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Thread: Electric Cars.
08/07/2019 17:18:23
Posted by Andy Meade on 08/07/2019 11:33:09:

Our Mitsubishi PHEV charges from a 13A socket, from empty to full in 4 hours. This gets us 40 miles in the summer, easily enough for the other half's daily commute. We get a reduced rate through our energy supplier for charging at off peak times, and when she's at work the charger there is free. £45 petrol lasts 1600 miles, and it costs £1.75 to charge to full at home. Long trips aren't a problem, as we use the petrol generator then, and have stopped at services to charge to 90% in about 40 minutes from the fast chargers (some will cost, some don't). Enough time for a coffee and toilet break.

The PHEV has a huge boot, even more so with the back seats forward, goes like stink when you floor it, and even recharges the battery through kinetic energy recovery when breaking. We love it, and are sure that we'll replace it with another when the time comes, and no doubt mine will be electric too when I get around to changing mine.

It's the future.

Thats impressive Andy...40mls. Is yours the 2.4ltr version with the bigger battery?

Best i've ever managed is 30 in summer and around 25 in winter. Had mine for two years so it's the older 2.0 ltr generator . Regen saves on the brake pads too!!


Thread: Who said it would never happen in our lifetime
20/06/2019 09:21:31
Posted by Peter Miller on 20/06/2019 09:08:21:

The real problem is not all the emissions. The real problem is population.

Someone let slip on the radio the other day that the world population has DOUBLED since 1976

All those extra people want cars, heating, lighting, air travel (Well a lot of them) and all the goods.

Then we have the huge costs of making clothes unless we all turn nudist. This has been highlighted onthe radio recently

In short, as long as the population keeps growing at that rate there is NOTHING that will stop polution.and emissions

Never mind, we won't have to. Nature has a way of dealing with over population. A nice big plague will bring it down to civilised levels!

ME? I won't be here I am very glad to say.

yes +1

Thread: Building Brian Taylors Cessna 120
01/06/2019 18:45:47

...Goodness me D.D...He does look like Richard E Grant!!!....Never noticed that before.


Thread: Electric Cars.
31/05/2019 22:34:57

They are not the only ones to offer this but as Don asks, it would be interesting to know how this is filtered. £7.00 across the board is fine if your pack is fairly big but for me at 10kwhs it makes no sense as i can get 80% charge using only 3ltrs of petrol.....considerably less than seven quid. This might come into it's own when there are more pure EVs around.


27/05/2019 00:30:18
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 26/05/2019 20:53:42:

Think of all the trouble and anguish that would have been avoided had Mode 2 had been strangled at birth.

.....or if mode 1 had died with the dinosaurs!!!laugh

Tongue firmly in cheek!!!


Thread: Building Brian Taylors Cessna 120
27/05/2019 00:25:27

I always enjoy your builds D.D....and this one has been particularly well done!!...Keep up the good work mate....Whats next??


Thread: Mr 4Max
23/05/2019 23:36:55
Posted by Tim Mackey on 13/04/2015 21:42:54:
Posted by Daves42 on 13/04/2015 19:09:51:

I don't like making negative comments but, unlike other people here, my past experience with this company has not been good and I will never buy anything from them again.


.....and another one!!....paid for postage and packing....only got the postage...not good!!

Thread: Successfully changing the AA batteries for the Lithium Ion pack in the spectrum DX6G2!!
15/05/2019 17:46:09

Hi John

Just fitted the Spektrum pack in my DX8G2 and the answer is no!!..Just go slowly and take care. I used a cocktail stick with the point removed to coax the wires into place. At least with the Spektrum pack, it won't have to be removed for charging.


P.s.....How inventive were these new swear words???laugh

Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
10/03/2019 20:30:44

Didn't know that this was on...Thanks for the heads up... Really enjoyed it.


Thread: Gone,but not forgotten kit mfg
07/03/2019 21:37:05

Fantastic to see the DSM advert again but no mention of the Super Dalotel!!


Thread: Cheaper Teslas.....
06/03/2019 17:58:26


Are you sure this isn't just down to Tesla moving to direct sales only..i.e miss out the dealer.


Thread: Growing chillies from seed
01/03/2019 09:12:27


I've grown both Finger and Birdseye chillies in the past. Do as you plan on the kitchen window sill, then pot on into larger pots and put outside when it's warmer. They will tolerate much cooler conditions than you would imagine but keep them out of the wind. Only other thing i would add would be to leave planting the seed until the end of the month or they will be ready to go outside a bit too early , at least in the north that is.


Thread: Druine D.31 Turbulent
24/02/2019 22:25:06

Yes please Timo....There is interest.


Thread: Servo query
24/02/2019 22:16:22


Yes the plugs will fit but as Percy suggests have a look at the radients. If in doubt, give Peter at Airtek a call. He is always very helpful.


Thread: World Models Pilatus Porter P6
24/02/2019 20:50:59

Still coming on nicely Eric...Looking forward to seeing it finished.


Thread: Best electric motor brand?
19/02/2019 21:07:11


There are actually very few manufacturers of motors in China. Most of the brands are just that,a brand. XYH are sold under various brands. Their C series have been sold as EMP, Overlander Thumper, Ripmax Quantum and one of the early 4Max ranges and all at different prices (4Max being 3 to 4 times the price of the others....!!!) and many others. China Hi Mark...often sold as Hi Max by Multiplex. Same motor but again about 3 times the price.It shouldn't surprise you that Hobbyking G-Series and E Flite are not just similar but the same motor from the same factory,only the price is different. A thread on here a couple of years ago showed that few people had,had any issues with any brand of motor, so chasing the price is often worth it and asking certain suppliers for "ADVICE" is often a complete waste of money..


Thread: Loaded Dice 40S - spray painting
17/02/2019 21:11:57

Keep going Mike

I didn't see this thread first time around but it's fascinating. The LD has to be one of the all time great planes.



Edited By Andrew767 on 17/02/2019 21:12:56

Thread: Phoenix Quisling
10/02/2019 19:55:15

Any progress Phil??


Thread: World Models Pilatus Porter P6
10/02/2019 00:29:34

Coming on really well Eric....I'm enjoying this thread.


Thread: Phoenix Quisling
10/02/2019 00:27:16

Looking forward to the photos Phil..


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