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Thread: Hobbyking EU
02/01/2021 13:59:05

Is everyone else having problems ordering from Hobbyking's EU warehouse?

When I try to get a shipping cost it just says" There aren't any shipping options available at your location from this warehouse. Try providing additional address information or changing the warehouse. "

I presume they are trying to sort out what documentation they now need to ship outside the EU.

Thread: Battery discharger advice
02/01/2021 10:53:55
Posted by Lee Morton on 02/01/2021 10:29:16:

Discharger

Hi all, been thinking of purchasing this lipo discharger/ charging unit. Not sure if it’s worth investing in a single charger or spending the extra to get a dual charger. Wondering what brands or what advice anyone could give in regards to this. I’m very new so sorry if this is posted in the wrong section!

Depends on a number of factors:

How many batteries do you want to charge/discharge at any one time?

What capacity and how many cells do the batteries have?

I use 3S 3000mAh batteries and find a dual channel charger capable of 10W per channel discharge rate is adequate. Higher discharge rate would be better but I can discharge half a dozen batteries will little inconvenience should the weather change and prohibit their immediate use.

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 02/01/2021 10:55:02

Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)
01/01/2021 12:09:52

Here are a few to be going on with:

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Thread: Carbon cub help
31/12/2020 18:07:52
Posted by Lee Morton on 31/12/2020 17:21:54:

Thank you both! I sorted the issue. When I put the battery in I was doing it upside down. So when I put it in with the wheels down it allowed me to bind the transmitter to the plane again. Strange tho that it would unbind!

Sounds like the SAFE system objected to being powered up in an unusual orientation.

Thread: Best Heating Option For Your Hobby Shed
31/12/2020 18:01:06
Posted by kevin b on 22/12/2020 18:17:52:

I'm hoping Santa brings me one of these to warm up my workshop. I don't think it would be long before I had to take off my Xmas jumper. wink 2

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That model doesn't run on paraffin, requires vodka or gin to get it lit up.

Thread: Carbon cub help
31/12/2020 15:44:03

Check that the flight battery is fully charged.

Check the transmitter batteries have sufficient charge, replace if necessary.

Rebind the receiver to the transmitter.

Thread: Sensory Aroma Kit.
31/12/2020 14:12:51
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 31/12/2020 10:04:29:

I've left instructions that should I ever need to go into a care home my wife is to make me a personalised Sensory Aromas kit. Much as lavender oil etc is nice, it don't really stir any memories or emotions in me.

Here's some I have on my list. Not in any order of importance. 😄


Balsa Cement.

Lagavulin single malt whisky

Burnt Castrol R

Keil Kraft or any other make of Diesel fuel

Freshly applied dope

Swarfega

Hypoid Gear oil

Creosote.

Bacon sandwiches

Feel free to add.

Unless the Council are paying for your care home all you will be able to smell is burning £50 notes crying

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
29/12/2020 18:35:01

In my 4th year our classroom was one of three prefabs that had been constructed in 1914. The only heating was a coal fired cast iron heater in the corner of the classroom. In winter we used to wrap match heads up in aluminium foil and try to flick them onto the stove where they would explode with a satisfying bang. The more adventurous would flick pieces of pencil eraser which would smoke and burn in a satisfactory manner much to the annoyance of the teacher.

Thread: Prop adapters
29/12/2020 15:11:03
Posted by cymaz on 29/12/2020 14:29:24:

Any chance of adding motor mount extensions?

Agreed, extending the motor mount is much better than extending the prop driver.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
29/12/2020 15:01:13
Posted by EvilC57 on 29/12/2020 14:10:08:
Posted by Shaun Walsh on 29/12/2020 09:41:20:

I had a biology teacher who was universally feared, you could tell which classroom he was in by the total silence apart from his voice. Each lesson started with a 10 minute test on the material learned in the last lesson, anything less than 90% earned you a detention. If you dropped a pencil you left it on the floor until the end of the lesson.

The chemistry teacher was far kinder, he just gave you a thrashing with a doubled up length of bunsen hose if you misbehaved 😊

I got an A in both subjects at O level unsurprisingly.

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 29/12/2020 09:42:01

I had a chemistry teacher in the early ‘70s who rules by fear - of being assaulted by him basically. Even the lab technicians were scared of him. I was in his class one day when he grabbed one of the more unruly members of class, bent him back over one of those high lab benches by his hair, and punched him hard in the stomach. The guy was a complete psycho, and had a reputation across the school and beyond. These days he’d be up on an assault charge, but as I say, this was the 1970s - a different time.

I suppose that many of the older (male) teachers in the 60s and 70's will have served in the armed forces during the second world war and have been intolerant of indiscipline and used to quick and harsh punishment, who knows what they saw during their service!

Thread: Prop adapters
29/12/2020 14:29:16
Posted by Basil on 29/12/2020 14:22:04:

Can someone advise me if there is a way to extend the length of a prop shaft to enable say a cowl to be added in front of the motor.

