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Member postings for Max Z

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Thread: RCM&E April 2020 issue chat
13/03/2020 08:46:55

Wrong picture in the "Armattan Tadpole" introduction article (Lee Schofield, page 73) It's the "Amass Connectors" picture duplicated.



Thread: The Whipitteer
10/03/2020 10:54:22

Hi Rich,

Chris seems to have blocked viewing his vid on any other site than YT, so embedding did not quite work. Viewing on YT is not a problem.



Thread: Bit Bewildered
31/01/2020 16:17:13

have a look HERE if you want someone else to do the calcs wink 2 (limited free version)



Edited By Max Z on 31/01/2020 16:17:53

Thread: Bob Wright's HM 18 Flying Flea as modified by Abbott Baynes. 53.5" wingspan.
03/01/2020 17:59:35

The HM18 is not an early model, and is not likely to have pointy LE's. I have built a HM16, and did some research although there is not a lot of reference material, but from what I could detect on the photographs the LE's are not sharp. Look HERE or HERE.

And THIS one of an actual vintage HM18. Looks definitely rounded...

The best known type is the HM14, Bertie Basset is one of those. As far as I know the Carden/Abbott-Baynes models were also modified versions of the HM14, not the HM18. If your model is one of those, it could have pointed LE's.....

Have a look at this article .

Edited By Max Z on 03/01/2020 18:27:20

Thread: Silhouette vinyl cutter files sharing
01/01/2020 14:57:39

Here's a few more designs I did recently. They are all existing letter fonts, with some changes to letters which were not quite to my taste. Like the big "f" in Hol's der Teufel, I cut a large part off the bottom, and still had to scale it down a bit smile o The font of the large letters is "Zapfino", the smaller "Lucida Handwriting":


And another one, the font is "Goudy". The curls are my own design:


If anyone is interested, I can provide the Studio3 files, which include the extra cutting lines to make weeding a bit easier (actually quite many of those).



01/01/2020 09:09:47

Yes thanks for that Steven. It is news for me too, and I will give it a try next time. But first I have to stop messing about with regular tape for transferring and buy some decent transfer film smile o


P.S. to save readers of this topic having to look it up: Reverse Weeding is lifting your design off the backing with transfer film, including all surplus bits, and removing the latter from the transfer tape instead before you stick the design in place..

Edited By Max Z on 01/01/2020 09:16:54

31/12/2019 08:57:41

Cutting narrow lines is fine, but they have a tendency to lift from the backing when prying the surplus bits loose, at least with the vinyl I am using (Hexis). What are you using Chris?


29/12/2019 12:33:09

Not much going on here these days? I thought starting a thread like this (not by me) was a good idea .....


Edited By Max Z on 29/12/2019 12:35:08

Thread: Greetings from the land of Oz
24/12/2019 16:30:05

Hi Ian, you may be interested in this specialized forum:

Edited By Max Z on 24/12/2019 16:31:00

Edited By Max Z on 24/12/2019 16:32:25

Thread: RCM&E "All Write" depron biplanes
21/12/2019 15:31:47

Edited By Max Z on 21/12/2019 15:32:46

Edited By Max Z on 21/12/2019 15:33:11

21/12/2019 10:17:20

And to wet your appetite for depron models, there's plenty more HERE.

21/12/2019 10:07:21

And THIS is Thomas' topic on RCG.

21/12/2019 09:59:19

Here is the original publication from author/designer Thomas Buchwald, in the German "FlugModell" magazine:




21/12/2019 09:21:29

This is (was crying) Snoopy's Snipe, my version very loosely based on the Sopwith Snipe. Great fun!




Thread: RBC Dornier 335
19/12/2019 12:47:15

dsc00782.jpgSeen at a big scale meeting in La Ferté-Alais, France in 2005. I love the scene, set in the period after cessation of the hostilities, of a german pilot explaining the workings of a 335 to his collegue/former adversary pilot:


Thread: Orchestra on your patch
18/12/2019 15:40:45

Randy Crawford - "One day i'll fly away" cheeky

Thread: A different kind of build.
14/12/2019 17:53:34

Not so much the accuracy of the cut, but the effect on the focus of the laser and on the efficiency of the burn, and hence the number of passes and the width of burn zone. I have no idea how critical this is, that's why I am asking smiley

14/12/2019 08:29:21

FF, I have been following your report with interest. I already have access to cnc capacity, so I do not intent to build one for myself, but I like to follow others with an original design, like yours.

I was wondering, with a cantilever type like you have designed, does it not suffer from inaccuracies due to the deflection of the Y-axis beam varying with the travel of the laser head? I don't suppose the beam itself is bending, but more like some flexibility in the X-axis guide system.

Thread: Help Needed for Kids Xmas Bike Modification
10/12/2019 15:13:52
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 10/12/2019 13:07:16:

(watch out for the LH thread on the LH side)

Geoff, I know you are a biking man, so I am hesitating to comment on this. But I think the "odd" (LH) thread is on the RH side, to avoid the pedal unscrew from the crank when its bearings run heavy.


Edited By Max Z on 10/12/2019 15:15:32

Thread: Graupner mc26 transmitter recall.
27/10/2019 17:26:06

Graupner recalls some of their mc-26 transmitters:

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