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Member postings for BackinBlack

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Thread: Laser 180 Petrol
03/08/2018 10:29:34

Looks and sounds very nice. Couldn't see any descriptions in the video, what should they tell us?

Thread: Probuild, Blandford, Dorset contact details
02/08/2018 20:32:35
Posted by alex nicol on 02/08/2018 20:19:46:

Would it be worth allowing suppliers some right of reply on the forum.

it just seems a little unbalanced that Joe Bloggs can come on here and criticise the ABC Model company and potentially damage their business.

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.

02/08/2018 19:50:10

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.

02/08/2018 18:12:37

Does anyone have recent experience of ordering from Probuild?

Thread: Thinking of changing my car
31/07/2018 17:18:35

Mazda 6 Estate/Tourer. 2.2 diesel Sport - 150 or 175 PS. Loads of room, a delight to drive and better than 45 mpg. Mine have been utterly reliable and they're good value, particularly 2nd hand.

Only downside, it's big, as Martyn K points out, but as yet no one makes a car with Tardis characteristics. If you want room inside it stands to reason it'll be big on the outside.


Thread: DLE 30cc info sought
29/07/2018 20:05:34
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 29/07/2018 19:40:53:

One chap in our club has a DLE 35 equipped with a self starting set up. It costs more than a hundred pounds more but it is heaven on earth.

Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 29/07/2018 19:45:56

Preferable to or better than a Roto 35 VI might you or anyone say?

Thread: Holding Your Nose
17/07/2018 13:20:42

I've never seen any of the Heli-guys try a nose up test. wink 2

Thread: New Drone Laws from 30/5/2018
10/07/2018 12:08:34

I too have watched this thread with interest and at times a sense of irritation, 27 pages of supposition, surmising and speculation and little fact.

The Summer issue of the LMA journal has a most informative 2 page report by Rob Buckley regarding the discussions to date and the implications of the most recent changes to the ANO. A similar summary from the BMFA would have been helpful in dispelling the doom and gloom foreseen by some here.

Based on his informed report I am confident that we that fly in a responsible manner as a Member of one of the established Model Flying Clubs/Associations will be able to continue to do so, eventually without height restrictions for SUAs below the 7Kg limit, much as at present. It is possible that a test of competence based on theory may be required, perhaps similar to the A cert theory, to demonstrate knowledge of the Laws and Regulations applicable to model flight.

There will be further regulations and restrictions aimed specifically at the irresponsible use of Drones, how these are to be enforced remains to be seen.

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
04/07/2018 11:45:57
It's at the bottom of the page, next to Terms & Conditions, above "Add posting" button
Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
15/05/2018 07:33:14

interesting observations. Has anyone found specified or claimed latency for any of the commonly used transmitter/receiver brands? There are spurious (meaningless) claims of super low latency and similar phrases, but no specific figures. What should we consider good in latency terms?

I wonder how significant this latency is when you factor in human "latency"? Our reaction time is typically 250mS for a visual stimulus, the best of us might manage 180mS.

There are many claims made for the equipment we use that are really meaningless. Digital servos for instance, just what is digital about them. If the positional/rotational feedback for the output shaft is derived from a potentiometer, as all I know of are, then that is not digital.


Thread: XT Deans connectors
17/04/2018 10:42:09

There are 3 sizes of Deans; Micro, Mini and Standard. I understand that Standard size have an XT version, same size and configuration of pins but better(?) materials.

This comparison might help:


Hope this helps


Thread: F/W R/C Flying Training
17/04/2018 09:59:42

As an alternative you could join a local club. Almost all clubs have experienced flyers who are only too happy to provide training/guidance in achieving B standard and will have qualified examiners who will assess and award certification.

Joining a club might also make life easier with regard to the impending EASA regulation compliance.

When you make contact with a local club, most have "Guest" arrangements which allow some flying to give you time to find out if that Club suits your needs.

Model Flyers are generally a friendly bunch and will welcome you into the club.


Thread: My Anti Spark 150 connector not doing its job?
15/04/2018 16:54:10

Nice to know the mystery is solved. As Geoff says it doesn't matter about connecting positive lead first (in this case).

Happy Flying


14/04/2018 20:24:51

Easy to check, just connect the Red lead first. If it doesn't spark you have the answer.


14/04/2018 19:35:28

Perhaps when making them up the resistor tipped connector was soldered to the black cable. The resistor tipped bullet connector and the non resistor one look to be interchangeable.

Just a thought


Thread: The 2018 Transmitter Survey!
09/04/2018 19:21:01

Most of our Club use Spektrum, a very few Taranis and Futaba.

I currently use Spektrum but will change to FrSky Taranis very soon. Reason - my DX8 is getting quite old now and replacement beckons. Spektrum has become way too expensive.

Edited By BackinBlack on 09/04/2018 19:23:58

Thread: Tesla launch car!
07/02/2018 12:38:11
Posted by FlyinBrian on 07/02/2018 12:32:23:

What on earth (or off it) is the point of putting a car into orbit?

It's the Tesla scrappage scheme.

Haven't seen if they recovered the main rocket on the floating landing pad.

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
24/01/2018 14:52:47

Another day and still no magazine. I understand that sometimes things go wrong, but what is really disappointing is the total lack of response from either or from the contact page at


23/01/2018 11:27:58
Posted by ken anderson. on 22/01/2018 17:36:06:

February issue of the mag -not been delivered....phoned-e-mailed to no avail ....

ken's me mag dept.

Edited By ken anderson. on 22/01/2018 18:00:04

I have the same problem, no response form, apart from an automated email saying they've receive my query. I'll wait for today's post before trying anything else.


21/01/2018 15:25:16

The service at mytimemedia and pocketmags seems to be deteriorating. Online issue nly available after resetting my subscription and I don't have my Feb issue yet. Seems to have got later and later over the last few months. There was a time when it dropped through the letterbox on the Monday prior to going on sale.

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