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Thread: Silencer Gaskets
05/07/2020 14:54:21
Posted by Tony H on 04/07/2020 23:26:58:

sometimes 2 stroke ic engines come with a silencer gasket, does anyone use them?

I use Granville Instant Gasket on the surfaces and threads.

Thread: Receivers
04/07/2020 12:06:56
Posted by David Davis on 04/07/2020 07:17:23:

... I have fitted one of the new AR410 four-channel receivers to both my Big Guff ... and to my venerable BE2e scale WW1 biplane ...

How many frame losses are you seeing?

Thread: Spektrum Receiver Plugs and Sockets
02/07/2020 18:29:01
Posted by Cuban8 on 02/07/2020 16:45:18:

I wish Spektrum never used those tiny little connectors for satellites ...

No strain relief and hence failure ...

JST-ZHs. Mine usually get a gob of silicon for strain relief. The Spektrum designer on RGC recommends plastic tape.

02/07/2020 14:57:36

The sockets on some Spektrum receivers are very tight. As far as I am aware, they are all designed for JR/Hitec/etc type plugs.

Thread: VOLANTEX asw 28
02/07/2020 12:43:38
Posted by Andrea Gaiga on 02/07/2020 12:02:07:

What type of model would it best to practice for the asw 28?

The Multiplex EasyGlider is a good first glider.

There are clubs around York. I would suggest arranging to visit them and have a chat to their glider guiders.

Thread: Aurora 9x
01/07/2020 11:41:55

Posted by MattyB on 01/07/2020 10:55:01:

It's all about what they aren't paying for - marketing, extensive distribution networks and software development.

And the level of QA/QC that some other manufacturers have.

It will be a shame if Hitec have completely pulled out of the transmitter market. We seem to have lost quite a few transmitter manufacturers over the last few years.

Thread: OS 91 surpass disassembly
01/07/2020 11:36:11

I don't plan to change the cam bearings. The only bearing that feels like it needs changing is the rear one on the crankshaft. There is a bearing place near me, I will probably see them later in the week to get their opinion on extracting the crankshaft bearings.

Thread: Aurora 9x
30/06/2020 18:39:06

Hitec are still listing the 9X on their Korean website.

Thread: OS 91 surpass disassembly
30/06/2020 10:51:55

Heating up the liner with my hot air gun allowed me to get my 1/4" chisel under the lip and lever it out (thumb wiggling didn't work).

The piston and crank came out easily enough.

The bearings don't want to know.

I've rebearinged 2 strokes in the past. This is proving to be much more awkward. 

Edited By Steve J on 30/06/2020 10:54:58

Thread: 20kg
30/06/2020 09:50:03
Posted by Chris Walby on 30/06/2020 09:21:33:

My understanding is the rules will change to AUW including fuel/batteries of 25Kg at some point.

In the regulations that apply from the 30th December it is 25kg maximum take-off mass.

30/06/2020 08:34:59


Thread: OS 91 surpass disassembly
29/06/2020 19:26:30
Posted by Martin Harris on 29/06/2020 19:12:08:

I've pushed them out with a small piece of hardwood as per Jon's suggestion

I've tried using a 1/4 chisel .

Although you can wiggle the piston and con rod out of a few 4 strokes without disassembling them, I don't think it's possible on the OS 90.

It isn't.

There was carbon around the top of the liner. I suspect that this is the root of the problem.

29/06/2020 18:51:56
Posted by Andrew Calcutt on 29/06/2020 18:29:55:

make sure you have taken the plug out holding the liner.

I can't see a plug. I've sprayed it with WD40. I'll try the heat gun tomorrow.

Edited By Steve J on 29/06/2020 18:52:11

29/06/2020 18:07:23

I am taking an OS .91 Surpass apart to replace the bearings.

The cylinder liner does not want to come out. Any tips?

Thread: Mini flight stabilisers
27/06/2020 08:17:50

I have CC3D boards in a couple of fixed wing models. They take a bit of effort to configure, but work well.

Thread: Mystery motor ID please
26/06/2020 22:54:09

I used my 16/15/4 in FunJets and an EasyStar 2 driving a 6x4 on 3S, c. 250W.

26/06/2020 20:49:02

I have a 16/15/4, it has a silver backplate.

PS John Emms is on this site. If memory serves, he used to import Megas.

Edited By Steve J on 26/06/2020 20:53:54

26/06/2020 18:02:20

Mega Motor 16/15/x ?

Thread: GPS lost plane finder/tracker
26/06/2020 17:39:48

In 18 months when the government asks us to fit things like this in our models, there will be olympic standard levels of moaning on this site.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
26/06/2020 12:37:47
Posted by GONZO on 26/06/2020 11:28:55:

He stated that this was due to the collapse of the registration scheme.


The ANO hasn't changed.

Sounds like a payment issue between the club and BMFA to me. Have the people who registered via the club been issued with OP numbers by the CAA?

Edited By Steve J on 26/06/2020 12:38:51

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