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Member postings for Steven S

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Thread: Why is epoxy like mustard?
01/01/2021 21:20:59

I mix mine the same way as "lecckyflier" except I mix it on wax paper.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
18/12/2020 17:06:10

That's excellent!

Thread: Bum ! (I hope that doesn't offend the mods)
09/12/2020 21:57:14

Sorry to hear about that Kevin, hopefully the two weeks go by fast for you.

Thread: Lettering
09/12/2020 13:27:01

I use Testors White or Clear decal paper or if the job is for single colour lettering 1/4" or larger I use my Cricut machine to cut it out of their "permanent vinyl"

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Thread: Curtis Condor biplane twin
18/11/2020 21:37:29

I'm also following your build. I've been thinking of a biplane build for a while now.

Thread: The Forecast
04/11/2020 14:50:53

We have had minus zero temps and snow for the last three weeks. Now this week we are in the mid teens, the snow has disappeared and it's going up to 18°C today. The problem is our Canadian province, Manitoba, went to Code Red or high Covid alert on Monday and that has closed our flying field.

Thread: Peter Millers Werewolf
15/08/2020 23:00:14

In the magazine article Peter says he flew it with a .32, but figured a .40 would be better.

15/08/2020 17:37:37

According to the magazine article (Jan 2008) it is 4 pounds 5 ounces.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_oZlHrdSpA
Thread: Binding undercarriage using solder and wire
09/05/2020 14:12:40

I've used muriatic acid, but only on galvanized sheet metal.like 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.

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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.

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