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Thread: Scammer alert Darren Rowden
17/03/2019 18:05:17

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
Michael Mouse
Address to send cheque to and pick up
Walt Disney World Resort,
FL 32830,
Phone number
0800 169 0749
PS Your grammar and spelling need desperate improvement
Thread: Got bitten today :-(
08/03/2019 21:05:01

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.

08/03/2019 18:52:48
Posted by PatMc on 07/03/2019 20:14:47:

By my calculations 1mm in a 60mm stroke = 14.83° ; 2.5mm = 23.55° ; 2.7mm = 24.49°

But I could be wrong.

Not going to work it out but still a long way from 40°

07/03/2019 18:51:13

Having raced 2 strokes in the late seventies and early eighties and having spent from 2005 to 2017 preparing race bikes both classic and a bit newer for my son I can assure you that there is no way that engine ran with 40° of advance regardless of state of tune.

However you are correct about the coralation between piton movement and degrees of crank movement much like servo push rods not giving linear movement from linear servo rotation, but would be no where near 40°.

Thread: Solarfilm
07/03/2019 18:39:32
Posted by Peter Christy on 07/03/2019 15:22:49:

Next question: Recommended alternative to clearcoat? Seems to be the same stuff as the old balsarite, but not the new stuff, which is rubbish!



2K lacquer sprayed but hold your breath then run outside

Thread: Got bitten today :-(
06/03/2019 19:17:51
Posted by Chris Walby on 28/02/2019 21:47:24:

In my youth I had a single cylinder 350cc Bultaco 2 stroke with a kick start on the left, so you stood to the left of the bike and kicked it with you right leg.

This thing had static ignition timing at +40 degrees before top dead centre and quite aggressive porting to give it top end.

Not surprised it kicked back bultaco state ignition timing of 2.5-2.7 mm btdc with a 60mm stroke (they where quite a short stroke motor) 1mm would equate to 3° so 7.5°-8.1° btdc

Thread: Servo prob
05/03/2019 18:44:22

Several taps on the table answers your own question

Thread: Servo /RX incompatibility?
05/03/2019 18:40:55
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 05/03/2019 13:33:30:

Signal boosters do exist from various suppliers. Here's one example.

Would be great if it wasn't discontinued

Thread: DX9 problems
27/02/2019 20:32:38

Posted link above

27/02/2019 20:32:11


Thread: Propguy?
27/02/2019 20:28:06

Hope you paid with PayPal, never heard a good word about them.

Thread: DX9 problems
27/02/2019 19:16:41

Sorry don't know how to make links work so you will have to copy and paste

Thread: Wot? Not a drone?
27/02/2019 19:04:10

No qualifications required, any one can buy one and go fly. Good job Maplins went bust, if they had started selling them every Tom Dick and Harry would be flying over a retail park near you.

Thread: New Battery for 14sg
17/02/2019 20:15:29

Ripmax part number P-14SG/BC is what you need.

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
13/02/2019 21:23:59

I have a super nova bought it at the nats must have been late 90s sat in the loft till end of 2016 when I had pneumonia. Had nothing to do sat about for 8 weeks so built it.

Flies really nicely with a 2 stroke sc108 have taken it to a ukcaa meeting but never flew it at one, but even though no one knew the model they where happy to let me fly it if I wanted to.

Not flown it for about a year now, might get it out Saturday and give it a go.

Thread: Which was the best decade for the hobby?
07/02/2019 21:26:20

Been flying nearly 50 years and it just gets better things like large petrol jets and the radio we have now was just a dream, but hoping to fly more control line this year.

Thread: Favourite Non Scale Sport Bipe?
07/02/2019 21:22:16

Have a hobbyking meliso not available any more but similar to a sebart miss wind think they just copied it very smooth and accurate, also have a hobbyking hyperbibe great flying chuck about plane will do all the 3D moves search hobbyKing 3D - Michael Wargo flies the Durafly HyperBipe

My favorite is scale a Goldberg Ultimate with a 20cc petrol in fact it's my favorite plane of all time, my second favorite was a Goldberg Ultimate with a SC108 sadly no longer with us.

Thread: Bang Good.
07/02/2019 21:11:54

Try rapidrc the film they sell is hobbyking just more expensive but still loads cheaper than ora cover, and fast delivery also nice to deal with

Thread: Catastrophe!
04/02/2019 21:06:00
Posted by SONNY MONKS on 04/02/2019 14:34:44:

mmm well,hows about seeing how many faulty txs Als hobbie receives a i correct in saying they are the only repair centre for spectrum in the uk,or is it fake news im hearing again,in which the poor customer service provider spektrum is,and i will vouch for that,when my DX6 was sent to germany,then the US,because the germans could not repair it for some strange reason,then back to germany,then back to my local model shop in leeds,so what does that tell you gents,lol,rubbish customer service,and just remember,the customer is always right.have a nice day lol.

Sonny your wasting you time, this comes up time after time but still it doesn't sink in, maybe just maybe one day it will click in the mean time best I suppose we leave them to it and just have a little chuckle ever time it happens.

Thread: Fuel Tubing
04/02/2019 20:48:40

It will be Festo available from most of the jet shops

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