/finishing
 All of it!
 None of it. I'd rather someone else did it!
 Other

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us