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Member postings for Tomtom39

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Thread: Increasing Membership-Experiences
23/10/2015 13:31:09

Best of luck Fergus. I'm aware of another club that has written to a local paper about "drones/multi copters " and the advantages of flying in a club environment and this had a positive effect for them.

Happy to help if you want to PM me

23/10/2015 10:44:50

Hello Fergus.

Our club has a very good relationship with both the local ATC squadron and school (aged 10-16) We attend/give demo's and also allow (with attendance by parents/ATC officers) trial flights on buddy boxes on our club trainer. This hopefully instills an interest in the hobby. We have been fortunate to attract not just young members but also their Fathers and Grandfathers. We also have a some female members too. As with any hobby, interest tends to ebb and flow . We have some who stay on - case in point is chap that joined at 12 and still is a member at 26. In my case I have returned to model flying after a very long break. . Your enthusiasm will hopefully rub off and attract other people to enjoy what you do.

PS Quad flying/racing has really opened up interest and a number of new members that joined to do this have moved onto our club fixed wing training prog and have subsequently bought their own.(Our youngest member is 10 and the oldest 87). Our biggest problem is weather!

Thread: DigiFleet Radio Control Gear Wanted
22/10/2015 12:35:49

I've recently had some issues on 2.4Ghz and have gone back to my old Skyleader and Digifleet 35Mhz (which seems fine as I'm normally the only one at the club on 35Mhz.)

Thread: TJD Models anyone else have issues with these people
16/10/2015 19:19:43

I've been dealing with TJD for the last eight years and have never had any issues apart from a damaged kit (I suspect broken in transit to me) and this was replaced the following day after a phone call.

Thread: Starting a modelling club at school - which model to build?
14/10/2015 17:05:19

By the way choice of models will also depend on the pupils age range too.

14/10/2015 17:02:53

Hello Jon,

If you are in the UK its possible that your region(BMFA) has an Educational coordinator , who should have a range of information packs , kits and some guidance on the subject. Failing that then I suggest you speak to either Andy Symons or Manny Williamson at the BMFA offices in Leics. They are both very helpful (I've been down this path and also happy to help if you want to send me a PM)

Thread: Vulcan XH558 final flights
11/10/2015 14:51:25

Just saw it go past. Big lump in my throat to think I may not see one fly again.

Thread: Corby Starlet Canopy
07/10/2015 14:31:30

Traplet publications bought out some vac form company a year or so ago and it might be worth a phone call to them .I have a feeling that Kevin Crozier was in charge of it.

Thread: Building jig - uprights replacements
07/10/2015 12:44:33

Hello Max that's much better. I will check with others in my club and see if I can persuade a few to order some as well (to try and spread the cost of postage between us.)

Thread: Wilga missing parts
06/10/2015 22:56:24

David, It would be worth your while to contact Ripmax by phone as I have had issues in the past getting a response back via email.

Thread: Building jig - uprights replacements
06/10/2015 20:16:29

Max, I have sent you a PM and very much interested

06/10/2015 17:26:24

I've been looking to upgrade my SLEC system for some while and would be most interested. Any costings yet?

Thread: Experiences with Wickes foam underlay as a Depron alternative
23/09/2015 17:10:08

Great idea .

Thread: Lipo Short
07/09/2015 17:32:39

Hello Dylan. Touchwood you have gotten away with it. The Lipos are usually sent with a storage charge of approx 35%-40% of capacity . Might have been a different story if at 100%

I have first hand experience of having a 6S short while trying to connect a very tight set of deans plugs (I have changed to a more suitable connector ie either XT60's or XT 90's - dependant on current draw)

You are quite right, don't take lipo's for granted! I cringe when I see a club member at the filed with half a dozen batteries (Lipo's) all stuffed in a haphazard fashion into a Lipo bag. The smoke damage caused by one of these venting off is something else - not to mention the heat generated!)

07/09/2015 10:59:37

I've done something similar in the last few weeks.

Are you able to check (via the balance lead) to see if each individual cell is above 3volts? If it is,then it shouldn't be a problem. If one or more cell has dropped below 3v then you may have an issue . (my original charger would not allow me to charge it as one of the cells had dropped way below 3V , however I subsequently managed to get it back up by by slow charging at 1/2C (.5) . The battery was never the same and I ended discharging it in full (its sitting out in the garden waiting for my next trip to the dump)

Thread: Model Suggestions for OS 30FS
03/09/2015 18:08:03

Lovely looking model. I would have considered it but I already have something similar in my Junior 60 and want something a little different. Many thanks for sharing the picture .

Thread: So, Anyone Got a Natural Flyer In Their Club?
02/09/2015 13:13:15

I have a natural inclination towards crashing!

Thread: Building Santa's Little Helper
01/09/2015 20:11:43

Hello BEB, Did you finish the ELF My wife has very kindly given me the BB kit for my B'day.

Thread: Model Suggestions for OS 30FS
01/09/2015 16:48:57

I've already had the pleasure of building the Krick kit of the Klemm (a mid air after its second flight reduced it to more bits then I first started with). I shall look up both Peggy Sue and the Atilla.

Thread: nats swap meet bargains , what you get???
01/09/2015 11:28:45

Not to mention £80 for an unopened Wots Wot ARTF kit in the car park (which I have passed on to a club mate )

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