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Thread: silver solarfilm
22/10/2019 16:51:51

You say "highlighted" I say "automatically weathered"

that way I can convince myself I meant to do it that way.

21/10/2019 19:46:49


It's been a while since I used the silver solarfilm, but I don't recall it being all that hard. I think I used a covering iron - this probably gives better control.

Marking is usually due to over heating it. Ply/hardwood is always much harder to get solarfilm to stick to regardless of the colour. Sometimes it's easier to get it to stick down if you heat it up in place and then rub it down with a soft cloth. The hard surface of the wood and the hard surface of the iron don't comply enough to get good contact/adhesion.

Thread: Latest CAA Update
08/10/2019 09:12:12

Crikey that too.

Weird mixture of pre-school and a reactionary protest group.

08/10/2019 08:48:42
Posted by MattyB on 07/10/2019 18:23:44:
Posted by Steve J on 07/10/2019 15:03:39:

Slides from the achievement scheme roadshow.



Surely no-one is going to take the BMFA seriously if they put out presentations in Comic Sans.

I can just about cope that my kids primary school does this....frown

Thread: A Terrifying story
01/10/2019 16:24:28

Yeah old age is pretty terrifying isn't it........

Thread: Stockpiling
21/07/2019 08:47:43
Posted by Chris Walby on 20/07/2019 22:07:05:

How many of us are guilty (yes me as well) of having an engine that is not in a model? Just sitting in a draw waiting for the right plane.



nothing at all wrong with that and quite understandable when supply is uncertain to say the least. If I want a 30 size glow motor now, the only surefire supply I have is my own. They can't be bought new and finding decent second hand is hit and miss.

I'm not in the business of draining and then hoarding supplier's stock of spares, but if an opportunity arises to acquire spare for engines I run which I know are our of production, and if I have the readies, I take it.

After all when shops sell up stock someone has to buy it or it ends up in a skip



Edited By will -0 on 21/07/2019 08:55:52

Thread: aliphatic bond
17/07/2019 14:13:40

Soak in water usually works for me. Depends how deep it goes!

Thread: Never throw anything away!
11/07/2019 13:42:22

Those are clips which go over the end of the pin on the clevis to stop it opening. They slide on sideways into the small grove in the pin.


Belt and braces.


Edited By will -0 on 11/07/2019 13:44:01

Edited By will -0 on 11/07/2019 13:44:59

Thread: The demise of. ASP/SC
05/07/2019 16:39:29
Posted by Cuban8 on 05/07/2019 16:30:38:
Posted by kc on 05/07/2019 14:43:58:

If there is a market for cheap glow engines maybe we will see Russian engines again.........

Look forward to Many Dead Sticks then. wink

I have one that doesn't stop..........

05/07/2019 10:49:11
Posted by ken anderson. on 05/07/2019 10:40:19:

[snip] Models covered in crepe, [/snip/

ken catering dept.



Edited By will -0 on 05/07/2019 10:52:30

Thread: Removing balsamic/coverloc
28/06/2019 16:46:02

Do let us know what works, especially if it turns out to be the lettuce leaf

Thread: Help needed with film covering
28/06/2019 13:49:38
Posted by Wingman on 27/06/2019 20:56:45:

AND make sure you remove the backing film before you startblush

The other thing to avoid is once you have peeled off the backing film, avoid trying to apply it upside down

The adhesive sticks really well to the iron blushblush

Thread: ASP etc gone
28/06/2019 13:24:18

Too right - aluminium is the most abundant metal on the earth


Thread: RCME June 1994.
28/06/2019 09:48:40

Fair enough

I would be a nice nippy model mind and has been done:


Thread: ASP etc gone
28/06/2019 09:44:54
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 28/06/2019 08:54:49:

I think I'm part of the problem, it must be over 10 years since I bought a new engine from a retailer,

Me too, though not 10 years

I think maybe 5% of my collection was bought new.Most recently a saito30 as I heard they were going out of production and didn't want to miss the boat. The rest are second hand, though many are "new" and others I have refurbished (sometimes with parts bought new).

I don't think me buying a few extra engines from anyone is going to make a jot of difference to the global picture.

Thread: RCME June 1994.
28/06/2019 08:51:42

Hi, thie other consideration with retracts is weight. You already have a foam wing and this is quite a slippy model.

Thread: Removing balsamic/coverloc
28/06/2019 08:48:52

balsaloc as in the white glue stuff? I thini it's PVA based in which case soaking it in water should soften it/disolve it

Thread: Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry on Drones
27/06/2019 11:11:44



Thread: ASP etc gone
27/06/2019 10:14:50

I reckon that should live on shouldn't it?

27/06/2019 08:37:24
Posted by David Davis on 26/06/2019 19:51:06:

enya 50 and boomerang.jpg

That's only a little bit broken - where's the wing?

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