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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.

Thread: If you only had one engine to use, which one would it be.
10/03/2019 16:40:05

My Saito FG33R3 - lovely to look at and I could listen to its tick-over all day!

Thread: First petrol plane dl 50 field equipment
09/03/2019 13:06:35

Hmmm! how about a large concrete block with a ring bolt sunk into it - wouldn't be portable thoughsmiley.

Suppose the easiest way would be to pour water into a 25kg bag of cement until it solidified.

09/03/2019 12:19:59

I use a Dog Anchor as a restraint with a loop of 10mm bungee cord (because of its soft cover) fitted through the swivel and looped over the aircraft tail. No need for a hammer and impossible to drag out of the ground.

ps no idea why the illustrated ones are all different prices - the cheapest ones do the job.

Edited By Wingman on 09/03/2019 12:22:14

Thread: Seagull 80" DH Chipmunk
08/03/2019 21:12:33

Oh dear Oh dear! What a kerfuffle. It's a Seagull ARTF - they are all good flyers straight out of the box in my experience and almost Hangar 9 quality and it's to be used for flying only comps you say - it's a chipmunk so sedate to moderate flying is the order of the day and weight won't matter as regards a pound or so - looks to me like OCD is creeping in heresmiley or is it a guilty conscience for not building a competition model from scratch??wink 

Edited By Wingman on 08/03/2019 21:14:52

Thread: Field mower question
14/02/2019 20:02:55

How much does it cost to get a contractor to mow the field?

14/02/2019 17:46:20

84" cut - LUXURY Eeee when ah woz a lad ---- but seriously have you checked out how much it would be to get your mower fully refurbished - a new 42" ride-on is going to cost you at least £1800 and will only cut at half your present rate also it will struggle to cut more than a acre and remain serviceable for the whole season (at least our Castelgarden does!)

Thread: De Havilland Airco DH2 scratch build
10/02/2019 13:46:23

Nice one Jeff! Otherwise the pilot would be left wondering why the engine cuts after 10 mins or so on every flightsmiley

Thread: Which glue for bixler
09/02/2019 13:19:34

UHU POR can be used 'wet' straight out of the tube where parts can be slid together and left to dry or indeed as a regular contact adhesive.

Thread: What would be a good Watt Meter to buy?
08/02/2019 16:01:28

Hi Stuart - Put "wattmeter" in the search box above -there's quite a bit on this forum

Thread: Futaba Orange fasst rx aerial installation
04/02/2019 14:53:18

Firstly do not bend the antenna where the thick grey part meets the thin silver part (NOT bared wire - very thin insulation) as this will damage the aerial.

I usually mount cut -off bendy straws in the fuselage so that they are at 90degs to each other then feed the whole of the aerials into them - good protection for the aerials.

I range check at 30 paces using the reduced power range-check facility on the TX.

Thread: Higher Quality Heat Shrink
02/02/2019 12:01:57


Thread: Missing Album
28/01/2019 12:35:35


25/01/2019 10:54:11

My "Postings" album says "Sorry, the album can't be found." when I try to access it although I can edit it i.e. change heading pic. Can one of the mods check it out please? My other albums are OK. - cheers

Thread: De Havilland Airco DH2 scratch build
25/01/2019 10:39:33

A brave man indeed! My Maxford DH2 is lovely in the air (have had spontaneous applause from passers by) but is a handful in any kind of wind and is extremely and I mean EXTREMELY sensitive to the slightest sniff of a rearward CofG. - following with interest.

Thread: Catastrophe!
25/01/2019 10:31:37

As others have mentioned the aircraft 'spoke' to you and you ignored it so you payed the price - luckily nobody else did!

Thread: I want an alluminium spinner
24/01/2019 17:02:23

Bob - 30 quid - yikes!smiley

24/01/2019 16:00:18

As Nigel says - what's the problem? Just engines do ali spinners with an M5 adapter but "collet type"? don't know.

Thread: Retract motor?
24/01/2019 13:20:52

Maplins might be making a comeback online

Thread: In your late 60s or early 70s?
23/01/2019 09:58:41

And if you think you don't need a TV licence then start HERE as you still need to register to stay within the law.

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