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  1. Andrew Bird

    3W Twin Spark, Worth the $$$?

    I'm going to build a second Comp arf 3.1 330SC. The original with a DA200 is fantastic but want to build another with the same power but the versatility of a twin so I don't need to worry about it quite so much in 3d. 3w gets a bit of bad press but the 110CS on pipes and redline has just been so...
  2. Andrew Bird

    3W Twin Spark, Worth the $$$?

    My 110CS has been insanely good. I got on really well with my DA120 but the 110 just has so much torque and is so much smoother. I'm looking at a 170CSTS for my new plane.
  3. Andrew Bird

    Revy's 2.6m Comp ARF Edge 540

    I totally understand. It's really frustrating when the information is not consistent. I've been lucky in that no one tends to tell me what I want to hear, they are straight up and tell me my plane is still ages off:biggrin: Anyway - feel free to give me a shout if there's anything I can do to...
  4. Andrew Bird

    Revy's 2.6m Comp ARF Edge 540

    Revy, I haven't looked over the whole thread, so apologies if this has been covered before. I built one of these recently and did a few things to keep the CG forward so I could be @ 140mm lead free with the DA120. Firstly, I used 8911hv's in the stabs on 1.5" arms. The manual calls for lead in...
  5. Andrew Bird

    RC plane VS Bi plane

    How the hell do you do that to a 182? Must take a certain type of skill to pull off that trick! The toy plane V full size plane incident has been beaten to death. Clearly bad decisions on both sides. How many of us were actually there and know all the data, so yet more futility in speculation...
  6. Andrew Bird

    advertising money?

    Weird - I don't get any pop ups! Maybe the advertising software can sense I'm a penniless bum and not worth the effort of approaching.
  7. Andrew Bird

    F/S 8611a's and Mej 32x10

    All sold.....
  8. Andrew Bird

    F/S 8611a's and Mej 32x10

    Prop and 4 x 8611's are sold. 4 servos left - get them while you can:thumbsup:
  9. Andrew Bird

    F/S 8611a's and Mej 32x10

    8 x 8611a's for sale. All fresh from a service at Horizon and in great shape - $70 each Mezjlik 32x10 prop, drilled for a DA 170, in good shape, $75.
  10. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Turned out my oil pressure sender was leaking badly. Looks like it could have got a lot worse very quickly - I'm bloody lucky it didn't go while I was driving earlier in the week! Needed an oil change anyway.....
  11. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Thanks Yakken - mine is an older more crappy version!
  12. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Was worried about that but the water contamination has happened because the ground is so wet. The oil on board isn't showing any contamination. The engine oil level is still safe but lower than normal. Needless to say this bad boy is going nowhere other than across the road to the mechanic. I...
  13. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    After some finger smelling and a proper look around, it looks like engine oil. Got a better idea of where it's coming from but will run it in and get it checked out tomorrow. Here's what was under the car......
  14. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Good man 3ddd - off to stick my finger in it! Really don't want it to be a diff issue (guess the seals on one is going to be a bigger problem to fix) but got a nasty feeling it is. At least working out what the fluid is will be a start. Damn car has only done 55K and I just had to have the...
  15. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Thanks James - It looks like the drips are coming off the bottom of the Diff. It's 4000 miles since the last oil change, so I don't think it's an issue from there. There's a garage across the street, so think I'll just have to drop it in there tomorrow and see what they say.
  16. Andrew Bird

    Best truck for towing/ life?

    Since you blokes seem pretty good at trouble shooting, I have a question. Just got in my Expedition to go to the field and found a big puddle under the front of the car. It looks like the front diff is leaking, it's been raining so the fluid was viscous and sort of yellowy/white in color (seems...
  17. Andrew Bird

    Flying season

    Going to be flying my Krill Sukhoi and Comp arf Hawk. The hawk's nearly finished. The Sukhoi has been flying awesome and I've got some upgrade parts for it to test out when it finally stops raining here:crazy: Got the new rudder with flared trailing edge and new pocket hinged wings. The...
  18. Andrew Bird

    What happended to Comp-Arf?

    The new plane is a total redesign and evolution of the sx from what I've heard. It's also got centre hinged ailerons.
  19. Andrew Bird

    What happended to Comp-Arf?

    Very strange. My 3 meter 260 was tough as old boots! I had 100's of flights with it and even managed to run out of fuel in a low rolling harrier, banged it down so hard I broke one of the wing spars but the fus was still fine. I fixed the UC, opened up the wing and repaired the spar and got over...
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