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Thread: Electric Cars.
23/01/2018 15:51:49

EVs have a white noise generator to alert pedestrians. If the car was totally silent, then the driver had chosen to turn it off!. I have this option on mine but i don't really see the point of it, so leave mine on. As Phil says the issue is more to do with people not looking where they are walking or focusing on something else like a phone.

Andrew

22/01/2018 22:21:33

Trevor

Interesting comment near the end of your post. Outlander PHEV owners forum advice is to only buy from and have serviced by a main dealer. I think i pay £22 a month for the service plan.

Andrew

22/01/2018 21:18:09

Percy

Have a look at "Fully Charged" on youtube. The road test has been done. A very different beast to the original.

Andrew

22/01/2018 19:44:09
Posted by Percy Verance on 22/01/2018 18:21:10:

Matty, re: Buying a used Nissan Leaf. I read an article in (I think) What Car magazine regarding used Leaf purchase. It seems the older Jap built cars are less desirable because of their older, more costly type of battery pack. It also seems the earlier Leaf variants are not as well assembled as later (post 2013) UK built examples which have slightly increased range. Now there's a pleasant surprise. Basically, the Leaf seems a sound proposition if the car suits you. I'm not sure I care for the Miss Marple styling myself, but hey we're all different. Used values seem robust enough, compared to similarly sized conventionally powered cars.

Incidentally Matty, as it presently stands hybrid vehicles are taking just under 4% of the new market, with the Toyota Yaris Hybrid being the best selling model. And of that share of the market, about 10% are of the pure electric variety. So certainly a long way to go, but stranger things have happened. Many moons ago, an elderly motorcycle enthusiast was recalling the days when a Japanese company named Honda introduced the C50, a little step thru scooter for commuters. Hardened bikers laughed of course. After all, who'd want a Japanese motorbike? The rest of course is history.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/01/2018 18:59:34

Percy are those the 2017 sales figures?. At December 2017 there were 115000 EVs of all types on UK roads.63% were Outlanders.

The increased range on the Leaf is down to 2 battery options, a 24kwh and a 30kwh. 2018 model will have 40kwh.

What the capacity of some of these batteries will be in 10yrs is anyones guess as there are no vehicles of that age to prove one way or the other. However, Mitsubishi and Yuasa, who make the cells, expect around 90% in normal usage. That is one of the reasons why the battery warranty increased from 5 to 8yrs,the packs are simply standing up better than expected.

As for the OPs original question. My PHEV cost £40k when new in 2014 and with the then subsidy of £5k, £35k. At 3yrs old and 35000miles i paid just under £17k so quite a saving. They will get cheaper and more people will be able to afford them.

Andrew

Thread: Which model flight simulators work on windows 10.
21/12/2017 15:33:03

Erfolg

Glad it went to a good home and that you've found it of use. Dave Bran's advice is good also. Pretty much what i would have suggested.

Andrew

14/11/2017 12:19:17

Erfolg

I have a lead on the table in front of me.PM me your address details and it's yours.

Andrew

13/11/2017 22:57:18
Posted by Erfolg on 13/11/2017 21:35:21:

I cannot work out if phoenix can use a Futaba Tx or it must have a Spektrum Tx. Does any one know?

Adaptor leads are available for Futaba but i had problems getting a 7CAP to work with Phoenix. Ripmax suggested that the output on the trainer socket was too weak. I couldn't resolve the issue and used a 6EX which worked fine.

Andrew

12/11/2017 16:57:34

I also have Phoenix on windows 10.

Andrew

Thread: Tim Shaw
23/10/2017 18:49:37

Yes Matty...That was his account.

Andrew

Thread: Micro Aces Bristol F.2b
22/10/2017 21:14:26

This is fantastic,but what rx does it use please?

Andrew

Thread: Tim Shaw
20/10/2017 20:38:38

Hi everyone

It is with great sadness that i have to let you know that Tim Shaw, who contributed much to this forum, sadly passed away at 6.00pm this evening. Tim was a great guy and many of the slopers amongst you will have known him well. Yet another flyer we have lost and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts of course are with his family.

Andrew

Thread: Did you start with ARTF and move to building from kits or vice versa?
12/10/2017 16:31:09

Another one that can't vote because there is no option for me. Beth, can't we have an option for started with kits or plans as that would cover many who can't vote now?

Andrew

Thread: Covering scissors
24/09/2017 17:15:49

Wickes wallpaper scissors also work well and are cheap.

Andrew

Thread: LOADED DICE 40
29/05/2017 19:33:17

Tony

Just out of curiosity..What is the difference between the LD40 and the LD30e....You said the canopy fitted but are the aircraft basically the same size??

Andrew

P.s....Your build is still fascinating....laugh.

28/05/2017 19:41:25

Tony...That is fantastic,Please keep this up. Terry Emailed me pictures of his LD30 build which i hope to learn from later in the year. What a great model. Looking forward to seeing this fly.

Andrew

Thread: Are we sitting targets??
27/05/2017 23:51:25
Posted by Percy Verance on 27/05/2017 20:53:14:

Absolutely Andrew. I go for the rock hard sheets of balsa you always find at model shops. It's too heavy for most people's tastes, but it's superb for wing spars and longerons after a few minutes with the Proxxon.......

....and by the time we've cut it down,it's so much cheaper than spruce.......Proxxon wins every time!!

Andrew

27/05/2017 20:19:31
Posted by Percy Verance on 27/05/2017 13:53:13:

Some of the *specialist* glues and adhesives are a case in point, as is balsa and plywood. I almost always buy larger sizes/sections than I actually require, with the intention of cutting them down to my own requirements as and when. Undoubtedly there is a mark-up on smaller sections of balsa, because the importer has had to cut them down himself from larger sections......

I reckon one of these could well pay for itself over a few years......

proxxon-saw.jpg

Edited By Percy Verance on 27/05/2017 13:58:26

Percy.....I know we've had this discussion before but you are quite correct. The price tag seems quite high but it doesn't take long to make it back.

Andrew

Thread: Hammerhead 620 kit build
19/05/2017 22:33:19

Hi Richie

Love the look of this plane but does it come with the bits for electric as well as i.c??

Andrew

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
19/05/2017 22:26:46
Posted by kc on 19/05/2017 17:41:01:

If I had paid 1200 pounds for a TX I would have expected HH via the dealer to exchange it immediately for a new set rather than send it back by post to Germany! Still I suppose anyone with 1200 pounds to splash out on a ' Male Jewellery' Tx would have plenty of spare Tx equipment to use in the meantime.

Do we know exactly what is not up to their quality standards?

All this brings to mind the quote from Richie Ginther that the Lotus 40 was a Lotus 30 with 10 more mistakes!

Edited By kc on 19/05/2017 17:52:39

laughMade me laugh Kc.....Reminded me of when i was a kid driving Lotus Esprits and the other phrase...LOTUS...Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious!!

Andrew

Thread: Lifepo4 Tx Battery
13/05/2017 22:34:01

Frank...Just be careful about which servos you use as some say 6v and really mean it.

Andrew

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