Here is a list of all the postings BackinBlack has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Home Insurance|
Damn, I stand corrected. I should have known to thoroughly read ALL the document.
I wonder how other model engineers, say those who build steam locos, do for insurance?
Perhaps it could be an add-on to the BMFA or LMA Insurances?
I suppose that from an Insurance Assessors pint of view establishing the cause of loss or damage would be a consideration, fire or theft should be straightforward, but accidental damage might prove contentious.
Haven't yet tested it, fingers crossed I don't have to.
As we all know, Insurance covers everything - until you make a claim.
My current policy with Direct Line doesn't appear to exclude model aircraft, extract from Policy:
Your personal possessions are covered for
✔ Accidental loss and damage
We will pay for accidental loss of or damage to:
• your personal possessions
• any other items listed on your schedule under ‘Personal possessions’ while they are within the British Isles. This includes cover for:
• possessions stolen from your unattended vehicle, but only if the vehicle is locked and your possessions are hidden from view in a closed glove compartment or locked boot.
• loss or damage to bicycle tyres and accessories, but only if the bicycle is lost or damaged at the same time.
• the theft of an unattended bicycle, but only if it is in a locked building or secured with a bike lock to an immovable object.
Your personal possessions aren’t covered for
✘ We don’t pay for loss of or damage to:
• business equipment
• watercraft propelled by hand (such as a surfboard or rowing boat)
• sports equipment while it is in use
• camping equipment while it is set up or in use
• items taken by Customs or other officials • any bicycle while it is being used for organised racing, pace-making or trials
• Money. You may have cover under Section 3B Money.
✘ We also don’t pay for loss or damage:
• for theft involving deception
• by any paying guest or tenant
• covered under Section 2A.
Best to check directly with them.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
It doesn't claim to be a Spektrum receiver and doesn't have the logo. So is it a fake?
I shan't be finding out, wouldn't trust such an eBay offering.
|Thread: BT internet email|
Unless things have changed in the recent months you can retain your email address when you change ISP. I have both btinternet.com and sky.com email addresses from earlier accounts which are still active although it is some years since I left BT and Sky.
As many know switching providers is really quite easy, difficult thing is choosing who to go to.
MoneySavingExpert and Which both have good guides to switching and services.
I now use NowTV as my Fibre Broadband and phone provider on a rolling monthly contract, good value and good service.
|Thread: Time to check your clunk|
At least 2 of us think along the same lines.
A simple air filter costs little in either money or power and could save a lot in the cost of damage to an engine.
Why is everyone blaming the fuel?
As has been pointed out, debris would have to get through the needle valve, the usual result is that the needle gets blocked. Smaller particles that do get through might cause the minor score marks we see, the large score mark is a sign of something more substantial. The damage to the con rod could well be just fatigue.
Larger debris, the most likely cause of the damage seen on the piston, has most probably either been ingested with the intake air or comes from the breakdown of a bearing cage.
Repair will need new piston, liner, con rod, bearings and perhaps crankshaft. Cheaper just to buy a new engine?
|Thread: Motor mods to old Ripmax P-51 mustang ARF|
Not enough information from the photo, but why can't you turn the motor through 180 degrees so the cables exit at the bottom?
|Thread: Binding AR8010T Rx to DX8 Tx|
I have bound my AR8010T with 2 satellites to my DX8 (Gen 1) with no problem. When bound you should get a solid orange.
Does the Tx report "binding"?
|Thread: Government Consultation on Drone Flying in the UK.|
Another completion. Good to have the opportunity to contribute in a real way to the consultation rather than just comment on "proposals" that are often fait-accomplis.
|Thread: safe receivers|
iNav software is capable of fixed wing control when used on suitable flight controllers with GPS add on receivers.
Return to Home, circling home and auto launch/land can be configured.
|Thread: D B Ghost Rider 77"|
SK3 5045 500kv, which is a Turnigy motor and 6 Cell 5000ma Lipo.
|Thread: See if you can help me with this|
Most likely reason that the motor won't run is one or more windings are open circuit. Check each for continuity with a multimeter or simple continuity tester.
|Thread: Servos that swing both ways!|
Referring to the OP, the servos being mounted "mirror image" is quite standard and produces opposing movement for the same input signal via Y -lead. No trick servos here.
|Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**|
Go to Pocketmags website. You'll probably need to register your account. Account details can be found in email confirmation of subscription or under My Account section on your iPad. You can also download the Pocketmags App to your PC.
|Thread: Laser 180 Petrol|
Thanks Jon, got it now.
Looks and sounds very nice. Couldn't see any descriptions in the video, what should they tell us?
|Thread: Probuild, Blandford, Dorset contact details|
I wholeheartedly agree with that, I wish they would.
I have no quibble, just asking if anyone has recent experience, thus far, no respondent has.
I took it that as there were no further adverse comments since almost 6 years ago that things may have changed. Time will tell, I'll update as and when things happen - hopefully not when they don't happen.
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