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Member postings for Kevin 216

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Thread: Delivery Charges
14/03/2018 18:41:39

A bit puzzled over delivery charges-the cost quoted by two different model shops to deliver the same Tx next day delivery by DPD vas as follows

Shop 1} £14.20 distance to deliver 86 miles.

Shop 2: £4.50 distance to deliver 207 miles.

The difference in cost not being hidden in the price of the Tx as shop 2 Tx was £20 cheaper.

Thread: Correct tool for securing TX switches?
09/03/2018 07:18:47

One of my switches kept coming loose as I did not want to over tighten it and risk cracking the tx casing or damaging the switch I used a small amount of thread lock before retightening with long nose pliers. Since tightening the switch has not come loose.

Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
19/02/2018 13:35:23

Plan built electric powered Evans Volksplane, thought I had built in dodgy aerodynamics until I saw another flier's Volksplane stagger round the field.

Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!
26/12/2017 07:30:15

Radio 5 Live presenters line up for outside broadcast.

23/12/2017 07:49:22

Radiohead album cover for Christmas

Thread: Red outline boxes
21/12/2017 09:20:32

Every aircraft (jet age)I have worked on the walkway lines/boxes have been black outlines, perhaps US markings were different before the NATO standard for military aircraft was adopted.

Thread: Advice
19/12/2017 07:45:24

Not about flying - advice given to me when driving for the first time in a Middle Eastern country - "First Rule of driving is there are no rules - Second Rule is its only a game!*

Thread: Advertising
15/12/2017 07:48:54

Well said Tom - I just ignore these posts

Thread: Why We board Planes From The left Hand Side.
01/12/2017 16:56:35
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 01/12/2017 13:17:14:

You always mount a horse from the left - various theories why including mounting whilst wearing a sword etc., but whatever the reason it is fact true to today that horses are always mounted from the left. And so, being horsemen, early pilots naturally "mounted" their single seat airctraft from the left. This has persisted. look at any photo of a pilot getting into fighter - WW1, WW2 or contemporary - and you'll almost always see they get in from the left.

By the time that aircraft grew in size to the point where several people were "mounting" the convention that you do so from the left was already well established.


BEB good theory and one I will not dispute, but the designers of the Lancaster Bomber and Canberra B1's & 2's had different ideas - as the aircrew entered these aircraft on the right.

Thread: BMFA Online Membership portal open for 2018 membership renewals
01/12/2017 08:06:56

Andy - Just joined for another year on line. All went smoothly and took a few minutes.

One minor comment, I missed the survey link on the member' details page but saw it on the second look when I put my new telephone number in.

Perhaps the link could be more obvious as the survey is about Country members who are also members of BMFA Affiliated Clubs.

Thread: All very nice, but who cares?
28/11/2017 07:40:41

Good luck to them.

I certainly won't be following the media frenzy as I don't buy newspapers, watch televised news or breakfast tv - too much non news about so called celebrities on all three. .

Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
19/11/2017 07:46:36

The BMFA news part of the website also details the annual membership fee - Seniors £34 for 2018.

Thread: September Special Issue
22/10/2017 07:56:18
Posted by Mike T on 21/10/2017 19:36:44:..

The main turn off was the plan. TN produces some magic stuff, so it pains me to say that (IMO) along with Mustangs and Spitfires, what the world doesn't need is yet another flaming Hawk

Second that comment and don't forget Me 109; FW190.

Thread: My Hermes
13/10/2017 09:20:04

Our Hermes delivery person is always the same woman or man in a saloon car. No white van see them regularly in the area and they appear to know their patch/people and where to leave parcels if they cannot deliver at the door.

Only problem we have had was when DPD sent two different vans to pick up the same parcel, you can imagine the second drivers reaction.

Thread: Did you start with ARTF and move to building from kits or vice versa?
13/10/2017 08:08:58

Other - bought an RTF to learn to fly and a kit to learn to build at the same time. Only bought an ARTF recently.

Thread: Another Shop Going?
02/10/2017 10:38:31

Anyone know if Model and Hobby World is going to re-open? A quick google reveals a web page that is completely devoid of items and a new owner.

28/09/2017 09:17:54
Posted by ceejay on 28/09/2017 09:07:53:

I read mine, well most of it, treat it like a newspaper, not everything in the Mail,Sun,Mirror et al is relevant to us as individuals

Me too just pick the bits out of interest and ignore the rest.

I like to new format of the Members Handbook, appears to be much easier to read. It is a much needed replacement for the old one, although I cannot comment on all the contents as I have only flicked through it.

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
26/09/2017 10:23:34
Posted by brokenenglish on 26/09/2017 09:07:08:

Looking at the above, all those who've had any kind of problem with Spektrum have changed something (e.g. Li pack option), whereas the gents who've just used Spektrum "straight out of the box" have never had a problem. The implications are obvious.

Not sure fitting a genuine Spektrum Li-on battery which is recommended by the manufacturer for the Tx would suggest the problem is obvious.

Straight out of the box for the dx6 would be Duracells (or similar).

26/09/2017 07:43:18
Posted by Colin Leighfield on 26/09/2017 06:08:06:

I've got two DX6s, one is early, several years old and the other three years old. Originally I was nervous about dry batteries, but they last such a long time that in the end, I couldn't be bothered to convert them. The consumption rate must be very low. My DX7 is rechargeable. It must be one of the first, also several years old. I keep thinking I should buy something more recent, but it still works perfectly so have never bothered.

My Dx6i worked fine on dry batteries and I never had a failure the batteries lasted for ages. When I bought my DX6 I decided to install the Li-on battery, as previously posted when not in use it completely every 10 days or so.

I am not sure if the DX6 is at fault, or as previously stated the battery has a charge protection circuit built into it, and it is this circuit causing the problem. To determine if its a Tx or battery fault I intend to remove the li-on battery and fully charge it and leave it disconnected to see if it loses its charge as rapidly. At the same time I will fit dry cells in the Tx and see if they discharge.

19/09/2017 10:49:55
Posted by stubtoe on 19/09/2017 09:18:25:

Q.. I have a DX9 with a fault ( who has'nt ) the battery discharges while the Tx is switched OFF - no it is not a senior moment, although they do occur more often now, please has anyone had the same problem. I've questioned RCG's and the best answer was - it is an FET problem !!?? - idea's anyone...joe

Edited By stubtoe on 19/09/2017 09:19:29

My Dx6 also discharges when switched Off takes about 10 days before the Li-on battery goes flat. No idea what a FET is.

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