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Thread: Pay Pal query
17/02/2020 15:59:48

As Bob says above but if you want the money to go into your bank then you need to sign in to your PP account and transfer it over. That's what i have to do with my PP account.

PayPal does not do it automatically.


Edited By John Wagg on 17/02/2020 16:00:08

Thread: Thin Ply
05/02/2020 11:45:06

Very thin ply has always been comparatively expensive. I make sure it is used sparingly and stored properly.

Easy to cut with a pair of good scissors. thumbs up

Edited By John Wagg on 05/02/2020 11:45:31

Thread: Plans books
05/02/2020 11:38:14
Posted by kevin b on 05/02/2020 11:31:18:

Ebay has a few listed and not very expensive.

Search "Plans Handbook". Then go into advanced and select exact words, exact order.

Thank's for that.

Have done and quite a few to choose from.


05/02/2020 09:44:24

Thank you for the replies but it is the actual books that I am after.

What I have just come across is a downloadable PDF version of old catalogues.

Click on any of the books and that brings up another page.

Scroll down to Download file details: and click on "download page".

That will bring up the catalogue which can be perused or can be downloaded to save to file.


04/02/2020 21:36:03

Returning to RC after a long break and I must have disposed of my couple of plan books at some time. Is it still possible to get new ones and if so where from?

Other option, are they available on the internet.?


Thread: Wind screens
04/02/2020 21:22:17

I made my last two screens using the plastic from 3 litre "cola" style bottles. (other makes are available wink)

Nice and clear and fairly rigid.

Thread: Wing wash on B Buckle Super scorpion
02/02/2020 11:08:25

" The warp is one of the trailing edge rising upwards toward the tip from about 1/3 the 1/2 span of the wing starting from the root. "

That sounds fine and possibly was how it was meant to be built in the first place. Especially if both wings have the same equal washout. Done this on a few planes overtime.

Helps with countering "tip stalling" Try to keep both wings the same when covering.

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
28/01/2020 14:40:05

Utube :-

Thread: New old stock - SC30FS - just purchased.
21/01/2020 16:40:38

A couple of queries - Any thoughts on running a 4 stroke inverted ? Obviously any bypass fuel/oil will collect in the piston body. There is the usual vent but that will be at a high point when inverted.

The SC30FS has never been run. NOS ? Done a few shortish runs on it but compression seems low when turned over by hand. Does anyone know if this normal. It Starts on the electric starter easily, runs sweetly and ticks over nicely.


Thread: Synthetic instead of caster oil?
19/01/2020 13:00:32

Hi all, Got my question answered thank you.

Enjoyed the other information and discussions regarding "oils".

Still waiting for the Laser fuel to be delivered as have to buy it on-line theses days. No local shops now.

Will finish using up the rest of my castor fuel in the 2 strokes but will use the Laser in my 4 strokes.


Hopefully see some of you at Old Warden etc.

Edited By John Wagg on 19/01/2020 13:01:26

15/01/2020 22:40:38

Thank's all for the input.

I will still use up my oldish fuel but will be using the Laser on my 4 strokes to start with. Hopefully the weather will improve soon so I can quickly get rid of the caster stuff.

15/01/2020 20:33:07

I have always used caster based fuels. Both 2 stroke and 4. Just ordered some Laser 5% which is synthetic. Now on full size engines it was considered not good to change oil types (mineral to synthetic). Is there any problems switching between lube' oils on my engines?

Thread: Phone APP for RPM reading.
05/01/2020 11:07:41

Thanks to all for the inputs. Not sure the thread drift into petrol stations is of much use but of interest anyway. angel

Thank you Peter for the advice about electric motors and taken that on-board. I still prefer I.C. motors (for models) but do see the advantages of electrics and I'm dabbling a bit into them.

Jon, It's nearly 28 years since I last ran my Laser 62 and intend using it again this year. I have overhauled it recently and had it running for a few minutes. The thought of running it weak is the main reason for a considering RPM readings as Peter describes above. but I would presume that practice will make perfect. LoL.


P.S. My hearing hearing is good - just out of practice for tuning.

PPS Got an SC30FS for Christmas. teeth 2

Edited By John Wagg on 05/01/2020 11:09:56

04/01/2020 10:03:54

Thank you for the inputs.

I have looked at tacho's but I have my phone on me always so it would do two jobs at once.

Really only for use with 4 stroke engines as I find it somewhat difficult to determine top revs. (a 2 stroke is no problem).

Possibly a proper tacho' would be really useful for electric motors in comparing different props ?


03/01/2020 13:56:37

Does anyone use or know of a mobile phone App that will read RPM reasonably correctly?

I see there are some in the APP store and have down loaded one. Not had chance to try it out yet but are they any good.?

I want to use it on my IC motors/props and normally outside.


Thread: Help Needed for Kids Xmas Bike Modification
13/12/2019 21:59:00

Remember to show them how to use the brakes. idea

Thread: Sky TV issue
06/12/2019 15:33:37

Does the width ratio of the people on the film look normal or do they seem dumpy.

What setting have you got the TV on?

Ours is set to "automatic" but recently I had to change it when I played an old VHS tape machine on it.

Thread: Valve work
03/12/2019 18:35:45

Another forum I frequent have suggested the use of a "torx" bit (appropriate size) forced into the allen bolt head. Sometimes a slight tap on the bolt head helps to loosen the thread.

Thread: Scam or what ?
23/11/2019 11:08:00

TalkTalk got hacked a few years back and since then we receive all sorts of scam calls and emails. Seems to come in spasms. . If it wasn't for TT being one of the cheapest I would swap. thinking


P.S - Watch out for the card through the door saying there is an "urgent parcel" for you and to ring a number. On no account ring it.


Edited By John Wagg on 23/11/2019 11:11:04

Thread: How do you attached to those solid inners on snakes?
21/11/2019 20:58:00

We used to just screw metal quick links straight onto the core as per something like these :-

There are various on the Slec website.


Just seen these which may be better ?




Edited By John Wagg on 21/11/2019 20:59:56

Edited By John Wagg on 21/11/2019 21:06:19

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