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  1. You should try something new and build an EDF. So do the TSR2!
  2. Firstly, there are notches in the upper bracket that locate over the oleo retaining screws. Second I will drill the brackets and oleo to take small self tapping screws to fix them. Or I could just epoxy the brackets to the legs.
  3. Made up some brackets to secure the u/c doors to the oleo legs. The items supplied on the kit were only suitable for piano wire uc legs.
  4. Maybe OS use Japanese Industry Standard. http://www.motorcycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/101617-japanese-screwdrivers-JIS-vs-Phillips-633x490.jpg Looking at a JIS tool next to a regular Phillips screwdriver, most people are hard-pressed to tell the differences, but they are definitely there. Ninety-percent of the time, a regular Phillips will work on a JIS screw; but it’s that other 10% that gets us swearing, then throwing things – those tight screws holding on your carburetor float bowls being particularly devilish once they’re past about two decades of non-removal. That’s when the right tool can make all the difference. The right tool is a JIS screwdriver, which just fits better in a JIS screwhead and is designed to let you apply more torque than a Phillips driver. I use heat and WD40 to help get "difficult" sews out. And I never use fuel containing castor oil!
  5. Belt and braces myself. I drill and tap GF/plastic engine mounts and use cap head hex socket screws into the tapped holes with nyloc nuts underneath as well. Then the bolts never come loose!
  6. The model is nearly ready to test. Does anyone who has built and flown one of these have any advice on whether the throws and CG in the manual are accurate. If not what did you end up using?
  7. Indeed, it's only the one page on this site and it doesn't happen on other sites either.
  8. It has always been like that for me on my Samsung tablet. I reported it and was told the techies would look into it. But it never improved. As you say Peter, it's white text on an off-white background which renders it all but unreadable. I have to just guess where to tap on the screen.
  9. A reminder of the uninspired scheme on the standard Seagull kit.
  10. Paul, this will have my Saito 115 4 stroke in it so it's not electric. I was just making the point that it's an older kit made before Seagull adapted their designsl to be "electric friendly" Mine will be glow powered so don't worry. You will not be alone!
  11. Well , not so much a make-over as a build with a modified paint scheme. I recently picked up an unstarted Seagull Sea Fury kit from a modeller who was giving up. Obviously these kits have been out of production for quite a while, and the kit is not quite up to current standards. For example, it has no electric provision (mounts / battery space etc) and no removable top hatch. Danny F and others have some time back detailed modifications for electric and demonstrated that the model can be redone in other paint schemes. So far I have fitted some HK electric retracts and oleos in place of the supplied mechanical units with wire legs. I have increased the wheel wells to take proper size wheels (3.5"). And repainted the model to disguise the pretty boring and unconvincing film finish it came with. I have decided on a Dutch naval scheme and am modelling 860which was part of the 1959 Dutch Naval aerobatic team that used Sea Furies. I feel its a much nicer scheme than the Canadian racing colours supplied as standard. Eagled eyed will see I have the cowl on upside down 098 instead of 860!
  12. is it possible the tin needed more stirring/mixing.? The matting element in the paint can tend to stick to the bottom of the tin.
  13. Thanks to everyone for their very helpful replies. I contemplating the Silhouette Cameo as it seems to come with useful software to give plenty of flexibility
  14. Anyone got experience of using a "home" (rather than semi-professional) plotter cutter for making registration letters/numbers from self adhesive vinyl? If so, what are machine you using and what software to drive it? What are pitfalls? It may not be worthwhile getting one, but the theoretical ease of cutting letters and professional finish of items appeals. Thanks
  15. Danny, I regularly fly four stroke powered models as well as electric ones. I am always more nervous test flying a new electric model than one powered by a four stroke engine. You will be fine I'm sure. Look forward to seeing the photos.
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