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Member postings for David Davis

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Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
11/12/2017 11:36:42

It looks like there's scope for someone to set up a cottage industry making sprung undercarriages for 1/4 scale Stampes and Tiger Moths. I regret that I haven't the skills required.

Thread: Who has what engine in their Precedent Stampes
10/12/2017 17:19:37
Posted by bert baker on 10/12/2017 16:42:50:

I am tempted to purchase a Laser 180 and fit a Morris motors petrol conversion kit to it, just to see.

Oh no! Tin hats on! cheeky

Thread: Small Turnbuckles
10/12/2017 12:14:26

Thank you gentlemen. I have forwarded all of your suggestions on to Francois.

Farman 11 eh? Brave man!

10/12/2017 07:09:19

I have a clubmate, Francois Dutreuil. In December 1915 his grandfather was shot down and killed while at the controls of his Farman 11 which was returning from a bombing raid.

Francois is in the process of planning to build a replica of the Farman with a view to flying it at our c lub's WW1 Day in 2018. He has already drawn up the plan on CAD but is looking for turnbuckles of about 10mm long. Those I have seen on DB Sport and Scale and on Mick Reeve's site are bigger than this.

Does anyone know of a source of smaller turnbuckles? A shop which specialises in model boats perhaps?

Thread: Winters Here Who's Been Flying ?
09/12/2017 06:05:37

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Thread: Ebay sellers...
08/12/2017 12:38:36
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 08/12/2017 12:26:50:

There are some Lasers on ebay at the moment with sufficiently dubious descriptions to make me suspicious of their condition.

One is labelled as a 100 and was apparently tested on a 15x6. The fact that its a 150 means that it should have thrashed the 15x6 almost to death and revealed itself to not be a 100. Makes me wonder if it was tested at all :/

There are some people who advertise aeromodelling stuff on eBay who are not aeromodellers, therefore they bring a wealth of ignorance to the products they are trying to sell, demand totally unrealistic prices and provide incorrect descriptions.

Thread: OS Max 40V. Rear Exhaust Engine. Suggestions for a suitable model please.
03/12/2017 12:57:52

I've had it running very well on a test stand with a 10x4.

03/12/2017 07:55:29

I have a disreputable-looking WOT 4. I think I'll give it a make-over over the winter and fit the engine to that.

02/12/2017 15:03:22
Posted by Martin Dance 1 on 02/12/2017 14:35:05:

Surely such an engine deserves a classic pylon racer air frame to haul around for example a Manneater?

Not at my age with my flying skills!

02/12/2017 08:51:51

Thank you Cymaz.

I'm not necessarily looking for a delta.

Are there any aerobatic designs which would suit a rear exhaust 40?

02/12/2017 07:03:43

I acquired an OS Max 40 V rear exhaust engine at a car boot sale last year, or the year before that. I have a tuned pipe for the engine.

I had thought of building a Peter Russell 363 for it but feel that with the engine mounted upright, it would spoil the lines of the model.

Can anyone suggest a suitable model for this engine?

I am open to suggestions of ARTFs, builders' kits, plan packs or plans.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
29/11/2017 16:43:20
Posted by Erfolg on 29/11/2017 14:52:03:


Please report how your model flies.

There was one (possibly still exists) in our club, with an electric motor, and Lipo. The owner could not get it to fly, seemingly unresponsive to rudder and elevator.

It will be very interesting how you get yours or have got your model to fly.

Mine was made from a kit. It was severly underelevated and not a success. The wing incidence had been considerably reduced compared with Vic's original. I think that Buster's model is free flight, especially as he says he's going to fly it in next year's Bowden Contest. If he's built it according to the original plan it'll probably fly well.

29/11/2017 10:45:47
Posted by DaveyP on 29/11/2017 09:08:54:

Ooh I like that, what is it ? thumbs up

It's a Vic Smeed Pushy Cat. I had one fitted with radio control and an electric motor.

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29/11/2017 08:16:09

I prefer the Liberator.

I've heard that it outnumbered the B17 by 2 to 1. Anybody know if this is true?

Thread: Flair Cub J3 self build kit
28/11/2017 12:39:21

These were mine Sid.

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Thread: Flair puppeteer
28/11/2017 12:32:35

Anybody have contact details for High Peak Models as they seem to be the agent for Flair kits?

Thread: Looking for a ARTF Trainer - non-foam
27/11/2017 12:27:39

I like the Seagull Boomerang available from Steve Webb models for less than £100.

Not only may this be fitted with either an i/c or an electric motor, you have the choice of either tricycle or conventional undercarriage. Furthermore, the semi symmetrical wing section allows it to be flown in quite a breeze too.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
27/11/2017 11:52:36

Some better pictures of the Baron taken yesterday at what I hoped would be the maiden flight of the model, but first the engine, an OS 40 FS Surpass, threw a prop, then it refused to run consistently. It was very cold yesterday with quite a breeze so I decided to carry out the investigations when the weather was a bit warmer.

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Thread: Guns in Society
26/11/2017 17:25:38

OK Tony Harrison, answer me this question.

Only 50-60 people are killed by gunfire in the UK each year. The United States of America has a population 6 times the size of theUK. The number of people killed by firearms every year in the USA runs into the thousands, far more than the 360 (6x60) we could anticipate if rates of death by gunfire were the same in both countries.

Why are so many more Americans killed by guns than British people?

25/11/2017 18:21:03

Have a look at my previous post Tony.

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