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Thread: Starting a modelling club at school - which model to build?
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 )

Thread: Model Suggestions for OS 30FS
01/09/2015 10:23:21

Hello Andy ,

I've already got a Junior 60 (wanted something different) . I've narrowed my choice to either one of the moths from DB or the RF4 from Peter Miller (I need to check through my old copies RCME's to find it - I seem to vaguely remember that there was a problem with the plan and this was corrected and republished . I could be wrong.

Thank you all for your responses and suggestions.

Thread: nats swap meet bargains , what you get???
01/09/2015 10:17:30

My NIB OS30 FS was £40 . I could have got carried away (I had already committed funds for a new radio.)

Thread: Model Suggestions for OS 30FS
31/08/2015 13:03:55

I was just on the DB site and was debating between the Tiger and Cirrus

31/08/2015 12:48:33

I bought a new/unused OS 30FS at the Nationals for a bargain. Scratching my head as to what to put it in / build . (I already have a Junior 60 so prefer something different.)

Any suggestion's?

Thread: Faroe Islands Gliding - a first??
31/08/2015 12:22:35

That looks spectacular .

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