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Thread: Servo Safety Clips
25/05/2013 15:05:49

I used to get them from the independent model shops before finding them on eBay for less. There's a store called modelaccessoriesuk2010 that does ten for £2.75 posted and in a range of colours. I've bought quite a few things from them.

There's also another option - heat shrink tubing. I was going to use some servo locks yesterday only to find that they wouldn't fit through the holes in the fuselage. So, I've ordered a metre of clear 10mm heat shrink tubing from eBay which will hold the connectors together without adding so much bulk.

Thread: Aircraft Kits
23/05/2013 18:58:13

Two places worth visiting are Sussex Model Centre and Al's Hobbies. Both are reputable wih generally reasonable prices and good after sales support.

You didn't make it clear what you meant by 'all/most materials for the build' but they both sell kits (bits of wood to glue together) and ARTFs (which are mostly assembled).

Thread: Ripmax Bullet
23/05/2013 13:29:10

While you're waiting, you could download the manual from here

Thread: Pull-pull cable crimps
23/05/2013 12:19:16

I picked up these for less than £2 delivered. They're nickel plated copper.


Thanks for the suggestions.

Thread: Dakota
20/05/2013 12:32:19

500 feet ? That's on the edge of the atmosphere Tony wink

Last Summer, I was in the garden and could hear an unusual aeroplane in the distance. I had a look around and eventually saw their Lancaster. It then lined up for a fly past, going down straight down the street no more than two house high. Now that's low wink

Thread: Pull-pull cable crimps
19/05/2013 20:02:14

Thanks guys. Plenty of options. I'll get something sorted out,

18/05/2013 23:12:56

I didn't say that they didn't do it, only that I couldn't find it

I don't think that the search facility is too good though.


18/05/2013 22:47:48

As it happens, I had a look at their web site but couldn't see any. Worth thinking about thanks.

18/05/2013 21:00:56

Thanks guys. One's only just opened in the village. Only thing is, they close at 0800 tomorrow.

I had a look on eBay. It seems that aluminium ones are the norm. I guess that they would also do as long as they're the same size ?

18/05/2013 18:16:11


Anyone know where I can get just a couple of these and without having to spend a small fortune on postage ?

I'm looking for oned that are 1cm long with a 3mm outside diameter and about 2mm inside diameter.


Thread: Is LiFe passing me by?
16/05/2013 15:22:19
Posted by simon burch on 16/05/2013 14:57:32:

Another nice thing is that quite a few come with twin leads so you can have a bit of redundancy in the system.

Which ones available over here come with twin leads ? I've not seen any myself.

I've seen one today rated at 3000mAh, discharge at 60A but with the connector described as only 3A. Without another lead, the discharge rating seems irrelevant.

16/05/2013 15:17:00

Could you charge a pack fully and then discharge it down to 6.6 volts with a bulbor something ? Would that be a reliable way of knowing that you're not exceeding that voltage ?

16/05/2013 14:38:04

I'm considering this at the moment. I just don't know if I can feel comfortable about my Hitec 5485HBs and 85MGs seeing 7.2 volts. I know that NiMHs also put out more than 6 volts but I've read that they settle down quickly once a load has been applied.

Thread: Servo Reversing
28/04/2013 19:11:57
Posted by Martin Harris on 28/04/2013 17:58:03:

Nigel - often on a relatively complex model, you can get the situation where you don't have enough receiver channels to accomodate a mix - hence the need to use a reversing Y lead...or a much more expensive receiver. Most computer radios can accomodate a suitable mix - Spektrum are certainly not unique in this feature!

Edited By Martin Harris on 28/04/2013 18:05:18

I think that you misunderstood my point. There's a warning on Spektrum RC which specifically says that reversing Y-leads should not be used.

28/04/2013 16:30:01
Posted by Bucksboy on 28/04/2013 16:12:12:

The easier way is to by a Y lead with a reverser built into one of the two leads. This then automatically does the job for the simpletons like me who would be unsure about opening up a servo.

Yes, that's also an option, if you don't have a Spektrum radio.

28/04/2013 14:39:05
Posted by crispin church on 28/04/2013 14:22:39:

also if you need to have 2 servos on a y lead and one is going wrong way you can open the servo and swop 2 wires around and it changes direction (not sure if you can do it on digi ones tho)

Sorry but that's not true. You need to swap the two motor wires and also swap the two outer connections to the pot.

Thread: Semi scale ARTF kit, can't decide which one...
28/04/2013 14:31:27

You want to start off with a matt finish so how about this ?

Thread: Digital servos - are they really worth paying extra for?
24/04/2013 10:56:42

Percy, don't forget that the Pulse XT 40 is a very fine model anyway.

Thread: What model next?
12/04/2013 11:50:35
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Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 12/04/2013 18:59:02

12/04/2013 10:51:20
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Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 12/04/2013 18:57:11

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