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    Just checked Hobby city, (main hobby shop in Auckland) AAAAARGH, some prices- mill drill $450, 24108 miller $2103, 24350 miller, $5398, 27110 micro miller $720, CNC ready miller $7802 ! and these are bare machines which need the '
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    to be able to do anything with them. A bit beyond my meager finances methinks, could almost buy a Triumph 2000 lathe for that much second hand . (had a quick look and found a Bridgeport power feed mill for $7200. Try- Hobby city.NZ -should get you there. Bet they don't have them in stock and you have to wait 3 months (if you are lucky) Pics of Hobby city owners plane before and after. Decided he'd had enough and turned it into a submarine at high speed. SA guy, previously represented NZ in world precision flying comps (second) shame, very clever guy and nice with it. You never know!
    3 days ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, new build S
    Ta Doug, still have to tidy up the waterline with a black 'boot topping' but we're getting somewhere. Just have to blow the grease out of the shaft tube ends (was to stop the acrylic paint getting in the bearings) and I can bung the shafts props and rudders in. Might make a few deck fittings today, although the bad case of Ebola I have is slowing me down at the moment. Need to get over to the model shop to get some brass rod to make the 'T' cleats. My grab rail stanchions haven't turned up from CMB yet but I only ordered them on the 20th, and they are coming by Royal Snail, so probably a few weeks yet. Most things take a month to get here and a week to come from the airport to me (only 62km or 1hr 20mins away across Auckland!)- changes couriers 2 or 3 times in the process. Re chicks with '
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    ,' you'd have to be careful on holiday in T land, imagine the surprise of finding out she's carrying more than a handbag!๐Ÿ˜ฎ John B
    19 days ago by jbkiwi
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    Batteries in a DX5e
    Don't know if you like scratch building at all but OuterZone have hundreds of reproduced downloadable plans from dozens of manufacturers, including Graupner. I recently reproduced a 70s Graupner PA 180 Super cub and Terry which I made for electric. I kept the plans from the kits I built in the 70s and built both planes from them. The only problem was having to make up a built up wing as the originals were foam core. Graupner made lovely kits and
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    in the 70s , shame they had to change .
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: The Battery Box & Power Switch
    Hi jbkiwi. I've standardised on XT60 connectors on all my models, batteries and chargers for maximum flexibility and interchangability, also there's a wide range of mounting options and
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    for them from HobbyKing. The MT60 & MT30 motor connectors are great and there's also the XT30 and XT90 range for smaller and larger current demands too. The batteries are a snug but not tight fit in the battery box and I've not experienced any LiPo battery swelling problems (yet)๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿคž
    2 months ago by robbob
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    Aerokits pt boat plan
    Taycol site: This used to have a working full KK Marine catalogue to look through. Then Flash went out of fashion. I am currently trying to learn JavaScript so that I can replace the Flash page-turning code with Turn.JS - but It's a slow business. In the meantime, I'm looking for any Taycol history, and data on
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    like motor covers...
    4 months ago by DodgyGeezer
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    Re: The Radio Aerial
    Hi Peter. Thanks for your kind words, the Black & Decker horizontal drill stand is no longer made as it only fits the old style of B&D drills that used a 'yoke and stud' means of fixing to their range of
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    . Most current current drills have a collar that is used for attaching to
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    and they are utterly useless ๐Ÿ˜. But if you have an old style drill you can still get the attachments on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Black-Decker-Horizontal-Drill-Stand/264280430020?hash=item3d885755c4:g:1O0AAOSw68ZcsKPF. You can also find the vertical stands there, and old style drills too! B&D also made a wood turning lathe attachment. A very rare item. I have considered a small engineering lathe but I don't have room in the workshop for one and with a couple of exceptions (thanks bro) I've been able to get by without one. ๐Ÿ˜
    4 months ago by robbob
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    Re: Painting the hull โ€“ Part 2. The hull colour
    That looks really good now Robbob. I hope you are bringing it to the model boat show at Warwick, as its probably to only chance I'll get to see the model in the flesh. All it needs now is a few
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    and some "detail" or weathering. I've loved following this blog, as it brings such memories back to me. Best wishes, Dave W๐Ÿ‘
    5 months ago by rolfman2000


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