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Thread: Acrowot Foam E Legacy
06/07/2020 20:31:24

I've just assembled & put half a dozen flights on a new one. I still have my original which dates back about 7 years, but is starting to get a bit tatty after over 500 flights.

Both are completely stock & unmodified in any way. So my answer to points 1-6 is 'None of the above'.

Thread: Hemotec vario
01/07/2020 10:47:30

Just launched in the USA this looks to be very similar, maybe the same thing rebranded? .pdf of the manual is here.

Looks intriguing , I may be tempted if/when it becomes more widely available.

Thread: How Windy is Too Windy
26/06/2020 11:03:14

15 knots is my ballpark. Like Adrian I can fly at higher wind speeds but I find my eyes water & it becomes less enjoyable. That said if there is a period of bad weather where I can't fly for a couple of weeks then 25 knots is fair game.

Thread: Spektrum DX9 Setup- Help Needed!
24/06/2020 15:41:45

Have you seen the various options discussed in this thread?

Thread: Old posts deleted
24/06/2020 15:08:16

See here

Thread: Hanger Rash
24/06/2020 13:43:21

It could be that you are using too high a temperature when you are applying the covering.

The Solarfilm instruction sheet specifically warns against this, quote "IRON TEMPERATURE - MUST be correct for successful covering with Solarfilm. Too low and the Solarfilm will not stick. Too high and the Solarfilm will wrinkle up and bubble later in the life of the model.......".

It goes on to give detailed advice of what temperature to use for various tasks, with a maximum of 120 C.

Thread: Fixing bubbles in EPP tape covering
23/06/2020 20:50:14

I also gave up with using packing tape as I was never satisfied with the finish. I changed to fine glass cloth & Deluxe Materials Eze Kote, or other polyurethane floor finish equivalent. I've still have a Dream Flight Weasel so finished in 2009 that cleans up like new.

Thread: Sourcing a Spinner
21/06/2020 18:47:58

If you put '32mm spinner' in RCFerret it will give you a choice of 13. Not all in stock but it will give you a starting point for wider searches.

Thread: Advice - A steady hack
21/06/2020 14:09:55

There are a number of popular all weather high wing sports models that should fit you needs ("sports, mildly aerobatic, with some wind penetration that doesn't look like a box with wings":

E-Flite Valiant & Timber

FMS Kingfisher

Multiplex FunCub & FunCub NG

Durafly (HobbyKing) Tundra

All run 2200MAh 3s and have flaps to add to the interest/fun.

Edited By John Lee on 21/06/2020 14:10:17

Thread: Hobbyking EU delivery times?
20/06/2020 09:42:20

A small order with the EU warehouse, no tracking, placed Thursday 4 June arrived Wed 10 June.

Thread: Hemotec vario
19/06/2020 20:40:25

Just done a bit more research in GitHub. There is a conversion device from Jeti to Graupner HOTT here but of course that's the wrong way round for you, but it does indicate that my RCThoughts/Jeti sensor will not operate on your radio without more firmware work.

Perhaps this would work wired with the sensor wired as I linked to in my post above?

Edited By John Lee on 19/06/2020 20:42:50

19/06/2020 20:15:26

I've not seen those Neil but noting that it can operate on 4 different systems I wonder if they have common telemetry protocols? I've made four of these varios which work fine on my Jeti, Duplex EX, radio. They cost less than a tenner each with bits from EBay. If you wish I can lend you one to try &/or my JetiBox if you want to build one yourself.

Thread: what control horn
16/06/2020 14:27:49

Nexus have a good variety of larger horns, including raked forward variants. Link

Edited By John Lee on 16/06/2020 14:28:34

Thread: Minor irritation
15/06/2020 20:51:30

I can't find an ad blocker in Firefox - any better description of where to look?




15/06/2020 19:33:03

No problem here but you will notice that there is an advert, which is missing on your screenshots. Could it be that an AdBlock extension is causing the problem?

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Thread: MUltiplex FunCub NG
14/06/2020 16:52:11

I’ve long been a fan of the FunCub as an all weather utility model. I built one from an early kit about 10 years ago & its had around 500 flights on land, water & snow. I’ve also got one of the bigger XL versions.


My original is now looking decidedly tatty so with the release go the ‘Next Generation’ version it was timely to update. I can’t find them in the UK shops at the moment but an order to Lindinger in Austria had a kit on my bench within 6 days and the completed model on the field 4 days later.

The kit is well up to Multiplex’s high standards, everything fitted perfectly, it was just like a big Airfix kit.

And it flies - well, like a FunCub, but just that little bit better. The structure is much stiffer so it flies a bit more precisely but with the same inherent characteristics. The new undercarriage is a big improvement and flatters my landings, the old springy kangaroo arrivals are now a thing of the past. I’m really pleased with it.

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Thread: Difficult transition from stick to switch
14/06/2020 16:28:13

I have both the flaps/crow & throttle on the left stick & switch between them using flight modes. 3 flight modes - 1) Launch, throttle active, crow disabled, 2) Cruise both throttle & crow disabled 3) Landing Throttle disabled, crow active. I sometimes also have flaps on a separate slider for speed/thermal.

Thread: British Nats in the 60s
14/06/2020 14:59:44


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14/06/2020 14:59:11
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 14/06/2020 11:43:36:

The Sheila Scott Commanche(?) bought back memories of a magazine article on her feat and possibly coverage of that model. Aeromodeller maybe?

Great excuse for once more going though my archives:


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