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Member postings for Ronaldo

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Thread: Carbon Fibre Undercarriage
02/09/2012 02:03:44

Tho' the thread is a few months old, I just thought I would add my 'tuppence' worth ...

I know of fellow modelers who have had 'carbon' undercarriages from 'Carbon Copy' failing on heavy/bumpy landings. On inspection the layers of fibres were delaminating at the stress points where the bend is as it curves away from the mounting plate to the leg itself, and as mentioned in an earlier post this also was in fact a 'sandwich' of a single layer of carbon fibre top and bottom, with ordinary glass fibre sandwiched in between. This wasnt obvious to the eye untill it delaminanated, and we pulled apart the laminations. At first glance when new it appeared to be solid carbon which it obviously is not, so beware !! they were sold as 'Carbon' with a 'carbon' price tag ! Possibly they may have put this right by now, I dont know, as I refuse to have one from them, but would be worth checking out with them if they are 'solid' carbon first as it cost my mate a time consuming model repair job when his undercarriage failed.

I fly 100cc + size models with 'solid' carbon undercarriages that came with the kits, and never had one fail ... yet. As someone mentioned earlier probably one would have to pile in and destroy the model before the 'solid' carbon undercarriage would break !! ( but i'm not about to test that theory in a hurry lol )


Thread: Its not finished until you've bled on it
06/07/2012 02:38:41

... yep I do believe all my models are my blood brothers, they all carry some of my DNA happily up into the freedom of the blue sky with them ... (when it's not raining)

... mmm ... what a lovely thought lol smile

Thread: How many flyable models do you have?
14/06/2012 02:11:00

mmm ... I had to do a head count ... 11 flyable, 2 on the build, and 3 unopened kits

3 with DLE 111ccs petrol

1 with DLE 55cc petrol

1 with Mackay 30cc petrol

1 with a .52 nitro glow

the rest electric gliders and slopers

and yes I still have the hots for more, I just wish it would stop raining so i can actually go out and fly them before they become 'hangar queens' ....

oh ... so thats why my workshop feels like it's getting smaller !!! LOL

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