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Member postings for Dai Fledermaus

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Thread: Engine test stands
22/05/2018 22:14:01

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.

test 1.jpg

22/05/2018 20:06:06
Posted by trebor on 22/05/2018 18:08:29:

Just wondering if those stands on ebay **LINK** are a direct copy of the old Irvine test stands or are they a bit bigger ?

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
17/05/2018 17:01:48

I see the Lidl XL Glider is back in store on the 24 the May.

Thread: Solarfilm
10/05/2018 13:32:26

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.

Thread: Specsavers.
04/05/2018 11:11:57

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. wink

03/05/2018 09:24:32

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. smile d

03/05/2018 07:28:29
Posted by john stones 1 on 02/05/2018 15:50:47:

Just had a leaflet through my door, some very nice glasses that'll make me look like Kylie Minogue....I should be so lucky. heart

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?
26/04/2018 09:01:18
Thread: Coffee And Biscuits.
11/04/2018 11:52:36

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
07/04/2018 10:46:37


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?

05/04/2018 18:53:33

Nigel have you seen the Teeny Trainer on Outerzone? Not too far away from your design

Thread: Super Sixty 84
05/04/2018 16:58:19

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
05/04/2018 09:18:35

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!!!
02/04/2018 17:21:33

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
01/04/2018 20:15:09

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
21/03/2018 12:54:17


Thread: Just How Flat is Your building Board?
19/03/2018 12:51:16

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
18/03/2018 12:02:49
Posted by ron evans on 17/03/2018 19:20:40:

Hiya Dai, when are we going to get flying's a long winterfrown

Edited By ron evans on 17/03/2018 19:21:48

Too right Ron. The only way to get to the field today is on skis. By the way I have a pile of R/C mags from a few years ago for you if you want them.

17/03/2018 18:58:28

What a great day for Rugby.

Wales were fortunate to win

Ireland were brilliant and street wise.

Italy were unlucky to loose.

Me, Iv'e used up so many brownie points spending the day in front of the Box. The Memsahib was not amused.

16/03/2018 12:42:33

Spotted this little ditty by local Bard Tom Wallace:-


Eddie Jones oh what were you thinking
Your comments have caused a big fuss
You've been forced to say sorry in public
For your views on the Irish and us

You thought you'd stroll to the title

Beating all other teams for fun

But events have conspired to thwart you
You could end up last but one

Your record is one to be proud of
But as we near the end of the week
Can I offer you one piece of wisdom
Try engaging your brain when you speak

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 16/03/2018 12:43:19

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