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  1. Unfortunately it's f. That's if I have joined the dots correctly. rl radio link? and we all know the s. I hope this is not the start of a brand bashing series of posts, I thought we had grown out of that a long time ago. Steve
  2. Off topic but not to my knowledge, there could be a reason of course, do some research start a new topic and let us know what you find. Steve
  3. Yes I do have trouble joining the dots you provide and trying to work out what you mean. Dr Dai for example I had no idea he was a friend of yours and wasted my time on the E&T site looking for references to him. Joining the dots I take it that 'very religious countries' is code for Iran. No that does not make sense as they already use nuclear power. I don't have a clue what this means, but there again I never was very good at riddles. Please make allowances for people who struggle to join the dots by explaining what you mean. Steve
  4. I could not see for looking. Solar power imports from Morocco could ‘cut energy bills’, says developer | E&T Magazine (theiet.org) The idea is to power heat pumps not to charge cars.
  5. Looked at E&T who is Doctor Dai? Have you a link to the Octopus Energy story as I could not find it.
  6. What's religion got to do with it and what has this to do with electric cars.
  7. That's good news for us all Ernie. Thanks for the update. Steve
  8. Same here Ron so the only justification for me to go electric is that I want to help save the planet, assuming going electric will do that but lets not get into that minefield. I am 70 my car is two years old with very low mileage so it could last until I am 90. There is no rush for me to change now but in the future who knows. Steve
  9. More FUD then.
  10. Looking for 1/16" sheet in the UK but SLEC and Balsacabin only have hard grade. I take this to be a bad sign for us balsa bashers. Steve
  11. Not heard about this issue. Where did you hear this from?
  12. Prices have fallen in the last four years, or so I am led to believe.
  13. Looked at SLEC for 1/16" sheet balsa but only hard grade available Not good. Steve
  14. Thanks for the idea Frank here is a link Mini Servo Power Distribution Box - RED for Petrol Engines £49.99 from 4-Max Steve
  15. Yes that's what I said so a separate UBEC is used to drive the servos. Steve
  16. Reading the manual the SPC port will power the Rx but not the servos. On a large model like this I would power the servos from a second battery through a BEC like this 20A 3S-12S LiPo Switching UBEC for £19.99 from 4-Max for example. The flaps can then use a Y lead, orientation of servos permitting. I would also have thought that the elevator servos could use a Y lead. Not that I have done any of this just what I have seen others do. Being here to learn hopefully a more experienced member will respond. Steve
  17. SPC port is interesting power direct from the battery up to 35V.
  18. Good to hear as my Omen is also flying a treat after some setup and trim fine tuning, I must update my build with the details but the short version is that she is flying so well that she has just been made my go to model for the season when the weather is not favourable for gliders. Sounds like there are many happy hours of flying fun for the both of us to look forward to. ? Ballerina next Brian? Steve
  19. EarlyBird

    Taranis X9D+

    ? Thanks for the explanation, I thought I was going mad. Steve
  20. EarlyBird

    Taranis X9D+

    I am totally confused by the references to the on off switch. As I said before my It's not a switch either there is nothing to waggle as it's a push button that has to be pressed until the TX wakes up and vibrates then when I stop pushing on the button the start up sequence completes. To switch off the button is pressed and kept depressed until the shut down sequence is completed when it can then be released. Here is mine. I am beginning to think mine is unique with all the references to on/off switches and associated waggling. Not to worry. Steve
  21. This is the most interesting design I came across for this topic No elevator, engine thrust line at window sill level and wing seat parallel to the thrust line. Most interesting is the tailplane has negative incidence and only rudder under RC control. I am still thinking how did this design fly so well, it was a classic old time FF model. I could build one and find out ? I could build a Buccaneer just to test my method for RC conversion. Steve
  22. I agree it's not a case of right or wrong and has more to do with the way the pilot wants the model to fly. If the model has been built to the design it will fly as intended by the designer. Take on old FF design then I would expect it to climb under power and descend to a gentle landing when the fuel runs out. The perception many make when converting to RC with increased power and control is that there is something wrong with the design when the pilot wants to fly the model in a way that was not intended. Converting to RC is not a problem but changes need to be made particularly with the extra power available. Increasing the power will increase the rate of ascent and in the extreme induce loops. What is the best approach for this model? On the Mini Super down thrust is increased as a more powerful engine is used. I have seen others increase the down thrust so I assume it is the accepted method. I have also adjusted the wing incidence on a couple of models which worked in that they flew better. I have also seen others simply apply a lot of elevator down trim which to my mind did not look correct but it also flew. My preference is to have the elevator in line with the tailplane and to minimise the down thrust adjusting the wing incidence as I feel fit. Another preference I have is to fly in winds over 10 mph which dictates that I have ample power to on hand. Another can of worms? All personal preferences and the consequential adjustments I like to make. Steve
  23. Modelling titles are here Publishing - Mortons Media Group Ltd. The option to buy does not work but purchase and renewals work from here as they always have done. RCM&E login and go to subscriptions. Which is not a lot of help for anyone who can't get it to work. Have you managed to phone them Ernie? Steve
  24. I have just phoned Mortons for help but they will phone me back when they find someone who can help. I did suggest that when they find the right person they get them to join the forum and let us know what is going on and provide the help that is needed. I will let you know of any further developments. Steve
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