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Percy Verance26/06/2019 15:57:16
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David

Were you actually using a buddy lead, or using the old *grab it back* method? With my buddy system (Multiplex) I regain control the instant I move any stick(s), no manual switch or button to release....... another reason to switch David! wink

Peter, where will you get ASP glowplugs now?

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 26/06/2019 16:25:18

Don Fry26/06/2019 16:42:18
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I believe the DX 9 David uses has the same facility Percy.

David Davis26/06/2019 19:51:06
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Yes Percy I use a Spektum DX9. I use it wirelessly attached to a DX6i slave when instructing. I only have to remove my finger from a sprung loaded button to regain control. I've never tried just moving any stick. I'll try it next time out.

The thing is that at some stage you have to let the beginner sort out his own mistakes. The demise of the Boomerang occurred when I allowed the beginner too much time to sort himself out, then too late we both became disorientated and the model crashed into the ground.

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Percy Verance26/06/2019 20:04:42
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Oh dear, a proper job there David.

My worst one by far was about 30 odd years ago. The model buried itself so far into the soft ground, I had to drive to the nearby farm to borrow a spade to see my engine again......

Don Fry26/06/2019 20:33:08
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Be aware David, the factory setup is, when you move a stick, is you get a buzz off the vibrator, as control goes to you. You can alter the settings.

will -027/06/2019 08:37:24
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Posted by David Davis on 26/06/2019 19:51:06:

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

David Davis27/06/2019 09:44:19
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Gave it to my trainee!

will -027/06/2019 10:14:50
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I reckon that should live on shouldn't it?

Neil6727/06/2019 10:34:40
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Ditto - although entirely my fault. Wing and all gear ok. Had to dig out engine but after a good clean running as before. A simple model but a great hack to throw about on a summer's evening, so can't bin it just yet. Rebuilding front end.

Steve J27/06/2019 10:37:09
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Posted by David Davis on 26/06/2019 19:51:06:

I've never tried just moving any stick. I'll try it next time out.

There is an option that you have to turn on. If memory serves, it defaults to off if you use the pushbutton and on if you use a toggle switch.

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David Davis27/06/2019 10:46:54
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Posted by will -0 on 27/06/2019 10:14:50:

I reckon that should live on shouldn't it?

I decided not to repair it as they're only about 110€ new and I had too many other projects on.

My trainee, although a qualified engineer, seems to have lots of other calls on his time.

Peter Christy27/06/2019 15:13:49
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Posted by Percy Verance on 26/06/2019 15:57:16:

Peter, where will you get ASP glowplugs now?

Edited By Percy Verance on 26/06/2019 16:25:18

Well, I bought a few as spares when I bought my ASP30 last year - just in the nick of time, it would seem! I also have an OS 20 FS awaiting a model, and somewhere I have an OS Type F plug, which I'm pretty sure is also a long reach type.

Since it seems likely that OS will soon have a monopoly on small engines, hopefully they will be supplying plugs for a while yet.

I am also old enough tor recall that for years, most of the manufacturers of radio gear and engines were predominantly very small companies - barely one step up from a "one-man-band". I'm sure someone will step forward when the time comes.

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Pete

Denis Watkins27/06/2019 15:18:46
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The RC car guys are going strong, and their plugs work

Also, another demand for fuel on the market

Nigel R27/06/2019 16:16:33
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"OS will soon have a monopoly on small engines"

I think they already do, effectively.

Peter Christy27/06/2019 18:35:56
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Not so sure about that, Nigel! All the "small" 2st engines (10, 15, 25) are showing as "discontinued" on Just Engines website - though strangely, they still show on OS's website! The smallest engine currently available is a 46, but at an outrageous price! PAW must be rubbing their hands with glee! Maybe they will introduce some decent small glow engines at a competitive price?

Luckily, I still have a couple of .25s on the shelf - I'm not really interested in anything bigger than a 60. I prefer models that I can get in my car without too much hassle....!

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Pete

GONZO27/06/2019 18:48:43
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I've had a look round for glow plugs but also cast my net a bit further. Cox International is showing a significantly smaller inventory than they did a little time back. Along with the ARTF shortages is it possible that those in the business have seen the 'writing on the wall' for aero modelling generally??

Paul Marsh27/06/2019 18:50:25
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OS literally have stopped producing 2 and four stroke model engines. no new model out for years, the LA's out of production, with only the 46 still being manufactured. On the 4st side, only 2, the .56 and the .72 are the main, the 110, 155 are impossible to obtain. Forget the OS sirius, the Pegasus and the the others.

I suppose we, as a group are in the best times, time when prices are low, technology, electric flight, radio reliability and range of models vast. Engines will be availably for many more years - in swapmeets and the like, but in a 100 years' time?frown

John Stainforth27/06/2019 19:28:43
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Peter, many of the OS engines are available, e.g., 46AX $147 (US) and 132 pounds (UK); OS55AX $170 (US) and 147 pounds (UK). Are these outrageous prices? I think not. For comparison the PAW 49 is currently selling in the UK at 195 pounds, so I am not sure why PAW should be rubbing their hands in glee.

jrman27/06/2019 21:05:59
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Paul, Look at Tower Hobbies, among others, to see what is still available overseas. Could it be that Ripmax are just not importing many of OS's range?

Tim Flyer27/06/2019 21:38:40
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Certainly I would imagine prices of small engines will rise with diminishing supply. As mentioned earlier that could be good for small scale producers allowing them to break even at last. The switch to electric won’t simply be automatic for many modellers . Most flyers at my club mainly run IC although a number have small electric models too.

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