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Thread: 65% pitts challenger has flown
07/05/2017 19:59:43

Great Robbie, I look forward to seeing it at the shows yes

Thread: Strange Win 10 PC problem
04/05/2017 16:18:28

I recently had a problem with W10 on my pc (auto updated from W7) so I downloaded this: **LINK**

I ran it, chose the usb option then booted off the usb stick and installed a clean W10. It recognises if W10 has been installed before but you lose all progs and files, unless you've got the files backed up!

Last week I used the same usb again on my grandsons W10 laptop which he'd messed up.

I have put the usb away for future use.................

No guarantees, but it worked for me.

HTH Shep

Thread: model stand reccomendation
12/04/2017 13:42:01

I made this one out of some discarded mdf:-


Thread: Taranis Upgrade
29/03/2017 18:18:26
Posted by MattyB on 02/02/2017 12:42:57:

However, what there is a huge appetite for is a "Super Taranis". Hall effect gimbals as std, better quality switches and a revised case that fits in with the family resemblance of the Q7 and Horus - maybe even a colour screen could be added. Priced around the £250-300 mark (or more likely 350 if the colour screen was added) it would be a huge seller, but will they do it? I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath; if it were wildly successful it might also kill Horus sales stone dead.

Looks like it's arrived; I'm in smiley


Thread: S8R Rx
02/03/2017 19:32:06

Anyone using an S8R with a Taranis Plus?

I've been using several X8Rs over the last three years and shortly will need more RXs.

The new S8R is only ~£1 more than the X8R so it seems silly not to go for the stabiser option.

I read in another thread that the S6R is a bit complicated to set up with a Plus Tx.

Any experiences/tips people?

TIA Shep

Edited By Eagle 899 on 02/03/2017 19:32:53

Edited By Eagle 899 on 02/03/2017 19:36:20

Thread: Foster Wickner Wicko/Warferry
11/01/2017 15:00:58
Posted by Colin Leighfield on 11/01/2017 14:19:35:

Eagle899, I used to have a 1/5 share in that Auster with Dick Larder and a couple of others in the mid-nineties. It was painted then in silver with yellow bands with markings of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadron that it was with in 1946. Small world, when were you involved with it?

Small world indeed Colin; I had a 1/5 share for several years from 2002 and flew out of a strip at Streethays Farm, by the A38. Shep


11/01/2017 13:06:33

Reminds me of an Auster too.

It takes me back to when I used to fly this one out of a farmstrip near Lichfield, Happy Days.ajae_streethays.jpg

Thread: Volantex anybody?
07/01/2017 13:18:17

PM me your email address and I'll send you the pdf manual.


Thread: 96 quid gloves
17/12/2016 12:04:09

My second pair arrived this morning too. Well pleased with originals and now have a reserve pair thumbs up

12/12/2016 16:24:41

I bought a pair when they were reduced to £33; they do help with Reynaud's............and they're now on ebay for £20 + £2 postage:-

Thread: Book Club
05/12/2016 15:32:36

Think like a bird, an Army pilot's story. Excellent 'unputdownable' yes


Thread: PHOENIX 2000 SETUP?
17/11/2016 18:08:33
Posted by SIMON CRAGG on 17/11/2016 17:12:15:

Also, how is the ESC programmed as there are no instructions!

Hi Simon,

PM me your email address and I'll send you the esc pdf


Thread: How can I thank you?
04/11/2016 15:28:59

They're coming to take me away, Ha-ha
They're coming to take me away, Ho-ho
To the flying field
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those
Nice young men in their clean white coats and
They're coming to take me away, ha-ha!

Edited By Eagle 899 on 04/11/2016 15:34:50

Thread: McAfee help required
31/10/2016 16:28:18

I've used AVG Free for many years together with Malwarebytes and Ccleaner (again free versions) and I've never had a problem with nasties.yes

Thread: TurboCAD v20 at Maplins
28/10/2016 18:59:49
Posted by NormB on 28/10/2016 18:27:53:

Shep: thanks for that, presumably you upgraded OS to Windows 10 . I've done that on another PC and had no problems with already installed programs. Sometimes those won't install on a fresh windows 10 build...


Correct, I installed it on W7 before W10 install....................we need a test pilot thinking

28/10/2016 18:05:30

I use TurboCAD 18 and it works fine in Windows 10, so I imagine later versions will also.


Thread: What Charger
21/10/2016 15:37:03
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 21/10/2016 15:24:08:

XT60s can also be a pain to separate.

I experienced that with XTs, then I read about a very good solution:-

Carefully drill very small holes in each side of the XT and use outside circlip pliers to separate, works a treat.

Thread: Life Today and Customer "Choice".
20/10/2016 16:40:38
Posted by Percy Verance on 20/10/2016 16:11:57:


I've had my landline number registered at the TPS for 10+ years, but I had no idea you could register mobile numbers!

Thanks for that.... yes

Same as but have just registered my mobile number too; thanks for the heads up smiley

Thread: OpenTx - what is the fuss really about?
18/10/2016 15:59:10
Posted by MattyB on 18/10/2016 15:08:27:

Logical switches example 1 - the sticky throttle cut

Well a traditional throttle cut is useful for electrics, but has a dangerous failure mode – if you flip it by accident when the throttle stick is raised the motor will go instantly to the throttle level set by the stick with potentially nasty consequences.

Hands up who hasn't done that! I've used SF as a standard throttle switch for some time and made that mistake once, luckily no damaged digits etc., After that I treble check the throttle is closed first but this sticky throttle is excellent.

Thanks Matty and BEB for sharing your expertise yes


Thread: BoB Dylan
13/10/2016 19:30:41

As a teenager in the flower power sixties it has to be 'Like a Rolling Stone' for me, happy days note


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