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Member postings for Nigel Dell

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Thread: Top Flite Cardboard Wig Tube Replacement
14/10/2018 10:24:16

Absolutely BEB if it were on the performance gliders it would be Carbon, no question, I had forgotten glass tubes, there are quite a few alternatives to suit most pockets. Great forum for ideas👍🏻

14/10/2018 09:47:26


You can get the Phenolic tubes which is a far better solution than a bog roll inner!🤪👍🏻


Thread: Vintage Bi Plane
03/10/2018 20:42:36

Looks very much like a Lou Andrews Aeromaster

Thread: Ebay sellers...
24/09/2018 12:17:27

Makes an MDS look positively wonderful!

Thread: Disappearing Lasers
24/09/2018 12:10:28
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 24/09/2018 08:57:52:
Posted by Solly on 23/09/2018 20:08:16:

I've just noticed that the 155 and 180 engines have disappeared from the Laser engines website. Hmmm.

155 and 180 removed from production due to lack of components. As stated on the website they will be returned to production at the earliest opportunity.

I do also have a request. Please stop this continual barrage of questions about why things are not available and give up the gossip and speculation. I am aware that most of you guys are likely concerned that another British company is on the brink and are looking for information but you arent helping.

Unfortunately all that you guys are doing by continually asking is make my life more difficult. I am acutely aware of the situation and what needs to be done but my hands are tied most of the time. As a consequence the continued questions and 'helpful' suggestions about how/what i should be doing do nothing but increase my levels of frustration and stress.

Please just leave me to get on with it.

Quite right Jon, you have a big enough mountain to climb without the rock falls! In my experience you always do what you say you are going to do and given you are in the thick of it and I’m not, I will always leave you alone but you always deliver says he stroking his 300 black! 😉

Thread: Two questions
31/08/2018 12:14:52

I use something like this, they are telescopic so can accommodate various sizes of props, you can get various sizes I found mine at work.


Thread: Holding Your Nose
16/07/2018 17:56:31

I was taught to raise nose to check the engine does lean out many years ago, but this was on control line models when horizontal you wanted them to ‘fourstroke’* term used then, so basically they were tuned slightly Rich. Did it out of habit when first into R/C but not really now, depends how far regressed I have gone!🤪😉😳

Thread: Plan. Geoff North more,s Flying Aces Sportstet
07/07/2018 14:55:59

Hi Eric

I am back home now and have replied.

07/07/2018 07:24:41

Just to be sure is this the one FB?


Edited By Nigel Dell on 07/07/2018 07:25:53

07/07/2018 07:05:15


Let me know what size you want and I will download and print it out on Monday at work.

Pm me your address.



Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
22/05/2018 22:11:14

I concur having just got the book today after Richard telling me about it, I am having trouble putting it down, I have also found the colour scheme for my 109.

Edited By Nigel Dell on 22/05/2018 22:11:48

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
01/04/2018 21:27:51

Try this link Graham, an interesting site that Richard sent me earlier.


Thread: Irvine 20. When was it first produced?
01/04/2018 10:09:49


Same here for the Irvine 20 November 78 for mine.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
31/03/2018 17:54:16

The Humbrol colours I used are:-

61 Matt Flesh - Face

186 Matt Brown - Face

103 Matt Cream - Face

160 Matt German Camoflage Brown - Helmet and possibly leather flying jacket or black depends on period

70 Matt Brown - Helmet webbing

94 Matt Beige - Flying suit as in bomber crew

33 Matt Black - Googles

11 Metallic Silver Fox - Google Lenses

96 RAF Uniform Blue mixed with 106 Matt Ocean Grey - Luftwaffe Unifom if applicable

99 Matt Lemon - Life Jacket if applicable

56 Metallic Aluminium - Belt Buckles and Insignia, could use 11 at this scale you will not notice.

You can mix colours to simulate wear, dirt etc. The face I used the 103 Matt Cream as the base, then mixed 103 with 61 Matt Flesh to colour the cheeks very slightly and mixed 103 with 186 to get colour on the lips, but do as you feel I dirtied the face a tad with this mixture.

I am not happy with mine so am starting again and taking away the life jacket that really is not in the moulding and I will paint them with flying suits using 94 as the base colour, the 109 pilot will either have the uniform tunic a mixture of 96 and 106 or a black leather flying jacket, the flying helmet can stay the same on both.

A good look round on the internet will give you various pictures etc. There were different variations during the course of the conflict.

31/03/2018 17:03:47

This is the period flying helmet


31/03/2018 17:02:05


See link below for the sheet I had this is more for the fighter pilot and uses Tamiya colour references.


Thread: Coupe Des Barons.
31/03/2018 08:50:33

Looks like a lot of fun David, also looks a really nice club to belong to.

Takes me back to the old Anglia MFC days when it was like that.

Thread: Tyre wear
30/03/2018 21:25:34

Crikey that is horrendous, I have never used them since.

30/03/2018 21:08:10

Had this same problem on the Wife’s old car, Peugeot 307, had replaced all the tyres with the same Continental that it came with, she used to do quite high mileage mainly motorway, she complained of a droning coming from the back, I took it out and pinpointed the back nearside, sounded like a wheel bearing or maybe a brake not coming off properly but no had the wheel off went through everything, nothing showed up as a problem, then I thought something in the tyre as soon as I looked a multitude of flat spots around the circumference, I checked the rear shock again but this seemed fine so put the spare wheel on and all was fine, it was coming up to a tyre change so I went back to the same tyre shop and put a set of Goodyears on it, they had not seen a problem like this on Continental before but on some cheap makes very occasionally, the other 3 tyres were good and the car went onto 190,000 miles without a hint of problems from then on, they did send the duff tyre back to the distributor and we got a voucher for a fair percentage off the next set of Continental’s but never used it.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
30/03/2018 17:55:36

Being from around that way Graham I knew when to duck!wink

As to the paints, I found a print out I did showing how to paint what colour where which was useful, I have no means to scan it here but will try and find it online again.

Edited By Nigel Dell on 30/03/2018 17:56:17

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