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    15 minutes ago, Nigel Heather said:

    The OHMen, no, no progress, I need to clear space.  To be honest, I'm juggling too many different hobbies and house/garden jobs at the moment.  Realistically at best it will end up a winter project for flying next year - that is if I decide to do it at all - must admit it is looking to be much more expensive than I imagined.

    I justified the cost to myself by the build being a large part of the fun. It was not until later that I realised I had made a very robust model that would stand lots of abuse and last a lot longer than an ARTF.





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  2. 6 minutes ago, Nigel Heather said:

    There is a statement on their website that the prices do not include sales tax (VAT in the UK) with the exception of New Zealand, Australia and the UK - that is a very strong statement that the UK prices include VAT - and suggests that HobbyKing are collecting the VAT and paying it to HMRC, as many other foreign companies are doing.

    I took that to be old, outdated information which was true when the UK warehouse was open. They have confirmed to me that they don't include VAT at checkout and the courier will collect it and forward it to HMRC upon delivery. See here-


    This is the way HK Global have always worked, nothing has changed.




    PS any progress with The OHmen?

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  3. Castor is a very old debate, here is one from 2007.


    There's a lot of good information in there. What I found most interesting was that old engines would tolerate castor, but modern engines built with finer tolerances needed synthetic. My understanding from Andy Green's topic is that all engines will run on synthetic and modern engines could have problems with castor. Nice to read a reasoned debate.



  4. 29 minutes ago, MaxG said:

    I saw that going the other way, lovely to see and hear. It was the different noise that caused me to go out to see what it was.

    It was the sound that grabbed my attention, it was obviously a twin but unique to my ears. It was well past my house by the time I caught it on flightradar24. It is rare, there are only five or six airworthy examples of all types, so that could be the only Gemini 1A flying.



  5. I'm thinking this is a scam. HK only email club officials is worrying as I don't remember anything on the HK site where club status was recorded. Then they are offering a bargain not available to others, be quick and send us your money before the offer expires, comes to mind. I have never heard of Hobby King Wholesale before. 



  6. Both tips are now done in red and started on the yellow.




    Some unexplained reflections which could be me, it does look better than that, trust me.


    A couple of issues have come up with the Solite, one is obviously the colour showing through on the lapped joins and the other is that once the backing sheet is removed from the larger pieces it behaves like cling film. Given time I will come up with solutions. 🙂





  7. 2 hours ago, Martin Harris - Moderator said:

    OK - I'll re-phrase my request which may have been phrased too subtly...if this thread becomes political or disrespectful to other nations it will be closed. 

    I agree with that. 

  8. 46 minutes ago, Ron Gray said:

    That’s a shame because I was going to ask if worktops were available in building board sizes and if they took pins well.

    I can answer that one as I have tried Marble Worktops and can assure you that they only work with plasterboard laid on top.

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  9. 19 minutes ago, MattyB said:

    Don’t conflate two entirely different issues - the cancer meds ad is just a single spam post from a new user, it’s nothing to do with the new owners and their strategy for the forum. I’ve reported it to the Mods and I’m sure they will remove the thread and squish the account later today, but this sort of thing happens in most forums from time to time.

    The mods cannot be expected to take action 24x7 within minutes every time - they are only volunteers after all. If you don’t think they are acting quickly enough I am sure you would be welcomed as a volunteer to improve turnaround times! 😉

    It didn't last long but was quickly replaced by worktops add.



  10. 2 hours ago, Ron Gray said:

    It will be fine Steve.

    Thanks Ron, I was using the wing tip as a test, and it looks fine. The Cover Grip works on the rib undersides as there was no sign of the covering pulling away, I stuck the covering to the ribs first, along the centre line then towards the LE and TE using the tip of the iron, before shrinking between the ribs. Buoyed up with confidence I will continue in a more confident manner.



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