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  1. I think Neddy lives down under so won't be taking a BMFA test....
  2. Even bigger load of old cobblers
  3. What a load of old cobblers
  4. Keep on going Geoff it's going to be a great model. My flying just about stops in the winter but I sail my boats all the year round. My DF65 yacht will sail in the strongest of winds and come back for more. I can wear gloves for sailing but not flying so I can stay reasonably warm. No problems with flooded fields either 😂 I agree about the Model boat forum it's now just about dead in the water. The Model Boat Mayhem forum is quite lively though Hopefully you will get your barge finished soon, it looks great.
  5. Nice little boat Torsten. I too build and sail boats as well as aeroplanes I find boats much more relaxing than aeroplanes but I will continue to enjoy both Have you tried a yacht? Don't leave your boat on the bookcase for too long, take it back to the pond!
  6. Basil, how are you going to connect your DX8e to another Tx non-wireless if it doesn't have a jack plug socket?
  7. Fantastic news that you are back home Matty, may your rehabilitation continue 👍
  8. As Don says not enough chip fat. You could dig up more rainforest to plant more stuff to make chip fat though 😅 Not very green after you've burnt it to run your ic engine though.
  9. The receiver doesn't care what the the model is powered by
  10. I ordered an ESC from Ali express on Tuesday, it arrived via our local friendly and ever reliable Evri driver on Sunday. I think it's down to the local Evri driver that makes the difference. His predecessor was a miserable git and often didn't turn up for arranged collections.
  11. I had a personal message from "Shelly" 9 hours ago wishing me a nice day....
  12. They are too high to tell if they sound different when they pass over my way. I can't see the shape of the props as they are going round! But a quick look at flight radar tells me who it belongs to.
  13. I live near Cambridge and quite often see Hercules flying in and out of Marshalls who maintain and update Hercules for many air arms. Also US air force fly out of nearby air bases.
  14. Leccy meant to say Mode Zero probably got autocorrected. I would be interested in the sets but you are just too far away to collect.
  15. It's a sorry tale of woe reading ths thread, I feel for you 911. If it was my build I would do what them clever people at Laser used to do and make them from barstock as those castings look ropey, even the best looking castings can have hard spots and blowholes bits of sand and other rubbish inside. If you want to drill an accurate hole then spot drill first and then use a good quality stub drill, if you need to go deeper then swap for a longer drill after starting with the stub drill. Hold the drill in a collet chuck if possible as Jacobs type chucks are not always very accurate and any runout will make life more difficult. It's amazing what you have done on that old lathe but if you use barstock mistakes are much cheeper!
  16. No need to drill into the foam, just push your gluey sticks into it and it will be a nice firm fit.
  17. My current all weather flyer is a 1233mm foamy Glastar that weighs about 1200 grams rtf. I run it on 4s but it will fly on 3s 2200mah battery. Apart from when landing in gusty condition it fly's perfectly. When in the sky the model knows nothing about the wind but if it is windy you have to be careful when landing as it can be very turbulent when the wind is blowing across the top of hedge that flanks two sides of our flying field. I admit that model does have 3 axis rate gyro but I only switch on when landing in gusty conditions. I happily fly this model without the gyro but it does make landing in turbulent conditions less fraught. I also fly my little Veron Mini Robot in windy conditions, this model is very small and light with no gyro and quite happily flies in windy conditions. You don't need a big heavy model to fly in wind, they just hit the ground harder.
  18. Why would a 2 stroke engine make the model more suitable for windy weather flying than say a 4 stroke or an electric motor given the same power output?
  19. You could drill a couple of holes in the plastic thingy and push some carbon rods through the holes and into the foam bridging the broken bits, smear a bit of epoxy on the rods before pushing in.
  20. Any secondhand airframe or engine on eBay seem too be listed as vintage 😅
  21. I thought a Scottish attitude would to make do and mend 😅 or is that just the English attitude 😅
  22. That 287mm dimension is bigger than the carry box it comes in 😅
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