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Member postings for Nigel Dell

Here is a list of all the postings Nigel Dell has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Fairey Gannet
25/10/2019 09:15:37


I got this plan sometime ago and it is a good basis for a really nice model, I was going down the electric route and was in the process of developing the power unit which consists of two motors and was building the gearbox to make it contra-rotating, then life got in the way but once I have my elderly parents moved I will get back to it, it is a cracking aircraft.

Thread: Moon landing
20/07/2019 03:18:20

You are not alone Jim, I find it a little sad that actually it is taken for granted and somehow it is not of interest but I guess that is an age thing🥴 I well remember my Mum waking me up at 4.30am to watch the BBC and James Burke the presenter then catching it live from the states as a 10 year old I ate, drank and slept the space program and still have 10 year old’s buzz about it now, don’t get me started on the Apollo 13 mission, the stress! 😳🤒

Thread: Who says flying thermal soarers is boring?
20/07/2019 03:06:48


where is the hotliner in the video?😳

that is an Xplorer 3 F5j thermal soarer I guess a 3.8 m model, a hotliner is a completely different animal, I have an Xplorer 2 and at 1.9kg flying weight is just as spritely but the 3 is sub 1.5kgs.

Thread: Turning detective, can you help?
19/07/2019 08:29:28

Do you think you maybe mistaking Ulrich for Lanny Lanowski Percy? I had the great pleasure of meeting Lanny on several occasions in the 80’s he used to frequent the Fighter Meet at North Weald and as I recall he did attend a few of the early wings and wheel’s shows, he had with him a rc model of a P47 that had been built for him depicting his aircraft when he flew in the USAAF, a fascinating story he was a great teller of his exploits and he did survive a jet crash/ heavy arrival in the states.

Witold (Lanny) Lanowski

Thread: Ebay sellers...
30/06/2019 13:57:57

I would too embarrassed to even put it in the bin!🤣🤪

Thread: F3-RES
15/06/2019 13:40:12

Slite V2

Dart RES

I have just got the Slite but have had the Dart to build for a while as I have a thing about flying wings should make an interesting back up model, thanks Andy for re- igniting my enthusiasm!! 👍🏻

15/06/2019 13:34:11

Well I have got and made up the F3 RES legal bungee, just got to build the models now!🥴👍🏻


Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
12/06/2019 23:38:38

Nicely put Jon 👍🏻

12/06/2019 22:20:34

I have to admit I was a little surprised by this thread, sorry you are having problems but my experience is they are excellent, I have mainly dealt with Jack and he is most definitely on the ball and very helpful, they are one of my go to retailers.

Thread: Ripmax ARTF stocks
12/06/2019 22:12:14
Posted by paul coleman 1 on 10/06/2019 16:38:45:

I was thinking the same myself david,i am wanting a sig model,in which pegasus models have hardly any in stock,i wonder if the market is on a downhill spiral!!

In the case of Sig kits, they did have a fire in the saw mill on site which maybe the cause of slow manufacture although I thought it was settling down now.

Thread: Slite V2 build thread
11/06/2019 00:27:50

Hi Andy

Seems a real pain getting the battery in there, looking at the plan it is designed around one kind of battery,

This Battery

I ordered one when I got the kit, I will either use Multiplex or Jeti RX’s in the model as they are ok on 3.2 - 3.5v and keep a good eye on the voltage when flying, I am sure it will be fine, the other way would to make up a pack 2 sticks of 2

This configuration

using possibly AAA Eneloop cells.

Or do what you did of course! 👍🏻

Edited By Nigel Dell on 11/06/2019 00:29:39

08/06/2019 14:37:13
Posted by Andy Sephton 1 on 08/06/2019 12:04:34:

That all sounds very positive Nigel, and thanks for the kind words. Lets keep in touch and perhaps meet up for some mutual gliding time.

That sounds an excellent idea Andy, I must admit to being in the doldrums lately with my modelling and more importantly flying and this has hit a do it nerve.

08/06/2019 11:55:51

That looks great Andy, love the colours, my kit arrived yesterday, my new legal bungee on its way from Seta in Germany as my ‘standard’ bungees were not so standard after all!🥴

08/06/2019 10:30:11

Hi Andy, I hope you don’t mind but just a slight (pun intended) correction to the carbon tube sizes.



The centre section spar is 12mm od and 11mm id, the LE is 2.5mm and 1.5mm

The mid panel spar is 10mm and 9mm, the LE is 2.5mm and 1.5mm

The outer panel spar is 6mm and 5mm, the LE is 2.0mm

the tailplane spar is 3mm and 2mm

Edited By Andy Sephton 1 on 27/05/2019 19:04:58

Thread: F3-RES
27/05/2019 12:30:22

HI Andy

Sounds like a great idea, although I do have some F5j models that languish in the spare room having been playing with slope and power models in recent times, I am sure I can dig something out although if it is 2m then I may have to build something.


P.S. Have just been checking my bungee's funnily enough with the view to use them and happily found them in very good order.

Thread: Trouble contacting Laser engines
21/05/2019 11:57:07

Hi Jon, may I add my best wishes to you and your family, am supporting a family member through similar over the last 5 years, the NHS have been marvellous I have to say, keep positive matey.

kind regards


Thread: Best glue for wing skin mounted servos
03/05/2019 21:54:07


This what I use and also use for silicon hinges. You can buy it in bigger tubes.

Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.
29/04/2019 21:38:09

Mine arrived too, many thanks Chris.

Thread: Where's all the stock?
26/04/2019 09:17:53

Another 👍🏻 For Pegasus models, great mail order try to visit when I am up visiting my parents.

Thread: Geoff's DB DH60 Moth
24/04/2019 21:54:45

Thanks Jan, I am going to give it ago, my friend had a distinctive laugh and I am sure I will be hearing it🤪😃

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