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Member postings for Nigel R

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Thread: Aliexpress VAT charges
22/01/2021 13:40:02

...and all the stuff UK used to export to the EU, where will the VAT on that go now?

22/01/2021 13:06:10
Posted by MattyB on 22/01/2021 11:36:34:

Weirdly I don't remember any of this stuff being on the side of a bus during the referendum campaign..... angry 2

It is a Europe wide move initiated some time ago.

However, the EU got it rather more right than the UK has.

22/01/2021 13:05:23
Posted by Martin Harris - Moderator on 22/01/2021 12:44:03:

I think most of us were unaware of the introduction of these measures to tighten up on VAT evasion. It does appear that things would have been tightened up across the EU whatever had happened after the referendum. At least we have a start on the rest of Europe!

You're saying that like it is a good thing.

the EU have (a) decided the midst of a global health crisis wasn't the time to do this and (b) allowed for small senders to continue to let local post services collect vat on the purchasers behalf.

22/01/2021 10:58:48

"As I understand the situation now"

I don't think you do.

The larger shops and shopfronts (ebay, amazon) will undoubtedly register with HMRC.

Anything you buy from HK EU/HongKong or BangGood or Aliexpress should have VAT applied at point of sale and no handling charge.

We have had years of the benefit of being able to dodge VAT on small purchases from abroad. No longer.

22/01/2021 10:52:16

The £15 waiver is now gone. Everything is subject to VAT.


Edited By Nigel R on 22/01/2021 10:53:32

Thread: Silly question 2
22/01/2021 10:41:14

"The term "brown" out is interesting as it applies to high servo loads. "

Whilst I cannot add anything useful to MattyB's post, I would reiterate that it only ever applied to a poorly chosen or malfunctioning power supply (battery, bec, switch, wiring, etc).

Thread: If you ask ten different aeromodellers...
21/01/2021 19:23:47

Aye, the irvine 52 is a bored out 45 and almost identical in power i would guess, to the last 70.

45 would be proportionally less power.

One thing about putting a big engine in is that you can prop it for lower revs - less revs is the easiest way to make it quieter.

21/01/2021 13:50:00

turns out you'll get the same 10 answers, might not be what you expected!

21/01/2021 13:49:10

311 all round with the Laser up front.

Much as I like the SF engines, very smooth running, brilliant carbs & build quality, etc, fact is the Laser weighs less than a 61 SF... it might sound wrong but

SF with silencer, 680g (!)

Laser 70, 580g

For completeness, I believe the Irvine 52 is approx 520g

Thread: Overseas purchase
21/01/2021 09:46:11


"Such as micro hinges, clevises etc. As these items are generally sold at very high prices in UK, MS."

Why is it that you think UK suppliers charge 'very high prices'?

What is it that you think would be different for 'an enterprising UK person' starting a home business?

How would they be different to the existing 'enterprising UK person' running a small part time home business on (e.g.) Ebay?

Genuinely curious what you think could be done different, what market will be reached that is not already, etc.

Edited By Nigel R on 21/01/2021 09:46:30

Thread: Silly question 3
20/01/2021 12:07:34

"A 5 model memory would be plenty for me,"

Thing is you now have either no memory (on the very low end) or absolutely loads (on everything else).

Thread: Mystic 64
20/01/2021 10:31:16

Most of the plans (not articles) that were on the UKCAA have found their way onto outerzone or aerofred.

Thread: Swizzle Stick
20/01/2021 10:29:56

Funny, I had some dark blue which was near impossible to get the backing off, too.

Thread: Answer Smash
20/01/2021 10:28:16
Posted by Martin Harris - Moderator on 19/01/2021 21:50:17:

My dad would have reckoned all of us were northerners - he was from Portsmouth...

Anything the far side of the South Downs is Northern.

I hail from Southampton.

Thread: Laser Engines development.
20/01/2021 10:21:30

"Is my focus on new stuff a good idea when the normal range is out of stock and parts scarce?"

Companies that fail to do R&D, fail.

So yes, it is not merely a good idea, it is essential.


"Beyond that i have plenty of ideas. Just on the engine side alone there are...15? new engines i think we should be working on right now, not including the 3 already on the table."

Excellent to hear.

Hope they will take advantage of commonality on existing parts; 3 cyl radial? Opposed twin? Flat four? Petrol carb applied to more engines, etc.

Edited By Nigel R on 20/01/2021 10:23:38

Thread: Silly question 3
20/01/2021 10:04:27

I would suggest the DX6e or DX6 if budget allows.

Both have enough features to keep a sport flyer in business for years.

Thread: Laser Engines development.
19/01/2021 16:11:02

Your only problem will be those who refuse to understand what 'pre-production' means. I don't know what percentage of customers are awkward, but I guess you'd need to expect a higher proportion with an engine released at that slightly earlier stage.

In practice it might make no odds at all, knowing how much of a perfectionist you are about the engines!

Thread: I could be the only one
19/01/2021 15:59:22
Posted by Erfolg on 18/01/2021 15:04:01:

healthy bank balance

Some chance... better half hasn't worked very much since last March... sad

Thread: Wots Wot prop size
19/01/2021 09:45:53

14x6 would be my guess for an 80-90 four stroke.

Maybe 13x6 if not yet run in.

The Saito manual must have a suggestion?

Thread: Overseas purchase
19/01/2021 09:01:58

So are the government.

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