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Member postings for Stephen Smith 14

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Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?
05/04/2019 19:09:11

Flyboy if your near me ill have the bipe off you

Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?
22/03/2019 21:21:04
Posted by Phil Green on 22/03/2019 20:07:38:
Posted by Peter Christy on 22/03/2019 12:59:01:

Frankly, far bigger problems than "mix and match" are some of the appalling installations and abuse of equipment that I've witnessed over the years!

My own gripe is taping aerials, I've replaced so many that had been ripped out when someones rx moved a few mm. Use a couple of straws!

I wonder where the club in question stand on homebrew gear?

Cheers
Phil

Edited By Phil Green on 22/03/2019 20:08:40

Should be OK provided it was homebrewed by the same person

21/03/2019 21:30:58

It really makes no diffrance to me as I don't know of a aftermarket receiver for my radio.

21/03/2019 19:41:42
Posted by john stones 1 on 21/03/2019 19:35:25:
Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 21/03/2019 18:51:11:

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.

Bit lazy to blame committees every time, believe it or not, some clubs have members who speak up, not all things are imposed on people by over officious, badge wearing, little hitlers, there's some odd uns among the memberships tha noes.

Especially at Don Valley 😆

21/03/2019 18:51:11

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 ?
21/03/2019 18:23:34
Posted by David Davis on 21/03/2019 15:41:51:
Posted by Nigel R on 21/03/2019 15:22:46:

"In my view the reason for moving all of the service and repair work to one single location in Europe is to make more profit for the owners."

Do you know this, or is it assumption?

It's an assumption based on what has happened in other areas of modern industrial practice.

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
17/03/2019 19:18:57
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 17/03/2019 18:09:46:

I thought BMFA advised you not to put your email or phone number into the classifieds ads so that scammers can't find your details and only bona fide BMFA members can get in touch via the internal messaging system?

That should stop this from happening at all.

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.

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,
Orlando,
FL 32830,
USA
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!

--

Pete

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

**LINK**

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.

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