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Thread: Heat shrink covering
10/01/2020 13:28:08

I have used Oracover (Profilm) for years and it is the best film I have used. HK film is also very good and much cheaper. I could never get on with Solarfilm though Solartex was good.

Thread: Hello from a warm South Africa
10/01/2020 13:24:58

Hi Corne

Welcome to the forum.

Where in SA are you? I get to Durban about once a year and I do have a model all set up that I use when there.

Thread: Selling vintage kits question
10/01/2020 13:21:32

Value will depend purely on what they are, most old kits do go up in value but relatively slowly.

I would not expect to pay tax on private sales.

You could try putting a couple on ebay and see what they fetch.

Someone on here may be able to give a better answer if you list the kits

Thread: ESC overheating.
08/01/2020 12:50:38

I don't know the answer as to whether more heat is generated at reduced throttle but as the majority of a models flight is at less than WOT it would seem that ESCs are designed to cope with this,

Thread: BMFA Renewal Certificate
07/12/2019 10:51:10

Thanks Guys

Indeed the certificate was attached to the confirmation email blush

06/12/2019 12:33:47

I have just renewed my BMFA membership and can find no way to print my new certificate. Last year I was able to do this.

Has anyone else managed to print their cert? if so how?


Thread: Valve work
02/12/2019 12:48:16

I had an SC 91 with a valve that used to stick every now and again. I just took off the rocker cover and gave it a push and pull and it would be fine until it had been stored for a few weeks.

Thread: Aeromaster
29/11/2019 12:24:03
Posted by kc on 28/11/2019 12:49:46:

The original versions used engines like Merco 61 etc which are probably more equivalent to a modern 60 four stroke than a 90. Even a 60 four stroke seems maximum for a 48 inch span bipe!

All of my Aeromasters have been the double swept wing 52" versions. Early ones were powered by an HP 61 and an OS 61 FSR, both were ample power. Later ones have had OS 91 Four strokes and ASP four stroke, again ample power.

28/11/2019 12:31:04

I have built at least six Aeromaster bipes, as you may assume I like em. My first was from a plan loaned to me by Ken Binks in the late 60's, I have also built one from the Great Planes Super Aeromaster kit which is basically the same as the original but uses bolt on wings and u/c plus a round cowl.

While the build is lengthy it is not hard.

My current Aeromaster is a bit of a bitsa with a second hand fus, the bottom wing from a previous model and a self built top wing.

I have an unstarted GP Super Aeromaster kit tucked away - Just in case!

I have also had a Stringalong but the AM is a much better aeroplane IMHO

Thread: Boddo's Biggles Biplane
21/10/2019 11:22:26

My ex Boss owned a Tiger Moth based at Sywell, Northants. I went up with him once and my recollection is that it seemed to take off, fly and land at the same speed!

21/10/2019 11:22:07

My ex Boss owned a Tiger Moth based at Sywell, Northants. I went up with him once and my recollection is that it seemed to take off, fly and land at the same speed!

Thread: How far do you travel to fly at your club?
20/10/2019 11:10:53

It takes about 30 mins to get to my favourite field, I also use another that is about 15 mins away.

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
15/10/2019 12:34:52

+1 for NEXUS Models, good service and good prices.

Thread: Sharkface question
01/10/2019 13:25:13
Posted by David Still 1 on 30/09/2019 21:23:15:

I have just completed a sharkface electric powered 1200kv motor on 3s lipo my AUW is 15.4oz which seems very heavy any thoughts?



Mine weighs about the same after several repairs, with three servos and a 1000 mah 3 cell lipo and it  flys fine

Edited By FlyinBrian on 01/10/2019 13:26:58

Thread: Gee Bee Models Dreamer Bipe
31/08/2019 10:39:54
Posted by mal brewer on 21/08/2019 13:16:06:

Looks just like the Aero Master Bipe from the 70's ? Flew well no vices . That came with a choice of wing section If memory serves .........……..

The Aeromaster came with a choice of wingspans, 48" or 52", on either both wings, or single pair of wings,and a choice of wing planform, either straight winged, or swept back wings. Don't recall a choice of wing section, though. I have a kit for an Aeromaster here,and can't find any mention of wing section change,although mine is one of the later kits with the radial cowl...…………….Mal

Ah yes the Aeromaster, IIRC it was designed in the '60s - fantastic model, I have built six of them, am presently flying one I built about ten years ago and have a kit tucked away just in case. I built the first one from a plan I borrowed from Ken Binks. My current one is a "Super Aeromaster" that was kitted by Great planes but I built this one from the plan. Rather than using rubber bands the wings and u/c are all bolted on. I leave it fully assembled and it fits nicely in my Peugeot 3008.

Thread: When you think you're to experienced to make a simple mistake, you're not!
26/08/2019 12:13:42


Thread: Brian Winch
25/08/2019 18:12:22

I communicated with Brian a few times about old engines, he was always helpful and patient.

RIP Winchy, you will be missed.

Thread: Broken servo arm screw
24/08/2019 17:55:25

Can you get a replacement gear set?

Thread: Hi from Lincoln
06/08/2019 13:18:16

A WOT4 from a Kit would be a good bet, not really a trainer but keep the rates down and power with a .40 or .46 and you should be OK. Get someone to maiden it for you and get it trimmed then you should be fine.

Good Luck

(I am also in the Bardney club but do not get there often as it is a fair distance from home).

Thread: Skyleader Clubman Super 35Mhz TX battery wiring
10/07/2019 13:38:22

I bought a Skyleader SLX6 (27Meg) in about 1975/6, I had an initial issue with glitching which took a few visits to Croydon airport to get sorted, the rx was eventually changed and from then on I never had a problem.

I eventually sold it to a mate who had emigrated to Australia & already was using Skyleader. He used for several more years. Excellent radio.

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