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Thread: Looking for prop nut manufacturer
16/07/2019 20:27:54

Thank you all for advice and help given, I have now located said person, by pure chance I was going through some old magazines with the intent of having a good clear out when I came across some old RCM&E mags, yep you guessed it within that mag in the weekenders column was the very thing I was looking for so I went from not having a clue to being overwhelmed with info that I was looking for, I have an email into this person if all goes well I should have what I need soon., providing this email is still active.

Oh the article was in the August 2008 weekenders

14/07/2019 02:13:37

Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help. A few years ago Alex Whitaker did a short piece in RCM&E on various accessories for model engines, one item he showcased was a machined prop nut that screwed onto the crankshaft and completely hid the lock nut giving a nice look to the model and scale appearance also very good for using electric starter, I ordered one for my Saito 180 and was really pleased now I would like one for my NGH 38 and me being me have lost all tne contact info that I had, I think the guy who makes them does it as a small business or sideline but the quality and finish were excellen,t can anybody remember the article or remember to the makers name I would be for ever grateful, thanks in advance for any help..

Tony...

Edited By Tony Richardson on 14/07/2019 02:15:41

Thread: Electric Cars.
11/07/2019 19:27:57

As a footnote to a previous post about electric aircraft, one carrier that operates float planes here on the west coast is already converting at least one aircraft - Beaver I believe - to electric, whether this will be the beginning of whole fleet conversion I do not know and it's routes are relatively short so interim charging should not be a problem, progress is being watched with great interest here, the outcome - if it succeeds - will certainly be historic.

Thread: Giving up
10/07/2019 21:40:00

I'll take the window cleaner if she is good looking wink

Thread: Electric Cars.
08/07/2019 22:26:50

I understand the trend toward electric cars and here in Canada they are on the rise in popularity, that said it is only in the cities and here on the island that it is really taking off.

I have a large car - V6 - that gets approx 35miles per gallon hwy mileage, my daughter lives 1500 miles to the east of us and when we visit it is quite the road trip, I would not want to stop that many times to charge my car, it takes three days of steady driving as it is and about a third of that is through the Rocky Mountains not practical in that situation.. I don't know how cold it gets in Norway but temps drop into the -25c -35c range in Winnipeg in the winter and most -not all - car owners have an electric powered battery blanket installed along with an engine block heater so their battery has more cranking power on a cold morning, i'm wondering how temps in this range affect the batteries in fully electric cars? On the other hand here in the warmer winter climate of the west coast electric does well. Tesla has set up a lot of charging stations and their cars sell well here but they are not affordable for everyone.

The leaf does really well here as does the Chevy volt and of course the Toyotas and other imports, for me being limited to one car total electric is just not practical at the moment, so I guess i'm stuck with my 17 year old gas guzzler for a while yet, maybe when they fully develop the glass battery or some other form of energy retention it will change for me but at 71 i may not see it, who knows look at the transition from Ni-Cad to Li-Po happened very quickly, fascinating times ahead of us.

 

Edited By Tony Richardson on 08/07/2019 22:30:18

Thread: Horus X10S with Spektrum receivers
26/06/2019 20:47:21

I know this thread is 12 months old but I was wondering David if you did make the move to the Horus or not?

I have had mine for 2 years now and really love it, I declined to flash it to open TX and stayed with the FrOS and am happy with it. Like a lot of other people I had a fair number of models on JR Spektrum rx's, my old JR 9303 was on 72mhz so I bought a Spektrum air module for it and used that in the Horus after the JR had died and Horizon no longer dealt with repairs, the module has served me well for many years and is great for those bind-n-fly indoor models, it also was great for the transition from Spekky rx's to the FrSky rx's that I now use, these are a much more robust blink in my opinion, if you have made the change hope you are as happy as myself with the Horus.

Tony.....

Thread: ASP etc gone
26/06/2019 11:24:58

I agree Percy the larger gas engines are more popular than the smaller ones - i'm waiting for Jon to get the 180 gasser into production - I have an almost 1/4 scale Se5A that begs for that engine.

As Jon says methanol and oil are readily available it is the nitro methane that is hard to come by even here, the events of 9-11 saw restrictions imposed that make it more difficult to obtain. Luckily I have a fair supply of fuel for the glow engines I still run and the big Super Tigre's will run without any nitro quite well once warm, so as you stated look after your engines guys, rememer though there is a lot of truth in the old saying "you get what you pay for" so maybe we will have to be content with fewer engines/models but feel safe in the knowledge we have purchased a quality product that will serve us well for a good many years.

