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Member postings for Andy Palmer

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Thread: What is going on with Royal Mail ??????????
20/11/2018 11:17:41

When my latest 'toy' from HK arrived yesterday the Parcel Force chap said "I don't seem to have been here for ages". To me that means I'm not ordering nearly enough stuff, although my wife says different!

Parcel Force have always delivered within the one hour time slot shown on the app and I've got to know the driver well enough for a brief chat, another happy customer

Have also had good service from DPD, Hermes etc although their drivers always seem to be in much more of a rush. I feel sorry for them, always under pressure and trying their best but not always managing to keep all the customers happy.

Thread: Single Channel Radio Control - RH Warring
20/10/2018 09:01:33


My first single channel set was an RCS Guidance System and I later bought a MacGregor set. Here's me with my Ken Willard designed Schoolmaster, one of my later single channel models. I would think it was around 1967.

rcs guidance system.jpg

Edited By Andy Palmer on 20/10/2018 09:02:16

Thread: Any idea what the model is?
26/09/2018 18:51:56

That's very helpful thanks. The model owner (Nick) does use this forum was was unable to upload the photos so he asked me to do it, He might well appear and comment himself

26/09/2018 17:51:13

I think you're right Alan, it certainly looks spot on to me. Thanks very much

26/09/2018 16:41:01


A club-mate has been gifted a part built model but has no idea what it is and is wondering if anyone can help. He says it's 62" span and has been beautifully built, presumably for around a 60 size I/C engine. It's mostly there but he has no idea of the fin shape or size, or canopy style.

Any help appreciated.


Edited By Andy Palmer on 26/09/2018 16:44:37

Thread: Avro Shackleton Mk3 PH3
26/09/2018 14:56:30

Wow, just Wow! I had a flight in a Mk3 when I was in the cadets back in the mid 60's, We spent a week at RAF Kinloss and got to 'help' maintain them.

Thread: Multiplex Cockpit Sx 9
26/09/2018 14:49:49

I think it's only the Technical Forum that's not available in English isn't it, and I imagine that would be difficult to do as lots of people (mostly German) contribute. All the manuals and downloads are available in several languages as far as I know but the Cockpit SX manual is certainly very basic. There is more info in the latest online manual than there was when they first came out but I'm sure the lack of detail means there are lots of things possible with the tx that many of us don't know about. My early Royal Evo and the previous Cockpit (the C2) came with very thorough printed manuals but I suppose it's the problem of costs that prevented something similar with the C3.

26/09/2018 13:11:50

Although the Multiplex website can be viewed in English sadly the forum can't, but Chrome does a reasonable job of translating it. Max Z is quite right, many of the people on the forum will answer English questions.

Capt Kremen, a couple of our members are using Gyro 3s so might be able to help if you get stuck

25/09/2018 19:16:30

I can't help you I'm afraid as I've never used the Copilot, I think you need Frank Skilbeck. Or try the Multiplex technical forum (

20/09/2018 10:34:39

It's a fun way of winding up the club mates you're flying alongside!

20/09/2018 10:29:45

One of the things you can do with the 1.4 firmware is add your own WAV files to any switch. They are model dependant not global so I added this one for when I'm flying my EDF F-16:

24/03/2018 22:09:47

Just done the free software update on my SX9, all works well. Will need to read the manual to understand some of the extra functions fully but most of it is straightforward.

Thread: Hobbyking Cri-Cri build 1778mm
20/03/2018 18:12:37

All looking good

Thread: Delivery Charges
15/03/2018 08:59:19
Posted by Andy G. on 15/03/2018 08:44:00:

Delivery charges are frustrating, but try living on the Isle of Wight if you want real delivery frustration! Lots of sellers won't post to us. I even tried to buy something from a seller in Portsmouth who flatly refused to deliver to the island even though you can see my town from Portsmouth!!

Many years ago I worked on the Isle of Wight for a while and used to travel over on the ferry from Portsmouth every day. I built up quite a nice little sideline taking stuff over for people as goods were often cheaper on the mainland even before delivery charges/problems. There's a price to pay for living in paradise!

Thread: Hobbyking Cri-Cri build 1778mm
13/03/2018 08:38:55
Here's a video of my smaller HK Cri Cri, it might just encourage you to finish yours. The small one is very different to yours of course but, after some modifications, it flies well and has now had a lot of flights.
Thread: balsa cabin
30/01/2018 16:15:24
Posted by Percy Verance on 30/01/2018 14:55:30:

I bought my first DB Expo 80 kit from Stan Catchpole at the World Champs in 1978 onetenor.......

Oh the memories.........

!978...the year I returned to modelling after the usual girls/motorbikes/cars/wife/babies break...a great year!

Oh and a thumbs up for Balsa Cabin as well.

Thread: Slough Model Centre Web Site??????
08/01/2018 16:18:08

Not working for me either right now

Thread: A 95 year Old Veteran Flies His Old DC3
20/12/2017 15:01:35


Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
25/11/2017 18:03:23

Yup, I also agree 100% with David Holland 2. Maybe more of us should back his comments to show our support.

21/11/2017 09:02:59
Posted by i12fly on 21/11/2017 00:11:47:

As soon as there is any discussion about BMFA, the same people come out with the same vitriol time after time. I wish that BMFA threads were locked at birth and limited to announcements only. I know this will never happen because...... I'll leave it there.

Yes, I agree. The moderators would have been complaining about 'off topic' posts if this hadn't turned into a thread knocking BMFA that they agree with! Another good thread dragged down the pan...

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