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Thread: Hitec
25/04/2019 09:24:48

Don't forget that Hitec is part of the Hitec-Multiplex compaany.

It would seem that Multiplex have given up on servos and now use Hitec ones in their models.

So maybe instead of developing high end Txs of their own they will be concentrating on the Multiplex ones. Whether they will badge engineer the Multiplex ones as Hitic remains to be seen. But why would they when they have really excellent ones at the top of the Multiplex range.

Probably makes business logic, let each part of the business do what it does best.

Just a thought.


Thread: foam for a tool box
10/02/2019 10:50:08

I lined my Tx cases with seat cushion material that I got from Dunelm.



Thread: How to set flaps on a Futaba 10J Transmitter
10/02/2019 10:45:58


I guess because I have a suitable charger lead to connect to the plugged in lead but not one for the balance lead.

Thank you for the thought though.


10/02/2019 10:28:10

I have a Turnigy Nanotech LiFePO4 2100 6.6V Tx pack in mine and it works very well. The only problem I have is that I need to take it out to charge.

It keeps its charge very well but I guess if you went for an Eneloop type pack that would be just as good and you could leave it in to charge.



Thread: Another scam? Sinister this time
03/02/2019 10:49:05

I had a scam phone call the other day from "Microsoft" saying that I had a problem with my PC. Well I was at a bit of a loose end at that moment so decided to go along with it!!.

They asked me to look at the PC screen and tell me what was on it. So I said there was a picture of a penguin. He then told me to do some things which I said I had done and then he asked what I could see on the screen. So I said a picture of a penguin! he asked me to do more things that I said I had done and there was still a picture of a penguin! This had taken about 5 minutes and I decided that I had spent enough time so I asked if it mattered that I was running Linux.

At that point he swore at me and called me all sorts of nasty names for wasting his time. So I called him a cheating scammer at which point he cut off the call.

RESULT. Very satisfying!!


Thread: Gyro assisted CofG
14/01/2019 11:16:08

Isn't this how they set up the modern agile full size combat aircraft? Rear COG for agility ( thus unstable) and a flight control system to make it flyable.


Thread: Famous model flyers
11/01/2019 11:14:24

I have heard that Ron and Leon Haslam, World Superbike riders, used to have a garage full of helicopters.


Thread: Twin Jet
21/11/2018 09:55:43

I used to fly mine on a 7 cell pack and occaisonally an 8 cell. Really enjoyed flying it and loved the shape in the air. Roll rate was crazy.

Still have it in the loft and keep considering making it brushless on a 2 or 3 cell lipo.


Thread: inverter generators
05/11/2018 12:25:13

Go to your local car scrap yard and see what car batteries they have there and see what they want for them.

Probably much cheaper than a leisure battery. May not last as long but you can probably get several for the price of a new leisure battery.

Andy, In your case Eva Brothers on High Street East may solve your problem.


Thread: Howzat II
01/11/2018 16:27:54

Thank you Bob

01/11/2018 09:46:11

Used to be the way it was done before fancy expensive wing retaining methods were invented by those who wish to sell high price accessories.

Make a long wire hook about 50 mm longer than fuselage width.

Slide wing one side onto the joiners, put a suitable rubber band(s) onto the hook on the wing. Put the long hook through the fuselage and hook it on to the elastic bands. Pull the hook through the fuselage and when the bands appear turn the long hook so the band is retained. Settle the wing properly on to the wing dowels. Note the the long wire hook is still keeping the rubber band in place so you have 2 hands to put the second wing half on to its joiners. Ease the bands over the retaining hook in the second wing half and remove your long hook and settle the second wing half into place. Easy peasy.

The difficult bit is to find your long hook where you put it down in the long grass etc where you were assembling the plane.

While you are making the long hook make a couple of spares and keep then in your flying tool box or even the car glovebox. Bitter experience!!!!



Thread: Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot
15/10/2018 18:29:32

Came across this book in the library and have really enjoyed it. The author Starr Smith was an intelligence officer who served at the same time with Stewart. The book is a collection of remenisciences by those who served with him. Most are set at Tibbenham and Old Bucklingham near to Norwich.

One comment that really amused was was about Jimny Stewart sharing a flat in New York and building model aircraft there.

Corporal to Colonel in 4 years was some career.

Thoroughly recommended.


Thread: Ancestry. com.
16/08/2018 15:24:29

It cost us about £99 each but it has been at lower prices since.

They send you a kit that you use to provide a spit sample and then send it off to them. Ours went to Dublin if I remember correctly. Then they send you the results and you make of it what you wish. They also provide some contacts with others who have matching DNA. In the period since I have had about 3 contacts who apparently match some fairly close others more remote.

Found out that bossperson was 90%ish British and I was about thirds ish of British, Irish and Viking. We were both staggered by those results, definately not what we expected.


16/08/2018 09:43:13

My wife and I bought each other the Ancestry DNA test for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. Had a very interesting set of results back . A very worthwhile gift for each of us.


Thread: Cork Tiles
16/08/2018 09:38:17

I have used a building board of two layers of cork tiles on a blockboard base for years now. One thing I do is to cover it with a layer of thick lining paper as used for walls. I put it on with wallpaper paste and when it gets tatty I damp it to get it off and put another layer on. Means that I have a new board for every new model and the paper stops the tiles being impregnated with glue etc. You can also draw centre lines and the like on it when building.



Thread: Greatmate stand
04/08/2018 10:30:50

Not too sure on all the bits but I think that the yellowspade like thing bottom right is a Tx holder.

The yellow round things are to put round magnetic trays on to stop little bits dropping on the ground.

Some of the square tubes are probably extenders to make it for bigger models etc. and to mount the Tx and magnetic holder stands

You could use the big tee pieces with a bit of chipboard as an extra workbench. That is what I have done.



Thread: Get rid of wiring!!
10/04/2018 12:09:44

I am sure that it is not for us as yet but is more for military and aerospace in the near future. But that was how it was with 2.4 some years ago.

I just posted it for interest to show how things could go in the future.


10/04/2018 09:51:16

Saw this which came from an organisation in which I have an interest, The Welding Institute based in Cambridge.

This could be the way we go in the future.

Anything to get rid of the tangle of wires I always seem to end up with in my models


Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/04/2018 10:21:51

Thread: Lidl Sander
03/02/2018 14:26:31

I made one a long time ago from a washing machine motor. Has an adjustable angle fence. Would not want to be without it.

I use a permagrit disc on it and with that it is superb.


Thread: 10J Binding
27/01/2018 13:53:32

Thank you again Dennis for your second post. It got me to thinking.

I have now found that the Link information on the used memories is revealed if yuo swap the transmission protocol. For the used memories I needed to swap the protocol to T-FHSS Air to get the link information. Tried a reset on those memories and whilst it deletes the programmed information it does not delete the link info.

If that is the case then I think that I can only use those memories with T-FHSS Air since if I change the protocol the link info disappears and it will not do a link with the S-FHSS protocol that I need to use with the heli I am trying to programme.

I guess now that those two memories are lost to me until I wish to programme something with T-FHSS Air protocol but at least I know that the memories are not irretrieveably lost which is what I first feared.

Will go back to trying to programme the heli later. By the way it is a T-Rex 150 which has a built in S-FHSS Rx built into its electronics which is why I need to use this protocol.

Thanks again


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