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Thread: Foam Board Lancaster
26/11/2020 09:16:44

You also could try contacting him at the Vintage Model Company where he works.

Thread: A Shortage Of Balsa And Lipo's, Where Do We Go From Here?
19/11/2020 16:44:57

Self-charging Hybrids - Surely using petrol to power a generator is not very efficient and can only be lip service calling it green. Plug-in yes. Hydrogen I think that has legs once they get the production cost sorted.

Thread: Balsa shortage
19/11/2020 09:38:31

Even the Yanks use Balsa to make Turbine Blades

Thread: Covering Materials Availability-Alternatives
12/11/2020 15:48:53

+1 for laminating film thumbs up

I have the 38 micron gloss x 600mm and when the surface is scotchbrited then a plastic primer applied you can't scrape the paint off with a fingernail. Paint then PV67 - job done.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
11/11/2020 09:51:51

That brightened up my morning - Brilliant thumbs up

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
07/11/2020 11:11:09

Any nearer a sec or price for the retracts - or have I missed it question

Thread: General Purpose Servo
29/10/2020 10:34:43

So providing the pivot distance at the servo and hinge are the same = status quo. However if either are varied a +/- will be introduced? eg, 1cm at the servo with 2cm at the pivot horn would double the force applied with a penalty of only 1/2 the distance moved. (geared 2:1)

Ok Dickw clarified wile typing thumbs up

Edited By Ace on 29/10/2020 10:36:29

29/10/2020 09:59:40

Correct me if I am wrong but all torque figures quoted are at just 1cm from the center spline. Increase that to 2cm and it halves the torque available, increase again to 4cm and it halves again. So a 3kg at 1cm = 1.5kg at 2cm and at 4cm just 750g

Thread: Polystyrene for hotwire cutting
26/10/2020 13:00:37

Thanks all, managed to get a damaged (300 x 300 corner missing) Kay M 2400 x 1200 x 50 from a local builders supply for silly low money - £5. If not satisfactory will try Ecclestons as used by Barrie with acceptable results.

Thanks again for all the leads. Ace

25/10/2020 23:29:46

Mike/Barrie - Thanks I only saw 2400 x 1200 sheets, the 1200 x 600 was under handy pack and that does have carriage blush Has recycled and flecks but if Barrie has used it ok then will give it a go. However will get either the Kay M or Jablite 2400 x 1200 locally (same make up) as the size suits my needs more efficiently. thanks both.

Pettime - You learn something new every day and a source which I thought had dried up completely. thumbs up

25/10/2020 16:47:24

Barrie - Thanks price is right but collection only sad

Perttime - I have some blue but was saving it as Extruded is even harder to find now (blue or pink)

KC - EPS70 14kg cu m which is just under 1lb cu ft. Kay M and Jablite are both EPS 70.

Has anyone used either and does it drag unacceptably on the wire? thanks.

25/10/2020 08:30:29

Struggling to find virgin white foam at a reasonable price to cut a 70" wing from in Yorkshire. Question - does the recycled and coloured elements found in Kay Metzeler and Jablite from either Wicks or B & Q have any major drawback to producing an acceptable blank? ie. If the wire drags does it cause unacceptable ripples? Thanks

Thread: Get it off your chest.
24/10/2020 09:06:34

Adverts that proudly state "up to 100%" - means absolutely nothing as it could be as poor as 10%.on most occasions.

Proudly boasting X % of people approved something with a miserably low sample in the 10's

Thread: 1/9th Halifax U/C
23/10/2020 11:28:44

Super interesting Ken thumbs up Not an engineer nor ever will be but absolutely fascinated by the skill and ingenuity, so genuinely interested to see it to a conclusion.

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
19/10/2020 09:10:20

Vortex probably have a suitable bubble if you are struggling.


Thread: Seamaster Refloat
13/10/2020 10:26:47

Nice workmanship thumbs up

Would it not be possible to recess the mount/firewall bolt head, or even grind that thinner as well then remove some of the nylon mount if we are only talking mm?

Thread: Veneered foam vs traditional built up construction
13/10/2020 10:01:26

Ron, in one word - No.

Veneering I would have thought lends its self well to anything parallel or tapered so should be fine for sport aircraft. However anything scale with a compound curve might prove difficult/impossible.

Use to cut 1/12th combat models from blue foam (I miss it) which meant straight fuz segments joined so a bit threepenny piece, although you could round the joints to a certain extent to give a more pleasing shape. Unfortunately that would not be an option with veneering.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
01/10/2020 11:24:44

Sorry to here that Paul - get well soon.

You could always bribe the boys with some Haribos to come round and give it a good kicking. smile d

Thread: Nearly that time of year again... AGMs
14/09/2020 10:31:09

Thanks Denis thumbs up

12/09/2020 13:33:57

BACS club payments - Yes but our free bank account (Nat West) doesn't include online banking and the statement is quarterly. Therefore the treasurer could not be sure if someone had actually paid and so we wouldn't want to then pay the BMFA if they hadn't sad

Who offers free online banking for clubs? (Small club 20 members less than £2k turnover inc BMFA membership)

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