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Thread: The Restorers
06/08/2020 11:50:35

A Google search immediately identifies the free plan on Outerzone, similarly I covered a model in Nylon & Dope for the first time last year, and a 10 minute YouTube video shows the method very well. It's only a 51" model with a cheap 2 stroke in it, and the poor sap at the end reckoned it could be worth £2500.

But ! It was a very rare and positive piece on aeromodelling, which can only be a good thing !

Thread: Propeller safety
19/07/2020 08:49:32

Whenever I'm starting an IC engine I mentally slow everything down, and consciously make very wide, slow exaggerated movements. It makes you very aware of where your hands are. I know I look like a knob, but I've never even had a tickle in 30 years.

Thread: switch harness
17/07/2020 10:35:18

I use these regularly without problems - but, only the branded Futaba or JR ones. There are many cheap Chinese ones out there, the clue is the hard plastic wire. Avoid ....

Thread: DB Hurricane paint and finish.
01/07/2020 12:04:47
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 01/07/2020 11:38:22:

Will the thinners eat enamel though? I like enamel's as they are easy to spray and easy to work with. I also dont need to set up a biohazard exclusion zone around the shed to cover off the fumes. The snag is, they melt when you spray over them

I don't know ☹️ You're very welcome to blag my supply of the stuff to have a go with though ?

01/07/2020 11:13:38

For painting large models I've switched to useing automotive basecoat paint and 2K laquer. Totally fuel proof, and lovely to work with, but you do need an eff off mask. Max Meyer do a semi gloss (code 0750) coupled with their fast hardener (code 8000) and their universal thinners. I use it to fuel proof engine bays too. Nothing gets through it.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/06/2020 11:29:31

It says a lot when the customer base is begging a supplier to raise their prices 🤣

A 150/155 in a Wot 4 XL is a perfect combo, I've seen several and a 180 would probably be too heavy and unnecessarily overpowered (yes there IS such a concept)

Anyway, I'm off to Old Warden to Chuck a gallon of reduced oil fuel through the snorting carbs of a 360v ... Yeahhhhhhhh

Thread: Just Engines geared starter
09/06/2020 14:18:40

Another vote for the 6:1 type. Grips a 6 inch spinner and churns over my Laser 360v a treat. Even though Just Engines say don't run them on a Lipo - we all do, and accept the risk. I use a 5s 3000ma and haven't had any problems in 4 years.

Thread: AND finally.....the 'Mini Jet' TSR2
27/05/2020 11:51:43
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 27/05/2020 11:41:56:

If you visit him on Facebook you will see he is being very busy and productive:

**LINK**

Great news ! Thanks Alan 👍

27/05/2020 11:30:51
Posted by David perry 1 on 18/05/2020 15:05:41:

When will the twin fan model be available Tony?

David

I've noticed Tony hasn't been on this forum for several months now, I hope all is well ?

Thread: Which Glue
27/05/2020 08:39:00

Cyano - Fast, brittle, expensive, fills small gaps, hard to sand.

PVA - (Titebond) Slow, cheap, doesn't fill gaps, sands nicely.

Epoxy - Reasonably quick, expensive, strong, fills gaps, hard to sand.

PU - Slow, cheapish, expands to fill gaps, can be messy, sands very well.

All of the above work on balsa and ply, and everyone has their preference. Try them all and you will soon find yours 👍

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
22/05/2020 17:06:40

A 16*8 is perfect for a 155, so that's a great excuse to buy a new engine as you already have a prop for it 😁👍

For my 180's I use an 18*8 or a 20*6. For scale, I like the wooden Falcon 20*6 from Propguy. For sporty stuff I've tried the Gsonic, Master Airscrew and Menz 18*8. I prefer the Menz, then the Gsonic, the Master Airscrew is a bit heavy.

I've never found an APC 18*8 but would like to try one.

21/05/2020 12:27:17

I tinkered with using a single glow battery for my Vees with mixed success. If you can safely get two glow sticks on the plugs that's great, but on most installations you can't.

I now use two cheap 12v power panels, each running off a 3S 1000ma Lipo. Each glow plug is on a different circuit, via a 3.5mm jack plug. It gives me flexibility to give each plug whatever amps it needs, and control them individually from a safe distance. I can then use either panel on my Laser singles too.

Certainly works for me anyway 👍

14/05/2020 14:42:20

Really useful info, many thanks Tim ! I'm hoping to switch to low oil for my Lasers when my current supply runs out.

14/05/2020 14:13:31

Tim - Did the engine need to be re-tuned much to run on the lower oil fuel ?

03/05/2020 12:27:39

Another vote for the 180 if I may, based on my own experience of them. The extra weight of the 180 is handy for balancing, and that big crankcase acts as a heatsink, so cooling is more forgiving in an enclosed cowl.

My 180's love a 20x6 (I like the Falcon wooden ones) On a 7Kg plus scale bipe, a 20x6 prop at lower revs will always be nicer to operate than a higher reving 16 or 18, and look much better too.

The 155 and 180 are both fabulous, but have a different nature. The 180 is a bulletproof thumper, pulls like a train and is as solid as hell. The 155 is much lighter, and more sporty. I've got a 74 inch pattern ship with a 155 which it's ideal for, and a 70 inch Ultimate bipe with a 180 which is a peach. No way would I swap the engines around.

Thread: Target For Tonight Film
01/05/2020 14:27:52

It's a fascinating film, purely for being contemporaneous. When they made it in early 1941, they had no idea how the war would pan out. Even though it's propaganda, it shows the real attitudes of the people at the time. For all they knew, Hitler could have been amassing an invasion force as they were filming. The aircraft, airfields and sets were all genuine and active.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
29/04/2020 16:03:09

I went for a thin NACA airfoil which allows it to fly very slowly at high alpha to plonk it down on our short strip. As the wing leading edge is swept, the tank is a long way from the CG compared to a Warbird, so after burning half a Kilo of fuel you can definitely notice the difference, it's not a problem though.

AUW dry is 24lbs and with the 360V it will disappear vertically before you can say "HOLY F***". Pic below is before it was finished, fence is 6ft, the cowl and spinner are from a 1/5 Spitfire. It eats sky like you wouldn't believe, for the first few flights it frankly terrified the hell out of me !

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28/04/2020 21:30:11

So far I've had no problems using a single tank with two separate clunks in my own 360V. I use a Kavan 1000cc (34 Oz) tank which is a bit overkill, but gives a big reserve. I notice a change in CG after about 12 minutes and land with plenty to spare. It's a 12Kg o/d pattern ship and isn't flown gently 🤪 The engine is an absolute beast, I love it !

Thread: More thinners
28/04/2020 14:14:29

I get a 5 liter can from a paint manufacturer in Brighton. Works out a fraction of the price of the small Halfordsc cans and lasts for years.

Thread: Converting Fleet Analogue Servos to Futaba
28/04/2020 08:36:26

Fleet never made their own servos after the very early days, they were all just re-badged from other manufacturers, mainly Futaba and from about 1995 all Hitec. If they are 'silly' old with square output shafts then bin them. Anything with a splined output shaft is Futaba or Hitec and will be fine. I've still got some 25 year old Fleet badged servos in models on 2.4g and 6v. No problems.

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