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Thread: Sussex Model Centre
14/09/2019 13:49:52



Edited By Stuart Z on 14/09/2019 14:00:56

Thread: New Poll - sticky situations.....
26/08/2019 21:50:11
Posted by Peter Miller on 26/08/2019 14:16:27:

I can get it on my fingers just opening the bottle.

THis why I keep acetone on the workshop

Guaranteed certainty ! As Peter, I keep Acetone on the workbench.


Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
24/08/2019 20:45:23


I use Epoxy. I suspect PVA but I like the solidity of Epoxy, and a slower setting one at that.


18/08/2019 11:14:13


Following with interest, mine is still in the box and will be IC powered, just half way through the Hurricane in the same series!

Will be a “very stand off” finish on both but will be looking for a colour scheme used on BoB.


Thread: Take off dolly for a Funfighter, anyone used one?
13/08/2019 21:15:41


If you put together the kit version dolly, you can have a radio controlled steering. I made one up and used the vacant rudder channel on the tax and a second rx. Not used it yet but the steering works on the dolly, just need to get the lot to a flying field.


Thread: BMFA hosted club web sites
25/07/2019 18:20:03


Puffin has solved the problem!

Thanks again


25/07/2019 11:14:20

Thanks Colin

Glad it’s not me. I”ll see if I can operate through a different browser as you suggest

thanks again


25/07/2019 07:39:42


I get a message saying “Safari could not open page as server stopped responding.” Not sure of the model of IPAD but the issue is the same on my iPhone 6.


I could open your link and the club web pages.

It seems to be where the URL has “.bmfa.” in the address . Others open fine when they don’t include that. The ones I looked at in your link didn’t have that.

I can access them via my desktop just fine.

Just don’t want to have to resort to that all the time.


Thanks both for your responses!




Edited By Stuart Z on 25/07/2019 07:40:06

23/07/2019 21:38:09


I’m not a whizz at computers or tablets so am asking for help please. When I look up a club web site on my tablet, (iPad), those clubs that are hosted by BMFA will not come up. Not sure what the problem is. Can someone let me know please?


Thread: 4-Max- Excellent service
23/07/2019 11:58:57


Praise where it’s due. I just got my charger back which developed a minor fault with one of it’s lights, (GT Duo) after 10 months use. I sent it back to George at 4-Max Models and in no time a replacement unit is back in my hands.

Will certainly be going to 4-Max for other electric items.


Thread: Dave Smith Models 'Saphir' plan wanted
17/07/2019 15:45:25


There were no plans as such, only an instruction leaflet. There’s not a lot of building involved, hence no plan.


Thread: Newbie with some starter trainer plane balsa IC questions please.
11/07/2019 21:59:09

Hi Nu Me 1

Mode 1 or 2 can vary with what part of the country you live in. Mode 2 is now dominant in the South. Oddly I learnt on Mode 1 in the South but am now very much in the minority. (T’was 30 or 40 years ago!)

Most Transmitters can do either, so not a a buying issue.

Good luck with your learning curve, and I hope it goes well for you.


Thread: The demise of. ASP/SC
05/07/2019 12:13:16

Well said, more power to the manufacturers of kits. Look how long some of the well known ARTF’s have been out of stock. Looks like some Chinese factories have taken a very long holiday.

Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 12:00:56

Not only have indicators dropped from use, I see a lot of people that see a red traffic light as an optional sign. The number of ‘jumpers’ seem to be increasing steadily.

A sign of the way things are going?

Thread: Ares Alpine 1200
30/04/2019 16:47:44


Today I flew the Alpine 1200 with 50g up front and it was much more enjoyable. The day was breezy so still a bit of concentration needed especially to get back down on the flat field, it floats on a ways. I have not tried it on a slope yet.

C of G is per instructions


Edited By Stuart Z on 30/04/2019 16:49:20

07/04/2019 11:30:52


It definitely needs ballast up front. Mine was still a bit of a wild flight even with 40g in the nose. Now upped to 50g but as yet untested. It is a very light model in the breezy conditions I had on it’s maiden - but at least no damage suffered. Differential on the ailerons was fine.


Thread: Pre-Ignition?
04/04/2019 15:04:02
Posted by Roger Dyke on 03/04/2019 13:28:47:

flight1: The settings mentioned are the current ones and with these settings it runs absolutely fine. And no, it doesn't throw the prop when it's running. Only when flick starting it. The cylinder finned part of the engine is not cowled and is open to the airflow.

Engine Doctor: I purchased this engine myself brand new so I can confirm that it has never been dismantled. Because of this I would rather not dismantle it just for a look, as it was a real work of art trying to mount it in the space available. I do rather favour the plastic spinner as being the problem. I tighten the prop nut as much as I dare before I predict that the plastic might split.

Stuart: I have never used OS No 8 plugs but I believe that they are a good medium heat plug. I usually use Model Technics Firepower 5 plugs which are also medium heat and find them very good. I can fully understand why you have your props set to ten past eight. I think that we all have our own preferences. I no longer use an electric starter and find my prop setting ideal for my chicken stick flicking. I am going to look into a new style spinner.


Of course use what you already have. However when you’re next looking for a plug try the OS no 8. It’s what OS specify and I have had no issues with them in OS engines. Plugs can be a real nightmare. I have an Evo 46 that will not keep running if you don”t use Evolution’s own plug. I think I tried everything out there until I put the Evolution plug in. Now the motor gets compliments for easy starting and good throttling throughout it’s flights, and no more deadsticks or reverse starts ( a symptom of plug issues I believe).


03/04/2019 11:53:36


I have an OS 40FP and it starts a treat using OS No. 8 plugs and I used 10% Nitro only because I keep one can for all my engines. I use a starter motor on it and the prop is set to 10 past eight, looking from the front, mainly so if the plane lands deadstick, the prop generally stops such that I don’t catch a blade on landing. I use the Irvine style of spinner with the aluminium back plate as it is better and can be set up more accurately.

Good luck with it


Thread: Hi
01/04/2019 08:56:16

Hi Alan

It’s also possible that you might be moving the stick on one axis and inadvertently moving across the other axis slightly in so doing. I find it’s quite easy to move ailerons and activate throttle slightly at the same time.

Might be worth a check


I use Mode 1

Thread: BMFA News Feb 2019
13/03/2019 16:38:50

I have the latest copy with some free stickers and annual membership ststickers, excellent, a pity that some of the photos are blurry, a printing problem I guess?


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