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Member postings for J D 8

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Thread: How wings generate lift
13/02/2020 17:06:10

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.wink

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 ?
09/02/2020 13:41:08

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
07/02/2020 21:04:13

Got to love a bitsa, yes

Thread: Whats easiest way to clean an engine without dismantling?
07/02/2020 18:59:22

Biological washing powder and an old toothbrush, thorough drying and fresh oil inside.

Thread: Sarik Dewointine D510
07/02/2020 09:19:13

Interesting, will be watching this.smiley

Thread: Boddington Mannock Biplane Build Part 3
05/02/2020 10:09:17

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.

Cheers, John.

Edited By J D 8 on 05/02/2020 10:12:32

04/02/2020 21:53:55

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
02/02/2020 17:42:13

Lost mine, boocrying

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
01/02/2020 19:30:42

Like it, good luck with maiden.yes

Thread: Spy in the Wild
30/01/2020 09:35:45

Made me laugh when the spy beaver was pushed out of the way by the busy Beaver doing it's stuff.

Thread: Mini Camcorder
29/01/2020 19:02:26

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
27/01/2020 09:23:41

ARC Jupiter, now in it's 20th year. Flown the heck out of it. First out of the hanger this year. Irvine 46 also still going strong.ARC Jupiter

Thread: 6 Turning 4 Burning
23/01/2020 17:36:39

Drainpipe, MDF !!! Having a Giraffe.laugh

Thread: Flat plane wing question
21/01/2020 18:54:29

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
21/01/2020 18:22:03

Have you been watching "Strategic Air Command" with James Steward. Love the film take off sequence.

Thread: dope lifespan
20/01/2020 20:38:20

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
17/01/2020 18:56:10

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?
17/01/2020 17:43:11

I have a couple of these and was trying them out the other day. They still work but slowembarrassed or what. Servos have come a long way and are a hell of a lot cheaper.

Thread: Synthetic instead of caster oil?
16/01/2020 10:18:48

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'slaugh

Thread: Do you love some of your engines so much you don't fly them?
15/01/2020 14:54:06

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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