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Member postings for Alan Jarvis

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Thread: Electric Cars.
22/01/2018 12:03:38

In terms of air pollution, according to a piece on Radio 4 a few weeks ago, around 50% of air pollution from vehicles comes from brakes and tyres.

​The new Nissan Leaf uses one pedal and according to test reports drivers hardly ever need to use the brakes due to regenerative engine braking. So air pollution will reduce. When we have self driving cars it may also reduce tyre wear as it may not be as aggressive as some drivers.

Thread: Which model flight simulators work on windows 10.
12/11/2017 17:18:19

Clearview works on Windows 10

Download the free version and try it.

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 12/11/2017 17:28:24

Thread: Amateur Radio operators?
18/09/2017 20:21:23

Hi Tony I am a radio ham but not been active since taking up model flying 9 years ago



Edited By Alan Jarvis on 18/09/2017 20:22:27

Thread: Hobbyking Spacewalker Kit
05/09/2017 20:46:17

I have just about finished building my kit. The kit of parts are very nice and well laser cut but without a plan it can be a bit puzzling. My advice would be to dry fit as much of each section as possible especially the front and rear fuse. Then check it several times before using glue. Same with each wing dry fit and check, check and check. There are so many parts and often not easy to see on the pictures. When you have got a good dry fit check the parts to see if there are any that should be in.

Having said all that it is a nice kit and looks well when finished. It has some nice features on it like the open canopy which gives lots of room for the battery radios and servos in my case. I am now at the point of setting it up for balance throws etc.

It is a very well thought out kit and a plan would make life so much easier but it does go together well with a bit of thought.

Good luck.


Thread: Hi everyone!
27/07/2017 10:26:17

Hi Matt

I am a member of Carlisle and District Model Club which fly at Kirkbride airfield unfortunately I don't get there very often. Contact Keith Hethington or Brian Nicholson. Not sure if I can put their details on here.

Fairly small club about 35 members and very friendly and a good long tarmac runway. All types and sizes of aircraft are flown


Edited By Alan Jarvis on 27/07/2017 10:38:35

Thread: Destroyed Drone
23/07/2017 15:43:01


In our area the police will no longer take lost/found property or have any interest in it. It is for the finder to try and return it to the owner.

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 23/07/2017 15:48:14

Thread: Horizon Hobbies
23/03/2017 13:34:58

The problem I see is that HH have not comunicated this decision to me.

If I didn't read this forum then I would be unaware of the situation.

How many Spektrum owners read this forum. I have asked two and neither are aware of this.

So tomorrow or in several months they could send their equipment to the last known address in the UK.

I am registered with Spektrum and they have my email adress.

19/03/2017 12:07:38


Could these Premier Dealers be authorised repair centres.

Apple have independent stores all Apple branded but not owned by Apple who are authories repair centres.

Here is one.




Edited By Alan Jarvis on 19/03/2017 12:08:51

Thread: What model?
24/01/2017 14:15:29

Anybody suggest an Acrobatic type plane for taking the 'B' certificate. I have the 'A' certificate and have been flying all types of planes for 6 or 7 years. The nearest thing I have at the moment is an Artizan but it is getting a bit beat up now,although I would need to replace the stabilised radio or disable it.

But time for a new model.

Thread: DHL delivery charges
05/04/2016 19:10:50

From the HMRC site.

The sender must write ‘goods to be declared by importer’ on the customs declaration form.

Before you can collect your goods, you’ll be sent:

  • a full customs declaration form to fill in
  • a letter explaining how to pay any tax or duty you owe.

In practice you should get notified that goods owe duty/tax. Go online complete the form and pay the tax.

05/04/2016 15:06:07

It is possible to pay HMRC see this post


Thread: USA import
01/04/2016 12:19:28

I bought an item from the States which was approx. £140 and had tracking. When I saw it in customs I went to HMRC website and paid the duty/vat by credit card to HMRC and saved the £12 Parcelforce were going to charge for collecting the money. There are facilities for doing this on their site.

If it is a small item best for it to be sent by the American post office and arrives here to Royal Mail and invariable customs don't have the resources to check every small packet but you may be unlucky.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
30/03/2016 11:19:43



Here are some pics of my South Herts Models Vulcan. 6ft wingspan, weighs 10lbs without battery and finished as per the original anti flash white.

Thread: P J Models
10/03/2016 22:35:01

Thanks Phil

Yours looks good and itseems to have some quality parts apart from the plans/instructions which leave a lot to be desired.


10/03/2016 17:50:59

I have just acquired a large brown box with a P J Models PSS Hawk kit in it. The box was still sealed and has a complete set of very nice parts in it.

I have tried searching for this model without luck anyone point me in the right direction of builds, reviews etc.


Thread: EDF exhaust tubes - why?
11/01/2016 22:27:34

Airbus have developed a EDF plane which flew across the channel. The EDF's do not have thrust tubes. The casing tapers to the rear.


Thread: The FAA demand registration from 21 December
21/12/2015 17:23:11

Our flying site is just outside a small town (pop 8000). About 2 years ago I was flying a Mentor with a video camera on it and believe I was much less that 400ft when two Tornados flew past about 1/4 miles away and they were much lower than me. I still have the video but unfortunately it was facing away from the Tornados.

This year whilst flying at the same site two Hercules transport planes appeared from nowhere. One flew directly over our field at no more than 250ft the other one was about 400 yards away same height.

We are nowhere near any military base. Do we need a NOTAM for 400ft?

Thread: dx6 throttle problem
04/12/2015 10:03:07

As others have said it is very difficult to understand what you are trying to achieve. The throttle is the throttle by default. That's why you don't have the option to set it because it is already set.Forget the port assignment menu. Unless you are doing slope soaring for example then you don't need to setup the throttle channel. Which receiver are you using because normally you plug the throttle control (ESC or Servo) into the first port marked either THRO or 1. You are over complicating things. Do you have a model which comes with a radio built in.

You do know to bind your Transmitter to the receiver.

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 04/12/2015 10:11:46

Thread: Online Account
06/11/2015 23:05:15

The leaflet I received states.

"Please note that the 'manage your account' functionality will be available from 1st November 2015"

The leaflet was included within my last copy of RCM&E.

06/11/2015 20:35:46

I received details that from the 1st Nov 2015 I would be able to manage my RCM&E account online at

All I get is page not found.

Anyone managed to log on.

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