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Thread: Anyone built a DIY hot wire bender for perspex
28/03/2020 19:19:16

Neil, and all, having thought more and discussed with daughter we have decided to park this at the moment. Thanks for your help though Neil. One day I might still attempt this though.

22/03/2020 16:24:04

3mm thick, about 7” long bends.

might have spare, not sure.l

Happy to play with wiring yes.

21/03/2020 11:26:27

Just wondered if anyone has experience of building a perspex hot wire bender please? Daughter wants one or her one of her school projects and obviously cant go into school now to use theirs, so how much effort is it to make one?


Thread: Whats easiest way to clean an engine without dismantling?
08/02/2020 17:49:03

Thanks JD8. I'll have to try that when I get a moment. I assume I have to be careful about getting too much inside the engine so dunking is out of the question?

07/02/2020 18:25:58

Just as the title says please. I have a few 2 strokes which I would like to clean up to make look a little better on a shelf in workshop, without the need to take apart and give a thorough clean to.


Thread: Where do you keep yours?
18/10/2019 18:08:58
Posted by Stuart Z on 18/10/2019 17:55:10:


Recent discussion covered some aspects of this.
Personally, I use a Battbox


But where do you keep your batbox?

18/10/2019 16:47:45

I have 2 ammo boxes with lipos safety stored in them, but am becoming more paranoid about where to put them when not being charged, discharged or used as they gt older and my collection grows. I dont have a garage, and cant keep them in the house so up to now have kept them in my shed. But, there is lots if stuff in there i would hate to loose in a fire, so looking for another alternative. Would it be feasible to get a cheap garden storage container and put them in there away from any other building?

Thread: Balsacraft Limbo Dancer IC
30/09/2019 19:23:30

The model is the original balsacraft version, so I would imagine its heavier than its SLEC relation and therefore needs weight up front. Certainly when I tested the balance with the 40LA it appeared to be in need of some nose weight.

Just checked spare engines and the best option I probably have is an Enya SS40 2 stroke which I acquired last year in a job lot of stuff. It is carbless, but I have found an Enya one amongst the bits that fits so could be a match. I will clean the engine up later this week and see if I can get it running as a back up if I don't end up using the LA40.

29/09/2019 19:06:07

Ah ok thanks Denis.

Re the batteries, I have been led to believe that 5 cell was best approach for 2.4g radio, especially Spektrum.

29/09/2019 18:11:44

Well, thanks for all the replies. I have had a play this afternoon and think I can get the 5 cell battery (I use Spektrum) and the small receiver in just about.

However, I have now run into another problem....arrrgggg....

I planned on installing an OS LA40 that came with the plane, but having spent the last 24 hours trying to free the carb have managed to run it dry when boiling so melted the plastic fuel nipple. Having to now rethink what I do, as am not 100% confident of the engine (possible leak from body and also new bearings required) and so don't want to spend out on a new carb if the whole thing will cost me more than a decent second hand engine. I do have an old Enya 46 I suppose I could try in it. Only alternative is an OS25 but I assume will restrict what I can do with it.

28/09/2019 18:42:22

Interesting. I hadn't realised there was an expiry date on threads which I had to post before!!!!!!

Having been away, the plan was to wait till I returned, tried some ideas and thanked everyone at the same time as reporting back on the results. Think I may stick to that actually!

23/09/2019 17:09:23

Finishing off an old Limbo dancer to be my winter hack and looking for some help on how to fit the electronics please. Currently I cannot see a way of fitting a standard 5 cell receiver pack and the small fuel tank. Only possible location is strapped underneath the fuselage in between the undercarraige!!!! Or do I find a smaller 6v battery pack?

What have others done please?

Thread: Silhouette vinyl cutter files sharing
22/09/2019 15:39:33

I have had my silhouette Cameo Vinyl cutter for a few months now, and in that time cut solatrim for my built slow poke, some window etch film for decorating windows and also some card with the kids for making birthday cards etc.

I am always keen to make best use out of these things but sometimes lack imagination, so wondered if there was an appetite for sharing of ideas, files etc for those who have also used the cutter.


Thread: Seagul EP PC-9 -Largest battery stories please
20/09/2019 11:29:49

Hmm, from the silence, I wonder whether everyone is using a standard 2200 battery or mayb no one flies one of these?

19/09/2019 19:17:25

I have a second hand Seagull EP PC-9 that I am now prepping for flight. Having tested CoG, I get a good balance from fitting a 3s 4000 battery on the tray and therefore wonder if anyone flies theirs with that size battery as opposed to the quoted 2200 - 3200?


Thread: Southern Model Show 2019
09/09/2019 17:23:35

I went on Saturday. As a model show I thought it was the best one yet from recent years. Great variety that can only help attract more attendees in coming years. Flying was also good although I would like to see more large scale non warbird planes flying.

Was disappointed to see very few balsa kits there and some notable absences from trade stands. Shame no SLEC, and also thought a Sarik stand would have been great with both and maybe others presenting/promoting kit building to the audience.

All in all though I'm pleased I went.

Thread: Where to get Good RX switches from?
27/07/2019 21:30:28

I am slowly growing my IC fleet, and read a lot on here warning of poor and low quality switches for RXs. So, where should I buy decent ones from please?

Thread: My vintage Digifleet and futaba stuff on Ebay
19/06/2019 07:51:17

Feel free to Check it all out..........

My Ebay Sales


Thread: Extending Receiver NiMH 6V pack leads
17/06/2019 08:10:04

Thanks Frank. Understand now. yes

16/06/2019 22:38:31

Thanks Frank but what does that actually mean. Can a 5 cell NiMH receiver pack lead needing an additional 12" of wire be done with 22AWG?

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