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Thread: futaba buddy setetup help please
30/04/2017 09:46:36

Yes you will need the voltage regulator lead.

And I'm not aware of a cheaper alternative to the Futaba branded product. 

Edited By Justin K. on 30/04/2017 09:47:39

Thread: Glow plug helicoil kit
30/04/2017 06:58:33

I can thoroughly recommend Peter , his service is first class and the cost extremely reasonable. I had partial thread damage and didn't need an insert , he sent internal pictures of the head & thread and even test ran the engine for me , first class.


Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120 size
28/04/2017 10:15:26

Simon I would definitely not leave the struts off , the top wing mount section isn't the most sold structure.

28/04/2017 10:14:08
Posted by Peter Jenkins on 28/04/2017 01:21:23:
Posted by Justin K. on 04/03/2017 13:24:01:
A bit different for me Colin, I've got some crew & passengers for this one too. wink

Passengers? It only has 2 seats!

Not mine 😉

Thread: Acro Wot XL canopy please
23/04/2017 16:05:39
Posted by Steve Balaam on 23/04/2017 15:48:53:

The Carbon Copy item is advertised as XL size £19.99

The sizes of the cowl are given against the item

Steve B

I can't see the XL version at £19:99 on there ?

Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
15/04/2017 09:34:48

I don't think its disappearing but with alternatives on offer now that never were it's never going to be as popular. The biggest thing and as previously stated in the thread is that many people like to make things and I can't see that changing.

It is an oddity that unlike many things it's far cheaper to buy an almost ready made model than buy all the raw materials and do it yourself.

Personally I think the time available thing is a big part in today's society, just look at how long we spend on places like this for a start.

I've tried & sadly failed due to time and space issues but I look forward to building a "Proper aeroplane" as a fellow local flyer and nostalgia notebook scribe put it to me.

Long live balsa bashing.

Thread: Roto 85 FSI bench run
15/04/2017 06:16:11

lol indeed as she says "pretty cool" Mat. My young lad and myself were in a similar position on Thursday taking advantage of most of the neighbors being at work & running in an OS 120 Surpass.

The Roto looks & sounds great.

Thread: More4 film in Jersey.
14/04/2017 10:36:57

Simon , how annoying! Especially when people give up valuable time for free to enable others to make money.

Thread: saito 125a fs
14/04/2017 10:28:41
Posted by john melia 1 on 14/04/2017 09:03:56:
It's already in the model Justin as per opening post

Yes I realise that John but from your post I was unsure if you had tried to run it or not ? Will it not fire at all then ?

14/04/2017 07:54:28

Have you actually run it up in the airframe yet John ? I would defiantly do that before trying to cure faults that may not be there.

13/04/2017 17:51:19

As above John it should run fine like that. One thing to have in mind with the Saito is that they rely on the low end needle for around 70% of operation so tuning one is slightly different than othe two and four stroke engines (not any harder just different).

The 125 is a fantastic motor , very powerful and extremely light too, love mine.

Thread: model stand reccomendation
12/04/2017 15:54:40

Mine started life as a picnic table from Ebay.

A few modifications later and its a very useful stand that all folds down into a flat unit that will sit in the boot or behind the drivers seat when the back seats are folded down.

The alloy brackets were made at work but nothing that couldn't be replicated in wood.

It's even got a TX holder , but no cup holder as yet wink



Thread: Ripmax Chris Foss trainer help please
10/04/2017 17:22:50
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 10/04/2017 11:03:45:

I fly many of these as i am responsible for training at my club and they do have a large pitch change with airspeed. the 53 is much too powerful for the model and frankly a decent 36 would do it as they are just big old gliders at the end of it.

The best one i have flown so far is 52 4 stroke powered and has a ton of lead on the tail for c/g. the additional weight helps settle the model and its quite nice to fly now.

I would echo this , my least favourite model to train people on. The Irvine 53 is a gutsy performer for a small two stroke, I too would dowsize it to a 52 size four stroke.

I would also replace the airframe with a Seagull Boomerang whilst I was at it😉.

Edited By Justin K. on 10/04/2017 17:24:39

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
10/04/2017 16:44:55
Posted by MattyB on 10/04/2017 16:17:43:
Posted by Devcon1 on 10/04/2017 12:39:31:

It read a bit like this one a while back.

Do I see dark clouds looming over the Horizon ?

I have no idea whether they are true or not, but there have been rumours circulating for a while that HH have money troubles. Certainly these changes look to be an effort to cut costs; they will probably be successful in that respect, but the prospect for sales is less clear. I struggle to believe any potential buyer would be enthused to move to Spektrum or buy into HH products in general once they were aware of these changes.

Do you mean buyer of equipment or a company buyout Mat?

10/04/2017 11:26:03

Interestingly HH Europe have just posted a very public apology on their Facebook page. So they are aware of the problems .




For over 30 years Horizon Hobby has strived to achieve two objectives—deliver great products and great service.  We know that both are important for you to enjoy your hobby.  

Regretfully, we have not delivered great service in recent days, and it will take us some time to get where we need to be.  Our recent consolidation of our service into Barsbuettel, Germany has not been as smoothly as planned. We have increased our technical resources, our customer service representatives, and our phone capabilities, but it has not been enough. We are encouraged by our team’s quick learning, and every day we see improvements.  

We ask for your patience as we work as hard as we can to catch up with the workload.  If you have any further questions in the meantime please contact our team at  We are eager to get you back on the flying field or on the track, and we apologize for these delays.

Edited By Justin K. on 10/04/2017 11:34:42

Thread: Seagull's Bowers Flybaby, what engine?
01/04/2017 06:57:12

I wouldn't go by Seagulls recommendation as they too seem to be confused by the translation from glow sized to the newer (trendy) cc size info.

A couple up at the club have been caught out , one building their steen bi plane with the recommended 15 cc petrol power plant only to find it almost dangerously under powered when he flew it first time.

Look at the wingspan, length & weight and go from there , personally I would be looking at a Saito 82 four stroke for the flybaby.

Edited By Justin K. on 01/04/2017 06:58:27

Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120 size
31/03/2017 10:10:38
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 31/03/2017 08:20:28:

which one was it?

The 160 I believe Jon , very nice indeed.

31/03/2017 07:12:07

O don't worry Bob the paint chipped but in an area I hadn't touched so I've not got away with it totally.

The engine mount is grand and my supplier is open on Sundays too 😉 Jon my mount supplier had one of your twins sat in the box that he let me have a good look at, beautiful engineering I'm looking forward to seeing & hearing that beast in action.

Thread: ripmax artf covering
30/03/2017 17:07:27
Posted by Bill_B on 30/03/2017 13:00:43:

My Acrowot's covering was extremely well applied and still is wrinkle free. My only niggle is that you have to buy either a glow or electric mount system. IMHO both options should be included, as a lot of other manufactures do.

They removed the two mount systems to keep the costs down on the second generation kits and I think that's a great idea especially as I rarely use the fuel tanks supplied with ARTF kits.

In comparison to what else is on offer of a similar size & flying style the Acro Wot still offers very good value for money without the running kits.

Thread: Seagull Super Decathlon 120 size
30/03/2017 16:49:28

Cowl cutouts shaped , I have used one of the excellent Just Engines 90 degree exhaust knuckle manifolds to angle the silencer down and out of the bottom. img_0197.jpg


Just the fuel tank plumbing , balancing and control surface rates to do . And the on to the crew and passengers before giving it a go up at the field.

Edited By Justin K. on 30/03/2017 16:53:56

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