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Thread: Sukhoi SU-26
20/07/2019 12:19:29

I usually cut a large outlet for the hot air underneath and to the rear of the cowl. It can’t be seen under there.

Thread: Electric Cars.
20/07/2019 07:44:38

For the other side of the VW strategy **LINK**

20/07/2019 07:36:29
Posted by Percy Verance on 19/07/2019 14:36:13:

Then it's probably best you remain confused and observe progress as it happens......

I'd suggest looking in fairly regularly at It's a site co-sponsored by VW - soon to be one of the largest EV makers - and has regular news updates on various matters.

And as you were banging on about facts previously, I did note your link led to a site which was no more than opinion. In fact it was headed as such.

I can't understand why you seem to be implying that 80% (or more) of future EV drivers won't continue to charge at home? You seem to think that might change? Why?

Edited By Percy Verance on 19/07/2019 14:44:56

I wouldn’t want to tarnish this thread with actual facts Percy!wink

Thread: Sukhoi SU-26
20/07/2019 07:23:04

Nice progress Martin. Not sure about your question, if it is not mentioned in the instructions don’t bother?

My favoured setup is two LiFe batteries for the receiver, and a Tech Aero ign switch as they share the receiver batteries.

Thread: Electric Cars.
19/07/2019 14:32:23
Posted by Percy Verance on 19/07/2019 13:26:11:


I think you've missed the point posting that Bloomberg OPINION link....

There are no infrastructure issues for 80+ % of present electric car owners, as they charge at home.........

And your point is?

Of course there's little issue for current issues dont know I posted that because you are banging on about future use, NOT current use.

You've confused me more Percy please clarify.

19/07/2019 06:55:18

And I am a fan btw. I already stated I was blown away by the performance of my friends Tesla. And I would probably buy an electric m/bike for commuting, if they weren't so ridiculously expensive.

19/07/2019 06:53:11


19/07/2019 06:51:57

As I asked before Percy, this is all fact that you are quoting, right?

I have stated my mere humble opinion on what I see happening. You, however, do not seem to respect that other people have opinions.

We've all got one - that is fact!

19/07/2019 06:32:26
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 18/07/2019 22:34:32:

A relation of mine works for a large construction company, Amey. They have a choice of company cars, one of which is the BMW all electric.


The tax on company cars is changing again in 2020/21, the tax on very low emissions vehicles reduced substantially, and that always affects the market.

18/07/2019 06:43:52
Posted by Don Fry on 17/07/2019 19:59:25:
Posted by Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:34:39:

It's extremely unlikely ( unknown if) any car manufacturer will still be producing hybrids by 2040. Advances in battery technology will ( may) consign them to history way ( or not) before then.

The Government haven't included hybrids in the 2040 ban, but the car makers will ( may, possibly) have moved away from any i.c. engine production before then.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:53:52

Paraphrased by Don Fry. Alterations in brackets. To supply a little balance.


18/07/2019 06:43:12
Posted by Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:34:39:

It's extremely unlikely any car manufacturer will still be producing hybrids by 2040. Advances in battery technology will consign them to history way before then.

The Government haven't included hybrids in the 2040 ban, but the car makers will have moved away from any i.c. engine production before then.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:53:52

You know that for a fact Percy?

Thread: Sukhoi SU-26
17/07/2019 15:25:58

Following with interest! yes

Thread: Electric Cars.
17/07/2019 15:04:46
Posted by Percy Verance on 15/07/2019 13:46:55:

And at some point Keith, they will have to buy EV's, because there will be little else from which to choose. Although the 100% i.c. cut-off point is 2040 - which I personally feel will yet be brought forward - many car makers will have moved towards hybrid and pure electric drivetrains some time before then. Even the mighty BMW themselves anticipate electric cars to be taking 18 to 25% of the market by 2025, and they (BMW) are also considering moving the MINI over to being a 100% electric brand by 2030. There ought to be plenty to go round Keith..... wink I'd have my reservations regarding driving a BMW though.

And they must be a fairly tolerant bunch where you fly Keith. I club I used to fly with had a suggested maximum flight time of 10 minutes. Mind you, there were over a hundred members.

Edited By Percy Verance on 15/07/2019 14:18:16

As I said previous, this is not true, the ban does not include hybrids as far as I am aware. Do you know otherwise?

