Here is a list of all the postings J D 8 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: How wings generate lift|
And what about Helicopters ? Someone once told me they only fly because they vibrate so much the earth rejects them !
Having been up in the old air sea rescue Seaking's a few times I can believe him.
50 thousand rivets in loose formation they used to say. Fascinating to watch them spinning in their holes as you flew along.
|Thread: Who's flying today then ?|
Big ratchet strap to large grass cutting machine keeping my old hay barn roof from flying away. [ I hope ]
Edited By J D 8 on 09/02/2020 13:41:43
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Got to love a bitsa,
|Thread: Whats easiest way to clean an engine without dismantling?|
Biological washing powder and an old toothbrush, thorough drying and fresh oil inside.
|Thread: Sarik Dewointine D510|
Interesting, will be watching this.
|Thread: Boddington Mannock Biplane Build Part 3|
Hi Cliff, Yes that dollop of dihedral does not help with the rate of roll.[ a slow barrel is the best I get ] However slap over full aileron and rudder followed by full up elevator and mine does it's party piece of standing on a wing tip and whipping around in almost it's own length to be facing back the way it came.
I notice in your pic yours has the standard Boddington dollop of down thrust for the motor built in. I reduced it on mine to just a couple of degrees [ looks better ] and adjust the trim in flight as needed.
Edited By J D 8 on 05/02/2020 10:12:32
Agree with John above, I have a Major Mannock and the rudder is the primary steering control. The barn door ailerons on their own result in it just leaning over and wanting to carry straight on due to adverse yaw. Controls just fine on rudder only.
Mine [ also SH ] has one central servo in the wing and equal up down aileron movement and would not be easy to change. I would recommend you set yours up with little or no down aileron.
|Thread: Great Giveaways|
Lost mine, boo
|Thread: Veron Avro 504N|
Like it, good luck with maiden.
|Thread: Spy in the Wild|
Made me laugh when the spy beaver was pushed out of the way by the busy Beaver doing it's stuff.
|Thread: Mini Camcorder|
I have a Mobius action cam, picture quality is very good. Came from a UK store.
Edited By J D 8 on 29/01/2020 19:02:47
|Thread: Most flown model|
|Thread: 6 Turning 4 Burning|
Drainpipe, MDF !!! Having a Giraffe.
|Thread: Flat plane wing question|
While this sort of wing works fine for smaller stuff, weight and torsional stiffness becomes a problem at larger sizes. More so if you hang four engines on it.
|Thread: 6 Turning 4 Burning|
Have you been watching "Strategic Air Command" with James Steward. Love the film take off sequence.
|Thread: dope lifespan|
As long as the tins are sealed they will be fine, even resealed tins will be good for a long time.
|Thread: Hi from me and my KK Fairey Gannet build|
Hi Jim, There were Gannet's all around when I was a youngster from FAA station at Brawdy. Good luck with the model. John.
|Thread: Vintage Futaba servo FD17M - safe voltage?|
I have a couple of these and was trying them out the other day. They still work but slow or what. Servos have come a long way and are a hell of a lot cheaper.
|Thread: Synthetic instead of caster oil?|
Only place I use castor is in my old DC, Mills, Frog diesel engines.
OH and last year I put some in my old lawnmower. Lovely smell that reminded me of my Grasstrack racing day's
|Thread: Do you love some of your engines so much you don't fly them?|
I have noticed that a good solid wood or glass fibre cowl [ not abs ] will often give the engine some protection in a whoopsy limiting the damage.
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