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  2. Regrettably I’m not going to be able to attend as planned and hopefully there be some other events on the calendar of a similar nature during the year. Looking at the subjects for discussion it does provide an extensive programme and would be perfect for a novice such as myself. The weather looks to be just about perfect so wishing you all a very good weekend.
  3. Awesome!, I was gonna ask if you still had it so I could have a look at the repair. Yeah a walk through would be super helpful, thank you!
  4. When I repaired my NXT I did the same, lots of reading on forums and videos etc. so this time is a bit easier. I'll hopefully not be doing any epoxy work tomorrow but can walk you through what I have done. I'll bring my NXT along too and you can see the extent of those repairs (it has a stripped aileron servo though, so not airworthy).
  5. To be honest I wouldn’t mind seeing some repairs done tomorrow, I have zero experience dealing with these materials and have just repaired a cracked aileron, but I’ve only been going off of pictures and forum posts so I have no idea if I’ve been doing it right (although it seems to have worked). Seeing someone actually do a bit of a repair would be good. Although naturally I hope you get it fixed and flying in time.
  6. Monz Get it fixed and see you tomorrow.
  7. Wind dropped of nicely at 7 ish so I got the tomboy out for some old school fun.
  8. Nigel Castle

    [SOLD] - Bungee Rubber

    Oh well, a moment of madness, I have just ordered a complete Bungee from EMC Vega, have ordered the All Round 150 Plus, that is 30M of rubber and all the other parts needed to make up the finished system. (£153 delivered) WOW! So when I come back from the Norwegian Fjords in a couple of weeks time I want wall to wall sunshine and wind speeds under 15 knots or someone is in trouble. Still every launch will get cheaper, first Launch £153, second Launch £76 and so on...... Get to 150th Launch and the next one is under a quid!
  9. Hope your Dad's okay, models can be repaired. Seems I've been lucky and its just the skin that's delaminated top and bottom with the spar and skin around it okay. About to mix epoxy and begin injecting it in. I reckon if I get it done by midnight it'll have 8 hours to cure (says 4 - 6 with the fast hardener) and if it comes out okay I'll finish the rest of the repairs there. The wing saddle looks like just cyano will fix that, same withthe fin and rudder. I've been amped for this weekend for ages
  10. Gary B

    [SOLD] - Bungee Rubber

    It is worth considering importing a Dynaflite Hi-Start, even after shipping and taxes it could be cheaper than an EMC Vega set up. I believe there is a shorter version called the 'Up start'. Both look to use the magic surgical tubing. Sussex Model Centre have stocked these in the past and they sometimes appear used on eBay. My EMC Vega 'All round' can only be stretched to about 60 paces then it gets difficult to grip the model, quite powerful. 'RES' is between 'HLG' and 'All round' and would give more sedate launches, that rubber option wasn't available when I bought mine.
  11. I have a spare model and a tx up for grabs I could bring along, if anyone is interested, aiming to be there first thing in the morning.
  12. Gianmaria

    UK F3K Eurotour & World Cup 2019

    Would have been good to see you too sorry I can't wait to come there next year ...
  13. ouch! really sorry to see that Monz, I've had a few near misses like that on the launch with wet grass or sheep poo. If it's any consolation, spent a few hours with dad in the park re-trimming his RES this evening, got it flying nicely and then walking back to the car he had a fall and hurt himself and the model Maybe a repair clinic tomorrow!
  14. It is and I am. Evaluating the repairs now. I have some fast cure laminating epoxy... So, maybe.
  15. Daaaamn! That’s a CX5 too right? Are you the same person under the same name on Youtube throwing the Green NXT?
  16. Had a quick fly this evening, tripped and fell on launch. FML Enjoy the weekend all.
  17. thechalster

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

    Count me in
  18. I am here set up and ready. Met a friend on the drive (see below photos). Beautiful weather.
  19. Brilliant, thanks! Its such a simple task but coming from Snipes with the ballast out the way I haven’t had to deal with the lines before or getting a lollipop stick style in there. Looks great there Mike! Shame I’ll be without a plane, but armed with some daft questions.
  20. Mark, I will have my NXT and ballast with me. That might give you some tips Paul
  21. I am here set up and ready. Met a friend on the drive (see below photos). Beautiful weather.
  22. pete beadle

    [SOLD] - Bungee Rubber

    Hi Nigel Good thinking The main advantage of surgical rubber was its s-l-o-w release of tension, it put hardly any stress into the airframe, unlike the solid rubber ones that could literally "clap" lightly built wings. Sean Bannister and Pete Stevens used to use heavy duty (larger diameter) surgical rubber tube bought, I believe, in South Africa.....same speed of release but 50% more power......joy to watch when launching an Alpina! As regards which rating /power output was needed the usual rule of thumb was to go for the maximum weight you would need to launch, and just reduce the length of stretch (reducing the number of paces stretched) to cope with the lighter model, and err on side of caution when pre-loading for launch......if it was found too be too little stretch you just keep it straight on the launch, and let the plane float off when it had used up all its tension.....more paces, more power, fewer paces, less power....... Best of luck Pete BARCS1702
  23. Nigel Castle

    [SOLD] - Bungee Rubber

    HI Pete, You are so right, bottom line 'you only get what you pay for' (A winch is not the way forward for me anyway) I will be buying a length of rubber from our friends at EMV Vega, my issue is what strength to go for? I want to be able to launch the AVA which will not need as much tension as a heavier moldie I also have. I am thinking go in the middle of the two and plump for the 'Allround' and buy the 30M length, that way I can use less pull for the AVA and give it some 'Beans' for the heavier faster launching model. Everything else well, stretch it and see...…………… Do you think that's the best way to look at it? Either way its still £100 worth of rubber (that seems a huge amount of money, the last surgical tube I bought in the 80's was a fraction of that cost!) Of course I could just convert everything to Electric, that £100 would get nearly everything I need, I have plenty of spare motors/Escapes and as you know an electric pod and boom for the AVA. So much to consider, my brain hurts...……………………………………………...
  24. Hi. Unfortunately I'm working at the weekend. Have a good weekend and See you next time.
  25. Hopefully see you guys in the morning. @MikeDLG will you be bringing a NXT? I just put the servos in mine but I can't see how ballast would not get tangled in the pull lines and wanted to have a look inside yours at your layout, as you once told me 'ballast is my friend' and since I have the UHM version I guess I'd best make some up for our weather or I might be flying too light a plane.
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