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Just a thought...How about a new thread, similar to the ebay sellers one elsewhere, but for the most outragous price-hike?
No prizes, just the satisfaction of preventing the greedy forging too long a chain!!
Edited By pete taylor on 20/03/2013 11:59:32
Interesting perspective Martin!
The price to be paid for a lack of knowledge is to be at the mercy of the free market entrepreneurs and ripe for ripping off if I'm reading you correctly?
I think that's where most of the financial sector was coming from before all the various mis-selling, interest and price fixing scandals came to light.
I really cannot believe that it's in the best interests of our hobby to start feeding off each other like this!
|Thread: Thrust Line on Giles 202|
Hi Brian, I had the smaller of the two Flair Giles G202 models several years ago and it was an absolute peach!
I can't remember the details, but the thrustline seemed perfectly normal to me. It's probably worth trying it with just a degree or two of side and down thrust to begin with and adjust from there - it's unlikely to be very far out, unlike the situation you're faced with at the moment which might account for the need to repair!
Great things, bring and buy sales, classified ads and even flea bay. They all provide an outlet for hobbyists of all denominations to decrease the surplus population in the shed, raise money for the next project or pick up a required item at what is very often a greatly reduced price when compared to the usual retail one. A sort of mutual society of bretheren, not to mention the recycling benefits!
I spotted an ad today on this very site offering a used item (no names or pack-drill ) for what seems like a fair-to-middling sort of a price plus the postage, naturally.
On visiting the relevant website to check on the specs I was most surprised to see that the full retail price of said article was less than HALF of the sellers asking price for the used one!
There's a great, long-standing thread highlighting similar situations on ebay, which left me wondering...do we REALLY need to start doing this sort of thing to each other now?
Yes, I know that it's always a buyer beware environment.
I Know that there have always been people wheeling and dealing.
I know that it's a free market economy where the seller is able to ask whatever price he/she sees fit, subject to demand and supply.
BUT...there are plenty of sharks out there perfectly happy to eat the innocent, nieve or unwary; surely we don't need to resort to cannibalism?
I'm intrigued to know what folks think.
|Thread: change sun 90mm edf|
Hi Ben. I haven't run mine yet, but the set up I bought was with the Leopard 3674 1650kv motor and is designed for running at 6 cells, the quoted figures being 2.4kg of thrust at 86A.
I'm using 2 x 3s 4000 mah 30 -40 C packs in series with a Turnigy 120A HV esc.
eCalc confirms the figures as 2.7 kg thrust at 89 Amps for a 22C load on the batteries.
Hope this helps too.
|Thread: Weekend Giveaway|
|Great selection of books there! |
|Thread: DB Cirrus Moth 20E|
I built one of the original Moth 20 kits about 20 years ago, before laser cutting etc was about and it was a very straightforward build that can only have been made even better by modern manufacturing techniques.
Although mine was OS 26FS powered at the time I've often wondered about building another for electric which has moved on immensely since then. The flying qualities are superb on just 3 channels and the model looks very much the part in the air, especially with a little scale detail such as elastic rigging wires added.
I doubt you'll be disappointed!
|Thread: Delivery problems!|
Just to add my two penneth worth; out of a total of 32 orders from HK using the Hong Kong, UK warehouses and self collection I've only had one minor hitch that was sorted out without the slightest quibbling by the following day.
I got more agro from the LHS circuit! Late, great Galaxy Models excepted.
|Thread: speed 400 brushed motor on 3s|
Hi Mark, try one of these from Puffin Models. Sp 400 and 480 rated for 3s LiPo
|Thread: Stampe refurbishment and restoration - Rothmans colours|
Looks like the Precedent one to me.
I've used Poly-C on balsa, obechi and foam in conjunction with glass cloth and as a varnish/top coat. Excellent results all round! I did a couple of small experiments before commiting to an airframe to check on the warping issue and can confirm Tony's comments. Might be worth a little play first.
It's quick drying, odour free and washes up with water - what more can you ask??
I can't speak for it's fuel resistance as i fly electric.
|Thread: Vulcan Bomber|
A worthy tribute to an outstanding aeroplane. Thanks for letting us see it.
|Thread: Is HK killing off the LHS?|
A year ago I had a choice of three LMS. I chose not to use two of them because of a number of reasons including re-pricing of existing (sometimes quite old) stock to latest rrp or more; making a journey only to find that quite mundane items were not in stock; dropping by to pick up a pack of urgently needed 3mm cap head bolts, only to be offered a specialist rc car pack of 5 for £6! (all that was in stock) Refusal to sell only a transmitter without rx, servos etc when I upgraded to a computer radio of the same make several years ago (I therefore had several compatible rx's and plently of servos)
By contrast, the LMS I did frequent, Galaxy Models in Ipswich held plenty of variety in stock, could get just about anything within a week or so and the staff, particularly the owner Gary, consistently fell over themselves to be helpful not only to me, but to every other customer I witnessed asking for advice. Sadly it was Galaxy Models of the three which closed down last year, presumably due to the overheads etc.
Shortly after Galaxy closed HobbyKing opened up their UK warehouse not far from where I live and I found it most convenient to browse and order online then collect (usually the following day) Stock levels are, on the whole excellent and anything not in stock is obvious immediately.
I appreciate that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to collect but even allowing for the occassional vagaries of theRoyal Mail, one only needs to plan a little in advance.
I'm not going to labour the obvious point of my post. Suffice to say that if LMS are to survive (hopefully the decent ones will) in the current, particularly hostile commercial environment, then their owners need to think hard about the service they are offering to modellers.
|Hear, hear from a thoroughly satisfied HK customer. |
You pays your money....etc etc
|Thread: Any one know this model?|
Cotswold Models "Square One" by the look of it.
|Thread: plans for a 90mm edf unit|
|Hi Ben, I've got a plan for a TSR2 about somewhere for an ic fan that I intend to convert to edf at some point, I was intending to use a 90mm fan. |
I'll dig it out and pass on the details if you like?
|Thread: Proud Dad!!!!|
|Congratulations and best wishes! I'm not surprised you're proud. |
|Thread: Green Air Designs contact|
Martyn and Ady, thanks for the info. I'll leave contacting Mike until after the Christmas rush when things have calmed down for him a little!
The idea of leaving it to the builder to work out the breakdown of the model seems a sound one, especially given the lump that a 6 ft Canberra is! I think that outer panel and rear fuselage removal will be the way to go, keeping all of the power system intact.
I'll post on the forum when I get going!
Can anyone shed some light on my small predicament?
I'm keen to place an order for GAD's latest edf EE Canberra (71" no less!) but need to check that it breaks down into sensible bit for transport.
I've tried emailing and phoning but have had no response for 10 days; is this normal for GAD?
Any opinions gratefully recieved.
|Thread: Stirring Stuff!!|
Here's a bit of nostaglia for those interested in this period - enjoy!
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