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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


Thread: OpenTx - what is the fuss really about?
11/10/2016 18:16:53
There was never any secret about the fact that Taranis used OpenTx, and I suggest many people have sucessfully gone over to it. A significant number of them are on here - and the drone world is full of them where it is very much the Tx of choice!

Also I might point out that while I use Taranis this thread isn't about the Tx as such - its about the software OpenTx - which as you say is available of other transmitters.


I've been using Taranis/Open TX/Companion for about two years and think it's the bees knees.

How about a survey to find out what percentage of forumites are using this system versus Futaba, Specky et al?


Thread: How do you make the DECISION.
04/10/2016 17:36:26
Posted by Basa on 04/10/2016 10:50:51:

I find it easy to make a decision just ask the wife , the answer is always No!

As all of my aircraft cost £50 or less devil my wife has never objected, provided she has a similar amount for clothes etc.,


Thread: BMFA Website?
02/10/2016 12:22:11
Posted by Gordon Tarling on 02/10/2016 11:32:44:

Trying to access the BMFA website this morning and my anti-virus tells me the website certificate has been revoked and won't let me get to the site. Has someone forgotten to renew their certificate, or is it my system somehow?

Looks like it, but if you remove the s from https then you can still view the ads:-

Edited By Eagle 899 on 02/10/2016 12:28:50

Thread: reccomend me a printer please
16/09/2016 19:13:43

For a long time now I have bought my ink cartridges from **LINK**

Currently I can get 5 sets of cartridges for £13.99 delivered!

Never had an issue with them.

Thread: Taranis voice
16/09/2016 17:11:28

Nice one, just tried it yes

Thread: reccomend me a printer please
16/09/2016 14:21:09

Epson, I've had several over the years without problems.

Current one (SX425W) is a printer/scanner/copier, cost about £50 five years ago and I use non OEM inks which are cheap too.


Thread: Crossover EP glider/sailplane
30/08/2016 13:02:49

HK Phoenix 2000 is worth a look; flies well.



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