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Member postings for Denis Watkins

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Thread: Sourcing PETG Sheet
23/10/2019 09:11:30

Have used PVC too from SLEC


Thread: Storage of models in light of the new CAA regs
22/10/2019 17:42:01

The pilot registers Tony, not the models

If you do not fly then you have no need to register

Thread: 1/3 Fly Baby
22/10/2019 09:40:35


The build is so strong and lightweight

The model must become a dream to fly

Thread: Panther Trainer Autogyro
22/10/2019 09:33:30
Posted by Michael Pirie on 21/10/2019 19:07:36:


Tremendous picture Michael

Thread: Latex paint anyone?
21/10/2019 19:22:36
Posted by Phil B on 21/10/2019 18:32:21:

never heard of screen wash for thinning. Maybe I should get a spray gun? What is recommended kit for spraying? I don't have an airbrush or compressor yet.

Screen wash is the chosen thinner for acrylic paints and emulsions by sprayers as this easily

Breaks down surface tension like soap or washing up liquid

For your first foray into spraying just get the cheapest to start with

If you take to spraying everything, then go the expensive route later Phil

For now £10 - £12 airbrush will do, and a small compressor, £40 or less pre owned

Come back if you get some kit and I will advise on improving your gun and spray pattern with your existing modelling skills

To add, choose a dual action trigger airbrush

Edited By Denis Watkins on 21/10/2019 19:24:34

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
20/10/2019 18:18:17

Agree with Martin Mc

The Laser 80 is comfortable in the 10lb range nearer 4kg models

Edited By Denis Watkins on 20/10/2019 18:18:34

Thread: alternative undercarriage Sabre 64mm FMS?
19/10/2019 10:50:23

Make up from thin piano wire Den, on thin ply mounts, it can be done

The model weighs around 1lb

a+ gallery_3.jpg

Thread: Software Updates
16/10/2019 08:17:47


Simplest way is to complete your upgrade on a friend's Windows PC

But Windows do have software to run Windows on Apple Mac.

I hung on with Apple from the late 80s until 1998, then gave in and bought a PC

Thread: Trouble contacting Laser engines
16/10/2019 07:14:10
Posted by robert chamberlain on 16/10/2019 02:19:01:

I am having similar problems contacting advertisers from here I the U.S. The SLEC E-mail won't work and it has a dot com in the address. In the Special Issue of RCM&E, page 23 ,fig 2 has a line drawing of a balsa stripper I bought years ago which uses a surgical blade to strip blanks of balsa, but I need a couple of new blades. Any ideas how to contact Slec from over here or to get some blades? I could modify it to use X-acto but I would rather get the long style the unit uses. Regular surgical blades, about the size of X-acto ,are too short and slip around. The blades I need are about 3 inches long and are secure in the housing . Any thoughts? Thanks,---Bob

If it is this one Bob, then they are Swann Morton blades


Thread: New build rubber powered balsa
15/10/2019 06:39:48

Have a look here David, The Vintage Model Co


Thread: eagle a3 super 3-axis sabilization
14/10/2019 08:03:59

Chris, the original post from Phil 9 mentions the Orange V2

These stabilizers just fit between your make of receiver and your servos

So these stabilisers are not receivers, but are add ons and are low cost.

Lemon have a 6 channel DSMX stabilizer receiver suitab!e for Spektrum for under £30

Thread: Engine projects
12/10/2019 20:38:05

Irvine Jeff ??

Beautiful work


Edited By Denis Watkins on 12/10/2019 20:38:55

Thread: Latest CAA Update
11/10/2019 19:21:40

The Select Committee are buried with the trials and tribulations of the Thomas Cook affair presently

So there may not be much time for the model flyers at the moment

Thread: Sound module
11/10/2019 17:41:55

I think no one has replied yet Mark, as suitable sound systems do break the bank

The lower priced units tend to get drowned out by the motor

And cannot be heard other than over a short distance

All good reasons to make one

Edited By Denis Watkins on 11/10/2019 17:48:58

Thread: Servo power-up movement
10/10/2019 17:19:44

Every time David, for years and years, servos move at startup

In fact, you would think there was a pilot in my Cub, testing the rudder and ailerons each time

10/10/2019 16:19:47
Posted by Cuban8 on 10/10/2019 15:46:23:

I'm not completely ruling out a radio problem, but it's important to go through a number of initial tests and checks to eliminate essentially simple faults that could, incorrectly, be attributed to a radio issue.

Agree with Cuban

A good supply pack will hold the servos centred and still in relation to Tx sticks at neutral

As the voltage drops below satisfactory, the servos will operate wildly as described in the OP

I believe the Rx pack dropped voltage too low.

Thread: Twin glow motors for warbirds?
10/10/2019 16:03:07

4 strokes, .60 and up are pretty quiet to start with,

Experts recommend against this, but I soft mount all mine and all are below 82db

Thread: Hangar 9 Ultra Stik 10cc
10/10/2019 13:53:06

BTC yes, spot on

Thread: XYH motors
10/10/2019 13:13:40

search on this site

Motor Availability

Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 04/06/2011 23:50:45:

When it continually spat out magnets, I replaced my Turnigy 4250 650kv with the XYH equivalent. Unfortunately and yet again, GC's stocking ability leaves something to be desired............

I've found this motor to be very much smoother and quieter than the Turnigy - and with more than enough power for my E-Flite Beaver. Timbo's option seems to be for a 5 or 6S setup, so could this be more suitable for a 4S setup?


XYH motors are 4max Purple Power Geoff

Thread: BMFA 'B' Test Video Available
10/10/2019 11:11:56

Use of pilots box vital yes

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