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Thread: Heater for my shed
20/01/2018 14:52:59

David, No there are no models in there. They are all over the house, garage and loft. I also have an indoor workroom, for assembly. I wanted the shed for all the dirty works, cutting, sanding etc.

I know insulation would be a boon, but might be difficult as the whole things plastic so making batten fitting difficult maybe. Although I could no doubt attempt to glue them on. I’ll look into it.

20/01/2018 12:43:03

Thanks good people. I’ve had a quick look at all the suggestions, the cheaper end of the calor gas heaters mostly seem to be out of stock, end of production maybe. Available ones are a couple of hundred quid, awful lot of draught Bass!

I’ve taken the point re fan heaters, but strategically placed might be ok for instant defrosting, with the oil filled rad to take over. Otherwise I’m set, DAB radio for Planet Rock, beautiful lighting, scroll, bench saws, drill press, & of course a kettle (Yorkshire Tea). Next buy is a small hobby size disc cum belt sander. **LINK** Anyone got one, or similar?

So off to Argos for the radiator, thanks all, Let’s keep warm.


20/01/2018 10:35:38

i have a new workshop. A 6x8 plastic shed. I need to install some form of heater to keep my old bones warm, just wondered what would be best. I only intend it to be on whilst I’m in residence.

Thread: Flying towards youself
16/01/2018 10:06:59

Thanks, obvious now!

16/01/2018 08:05:02

Ok help a duffer. What is “prop it up approach” New terminology to me.

Thread: Slough Model Centre Web Site??????
08/01/2018 19:12:48

I second you trying Jack at KLMS. Always fantastic service/advice/delivery.

I just wished I lived a bit nearer.

Thread: Inserting epoxy
07/01/2018 17:58:55

Funny that you have fired up this thread now, as only today have started glueing tin pin hinges. From your advice I decided to use titebond. I used a very small aperture squeezy bottle, plus a smearing onto the hinge, stopping well short of the hinge joint. This I had also greased, as advised.

Against Cymaz’s advice I did one side at a time, but will heed that tip tomorrow when I continue.

As far as I can tell, it’s been a success, won’t know til morning when I can give them a good tug.

Thanks again all, appreciated.

Thread: Ultra guard 430
05/01/2018 21:12:51

This it?


Thread: Inserting epoxy
03/01/2018 12:59:33

Ok thanks for all the info. Going to try epoxy poking, and aliphatic, see which I get on with. I haven’t got any gorilla, had some but it went hard in the bottle after a couple of years! I don’t want to buy more as I wouldn’t use it very often.

Thanks again.

03/01/2018 08:28:35

i have decided to try Robart pin hinges for the first time. I have reached the point of glueing them in. Just wondering if anyone has a trick for getting the rather viscous epoxy well down into the holes, especially the small 1/8” sizes, without making a mess all over my new shiny covering? I will already be masking around the hole, but am unsure how to get deep penetration down rather than just the top couple of mm.

Or should I use a thinner adhesive?

Thanks as always Glyn.

Thread: What skin
31/12/2017 13:06:46

Thank goodness for today’s plastics. I dint think my shaky hands would cope to well with thar!

Thanks for the link.

31/12/2017 09:37:14

Yes I forgot to say it was an indoor model. Well I have to say it’s a new one on me. Probably the last thing I’ll learn this year!

Thanks guys

31/12/2017 08:07:37

Hi all,

I was talking to a guy yesterday (non flyer) who told me he remembered his Dad taking him to a model show some 30, or so, years ago. There was a modelling demonstration going on and he saw the modeller covering a plane by lifting a skin off of a liquid, and carefully laying it over the model, where presumably it dried into a covering film. I cannot imagine what this could have been. Anyone enlighten me.

Happy new year to everyone.

Thread: Skies Above Britain
25/12/2017 20:55:50

Mmmm I’m sitting through Call the Midwife. Utter claptrap. Still recorded 1 hr of Corrie. SWMBO wants to watch that next. Happy Christmas.

Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
24/12/2017 21:27:45

around 100 members at my club. I think a max of 10 guys build. The rest buy and fly.

Thread: happy christmas
24/12/2017 21:22:06

All best wishes from me, and thanks to all for the help you have freely given. We’ve learnt our lesson after many years, we go out to nice restaurant for Christmas lunch. Heaven.

Happy flying for 2018


Thread: Longer Days.....
23/12/2017 07:28:43

Really nice site here showing lots of data including the increase in daylight hours per day where you live. Worth a look.


Thread: What to do?
20/12/2017 13:09:56

I was indeed thinking of a component failure, as opposed to a tx being knocked. I have to say that speaking to people no one seems to have considered this to be a likelyhood.

I think it would be good practice to have a plan in mind beforehand, as I’m sure there would be a considerable panic and headless chicken syndrome occurring in the heat of the moment. Anyway thanks for your thoughts. Your varied replies seem to indicate why I have not seen much in print on a recommended course of action.

Let’s all hope we never have to deal with it!

Thread: Film Over Film
20/12/2017 12:11:26

I have a woodpecker and it is very efficient when used on sheeting before covering. Also nice tool to transfer plan onto wood. Roll a single wheel, they are removable, along the outside of the part outline, and finally run along the holes with a pencil/pen.

Thread: What to do?
20/12/2017 12:05:54


I have read many times, in articals, and forums, that as soon as a lipo is connected into the model the pilot must be aware that the aircraft is then “live” I understand this, and agree one should be alert.

My query is what do I do if the worst happens and the motor fires up unexpectedly. I cannot remember seeing a best course of action that should be undertaken. On many models it is not easy to access the battery and connectors with a stationary prop never mind one that has now become a lethal weapon. So has anyone experienced such an event (no one at my club has) and what was the method to kill the motor?

Regards, and festive wishes, Glyn.

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