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Member postings for Wingman

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Thread: Giving up
10/07/2019 10:00:42

Gawd! That would really put you off your modelling!

Thread: Electric Cars.
08/07/2019 18:43:42

@DickW - thankyou that's exactly what I was asking for - looks like you can't take your family on holiday with an electric car yet a while - strictly for town puttering only.

Thread: Field boxes
08/07/2019 18:28:48

I use a Mothercare nappy box like this except that it was bought for my first son and he's 36 nowsmiley. It's been a nappy box and a caravan battery box before I changed it to a flight box - how's that for recyclingyes

Thread: Electric Cars.
07/07/2019 21:52:22

It's the range thing that always bothers me about electric cars.

I recently drove 450 miles which took me about 8 hours where I stopped once for fuel, twice for 'comfort' and once for 30 minutes for lunch. I travelled at 80 mph where possible.

I was wondering if anybody on here has done a similar sort of distance in an electric vehicle and, if so, would they like to share their journey details so I can get some sort of idea how that sort of range is covered electrically.

Thread: Soft Mount
06/07/2019 12:42:02

They look rather like Rawlnuts so the mounting hole would be the diameter of the rubber sleeve so the rubber sleeve would compress on the inboard side of the firewall and the rigidity can be adjusted by tightening the bolt. If you dont do that and just drill a hole the diameter of the bolt you will have the metal bolt touching the wood which will produce noise - at least that's my way of looking at it wink

Edited By Wingman on 06/07/2019 12:43:14

Edited By Wingman on 06/07/2019 12:44:30

Thread: Electric Cars.
06/07/2019 12:31:17

Interesting Q&A session here - the experts seem to be floundering at times.

Thread: Help needed with film covering
28/06/2019 15:59:21

Re iron temp - check your Fs and Cs - my Prolux LCD iron is 100C lowest temp which is 212F - hold the on/off button down for 3 seconds to change from one to the other. I've found the temp readout to be accurate enough..

Edited By Wingman on 28/06/2019 16:00:15

27/06/2019 20:56:45

AND make sure you remove the backing film before you startblush

Thread: TN large scale Wellington Bomber
27/06/2019 10:08:46

Met a gentleman at Weston Park show who is going to put 2 Saito 33R3 engines into the Wellington he is building - reckon that will sound almost scale!

Thread: YouTube Video you like
18/05/2019 11:02:58

A nice gentle model aircraft vid :-

Thread: IT help required please
15/05/2019 09:43:03

You could try powering down the laptop that doesn't show the photos plugging the SD card into the slot and then powering the laptop back up - might kick in missing drivers.

Thread: Wanted 2 BA compression screw (diesel)
11/05/2019 10:52:26

Progress Aero Works

Union Mill, Union Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6QG, UK

Tel/fax +44 (0)1625 423891


Compression screw £7

Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
09/05/2019 10:38:04

I too did the Paul Heckles thing way back in 2003 for heli training and found it very helpful but I'm sure it was £40 per hour and I did a 5 days intensive training course (had a bonus burning a hole in my pocket!). The advantage of paying for it is that you can be more demanding and not having to be 'nice' to a club volunteer trainer.

When it came to model aircraft flying (got bored with helicopters!) I am self-taught - I just threw money at it until I stopped crashing!

Thread: CAA registration consulation
02/05/2019 15:53:46

Commended Gonzo!

02/05/2019 10:15:21

Don't know about anyone else but all this business is making me increasingly depressed. I would just like to enjoy my hobby in peace in retirement without a huge black cloud hanging over it. And to add insult to injury I went to the boating pond to sail my steam boat yesterday and the pond had been emptied!crying

29/04/2019 14:42:18

Having contemplated this CAA registration malarky for a while now it seems to me that this legislation will end up being like the law against smoking in a car when under 18s are passengers i.e. un-enforceable.

Who is going to check whether we model aeroplane flyers have paid up and registered?

The main push of the legislation is to get a registration number on every flying gadget so that when they shoot one down at an airport they can tell who owns it - Ha Ha yeah right!

Who is going to chase you up if you don’t register?

So anyway you register for the first year after which the government will think that it is all working as to plan and the heat dies down so you don’t bother to register for a second year – you might get a reminder (don’t bet on it!) but you could have given up model flying or stopped flying for some other reason - the government will not be able to check up on you will they?

Each flyer will be personally responsible for registering so should there be unregistered flyers in a club, sporting fake registration numbers, it will not reflect on the club in any way.

Thread: Head Loader
21/04/2019 10:09:34

Yes Phill that is correct - mine were plastic perforated balls about tennis ball size mounted on an ali rod about 150mm long. However what I used to do was to tie the heli (raptor 30), complete with blades, by the skids to my B&D workmate then lie underneath it and tweak the needle with the throttle at full chat - if anything let go it was always going to go up and away from me but I never had a problem doing that.

Thread: Stratolaunch Lift off
14/04/2019 09:53:11

Just the job for LMA Dave to get stuck in towink

Thread: Help with heat shrink film on rounded fuselages please
25/03/2019 13:44:06

Re one piece for the top and sides - all the ARTF fuzs I have repaired (more than a fewblush) have mostly had a seam in the covering at the top centreline of the fuz or very occasionally separate top side and bottom pieces done in sequence bottom, sides, top. I use a piece of polystyrene foam packing from a microwave oven box to support models while covering - i cut a 'U' channel out of each end so that fuzs sit in it - doesn't damage the covering.

Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?
21/03/2019 10:50:36

Our club has a Hiviz jacket with "Safety Officer" printed on the back but we can't get anyone to wear it frown so no gets my vote.

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