Here is a list of all the postings Neil67 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Newbie from Pennsylvania, USA|
Hi Dean, welcome from a rather frosty Scotland
|Thread: ASP Engines|
Anybody used this seller - looking at ASP52
My first thoughts involve 'barge pole' as I haven't used Ebay much and seller is in Latvia - any comments or fedback welcome.
Anybody aware of where to buy an ASP 52 2 stroke? Have tried Just Engines but they can't give a date for new stock and their whole range of ASP engines seems exhausted, despite their 'more arriving soon' message on their site. Story is factory moving. I could buy another make but all are significantly more expensive and I have had great serviice from ASP engines. If push comes to shove I will have to pay up. SC engine next option albeit 20% more for comparable engine. HK show ASPs, but again out of stock.
|Thread: Wireless Trainer Setup|
Sorry guys - typed it the wrong way round. The DX6 (new black one with voice commands) is the master and the older DX6i is the slave! When transferring using the bind switch, the voice announces clearly 'trainer in control' or going back 'master in control'. (voice commands one of the reasons I bought the newer TX). Apologies for creating confusion. So that way round should the slave work to the master trim settings or do I have to set up both TXs individually with the same trims etc?
I have just set up a wireless trainer connection between a pair of Spectrum Transmitters, DX6 slave and DX6i master. It was extremely easy to set up and appears to work well. However I have noticed the throws, on the aerilons in particular, are far less on the model when the slave has control. My understanding was the slave would work to the settings on the master TX as the instructions say to select an unknown model on the slave. Is this normal? Hope that makes sense.
|Thread: Best First Three Point Undercarriage|
Offspring looks great, I like strong colours given it's so dull a lot of the time, notwithstanding our great summer. I think there is a good chance I might be able to do a deal for the Soar as my club mate has probably moved on given what he normally flies. It's the only one I have seen in the two clubs I am in, so positive feedback is appreciated.
Many thanks for your detailed response.
Sorry for lack of response, on a weekend break and Internet not been great. My reasons for the question. A mixture really, keen to try something new and fellow club members who prefer the tricycle design urging me to give it a try. I appreciate all of the advice particularly around the strength of the undercarriage and the forces on the nosewheel. I have been offered a flight with a soar 40 which I believe is a clone of a calamato or similar, but the owner is on hols, so will have to wait for his return. I am trying to move back to IC having been a tad lazy with the ease of electric but fed up with relatively short flight times. Have just finished a traditional Wot 4 from kit and beefed up the key areas identified by others. Waiting for a reasonable day to maiden. The Black Horse looks similar to the soar so I'll have a look around. ASH, what's the build quality like on the Seagull PC9? Thanks again to all. Neil
Simple advice required. Want to move away from tail dragger e.g. acrowot to tricycle undercarriage model. Recommendations please.
|Thread: UPS Parcel Scanning|
I have recently had parcels that didn't turn up only to be told by the delivery company "you weren't in" here is the photo of your house - look no cars, pity it was the house half a mile away!
|Thread: Repairing undercarriage on a foamy|
I cut out some foam and glued in a ply plate with 4mm captive nuts. Added a 'breakaway plate' as recommended on the forum to allow access to any sheared bolts. 4mm bolts are really cheap and seem to last quite well, and believe me my landings can be dodgy at the best of times, as our site can be a tad windy. I use 5mm bolts on a traditional balsa acrowot and they also work well with the same breakaway plate setup. The foame is great fun and so easy to throw in the car with wing on for a quick visit to the site. I agree with the comments about the hatch and they really should redesign the battery space - they must have paid for the moulds by now.....
|Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of|
|Morning Ron, great photo, got the T shirt but not the photo. Neil|
|Thread: Acrowot Foame to Traditional IC Acrowot Advice Please|
I have been flying an acrowot foame for a while. It is a joy to fly.
Have a old acrowot built from an original Chris Foss kit. Probably about 12 years old but in great condition. My younger son's model before he discovered girlfriends.
Has a 70 four stroke. Anything obvious I should watch out for during the transition?
|Thread: Great Service - But!|
I think that's where I started - however others defended its creation as being acceptable.
More than happy to continue - I have plenty of time and it's quite entertaining.
Apathy is no answer and a tad selfish. That attitude is how we have ended up with environmental problems in the first place.
You have stated that China is the bad boy and I agree, so I assume you don't have anything you own that came from China, no electronics no modelling bits - really. If you do have an electric or hybrid car do you seriously believe they are environmentally sound! Have a look at how the batteries are produced and where - I'll think you'll find that China is a big player.
We don't really have a choice about where goods come from, as others have indicated, and whether we like it or not we are stuck with that situation. That's the way it is. So your China scenario is rather bizarre and somewhat irrelevant in today's marketplace. However we can try and raise awareness of unnecessary waste at this end of the supply chain and that is what I was doing. Maybe you should do the same. Good luck with saving the model shop industry by driving around the country!
I am assuming, given your "buy local" recommendation and your apparent eagerness to travel around the country in your air polluting car, that you bought your mobile phone, your computer, your TV and many other goods from your 'local suppliers'? I don't think so!
I am sure the forum is getting bored with our exchange but if you want to continue to chew the fat feel free, or send me a PM - I will be more than happy to debate the subject further.
Unfortunately some of us don't have the luxury of buying locally, and you are really missing the point. Seriously, I don't think a sixty mile round trip to shops that no longer hold any stock is the answer. Yes the big boys have added to their demise but that's life. However, it shouldn't stop us pointing out bad practice. Nobody would be able to buy anything if we all adopted your rather simplistic view of the world.
What would I say, well.
It's not exactly rocket science to pack something simply and well at a reasonable cost. But when this example is multiplied a millions times over and adds to the pollution of the planet beyond recovery what will you say - ah but it was cheap?
I order a lot of things which are delivered by white van (not by choice) and despite it keeping drivers in a job, many express astonishment at the amount of packaging, in this instance the driver couldn't actually tell if there was anything in the package. On a positive side he doesn't use much fuel as he carries so much fresh air
I respect your view but can't agree.
Surely you are not defending such waste?
Placed an order with Hobbyking on Monday morning at 09:00 hrs. Arrived Tuesday morning 11:00 hrs. Ok it was only a roll of covering but I placed an order for prop driver at the same time from another supplier - still waiting.
Great service but maybe Hobbyking could improve on their rather over the top packaging - approach seems very similar to Amazon. Clearly shares in a bubble wrap company could be a good investment.
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