Here is a list of all the postings Stephen Smith 14 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Futaba 10J|
Not sure if it's a requirement or a recommendation. Taken from the LMA site
As a result of these discussions we feel we are in a position to recommend the following scenarios which present the “minimum risk”:
|Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes|
With what this has cost you, you could have gone Jeti. The lost planes would have bought the radio and the horus some receivers.
I bought a Ds24 and was so scared of the amount of money it was costing, took over a year to pluck up courage to spend it but have never once thought after the purchase that was a lot of money, I just think about the amazing quality.
Not to late to buy you won't regret it, and no I'm not connected in anyway just an incredibly satisfied customer. There is also a really good faceache group that can help if your stuck with some very knowledgable people on there even the importer comes on, but if you can get your head round frsky jeti will be easy.
|Thread: Futaba 10J|
Sorry for the late reply but have a life so don't look on here that often.
Have 48 years continual years experience including flying planes (rc free flight and control line) helis and multirotor have also done a small amount with boats and raced model cars at world level. I also had a retail presance in the model trade but sold it some 15 years ago, so I suppose I have a little bit of experiance.
As for battery systems iam not looking at plugging 2 into a Y lead or similar but a properly installed system with duplicate batteries that won't pull the other down or cause issues. At a minimum a power box switch that separates each supply but normally using a Jeti central box or a powerbox. This gives proper duel redundancy and one won't effect the other if done properly.
Have a read on the LMA site for the over 20KG scheme they recommend twin batteries done properly and they do have a fair bit of experiance amongst there ranks.
As for me would I fly my large petrols with one rx battery? No. Would I fly my jets with one rx battery? No. Do I fly my smaller stuff with one battery? Yes. Don't fly glow now but once the electrics get heavier than a couple of pounds I use a separate bec and much more than that and I use a separate rx battery
Can't rember a flight loss due to an insterlation proplem. And yes I did fly all day on 600 mah but flight loads where smaller servo power was smaller and generally was only using 3 or 4 servos.
Hope this clarifies things for you.
LOL there speaks the voice of misunderstandings and misinformation
|Thread: Where's all the stock?|
Wicks have loads of plywood in stock at a fraction of the lms price. Other DIY shops are avaliable.
|Thread: BMFA Classifieds Registration|
Doubt it very much as the first really recognisable internet was around 1983 although there was a kind of email prior to that with the world's first Web page appearing in 1991. As for knowing the pit falls and understanding the threat I possibly know a little more than you doing thousands a month in sales as an add on to my main business, just remember we have all seen your bmfa and ebay adds and the proplems you have had, lol.
Why? If your not intelligent to work out what's happening perhaps you should stay clear of the internet all together.
If you want people to contact you add your email and phone number, very easy to weed out the scammers from the email wording, others that phone are usually not scammers but would be easy to weed out with a couple of modelling questions. If your not sure about an email contact ask him to ring or give you his number, that soon sorts um.
|Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?|
Sorry for the delay I'm in Sheffield.
|Thread: Lost radio contact|
Aerials falling apart, battery box covers coming lose, poor connections, pots wearing out, and that's without the endless reports of loss of range. Why O why do people continue to buy this cheap and nasty rubbish?
|Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?|
Flyboy if your near me ill have the bipe off you
|Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?|
Should be OK provided it was homebrewed by the same person
It really makes no diffrance to me as I don't know of a aftermarket receiver for my radio.
Especially at Don Valley 😆
Most aftermarket receivers are used with Spektrum, and a fair few with Futaba, but not really much else. My simple solution should be a legally imposed ban on Spektrum and Futaba radio gear, there could even be an amnasty allowing owners to hand them in.
You probably think this is a daft idea but there would then be massive sales of radio gear helping your local model shop in these difficult times. Sounds like a winning solution to me.
I suppose we could do alsorts of things what about cars with none genuine brakes, vacuum cleaners with aftermarket belts the list is endless, let's do this and get the economy moving.
Alternatively rebel against the stupid committee kick them out of office and the club, you don't need this there's enough nonsense rules and regs coming from outside the hobby without it coming from inside as well, they are not wanted, or needed.
|Thread: Spektrum Radio repairs ?|
Doubt they did it for any other reason, that's what businesses do, at the end of the day the only thing that counts is bottom line, and if you think any different try running a business.
|Thread: Scammer alert Darren Rowden|
Yes they do but I'm sure I can weed out the scammers and thought I would help others. If your unsure of your ability to spot them, and it's not hard, don't put your details but accept you may be reducing your market. I know a few modellers that look but aren't registered and don't understand how to put can pick up a phone and make a call, and not forgetting modellers that aren't BMFA members, and yes there are some.
Pretty sure no one falls for these idiots anymore but just in case advertised on BMFA and got a reply from Darren Rowden. Normal thing will send cheque then send his shipper you know the score.
Sent him the following reply
Name to be written on cheque
Address to send cheque to and pick up
Walt Disney World Resort,
0800 169 0749
PS Your grammar and spelling need desperate improvement
|Thread: Got bitten today :-(|
The Bonneville did have a mechanical advance which was normally 12°. Usual formula for Triumph for timing was to double the auto advance range and subtract that from the maximum advance. In the case of the bonneville the timing was 38° so 38-24=14 which would be the static timing.
38° at max advance for a four stroke of this era was not unusual but not a 2 stroke with or without advance.
The Bonneville had 2 sets of points one set mounted on a primary back plate and a second set on a secondary r back plate which in turn was mounted on the primary back plate. The idea was to adjust the timing on the secondary till it matched the primary then adjust the primary which adjusted the secondary with it till the timing was correct.
Not going to work it out but still a long way from 40°
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