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Spektrum, new, useless... by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hi Martin, glad Doug sorted your spektrum, the problem is we do live in a different world now, back in the 70s 80s and 90s a model rc aircraft was something small boys and even big boys would be in wonder of because you had to spend a lot of time effort,money,and patience to have one. However that is not the case now, I can go to Tesco just now and for very little money (£35ish) walk out of the door with a small 4 channel 2.4GHz rc plane and go attempt to fly it in my local park. Now there lies the problem model rc aircraft are no longer things old men like us would spend months making then going to our club fields to fly. Let's go one step further, let's go to any good model shop and buy, ready to fly, what is described on the box as a "Park flyer" now this Park flyer is capable of over 100mph coming out of a reversal manoeuvre in straight and level flight. Now we on here would never fly this model in a public place, but a lot of people will and do. I used to be an active member of SMAE way back but am no longer because I'm lucky enough to have access to a totally private field. Norman.

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Doug, that is a mystery as to why your Spektrum isn't both DS** As you say, UK was (still is officially) EU. Nice little bipe there. Looks like it should have an 049 and single channel RC with a "bang-bang" escapement in it. I've seen people do astonishing aeros with such a set-up. I'm not brave enough to try it. But I do fancy a flying wing soarer. No motor, no chance of fly away, no need for expensive insurance. Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Doug, you are my hero. I am so pleased you found the fault and as you said in the e-mail, Stormin Norman wasn't so far off. Trouble is , with a 5 channel set on the beg, I am now thinking again about model airyplanes! I found most bits of a Skystreak 32" that I made about 4 years ago, still in good nick and begging for a brushless motor. Failing that a flying wing I have plans for. Doh! Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Well now .. er.. How do I .. er.. explain this? 😲 I just put your TX back together, wired up the RX. Switched on the RX --> Rapid flashing as usual. Held on the Trainer switch, switched on the TX and . . . . Sharp crack, puff of magic smoke 😡--> RIP TX 😲 . . . . . Seriously tho folks 😁 RX bound first try. All 4 stick channels work fine. 😊 My test rig only has 4 mini servos mounted. Will post video evidence shortly! Mystery solved 😊 Next please 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Rowen, Surely with a little ingenuity you could do both? Two shafts with a rudder mixer might be better for manoeuvring anyway 😉 Centre shaft on a separate channel and ESC and you've got the best of both worlds 😊 Cheers, Doug😎

What transmitter , receiver by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi I have both the Turnigy and Flysky 6 channel ones. The same, great units and you can upgrade the switches and control knobs to a number of different colours if you wish. Check out Banggood. Canabus

What transmitter , receiver by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
Flysky i-6 is amazing value for money for a 6 channel computer radio. Hobbyking sell the same set with their Turnigy brand as the TGY i-6. You can buy the TGY i-6 from Hobbyking in the UK for around £45:-

What transmitter , receiver by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
People seem to be impressed with the FlySky stuff. I just bought a 3 channel set for silly cheap money and it works perfectly straight from the factory. No binding to do either. Martin

What transmitter by Nobby-Clark Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
Guys I’m in the market for a new transmitter and after advice. The first boat had a two channel, my new build will have independent motor control, I need some advise please on transmitter/ receiver, for two motors, one rudder, maybe spare etc for sound or cooling fan for motors etc. Any help out there , it needs to be reliable but pensioner affordable if the two go together. Regards Nobby

What transmitter , receiver by Nobby-Clark Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi, I’ve built one boat now I’m building a replica of my ship, what is a good 4 or 6 channel transmitter that’s not too expensive to get please. I’m a novice that’s willing to learn.

Windows, stoopid question. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Good tip Mike 👍 thanks. What hassle Martin? Reichelt are on my side of the channel and the delivery is much cheaper😉 Could use an angle grinder for other jobs too, but not the huge things in most DIY stores. Will check what Reichelt has. As for Dremel; recently bought a set of their Speed-Clic cutting, sanding and polishing attachments. Amongst them were a couple of diamond tipped metal discs. Haven't tried 'em yet though. Anyway new proper cutting dies and a decent holder, + tail-stock die holder are on their way from Tracy. So I should be armed for the next task in this area - threading the 4 shafts on my Belfast 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

JANE by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Nice 👍 Could she be a tick bow heavy? What was in the wrong channel ??? Cheers, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
to late now but for the future if you need stuff like bridge recs or anything else electronic have a look on EBAY way cheaper than RS As to extra channels on my African Queen in addition to forwards and back plus left and right I have steam whistle engine sound and speed ( its all electric with a fake steam engine and boiler) and steam engine start stop.

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Ah, OK. I am so anti military, I can't even think of all that stuff, although I am very anti-working features on models. I find them a bit nafferoony on the whole. Go, stop, left, right, that's me. I ain't even bothered about backuds. Goes with my free sailing/IC/early electric background I suppose. Lights only needed at night and I wouldn't be sailing in the dark. Smoke looks like some old geezer having a fag under the deck.....I know you'll argue. Anyway, for my sort of model, a third channel is a waste. And as it's a switch, I couldn't even use it as a jib hallyard. I'll try ringing the service bloke if I can find him. We'll see what he wants to charge, but with postage it'll be silly probably. If you'd like me to do you a shaft, let me know. I have loads of 3mm silver steel for my old American slot car restorations. Gimme a length between extremes and I'll do you one. Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin, First your last question😉 "What DO you do with a 3rd channel?" Example: 5 foot destroyer! 1 Throttle. 2 Rudder 3 Gun rotation, servo and pulleys 4 Torpedo tube rotation, servo and pulleys 5 Smoke switch, servo and microswitch (Smoke could be linked to the ESC to free this channel for the ASDIC pinger!) 6 Split into four functions (by misusing the gear down lever on my Graupner MC-10😉) for Whoop whoop, Fog horn, searchlights and signal lights, NAV lights. All switched via a home brew decoder / switch board and 5V relays! Alles klar? 😉 Re the DX5e; If I were you I'd let a (supposedly?) Spektum trained guy look at it first. With luck he'll have a service manual or at least a circuit diagram, which I don't 🤔 and should know the binding procedure backwards. I could only do some rudimentary tests without the circuit diagram, and make some educated guesses. I could at least try binding it with a variety of Rxs, including my Spektrun RXs which all work faultlessly with my DX6. Up to you, will PM my address anyway. I could at least check, with a simple RF meter, if the damn thing is transmitting at all! Just thought - if you're going to smash it anyway ........ 😉😁 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS: 4th attempt at the prop shaft for the cutter also failed 😡 She just does not want to get her bum wet!! Too long 'on the shelf' 🤔