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  1. I have no doubt that current flyers will enjoy using glow engines for as long as they can but will anyone joining the hobby now see glow engines as anything but old hat
  2. **LINK**manufacturers seems to have written of glow power with new models been advertised as electric or gas power ​ Edited By Phil 9 on 05/04/2018 10:04:21
  3. I did h​ave to smile when a fellow club member saw my laser powered acro wot and suggested I upgraded to petrol. I personally did not see a dle 30 as an upgrade from a laser 70. I do occasionally see newcomers with older glow powers trainer (no doubt because they can be bought cheaply) but as soon a the new modeler fails to start the engine on the first flick the advice now is not how to operate the engine but to bin it and go electric. So I worry no newcomers will see the benifits of glow Edited By Phil 9 on 05/04/2018 09:32:21
  4. I ​know there are quite a few diehards on this forum who like their glow engines. But glow engines went out of fashion but are there any advantages that still might attract newcomers to the hobby to use them. ​I have experimented with all types of models and glow engines are still my prefered choice. ​I prefer 60-90 size models. I found charging batteries a bit of a choir especially with the unpredictable weather and I missed the engine sound. Petrol power forced me into larger models that started to get expensive and more difficult to store. Glow at this size model works well for me, simple to install and operate. ​I am worried that as they become less popular i will have trouble getting fuel ,engines and parts. Are glow engines still doomed to die out Edited By Phil 9 on 05/04/2018 08:20:37
  5. E-flite 60 - 120 Size Tricycle Electric Retracts would have been my choice for my next project but they are now discontinued. what are the best alternatives?
  6. it will be supplying 5 Hitec HS225MG servos in an acro wot Edited By Phil 9 on 31/03/2018 17:46:37
  7. I have a LiFe battery and it is this I wanted to replace. The reason being there is no reliable way of checking the remaining capacity. your supposed to work out how much power is used per flight and calculate how many flights each battery will give you allowing a reasonable safety margin. but I'm not great at keeping count of flights and would much prefer a reliable method to measure the battery before each flight hence the reason to change to lipo. you have just reminded me I do have a powerbox sensor switch **LINK** but I always thought it was a bit bulky for my acro wot
  8. if you use a lipo rx battery what type of voltage regulator do you use?
  9. **LINK** don smith parts set anyone? I have had this one on my dream list but would cost a lot of time and money and skill for building and flying. I seem to be lacking in all the above
  10. Posted by Ron Gray on 29/03/2018 20:06:31: @Martian - the YT one is the ESM offering. I’ve looked at plans to build one and the only ones of a ‘decent’ size seem to be in the ‘states. what is a decent size?
  11. I managed to get to the bank before they closed and they did change them. Thanks for the help
  12. I found some in a savings tin. Can I till bank them and if yes how long do I have left to do that.   ​ Edited By Phil 9 on 24/03/2018 11:59:35
  13. Posted by Don Fry on 10/03/2018 19:08:25: Translated is, the dragon needs a hearing aid? its no less random than banging on about chariots
  14. Nid oes Dreigiau yn sôn amdanynt heddiw
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    There ​are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those that don't.
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    Trying t​o over emphasise thing by using super instead of very.
  17. If it flys as well as it looks you will have a real winner. And no lack of power 😊
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    My​ 8 year old son refers to a torch 🔦 as a flashlight and a nappy as a diaper Edited By Phil 9 on 26/02/2018 07:05:32
  19. Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 24/02/2018 18:40:27: Well done Scotland, you took the wheels off that Chariot this afternoon.😀 congratulations Ireland.
  20. Could you not reduce the % water content by mixing it into new fuel
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