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Thread: How to remove glue from ARTF before recovering....
23/11/2019 17:36:11
Posted by Richard Wills 2 on 23/11/2019 16:25:59:

When I recovered my HK stick I left the glue on. Easiest and most secure covering job I ever did, film tacked to it and softened with the heat letting the film slide and shrink perfectly.

Now you tell me!!!crying

23/11/2019 15:58:51

Got it all done using Isopropanol - Isopropyl Alcohol. Mind-numbingly tedious.

What worked for me was using cotton sheet offcuts (donated willingly by swimbo) - apply solvent to one cloth and rub a small area, then use another clean cloth to remove residue. Repeat at least twice for each area then move on. Change both cloths frequently as they both pick up glue and redistribute it...…. Then go back over everything, check and do 50% again....

Bert - It's no good leaving the residue on as it is too tacky to apply film over - the film would stick to areas in 'the middle' before it had been shrunk.

Presently finishing off the addition of flaps, then will be ready to recover.


12/11/2019 19:02:21

As the title suggests. I have almost completed stripping back a HK Giant Stik that was covered in that self adhesive very brittle covering. Looked good but punctured extremely easily and had become 50% patches. I will recover in HK film which I am assured is good stuff.....but the adhesive residue left on all surfaces is very sticky. Can anybody offer any pointers as to what will best remove it?

Thread: Charging LiFePo4 batteries
25/10/2019 19:02:40
Posted by Don Fry on 22/10/2019 19:38:41:

A properly cycled NiCad lasts a very long time. And yours must be cycled, as you still fly them. If they work, they are good. But, if replacing them, LiFe are a good, solid, reliable battery.

NiMh are a useless battery for our uses, made useful by bodges like Sub C cells , if you want power. Hard work to charge reliably, with a frisson of fear you messed up. Lost count of the times I've left a plane behind because the charger has cut out on a false peak. And that requires a brain cell to tell me how much it should need.

I have one NiMh pack, in a plane under repair. It will see out the airframe, it's done as advertised. But if it failed a test, it's gone, and not replaced, like for like.


Beg to disagree Don...NIMH AA are all I use, just use a wall wart charger and never had a problem....all I do is check them the day before I am going to fly and top them up...easy peasey...

Thread: Martyn's Chippie RCAF 671
17/10/2019 18:42:00

Lovely job Martyn....definitely going to finish mine this winter....wink 2

Thread: Latest CAA Update
16/10/2019 19:17:33
Posted by Nitro Flyer on 16/10/2019 14:58:16:

what about the fact we are goverened by concent in uk,why dosent all model flyers withdraw their concent on this registration nonsence. and stop rolling over and accepting all that the theiving fraudulent lieing criminals in westminster are trying to do regarding registering of toy model aeroplanes quad copters ect,lawful notices of rejection should be sent to all the relevent parties that are trying to force this abomination on model flyers,the uk is fast sliping into a police state dictatorship, and our freedoms are being taken away on a daily basis once they are gone they are gone,once anyone registers anything your car,house,childeren,toy model plane you give ownership over to that third party,you are then only the registered keeper,thats how and why goverment can come and take (steal) your property because its no longer in the private, and you no longer own it even tho you think you do thats how it works,registration is only an offer of a contract you dont have to accept the offer and can decline it,our grand parents fought two world wars for our freedoms and you lot are just rolling over and takeing it JUST LIKE THE BMFA have done nothing for modelers, where is the challenge to goverment BMFA are also just takeing it,come on uk grow a back bone,,acts and statuates are not law and only have the colour of law through are concent, read our bill of rights 1888,,i will not be registering any of my models nor doing any online tests to comply with this fraud on the people,,,

Wowser….you had a bad day?

Thread: OS MAX 46 FX - what are they like?
17/06/2019 08:02:26

Powerful engines, but they suffered from the coating on the liner 'de-laminating'.

Worth pulling it apart to check.


Thread: Fresh petrol in a lawnmower every season?
04/02/2019 16:40:49

I've never had problem in 14 years leaving petrol in over the winter in both ride on and hand mowers - they start ok in the spring. But I have had a problem twice when the ride on was left with an empty tank and the feed hose dried out, cracked and had to be replaced. No other fuel related issues at all. Plenty of others though...

Thread: Nutball
10/01/2019 21:54:52

That Lee Richards design looks like the 'toilet seat' guitar that Ronnie Woods played on one of The Faces TOTP appearances....maybe Ronnie was an Aeromodeller?...….or....maybe Lee Richards was really Keith Richards and he loaned Ronnie his model?'s late..I'll get my coat...


08/12/2018 15:16:04

With a shot up rudder like that,yes the Fury might end up in a Pear Tree...very nice effort Ernie..

Thread: How to build an engine test stand
04/12/2018 19:00:58

For throttle I just use a bit of piano wire suitably bent with clevis or z bend on the throttle end, and fed through rubber bands around the tank...easily tweaked for different engines. Bands hold it firmly enough. Seems like a lot of trouble to mount servo, then rx. then battery, then switch..and then you need tx.. A servo tester would be simpler if you wanted to use a servo..