I currently have a motor fitted witha radial, screw on, 5mm prop adapter. Can I purchase an adapter that can be attatched to the current shaft so as to extend it's length?

Or is there a better way.

Thank you in advance Bas

Hi Basil

Can you clarify:

What motor is it.

By how much do you wish to extend the shaft?

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
29/12/2020 14:09:22
Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 29/12/2020 13:48:22:

I had a Latin teacher who used sticks of chalk instead of a duster (his attitudewas that with the duster you only had one shot - with chalk fragments he had an almost unlimited supply)

His method of teaching - I cringe every time I see the clip from Life of Brian where he has to write out 'Romani ite domum' 100 times (it brings back bad memories)

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 29/12/2020 13:49:02

Yes, I think anyone who did Latin to O level had at least one Latin teacher who was just like the Roman Centurion, it brings back memories every time I see it. My Latin teacher was a good shot with bits of chalk too, it was the Geography teacher who liked to use the board rubber possibly on the basis that an artillery barrage had greater effect on the moral of the troops than a couple of shots from a sniper!

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 29/12/2020 14:10:37

Thread: New radio control advice please
29/12/2020 09:57:45
Posted by Lee Morton on 29/12/2020 08:49:15:

Hello all, I’m quite new to the hobby and am on my second plane I recently got which is a carbon cub 2. It came RTF with the Spektrum DXS controller DSMX 2.4GHz. Was thinking of replacing this eventually but wanted some advice on best controller to buy that would be suitable as well for future planes I may buy. Also thinking of installing the flaps on my carbon cub and have read a lot about needing a new controller with more channels. I could be completely wrong of course but thanks in advance for any advice!

The spektrum DSX appears to be a 7 channel transmitter so should be capable of handling flaps but if it doesn't have a 3 position toggle switch you are limited to flaps on or off rather than a wider selection. If the current receiver only has 4 channels you will need to upgrade it.

The biggest disadvantage of the DSX is the lack of programmability. If you want to upgrade the transmitter, a Spektrum DX6 would be a good place to start. I believe that Al's Hobbies do a transmitter exchange scheme for people wishing to upgrade.

Thread: Battery advice please
29/12/2020 09:50:07
Posted by Lee Morton on 29/12/2020 08:43:50:

Hi everyone, I have a carbon cub 2 which I run on a standard 2200mah 3S 11.1V Smart LiPo 30C which came with the plane. Was wanting to upgrade the battery to something with a little more flight time. I’m quite new to the hobby so any advice would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance.

A 3s 3000 would be a step up. You don't have to have a Horizon Smart battery unless you want the voltage monitoring function. The important thing is to make sure that it fits in the battery compartment. You will also need to check the centre of gravity as the battery will probably be heavier. 

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 29/12/2020 09:51:27

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
29/12/2020 09:41:20

I had a biology teacher who was universally feared, you could tell which classroom he was in by the total silence apart from his voice. Each lesson started with a 10 minute test on the material learned in the last lesson, anything less than 90% earned you a detention. If you dropped a pencil you left it on the floor until the end of the lesson.

The chemistry teacher was far kinder, he just gave you a thrashing with a doubled up length of bunsen hose if you misbehaved 😊

I got an A in both subjects at O level unsurprisingly.

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 29/12/2020 09:42:01

Thread: Advent Prize Draw - 24th Dec - last one!
24/12/2020 06:06:07

Count me in please

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
23/12/2020 07:11:38
Posted by Bruce Collinson on 22/12/2020 20:00:50:

Cricket news. The Indian Test team has been exempted from Corvid tests. Apparently they’re incapable of catching anything off a bat.

BTC

Surely a Corvid test only determines whether you caught it from a member of the Crow family?

Thread: Advent Prize Draw - 21st Dec
20/12/2020 22:10:43

Count me in please

Thread: My First Build Starts Soon
20/12/2020 20:12:19

Not sure it would be advisable to disable the ailerons, doesn't look to be enough dihedral for the rudder to be effective on its own, compare it to the stage 2R which is rudder/elevator only.

Thread: E-flite 2021 Catalogue
18/12/2020 07:24:41

Received the latest BMFA news yesterday together with the E-flite catalogue. After browsing through it for a while I have two observations to make.

Firstly, The range of Spektrum transmitters in the catalogue comprises, iX series, the new NX series and a reduced range of DX transmitters, only the DXS, DX6e and DX8e are there. Are Spektrum trimming back the DX range with the introduction of the NX series?

Secondly, the proof reading must have been done on a Friday afternoon just before leaving for home, or even done at home with the benefit of half a bottle of a good red wine. For example, the UMX Ultrix (wingspan 13.5 inches, mass 65g) apparently flies with a 6s 5000mAh battery. Similarly, the Night Radian FT appears to have 2 2200Kv motors running on a 6s battery, it must go like a rocket.

There were others and probably some less easy to spot, take the specs with a pinch of salt.

 

Edited By Shaun Walsh on 18/12/2020 07:25:06

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