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Member postings for J D 8

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Thread: Torque rods vs wing servos
04/12/2019 17:03:34

One small benefit of two central servos is keeping the mass in the middle of the aircraft but doubt it makes much difference. Have a couple of models with this system an they have worked well for years.

Thread: 140% servo travel
27/11/2019 21:50:22

Would think that as long as the servo is quiet, no hum or sound it is under strain then it is ok.

Problem with rotary servos is that at these extreme movements you do not get as much extra movement as the percentage figure suggests.

Thread: Flair Puppeteer size
26/11/2019 21:49:24

Just measured an upper wing I still have, 60 inch's.

Thread: Another way for props to bite
25/11/2019 14:33:19

With those APC electric types just getting it out of the packet can result in injury.embarrassed Guess how I know this ?

Thread: Metal Tanks
22/11/2019 16:28:44

Den's model supplies Isle of White for a range of traditional model stuff including metal tanks, not used myself but looks good.

Thread: JB Weld
17/11/2019 17:52:24

As above JB should do the job, if you can roughen surface a bit it will help.

Thread: RAF Chipmunk Hendon museum pics
16/11/2019 10:59:55

Very nice pic's capturing much of the detail like the " Toblerone " buffet stall warning strips on the inner wing leading edge.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
15/11/2019 14:46:29

Centre of gravity problems were common with many designs.

Short Sunderland must be an extreme example. When it was found the wing needed to be a lot further back it was decided rather than redesign the hull the wings were given sweepback at the root.

They did not bother to realign the engines so they toed out. This lost some performance but was helpful in engine out situation.


15/11/2019 13:14:47

Hawker had the same CoG problem with the full size and bolted lead to the engine bearers.

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
14/11/2019 16:05:56

And, wind wind wind here. That is outside before anyone comment's wink

Thread: another noobie to site
14/11/2019 09:07:15

And helo from West Wales. Ask any questions about anything model flying here.

Thread: Cremation, or Composting ?
11/11/2019 18:04:35

Blow em up, with a crow scarer banger devilinstant dismantling.laugh

Thread: Lest We Forget.
11/11/2019 16:36:32

Our little village memorial has seven names listed for it and one unknow, a sailor from where or which side is not known.

In England and Wales there are 53 " Thankful villages " Villages where all who left to serve in the Great War returned.

There are just 14 " Doubly Thankful " village's where all who served in both world war's returned. Two of which are here in Pembrokshire.


Thread: Trimming Question after Crash :-(
10/11/2019 18:20:35

Like Steve I am not a glider man but I agree it may well be to much elevator movement.

I have a Seagull AT6 and I had to reduce the recommended elevator movement a lot. At least at lower speeds it behaves but flat out it can still be provoked into a spin with just the elevator.

Thread: Avicraft Panic
10/11/2019 10:22:53

rNot had one myself but a friend did and used to manoeuvre it had to get the interplane struts to pop off ! laugh They were only fixed on with clothes fasteners.

Edited By J D 8 on 10/11/2019 10:23:15

Thread: The "drooling" stage?
09/11/2019 16:49:40

Yes ASH, Only had three flights so far and agree it is a lovely flyer. Have thought to use fiber tape to reinforce the cowl. Easy to land slowly with a flop onto the grass much like the full size F4F 's when ditching in the sea on you tube video's. John

Thread: Toyan 4 stroke engines
09/11/2019 16:09:14

There are a bunch of them, petrol and glow. All are spark ignition I think and come with self starter !

Thread: How many on-going projects and unstarted kits do you have?
09/11/2019 16:04:55

Ongoing is repairs and maintenance of fleet.

Unstarted for twenty years plus a Cambrian F86D Saber. Ongoing' DB Tigermoth E and an OD mini Focke-Wulf 190.

Thread: Toyan 4 stroke engines
09/11/2019 13:54:27

Anyone else seen, heard, know anything about these engines ? Versions for car's boat's and planes. Smaller one's are glow. Pic is of 3.5 cc.

09/11/2019 13:49:53

Toyan engine.jpg

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