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RC Flight Chatter / Re: how did you start messing ...
Last post by paulinfrance - November 21, 2020, 15:42:15 pm
Quote from: e-flite_rules on November 21, 2020, 13:32:22 pmWell my father was the clever one of the family.  A medical doctor (and politician ).

Oh dear, I was looking how you put your Father onto a pedestal and knock him back off all in one sentence,, :''
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Source for EPP sheet 4-10m...
Last post by e-flite_rules - November 21, 2020, 14:51:58 pm
Quote from: meharibear on November 21, 2020, 14:12:23 pmIs the grey considered inferior (I've never used it?

Good question! 

Does anyone know?  What's the difference other than the obvious?

Would like to know before spending £160!
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: how did you start messing ...
Last post by meharibear - November 21, 2020, 14:50:46 pm

Well my father was the clever one of the family.  A medical doctor (and politician!) for the money and model engineer for the fun.  He was an annual entry into Class N (machine tool) at the Model Engineering Exhibition and a contributor to that magazine.

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That reminds me of my outstanding GP when I lived in Portsmouth.  He had been a surgeon before changing to General Practice and always told me that hew learned more useful stuff from his model engineering than he ever did at school or University!
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Source for EPP sheet 4-10m...
Last post by meharibear - November 21, 2020, 14:12:23 pm
Is the grey considered inferior (I've never used it?  If not the actual company still has it shown in stock http://depron.co.uk/prices.html
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: how did you start messing ...
Last post by e-flite_rules - November 21, 2020, 13:32:22 pm
Well my father was the clever one of the family.  A medical doctor (and politician!) for the money and model engineer for the fun.  He was an annual entry into Class N (machine tool) at the Model Engineer Exhibition and a contributor to that magazine.

Both my brother and I followed into engineering.  Full scale engineering as a career and model as a hobby.

If only today's inexpensive electric RC planes had been available when we were teenagers....
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Source for EPP sheet 4-10m...
Last post by e-flite_rules - November 21, 2020, 13:16:13 pm
Sadly with 50+ views and no replies it seems that there's nothing wrong with my google skills.  EPP sheet truly isn't available?

So what are we scratch builders to use?  No balsa, Depron or EPP to be had.....

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RC Flight Chatter / Re: Making Self Tappers into P...
Last post by e-flite_rules - November 21, 2020, 13:09:05 pm
Quote from: pooh on November 21, 2020, 12:34:50 pmI can't find the item I wanted to show, I've used them in the past for exactly the sort of job you want. The version I have used is a partially split brass cylinder with a rough outside (sharp points) and a female thread ending with a brass disc which is only partially down inside the inner - as you screw into the thread (with a screw!) it pushes the disc further down the inner, which forces the split cylinder to push hard against the plastic hole.

I bought these from one or more of my usual electronics suppliers (my day job is electronics) but I'm blowed if I can find them in RS Components or RapidOnline, largely because I can't work out how to describe them to the search engine!

these guys may be able to help


https://www.insertsdirect.com/acatalog/Small-Quantities-1.html

Thanks!  Just what I need to solve a different problem I have.  RCMF rules!
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