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Thread: 2 vintage engines, what makes please?
22/03/2020 12:00:36

As others have said, the engine with the cropped prop is a Bunch Mighty Midget dating from around 1938 and designed by Dan Bunch in the USA. The other engine is a complete mystery to me, I suspect it is home made possibly from a published design and probably British.

I've been collecting sparkies for a long time and a few of my collection can be seen on my website:

vintagemodelengines.c1.biz

Your Bunch is among those illustrated.

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
02/02/2020 09:13:39

Very nice job, looking forward to your reports on the maiden. I'm sure it will fly well

Thread: The RCM&E 60th Anniv' Fly-in ** CANCELLED **
01/02/2020 10:07:46

The scary thing regarding 60 years of RCM&E for me is that I bought the first issue (which I still have), mind you I was a schoolboy at the time.

Thread: R/c flying on Country file
29/01/2020 10:55:58

I finally got around to watching this, best advert for model flying I've seen on TV, far better than the Battle of Britain program reenactment using models (Channel 4?). Well done to all concerned.

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
24/01/2020 15:04:57

Nice job with the dummy engine

Thread: Trendsetters and Iconic Models over the Years?
18/01/2020 09:39:45
Posted by Peter Christy on 17/01/2020 15:26:29:

Well, the "Taurus" dominated fixed wing-aerobatics for many years, and clearly influenced many other designers. On that basis, I would think it deserves to be regarded as a trendsetter, iconic AND common - at least in 60s aerobatic circles!

--

Pete

+1 for the Taurus, my first low model and a delight to fly. They were the dominant multi aerobatic model back in the mid 60's.

Alan

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
28/12/2019 10:00:26
Posted by Glyn44 on 28/12/2019 09:34:00:

The Aldi dymo is back tomorrow ( Sun 29th) £14:99.

Thanks for the alert, I've just ordered one plus some labels online

Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?
19/12/2019 12:07:46

I've never had an order fail to arrive although a few orders have taken ages. Biggest problem I have had is with their terrible packing, fragile items arriving with a bit of thin bubble wrap around the item and put in a plastic bag.

Thread: Buying LiPo`s
11/12/2019 14:51:20
Posted by Gary Murphy 1 on 11/12/2019 12:36:32:

Alan ,is that from UK/Eu or HK?

I have always bought them from the UK warehouse

11/12/2019 12:20:45

I've had consistently good results from the Hobbyking standard Turnigy LiPo's

Thread: Full size aircraft displays
23/11/2019 10:27:34

Best Eurofighter Typhoon display I have seen. The pilot is a real showman

Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?
06/11/2019 12:40:47

A quick count reveals 11 fixed wing and 2 helicopters plus 0 drones. All are electric

Thread: Motocalc or Ecalc?
17/10/2019 09:30:15

I've been using Drivecalc for several years and have found it gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from a given motor/battery/prop/ESC combination.

Thread: Charging Lipo batteries
26/09/2019 19:47:35

As the Halfords PSU is a switching regulator it should have a fairly smooth output and is likely to be OK. Laptop power supplies are also switching regulators and should be fine. The old train transformer probably has an unsmoothed output and I would not risk it. The only way to tell for sure is to look at the output with an oscilloscope and see if it is a fairly smooth voltage or a series of humps at 50Hz or 100Hz. I think you should be OK with the Halfords unit.

26/09/2019 11:48:31

You need to make sure that the output from a train transformer or similar device is smoothed (typically with an electrolytic capacitor) and not just half or full wave rectified unsmoothed DC. The charger will not work properly and might be damaged by an unsmoothed power source.

Thread: ESC only works when increasing the throttle very slowly
15/07/2019 11:58:47

I've had this sort of issue several times in the past and it has nearly always been timing or start up mode related. As has been suggested try the low timing setting and also try changing to a softer start up mode (but only change one parameter at a time)

Thread: Suggestions for vintage model
17/05/2019 11:42:10

How about a "Sparky" designed by Harry Hundleby. My original back in the day was single channel, I made another some 10 years or so ago with rudder and elevator. A tough model and amazingly aerobatic, suits 1.5cc diesel or as in my case electric power. Plan is on Outerzone.

Thread: Now That Is Proper Modelling...
13/05/2019 10:51:16

Outstanding model

Thread: Another Millennium Bug?
05/04/2019 12:25:52
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 05/04/2019 11:12:46:

Delicious irony that your thread title describes it as a big! laugh

Oops, finger fumble. It might turn out to be a big bug though!

05/04/2019 10:49:15

I'm surprised that the GPS WNRO (week number roll over) has not received more publicity. The 10 bit week number count means that every 19.7 years it starts again at zero and this happens next on April 6/7 2019. This can (and will!) affect older GPS units not designed to accommodate this. Time and date information displayed could become erroneous. You can read more about it here:-
https://www.gps.gov/cgsic/meetings/2017/powers.pdf

I had an email from Tom Tom regarding my old GPS to inform me that it is not compliant and they are not going to update it but will give me a 30% discount on a new one (I don't use it anymore so not a problem). My smartphone got a system update yesterday to deal with the problem even though it is only two years old.

I suspect a great many people worldwide are going to wonder what has happened to their Satnavs, smartphones etc in a day or two's time.
Alan

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