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Member postings for Scott Edwards 2

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Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
30/11/2019 09:43:21

As Nigel says, there are many of our brethren for whom the phrases 'Portal', 'Login', 'link', 'upload' and even 'smartphone' mean absolutely nothing.

But ...

As a club admin, you can do it all for them. Take the test in their name (there is no validation at all) and upload the certificate to their BMFA Achievements. Then just tell them to pay an extra £9.

The BMFA say members must tick a permission box on a form for GDPR purposes. Do club Secretaries therefore have to keep the forms forever as proof in case the Police knock on the door in 20 years ? Bonkers.

The whole thing is ridiculous, and I for one will treat it with the contempt it deserves, and use every loophole available to enable our members to comply with the law.

Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
28/11/2019 15:37:46

Only a pair of singles in this one, but still sounds glorious. Nijhuis Welly with 180 Singles.

27/11/2019 15:06:57

That sir, is very very nice. Why anyone puts parpy tinny sounding 2 strokes in these things is beyond me 👍😁

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 27/11/2019 15:15:33

Thread: WW1 linen style covering
25/11/2019 17:53:56
Posted by cymaz on 25/11/2019 17:30:28:

Covering the Giant Mannock with THIS

You can get JP Nylon at a fraction of the price on eBay. Search for "40gsm Nylon Ripstop".

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
17/10/2019 19:21:41


The longer ribs that came with mine were like a DNA helix ☹️ I soaked them and force dried them flat which helped. If I were to do another one I would ask for a quote to cut them out of 5mm balsa perhaps.


Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 17/10/2019 19:22:08

Thread: Trouble contacting Laser engines
11/10/2019 20:38:52

Laser Engines are a specialised business making a very niche high end product. In a market where everything else is disappearing, we're b**** lucky to have them, and they deserve every scrap of support that our small community can give them. Be patient people. You're buying a rare example of British engineering excellence. That takes time and is worth the wait.

Thread: Twin glow motors for warbirds?
11/10/2019 12:20:59

ManishChandrayan - Falcon Beechwood 20x6 from these guys ...

11/10/2019 11:25:58

Pair of Laser 180 singles in this. The fuselage acts as a soundbox and even if I do say so myself, sounds jolly lovely 😁👍


Thread: Laser Appreciation Society
16/09/2019 20:26:11

Maiden flight of the 4 metre span Wellington, powered by a pair of Laser 180 singles turning Falcon 20x6 props. The whole airframe acts like a giant soundbox and sounds glorious !




Thread: Methanol versus Petrol?
09/08/2019 17:56:44

Interesting thread - I have wondered the same thing. For me, 2 Stroke petrols just sound dreadful in models compared to 4 Stroke glow. That alone is worth the extra fuel cost. Plus I love the simplicity of glow, just connect the carb feed and throttle and you're good !

As for glow fuel rotting paint - you're using the wrong paint, or at least the wrong lacquer. Forget Model Shops and Halfords, use professional Automotive brands like Nexa and Max Meyer, follow the H&S regs and nothing will get through that stuff.

As for fuel cost, add up EVERYTHING you spend on aeromodelling including travel (you will be shocked) and the cost of glow fuel is a very small proportion overall.

Thread: TN large scale Wellington Bomber
26/06/2019 19:03:42

Hi Manish,

Over here in the UK the Zenoah 26 seems very popular. I went with glow engines though, and have a pair of Laser 180 singles in mine. The sound is much nicer and for me well worth the extra expense.

Thread: Another AB Canberra
09/06/2019 08:40:15

Andy Blackburn the designer is a genius. He puts an incredible amount of research and detail into his designs. Stick to the plans and you can't go wrong. There's no need to second guess or change anything like most plans and kits. 👍

My Canberra from Andy's plans flies like an F3F pattern model, very pure aerobatically, surprisingly quick and fabulously satisfying to fly.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
07/05/2019 14:27:16

The CAA are not daft, far from it. They know that 170,000 registrations is rubbish, and they are fully aware of all the objections we are going to throw at them. Therefore - there is a hidden agenda here, and I suspect it's all about the long term commercial value of airspace.

As Drone automation technology inexorably increases, bodies will be approaching the UK Government for access and control of low level airspace. This has huge commercial value, and the Government will look to make a fortune from it.

You can't "sell the sky" to Amazon, Google or Microsoft if any Tom Dick or Harry can stick an Acro Wot in their way. Therefore you have to slowly, and gradually regulate these out of the picture.

As a group of 40 thousand or so, we are irrelevant, a relatively small but annoying thorn obstructing a huge commercial commodity, and they want us squashed. Registration is sadly I fear, just the beginning.

Thread: Wots with chris foss?
07/05/2019 13:58:16

I spent 6 months trying to find a Wots Wot ARTF, I eventually found one last week in Abergavenny, possibly the last one available! There's very few ARTFs in the country, Hangar 9's, Great Planes, YT International and Blackhorse all seem to be drying up or gone. The few that are left have got damned expensive too.

One big reason I think is foam, the cost of manufacturing an injection molded foamy is peanuts compared to a labour intensive scale ARTF, so the profit margins are greater. Add that to the reduced demand for ARTF's and before you know it they're gone. Both of my clubs are 50% foam now , that must have an impact?

Thread: TN large scale Wellington Bomber
01/05/2019 23:20:30

India! How fantastic, I bet you get 365 good flying days a year there, we're lucky to get 3 🤣

The mainwheels were difficult to source, I found some 7 inch Sullivan Skylites in the end. Tailwheel is a problem too, and that was scratch built in the end. Everything else is off the shelf, or easy to make, like machine guns made from Biro pens. The plan is easy to get your head round, and the cut parts are accurate enough.

01/05/2019 18:26:33

I've made the rear turret removable, so the finished fuse is about 2.5 meters long for transport. I can measure more accurately if you wish. I can *just* fit it in a Mondeo Estate, anything smaller, then you would probably have to split the fuselage. That all adds weigh, and if you hit 20Kg it must go through the LMA inspection program of course.

01/05/2019 09:12:24

I've just finished one. I got my retracts from Dave Brown at Premier UK Retracts. Beautifully made.

The build isn't complicated, but it's surprisingly big and bulky, especially the fuselage. Make sure you can transport it. Also, keep the back end as light as possible, mine came out at 19.5Kg, just under the LMA limit thankfully. If like me it's your first model nudging 20Kg, you will find it's a money hoover too. It sucks up an awful lot of glue and materials !

Thread: If you only had one engine to use, which one would it be.
11/03/2019 19:22:40

Laser 180 single. It's the Harley Davidson of engines. Big solid, thumper that just goes and goes. It's bulletproof too. If there was a nuclear war, the only things that wouldn't notice would be Laser 180's.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
16/02/2019 18:00:01

Oh my word! It's not just me then! I would get about 8300 on a very old 150 with an APC 16*8. Roll on 20 years, and I get about 8100 on a 155 on a new prop in the same model. But -There's definitely more performance. Maybe APC have subtley changed design with greater efficiency but also greater inertia?

Thread: Saws..A Cutting Question.
31/01/2019 21:31:34
Another vote for a bandsaw ! I never use my fretsaw. Most bandsaws are huuuge but I've got the Proxxon one. It ain't cheap, but is small enough to lift easily onto the workbench when you need it. It cuts balsa beautifuly using the 176 blade, and up to 1/4 ply. Thicker stuff too if you're gentle. I build some big models, and couldn't live without it.

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 31/01/2019 21:32:03

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