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Thread: Ebay sellers...
28/06/2020 21:16:57

secret How much!!!!

Flair Puppeter

Thread: Albatros D3
25/06/2020 18:20:31

I had a look through my copy of the Windsock book. Nothing showing there I am afraid.

A possible here. Albatros

Try Outerzone or Aerofred for plans HERE


Thread: Irvine engine paint
24/06/2020 15:50:18

I recently purchased an engine of E"vil"bay that had the following description.

"This is an OS 48 fs it is in great condition hardly used at all starts very easy by hand and has great compression and very smooth bearings as they are new with only 5 minutes on them. Buyer won't be disappointed it's not gummed up at all no castor in it anywhere test run on synthetic. The paint is heat proof and has been baked on in an oven. Great engine. "

No idea what the paint is but the finish is superb.

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And the engine.



Thread: Rusty Fergusson
21/06/2020 09:38:48

Coming along nicely. Would be a good stable mate for my "Farmhand 60"

Thread: David Boddington Dracon
20/06/2020 19:14:36
Posted by ken anderson. on 20/06/2020 08:44:46:

hello Kevin, I'll be using the same set up as I used in the oowah……..2822/1400kv.with a 3s/800m/ah,probably with a 6/7" a treat in the oowah,pulls the model up vertical ….job's a goodin…..


ken dept.

Thanks for that Ken.

I have that set up to hand all though probably an 1000mAh 3s.


Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 20/06/2020 19:21:59

20/06/2020 19:14:35
Posted by ken anderson. on 20/06/2020 08:44:46:

hello Kevin, I'll be using the same set up as I used in the oowah……..2822/1400kv.with a 3s/800m/ah,probably with a 6/7" a treat in the oowah,pulls the model up vertical ….job's a goodin…..

ken dept.

Thanks for that Ken.

I have that set up to hand all though probably an 100mAh 3s.

19/06/2020 21:56:34

Very tempted Ken. I have a couple of builds on the go at the moment.

Currently on the bench is a toowah

Next on my list are.

ELF 16 by Sir Boddo

Mirus 40 by Ken Stokes

Dracon also by Sir Boddo.

What electric set up have you gone for? I also have deep in the bowels of the workshop a Cox049, which I could use, but thinking more electric.

Thread: Taranis X9D & Horus X12S version updates
14/06/2020 18:39:28

And today 2.3.9 is released.

A bug was introduced in 2.3.8

It pays to wait.

Not moving from 2.3.7 as yet.

13/06/2020 19:28:05

2.3.8 was released earlier today.

I usually wait a week or so for any "new" bugs to be highlited.

Currently on 2.3.7 and all is well on my 2x Horus X12S and my Taranis X9D.

All still on V1 of the FrSky firmware. I dabbled with 2.1.0 but went back.

So for my 2p worth Open TX 2.3.7 for now.

Thread: galaxy kits?
09/06/2020 07:34:41

Pegasus Models are the people you want.


They and Galaxy were partner shops years ago.

I had one from them a couple of years ago, The kit is the same as it ever was.

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
07/06/2020 20:52:50

I have sourced a part built one, but it is in Scotland and I am in East Anglia.

Could be a time before I am able to get my hands on it.

Thread: Updated my Taranis to 2.1.0
07/06/2020 13:08:18

I have reverted my Taranis back to V1 as well.

There was no real need for me to go to V2, so back it went.

Once everything is out of BETA and stable (could be a long wait) I may have another go, but for now.

07/06/2020 08:32:59

Have you seen this Allan?

RCGroups Post

Typical FrSky mess up.
It was not broken (well not much) so why fix it!

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 07/06/2020 08:33:56

Thread: Managing OpenTX for two transmitters
06/06/2020 18:15:01

I just select one of my TX in the settings menu under Radio Profiles..

Horus I.C.

Horus Electric.

Taranis X9D.


I create a folder for each TX and keep relevant downloads, backups etc in their dedicated folder.

I am not aware of any other way to do it, but would be happy to be proven wrong. Previously had multiple versions of Companion on my system for different versions, 2.1 2.2 and 2.3, but found that a bit too much. Now I just have the latest version. Much easier to mange.

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 06/06/2020 18:15:40

Thread: Radio cases
06/06/2020 18:07:38

Horus X12S come with a nice aluminium case.


My Taranis and FrSky hack module DX7, which I use on my trainer, have a converted cheap case from I can not remember where?
Both do a great job. Cut foam to suit. The lid is also fitted out with foam. As you can see I have had the case since my 35mHz days.


Thread: RCFerret - online websearch tool
06/06/2020 10:02:11
Posted by Darren Brooks - RCFerret on 06/06/2020 08:32:13:


they're still handy for batteries

Edited By Darren Brooks - RCFerret on 06/06/2020 08:32:36

It was a bit tongue in cheek Darren.

I have over 40 orders with them, and as I live near the depot next day delivery is a given, thanks to my local Parcel Force driver.

Thread: Wing dihedral required.
06/06/2020 08:11:55
Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 05/06/2020 22:44:51:

Very nice Kev, did she get the 48FS in the end ?


A 48FS is just a bit to big to fit.

So I got a lovely little 40FS instead.

Thread: RCFerret - online websearch tool
06/06/2020 08:09:21
Posted by Darren Brooks - RCFerret on 05/06/2020 23:46:00:

Also added everyone's favourite cheap model store, Hobby King

A sure fire way to get a nil return on stock level`s then. devil

Thread: Wing dihedral required.
05/06/2020 19:59:46

2016 really.

As I have been furloughed from work for the last 11 weeks, many projects have been progressed at an alarming rate.

The Elf hit the bench last week.





Just a couple of jobs outstanding.

Paint the cowl and undercart, fit a throttle servo, a little trim to break up the white and then go fly.

I am back to work Monday, but I am sure it will not be another 4 years before an update.

Thread: HK Paramotor
05/06/2020 15:16:45

All up weight about as close as I can get to 2Kg

I will re measure the brake lines again before I fly it next, but I am pretty sure they are correct.

I will also have a look at that button trick as well.

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