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Member postings for Phil 9

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Thread: advent competion
16/12/2019 17:08:37

thanks for the reply

15/12/2019 12:24:21

I see the "win" tab has gone from the forum menu bar.

I was hoping to join in on the advent competion the forum runs this time of year.

is it running this year ans if yes how do i finf it?

Thread: CAA registration take-up?
14/12/2019 12:07:59

I suspect most people registering will already be BMFA members or members of a similar body representing their sport. Most lone flyers wont bother with it unless some kind of enforcement is put into place

Thread: Protecting a plan
22/10/2019 18:01:09


this stuff from the balsa cabin

I know it is only plastic sheet but it is just the right thickness for this purpose

Edited By Phil 9 on 22/10/2019 18:02:30

Thread: What are your three favourite war movies?
20/10/2019 21:19:26

you cant beat a bridge too far

not a movie but band of brothers needs a mention

I really liked "Lone Survivor" as one not already mentioned

Thread: Security of Information
23/09/2019 18:26:41
Posted by Mike T on 23/09/2019 18:21:11:

Re "law", I'm paraphrasing here, but I think it was no less a luminary than Douglas Bader who proclaimed that while laws were for the obeisance of fools, they were merely for the guidance of wise men...


misquoting is not paraphrasing

"Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools" not law


Edited By Phil 9 on 23/09/2019 18:27:25

Thread: Looking for a cowl for my Carl Goldberg Super Chipmunk.
29/08/2019 18:03:24


Thread: A Firefox bridge too far
24/08/2019 22:19:49

and here was me hoping to see a build thread of a model based on the 1982 clint eastwood film


Edited By Phil 9 on 24/08/2019 22:22:45

Thread: Where to get Good RX switches from?
27/07/2019 22:18:30

I have been toying with the idea of buying some quality switches such as switchcraft but then you need to solder then up yourself. but it might be a good way to go to get something of a high standard

Thread: can you reccomend me a decent soldering iron
27/07/2019 17:43:23


this one looked promising?

27/07/2019 14:49:32
Posted by Jon Robb on 27/07/2019 13:58:38:

I use a Hakko FX888D and have found it to be very good. If you envisage you will be doing quite a lot of soldering then its a worthwhile investment, there is a massive range of tips, digital temperature output and maintains heat well. Also if spares were ever required, they are very well supported.


are the tips included or sold separately

26/07/2019 21:39:52
Posted by Doc Marten on 26/07/2019 21:08:32:

What will you be using it for, electronics or piano wire?

electronics but some battery cables can start to get quite big so I need it to be a good allrounder

26/07/2019 21:02:16

I find myself doing more and more soldering.

I have a poor soldering iron the tip is wobblily the handle gets hot and the power cable is far to short.

I would like something better.

I used to use at work a wella soldering station that was very good but at nearly £300 it is too expensive for home use.

Do you own a good onr that you can recommend?

Thread: charge lead cable
30/03/2019 06:30:42

I want to order some cable to make up some charge leads. What size cable would be suitable.

something like this would be good but I need to know what AWG to order

Thread: recharable battery charger
24/03/2019 11:44:35
Posted by Denis Watkins on 24/03/2019 10:58:05:

On Approved chargers Phil

The red light will turn green or go out when charging is complete

And will shut off the charge.

Dont discharge batteries to flat, it does them harm

I guess it is an approved charger as it is the same make as the batteries but I suspect it is also the cheapest the company could find. it would be a lot more convienant to find one with auto shut off

24/03/2019 10:32:24

I was given AA AAA and p3 rechargeable batteries for work but the charger that came with them is very rudimentary. it has a red light to tell you a battery is connected but there is no indication of a charged battery you are supposed to wait until the battery is completely discharged and time the charge and manually disconnect.

Are there any better options available?

Thread: Field Box
17/03/2019 20:13:52

Cuban8's tool box reminded me of the design in the video below that I always thought could be adapted to make a very nice field box


Edited By Phil 9 on 17/03/2019 20:14:15

Thread: Eflite 60-120 retract
03/03/2019 18:49:26

horizon hobby products seem to becoming increasingly rare in the UK

Thread: ARTF out of stock
03/03/2019 14:28:59
Posted by Jon Laughton on 03/03/2019 12:54:13:

Phil how about: Silence Twister in stock at SMC


oh that looks promising

02/03/2019 16:52:28

hanger 9 and great planes used to be my favourites along with the chris foss series.

I just checked out inwoods and they do seem to have seagull models in stock

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