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Thread: Weathering oracover
23/08/2012 11:11:18

Here's a better one!


22/08/2012 22:17:59

I've had good results just by wiping over with ipa (that's isopropyl alcohol, not pale ale!!) then brushing or spraying acrylics directly onto the film as required.

Edited By pete taylor on 22/08/2012 22:46:04

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 22/08/2012 23:29:51

Thread: Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies.
22/08/2012 13:58:43
Essential reading!
Thread: Black Horse Fiesler Storch 30-35cc ARTF
21/08/2012 11:26:17

I saw one belonging to a fellow club member briefly on Sunday. Didn't have time to talk to him about it as I was just passing, but it looked extremely impressive on the ground and in the air.

I watched him take off (maiden flight) and fly a few circuits before the engine cut and it was most majestic, as was the subsequent dead-stick landing. I would imagine that the Storch is a very rewarding and drama-free model all round.

If I get the chance to talk to Mick I'll post more.

Thread: How many lipo cells?
16/08/2012 14:32:45

Gaz, if you pm me I'll give you my phone number and talk you through it - it's fairly simple and very starightforward really!

Cheers, Pete

Edited By pete taylor on 16/08/2012 14:32:55

Thread: Weston UK jazz.
15/08/2012 20:49:30

EB, it's a long time ago but what do you need to know?

15/08/2012 18:54:21

I was lucky enough to review the Jazz for another publication when it first appeared, many moons ago.

I flew it for several years and really must say that it was truly superb with the supplied TS46 engine and Weston mini-pipe, although I seem to recall an issue with the low speed needle on the motor, solved by replacing it with the then new OS46 FX - even better.

I've still got the airframe awaiting electric conversion at some point and fully expect the Jazz to live up to expectations in this configuration too!

Edited By pete taylor on 15/08/2012 18:56:12

Thread: F3A pattern models
15/08/2012 13:29:02
Does anyone know if Elation Models are still around? They did some great f3a kits in various sizes but I haven't seen any ads recently.
Thread: Warbird Replicas - Still trading?
07/08/2012 13:38:01
I can second that! Still very much alive - spoke to Richard very recently, he was, as always extremely helpful.
Thread: Hobby King models thread
06/08/2012 19:23:24
06/08/2012 15:31:18
Does anyone have an address for the UK warehouse?
Thread: Thermik XL E 4m which motor
03/08/2012 22:11:21
Sounds like the one!
03/08/2012 12:17:16

Hi Paul, looks as though you probably need a fairly hefty motor/gearbox combination in there as the quoted weight of the Thermik XL on the Soaring USA site is an eye-watering 116oz. What diameter is the nose at about 2" back? I was wondering if an outrunner could perhaps be shoe-horned in.

Anyway, here's a LINK that might be useful.

Cheers, Pete

Thread: judder on startup
25/07/2012 22:31:43
I've had this a few times. Re-set the start up mode to normal and it normally cures it.
Thread: Galaxy Models, in administration
19/07/2012 15:59:32


I went along this morning. Lots of folks in the shop picking up quite extraordinary bargains but i couldn't help feeling that modelling has lost another pillar of its establishment.

I'm sure that once the bargainfest is over we can all offer our collective thanks to Gary, his family and all the staff from Galaxy Models for all of the years of friendship, advice and support for our much-loved hobby with all of the very best wishes for the future.

Thread: Gorilla Glue for canopies?
15/07/2012 22:42:34
Hi Jon, I'm not sure that Gorilla glue is the best idea for fixing canopies as it foams on curing so will probably be messy. Far better to use a dedicated canopy glue.
Cheers, Pete
Thread: vibration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/07/2012 23:00:52
I haven't flown ic for a good few years, but recall a similar problem solved by replacing a nylon engine mount for a metal one. Might be worth a try!
Cheers, Pete
Thread: Galaxy Models, in administration
06/07/2012 12:55:21
Thanks David for removing the earlier post advertising the eBay store on galaxy's doorstep. Most distasteful - mental note to self to avoid in future.
28/06/2012 20:51:39
This really is a great shame. Galaxy and in particular its proprietor,Gary, have been hugely supportive throughout most of my aeromodeling life of 40 years or so. I hope that a way forward can be found for this pillar of the trade we all rely on for our pastime.
I'm sure that I speak for many thousands of past and present customers and friends in wishing Gary and all of the staff at galaxy all the very best for the future with heartfelt thanks for the professionalism given to aeromodeling worldwide.
Thread: Friday free stuff
08/06/2012 13:08:25

Yes please !

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