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Member postings for Steven Shaw

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Thread: Circlip pliers
28/07/2020 21:53:47

I typed "3mm circlip" into the Farnell search box and then scrolled down the result page to where it lists 4 different pliers for that circlip.

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Thread: How are you buying your modeling stuff in 2020
21/06/2020 16:26:51

We have 2 model shops in town, one allows 6 customers at a time and the other takes phone or internet orders and has curbside service. I have been using both shops to pick up my supplies.

Thread: Hatch Catch
14/06/2020 16:28:33

I have been making my own latches. A piece of bent wire and a spring rescued from a dried up ball point pen works.

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I soldered on the washer, but a locking collar will work.

There was an article in RCM&E

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Edited By Steven Shaw on 14/06/2020 16:33:54

Thread: Das Ghosten Flugboot
08/06/2020 23:23:33

HO train scale seemed to work for me.

07/06/2020 17:15:29

I roughly based mine on the Dornier Wal.

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Thread: How to smooth the glue lines between balsa sheeting?
09/05/2020 14:17:02

Eze -Kote is made for glassing
Thread: Binding undercarriage using solder and wire
09/05/2020 14:12:40

I've used muriatic acid, but only on galvanized sheet my downspouts.

Thread: Anyone still using a balsa stripper?
17/04/2020 17:37:47

I use my Proxxon for stripping spruce and fir, but I use my V-Mar stripper for balsa.

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Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
26/03/2020 20:12:57

There is also Peters' build article Werewolf

26/03/2020 17:28:39
Posted by Peter Miller on 26/03/2020 14:43:14:
Posted by fly boy3 on 26/03/2020 10:59:54:

Been flying thirty years plus, all ic. Would love to try a war bird, but have been put off by lots of things. IE, scale finishing, reretracts,washout, elliptical wings,canopies, correct colours, so called heavy wing loading leading to fast landings. Perhaps it's not possible, but a low wing loading, easy build model that looks like a warbird, built to fly with enjoyment when flying as a sports model. Cheers. ps I/c if poss.

Well I believe that sometime there may be a MIles Magister coming. Mine but via a different scource.

There are quite a few Between the wars Warbirds that might fit your list.

I plan to build your Werewolf Peter, it looks like a warbird fly boy 3.


Thread: Shops closing
25/03/2020 21:33:53

Same here in the centre of Canada, just email and phone orders.

Thread: Valdez Stol Record breaker build blog
23/03/2020 17:03:58

With all this spare shop time I decided to make a balsa and ply dummy motor for my Cub.


Thread: Micro TX's
21/03/2020 13:25:16

The one picture in his album is of the micro-receiver.

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
20/03/2020 21:55:27

Sorry to read that La Grotte is off limits Chris. Maybe you could find a small corner in your house to carry on with some parts of the build. I do all my building in a 5' 6" x 6' 6" [1.9 x 2.0]metre closet. My wife quilts in a larger room and I build airplanes, that's what will keep us sane over the upcoming months.


Edited By Steven Shaw on 20/03/2020 21:56:32

Thread: Pics from your free RCME plan build
18/03/2020 22:29:34

I live in the middle of Canada. I have tried the Flugboot off snow, but not water.

17/03/2020 21:19:16

My Flugboot


17/03/2020 21:17:52

My Wiggo

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17/03/2020 21:15:50

Here's my F-86


Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
13/03/2020 15:31:52

I just received an email stating that our monthly meeting scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled. Our city just recorded it's first three cases yesterday.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
06/03/2020 04:04:49

When I tested my fan I got 559 grams thrust at 33.85 Amps for 351 Watts of power. The basic FMS 50mm fan from Banggood.


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