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Member postings for J D 8

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Thread: Propeller safety
20/07/2020 21:34:18

Remote needle valve may be good as that way around the prop will pull an errant digit in where as in tractor a touch from behind gets knocked away.

Thread: My no. 4 Lidl Glider conversion - Twin Boom Version!
20/07/2020 08:58:10

Looks fun,smiley twin body type next like the North American F82 ?

Thread: Fly aways
18/07/2020 13:40:05

Like Peter I found out the hard way just how long PeeWee would run for on it's half filled little tank, the FF glider I had fitted it to then caught some lift off the ridge behind my house and went up and up cleared the ridge as a dot in the sky never to be seen again.

Thread: Crimping tool
17/07/2020 21:15:47

Thanks all for the info, will probably go with the Hobby king as will have only now and then use. I have another crimper for larger wires. Cheers.

17/07/2020 17:44:49

Would like a crimping tool to make up servo leads with Futaba type connectors.

Any recommended would be helpful as I just can not locate one except in China.


Thread: Seagull Boomerang or Arising Star - any difference at all?
16/07/2020 22:06:26

Irvine 46ARC Jupiter UK made with black carb. Has been powering my ARC Jupiter for many years. The most reliable and least fuss engine I own.

Thread: Finally out of lockdown & flying again
16/07/2020 15:01:59

The welsh word "Bwlch" does not mean "bulk" . It is welsh for a way through as in a "pass" like in Khyber pass or it can be simply a gateway or gap in the hedge/wall.

Nice to see models flying again.smiley

Thread: Flying during pandemic.
13/07/2020 19:12:18

Flying yesterday at club sitesmiley after relaxation of travel distance rules in Wales. With only about a dozen of us no problem with social distancing.

After a long winter and then the Covid time away there were some rusty pilots on site resulting in several whoopsies [ crosswind did not help ] I managed to rip the UC and bulk head from my Limbo as a result of dumb thumbs.blush

Thread: Rusty Fergusson
11/07/2020 22:34:43

It just looks the part.yes

Thread: Martin Baker MB5
10/07/2020 22:38:01

Thanks for the info Timo on the XF84-H, interesting stuff. I must have read the Aeroplane Monthly feature in 77 mentioned in the text.

Thread: Cleaning out a fuel soaked engine bay?
09/07/2020 18:12:45

Some solvent [ acetone ] painted on to soften the old oil before putting on the powder should help. Left for a few days it will "suck " out a lot of crud. Plaster of paris [ put on as a powder ] is another option.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
09/07/2020 08:19:39

Made mesmiley

Thread: Flair Fledgling
08/07/2020 17:46:56

Agree with the above. I also built one a long time ago, I had one of those COX power pods that fitted under the wing bands for flat work. Ended its days when it met a large boulder on the slope.

Thread: Martin Baker MB5
08/07/2020 16:03:22

Did the Americans not have a turboprop development of the F84 Thunderstreak that was supersonic or was it just the prop that went supersonic?

08/07/2020 15:40:54

Many interesting/promising airframe and engine projects came to an early end due to the arrival of the jet engine.

The Rolls Royce Crecy was a 26ltr V12 supercharged two stroke, sleeve valve, petrol fuel injected engine and fully developed would have produced many thousands of HP. Very Complex when compared to the jet turbine.

08/07/2020 13:03:01

Another of those " looks like a Mustang " prototypes was the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-15 built towards war's end in Australia , also Griffon powered. Not seen it modelled but someone in Aus may have done so.

Thread: Another thread about the DB Auster
08/07/2020 11:19:41

Most Auster's look to have a space/slot between the lower rear of the cowling and the fuselage, this would allow plenty of cooling exit.

An old Auster was the first aircraft I flew in. As we lined up for take off I noticed the tyre on my side was down to the canvas! Still it flew ok but what a racket [ had no headphones or radio, It was mostly used as a glider towing hack. ]

Thread: Martin Baker MB5
07/07/2020 07:56:48

John Marlin an aircraft enthusiast in the US has built a full size replica and it has a contra prop.

Thread: Diesel anybody?
06/07/2020 09:25:30

I also do some diesel flying now and then. An original Mills P75 [ probably older than me ] in the Cardinal.Cardinal

Thread: How Many Wing Ribs
04/07/2020 17:15:35

How many may depend some on what covering or partial covering you use. EG, all film , all sheet, or perhaps sheeted leading edge.

Measuring on mine shows 40mm on a little Veron Cardinal to 80mm on DB Major Mannock.

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