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Member postings for extra slim

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Thread: Do you love some of your engines so much you don't fly them?
17/01/2020 15:28:40

say what?????.. a thousand??... Just Engines probably never had that many.. you've probably got a couple of grands worth of glow plugs!!.. good on ya Paul.. a RC Glow engine 'Prepper'.. love it... bet you get unindated with "have you got a carb for an enya x, or a silencer for an OS Y, or a needle for a Thunder Tiger Z!!!!..

Edited By extra slim on 17/01/2020 15:28:57

Thread: Hitec 81
10/01/2020 15:21:05

Sadly I echo what has already been said, and I have confined HS81's to the throttle if at all, and agree that the corona are far better. There will be plenty of people with good HS81's, but especially over the last few years, I have had issues with HS82MG's (poor centering) and HS5245MG's (also poor centering)... and only the HS85MG's seems to be of the expected standard in the midi hitec range, especially bad when the so called budget brands have upped their game. I personally wouldnt try and repair it for what it would cost for a decent corona.

Thread: Pureists Look Away
23/12/2019 09:25:28

Great job with that. I have seen a radial cox somewhere, now that would be worth some electron treatment!!.

Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!
29/11/2019 22:49:18

The CAA’s answer to the terminator demonstrates his method of law enforcement.. “if they don’t pay 9 quid, I just grab um like this you see!”

Thread: LIPO Battery Duration Query
29/10/2019 10:40:37

just reading again, and your comment makes me think that it is an easy street 2??.. if so, plenty of room to increase capacity, but gangster's and my comment of getting a watt meter still stands..

28/10/2019 22:50:47

Personally, I’d experiment with props and a watt meter before I look at batteries. Big differences between sizes and different make of same size on amps drawn, which equals time in the air

Thread: Suggestions for sport planes for an OS 25 FX engine
10/10/2019 21:31:35

Go new era, the fx will be a lot for the little capiche, and battery might need to go in the tail. I suspect the new era will have lower wing loading

09/10/2019 21:08:31

New Era is a great shout. I built an original hots for my 25 FX and it’s great. There’s a photo on here somewhere. It’s under a thread called “getting the hots”

Edited By extra slim on 09/10/2019 21:11:03

Thread: Hitec Aurora 9 Scan mode
08/10/2019 21:26:03

That’s what I said dont know

08/10/2019 11:36:54

I think you mean, you have skipped between the Optima and minima type receivers, blue or red flashing light on the back... normally when you push the little button in with a pen and let go, it starts to blink red, or IF YOU HOLD IT IN FOR 5 secs.. it changes to blinking BLUE. Do it again and hold in for 5 sec then it usually blinks back to RED again.

Hope it helps, and hope it is the problem

Thread: Cleaning engines using ultrasound.
01/10/2019 14:39:33

I could eat my dinner off that doc... nice one

This guys channel is good and he has done quite a few on ultrasonic cleaning

Engine cleaning 101

Edited By extra slim on 01/10/2019 14:40:25

Thread: Which Servo Sould I Use?
13/07/2019 22:46:02

Agree, 81’s are confined to throttle for me, strip too easy. I’ve had a few 82’s with iffy centering, 85’s are much better and 225’s are fine also

Thread: Suggestions for vintage model
17/05/2019 11:59:59

Airsail Voltimer

Thread: Now That Is Proper Modelling...
16/05/2019 11:13:47

The skill of these people is unbelievable.. Being mid 40's, a while back I was a 3D, sports aero's guy... ignorant to these forms of the hobby, but I just took the time to listen to these guys and watch, their stories, knowledge etc, were incredible.. their aircraft FLY, I mean properly fly.. not a hunk upfront to power into and through the air. We can all learn alot from this form of modelling.. I know I did..

Thread: Suitable caption?
13/05/2019 10:01:01

Ahh.. so that's why they call him Norman Numb Nuts!!

Thread: Exponential for beginners?
30/04/2019 11:18:21

People I have taught struggled with left and right!!.. rates discussion blows their mind..expo is like rocket science!!.. I tend to look at how they are flying.. adjust rates and expo accordingly for them (without telling them), and have a separate setup for me when I take back control... only down the line do I start explaining... I just found it less hassle..

Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?
21/03/2019 15:59:20

I can only assume that the banning is not due to "rediculousness" of those doing the banning, (it could of course be!.. and hence as others have said... move clubs).. but it sounds like they have been spooked by the possibility of insurance infringements. And to move to such a motion suggests there might be some difficulty claiming where there isnt a matching system... could be nice to clear up any unambiguous clause??

Thread: Castor oil in 4 stroke engines
19/03/2019 10:52:44

Good chat, one parameter not mentioned is Oil "thickness/viscosity".. There appears to be a consensus on Oil percentages, but from experience of testing a little for a manufacturer the viscosity, I think measured in centistokes proved an interesting exercise. My two strokes loved the "thin" fuel, heli and fixed wing applications, whereas my four strokes ran hot and weak on the thin stuff (bar my YS engines), and my saito and OS four strokes much preferred the medium viscosity.. so I guess viscosity is an important factor together with oil %age..

Thread: Tony B's replica
12/03/2019 15:17:38

really does look tremendous fella... more power to your elbow.. I enjoy watching your builds immensely. Thankyou

Thread: Cover or Overlap
11/03/2019 13:33:52

if over open structure, I would cover in the solid and add trim after.. I turn the iron down a little when applying and aligning the trim, before I hit it with heat.. saves shrivelled edges, and winky edge via shrinkage etc when applying it.

I recovered a large 3d tailplane a month or so ago, which was very light with diagonal cross braces, with a two tone upper and lower colour, joined in complete fresh air... I ended up, placing a horizontal brace in, in order to have something to iron onto... I concluded that the previous owner... must have joined the film on the bench first, and then applied it to the rudder frame... not heard of anyone doing this.. but couldnt think of how else he did it. The overlap was about 6mm as well!!.. very impressive

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