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Phil 9

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  1. On 05/07/2022 at 05:46, Nigel R said:

    Acro wot?


    I hear laser make a nice engine that fits it...


    this sparked my attention but it seems the ARTF version by ripmax is no longer available and Im not really set up to build a full kit

  2. 2 minutes ago, Martin Harris - Moderator said:

    Good to see you coming back. I assume you’re aware of the legislative changes forced upon us since you last flew?  Nothing too onerous but you will need to get an operator ID and depending on whether you’re a BMFA member with an A - or equivalent, possibly pass a simple (almost impossible to fail) test. 


    It was about 4 years ago since I last flew a model. I was aware there were some changes but not really aware of the details. But I thought I would go to a club and was sure they would bring me upto date

  3. 4 hours ago, Nigel R said:

    Acro wot?


    I hear laser make a nice engine that fits it...



    my last model was an acro wot with a lazer 70 engine. unfortunatle I had a bit of a fly away the model went down into the trees and I could not find it. That was the last time I flew a model rc plane

  4. Both of those models are a good call.


    I don’t have a power plant in mind yet I sold my engines after a while of me not using them. I will need to investigate if nitro fuel is readily available. The shop I used to buy it from has since closed down . Electric might be the way to go

  5. due to a change in circumstances I have not done ant RC flying for about 4 years now. One of my favorite models was a hanger 9 pulse xt 60 but it is no longer available. looking through a few websites it seems to me there are fewer ARTF models to choose from and the prices have gone up alot in that time also.


    Do you have any reccomendations foe a low wing sport model that will get me back into the hobby

  6. Posted by Mike T on 23/09/2019 18:21:11:

    Re "law", I'm paraphrasing here, but I think it was no less a luminary than Douglas Bader who proclaimed that while laws were for the obeisance of fools, they were merely for the guidance of wise men...


    misquoting is not paraphrasing

    "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools" not law


    Edited By Phil 9 on 23/09/2019 18:27:25

  7. Posted by Jon Robb on 27/07/2019 13:58:38:

    I use a Hakko FX888D and have found it to be very good. If you envisage you will be doing quite a lot of soldering then its a worthwhile investment, there is a massive range of tips, digital temperature output and maintains heat well. Also if spares were ever required, they are very well supported.


    are the tips included or sold separately

  8. I find myself doing more and more soldering.

    I have a poor soldering iron the tip is wobblily the handle gets hot and the power cable is far to short.

    I would like something better.

    I used to use at work a wella soldering station that was very good but at nearly £300 it is too expensive for home use.

    Do you own a good onr that you can recommend?

  9. Posted by Denis Watkins on 24/03/2019 10:58:05:

    On Approved chargers Phil

    The red light will turn green or go out when charging is complete

    And will shut off the charge.

    Dont discharge batteries to flat, it does them harm

    I guess it is an approved charger as it is the same make as the batteries but I suspect it is also the cheapest the company could find. it would be a lot more convienant to find one with auto shut off

  10. I was given AA AAA and p3 rechargeable batteries for work but the charger that came with them is very rudimentary. it has a red light to tell you a battery is connected but there is no indication of a charged battery you are supposed to wait until the battery is completely discharged and time the charge and manually disconnect.

    Are there any better options available?

  11. Cuban8's tool box reminded me of the design in the video below that I always thought could be adapted to make a very nice field box


    Edited By Phil 9 on 17/03/2019 20:14:15

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