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Thread: Solarfilm
07/02/2018 15:55:28

In response Bob. The ARTF market has far overtaken the "build end" of the hobby . In addition to cheaper options from the far east (remind me to tell you the story of the mid air covering peeling off!).

Solarfilm did have the company on the market for about a year with no takers. I had hoped that they may consider just carrying on with direct sales (this has already been covered by an earlier post!) Great shame as Ive used their products pretty much all my modelling life. Will have to switch to alternatives when I run out my existing stock (oracover,oratex , diatex , tissue, brown paper etc)

Thread: Mike Oldfield
10/01/2018 11:00:16

Hello Cymaz,

You are quite right, there is a difference between the two . Sorry should have said I have both. My Dragon is the "Golden" limited version. I worked (part time) for a chap who used to bring these in as Grey Imports back in the mid 70's to 80's . He had his fingers in lots of pies! I can't remember how much these were new but seem to recollect figures of £2,000 back then. I managed to get hold of the G.D about 10 years ago from my ex bosses estate . It languished in my cupboard until I met a chap in the US last year who specialises in refurbishing these (I have had several offers but will hang on) . I will collect when I go to the states in the spring. The 1000ZXL is a lovely bit of kit but is also in need of some work and is packed ready for my trip in March.(Bought in auction)

PM me if you fancy a trip up to have a look as I'll be moving closer to you post summer!

09/01/2018 14:07:44

My LP12 is the Sondek . (Not the more expensive one posted by Cymaz- I don't think that the wife would ever forgive me if I bought that!) I was very fortunate to acquire this from the estate of an old friend who was a true audiophile and in the record business. I also managed to get my hands on a Nakamichi Dragon.1000 ZXL (currently being refurbished).Audio Research integrated amp and a set of B & W speakers to suit!

For those interested in Audio equipment I have in the past bought equipment from Gildings the Auctioneers (Sale was on today for Collectors Auction - which included Amps, reel to reels etc) 

Edited By Tomtom39 on 09/01/2018 14:16:57

07/01/2018 12:04:31

I listened to the one I bought (second hand ) in 77 and the 2 from early 90's on my refurbished Linn LP12. There is something magical about vinyl (not to mention smell of curing dope!)

Thread: They say things come in threes
13/12/2017 14:23:45

Mine went on Monday. Thermostat has packed in on a two and half year installation . Earliest engineer can come in is this Friday. Just filled up with coal and logs. To top that my old 35mhz Skyleader system has just decided to give up too.

Thread: Peterf's 1/4 scale Falcon Models Tiger Moth
11/12/2017 10:27:48

Hello Propogandhi. Ive got a 1/4 Flair Tiger Moth kit (not got round to opening the box yet) . . I'd be happy to copy the plans and give you details of the U/C sizes , metal gauges etc. Please PM me if its of any help.

Thread: Who has what engine in their Precedent Stampes
04/12/2017 13:43:14

My first was with a Laser 120 , Second had a very well used Laser 150 fitted (now residing in a 1/4 Pilot Tiger moth.). The 150 seemed to be the better choice .

Thread: Eric "Winkle" Brown
24/11/2017 20:16:23

Very much agree Mowerman .He should have had one as well as John Surtee's . Both very similar men!

Thread: Recommendations for good sunglasses
20/11/2017 12:26:30

I have the same problem as you. Having tried various "over the glasses" options . I plonked for buying prescription sunglasses via my local optician when replacing my daily ones. Lots of options and prices started from £50 . I ended up with a pair of  Maui Jims wrap arounds with vario focals for those fiddly bits. Similar to the Oakley Jawbreaker . These were far better than my standard reactolite's. Watery eye's are a real issue for me.

I seem to recollect that there is a company that advertises in the RCME offering polarised glasses. They will also make them up to your prescription. A couple of members at our club have bought theirs from this company and are very happy with them.

Edited By Tomtom39 on 20/11/2017 12:30:14

Thread: Unexpected response
20/11/2017 11:52:43

Second that. I now primarily use Perma grit tools for most of my sanding requirements

Thread: Latest BMFA Buckminster blog!
10/11/2017 16:17:08

Great to see the site being put to good use. Look forward to getting there for the Swap meet and buying a season ticket for next year.

Thread: Sweep Stake (just for fun)
02/11/2017 11:13:11

Everything else is going up so why not the subs?

Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build
16/10/2017 11:40:15

Looking good (Mark/Martin) . As an aside, I managed to borrow a thrust meter and was pleasantly surprised that my Schubeler EDF unit was was producing similar thrust (on 8s) to the HK unit at approx 600 watts less showing on my Watt meter.

I'm debating on the Hawk . Decisions , decisions!

Thread: My Hermes
12/10/2017 16:46:36

Hooray. Its here and in one piece. All forgiven (just drooling over my latest purchase a Proctor DVa in 1/4 scale)

Edited By Tomtom39 on 12/10/2017 16:47:21

Edited By Tomtom39 on 12/10/2017 16:47:43

Thread: Did you start with ARTF and move to building from kits or vice versa?
12/10/2017 16:44:34

Same here Beth . Mine would be started with plans, built kits before moving to ARTF

Thread: My Hermes
12/10/2017 13:19:57

I have a friend who was made redundant a few years ago and the only work that he was able to get was to be either a Mini cab driver or a Courier . I was disgusted to find out how much he got for delivery per parcel and how many he had to do in a day. Fortunately he was able to re-train and is now a manager of our local garden centre.

Still waiting!

12/10/2017 11:46:48

Im in the bunker (front room ) Steel helmet , gas mask, Bino's and broomstick at the ready . Waiting to coral My Hermes delivery man . I was informed that they turned up yesterday , rang door bell but had no response so left card. Strange as I was in all day! Awaiting re delivery.

Thread: named brand motors vs budget motors
08/10/2017 00:43:42


Ive used this company in the past.

I primarily use Scorpion motors , however I was unable to get any response from the UK distributor for spares and it would appear from a Companies House check that the business was dissolved early in the year! Trying to get anything from the manufacturers works out rather expensive in terms of postage, VAT , Courier admin charge etc . I have therefore switched over to AXI for the time being.

Spotted this some on ebay which will fit your motor . Postage looks horrendous! (£7.48 for bearings and £14.98 for postage) site is www_rc-multistore_de

Best of luck!

Thread: NEW 50" Hawk (90mm fan) RCME Special
08/10/2017 00:06:14

Tony. Will this EDF suffice:- DR MAd Thrust 1000KV , Max Power 3500W's on 8s Lipo , 3200W continuous ,110 Amps. Max thrust 4.6kg?

Hawk looks very nice.

06/10/2017 23:41:08

A friend of mine bought it direct from Germany (Think with motor it was a shade under £350 inc P/P). I swapped it for a NIB Hacker A60 V2 that he was after plus a few pounds !

The Schubeler unit was unused . The website is

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