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Member postings for Brian Dickinson 3

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Thread: Rotor blades
12/12/2019 22:30:12

Has anyone got broken rotor blades. They make excellent yacht keels and rudders. I would like some if anyone has broken ones?


Thread: John woodfield soarers
19/08/2019 20:30:34

Hello. I agree, he makes it look so easy. And the wind speed looks high sometimes.

His wife does a good job of videoing as well 🤗🤗


Thread: Prostate Cancer
07/08/2019 20:42:59

Hello Andy,

I was diagnosed at 52 with a score of 7. This was after a second opinion on the test results - biopsy.

I had mine removed by Davinci robot at LGI.

I was back at work at 6 weeks, a bit early but i work for myself.

At the 6 week post op meeting i was told that it was close to the margins of my bladder and as such had 6 weeks of Radio therapy, which i had hoped to miss.

This was all in 2012 and i am fit and well now - just walked three miles this evening enjoying looking at the sea.

I hope all works out for you.



Thread: Hello from Holmfirth
05/08/2019 20:48:21

I have ordered my Balsa wood and plan protector from balsa cabin. How long do they usually take to respond?


02/08/2019 21:22:23

Ok. Just got to wales to my cottage and my lazer cut ribs were waiting for me behind the door.

I have to say that thats great service. They are packed very well and the service is excellent. They look excellent. During the week i have printed the drawings off when the A0 paper arrived. I was a bit sceptical at the scales but it all worked out. The ribs match the drawing exactly.

Thank you for all the advice and info so far.


30/07/2019 20:04:35

I have been studying the plans. There are holes in some of the fuselage formers that say keep as small as possible, but do not foul the push rods.

Is there a better way to do this than push rods?

Would small carbon fibre rods be better or lighter?


30/07/2019 17:25:10

Thank you for the advice. I will be make no the model as a two channel as per the build. My hands have bad arthritis and will struggle with two axis movement.

The plan protection methods are much better than my candle wax, I will order some from your link thank you.


29/07/2019 21:48:18

Wow. Thanks for the link to the ribs. Ordered a set. I have the plans

Thank you.


Thread: Prostate Cancer
29/07/2019 21:26:53

I have come to this thread a little late as I have only just become a member.

I was diagnosed at 52. 9 years ago. It was a no brainier for me as an engineer. If it's broke take it out. I had a radical prostectamy by the Davinci method at the LGI and superb after care ever since.

I am fit and well and do not miss the troublesome beggar and I am very grateful to my GP for being so alert.

I have three sons and they have to go for check ups and PSI tests from the age of 40, as it is in my family, my father passed at 81 with it after it gave him bone cancer. I miss him lots

So all you proud young men with a stiff upper lip. Go get tested it can be beaten.

I have not read all the thread as it upsets me too much and the thought that my lads could get it.



Thread: Hello from Holmfirth
29/07/2019 21:13:33

Hi Piers,

yes thats the model. There is a smaller version as well on a web site called outer zone.

I think though I will go with the larger version basing it on a more stable platform. I had looked at the lazer cut kit but I think I prefer to cut my own.

Bruce your probably right plaster board will be messy as I will be doing it in the house. I like the cork idea and I have a load of that as I use it for boiler insulation.


Whats the best budget radio radio gear around hundred to one fifty mark?



Edited By Brian Dickinson 3 on 29/07/2019 21:14:09

29/07/2019 17:09:41

Thank you once again for the help and advice. Plaster is board a good one. I had thought about kingspan as well.


28/07/2019 22:27:15

Thank you for the replies. All encouraging. Hi Paul, from my house I can see if anyone is flying at Tinkers, the rights of way I only just found out about. If I see anyone I will be popping up to have a look and a chat.

I intend starting the build in the autumn when the nights draw in. In the meantime I am collecting all the bits and pieces.

There is a shop local to me in Honley so I should be ok with getting it all.

The building board is a good idea, I have one with a wooden yacht on it but it's not ready for taking off just yet so I will make another one. Something I can press pins into this time. Ply is a bit hard, does anyone have a surface material recommendation?

An old late friend told me to wax the surface with a candle so that the glue does not stick, or maybe he meant the drawing? I can not remember.

When i have something tangible I will post again.



28/07/2019 15:53:07

Hi my name is Brian and i am a keen maker of things.

My interest for the last -too long to mention has been based around steam models and model engineering.

I have been interested in and made cars boats and a single aircraft namely a soarcerer which came as a free plan which i was given.

I used to watch pilots flying their gliders on a hill near me but never had a go.

I am thinking of buying the lazer cut kit for the above and then have a bash at flying it.

Are the kits from the lazer cut suppliers ok to work from and how much do you have to add to get it finished?


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