I have merely stated my opinion in this thread - time will tell - others on the EV bandwagon talk about it, like it is fact!

12/07/2019 08:40:06
Posted by Percy Verance on 10/07/2019 13:41:34:

Well certainly the days of i.c engind passenger car ownership are numbered. It won't be legal to sell or market them after 2040.......

The final line of your post hints at everyone using public transport? Well that's almost funny. Where I live, in a relatively small rural village, the bus service has all but disappeared. There are just 3 per day. Morning, mid-day and one later, about 5 or 6 o clock. That's it. Public transport is hunky dory when all you need is to get there, but if you want to bring 6 bags of cement or half a dozen 2.1 metre lengths of 3x2 home from the nearest builder's merchant (before you ask, they only deliver trade orders) then you'd be stuffed on a bus because they'd not let you on.

I do find it strange you feel the charging infrastructure will never be sufficient. The majority - 80% - of present electric car owners charge at home. Why might you think this percentage may not stay the same when electric cars begin selling in much greater numbers than at present? Surely most EV owners will carry on home charging?

Edited By Percy Verance on 10/07/2019 14:11:00

Your first sentence is not quite true.

How on earth will 80% of ALL current car users be able to charge at home?

12/07/2019 08:23:46
Posted by Don Fry on 08/07/2019 12:43:11:

Long term planned future. Where does that phrase come from. What cars we drive is driven by taxation, and the ability of government to enforce taxation, restrictions on the use of cars, and again the ability of authority to enforce it.

I see precious little planning, just polititions, giving mouthroom to sound bites.

Pure electric is a coming technology, but there can be no planning around what has not been invented. And I don't believe this thread is restrictive to pure electric vehicles.

Andy, does your car come into the plug in electric class?

Exactly, who says ? I read an article recently, and it stated that manufacturers cannot agree on the best way forward.

12/07/2019 08:20:13
Posted by Nigel R on 08/07/2019 09:16:47:

"It's the range thing that always bothers me about electric cars."

A solvable problem. As we've said many times before on this thread I think, the answer there is a hybrid.

If you have charging facilities, 95% of your driving, the daily commute, run to the shops, etc, can be within range of the electric bit. For the other 5%, a petrol generator is on board.

Alternatively, if you have nowhere to (regularly) charge, everything is by petrol.

Or, get an electric bike/scooter for one man commuter journeys and keep the dinosaur for the occasional long distance. Many ways to skin the cat.

I agree totally, and current EV sales are those that it is practical for. Hybrid is much more practical.

Have you seen the cost of electric motorcycles?

07/07/2019 17:53:58

Of course Percy, I totally agree - everyone has one. And it will be genuinely interesting to see how things develop. The current movement for EV is to satisfy current demand. Of course it is a practical solution for millions, it is unpractical for millions more.

I wager I'll still be driving my gas guzzler in 2030. We will see wink

And btw I'm not against them. I commute into London every day on a motorcycle and looked into electric which would be great for me - HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICES!!!!! surprise


Edited By Rich too on 07/07/2019 17:56:24

07/07/2019 17:29:48
Posted by Percy Verance on 31/05/2019 20:05:26:

And for those whom have no on-street charging facility, or whom may live in an apartment, Chinese company Nio have developed a van based charging system using a generator. They claim to be able to offer up to about 60 miles of range in 10 minutes...... The system will remain in China intially, although it may yet appear on other markets. It sounds similar to the system recently introduced by the RAC.

I've also read that Ferrari are to introduce their first hybrid soon.

Edited By Percy Verance on 31/05/2019 20:18:19

That's the solution for most who live in the cities then, white van man.

Hybrid, imho, is the future, its far more practical.

Ford Mustang electric

Ford announced at the Detroit Motor Show 2018 that it will invest $11 billion in electric vehicles, and plans to have 40 electrified vehicles on the road by 2022, 16 of which will be fully electric, while the rest will be plug-in hybrids.


Edited By Rich too on 07/07/2019 17:46:58

Edited By Rich too on 07/07/2019 17:47:56

Thread: CRRC 26cc - Plane suggestions
08/06/2019 09:02:48

WOT 4 XL if you are after something easy to fly.

Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes
04/05/2019 07:23:15

That’s terrible Ron. I would be returning them all to the manufacturer and asking for some compensation.

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