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  1. Hybrid traverser, one that has a fixed track and yet can take cassettes as well? Just a thought! idd
  2. RC servo mounting screws work well. The socket head types from modelfixings.co.uk I have found to be particularly good. Cheers idd
  3. This sounds a very pleasant adventure in RC. Cheers idd
  4. Correct, but it is convention (indeed regulation) to always switch the source. This is always painfully learnt when some dork has switched the return on a mains circuit..... No I was not the dork in question and yes it did hurt, and yes I apologise now if I quoted the wiring regs incorrectly. Cheers idd
  5. If space is tight perhaps a battery/rx wagon might work? As always there are pros and cons to any approach, just a thought... Cheers Idd
  6. Do you really need a switch? I have been flying single lipo RC models for years and have never used a switch. Plug in the lipo and fly. If the current draw of the DT receiver is low when not operating I don’t think you will need a switch. For charging I would never charge a lipo battery in a model. Though I have never seen, nor experienced a charging problem with 1S batteries in many years I still do not think it is worth the risk. My preference is always battery out of the model and preferably charge outdoors. Best regards idd
  7. Timing is everything! Glad it’s sorted for you. idd
  8. You will need to put the RX in bind mode first, then turn on the Tx in bind mode. Looking at the DT site it suggests turning on the Rx first and leaving it for 20 secs, then it should go automatically into bind mode. When binding it also best not to have the Tx too close as this can swamp the Rx and hinder the bind process. This may not be a problem for DT gear but the original Spektrum DSM2 receivers were prone to this. HTH idd
  9. Great last episode with Ronald the Runaway Rhino bringing some much needed personality to a little battery loco! Absolutely bonkers British telly at its best, Sunday night is going to be a little bit dull from now on..... Well done all who took part.
  10. Really enjoyed it and again well done to all on here who took part. Looking forward to next week. Memo to self, must start saving now for a Roundhouse loco! idd
  11. Interesting developments in battery powered trains. Hope the link works! I subscribe to Fully Charged because I'm interested in electric car developments, but they cover many other electrical/renewable topics as well. Also like me Robert doesn't like the Daily Wail either!
  12. I think your on the right lines, more probably a converted Dakota C47. Quite long broad wings outboard of the engine nacelles with rounded tips. HS748 has less chord and more squared off tips. Horrible aeroplane to fly in IMHO. Remember sitting in the Captains seat of a C47 in the early 70's while an engine was ground tested at Leavesden aerodrome. Very exciting for a nine year old air mad youf! idd
  13. Hi " 5. Digital servos will often have stronger gearing made from metal or carbon fibre with stronger linkages and better bearings reflecting that they can exert more force to move things, and are therefore often quieter and smoother operating as well as being more robust." I have flown RC models for about 40 years and as a club/sport flyer never felt the need for digital servos. But there again I don't fly 3D helicopters, turbine powered jets or 100cc petrol powered aerobatic jobs. It's "horses for courses" really IMHO. However, I would say that not all digital servos are quiet in operation, some do "squeal" even when stationary. Analogue servos can also buzz when in position and I have found with my Megapoints controller that certain brands are more likely to buzz than others. For example my favourite brand of servos Hitec do, whereas my Spektrum S75's are silent. I've just bought some of the HK servos Dave recommends to try so it will be interesting to hear how quiet they are, It is very puzzling that the Peco unit will not drive the HK units. There is no electrical difference as to how the two types of servo are driven from the controller. Check the power supply to the controller is "man" enough for the job in hand. The starting current of a servo can be surprisingly high and may be affecting operation of the controller. If this proves to be the case you can feed the servos with their own independent power supply and just use the ground and signal wires from the controller to the servo. WARNING! If you do this DO NOT connect the controller and and servo power leads together because that will let the magic smoke out!!!! A servo tester is a very useful tool for helping to set up and diagnose servo problems. You can also get in line current meters for checking servos and linkages. Hobbyking do both of these devices for quite reasonable prices. HTH idd
  14. OK peeps I have a question for you. I need some handrails for the turntable deck, any ideas where I might get some? Searched around the stalls at Telford but couldn't find anything to suit. MTIA idd
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