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Member postings for Tomtom39

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Thread: Can You Name ALL These WW 2 Aircraft?
10/02/2017 11:51:47

Sign of a deprived childhood. Yes and I owned an anorak . I got 44 right .

Thread: Planning laws, clarification sought
10/02/2017 11:26:39


Sign of the times. We have a similar situation on green belt land adjoining my village. A previous application for 12 houses was initially rejected and so was the subsequent appeal. Four years later a further application for 40 plus units was submitted . Council rejected it. Went to Secretary of State and it has been approved(in total disregard to our village building plan) . The issue as I have been advised is that there is a substantial housing shortage ! Yes I'm a NIMBY . The argument that the current and proposed infrastructure changes cant cope with the extra housing has fallen on deaf ears. Waiting to win the lottery so I can buy my own island!

Thread: DH87B Hornet Moth
09/02/2017 12:21:05

Thanks Martyn. Really enjoying reading up your thread build .smiley

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
08/02/2017 16:54:31

I'm also still using my old Skyleader equipment on 35Mhz (I cycled all 29 miles to Purley to pick it up and all 29 miles back - I couldn't afford the postage charge!) . Also have my very first Micron "build it yourself kit" .Doesn't work though! I have an old Simprop radio too in a tea chest in the garage . One of our club members has taken to converting his old radios to 2.4. I must look into it!

07/02/2017 18:07:09

I'm rather glad that I sold my JR equipment last year (having been an ardent supporter of their systems for some time) and switched over to Jeti. Brilliant radio and service from both their UK distributor and Jeti in the CZ .

The poll on this site is pretty indicative of the split of types/brands of radio system at our club with a predominance of DX6's (and other Spektrum radios), a few Futaba's, with Hitec,Graupner and a couple of us with Jeti's. We also have three users of FRSKY (these seem to be relegated to those flying multicopter but suspect that as more members get exposed to the system they will consider this as an alternative choice - point taken Matty)

Thread: BMFA Nationals notice
03/02/2017 12:12:58

Brilliant news Andy

Thread: Large scale microlight project
01/02/2017 17:10:18

Ive got an old Robbe Draken and your posts have motivated me to recommission this (needs new sail/ wing covering ).

Carry on with the good work!yes

Thread: Mark's Ballerina MK1
01/02/2017 16:25:30

Ive just had my Great Planes "Contour" Multi sander (cat. no GPMR6190) delivered from SMC. Cost for this was £9.99 . I've also bought several rolls of the "Easy touch adhesive backed sandpaper" in various grit sizes . Each roll was £8.99 and these are items that they stock.(They are not listed on their new website yet . So you may need to send them an email or call)

Thread: Large scale microlight project
01/02/2017 16:16:14

Excellent. looking forward to watching your progress

Edited By Tomtom39 on 01/02/2017 16:16:35

Thread: Price Increases On Engines from The Far East
19/01/2017 15:28:06

Noticed my normal shop at Sainsburys today was just over 10% compared to pre 31/12/16! Fact of life I suspect !

I also understand that Horizon are not only closing their UK premises but that we are already seeing increases of 15% on their products.

Thread: Mark's Ballerina MK1
05/01/2017 10:26:50

Hello Mark, Your build is looking good.

I can sympathise with your experience re import duty/admin fee. I needed a spare part from HongKong for an electric motor (the UK distributer really mucked me about!) After eight months of promises etc I ordered the £12 item . I didn't mind paying VAT or import duty (added to total cost inc postage) but was disgusted at the additional £15 admin charge by Parcelforce. Having learnt my lesson , I now make up large orders or in this case I was aware that SMC do buy from the USA and asked them to get me one.

04/01/2017 13:57:58

Yes I did (and rang them) they only stock the standard flat bar versions.

04/01/2017 13:07:01

Ive ordered one of the "Greatplanes Multi contour sanders model GPMR6190" via Sussex Model Centres (they are in process of putting together an order to obtain these from the states ) . So if you fancy one then contact them quick! This is a pretty useful bit of kit (I bought one year before last and made mistake of lending it to someone !)

I tried Logic RC who are the new distributer for Great planes (ie effective end of 2016). They were very helpful but were unable to advise when they would have the full range of stock .

Seen one on Amazon UK for just over £40 inc postage (it was US$11 at Tower Hobbies!)

Peter . Lovely model. Looking forward to getting mine in the air when the weather is favorable.

Edited By Tomtom39 on 04/01/2017 13:07:32

Edited By Tomtom39 on 04/01/2017 13:19:24

Thread: AcrowotMk2 built up artf version
11/11/2016 11:16:49

Ive run a Scorpion SII 4020 (older version) Think its 470 KV on a 17X10 APCE with 6 S (5000 mAh) approx 1500W . ESC was a 70amp Hacker. It was the only motor I had spare at the time and somewhat overpowered . The airframe has now been retired and I'm using the same setup on the Wots Wot ARTF. (It will happily prop hang if you are that way inclined angel)

Thread: Unlicensed commercial operator?
27/10/2016 13:41:52

Percy. I had a conversation with a licensed "operator" yesterday and understand that Insurance is not mandatory!

Thread: Testing clone of the TowerPro MG996R Servo
27/10/2016 11:11:32

Hello Bob,

Sorry I should have mentioned the "budget" ones were not the same as these. Just found out that they were the Bluebird ones from HK. I'm sticking to my old linear Digifleet ones!devil

27/10/2016 10:47:51

Thank you for the info on the MG996R . Very informative.

Funnily enough , I watched a club member thrash his new pride and joy of an ARTF yesterday afternoon , having spent £280 on the airframe plus a new Saito 120 (ish) and five "budget" servos . Post crash study pointed to a failed servo . I've always wondered why people are happy to spend hundreds on a model and yet skimp on the one item that helps it to be controlled!

Thread: Another one going - Braincube
24/10/2016 11:34:40

Such a shame as I found Oliver very helpful and their cutting services excellent.

Thread: What star sign are you? Is there a trend with flyers?
03/10/2016 11:12:00

I endorse Derek's views. How about something relevant to aeromodelling?

Thread: A Quarter Scale Hurricane Build
29/09/2016 13:43:29

Hello Ken,

Ive really enjoyed what has been a fascinating and very interesting build thread . I'm saddened to hear that Paul's having to give up due to ill health and wish him all the best . Thank you also for your all that you have done to put this on the forum. Kindest regards to you both .

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