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Thread: Good news thread.
14/07/2019 21:53:59

What a game!!!! England world champions at one day cricket, it was the most tense, thrilling game of anything I've seen. Ever.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
03/07/2019 22:04:31
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 03/07/2019 20:19:14:

I just love that rotary

Rotary?!! In a Harvard! Maybe a radial.


Thread: Laminating film prior to silk and dope
05/06/2019 15:37:07

I have covered a couple of models with tissue over mylar. I can't remember how thick the mylar was but it came from free flight supplies, very cheap. First I put some thinned balsalock on the balsa framework, then attach the mylar all around the edges using a covering iron, shrink the mylar. The tissue was sprayed with water then put over the mylar one panel at a time brushing on water based varnish from B&Q when dry use wet and dry to trim off edges then do next panel. Once coveref give another coat of thinned varnish, job done.

No dope was used only cheap water based varnish, no smells and brushes clean in water. The covering was very easy to do even though you are doing two covering jobs on one model. It's light and puncture proof.


Thread: Motor pulsing
30/04/2019 21:50:48

As above, probably a bad connection to one of the motor wires. Had it happen a couple of times, the first time it was intermittent, the heat shrink was the only thing holding the connector on the end on the wire.


Thread: CAA registration consulation
28/04/2019 08:01:46
Posted by Percy Verance on 28/04/2019 06:53:53:

Absolutely Kim, a done deal. We've simply been sidelined, as we don't/won't feature in the grand scheme of things. HS2, major airport expansions, the need to boost tourism and trade in the wake of Brexit, future housebuilding programmes. Nope, I'm afraid we're stuffed, and they want us gone. Simple as. And Failing Grayling? Yep, this has all the hallmarks of one of his inept foul-ups. Sadly, I think we're all about to feature in the final chapter of model flying as we know it in the UK.......This is but the beginning. 5 years, we'll be gone. And what of the BMFA with it's new National Centre, intended ( they said) to raise the profile of the Sport? Well that doesn't appear to have worked as they've simply been ignored, as have the other National bodies whom represent the sport.

And multirotor retailers? They wont give a toot. They'll keep piling 'em up on the shelf as long as they keep flying off them. And they'll keep getting flown in all the ridiculous most unsuitable places they are now by idiots whom have fewer brain cells than they were born with.

And as John points out above, shafted again with the fee. I guess that's par for the course, as we seem to end up paying more for most things here. That said, the boat kit I ordered yesterday from RBC kits seems reasonable enough at under 90 euros for an almost 3 foot long cabin cruiser. The quality ought to be good if it's as well done as RBC's model aircraft kits. We'll see.......

The boat by the way, is a Vic Smeed designed Moonglow. Once a very popular model I believe.

Edited By Percy Verance on 28/04/2019 07:24:23

Boats will have to be registered next, then trains, all dangerous you know.

Phil. Aeromodeller, boat modeller, garden Railway modeller.....

Thread: How do you buy your Balsa?
15/04/2019 18:26:38

Percy those saws are very nice, wish I had one but until I do it's a balsa stripper and a Stanley knife for the hard stuff.

I don't keep much wood in stock only buy when I have a plan to build. My local shop (Inwood) don't stock anywhere as much balsa as they used to so if possible I buy from Balsa Cabin or SLEC preferably at the NATS.

Don't buy in bulk or specials.


15/04/2019 17:30:46
Posted by Percy Verance on 15/04/2019 13:45:58:

I always try to keep a plentiful supply in. Usually from Slec or Balsa Cabin.

I got this lot a couple of years or so back.......


The stock is depleting a bit so I'll be ordering more soon...... As will be seen, I don't buy much strip balsa. I cut my own using this.....


Edited By Percy Verance on 15/04/2019 13:47:47

Very posh. I use this to cut my stripwood......


Thread: Smiley Problem
20/02/2019 22:12:10

Will it work on a black and white telly?

20/02/2019 20:47:20

Anybody seen the test card? It's disappeared from my telly crying

Thread: Mini/micro lathe
12/02/2019 21:10:43

Which lathe to buy question is a minefield a bit like the which transmitter is the best one to buy. Sorry I can't answer your question directly as I don't own a mini lathe, but I can recommend a good place to buy one from **LINK**

I have purchased tooling from Arc Euro and they are an excellent company to deal with. Have a search on the Model Engineer forum for Mini lathes, they have been discussed many times before. **LINK**


Thread: Elan 100 Build
08/02/2019 18:04:11

Good collection of engineers squares you have there Andy, I must get some more. I would like to build an Elan, it looks a nice kit, although I would put a motor in the front.



Thread: Favourite Non Scale Sport Bipe?
08/02/2019 16:36:09

My MPX Rockstar is a hoot to fly. 4s lipo powered.


Thread: Modelling Board / Pin Board.
27/01/2019 13:36:18

Plasterboard every time, cheap, cuts to size with a knife, takes pins easily, you can draw on guide lines directly on the the board to build whatever over them. I seal the edges of the board with parcel tape.


Thread: Half a page ?
23/01/2019 17:39:02

Me too..

Thread: Fieseler Storch
18/01/2019 19:01:27

Sadly the owner sold the Storch that lived at Old Warden some years ago....

Lovely airoplane, an it could fly so slow it often looked like it was flying backwards.


Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
05/01/2019 20:08:53
Posted by Marc ROCHE on 05/01/2019 19:20:25:

What are the recommended control surface throws?

They're on the plan,..


Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
15/12/2018 19:17:14
Posted by John Lee on 15/12/2018 19:06:40:

As a full size flying instructor I find it pretty easy to distinguish a seagull from a magpie at 130 knots, I'm pretty sure I could tell a drone from a bin bag.

But what if you could take another look at it to confirm or prove what you saw.


15/12/2018 19:05:55
Posted by Don Fry on 15/12/2018 18:51:34:
Posted by Cuban8 on 15/12/2018 17:26:34:
With all the technology in modern airliners, have they omitted to fit a camera to record such incidents?

Possibly, but they haven't yet got a system to transmit flight data to ground, before the machine hits the ground.

If they they record the "incident" then it could be played back on the the ground to identify what the object was. Not exactly the cutting edge of science to fit cameras, not just to the cockpit but all over the sircraft.


Thread: My motor has started screaming
26/09/2018 20:19:05
Posted by GrahamC on 26/09/2018 14:41:04:

Screeching and kicking on startup is often a sign of a failing solder joint on one of the connectors between the motor and the ESC as Chris says. Worth checking.

I've had exactly the same, intermittent screach noises and prop rocking backwards and forwards, dodgey connection between esc and motor.


Thread: Covering Models With Nylon
27/03/2018 22:04:22
Posted by kc on 27/03/2018 19:43:49:

Anybody here used EzeDope? Seems the answer to avoid dope smell. But the adverts only mention tissue but not nylon.

I use water based varinish from B an Q for tissue over Mylar, hardly any smell and brushes wash in water. Cheap as chips.


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