Here is a list of all the postings Allan Bowker has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Retired, Returned, Looking for a club near Telford|
Nice to know, thanks.
I'm currently flying from Chase MAC as the field is very open and more suitable for large aicraft that need a longer strip.
Hi Dunkelmann, did you find a club?
|Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)|
I opened my newly delivered RCM&E just now and was very shocked to read the news about Dave's passing. I felt compelled to log in to the forum immediately as he was such a big part of its fabric, not to mention the countless hours he has spent helping us all.
It was always a pleasure to see him whenever our paths crossed at Greenacres and the Nats.
Great job with the book Chris, it will bring some comfort to his family knowing that we appreciated his presence online, in print and in person.
Class of 2014 (Greenacres)
|Thread: Famous model flyers|
Red Bull Air Race or general aviation fans would probably know the names Nigel Huxtable (Left) and Nigel Lamb (Right), I know that they both fly RC (prop & jet) now and again from the airfields they work from.
|Thread: Nexus Modelling Supplies|
Couldn't agree more Geoff, I've purchased from Nexus a number of times online and at shows.
Highly recommended from me.
|Thread: Gatwick drone incident|
Having only just viewed the footage of the quad flying over Gatwick during daylight, a few things strike me:
10pm news says that another fly-by has been witnessed during the last hour
I do hope the perpetrator(s) are caught.
Wonderful to see, thanks Josip.
|Thread: RCFerret - online websearch tool|
Thanks Darren, just downloaded it
Thanks for the update Darren, it's a shame I'm only on Apple.
The website is still as useful as ever, thanks for your work in developing and hosting it.
|Thread: Why the saddening blow to my fms mustang?|
It's always Prawn Cocktail crisps on the buffet.
I guess some people have different preferences.
|Thread: Brushless upgrade super cub s|
Back in 2014 I built a plywood firewall box, which mounted the motor perfectly for the cowl, so no spacers needed.
These days I would 3D print a mount, amazing how much the hobby progresses in such a short space of time!
|Thread: Scammer Epic Fail|
I put a wanted advert on the BMFA Classifieds to obtain spare parts for my MXS-R, however I couldn't believe that for a second time somebody would send me my own photo's telling me it was theirs to sell (same thing happened in Feb 2016).
I called Graham Goodman on his mobile: 07520 624166 and was amazed he answered, unfortunately the signal was too bad to hold a conversation. He was well spoken with a air of confident maturity about him, can't think why he hasn't text me back!
It's a cautionary tale, buyers and sellers beware!
|Thread: TJ's Hobbies|
Thanks for the update
Not sure Jonryan, however it's a good sign that the website is still operating.
Have you tried the phone number listed at the top of the website?
|Thread: Brushless upgrade super cub s|
OK Simon, let's see if I can help any further
First of all, please can you tell me the manufacturer of your Cub?
|Thread: Where are we with 3D printers now?|
Thanks for the update Ian,, we installed a glass bed to our printer last week, also getting good results with that.
Edited By Allan Bowker on 25/09/2016 11:57:40
3D printing has some development to go before replacing injection moulding.
A quick Google didn't return any spares for the Malyan 180 (I checked HobbyKing & BangGood too).
They look like standard DC brushless case fans, so should be easy to replace.
Looking on eBay you can get '30mm case fans' from £1 (or £3 for UK stock).
Ian, when printing with ABS, try some of this on your bed, works well for me.
David, generally speaking, most printers will print with any filament, however the manufacturers will only recommend you use their own branded material (this is where they make the profit!).
The UP+2 is an enclosed printer and will do a good job with higher temperature filaments. Keeping the enclosure warm helps stop ABS shrinking, with PLA it doesn’t matter as it’s such a relatively low temperature material.
Choosing a printer depends on what you’re going to print and at what resolution/quality of a print you expect.
While the Wanhao is a bit noisy and not enclosed it doesn’t mean it won’t print ABS or Ninjaflex, as I said at the start, generally any printer, any filament.
|Thread: He was a great pilot|
No apology needed Josip, I added the link to try and keep us all together.
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