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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2019, 06:12:13 PM »

A 2 channel radio is all you needed for the DF.
What was the original radio?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2019, 06:30:26 PM »

A Planet 2+2 I bought for my scale boats, but it wasn't giving me enough throw on the winch, and I had no means of adjusting it. Got the new radio set to give me the 115mm travel with end points set to 110%


I've come from an aeromodelling background, where computer radios have been the norm for quite a few years now, but they never used to be anything like as cheap as the FlySky!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #177 on: February 09, 2019, 02:33:32 PM »

Today bought 2 new Revell liquid glue for plastics 25 g (Blue container with yellow cap and metal needle).
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #178 on: February 09, 2019, 02:44:51 PM »

I'm not sure of the best way to store them. I always have a blocked nozzle with dried glue  {:-{
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #179 on: February 09, 2019, 02:49:04 PM »

in the past used thinners after removing the needle - as it dries reasonably close to the end the other end is sometimes still wet and can be cleaned out - but not always.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #180 on: February 10, 2019, 10:32:53 PM »

Iíve used this a number of times today and each time stood the bottle upside down with success  :-))


Moving on
I bought these tiny brass split pins
Not many left! Price seemed good ?
I believe some modellers use similar for fixing brass grab rails to life boats etc
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112580748922
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #181 on: February 11, 2019, 08:49:07 AM »


I bought some side cutters and a pair of needle nose pliers for work. The former we break regularly when clipping parts off of pewter sprues and the latter to augment an old pair that I have modified beyond where they help form rings.


Also, I bought two new needle files of rougher cut, a bottle of CA and a wearable magnifier to reduce strain on my eyes as I lose focus after a few hours at work even with lunch and a tea break in between.


For the Armoured Cruiser, I will be buying lots of goodies  :-) Mr Haynes, SLEC and Mtroniks will get a call and probably 'Deans'.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #182 on: February 11, 2019, 08:52:06 AM »

I have many assorted files but they are now all suffering from solder filling the cut. Iím considering putting a blow torch on each one whilst using a file cleaning brush. Any one got a better idea?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #183 on: February 11, 2019, 09:04:51 AM »

Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #184 on: February 11, 2019, 09:16:19 AM »

Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
I have one John but itís no use in the very fine files unfortunately


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #185 on: February 11, 2019, 12:24:57 PM »

steel wire brush in a dremel?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #186 on: February 11, 2019, 08:14:05 PM »

I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #187 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:26 PM »

I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
Good tips thanks Ian


A lot of my files are too fine for a compass point and may be beyond recovery
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #188 on: February 11, 2019, 10:57:31 PM »

Give the point a sharpen and see what gives (Lead solder hopefully!)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #189 on: February 11, 2019, 11:40:35 PM »


I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #190 on: February 12, 2019, 08:33:12 AM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #191 on: February 12, 2019, 09:27:52 AM »

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I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
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Hi David,
Some probes can run into hundreds of pounds!!
However - strange but true - checkout Amazon
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #192 on: February 16, 2019, 01:02:50 PM »

I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon








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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #193 on: February 16, 2019, 01:14:14 PM »

Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #194 on: February 16, 2019, 01:29:58 PM »

Clutch pedal???
Start practicing left foot
Braking :D :D :D :D
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #195 on: February 16, 2019, 01:30:34 PM »

Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o


Very much dreading the comfortmatic clutch and dual mass flywheel with a starting price of £1200  {:-{  only 55K on the van but these clutches have a reputation for failing in very much less mileage. We want to go to Spain later this year and I feel it may be best to bite the bullet and do it first
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #196 on: February 16, 2019, 01:38:50 PM »

Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #197 on: February 16, 2019, 01:43:04 PM »

Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
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Yes Ned but Fiat use the Iveco engine for the 3.0 and 2.3 litre. It's a 2008 left hand drive.
Probably have it done over at CamperUK Lincoln way
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #198 on: February 16, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »

My modelling purchases this week have been limited to a set of light wind sails and rig for the DF 65 I bought a week or so earlier. I took it out in fairly calm conditions last week for its (and my) first sail and it was suggested that an A+ rig would be a wise purchase.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #199 on: February 16, 2019, 05:59:10 PM »

I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon








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