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Member postings for Andy Remedios

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Thread: Soldering station.
11/07/2019 21:10:43
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/06/2019 13:32:24:

My Weller TCP-1 soldering iron's element has gone. I rescued this magnatemp controlled iron and its power supply from a skip at work and fixed it over 40 years ago. I think this longevity proves it's quality. It worked well for very fine electronic work and easily coped with 12g ESC/LiPo connectors.

I can buy a new element for around £40 but realise how old the rest of it still is.

I see numerous temperature controlled soldering stations available, some around this same price. They look perfectly adequate.

Has anyone actually bought a soldering station recently, that they'd recommend? I think key will be a combination of good thermal mass and good temperature control, along with new tips remaining available into the future. Should I pay for a bit of quality or go for lowest price and be happy to replace it every now and again?

One other thing. Some have an integral smoke extractor which looks a good idea. Do these make soldering any more awkward?

(Oh, if anyone has an old Weller TCP iron stuck in a drawer, I might be interested)

How I miss my Weller, had to bin it a little while back as just to old to keep putting new ends in, handle went brittle, had it since I was 18 since doing my City & Guilds! 30 years ago!

Moved on to a Lidl one this year and I have to say I'm impressed! Cheap too!

Thread: DLE 20RA vs ?
07/07/2019 22:22:13
Posted by Jason Channing on 07/07/2019 22:18:55:

No need for a canister when the pepper pots work very well, Using a Biela 18 x 8 it is quiter than my other engines that use canisters or tuned pipes and very easy and quick to install. Andy if it is a Pilot or similar weight aircraft than the DLE ra is a very good match performance wise.

Thanks, it's a Probuild so yes similar.

Seen theses pepper pots on ebay and did wonder if they worked ok.

07/07/2019 22:20:02
Posted by Ron Gray on 07/07/2019 22:13:48:

Stick a canister on it instead, that'll bring the noise / sound down to an acceptable level.

Can you send a link to a suitable one, 1st petrol so no idea!

DLE is the only engine of choice then??

07/07/2019 20:37:13

I've just got my 1st petrol plane, an Extra 330s, looking at a DLE 20ra, what else could I consider?

Any one know of any good prices on them currently in the UK


Thread: Carbon spinner on a 4 stroke
06/04/2019 22:41:26
20190405_202513.jpgPosted by SIMON CRAGG on 23/03/2019 20:43:51:

I have been using the Irvine version on .91 - .120 fs, look good and work a treat. Were half the price as well!.

Thanks again Simon, good shout!

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
06/04/2019 20:29:47

20190212_220250.jpgscreenshot_20190216-221645_ebay.jpg20190405_202513.jpg20190405_202507.jpgMany years away from the hobby, have a foamy I've been flying and I have a ic trainer (rtf 8years old only ever had 1 flight) I need to do a few flights with before I fly this, many many nights in the man cave and have produced my first ic plane for 20years. Purchased 2nd hand mind you but no engine etc. Pleased is an understatement, fired up the engine today (new asp 91fs) ran like a dream! So missed the smell and the noise! Hope to get it flying soon! Thought I would share.20190405_232813.jpg

Thread: Carbon spinner on a 4 stroke
23/03/2019 22:08:01
Posted by SIMON CRAGG on 23/03/2019 20:43:51:

I have been using the Irvine version on .91 - .120 fs, look good and work a treat. Were half the price as well!.

Thanks Simon

23/03/2019 14:22:25

Thanks guys

23/03/2019 11:29:48

Both back plate does seem stiff and ok just never used a carbon one, just like the look!!

23/03/2019 09:34:44

Can I use carbon a carbon spinner with an ali back plate on a asp 91?




Edited By Andy Remedios on 23/03/2019 09:38:04

Thread: Weston or Wings & Wheels
17/03/2019 11:34:47

Hi, looking at attending one of the above shows for the weekend, both a fairl distance so looking at camping with the family, while I'm happy watching and generally doing nothing for the weekend the family won't.

So which one is best? Which one best for the families? Whats local at each that they maybe able to escape too for the day?

Thanks for any advise.


Thread: Castor oil in 4 stroke engines
16/03/2019 19:20:35

It's a Four stoke. Brand new un run, just getting back in to flying, just purchased 2 gallons of the stuff!!

16/03/2019 18:24:33

I'm confused, just purchased an ASP 90. Just engines said use Model Technics Irvine Sport 5% but this has caster oil in??

Thread: Thunder tiger windstar brushless conversion help
11/11/2013 23:18:24

Hi, I have a old glider as above, it's only ever flown once but looks all sound an feel its worth putting a motor in it. My question is what one. Don't really know much about aircraft brushless etc but have done loads of rc car stuff.

the model weight is around 1.1kg just under 2 1/2 pounds ready to fly, I need to know what kv motor & esc to run and folding prop to match. I want it to be able to pull away with no effort. I take it a in runner is best for this type if application ?

Lipo wise I do have 2 3s 800mah but I don't think they will be man enough for this. Currently using them in a P51 foamy. I have loads of 2s 4000 upwards packs from my cars but again maybe unsuitable.

Please help/ point me in the right direction



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