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  2. pete beadle

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    Hi Nigel When I used to find my ballast was slightly small, I used to wrap two pieces of electrical tape around each "slug" that usually worked, and cured the rattling at the same time Don't forget you'll probably need a couple of wooden dowels of "slug length" and another couple "half slug length" ones to use to keep the CG where it should be....... I used to measure the length/depth of my ballast tube with 3/8ths wooden dowels a half metre long I've had two Expro's over the years and never found the need to use ballast with either though. odd....... Hope this helps Regards Pete BARCS1702
  3. I did bring my camera but I was too busy basking in the sun, taking all the flying in and left without grabbing any pics. Was a brilliant weekend, gutted I didn't have plane or stayed for both days. Hopefully next year same weather same good times.
  4. What a great weekend! Thanks to MikeF for arranging. Thanks to Vincent and shady for coming and Neil for bringing him over I really enjoyed helping the newer flyers. There were two guys that I spent a fair bit of time with and in both cases the setups were quite a ways off where they should be. They required some fairly major adjustments in cg and launch and flap settings. I would suggest this is something we spend some time having a look at on an individual basis. It can make a world of difference!
  5. Neil Harrison

    Come and try DLG Easter Weekend Sat Sun 20-21 APR

    The reply here from Rollo is amazing
  6. Neil Harrison

    Come and try DLG Easter Weekend Sat Sun 20-21 APR

    Shady is the man, I’m sure he videoed the entire weekend I have asked him for a loaded USB stick.
  7. I'm away for the weekend, back home Wednesday, I'll catch up on challenges then as the internet connection here is dreadful - phone signal too, its wonderful Wylands fishing
  8. It would be great to get some pictures of the action at the weekend up here.
  9. Nigel Castle

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    Hi Austin, Thanks for the information, stock bar comes as 16mm or 5/8in as I do not have a lathe to size the bar exactly only a Dremel to shape the ends, do you think that buying the 16mm bar would work OK? Can you tell me what length the slugs are when finished and how many the ballast tube will except? Thanks in advance Nigel
  10. gem

    BARCS-ELG 28thApril 2019

    I am away this weekend so won’t be around to join in, have a great day all.
  11. Austin

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    You want 17mm OD brass bar.
  12. Yesterday
  13. Appreciate the comment but honestly, if I’d launched my fridge freezer at midday today I would have struggled to get it down again
  14. martynk

    3rd 2019 2m Hi Start 14 day Duration Challenge

    Well done Guy. That is an excellent score. I am away - back next weekend. hopefully, I'll get chance to get a challenge flight in but that will take some beating
  15. k2x

    Vest Pokal 2019

    It is getting closer quickly. Competitors info have been sent today to the emailaddress stated in the registration. If you haven't received an email today, please get in touch. Two of the reserve places are left for the late deciders. Cheers Ulrich
  16. Big thanks to everyone behind another fantastic "come and try", Great to see everyone, lets hope the weather is as kind for the season opener next weekend.
  17. Monz

    BMFA F3K Event #1 - 27th April 2019 - Twywell

    I'm provisionally in, depending on work, I'll only know though late Friday if that's okay?
  18. pete beadle

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    Hi Nigel Might be an idea to contact Austin, our moderator, he is Mister NAN Model and I'm sure he'll help you Regards Pete BARCS1702
  19. steve knowles

    BARCS-ELG 28thApril 2019

    Please add me to the entry Pete. Open class. Steve
  20. CTR

    BMFA F3K Event #1 - 27th April 2019 - Twywell

    I’ll be there. It would be great if we get as many as at the ‘Come and try’ this weekend! Looks like there's a fair chance of the weather holding but cooler according to BBC long range. Neil P
  21. Mark Evans

    Stream NXT

    OH MAN I'VE FOUND IT! I don't think I've ever been this happy!
  22. Nigel Castle

    XPerience Pro Ballast

    I recently bought an XPerience Pro in immaculate condition but it did not have a ballast set with it. I set about trying to find a set to buy (it looks like Nan models no longer keep it) so decided I can make up a set myself. An Internet search suggests that Copper Bar is heavier than Brass so I can order a length to cut into slugs. The reason I am starting this post is would someone please measure the outside diameter of the standard set and tell me which size rod I need to buy, it is very difficult to accurately measure the ballast tube inside the fuz. I think it is 16mm but not 100% Would a size 1mm less in diameter be prudent so as not to get it stuck in the tube? Any help will be appreciated Many Thanks
  23. Then got a 12:12. My bottle went downwind.
  24. Hi first time out with MadRES bought off a member here. 4:35 MadRES. Cheshire. 1145am Guy
  25. EssexBOF

    BARCS-ELG 28thApril 2019

    Suppose I will have to drag myself the 3 miles up to the field Open please
  26. ThermalSniffer

    3rd Mosquito 14-day Duration Challenge 2019

    I am almost certain this will be beaten by end of the day but both mosquito and f3k duration challenges need a new time to restart them so I submit my Elf flight from earlier this morning. Pilot: Simon Platt Model: Elf Duration: 10 mins 35 seconds Date: 21 April 2019
  27. Good luck with the recovery Stu. It will be good to see you able to enjoy a day's racing without having to suffer for it during or afterwards.
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