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Frank Day

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  1. I replace all X head, slotted screws with torx or hex socket bolts, millions of choices some great multi size boxes, just buy good quality and of course only one driver will fit .
  2. Bit of a generalization as to flappyness. I have several and can confirm the non-flappyness of the metal parts
  3. Many generic XT60 and EC3 connectors fit together perfectly safely.
  4. The multi pack/head circlip pliers are ok starters but they can be a little wobbly in use and the pins quite thick. I picked up a Blue Point/spot set for a good price I also use them for the car etc. Worth a look https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Spot-8702-Circlip-Pieces/dp/B0751KDT3V/ref=asc_df_B0751KDT3V/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=697365262289&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16185319749415978973&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9044929&hvtargid=pla-423204258141&psc=1&mcid=e3c58e363c4032bfaa3a565aebf6965c&th=1&psc=1&gad_source=1
  5. Whats funny about a Smart Car, I have a Smart 452 Brabus Roadster Coupe (library picture attached, not mine so feel free to clone that number plate) and took two models to the patch on Tuesday, Max Thrust Ruckus daily starter, 1400mm FMS Zero. Could possibly squeeze in my old Multiplex twinjet with edf conversion. Not claiming it was easy and that there 'a vertical stab wedged up my nostril but we got there.
  6. Looking at the original picture they could be school kids so perhaps direct them to a club in their area, is there an adult contact. Safety 1st.
  7. 2 dowels and elastic bands to hold the wing on. Looks pretty sound, could be up in the air with a couple of hours work.
  8. A friend has this, I recall it came with a stabilizer similar to the FMS Reflex system, that has different connections as well. Just fit your preferred brand of non gyro RX. A test, Beaver or Tasman all day
  9. Hi Simon, we've talked Concorde before, I believe you've built a couple if not more. Im still stuck on time and evenings aren't really possible so ARTF would be my current limit so a 60min couple of screws to chuck in suits me now. I have built before and spend way too much time on detail and finish, first sign of a wrinkle in covering and it will all be off if I cant get it out. I did consider converting the Robbe to EDF but it would need 30mm items to stop it looking too terrible so until there is more oomph available at that size its staying with its upgraded pusher power.
  10. I've thought about the TN Concorde, and had a TN Typhoon. Have heard of strange design issues but perhaps these are real builder models that require experience in problem areas. Probably wouldn't buy a TN model again as once the cash was handed over for items they were as useful as a chocolate teapot, no replies to emails and calls go to answer phone and no reply. Will have to content myself with my fully restore and upgraded Robbe Concorde until one of the big boys bring out a edf foamie, hopefully Xfly.
  11. So really as I suggested there is no more risk in sending them if properly wrapped than Evri or any other provider allowing them to be sent "with the equipment they power", so not necessarily within the item they power? Therefore a electric model flogged on ebay could be sent "with" dozens of say 6s 5000mah lipo's as they power the model.
  12. The lipo one is interesting. Evri/Hermes and others state you can't ship them but I have received batteries from retailers using the exact same delivery options and delivery providers. So I have shipped them on storage charge with the plugs taped over and extremely well packaged. I keep the original battery delivery packaging. What's the difference?
  13. The scammers, often "know" someone interested in what you are offering or what you are looking for and post an email address to lead you away from the site or they are very busy and will send an Uber/cab driver with an envelope stuffed with cash to collect, this a Facebook favourite. On site I've had no luck selling or buying. Agreed to buy a transmitter some time ago, agreed everything with the seller who then failed to forward any info for payment etc and stopped responding!
  14. I have a new home for your Typhoon, MK24 and is that a DH Hornet?
  15. Not knowing how she flies I would probably buy one and stick it on a 3 position switch may prove handy if you have a loss of orientation, cross wind etc. On the Zero I have it on a 3 position switch, I believe off is in the centre so an easy flick either way. You may be able to buy one already programmed for the Pitts from a list of spares /accessories or just do the download onto a "empty" one. its very simple and just involves identifying your model from a list and loading it on, there is no actual fiddling with parameters needed unless you want to.
  16. Had a look at the FMS Pitts Special 1400mm, may be the omission of Reflex is all about the retail price, £260 at Leeds Model Shop, appeared to be cheapest on a Google search. In todays market of similar size models it appears to be quite cheap. Also they may figure that someone throwing one of these around wouldn't want/need a gyro whether it can switched off or not.
  17. I have a FMS 1400mm Zero, with the Reflex gyro factory installed, I added a gen 2 Lemon RX 7 channel to allow for Reflex to be turned off. I believe you can buy model specific gyro's from their range
  18. 100% Triggers broom, I posted the video clip a few weeks ago in a "what constitutes a classic" discussion.
  19. Something like this, it would need some wiring work. I know someone who has this on a model with awkward battery install, they have a holder and connector fitted under a cover. In fact Im looking at installing one on a model with a battery that has to be installed with the model upside down, followed by covers so it would be nice to arm it once righted. https://themodelshop.net/dynamite-ec5-battery-jumper---o-dync0166-389881-p.asp I have an Eflite 60a ESC from a Carbon Cub that has the wee arming switch, like this:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/166630644351?chn=ps&_ul=GB&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=166630644351&targetid=1405537545098&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9044929&poi=1006764&campaignid=21197380266&mkgroupid=166718579212&rlsatarget=pla-1405537545098&abcId=9406796&merchantid=113600552&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwupGyBhBBEiwA0UcqaOKIqaTqjwqlPxLg8nJcHSLIUvXwjDQTdB5QxBWUnZjJuFO29L80eRoCiMwQAvD_BwE
  20. Start as is and give it a good thrashing until you need to replace it with a known one.
  21. Strip down where necessary and dip the deformed parts in very hot water ( pan large enough to cover the damaged area) and leave for a few minutes, foam does have some memory and you may see it taking its original shape, take it out and use you hands to squeeze it back to shape, re-dip until it looks OK-ish hold till cool or plunge into cold water to fix. If the canopy is still 100% offer it up as a guide. You probably wont get it all back in shape. Any snapped off large bits glue them on first so they are in the position at the point they let go and dip the lot so it all comes back together. Heat gun, Will turn it to pop corn, I only use it where it wont be seen or where it really wont cause any further damage or you are prepared to get the filler and paint out. (light filler dont waste money on model specific lite filler, it doesn't really exist) This is the exact same stuff at 1/4 of the price. Screwfix NO NONSENSE LIGHTWEIGHT FILLER WHITE 500ML (75073) £4.78. I use this. Cocktail sticks are good and i also you long bamboo skewers pushed into the foam to hold /strengthen as the foam often loses some of its original strength. Glue the split once you are happy with the shape. Below is my Vampires nose after said treatment, boiled/heatgun/epoxy/foamtac/bamboo/screwfix filler/household water based primer and Tamiya paint, this is its best side still has a slight change in the curve the other side but would need filling etc, may be in the winter.
  22. Couple of nice "Classic" foamies curtesy on online auctions. Durafly Mitsubishi JM8 Shusui in orange, quite a rare beast apparently! new in packs probably spare part orders, wings are new from my Red spares, metal gear servos en-route, working on the paint match still and a hardly flown Multiplex twinjet, unpainted decals still on sheet and with all the old electrics.
  23. Drill some holes with 400mm cheap as chips wood bits, works every time. Go for 1mm smaller diameter than the rod. Everything without a goodly amount of carbon gets it. Just did the outer wings on the LX P40 and the spare set
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