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Member postings for Denis Watkins

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Thread: Valspar paint problem
26/11/2020 15:10:10

You know pigments Maurice, are fine ground powders for us modeller to brush paint and spray, and modern enamel and acrylics are excellent.

I don't think Valspar aspire to our needs.

Google PC10 in Britmodeller, as they have some alternate suggestions

Thread: Replacement Carb for OS FS70 Surpass?
24/11/2020 11:50:37

They are all here Nigel

Drop-down your motor description

Then download the PDF

Click on the Discontinued List, to see other motors



Edited By Denis Watkins on 24/11/2020 11:52:27

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
20/11/2020 11:31:57
Posted by Colin Leighfield on 20/11/2020 10:27:30:

Trevor, I've got a feeling that the Ridge Runt was from another maker, but I could be wrong. I remember the plane.

Am pretty sure I had a Ridge Runt from a kit

A Precident Kit? of T180 fame.

Thread: Can you Help to Identify this Engine?
14/11/2020 07:31:02

Peter, just double check the depth of the hole in the crank, and the prop shaft stud thread length,

that this is long enough to tighten up.

but not so long that the prop shaft " bottoms out " unable to tighten.

Is a simple remedy if the stud is too long

13/11/2020 10:22:54

My own choice is that you have to pop a piece of timber in to the port Peter.

Get both the outer and inner threads absolutely clean. I used carbontet when we were allowed to get it.

But use your chosen degreaser before applying locktite.

Balance the prop of course.

A .60 can often benefit from a cooler plug too, and is worth a try when motors throw a prop.

Edited By Denis Watkins on 13/11/2020 10:28:15

Thread: Fixed wing Beginner
07/11/2020 20:12:09

Bangood is the only comment I can make Robin

Do not Hesitate to order from them

Have never had a fail yet

Thread: Forum members' new engines: Let's see them.
31/10/2020 18:14:24

Saito 62B for Hobbyking Tiger Moth sport outline


Thread: What to do with old Lipo;s
29/10/2020 14:58:18

Waste plant

Sorting line, battery explosions, BBC News 3 days ago


Thread: Advice for tail linkages
19/10/2020 20:36:16

dsc02120.jpgdsc02119.jpgTail wheel bracket fitted inverted, to accommodate long tiller bar

This halves the Tail wheel movement relative to the rudder input

Making ground control much easier

Edited By Denis Watkins on 19/10/2020 20:38:53

Thread: Alternative to Dural
18/10/2020 11:28:06

Dural is tough, and very lightweight Andy, so is difficult to substitute.

Large models can cope with heavier u/c

Thread: Freebies
14/10/2020 16:48:52
Posted by Nigel R on 14/10/2020 16:27:18:


Dykes rings are an L shape. The pressure after ignition forces them outward against the liner.

Without the engine running, they will have almost no compression at all

I agree with Nigel here

Some ringed motors show no resistance when cold yet run fine when running and things get hot.

Thread: Unfairly vilified engines.
13/10/2020 21:53:41

Tuning is important Matt. If a motor has a good plug, clean fuel and can draw air, to compress, mixed with the fuel,

It will run, and all the names you mention do run.

Like all our equipment, times occur when installation and lack of " know how ", results in a poor,

But unfair review.

Thread: Tig Welder.
12/10/2020 19:24:53
Posted by Mike T on 12/10/2020 14:05:20:

Guys - any opinion on the miniature welders you see on Youtube?

OK for an infrequent hobby user, or a complete waste of time and money?

Your mask, gloves and cables will cost your more than a mini welder Mike

And they Are OK for the hobby user.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
10/10/2020 20:53:36

You can trust him though the photos are not great

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Thread: What model
07/10/2020 11:19:49

Power pack and prop choice should produce power,

Suitable for a wide range of models weighing 4 - 6lb James.

There is seldom just one choice with electric set ups.


Edited By Denis Watkins on 07/10/2020 11:37:35

Thread: Connectors - which way round
06/10/2020 16:07:58

That is a Female connector Tony, as you suspect.

If we were naming the " grip", then that would be male

But from stock, the brass probe is male and the tube female, as you said

Edited By Denis Watkins on 06/10/2020 16:08:31

Thread: OS 46 - stripped crankcase cover screw threads
06/10/2020 09:19:52

Try PTFE tape Jonathan, there are 2 types to try

Water Tape, is thinnest, and try tightly wrapping the threads whereby the tape stays on as you screw in.

Gas Tape, is about twice as thick, and wrap the same way, to tighten as it goes in.

This is a good move on any blind holes such as silencer attachment.

Thread: Redundant at 62!
05/10/2020 17:54:48

During " hard times " Cliff, this happens

And employers do seek out " superhuman " to do the work of more than one employee.

Only you can decide, but follow your instincts.

Edited By Denis Watkins on 05/10/2020 17:55:13

Thread: Sellers beware!
04/10/2020 14:00:48

Dreadful experience Simon really.

PayPal do guarantee transactions where there is " Proof of posting" to the Address PayPal state on their invoice.

It is when we go " off piest " that cracks appear.

PayPal customers get a rating, and delivery instructions are given dependent on the rating.

If these are followed, then no surprises later.

Thread: Regulating to 6v
04/10/2020 12:01:27

My own take on this Gary, as this is what I do.

4 good Duracell dry cells will last you all season.

4 rechargeable AA cells less so, as at 1.2v per cell, you only get 4.8v from the pack.

Dedicated Transmitter Lipos have already included an internal protection circuit built in, but you pay the price.

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