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Member postings for Simon B

Here is a list of all the postings Simon B has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: What is this called?
16/07/2017 20:47:59
Indeed Cymaz. I'm extremely grateful for the kindness
16/07/2017 11:40:32
Thanks Cymaz. I've dropped them a line, so I will see what they say.
16/07/2017 11:02:21
That would be great, if such a soul exists. I've seen the part online before, but can't for the life of me find where now!

Edited By Simon B on 16/07/2017 11:02:43

16/07/2017 10:43:38

I crashed my Phoenix ASK21 during the week, bending this shaft extender in the process. Annoyingly no amount of googling seems to be coming up with one like this. Am I searching for the wrong thing?img_20170715_155357056.jpg

Thread: HK U-Glider
30/06/2017 08:42:17

I've just googled it and it's this.

Thread: It makes me so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/06/2017 19:17:50
P.S. Apologies for the thread jacking...

Edited By Simon B on 05/06/2017 19:18:21

05/06/2017 19:17:10
Update to my post - not long after my post on here I received an email from TJD apologising for unspecified errors and apparently I should have it tomorrow...
05/06/2017 15:00:41

Hi Dave, I haven't called them because every time I've had the ability to call it's been out of their office hours. 3 1/2 weeks is plenty enough time to expect a reply though. In this day and age there is little excuse.

05/06/2017 13:36:28

I've just in the middle of having a very poor experience with TJD Models. I ordered a wire undercarriage on 19th May and then chased up the order with an email on 26th May when it hasn't arrived. I waited another week and still no email and they've failed to reply to my second chase up email so far! Really hacked off and I've opened a paypal dispute now.

Thread: Hammerhead 620 kit build
04/06/2017 22:24:14
Any news on the site? Keen to buy one of these.
15/05/2017 22:28:48
PVA and aliphatic both work with heat. I think you'll find cover grip is little different to watered down PVA anyway. Certainly when I worked in a model shop both smelt very similar...
Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120 size
28/04/2017 08:04:08
Thanks Cymaz. I am running mine electric, so i will have slightly less vibration to contend with, but you're probably right, as it's a big beast so lots to go wrong if it comes apart in the air!
Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
27/04/2017 16:36:00
Will, I've got 4 year old 3S lipos. Does sound like it depends on the models flown and the way they're flown, electric or IC
27/04/2017 13:58:16

"I plan on 1oz/minute for the average 120 four stroke or 90 glow. Scale accordingly. i.e 8oz tank for a 45 2 stroke. I'd expect to use around 3/4 of that in a flight of 10 or 12min, but your flying style may vary... There is about 160oz in a gallon bottle. All that said, about 75p - £1 a go for a average club size model.

Lasers are a bit more thrifty than the average four stroke I understand.

Personally, I think the cost of glow fuel is so far down the list of RC spending, its not worth worrying about."


Thanks Nigel. I use 6s LiPo packs, which cost about £45 - 50 a pop (my most recent ones were 35 from BRC!), which get me 10 - 12 minutes) and should get (very conservatively - I have packs 3 years old) 100 cycles out of, so 35 - 50p a flight. Sounds pretty comparable between IC and electric. Obviously if you buy very expensive packs you can double that, but for the average club flyer then these figures are fair.

Like I say, genuinely curious to compare costs rather than trying to have a tedious argument about IC vs Electric.

Edited By Simon B on 27/04/2017 13:58:38

Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120 size
26/04/2017 22:36:09
I'm just putting one of these together and have a query about the struts - are they structural or could i leave them off?
Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
26/04/2017 21:59:15

My new Seagull Decathlon. Balances without lead using a 6S LiPo, just needs a prop now!


Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
26/04/2017 21:38:03
Genuine question: how many flights would you get from one of those 18 quid bottles of fuel? Just wondering about Jon's assertion about cost. I've never flown glow, so curious about the maths.

Edited By Simon B on 26/04/2017 21:39:17

Thread: CloudModels
25/04/2017 08:30:19
The fact it's PayPal should be reassuring. If they don't ship you any goods then you will get your money back.

I'm 90% certain a kit I've got is from there (had it for ages, so can't be completely sure) and it came quickly enough.

It seems plenty of small RC manufacturers are awful at replying to their emails. I've emailed Tony Nijhuis on several occasions about buying a set of wing parts for the FW190 he does and not one reply, yet if you order a kit it always turns up.
Thread: Red Cougar 1400mm
18/04/2017 23:30:55
If they made them to the standard of the e-flite and parkzone plug and play then that would be amazing. You just tighten some screws, put a battery in and you go...
18/04/2017 17:33:29
I bought another of their kits in PNP format, the Spirit Evo. I too found that the PNP description was a nonsense. Great model when finished, but flap servos were glued in the wrong way around, the servo leads needed shortening etc. David Ashby reviewed my model and noted the same problems. You aren't alone.
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