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  1. Your computer doesn't need to open the *.saw files. Go to Spektrumrc.com, login, open "my devices" click on your transmitter and download the update files. Copy the file/s to your SD card (micro chip?) as downloaded, then put the SD card into your Transmitter, turn on transmitter and it should automatically update the software. There is a manual update process which also requires the downloaded files on the SD card. I'm presuming your transmitter is registered with Spektrum, as the update files are specific to your transmitter serial number only.





  2. Bitdefender for me, used it for quite a few years now, easy to use and has useful add on features. Introductory offer available now £30 for first year for 3 devices, also Which Best Buy. Previously had a Bitdefender Box, which goes between your router and home network to provide cover for all connected devices, not just PCs, Laptops etc - very effective if you have a lot of devices at home. Netgear now offer Bitdefender integrated into their routers and mesh devices, giving similar protection to the Bitdefender Box.

  3. 17 hours ago, EarlyBird said:

    Yes we hired two Bomag 120s and they did a good job. Plenty of help to have a go on the big boys toys ?

    Ok, so we're not trying to create a super flat sports field, but I would still be wary of (over) using vibrating rollers etc. Over compacted areas may not drain properly and cause more problems. Just meant as a word of caution.

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  4. Wacker plates are compaction, not levelling  devices. Compacted soil will not drain properly causing problems later. If the subsoil and topsoil are not level, compacting with a roller, plate etc will only create hard poorly draining patches. Liberal,  regular use of a larger light roller stands a better chance of achieving a "smooth" surface. Have you ever seen a Bomag type roller used on a Football, Rugby or playing field? There's a good reason.

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  5. That's way out of balance, 4.200 volts is a nominal 100% charge. Is the charger set to "balance" charge? If not set it to (slow if available) balance and charge again. It may take quite some time to balance fully.

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  6. October issue should be in shops 24th Sept, according to the Next Issue snippet in Septembers magazine. The timings always used to be Digital edition available on Friday before on sale date in shops and hard copy dropped through letter box on Monday/Tuesday after digital edition. Hard copy for subscribers seems to have slipped toward the end of the week rather than the beginning over the last 20 months, understandable during the uncertain times of the pandemic, but I would have thought that things should now be back to normal.

  7. To name a few:

    e-flite Turbo Timber Evolution 1500mm,

    FMS Beaver 2000mm ARTF,

    One of the Riot variants, but fit bigger wheels.

    I would persevere with high wingers until truly proficient. Warbirds and Multi engine models are a great more demanding of skill and likely to disappoint until you can handle them with confidence.

  8. You might also consider a Spektrum Avian ESC which reports motor current, volts, speed etc., via the ar6610t telemetry. They're not much more expensive than the UniSens unit, the 60 amp 6S unit is about £50, 80amp 8S about £69.

    Just a thought.

    Edit - might be a few more £ now, model shop Leeds £72 for the 80 amp version.

  9. I bought this particular XR Brushless DeWalt drill kit with 4.0Ah batteries and charger about 5-6 years ago, to replace a trusted 15-20 year old Makita NiCd powered drill. It has proved itself a reliable, robust, powerful tool, well suited to professional and, in my case, enthusiastic amateur use. In my experience cheaper tools usually prove false economy in the long run. Their quality can be rather hit and miss and long term product support non existent. Quite often their lack of precision and robustness becomes frustrating and makes it difficult to achieve a satisfactory level of workmanship. Just my opinion you understand.

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  10. I use 360Radar, a little on the background here 360 Radar. Available for PC and Android. Perhaps not as sophisticated as Flightradar 24, but it has the advantage of showing military aircraft as well as civilian. There are filters so that you can select Military, Civilian or both, plus many more options like overlays of military airfields and their controlled airspace.

    Not free, but it is an app developed by the RAF Amateur Radio organisation.

    More info and sign up page - 360Radar Sign Up Info

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