Edited By Tony Richardson on 26/06/2019 11:25:39

26/06/2019 02:47:02

That's sad to hear, I have never owned an ASP/SC engine but I do have a Thunder Tiger 91 four stroke and have to say it is a very powerfull engine but on the heavy side.

Like a lot of other people I rather enjoy the sound and smell of a glow engine but having lived on the Island for a few years now glow fuel is getting harder to obtain and is becoming increasingly more expensive. With that in mind I have made the decision to go electric with my smaller models - up to 4s power only - and convert my larger models to gas (petrol) Saito make a lovely little FG11 .62ci -60 size- 4 stroke that is lighter than my OS52 4 stroke and produces more power, cost here is $480 Canadian and the FG21 - 1.26 ci basically a 120 size engine is $610 Canadian, if the exchange rate hasn't changed pound sterling would be about half that, not sure how that would work for you guys but if anybody is over here on holidays it may be worth a look, better yet Laser will step up and fill that niche.

Tony

Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
20/06/2019 20:58:34

David i will attend if in country with or without model, it would be nice to actually put faces to some of the people I have met on this forum over the years.

20/06/2019 19:00:47

No certificate as such David, just a lapel wing pin similar to the RAF wings after I qualified.  Our governing body MAAC does not have a national requirement , it is mostly province/club based but that may change in the future, right now we have an exemption from some very stringent rules brought in by transport Canada but you must be a member of MAAC to fall under that exemption, therefore clubs are very diligent about training and qualifying new members as none wish to lose their MAAC standing.

Edited By Tony Richardson on 20/06/2019 19:10:27

18/06/2019 05:38:54

what are the rules regarding visitors from overseas?

Tony

Thread: Good news thread.
16/06/2019 04:36:43

Great news is the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship so the cup comes to Canada where the game was invented untill the USA got hold of it.

13/06/2019 00:48:17

29c Here at last after a snowy winter..

Thread: If I fit floats to my Senior Telemaster will I need a more powerful engine?
09/06/2019 22:26:09

Your TT91fs will be more than enough power for the Telemaster on floats David, you should read the Chuck Cunningham article it is all good stuff, I would remind you once you have everything set up and you are good to go when you make that first takeoff once in the air you will most likely need a bit of pitch up trim due to the floats being low and causing drag, possibly pitching the nose down, I always like to have a buddy standing with me at such times to give me trim if needed, just for peace of mind.

Have fun flying from water is another aspect of this hobby that makes it so interesting..

Thread: Electric Motor 'clunk' When Opening Throttle
04/06/2019 17:52:59

Richard, have you tried changing the timing? this can have an effect that you describe, sometimes the ESC may not be compatible with the motor even from the same manufacturers - had this with a Rimfire motor and Electrofly ESC both made by Great Planes - just a thought, you may want to try a different ESC and see if it changes.

Chris the problem I had with the Rimfire was exactly as you describe, a squeal when the throttle was opened rapidly or if the motor had been freewheeling - as in a down line after a stall turn or spin - Great planes actually recognized the problem with the 45amp ESC and re designed it.

Tony...

Edited By Tony Richardson on 04/06/2019 18:00:09

Thread: Prostate Cancer
30/05/2019 06:45:43

I'v been on Tamsulosin for years, my understanding is it relaxes the bladder muscles and helps with urination,

Dutasteride is another drug for treating enlarged prostate and helps to keep it from absorbing free testosterone and growing larger, Tamsulosin also goes by the generic name of "Flomax" I believe. Keep up with the PSA tests and the "wiggly finger" as not all enlarged prostates are cancerous.

Thread: Peculiar petrol engine idle
21/05/2019 19:13:14

Cymaz do you have a switch -opto coupled - that you can turn on/off from your transmitter, if so is it in conjunction with a manual switch? you may want to check all the wiring and connections, I have a clubmate who had similar issues and traced it to a failing opto switch, the switch was fine on startup bur after running for a while tended to heat up a little and made for erratic running. I"m clutching at straws here and am inclined to think it is a fuel feed problem but you have checked all that and it appears to be fine. When you find the answer - as you certainly will - please let us know what it was and the solution I hate unsolved mysteries..

19/05/2019 21:47:18

Do you have a spare CDI unit you can try?

19/05/2019 21:20:16

Cymaz, are you sure its not the throttle servo, I had a mini digital - spektrum 5030 - on an NGH38 and the vibration caused it to keep trying to find neutral and it would "hunt" eventually stalling the engine, just a thought.

Thread: Suitable caption?
17/05/2019 19:48:40

Damn that limbo pole is low.

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