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Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
12/12/2019 08:48:29

I am seriously tempted!!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 12/12/2019 08:48:44

Thread: First full size electric aircraft flies.
12/12/2019 08:35:55

There have been several electric aircraft recently including a racing aircraft. But it isn't going to help one little bit!

Think about this:

The world population has doubled since 1976.

By now all the kids born then will be getting to be grandparents. and all their offspring want cars, heating, holidays abroard etc.

Now fully electric airliners might, just might, make a difference.

I think we should go back to sailing ships for global travel!!!

Thread: Oodalally - Build Log
11/12/2019 20:50:30

Those are really great wings

Thread: Buying LiPo`s
11/12/2019 13:38:12

I prefer Turnigy standard Lipos from the EU Store. Just got 2 3S 3000Mah batteires for £31 incluidng tracked mail fro EU

Thread: Rob's Grumpy Tigercub build
10/12/2019 15:29:38

THanks Rob for that endorsement.

As I have said, part of the problem of going onto one engine is finding out which one has died.

Thread: Not a new newbie
10/12/2019 08:39:07

As has been said.Eneloops are the answer.

I imagine that as a returnee from 96 you will be a builder. Well I hope so, we need as many as possible

Thread: Ebay sellers...
10/12/2019 08:35:01
Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 09/12/2019 21:04:47:

I agree Peter - but some people have been posting to the effect that they'd never buy anything there (I ain't superstitious about where I obtain some items - seeing that visiting my closest model shop requires a trip across the water)

Well, if people never buy anything on Ebay, that is their loss. It is my go to place.

For example, one can buy self adhesive ink jet vinyl sheets. The simple answer to all thos little number stickers that we are going to have to put on out models. and yes, you can get it in clear so as to minimise ruining a fancy colours scheme.

09/12/2019 21:00:25

Hi Daithi.

No one is knocking Ebay. We are just having a laugh at some of the idiot listings that people put on

And in my posting about the Dooling I am having a laugh at myself.

I use Ebay a lot and have done for years.

09/12/2019 18:11:58

I goofed really badly on SUnday.

I looked at a Dooling 29 Buy it Now for £75.

I decided not to!! IDIOT!!!!

It is actually worth about £150

I thought of running it as I remember the gorgeous sound as it came on song an forget to think of its real value.

My Guru told me this morning. Still kicking myself.

09/12/2019 13:36:43

You forgot Charity shops!!!

08/12/2019 21:05:16

YUK!!!!!

Thread: Oodalally - Build Log
08/12/2019 18:17:13

Yes, it can be done with some care.

I would suggest positioning it and ironing it down round the edges with a cooler iron so the film does not shrink away. You can leave one small outlet at the outer edge to allow air to escape. Leave the film over length in this area soypu can iron it down afterthe rest is ironed down.

Any bubbles left after the everything is ironed down can be punctured with a pin.

I would suggest strating off with a smaller piece on the tailplane

Edited By Peter Miller on 08/12/2019 18:18:30

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
08/12/2019 15:54:34

You can buy sheets of self adhesive injet vinyl on Ebay and just stick them in your printer and print off as many as you need and then cut them off the sheet.

You can get white or clear vinyl.

I used some many years ago to do logos etc on a model. You need to fuelproff if using ic.

That is what I plan to do.

Thread: Design & Build Sport Twin
08/12/2019 08:16:38

Well done!! Now you really know the thrill of twins!!

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
07/12/2019 18:37:52

I do wonder how anyone can say that it is YOUR model flying too close if the numbers are just over 3mm high. Even with my massive zoom binoculars>

Of course one would obviously hide so they could not see just who the pilot is... Sorry, in that case you could not see the model and THAT is illegal!!

You may have to change your numbers on renewal.

Vinyl stickers come off easily with a little heat.

Thread: Oodalally - Build Log
07/12/2019 18:25:56

Glad that got it sorted

07/12/2019 10:30:51

Hi Geoff

I use the maximum setting for Hobbyking covering. That is on the normal standard covering iron.

The secret of covering compound curves is to pull the covering while heating it and then pull it down.

With a bit of practice it is amazing just how much of a compound curve you can cover.

Admittedly Solarfilm was a little better in that respect but the hobbyking stuff is pretty good especially on Oodalally which has few really tight compund curves

This cowl was covered with the HK stuff. Looks good from a few feet off

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stampe sr-7.jpg

07/12/2019 08:30:44

For some reason my eited post was put up again

Edited By Peter Miller on 07/12/2019 08:33:04

07/12/2019 08:30:43

THat is looking very good indeed.

Now that Solarfilm is on its way out I am finding that the Hobbyking film is very good. If/when you can get the colours one wants.

Edited By Peter Miller on 07/12/2019 08:32:29

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
06/12/2019 08:24:22

That looks good.

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