Here is a list of all the postings Solly has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Clevis, Thead, Crimp, Glue or Solder|
Wheelspin Models have them in stock.
The brittle effect will only happen if the metal is cooled too quickly. For instance if quenched in water or oil or even if left to cool on a metal surface. If it is carefully air cooled it will be OK.
Heat the rod to a moderate red and allow to air cool. This will soften the metal enough to cut a thread. I've done this many times over the years and it works fine.
|Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in|
As I said Pat, if only you were in charge..........
Ah yes Pat. If only you were in charge everything would be peachy.
|Thread: electric to oily motor conversion|
Keith, I'm sure the Cox engine will be fine. You might have to use some lead in the nose for balance. Cox engines are very well made and last for years.. please don't be put off about getting oil on the model . Contrary to rumours it's easily wiped off with a wet rag and is not highly poisonous.
Typical of the electric brigade. Someone wants advice on i/c conversion and all he gets are biased reasons why he shouldn't do it.
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
Or a photocopy of our passports!
|Thread: BMFA site|
Has the BMFA site been hacked? I keep getting the notice "unsafe, privacy compromised"
|Thread: Peter Delaney Sportstar|
Sarik have the plan and accessories.
|Thread: IC or Electric for Ripmax DeHavilland Tiger Moth|
Provided you don't mind getting some oil on your model, use a four stroke engine. To me there's nothing worse than a lovely scale biplane doing a slow flypast sounding like a vacuum cleaner.
|Thread: ASP prop driver stuck!|
I note you have already tried a puller. This happened to me also, The heat gun was not adequate so I carefully used a propane torch on the prop driver and that did the trick.
|Thread: Electric Cars.|
Percy, which electric car are you driving at the moment.
|Thread: TV Licence petition|
I'm 74 and can afford to pay a license fee, so I wouldn't object to that. The problem is that, like all nationalised industries, the BBC costs us a fortune to run. It's also supposed to be politically neutral, - well, that's a laugh. It's one of the most left wing organisations I've come across.Privatise it.
|Thread: Mills 75 setting up throttle|
Like it! Now brace yourself for posts advising you to buy an electric vehicle.
I had the Irvine 20 and it ran and throttled just as good as a glow version. I also had an ED Racer which came with a plastic backplate and a simple barrel type throttle, this also ran very well. And of course half the fun was operating the engines. I must admit I'm a bit puzzled the way some people recoil in disgust at the thought of getting a bit of oil on their models and their hands. It washes off.
|Thread: Another thread closed|
I fully agree Percy. Like you I've never used Facebook. I think the problem is that people make comments on a forum which they wouldn't make if they were standing face to face with somebody, they are safe in the knowledge that there won't be any consequences. A safe haven for bullies.
Unfortunately the activity is due to the same old group of Bees. The rest of us have all but buzzed off because we're sick of getting stung.
|Thread: CAA registration consulation|
|Thread: Ben Buckle Mini Super - Build|
A lovely engine. I had one some years ago, it started very easily and idled and throttled superbly. I sold it in a model and have regretted that ever since. Ideal for the Mini Super.
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