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Member postings for Doc Marten

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Thread: Torque rods vs wing servos
05/12/2019 18:19:11
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 05/12/2019 18:10:03:

Torque rods and kwik links yuk! Two servos and ball links for me other than on drag brakes. Horns under a wing rarely get ripped off on landing.

I'll change them immediately.

05/12/2019 16:33:49

2 servo torque rods is what I used them on my last build:


Thread: WW1 linen style covering
01/12/2019 21:24:48
Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:


Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)
01/12/2019 16:36:35

Have you PM'd him?

He's reading them so he is still around, he went back to boating once the drone law became inevitable and his tolerance for certain people came to an end. wink

Thread: another newbie.
01/12/2019 12:10:42

Welcome Derek,

What's your poison, electric, IC, ARTF, foamies, traditional build etc?

Thread: great service
25/11/2019 23:37:42

Paul is the owner of SMC and knows his stuff as do the rest of the staff there, good service, good selection, well priced and all highly knowledgeable, they have been in business for many years.

Thread: WW1 linen style covering
25/11/2019 22:54:55

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:


Thread: Building Board Cover
13/11/2019 23:16:34

Clear florist wrap.

Thread: Catapult Build for Ducted Fan Models
11/11/2019 22:43:55


10/11/2019 19:25:46

I'm pretty sure Hobbyking do one.

Thread: help with CG please.
04/11/2019 21:45:18

Have a read of this, it won't give you a definitive answer to your model but will give you the understanding of how to find it.

Mean Average Chord

Thread: Sourcing PETG Sheet
23/10/2019 17:52:23
Posted by DDH on 23/10/2019 07:45:15:


Some people think they're so clever 🙄

Hope this is a bit more helpful:


Edited By Doc Marten on 23/10/2019 18:09:05

Thread: Old 35mHz Futaba
20/10/2019 22:14:48
Posted by Peter Miller on 20/10/2019 18:35:02:

I still have my beloved FF8 and a stack of recievers.

Me too, PCM and dual conversion Rxs and 2 FF8s, one on 35meg, the other on 2.4gig.

Oh, and a FF6 🙂

Edited By Doc Marten on 20/10/2019 22:16:29

18/10/2019 18:42:32

I still use 35meg.

Thread: Servo fitting and horns
17/10/2019 22:32:04

I start with inner hole on the servo horn and outer hole on the control surface horn for leverage purposes.

Edited By Doc Marten on 17/10/2019 22:33:23

Thread: Veneer lifting problems
15/10/2019 16:40:26
Posted by Nightflyer on 15/10/2019 13:03:55:

I have found that where the veneer has split or lifted that using copydex gives a stronger bond than PVA. This was advice I was given back in the early 80's when making and repairing foam wings, and has worked for me all these years when necessary. I always use dome weights to help hold the veneer down for a day or so to ensure a strong reliable bond.

With regard to finishing the wing I would opt for using glass cloth and epoxy resin rather than dope and nylon as if the wood is old it is likely to have more open pores allowing dope through to attack the foam.

I use masking tape in the absence of weights and a water based wood treatment with talc to seal the wing if I intend to dope over foam.

15/10/2019 16:37:23

I've used new veneer cut in to match large areas and reglued lifting veneer cracks as a means of repair, with both I've used Copydex and an iron when it's dry to finish.

It works well.

Thread: Ammo Box for Lipos ??
14/10/2019 21:25:24
Posted by Peter Miller on 14/10/2019 21:02:04:

Yes, but how about several Lipos?

I reckon if a load went up all together it may force the lid or seal but with explosive force?

No, I doubt it very much.

14/10/2019 20:13:19

Not the old 'without holes it'll become a bomb' warnings again. An ammo box will contain a burning lipo without any ventilation.

Thread: Flair Models - a question
24/09/2019 22:02:51

When I contacted Dean he told me that he was winding down the company as he could not run it how he wanted to and that there are no plans to restart the kits.

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