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Member postings for Solly

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: Fairey Swordfish
01/01/2019 17:01:54

I built the CAP Swordfish many years ago. The wings are quite rigid and the rigging is not functional. I would just assemble the model and cut the struts to fit.

Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
20/12/2018 10:11:30

I'm sure you know the point I was making. Scroll back and read some of the posts.

20/12/2018 09:12:12

All the doubters with their heads in the sand should ring up Gatwick and explain that there's nothing to worry about.

Thread: Weston Glow Fuel
05/11/2018 21:26:12
Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 05/11/2018 20:03:46:

What oil and how much? Lol

I don't really care. My club has done a bulk purchase from Weston for many years and none of us has ever had a problem. Used in 2 strokes and 4 strokes.

Thread: K5682 - Martyn's Fury
23/10/2018 09:48:30

Hi Martyn, it might be worth giving Weston UK a ring with the serial number of your engine and asking if it is one of the later upgraded examples. I have both an early 90 and one of the later ones and there is very noticable increase in power with the latter. I suspect an early engine would struggle a bit to fly your Fury, I use mine for flying vintage models, but the later example has flown a 13 pound model without problems using a 4 bladed prop.

Thread: Disappearing Lasers
04/10/2018 16:41:17

It's the 155 I'm after. I'll wait patiently.....

23/09/2018 20:08:16

I've just noticed that the 155 and 180 engines have disappeared from the Laser engines website. Hmmm.

Thread: New Laser engines. What do you want?
13/09/2018 19:18:41

New engines? Quite frankly I'd be over the moon if I could buy any of the current ones.

Thread: Power panel fire
25/06/2018 17:20:49
Posted by Martin Harris on 25/06/2018 16:46:31:

Count yourself lucky then, Solly. I suspect all the negative comments are born from experience.

I fully accept that. And so is mine.

25/06/2018 15:56:06

Can't understand the anti power panel comments. It's like saying I bought a faulty TV so all TV's are rubbish. I've had two, the first one lasted many years until the integral fuel pump began to leak. The second one is four years old so far trouble free. And the power panel blowing plugs? That's something I've never experienced.

Thread: Royal Wedding No Fly Zone
20/05/2018 09:16:01

I wonder if there are any other modellers like me who are a bit concerned about the rather bitter and unpleasant views which are appearing on what should be a good humoured Model Aircraft forum. Perhaps it's time to go back to the original idea of discussing our hobby, as happens on other modelling forums.

Thread: Radio systems
19/05/2018 09:41:47
Posted by Peter Miller on 19/05/2018 08:37:31:

I have had one of the earliest DX7s ever since they arrived in the country many years ago. Never had a glitch.

Several others in our club, same story except for a DX8 which the owner has since sold.

Same here. I still fly an original DX7 and also a new DX9. Both have been completely faultless.

Thread: Lucky Escape
06/05/2018 22:33:58

So it is. Well done Pat.

06/05/2018 22:06:05

Looks like a Morane Saulnier 230 to me.

Thread: DX8 range check problem.
06/05/2018 08:52:20

Don't send it off to Germany. Als Hobbies are now the official Spektrum service centre in the UK.

Thread: RCV Engines
19/02/2018 13:00:31

Yes, they were made in China, apparently the Chinese manufacturer imposed a minimum order quantity of 5000 units per engine size. Hence the move to India.

19/02/2018 11:53:39

I have been told that manufacture of RCV engines is being transferred to an engineering company in India. Don't know when though.

Thread: 4.8 v or 6 v receiver battery
11/02/2018 17:07:40

Like everyone else on this forum I can only speak from personal experience. I have used Spektrum radio since it's introduction into the UK with 4.8 volt rx batteries without any problems at all. Including in models with retracts and flaps. I check the batteries for capacity before each flying session and if I find one below par I try recycling it, then if that doesn't work I bin it. So I really don't see any need to change to 6 volts.

Thread: February 2018 RCM&E
16/01/2018 20:23:58

It's my understanding that ions move from negative to positive inside the battery. But in the external circuit the electrons move from positive to negative, hence the anode is positive.

Thread: Slough Model Centre Web Site??????
08/01/2018 18:06:34

Why not give them a ring?

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