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Pete Fardell
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« on: October 06, 2019, 02:44:52 PM »

I've not used banana oil for a while, but feel the urge to slurp some onto my Bristol Scout. I'm hoping it wil not transparencify the tissue as much as non-shrinking dope. Where do UK banana oil users get their supply these days? Also, is HMG banana oil (which someone's selling on eBay) ok?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 02:48:59 PM »

HMG banana oil is what John Hook has been selling for a few years. It is what I use and have found it to be OK.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 02:54:13 PM »

VMC have it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 02:54:59 PM »

I just asked my model shop to order some and he did. HMG. I don't know why I ordered it but if we're both at Buckminster next weekend you can have it. I don't know about different brands but it's all just distilled squashed bananas, isn't it?
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 04:10:30 PM »

Bit of a tangent, but I ordered some stuff from Flitehook recently and … nothing. Usually very quick and I wonder what's happening.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 04:52:05 PM »

John Hook was flying at the 8th area meeting at Beaulieu today, so give him a ring and I'm sure he'll sort you out.

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 05:03:53 PM »

Thanks all. I've just ordered a small 60ml jar so I can press on with the Scout. I don't think I'll use it on much except peanuts though, and when this one's done I'm in no hurry to do another of of the fiddly little perishers any time soon. But Bill, thank you and yes I'll gladly take a bit more off your hands if I go to Buckminster next week.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 08:39:20 AM »

I bought some from SAMS at Peterborough.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 02:23:57 PM »

Thanks all. I've just ordered a small 60ml jar so I can press on with the Scout. I don't think I'll use it on much except peanuts though, and when this one's done I'm in no hurry to do another of of the fiddly little perishers any time soon. But Bill, thank you and yes I'll gladly take a bit more off your hands if I go to Buckminster next week.

I really think that as a service to aeromodelers, some homebuilt aircraft folks need to get together and build some classic sport planes big enough to carry people.  I'm specifically thinking of the Ugly Stick (of which there is a peanut-scale model, and it doesn't look fiddly at all) and maybe an Embryo Endurance.  That way you can just build what you wanted to in the first place, and then enter it in Scale.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 12:23:04 PM »

Just saw this post ... I've bought direct from HMG earlier this year.

Just phoned them up and got put through to a chap who knew the chap that dealt with Banana Oil.  He ran me off a few 1ltr tins.  I had to wait a week or so as they needed to fit it in to their production run or something along some lines.

You can pick it up at the back door if your anywhere near Stockport.  It was all very good service.  Although it's quite pricey these days.  Cheaper buying in bulk.  Wouldn't like to think how much it costs per 50ml jar after mod shop markup!

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