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Member postings for Nigel R

Here is a list of all the postings Nigel R has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: M6? Not If I Can Help It......
23/05/2019 22:19:30

Does the road have to be in this country?

There are a few passes in the South of France that are lovely.

Thread: In The Newsagents ...
23/05/2019 22:18:08
Posted by Percy Verance on 23/05/2019 17:34:33:

I'm afraid I can't grasp the point you seem to be striving to make.

I'm not trying to shove you in any corners. You misunderstand.

Thread: Best cleaning method?
23/05/2019 16:34:05

Question intended to provoke soul searching on adopting Americanism...

Thread: In The Newsagents ...
23/05/2019 16:26:48

Or in other words, Facebook is a different sort of social media, anyone and everyone can be on it, it has no particular subject matter. Twitter much the same but again a different style. And then forums. Usually a forum has subject matter.

Like it or not Percy, you're doing social media. Regularly. Here. And now. You just did some right there. On this forum. Above this very post!

23/05/2019 15:32:34

Nothing new there Bruce, self publicising fools and followers have been around since stick paintings and open fires were the last word in interior decor.

Percy, you are on this very forum, which is social media, doing a remarkable amount of social media for someone who claims not to do any social media. As are many of us.

Facebook is just a slightly different take on the social media thing, with more flashy videos and no particular subject matter (hence, anyone and everyone is on it, not always a good thing).

Thread: Futaba servos.
23/05/2019 15:25:20

It's a taxiing control.

Thread: Best cleaning method?
23/05/2019 15:24:43

What is a toaster oven?

Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA
23/05/2019 15:23:49

You're quite right Dick. I phrased that sentence rather badly.

Thread: Design & Build Sport Twin
23/05/2019 10:27:54

Right, now that's dry, time to cut the wing saddle out. Template is stuck down in the appropriate place (LE above TE by 1/16" to give a half degree of positive incidence):

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The shape is marked with a pin and a lot of holes.

Cutout is roughed out with a dremel sanding drum, then a curved sanding block.

After I did one side, I re-used the pegs (previously used to keep doublers and sides aligned) and transferred the wing section to the second side, separated them, rough cut the second side, put them back together and finished off the sanding.

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The saddle is now a good copy of the wing seciton. I cut it oversize by 3/32" or thereabouts, to allow for the wing joining bandage. Any gaps will end up filled by silicone sealant, after covering.

I have a bit more prep left to go with the sides - longerons, doublers around the tailplane saddle, a few uprights.

Thread: Futaba servos.
23/05/2019 09:47:56

Can't fault a genuine Futaba made standard, they're a benchmark.

My own pile of standard size is mainly JR 507s, but I don't believe there is anything to differentiate them from Futaba, both well built solid units. I've still got a set of the old 505s in regular use, and they went obsolete sometime in the early 1980s - all working just fine.

Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA
23/05/2019 09:35:55

Do I read this right?

You would still get to fly any sub 250g stuff, anywhere you wanted, of course, without any of the test or registration.

It would be individual registration as operator for country members (and non-members, or clubs with individual insurance schemes) - but then, fly as before.

Regular club members would get to carry on pretty much as is though, BMFA/LMA/etc would sort the paperwork required to register.

Presumably, everyone would still need to do the competency test.

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 14:40:05

Posted by Doc Marten on 22/05/2019 14:24:04:

One post has even been deleted.

Mods haven't deleted any posts yet, as far as I can tell.

22/05/2019 14:38:55
Posted by john stones 1 on 22/05/2019 13:16:51:

The fact that we're discussing modding goes against the CoC, yet here we are and threads not closed ?

Discussing a particular decision goes against CoC.

Discussing the modding in a general sense doesn't.

I think.

22/05/2019 13:12:39

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Edited By Nigel R on 22/05/2019 13:14:08

Thread: OS Irvine 46 query
22/05/2019 12:00:01

Is it running as well as it always did?

If you bring it down after your 6 minute flight, can you see the fuel being spat out and whether it is coming from carb or front bearing?

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 11:53:00
Posted by Doc Marten on 22/05/2019 11:27:53:
Posted by Nigel R on 22/05/2019 11:04:23:

"Never felt the urge to do Facebook, Twitter, etc, so I have not experience on how they are moderated."

By and large it is not moderated.

Not everyone is thick skinned.

Not everyone is savvy enough to block and report content.

Bullying occurs via social media, and it can have large negative effects on people's lives.

Nigel, you could counter every one of these points by applying the contrary, one mans food is another mans poison, Facebook is used by almost 2.4 BILLION people, that's about a third of the global population.

No, to all of that.

Thread: In The Newsagents ...
22/05/2019 11:34:50

So about 1/50th of today's average wages?

That would make the Racer a £250 engine.

That makes an OS 45 AX look cheap!

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 11:20:02

As to the reason the other thread was closed, I imagine it was because (from forum code of practice):

"Please refrain from:

...

Engaging in or encouraging debate on political and/or religious matters. "

 

Levanter, I think you have something there, the mod team are stretched a bit thinner, until another generous soul steps up.

Edited By Nigel R on 22/05/2019 11:23:31

22/05/2019 11:04:23

"Never felt the urge to do Facebook, Twitter, etc, so I have not experience on how they are moderated."

By and large it is not moderated.

Not everyone is thick skinned.

Not everyone is savvy enough to block and report content.

Bullying occurs via social media, and it can have large negative effects on people's lives.

Thread: Design & Build Sport Twin
22/05/2019 10:36:30

Made a start on the fuselage by cutting the sides and doublers. I've not shaped the wing saddle yet, that's the next job.

The ply was scrubbed with some 180 grit before doing anything with it.

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The doublers were glued on with contact adhesive. I find a big syringe, 10ml or 20ml size, is very useful to evenly spread the stuff around. It dries very very quickly in this warm weather.

I use a couple of toothpicks to peg everything in the right place as I'm pushing everything together:

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After that, they were laid flat on the board and weighted down overnight, while the contact adhesive dries out.

The bond is of course very strong right from the get go (hence the pegs to align things and avoid misalignment) but I believe it takes a good few hours for all the solvent to evaporate and for the joint to achieve full strength.

Edited By Nigel R on 22/05/2019 10:44:35

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