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Member postings for Alan B

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Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
30/10/2016 16:07:10

30/10/2016 16:04:53

Thread: Those were the days
15/05/2013 10:35:40

Very Interesting! A bit before my time though! What I also found quite interesting was that the engines mentioned were all petrol at the time and we seem to be to be going full circle now with more and more petrol engines on todays market.


Thread: what do you all look like?
04/03/2013 10:51:46



Me and my eldest

charlotte me photo.jpg

Finally the other drain on my resources!

me & selwyn.jpg

Thread: Radio Packing Foam
04/03/2013 10:24:17

Hi I use the sponges( Various sizes) you can get down the pound shop for cleaning. Get a sharp Knife and cut off the scoury bit if you wish. I have even used car sponges for bigger jobs!


Thread: Watch out there's a scammer about
16/01/2013 18:37:58

Thanks Graham for that post.

My son commented to me this morning that somebody wanted to buy his car and didn't even want to see it or test drive it! . I thought it sounded familiar so after reading the email our friend is now a petroleum engineer in the north sea and wants to buy the car (£4300) for when he comes ashore to use it for his holiday (would have thought it would be far cheaper to just hire a car!) So - pay pal - account details, even asking for my sons bank details in case he hasn't got a pay pal account - pick up agent blah -blah - blah He/she is'now trying his luck on AutoTrader! Its a scam I said - just delete it.


Edited By Alan B on 16/01/2013 18:43:48

Thread: How windy???
03/11/2012 13:07:19

I have a wind meter - I hardly use it that much mainly due to the fact I forget it. I downloaded a wind meter onto my iphone for I think 69p - it is surprisingly quite accurate to within 1 mph normally. Another option for you if you have a smart phone.


Thread: Dubai and the UAE
26/10/2012 18:55:34

Hi Richard

Franks right - My daughter has lived in Dubai for about 10 years now. Only the other day she commented how exspensive everything is out there now compared to what it used to be. I have asked her occasionally if she could bring back certain electronic items and she said I was better off buying in UK as I would have decent customer service if something went wrong. Eg. for a approximate saving of £30 on a I pad I would'nt like the hassle of trying to get it back to the retailer in Dubai or to comunicate with them.


Thread: Merco 61 cleaning the brown stuff off
21/10/2012 20:59:36

Hi Alan

This one has been asked several times and is in the archives somewhere. Personally I have used Carburettor spray (available at any motor factor) Spray a fair amount into a plastic bag and drop the engine in (parts) and leave overnight to soak. For the outside of the engine fairy Power spray leave for about 30 mins and scrub with an old tooth brush and rinse with water.

Other guys will have lots of suggestions eg boling in a pan of water with soap powder. solvents etc.

the choice will be yours!


Thread: Amazing B17 Survival Story......
15/10/2012 16:50:00

Well done Steve I would imagine a lot of time and effort went into producing the article. Very interesting!

Thread: Free stuff on Friday
05/10/2012 13:24:31

I can speak German - Vorsprung durch Technik - s'il vous plait - mon David !

Thread: iPhone Flight Sim
02/10/2012 17:30:58

Hi Steve

Is that the RC Plane 2 Sim?. If it is then yes it is a bit twitchy and tends to over control. You will find it easier to control the plane with your finger tips and not your thumbs. As you say its just a matter of getting the hang of it. If you scrole through the aircraft there is a mustang for free as well as the trainer.


Thread: Big Foamy Mustang
01/10/2012 12:32:14

Hi Chris - I personally went for the max thrust Mustang. Its a lovely model but unfortunately i have not got around to trying mine yet. However a few of our club members have one and they love them. I could have sworn I have seen them on the uk hobbyking site now - they are a bargain either warehouse.


Edited By Alan B on 01/10/2012 12:35:37

Thread: Crunch
01/10/2012 12:15:22

Hi Gordon

Just as a matter of interest. I have flown loads of times using Specktrum AR500 rx on DSM2 and never had any problems whats so ever. The only time i have any problems with the AR500 rx is when the TX is on DSMX.


Thread: Anyone use Virgin Superhub wirelss connect?
20/09/2012 19:25:35

Hi Alan

My son wanted the superfast Virgin broadband of which he pays for and looks after. he was getting frustrated with after it was first installed. He has since connected. our old router to it and it works ffine and we rarely have any problems for about a year now. He always reasearches these things and he said there shouldnt be a problem with the virgin unit as it is bascally a netgear unit with a virgin badge which in his opinion is poor really for net gear. if you still get problems then let me know and he can tell you how link it up and configure it.


10/09/2012 21:01:18

Working fine - tried it in internet explorer 8 Safari and firefox - all working


Thread: Models to suit a hyperion HPz3013-14 ?
03/09/2012 22:48:35

Hyperon Sniper X II Super 3D Aerobat EPP Large not cheap but a fantastic flyer. You would have to check out your motor specs against the recommended Hyperon ZS 3007B-24 motor.


Thread: Help - sticky roundels
28/08/2012 20:25:18

White spirit is good on sticky stuff and cheap enough. Always do a little test on a small area first when using solvents.


Thread: Nats 2012 photos and chat
25/08/2012 19:27:30


free for kids under 18 £9.00 for adults take as much cash as you can afford!! There is a BMFA link on the right of the page for more info


Thread: How do you paint foamies???
29/05/2012 12:46:09

Hi Jonnor - I did a few posts on another thread last year. I use tubes of water based/ acrylic artist paint. Its widely available - cheap - and there are a few photos of my old BAE Hawk with hangar rash and later repainted CLICK HERE


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