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29/11/2018 13:17:36
Posted by Martyn K on 29/11/2018 11:19:02:

New link from the BMFA. Nice detailed instructions

BMFA Bulletin




Thanks for this, it appears to make clear that I am not permitted to remain a Country member if I belong also to any club. Not sure why this should be, but it appears that is what BMFA are making happen. Not heard from BMFA but it does seem to be the case.


29/11/2018 09:52:28


I guess I’m lucky having excellent broadband so can only speak of my experience.

The process was very fast, surprised me how quick it was. At last a system that did most of what I expected. I was however slightly surprised to find that I am apparently now affiliated through one of the clubs I belong to when in fact I had stayed a Country member to not give preference to one club. Did I do something wrong? For info, I taped my “membership card” inside my old one this time but suspect that next year I”ll laminate it. BTW you can get ‘cold seal’ laminate pouches which may be an option, both routes at a cost though, albeit not great.

I would like to know about the affiliation though so I can correct matters. Or is the BMFA not allowing me to stay a country member? Confused!


Thread: What Charger?
21/10/2018 03:20:01

Thanks for the input folks,

I’ll take a look see what’s out there. I generally only use 2S & 3S cells but want to be able take along 4 to 6 cells at a time, charging only at 1C so higher watts and a balance board seems to be the way to go.


19/10/2018 18:36:02


I have a pair of B6/AC 80w chargers. Have been fine for 2-3 years, now the menu’s have a mind of their own and don’t offer a balance lipo option. Clearly weird and undesirable!

I don’t have a huge demand on electrics as I prefer IC. However now we are heading into the cooler season electric models, for me, become more desirable. I’m looking to get a new quality charger that might be steady and safe over the next several years and wondering what you folks use and rely on?

Any practical suggestions welcome.

Many thanks


Thread: Which model flight simulators work on windows 10.
14/10/2018 20:51:23

Thanks Denis,

Probably best to wait until I get the new PC then

I”ll give it a try later in the week.


14/10/2018 20:15:54

Thanks Frank.

I’ll have a fiddle around tomorrow. I’m looking to buy a new PC in the next few days so a search around now would be good. If I have to buy a new sim, well at least the winter is coming so I’ll get some use out of it! Rather not if I can as I can buy a new TX / 3 RX for similar money! Wish they’d packed it in something larger than a DVD box!!!


14/10/2018 20:03:02

Thanks Percy,

I’ll look into it. Being a Futaba user can be a challenge with some things , BNF etc, let me have a look see.


14/10/2018 19:37:06

Kevin, If they still exist.

As no-one sells the software now.

It doesn’t’t use a dongle as such. Not sure how to convince Phoenix I’m just “relocating” the software!

Any suggestions welcome. The previous computer died and took the software with it.


Edited By Stuart Z on 14/10/2018 19:38:07

14/10/2018 19:22:27

Thanks Denis,

I do hope I can, trying to figure where to look next.


14/10/2018 18:29:32


Resurrecting this thread!

I’ve just changed computers and guess what, I can’t find my Phoenix disc!!!

What is the current thinking on flight sims?

Is there a preferred version? Is there one that enables an experienced flyer to develop, not just a “circuit and bumps” version” that works on Win 10?


Thread: Ares Alpine 1200
14/10/2018 04:22:30

Hi John,

Some research into set up of a model glider


Of particular interest the section oh aileron differential set up.

Another article that gives a similar perspective


At least a starting point to use anyway. If anyone else can add anything? Who knows, if I get this right I might get into gliders more?


13/10/2018 16:30:24

Thanks John,

I’m sorry to hear of your problems, hopefully some good suggestions will be forthcoming. I’ve seen the videos of it flying well so there must be a “right way” to set it up.


13/10/2018 16:13:16

Hi Gary,

As you say, not a good choice if you’ve not flown before. Lot’s of advice will be forthcoming including a) have you joined a club? b) check with club on type of radio to see if they can “buddy box” to help you c) might be best to look at an rtf trainer whilst you work on the Fokker D7.

Good luck!


Thread: Ares Alpine 1200
13/10/2018 16:05:56

Any thoughts?

12/10/2018 14:34:27

Posted by Chris Hall 4 on 19/06/2018 18:05:26:

I have been flying an Alpine 1200 for some time - an excellent flyer! However, the aileron travel as given in the guide results in severe control problems. The down going aileron cause inverse yaw due to the increased drag. I have set mine with considerable differential far more up than down! This has resulted in a far better flying model.

Hi Chris

I’be just bought one of these. Any recommendations on the amount of travel you’ve used in your diffential set up? The manual talks about 6mm either way. Sounds like I might be looking at 9mm up & 3mm down? Is that the sort of figures you used?

Thanks in advance - and if anyone else can make recommendations before I start I’d be glad to hear them.


Edited By Stuart Z on 12/10/2018 14:34:56

Thread: covering
01/10/2018 20:55:28


I have used “Fablon” on a foamie and it worked very well.


Thread: Gangster Lite
27/09/2018 21:24:54

Thanks Kim

27/09/2018 19:30:05

Thanks for the input guys.

Confirms my thinking. I’ll assess the options when I get to build the fuz. I certainly didn’t have one on my Gangster back in the 80’s.

Many thanks


27/09/2018 16:14:31


Just bought the Gangster Lite and notice a steerable nose leg option. I’m looking for opinions on this as I don’t remember steerable noselegs lasting that long, let alone wear on the servo.

Welcome your thoughts as all my models lately have been tail draggersvso no current experience of noselegs.

Look forward to your thoughts


Thread: BMFA Website down...?
26/09/2018 15:05:35


I now have it working on my iPad! I use BT internet service.


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