Here is a list of all the postings ted hughes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Small engines big hassle|
Cox International usually have a lot of spares:**LINK**
|Thread: Pyramid Models One : Royal Mail Nil|
I have a lot of sympathy with delivery people.
Some of the large carriers employ them on zero hour contracts and even make them pay for the decals on their vans.
They have to do a lot of deliveries to make a living.
If I make an internet purchase of a large item, I find it most convenient to arrange a pick up at Argos or somewhere, in my own time.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
This seller is selling copies of Phoenix :**LINK**?
I have just sent him a message asking if he also sends the Phoenix dongle with the disc, as the sim won't work without it.
|Thread: My Spektrum DX9 transmitter has stopped working.|
When did we ever see a thread saying "my Futaba radio is problematic"? Maybe once in a blue moon.
Edited By ted hughes on 08/09/2017 14:30:14
This forum, very recently.
There was a poll to which almost 1000 members responded (which is statistically very significant), which showed just under 30% of UK RC flyers use Spektrum.
Almost 100% of radio problems involve Spektrum (there are whole threads dedicated to Spectrum problems on here and RCG,and no threads dedicated to Futaba,JR,Frsky, Hitec, multiplexetc. or any other makes).
It is not rocket science.
I understand why, Spektrum is very well marketed with BNF and Txs costing less than £100, it's the old mantra, buy cheap, buy twice.
Edited By ted hughes on 08/09/2017 14:26:08
Edited By ted hughes on 08/09/2017 14:28:02
If Spektrum goes, it will take 90% of radio problems with it.RIP.
|Thread: key fob camera|
I'd be grateful if someone could post a link to a reliable key fob camera- I've bought two that just didn't work. They were cheap though.
|Thread: Violent Thunder Tiger|
Am I right in thinking Thunder Tiger is a budget motor like Merco?
Buy cheap, buy twice.
I found this:**LINK**
|Thread: Convert to 2.4ghz|
With regard to Tx question, my Futaba 2.4 Tx came with a standard NIMh battery, so I can use my old charger, and it holds power the same as my old Challenger.
Edited By ted hughes on 27/08/2017 09:54:19
|Thread: Goggles for a quad...|
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
No returns doesn't mean anything. EBay are very good at refunding buyers, some sellers say too good.
|Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?|
The graphs show the trend is to Spekrum, although they have not yet completely dominated the market.
Cheap, but not wholly reliable.
I would happily recommend Spektrum to a newbie who wanted cheap and cheerful, but would not fly it myself.
Edited By ted hughes on 02/08/2017 02:32:59
A recent thread was about people having trouble with Spektrum radios.
I said "why buy one?" and got a lot of flack, one of most telling arguments being: Spektrum had more reported problems because it was so popular, well this poll shows it makes up just 30% of all radios used!
|Thread: Passchendaele 100 years on|
Very important point and very moving.
I think the pity of the 1st WW is not to do with the causes or reasons, but the futility of the tactics.
No-one had foreseen the power of the machine gun - it could be adjusted for a specific range, traverse back and fore ,was belt fed and provided a continuous impenetrable barrier.
This had never existed before.
Thousands of troops could be thrown at it (and they were) without success.
|Thread: Radian and Spektrum|
Edited By ted hughes on 31/07/2017 19:36:25
If you want a Radian, you'll need to get the Eflite version ,as PZ no longer market the Radian (commonly called Radian1, to distinguish it from the Radian Pro, which you need to avoid as it is a very poor performer).
The Radian is a superb sailplane, the Pro is a dog.
|Thread: Realflight 7.5 laptop spec.|
I've a couple of laptops from PCSpecialist, they are a top-notch company:**LINK**
They are very helpful if you phone for advice, as all the team are knowledgeable.
Edited By ted hughes on 29/07/2017 19:31:41
Edited By ted hughes on 29/07/2017 19:32:59
Quite a different analysis here :**LINK**
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