Here is a list of all the postings Dai Fledermaus has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Has Forum Activity declined?|
One or two use the Balsa Model Builders Association on Facebook and that's about it I think.
Of the 35 members in our club, only 3 of us are Forum members. Not sure what that says, but that's the situation.
|Thread: Engine test stands|
You can see from the pic below the sort of problem I experienced. Here my SC 30 FS can't be mounted properly because the cam cover is fouling the cramping bar, even though I filed a taper on the corner in an effort to make it work.
I've got one of these, but having tried to fit several engines in it, I found I had to make a paxolin plate for each engine before I could mount them. Rather defeats the object.
|Thread: Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a £7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control|
I see the Lidl XL Glider is back in store on the 24 the May.
The American based Facebook page Balsa Model Aircraft Builders Association with over 26,000 members worldwide are always lamenting the demise of Solartex. It seems there is still a big demand for Solafilm products and Solartex in particular.
All this talk of eyesight problems reminds me of something that happened to one of our club members one Sunday afternoon last year. I know he wont mind at all if I tell this cautionary tale.
There he was happily flying his model around the field at some height, it must be said, when something took his attention away from the model for a moment. When he looked at it again, it was flying away from him and panic set in when he found it wasn't responding to his controls. He then realised that the aircraft he was trying to pilot was, in fact, a real ,similar shaped, aeroplane heading for the nearby Cardiff Wales Airport.
A quick look around revealed that his own model had come to no harm and surprisingly was still flying down the other end of the field. His model made a safe landing, I can't vouch for the other.
I've been using Specsavers for around 10 years, since I need glasses in fact, with a visit every two years. Recently I've been experiencing optical migraines, apparently harmless and short lived. During my regular visit, last week, the optician thought they are almost certainly caused that the sight in one eye is now different to the other. Hopefully my new prescription will help reduce the number of episodes.
Like BEB I went for the 2 for price1 deal choosing to get the second pair of varifocals tinted. My problem now is that the Memsaab thinks they make me look a spiv.
If the Zenit E which Kylie is holding was my camera of choice, I'd be looking for new glasses as well. 😋
|Thread: Anyone For A Cuppa?|
|Thread: Coffee And Biscuits.|
If like me Coffee and Biscuits are essential in a workshop, and if like me you have a Dolce Gusto machine but think the Nescafe pods are a silly price, ( £4.49 in Tesco ) get yourself down to Lidl and try their Bella Caffe coffee pods which are Dolce Gusto compatible. £2.49 for 16 pods. At the moment they only seem to stock Lungo and Cappuccino. Excellent coffee in my humble oppinion.
Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 11/04/2018 11:54:08
|Thread: Micro RM Trainer|
I'm following this build with some interest because I printed off the plan for the Teeny Trainer some time ago with the intention of putting my ENYA 09 Quicky in it. I was put off by the size of the fuel tank compartment, so small that I would probably have to make a tank to fit, but might still might get round to building it at some time.
I was interested by designer John Rutter's comment that a built up wing with a "real wing section improved the glide but had little effect otherwise". Have you given your wing any sort of profile or have you simply rounded over the leading and trailing edges?
Nigel have you seen the Teeny Trainer on Outerzone? Not too far away from your design
|Thread: Super Sixty 84|
Here's an interesting take on the original design. Note the repositioned tailplane, inverted motor and barn door ailerons. The tail fin has also taken on a new look.
I imagine 84 is a reference to the year it was redrawn.
Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 05/04/2018 17:03:14
|Thread: Richard Osborn-Brooks|
With respect, since none of us know the facts, I don't think it sensible to speculate on this particular case
|Thread: What has happened to Spring!!!|
The climate here in South East Wales seems to have morphed into three months of Winter and nine months of bad weather. 😋
|Thread: Flying the 109e|
Luftwaffe pilots really had their work cut out flying the 109.
Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 01/04/2018 20:17:34
|Thread: Sign of the times - funnies|
|Thread: Just How Flat is Your building Board?|
I've only recently discovered that the Sjobergs woodworkers bench which I have been using to support several successive sheets of plasterboard over recent years, is not as flat as I had assumed it was. These benches have a good solid Beech top a few cms thick, but mine has developed a bow in the middle which leaves just over a millimetre gap in the middle when checked with a meter steel straight edge. If the top of the bench was bowed, then so was the plasterboard sitting on it.
This begs the question then. Is your building board as flat as you think it is? If you are using plywood or MDF or even a table top as a base for your plasterboard, cork tiles or whatever material you use to take pins, these materials bow or warp with changes in temperature and humidity and now may not be as flat as you think they are.
It's worth checking
|Thread: Six Nations 2018|
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