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Thread: Max Thrust Riot - Upgrades
05/01/2020 20:03:38

Slightly off topic, but several people have discussed taking the steel weight out of the riot and state that this moves the c of g backwards, ok, however....

With a 3s battery my riot balances almost neutral, marginally nose down, with the 3s fully forward based on the balance point given in the instructions. Am I correct in assuming that a 4s is required, again fully forward to compensate for the removal of the weight, or am I completly missing the point.

I inadvertently flew it one day with the 3s fully back, senior moment, rushing, and it was very tail heavy and almost impossible to fly without loads of extra down trim. With a 4s, Century did advise taking out the weight and fitting a different prop but will the extra weight of 4s compensate, from the thread it appears it does?

My V1 flys well reasonably well although as others have said not exactly riot status. Fine for a lazy summers day with no surprises. A club mate has the Rukus which appears very similar, Riot with low wing but has a lot of fun with it compared to his Riot.

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
29/12/2019 16:39:14

The only reason I have aapplied for an exemption is that our national body, the SAA,has said that our insurance is invalid if we don't have an operator ID.

Thread: Hubsan X4 type connectors
24/12/2019 16:56:25

Two last items at bottom of page

24/12/2019 16:54:12

Component Shop - Micro Molex connectors. They just made me a charging harness with these connectors.


Thread: Max Thrust Riot - Upgrades
03/12/2019 19:29:12

Ditto Shaun's experience. Yes the battery box is an issue but with the right throws it can be fun to fly. Another menber of my club flies with a 4s - didn't change anything including century's advice to take out nose weight, no issues. I have gone down same road and if anything the c of g with the battery forward works better than the 3s. Yes I know there are not all the same - I use an overlander. Quite sensitive to c of g, mistakenly put the battery, 3s, back instead of forward one day and had an interesting tail heavy flight!

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
02/11/2019 14:51:28

They were playing for their country in front of the world. Not the time for childish behaviour. They let us all down by being petulant. They were beaten fair and square, so no excuse.

02/11/2019 14:22:16

Very disappointed with our team after the all blacks match. Given rugby players are high on respect, and despite their disappointment, I thought it was unnecessarily disrespectful to the game and the competition to take off their medals, with one player even refusing Bill Beaumont effort to place the medal around his neck. We are better than this.

Thread: IC or Electric for Ripmax DeHavilland Tiger Moth
11/09/2019 15:29:53

Thanks again to everybody for your very useful feedback - much appreciated.

10/09/2019 12:24:10

Trevor and Denis, I agree photo looks as if there is a difference, had to go and check myself! But Denis is correct they are equal. A SC 30 FS sounds good.

09/09/2019 18:59:58

Thanks for the feedback. The wingspan is 50 inches but the model is quite light with a covering that appears a bit plastic. Similarly to Solly's comment "its another Dyson" can be heard at our club. Other makes are available.

09/09/2019 18:55:31

Thanks for the feedback. The wingspan is 50 inches but the model is quite light with a covering that appears a bit plastic.

09/09/2019 14:13:02

I was given a Ripmax DeHavilland Tiger Moth for free from a club member who trying to reduce models he will never fly.

Recommendations on power options would be appreciated. The model seems to be designed for a small IC with a wooden structure protruding from the firewall. Electric looks trickier as need to set up sort of mount in a very small space due to propellor apperture being right at the top of the cowl. Any advice and specs welcomed.

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I think I read it suffers from adverse yaw but thought I might fit a rudder gyro.

Thread: Best Dremel Clone
06/08/2019 17:03:44

Thanks for the feedback, I think I will go for a corded Dremel, clones seem a bit of a hit and miss.

Cheers Neil

06/08/2019 14:16:54

Looking to replace a VonHaus rotary tool, purchased from Amazon but died after six months after very little use. It replaced an Aldi cordless which suffered the same fate, again after little use, and proved a nightmare to return and obtain a refund under guarantee. Any suggestions?

Thread: ASP etc gone
27/06/2019 10:34:40

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Ditto - although entirely my fault. Wing and all gear ok. Had to dig out engine but after a good clean running as before. A simple model but a great hack to throw about on a summer's evening, so can't bin it just yet. Rebuilding front end.

24/06/2019 21:48:04

Hi Don,

I do hope I haven't started a hare running. Sorry for delay in replying, on a birthday weekend at a posh hotel, courtsey of my family.

I smacked an ASP 40 last week and phoned looking for a new bracket for the rear needle valve assembly, it bolts on to the backplate. I was clearly told that they had just sold the last of their stock on Friday. I asked when will they be restocked only to be told it's not going to happen. So has there been a delay in the new factory opening I asked. The answer I received was that it had closed and the story about moving factory was a face saving exercise. Consequently Just Engines were in talks with alternatives engine manufacturers. I was told, as I suspected, that I should just move needle to front where there is a blanking screw etc.. Enquired about SC Engines, allegedly manufactured in same factory, and told they have gone as well. Although I have used Just Engines in the past this issue has not been handled well. Their site shows messages such as as out of stock but arriving soon, for over six months. I ordered an engine last November for delivery in January. Still waiting. So it appears that the failure isreal. But somebody else please phone Just Engines to check! Finally, I was told to try Weston Models for sparers. Tried but unsuccessfull, offered West engine.

Does anybody have a spare bracket?


24/06/2019 14:32:24

I have elelectic models but still prefer IC as I find short flight times with electric annoying and you need a lot of batteries for a day at the club. I appreciate that cheaper engines are disappearing and I am probably over wary about ebay offers, despite other family members having no issues with ebay. Weston engines seem expensive but they say they are far more powerful so a smaller engine will help on price. ASP engines were cheap and I have four of them and they have all worked really well.

24/06/2019 13:32:15

Talked to Just Engines who have confirmed the factory that supplied ASP, SC etc is NI more. What are the economic alternatives?

Thread: Weston Glow Fuel
26/04/2019 15:36:00

Agree with all of the positive points on Weston Fuels. I use the 10% Liquid Gold and all engines run well. A stubborn 70 four stroke that struggled with Model Technics (prone to dead sticking) works so much better on Liquid Gold.

The service from Weston is excellent - ordered 4 galls on Wednesday afternoon - arrived Thursday afternoon. From Weston to Central Scotland and with other bits and pieces in the order benefiting from the free postage.

Thread: Another scam? Sinister this time
05/02/2019 15:59:02

Apparently I have been involved in four car accidents in the last week ......... Maybe somebody is taking my car for a spin after dark .........ho hum!

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