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Member postings for Gordon Tarling

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Thread: BMFA Nationals 2017
25/08/2017 12:30:45

Monday is really a 'pack up and go home' day for many of the traders and other people there. There's never been a Monday showline in the past, so can't think there'd be one this year. Go Saturday and risk getting earache. smile

Thread: Airborne Data Logging
25/08/2017 12:27:33

I've had an Eagletree logger for many years and it's a very useful bit of kit. It's largely been made redundant by the built in logging of my Jeti radio, though it still has its uses. The only 'problem' I've ever experienced is that the Powerpanel LCD display sometimes freezes when started up, but usually easily resolved by a restart.

Thread: BMFA Nationals 2017
18/08/2017 12:55:53

There IS a fair bit of info on the BMFA website, including a traders list. It'll probably be updated over the next few days.

Thread: Puffin Models Models Wanted
07/08/2017 11:24:15

John - I still have the OBAG Donald seaplane kit that you sold me all those years ago - totally untouched! Let me know if you'd like it back.smiley


Thread: Construction & repair tools
05/08/2017 11:38:30
Posted by Robert Badger 1 on 30/07/2017 14:51:45:

A chap was selling magnetic building boards and jigs at Weston Park and Cosford LMA. I did grab his business card with his web address, I have mislaid it. Can anybody help?

Think it's this chap. He doesn't seem to have his own website.

Thread: Seagull Sparrow Hawk .61 1.6m ARTF
04/08/2017 11:36:50

My advice would be to use a higher pitch prop. A 13 x 8 may work OK, but I think I'd try a 13 x 10 if it were my own model. I doubt you'll notice any reduction in takeoff performance and you can always throttle back if the model is too fast.

Thread: Visiting the UK in September
23/07/2017 12:27:10

Barry, you can get fairly close to most Shuttleworth aircraft most of the time. If you want to be sure that a particular aircraft will be on display, then best to email them beforehand - they're usually very helpful. If you want even closer access to any aircraft, behind the barriers, then this has to be arranged in advance for when an escort will be available. There's also an extra charge made for this, around £25 if I recall correctly. As has already been said, the DH Museum at London Colney is worth visiting if you're in the area.

Thread: Proposed new drone legislation/registration
22/07/2017 12:42:38

Who were the other 212?

211 now - I responded. I have to admit that I'm quite disappointed to see that only 213 responded - perhaps head in the sand and think it won't apply to them? Wake up folks, this IS coming!

Thread: Lipo Bags Rule OK!
22/07/2017 12:16:59
Posted by Gurth Scriven 2 on 21/07/2017 15:48:24:

.So a couple of concerns, if stored outside how cold can LiPos be stored (charged) without them coming to any harm? Indoors ammo boxes might seem a great idea, but if a LiPo self destructs inside an ammo box, if gas tight is it going to go off POP, and if not gas tight won't you get at the least some pretty bad smoke damage?

I store all my Lipos in a fridge, at storage voltage. I wouldn't recommend storing them fully charged, as that will shorten their lives and increases the risk of a conflagration. If stored cold, then allow them to come back to ambient temperature before you charge or use them. Relieve any possible pressure in an ammo box by removing all or part of the seal. I wouldn't consider that a 2mm hole would be anywhere big enough to vent the box safely.

Thread: Puffin Models is Up and Running!
20/07/2017 10:24:51

A business with a take it or leave it attitude isn't going to survive for long - there's plenty of competition out there with impeccable service. Shame.

Thread: RCmodelstore
14/07/2017 14:35:36

He's not on the latest list of Cosford traders - **LINK**

Thread: Time for me to step up a gear in electric flight
13/07/2017 12:27:05

Adrian - it could well be my aviation background creeping in here, but I was taught that twisting cables helped to cancel out radiated 'interference' - what I've read on other forums has also led me to believe that twisting is a good thing to do, particularly on longer runs. Now, I'll be the first to admit that this could all be totally irrelevant now that we're using 2.4gHz systems, but I always use twisted cable for any extensions that I make myself.

12/07/2017 11:55:03

Adrian - rather than use the flat wire for servo extensions, the twisted stuff is to be preferred. No need to change what you've already done, but bear it in mind for the future. smiley

Thread: Lidl XL Glider
30/06/2017 12:42:06

If anyone has a 'spare' kit that they don't want, I'd be interested in buying it.

Thread: BMFA British National Championships Camping and Spectator booking
28/06/2017 13:24:41

Somewhat disappointed that I seem unable to pre-book a one day entry pass.

Thread: Quick Delivery
20/06/2017 13:11:17
Posted by MaL on 19/06/2017 13:43:36:

It's not DHL's bill, it's the customs duty that they have already paid H.M.Gov on your behalf that they want to recover..... (assuming the item was assessed for VAT)

My bills came from DHL and Fedex - while they have paid the duty and VAT, it is them who you owe the money to, as well as a handsome fee for collecting it!

Thread: Construction & repair tools
19/06/2017 12:47:48

Tools that are essential if you're flying electric are a Watt meter of some kind and a cell voltage checker. A decent charger is also a good idea!

Thread: Quick Delivery
19/06/2017 12:18:43

Good service, but just wait for DHL's bill to drop through your letterbox!

Thread: Set up problems
28/05/2017 16:27:21

I think you'll find that the OSD requires video input in order to synch it's information correctly. Give it some video input before you try anything else.

Thread: Dust Filter for Model Workshop
04/05/2017 18:03:57

Hi Gordon - not cheap, but I'm going to be fitting one of these in my new workshop. Axminster also do a larger version.

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