Thread: Glow Sticks
28/11/2018 07:32:35
Posted by supertigrefan on 27/11/2018 21:30:52:
Posted by Fatscoleymo on 27/11/2018 16:59:29:

Sorry Don.....

What are you apologising for? Daring to post your opinion on a public forum?

No...of course not.....crook apologising to Don for 'making public' that he destroyed his Cub after taking off with the wrong model selected....while my glow stick was still attached....he's over it now....

27/11/2018 16:59:29

Sorry Don.....

27/11/2018 16:30:50

Ron Gray - that glow driver you linked to is $129!!! What's that? about £100?

Nothing, but nothing needs to be that expensive to start a glow engine, or save having to go to all the trouble to have to charge it more than once a year, or to save blowing plugs (how many plugs can you buy for £80). And I just cannot image ever having to start a glow engine under water. Still, each to their own.....a bog standard el cheapo glowstick does it everytime for me...had them for years and years.. even the one my mate left attached to his cub which then piled in due to mismatched model and tranny..kept on working.. Must be having a grumpy day methinkswink

Thread: extension leads
21/11/2018 21:41:50

Andrew, not sure why you are asking about the crimp? You will be using new leads, so plugs should be fine.... If you want plug them into a servo tester to check them before you extend. Leads and extension cable from Hobbyking / Bangood if you can wait (no delivery charges from Bangood no matter what the value of the order I believe) otherwise ebay or any number of retailers.

21/11/2018 16:01:14

Buy a bunch of short extension leads for next to 'nowt and a 'roll' of extension cable from Hobbyking or Bangood.Cut the leads in two, solder in and heatshrink whatever length of cable you need. Not difficult to do. Six small soldered joints for each extension cable. You will always have materials around to make exactly what you need.

I too tried the crimping method years ago and it was so frustrating and never did manage to get it done correctly.

Thread: Receiver/Servo battery supplies
11/10/2018 20:37:01

I've been flying a 1/4 scale cub for 6 years, 120 four stroke, single 4.8v nimh 2000ma rx pack. 4 slightly beefy multiplex servos. Single standard switch. Only extra is an onboard glow and battery. My favourite all time model. I know you have the added complication of a petrol ignition but why all the other complications...… as long as you make sure it's charged up...just go fly. It's a Cub, just needs to be helped around the sky....

Thread: Great Service - But!
17/08/2018 07:45:52

David - not harsh, accurate. As you later post acknowledges I was pointing out that Norway's model is a bit 'special' for a few reasons.

I take your point about 'abundant' electricity, but they can produce it as and when they want without having to buy fossil fuels to do so, and as you say they are a net exporter of electricity.

Norway and the UK's total oil production from the North Sea since the early 70's are roughly at the same level, however Norway has enjoyed well over twice, almost 3 times the tax revenue that the Uk has - a combination of higher tax take on the oil production and 50% state ownership of the Oil company which in itself generated for the govenment dividends etc. That revenue has been wisely invested abroad and Norway now has a huge state suplus in the fund set up to look after those revenues.

But the big difference is that the UK has around 65 million citizens and Norway just 5.3 per capita those oil revenues have been around 25-30 times higher! A lot of money to invest however they want to.

Norway (as all the Scandanavian countries) also has much higher taxation that the UK - approaching 50% as against around the 35-36% in the UK. It's citizens enjoy just about the highest standard of living in the world, while paying high taxation at the same time.

However they are grumbling at the moment - about 50% of government spending on transport is going into electric car infrastrucure - while only 5% of journeys are by electric cars....some say that ain't fair....

The modern world is a very complex place, no simple answers, no one size fits all. I'm a true believer in looking around at how others do it, seeing what seems to work and learning, implementing from that.

Interestingly, the Danes are the most heavily taxed nation in the world....they also come out on top as the worlds happiest nation...can a lesson be learned from that?


16/08/2018 19:41:11

' 'll explain what I mean, using electric cars bought by Norwegian nationals as an example.

A third of all new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrid and next year that will rise to over 40%. Why? Because the government has subsidised them to such an extent that buying and running a fossil fuel powered car in Norway is actually more expensive than buying and running electric or hybrid. To borrow your phrase, Norwegians have jumped aboard and are lapping it up. What has changed is that the Norwegian government has made it possible for the technology offered to be affordable.

Notice that the Norwegian government didn't do it by taxing fossil fuel cars out of existence. They did it by making electric cars cheaper. As they say..... you'll catch more flies with sugar than vinegar. '

--- Norway can do that because they have abundant cheap electricity supplied by their hydro electric schemes - they've got lots of mountains and lots of precipitation and they invested heavily from their North Sea Oil Revenues to build the infrastructure. Not a model that is available to all countries....

Thread: Dual Ailerons
13/08/2018 19:25:44

Never managed to fly anything with a single aileron.... tends to be a bit wobbly....wink

Did you mean dual servos....


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