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Member postings for Andy C

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Thread: My Veron Concord on Ebay finishing tonight
19/05/2019 12:44:06

My veron concord on ebay

Thread: My Digifleet transmitters on Ebay finishing today
19/05/2019 12:42:15

My Ebay sales

Thread: Cordless - Dremel or Aldi special?
17/05/2019 17:40:48

Been thinking about dding to my dremel a cordless version,but just seen in Aldi they have their own one. Aldi is £17,Dremel is anything up to £100.

Do you get what you pay for?

Thanks

Thread: Any ideas what this old model is please?
09/05/2019 22:15:59

Thanks for the replies guys. I think from more research its a veron concord, so well done mike and thank you. Having reflected I have stuck it on ebay as I have far too many projects ahead of it to think this will get up in the air under my ownership. Hopefully it will find a decent home.

Thanks

07/05/2019 20:16:12

Received as part of a job lot. Anyone have any idea what it is please? Wingspan is about 66"

Thanks

Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?
06/04/2019 07:17:57

I have to admit, I am one of those who cannot say no to the old stuff. I think I am a very rare breed though as I am still in my forties, have enough disposable income to buy new, but for me there is still nothing more satisfying than bringing something back from the dead. Add to that the thought of stopping a bit of our past getting lost at the dump, or in a dealer's loft speculating that one day he can make a profit on it, I am even more happy. Last year I bought cheaply an ex flyers loft full of old models (some 40 years old) and engines. None of it is yet to run or fly, but as recent as last night I was working out what I would start on when my current build is finished later this month. I am just as bad when it comes to old RC cars, especially Tamiyas from the 70s and 80s.

(and I am located in the South East by the way. )

Thread: Banded on undercarriage
02/04/2019 11:01:53

I wouldn't recommend a banded undercarriage. I fitted one on a build last year, thinking it would be great but all that happened was every landing it spun 180 deg meaning the plane belly landed and prop caught ground. Changed it soon after for a rigid aluminium frame screwed to ply reinforcement.

Thread: Help with heat shrink film on rounded fuselages please
25/03/2019 21:50:26

Sorry Ron, just realised you had a second link. That was much more what I was after so thank you, although already now doing it in separate pieces.

Regards

25/03/2019 13:42:45

Thanks Ron, but I regard that as an easy one to cover and have no problems there. The Slow Poke on the other hand has a multitude of surfaces in all sorts of directions.

Am I doing it wrong thinking I can cover the whole top and sides of fuselage in one go? The problem is, with a rounded top there is no corner to hide any joins.

25/03/2019 13:22:39

Thanks for all the replies everyone. Must admit though I am struggling to find any good and useful videos showing an actual fuselage being covered from start to finish, including whether to use single piece over top and sides, how to work around the rear stab etc. so any links would be great thanks

Edited By Andy C on 25/03/2019 13:23:17

24/03/2019 20:42:37

I have recent times covered a couple of planes that I have built, so only naturally thought I would this evening cover the fuse of my slow poke with some nice fresh hobbyking red heat shrink film. Hmmmm, not easy is it when the fuselage isn't square. Would therefore appreciate some advise and / or links to helpful youtube videos please before I attempt it again.

Thanks

Thread: What's your rate limiting step?
22/03/2019 12:54:54

Sanding. I don't have the patience, but also no suitable place to do it other than outside meaning i'm then weather dependant! Not so easy when the best time to build is winter!

Thread: vinyl cutters
25/02/2019 20:33:49

Hi all. I've all but decided to get a Silhouette Cameo. However, do I the need to buy the software upgrade to make best use of it or is the standard free software good Enough? I'm a bit confused about importing ready made files and also using jpegs of images to get cut out. Any thoughts please?

Thread: Vinyl cutter thoughts please.
18/02/2019 17:01:06

Thanks MZ. Just what i was after. Should have spent a bit more time searching.

18/02/2019 15:41:13

I’m looking for personal experiences of owning a PC connected vinyl cutter please and if there are any recommendations?

Thanks

Thread: Which Watt Meter
20/01/2019 18:22:23
Posted by Wingman on 20/01/2019 18:10:31:

Gentlemen - read the original post - provide a concise answer - don't waffle on cos people might think you're old fuddy duddys

Hahahaha.

I was happy with post#2 from Geoff Sleath and currently awaiting a Prime evening delivery from Amazon for a cheappo unit.

Thread: Acrowot replacement motor
19/01/2019 19:21:08

I am not convinced I am getting full power out of the motor / ESC combo on my Acrowot foam E (received the plane second hand in more than one piece). So looking to replace them ideally with something from Hobbyking as I need to put an order in anyway. Any recommendations / thoughts please. I assume I can get better bang for my buck than the £75 Ripmax want for the pair? surprise

Thread: Alternatives to this Turnigy motor please
19/01/2019 19:16:46

Thanks for the replies. Ended up emailing Hobbyking and the guys suggested their 2217 motor so went with that. Also up sized the ESC just in case.

Thread: Which Watt Meter
19/01/2019 19:15:13

Up to now I have simply built electric planes with recommended set ups. However, I want to experiment a little so obviously need a watt meter. Are they all much of a muchness? Will a cheap one from Ebay or hobbyking cut the mustard?

Thanks

Thread: Hobbyking Hummer - adhesive experience please
13/01/2019 16:54:03

Out of interest, has anyone built one with a glue gun?

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