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Member postings for Robin Etherton

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Thread: From one simple question to chaos
21/12/2019 15:36:57

I know exactly what you mean.

Thread: What's your favourite way of attaching a canopy?
20/09/2019 20:17:42

Now you’re getting ridiculous.

At least 7 inch are required

Thread: Junior 60 Equipment Advice
17/09/2019 11:38:54

See what I mean!

I use ecalc, it’s not free but it seems to work.

17/09/2019 09:08:30

It’s a black art Andy.

it will give you a headache trying to understand it.

Just take the advice, get an easy chair, fair weather and just enjoy one of the most pleasurable models to fly ever.

a real classic. Had mine for 30+ years. Just superb.


Thread: Cutting holes in soft balsa
21/08/2019 19:30:35


Thread: August Nationals 2019
21/08/2019 09:34:38

Yes a big thumbs up to all those involved in the organisation even the fun police.

Love it!

21/08/2019 08:30:09


yes me too, we will be arriving about 5pm hedging our bets. Much depends on how fast the raf vacate the site.

Real sham about the hanger.

Thread: Old Fuel
20/08/2019 18:06:18


Your post takes me back to when I used to fly f2b control line. If the tank run was a bit short you could extend the run by up to 30seconds by adding a cup ful of petrol to a gallon of fuel. Annecdotely it run a bit hotter but was never proven. Whether it helped with starting I don’t know you only got a minute to start and get off the ground.


Thread: Battery
24/07/2019 10:48:00


Up to 4s I use a 12v 18 amp power sonic gel battery.

Manageable in size and plenty of power.

Google 12v 18amp to find one.


Thread: Electric conversion Bowman's Sunduster
10/07/2019 16:40:40

Motor : Turnigy park 450 890kv

Propeller : 10x 6. Hobbyking folding

Receiver : Orange r410x

Servos : Towerpro mg90d

Esc : Hobbyking 20amp ubec

Thread: August Nationals 2019
28/06/2019 15:04:16

Thanks for the reply.

A real shame as the youngsters really looked forward to it.

A deal breaker for some.

28/06/2019 09:26:08

Has anyone heard if the hanger will be available in the evenings this year for indoor flying?

Thread: Laminating film prior to silk and dope
05/06/2019 20:50:13

I used the same method as outrunner with the Mylar (30 microns) on many a control line stunt model but finished with wet lightweight tissue doped on with 50/50 shrinking dope/thinners. ASI remember it it only took two or three coats in total before ready for painting. Very puncture resistant and light.

Dont see why same system would not work with silk. I only covered the open structures with the Mylar.

Thread: 3D printer from Aldi
08/04/2019 09:24:11

Get an Anet a8 from Gearbest. £130 or thereabouts delivered and print a whole plane with the help of Labprint.

Thread: Prostate Cancer
08/04/2019 08:30:17

If you are going to get a rectal examination try to get a lady doctor. They have smaller hands and it’s not so painful.

Thread: Motor / prop calculator?
16/02/2019 08:31:18

Don’t we all.

Not free but I use ecalc. Very comprehensive.

Thread: How long have you been in the hobby?
22/01/2019 15:19:25


They all count, I started with airfix models then rubber powered then an Ed bee powered control line Champ flying with terylene line off of the local cricket pitch. What a pig the engine seemed at that time to start.

Weren’t very popular with the park keeper, but we could run faster than him.

Thread: Fried battery
22/01/2019 14:48:31

Did you get a picture of her?

Thread: How long have you been in the hobby?
22/01/2019 14:47:03

60 years, with a short break for marriage and children.

The mind is still willing but going out to fly in the freezing cold is a challenge.


Thread: Which Watt Meter
21/01/2019 09:32:41

Clamp meter oops

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