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Thread: Flying with Spectacles
10/01/2021 15:21:14

I was the same age and experienced EXACTLY the same problem. My optician said I had the beginnings of cataracts, but they weren't 'mature' enough for treatment. In reality, the NHS won't do a cataract op until you're half blind, but you can have it done privately. Cataracts ONLY get worse, so I went ahead with the private option.

NHS implant lenses are OK, but the private sector can offer far better ones, including astigmatism correction. You can also 'choose' what prescription implants to have.

Mine are Zeiss -2.50 and astigmatism corrective. I wear single vision glasses for perfect distance sight. Without (or underneath) my glasses I can easily read my Transmitter, a book, newspaper and computer screen.

With a dirt cheap pair of +2.5 reading glasses I can focus down to about 6 inches for soldering and very fine work. I am absolutely over the moon with the results.

Downside is cost of course - expect about £1700 per eye.

Thread: The Threat of Overpricing
21/11/2020 13:42:53

If prices are too high, who is making all of the money ? The three people I know in the modelling trade barely break even, and Ripmax are losing money hand over fist. If prices need to come down - who is going to take the financial hit ?

Thread: Tony N 50mm fan TSR2
16/10/2020 10:54:04

Excellent ! I've always loved the TSR2, looking forward to this being my first go at EDF !

12/10/2020 14:17:35

Excellent ! Any more details on the TSR2's ? Are they both built the same ? Fan size ? Battery size ? Flight duration ?

Thread: Finishing models
02/10/2020 11:58:59

Best and simplest tip that helped me was to vacuum the s*** out of the surface before covering. Also, if possible, use a different room to cover than the one you sand in.

Thread: Tony N 50mm fan TSR2
28/09/2020 07:32:20

Looking forward to one of these myself when they're released to us mortals 😁 It looks like a single fan - about 70mm ? I think Tony's prototype had a pair of 50mm ones. What does the plan show now ?

Thread: Getting Hard To Buy Lipo's
23/09/2020 16:15:10

Just wanted to point out we still have a British glow engine manufacturer - Laser Engines. They also happen to be made with the best quality materials available, and to the highest engineering standards. What's more, they are considerably cheaper than their far East imported equivalents. Every penny you spend is invested in that Laser - no importer costs, distributor costs, currency fluctuations, or retailer overheads !

Thread: Future balsa supplies in UK
20/09/2020 20:00:06

Well said Alan. I desperately hope SLEC & Balsa Cabin find an alternative supplier, they're both fabulous companies that have supported the hobby for decades.

If balsa goes up, then so do ARTF's, laser cut kits and boxed kits. Wooden ARTF's have already almost disappeared, this could be the death knell.

Thread: Old Warden.....URGENT!
16/09/2020 10:38:22

I believe the need for online booking is for their 'Track and Trace' procedures. They are worried about long queues whilst collecting everybody's name, address, email etc. Book online and you can go straight in - after having your temperature checked of course !

Thread: Import and VAT
11/09/2020 19:32:35

It looks like from January 1st goods from the EU could be treated just like goods from the USA are currently. That's 20% VAT, 2.5% Customs duty, plus whatever the Royal Mail feel like adding for deigning to 'handle' it for us.

Thread: Laser 80 - what would YOU build for it....?
11/09/2020 14:07:17

A wonderful combo is a Wots Wot ARTF. There will be a small gap between the spinner and cowl, but it's a fabulous pairing.

Thread: The Restorers
06/08/2020 11:50:35

A Google search immediately identifies the free plan on Outerzone, similarly I covered a model in Nylon & Dope for the first time last year, and a 10 minute YouTube video shows the method very well. It's only a 51" model with a cheap 2 stroke in it, and the poor sap at the end reckoned it could be worth £2500.

But ! It was a very rare and positive piece on aeromodelling, which can only be a good thing !

Thread: Propeller safety
19/07/2020 08:49:32

Whenever I'm starting an IC engine I mentally slow everything down, and consciously make very wide, slow exaggerated movements. It makes you very aware of where your hands are. I know I look like a knob, but I've never even had a tickle in 30 years.

Thread: switch harness
17/07/2020 10:35:18

I use these regularly without problems - but, only the branded Futaba or JR ones. There are many cheap Chinese ones out there, the clue is the hard plastic wire. Avoid ....

Thread: DB Hurricane paint and finish.
01/07/2020 12:04:47
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 01/07/2020 11:38:22:

Will the thinners eat enamel though? I like enamel's as they are easy to spray and easy to work with. I also dont need to set up a biohazard exclusion zone around the shed to cover off the fumes. The snag is, they melt when you spray over them

I don't know ☹️ You're very welcome to blag my supply of the stuff to have a go with though ?

01/07/2020 11:13:38

For painting large models I've switched to useing automotive basecoat paint and 2K laquer. Totally fuel proof, and lovely to work with, but you do need an eff off mask. Max Meyer do a semi gloss (code 0750) coupled with their fast hardener (code 8000) and their universal thinners. I use it to fuel proof engine bays too. Nothing gets through it.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/06/2020 11:29:31

It says a lot when the customer base is begging a supplier to raise their prices 🤣

A 150/155 in a Wot 4 XL is a perfect combo, I've seen several and a 180 would probably be too heavy and unnecessarily overpowered (yes there IS such a concept)

Anyway, I'm off to Old Warden to Chuck a gallon of reduced oil fuel through the snorting carbs of a 360v ... Yeahhhhhhhh

Thread: Just Engines geared starter
09/06/2020 14:18:40

Another vote for the 6:1 type. Grips a 6 inch spinner and churns over my Laser 360v a treat. Even though Just Engines say don't run them on a Lipo - we all do, and accept the risk. I use a 5s 3000ma and haven't had any problems in 4 years.

Thread: AND finally.....the 'Mini Jet' TSR2
27/05/2020 11:51:43
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 27/05/2020 11:41:56:

If you visit him on Facebook you will see he is being very busy and productive:


Great news ! Thanks Alan 👍

27/05/2020 11:30:51
Posted by David perry 1 on 18/05/2020 15:05:41:

When will the twin fan model be available Tony?


I've noticed Tony hasn't been on this forum for several months now, I hope all is well ?

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