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  1. Thanks for the replies guys, I did indeed mean the domed nut - Great Planes call it a 'safety spinner nut' although I am unsure where the 'safety' part of this comes in. Frustrating that I cannot upload photos as this would be a a lot clearer - I think that using the prop washer and then tightening the nut using the holes (thanks Jrman) may resolve many of my issues, will try again with the photos once I have done this as it is not something i want to get wrong for obvious reasons. Thanks again, Goose
  2. Morning All, After some advice on spinner nuts please -I haven't used one before and I am a little stuck! 1. Does the nut simply screw on to the crankshaft without any retention or locking? 2. What are the holes at the front of the nut for? 3. I seem too have a few mm between the nut and prop when the nut is tightened as far as it will go (please see next question!) - should I be using the prop washer supplied with the engine to mitigate this? 4. The nut will only tighten a certain amount before it is simply turning the engine over instead of getting any tighter - I guess this isn't normal but how is it mitigated? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers, Goose. NB. Sorry, the site doesn't seem to like my photo upload but hopefully the above makes some sense anyway...
  3. Funnily enough I bought some of these yesterday from this place: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/cap-head-screws/2818-SSC-M3-5-25-A2 Not cheap but the going rate after looking around.
  4. Thanks for all of the advice guys, looks like I have a few options to consider. Have a great weekend... Rob
  5. Afternoon All, I hope we are all looking forward to the weekend! A quick question on mounting my OS 52: The manual suggest using a 'beam type' arrangement of hardwood bearers or an OS aluminium mount - I have one of the plasticky type mounts that I believe can be screwed into with self tappers or drilled through and used with bolts and nuts. The manual specifies a 3.5mm Allen screw for mounting - after checking what I had, I inevitably found only 3mm and 4mm screws. The 4mm screws do not fit through the mounting holes on the engine but the 3mm screws obviously do with a little slack to spare. Is it a terrible idea to use the 3mm screws? Will the engine inevitably shake itself loose if the exact fit bolts are not used? Any experience in this would be very helpful. On a related note, what is the best method for my type of engine mount? Screw directly into it or drill through and use bolts with washers and lock nuts? Many thanks in advance, Rob
  6. Posted by martin collins 1 on 24/10/2020 11:03:13: Hi Robert, yep it is now underway so you will get to see it built! Fair bit more sanding and shaping than a laser cut version but not a problem. I think you will be interested in the plane i have chosen to model it on but i am keeping that under wraps till i am a bit further down the road. Interesting - I await the big reveal! Really glad to see this getting built rather than mouldering away in my loft, grateful for the build log as it will help me when I get round to my Tiger Moth too!
  7. Hi Martin, great to see you have made a start on this. Watching with interest...
  8. Afternoon All, I am really struggling to find the download area even with the aid of this old post - could somebody point me in the right direction please?
  9. I will look into getting a permagrit block, sounds useful. I will post some pictures when I am done with the tailplane! Thanks for the help.
  10. Thanks for the tips KC, particularly the pencil line extension trick. I have only done the first two methods of tailplane construction that you mentioned so yes, this has definitely flumoxed me a bit. So I guess that is my horizontal strips on the core, just sand down and then fit the leading edge? ( I say ‘just’, that sanding will take me forever but all part of the fun I guess). Thanks for the advice, Rob
  11. Hi, apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I have finally got round to starting my ‘2019’ mass build and have immediately run into problems! I have never built from a plan before and I am really struggling with the tailplane - I know others have described the build process but I really do not understand how the rudder and elevators are built up. I am guessing the the leading edge and horizontal strips are all from stock and need to be cut but I cannot see how to attach the leading edge to the core. Should this be done before or after the horizontal strips are in place and sanded to profile? How do I ensure that the horizontal strips are placed correctly on the core as the core will cover the plan when pinned down? I know these probably seem like quite daft questions but I could really do with some help from those with a bit more experience!
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