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Thread: Laser 180/200v will it fit
27/09/2017 17:21:47


27/09/2017 17:21:31

I've got a big home-made Spit with a Laser 180 single in it. It's 88" ish, so similar to the DB. I was going to put my 240V in it, but cooling and carb access would have been tricky, so I went for the 180 Single instead which is bombproof.

It's mounted inverted, and a hole in the cowl beneath it cools it perfectly. A 'long' Laser exhaust pokes nicely out of the cowl as you can see below. A long inverted run leaves a glorious smoke trail.

It works beautifully, excellent match and sooooo much nicer than a petrol 2 Stroke. I built it as lightly as I could, and it came out at 19lbs including 12oz of nose ballast. That's really the upper AUW limit for acceptable performance as Jon says. Really keep it light as light as possible.

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
05/09/2017 20:55:25

Is anyone else out there building one of these ? I've started doing one for PSS, wondered if anyone else has one on the go to compare notes with ?
Thread: New Laser engines. What do you want?
31/08/2017 16:03:29

Jon, please stop posting pornographic images on a Thursday afternoon. It's not good for ones constitution don't you know
Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
24/08/2017 10:16:38

We made it onto page 16 of the North Wales Pioneer no less ! Somewhere between a dog nicking a kids ice cream, and a lost cat. The picture of me isn't actually me, and apparently I'm from Windsor, but heck ! All publicity is good as they say
Thread: Hawker Hunter
23/08/2017 16:03:28
Oh my word ! So it is ! Well spotted. Will I be drummed out of the PSSA 😃

I shall write 500 lines, say 50 Hail Marys and self flagellate for a week 😆

23/08/2017 15:33:24

Thank you all for your kind comments ! I'm pleased to say its now flown ! We were blessed with 40mph winds at the August PSSA Meeting last weekend up the Orme. Borderline too windy for it, but it had to be done ...

It went surprisingly well ! CG and all throws seem fine, only one flight as I stripped a servo but all good !

Photos by the insanely talented and legendary Phil Cooke himself:





Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
21/08/2017 12:05:28

Wow ! What a fantastic in flight shot ! That's getting printed and framed ! Enormous thanks to Phil and Tim for organising such a great weekend. I was utterly chuffed to bits to get a the Ron Collins Trophy for the Hunter, to win something that has previous winners names on like Matt Jones and John Hey on is just bloody brilliant, so kind of you all. I grinned all the way home, and even rang me 'mam up to tell her

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 21/08/2017 12:18:11

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 21/08/2017 12:18:36

Thread: inverted instalation of a laser engine
18/08/2017 22:23:29

That will be fine, but ideally raise the tank a smidge so the centre line of the tank is in line with the centre of that big black hole that sucks the air in.
18/08/2017 21:33:05
Just stick the centre of the tank roughly level with the carb intake and you'll be fine. There's no black magic to it, and as long as you don't tell it, a Laser doesn't care if it's upside down back to front or sideways.

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 18/08/2017 21:33:33

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
18/08/2017 21:30:21

Staying in Llandudno tonight, so checked out The Cottage Loaf. There's a Pay & Display car park right next to it. Result ! Free after 6pm too.

Turn left by The Palladium, down Garden Street, and boom. Use SatNav postcode LL30 2DD.

PS. It's windy.
Thread: Fitting a pump to a Laser 80
11/08/2017 14:45:27

I've had success using Cline regulators on Lasers - but I wouldn't recommend them.

I had a 240V in a big F3A Pattern model, I wanted to stick the tank on the CG, so used a bladder tank, pressurized by one exhaust, feeding two Cline regulators, one to each carb.

It was a faff, a right pain, but it did work. The Clines themselves only have tiny connections and the fuel tube kept coming off. Getting all of the air out of the system after each flight was a pain, and all the flippin pipework everywhere was confusing. Eventually all of the chrome plating inside the Cline regulators peeled off and they packed up.

The Clines are not made anymore as far as I know, and were damned expensive for what they were. A similar thing is sold by "Iron Bay Models" though I think.

But - don't do it. It's not worth the hassle. Find a way of rotating the engine or moving the tank so it's closer.

Thread: What's flying over your house
11/08/2017 14:35:16

Ooooooh !!! The Lancaster just flew over my house in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire ! It was heading south.

I've checked on the BBMF website, and it's at Blackpool Airshow tomorrow ? It's based in Lincolnshire, so what the blazes was it doing down here at 2pm this afternoon ?

Fabulous to see though, I was running around the garden waving and whooping like a six year old


Thread: Digifleet Gear
24/07/2017 15:59:25
Wonderful to hear Ernie is still flying. I remember the discussions he and I had at shows and in the shop bemoaning the state of modelling ! I retired my Fleet gear long long ago now, but still have the odd Fleet Servo in things. Ernie had the most spectacularly hairy ears that I've ever seen ! I hope he's kept that up
Thread: New Laser engines. What do you want?
24/06/2017 09:05:10
I used 2 Cline Regulators on a 240V. I used a 500ml bladder tank on the CG of the model (located 30cm behind the engine), pressurised from both exhausts. This fed two Cline Regulators located between the engine cylinders.

It worked remarkably well, perfectly consistent fuel supply, and no in-flight CG shift (it was an F3A model)

But ... as John says, it was bloody expensive, bloody fiddly, plumbing everywhere, and a pain to operate. The Cline Regulators both rotted internally and I wouldn't do it again.

But, by 'eck the engine ran good !

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
22/05/2017 19:35:55

Model of the event !!!! Oh wow ! Thank you so much 😎 I'm told my multiple failures at trying to land the thing almost took the paint of the car roofs .... ooops !

Fabulous day, huge thanks to Phil and Steve for all of their great organisation 👍👍
Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2
14/04/2017 08:13:25
It really did fly superbly, and looked potentially very aerobatic too !

Photography was really difficult though, fast grey model against a grey sky ... plus an old camera I might have to spend some money before the next outing !
Thread: Warbird C of G
01/04/2017 18:30:40
Have you actually measured the difference in CG between wheels up/down ? I suspect it's naff all, also any model where such a marginal change in CG makes it unstable has much bigger problems.

Compare the situation to the difference in CG with a full/empty tank. Thats huge in comparison.
Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2
25/03/2017 10:19:58

Having been lucky enough to have seen this build evolve in the flesh, I can now pronounce judgement.

You make me sick.

Really. The finish, the attention to detail, the design, the plan, the craftsmanship, I mean, really ? What are you trying to do to mere mortal builders like myself ? Humph. I'm off for a sulk.

Thread: PSS A-10 Thunderbolt II - build blog
22/02/2017 20:15:53
Errr ... do you have ANY idea how big this is
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