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Thread: Electric Cars.
09/07/2019 19:16:05

Its all very interesting, but I can see a couple of big problems with us all being forced to go electric with our cars.

Lets say, for simplicity, that electric cars take 40 min to charge at a motorway service station half way through a journey. Petrol cars take 4 minutes to fill up.

The services have maybe 15 petrol pumps. Just using these numbers to make the maths easy, but they are reasonable.

If all the cars were to be electric, the same number of cars need ten times as long to charge as they used to to fill with petrol, so now the station will need 150 charge points and parking spaces to accommodate the same number of cars. Imagine the queues or the land needed to make 150 charging points easily accessible!

Another - is there enough lithium to make batteries for X hundreds of millions of the cars that people have?

Perhaps this will be a technology for the better of only.

What do you think?

Thread: Poll for who intends to register.
17/05/2019 20:53:33

If anyone intends to carry on flying without registering they might be foolish to advertise the fact on a public forum.  Perhaps it could miss that option out.


Edited By GrahamWh on 17/05/2019 20:56:38

Thread: IT help required please
14/05/2019 17:12:19

He has Glyn44. The pics showed up on a friend's computer.

Fly Boy3, when the card is inserted, try going to "My Computer" and see if the card is recognised there, then go into into its folder if it is. It may be that auto-open is not working or set up to work.

Otherwise, if the card slot itself may not be working try inserting in into a separate card reader that attaches to a usb slot on the laptop instead of the card slot you tried.

Thread: Vintage airframe coverings.
07/05/2019 22:39:29

Thanks PatMc. So much lighter than solartex!

Thread: CAA registration consulation
29/04/2019 18:29:43

Am I right in thinking any model under 250g will not need the flyer to be registered?

MIght have to go smaller and possibly even return to electric flying to avoid paying. As has been said on here already, it will soon be well over £16 as there is no way as many people as predicted will register.

Thread: Vintage airframe coverings.
29/04/2019 18:03:10

Guys for comparison with the usual model films, what weight is something like 30 micron LF per square meter?

And rather harder - what would be the weight of painted LF?

I am building a BE2e and want to keep the rear nice and light but strong. I was going to use solartex but that's about 100g/m^2.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
26/04/2019 22:15:55


But does this government listen to anyone but itself?

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
23/04/2019 17:51:39

Thanks David, very helpful.

Thread: Spring is here. Who is flying?
22/04/2019 21:15:05

Thanks Ash - a friend Iain took it.

22/04/2019 20:24:03

Good videos Steve.

What a weekend! Loads of sun but not as many flyers at our club as I'd have thought.

I let George my new pilot have a go at the Bristol Scout.


A friend managed to get a shot from his drone thingy from a distance - it's a bit fuzzy as it was from a video - and George seemed to be doing okay.


We eventually persuaded him over the radio to return for a debrief and refuel.


Edited By GrahamWh on 22/04/2019 20:25:11

Thread: Engine choice for a Veron Super Robot
22/04/2019 12:04:27

I'd have thought a 36 size engine a bit small for a 60" trainer.

Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!
21/04/2019 21:04:32

Amazing looking model Martin. Trusty Laser in there I see!

Thread: Mayfly may fly? August 2018 article
21/04/2019 21:02:47

Well done Dad_flyer. If you made it, you can fix it!

Thread: Magnum 52 FS Speeds Up When The Exhaust Pressure Pipe Is Disconnected.
19/04/2019 20:55:36

Sounds fantastic David. I look forward to September's account. The four strokes will certainly sound the part more than the 2 strokes and maybe now the permitted size has gone up more people will go that way in the future.

Thread: Seagull Hurricane Laser
19/04/2019 20:35:47

Unlucky Tim - that's a real shame.

I've found that if you put the parts away for a while after a crash then come back to them later it all seems much more mendable than it does on the day.

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
19/04/2019 13:14:02

Interesting to see such fine models at this size Timo. Thanks for pointing out the importance of washout on smaller models too - I'll remember that.

What kind of pins are you using? I have glass headed ones but the heads are too small really.

Thread: West 32
19/04/2019 10:01:54

Thanks Daren

18/04/2019 21:07:28

Interesting Daren. Any links to the engines?

Thread: How do you buy your Balsa?
15/04/2019 21:35:25

Until recently some form a model shop in about 20 minutes away which has a very wide selection, but is not open to the public much, and some from about 5 minutes away which concentrates on railway stuff so doesn't have much balsa to chose from. My latest lot was from Balsa Cabin. It came so well packed and with the different strips carefully held together in individual bunches with masking tape that I am now going to buy most of mine from there. Excellent service.

I'll just get little bits from the local model shop.

Thread: Stratolaunch Lift off
14/04/2019 21:48:41

Thanks Cymaz. LMA guys would get the retracts working though!

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