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Member postings for Dave Cunnington

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Thread: Prostate Cancer
07/04/2019 16:57:12

Glad to hear that Martian

I too was lucky back in 2005 and had mine removed

Spread the word, don't be a typical male and ignore it cos it can kill you if not looked at

Thread: 35 MHz RX
03/04/2019 21:04:37

If it's any help I'll split them with J W, specifically the "dual" and crystals

My kit is all Futaba 35 Mhz and whilst remembering to peg, works well with others at the field

Will "drinking vouchers" help ? Rgds DC

Thread: Banded on undercarriage
01/04/2019 23:15:52

I couldn't get a straight run from the rudder for the tailwheel steering as the elevator controls are in the way, so using lateral thinking and the "Heath Robinson" ethic I have produced this - and it works !


01/04/2019 23:10:08

Like this (except that this one started with a tail skid, which was quickly replaced with a wheel) :


Edited By Dave Cunnington on 01/04/2019 23:21:33

01/04/2019 23:05:25

Hi Charles.

Whilst learning to fly these machines I am currently working my way through T Tiger Trainers, and on my third one

Flying off grass the nosewheel isn't the best . I've found it easier to fit an aluminium main u/c with 5mm nylon bolts through a strengthened ply floor, the u/c to be in line with the wing leading edge. Looks much better than dowels/bands, and the nylon bolts save the fuselage from damage

A steerable tailwheel, attached to the rudder, is also good

Rgds DC

Thread: Spring is here. Who is flying?
31/03/2019 16:36:16

"One step forward three steps back" - sounds very much like me learning to fly !

It's nearly rebuilt (again) and will fly soon


Edited By Dave Cunnington on 31/03/2019 16:39:13

Thread: A Very vintage vintage
21/03/2019 21:19:15

img_5817.jpgDone - for now it will be shelved, version 2 has an OS 10



Edited By Dave Cunnington on 21/03/2019 21:20:13

Thread: Oodalally
10/03/2019 21:56:05

Looking good, MikeE, like the canopy

I bought a part built at last year's swapmeet, and coincidentally have just recently started working on it

There's a way to go yet, it will be OS 30 two stroke powered - and probably windscreen only !


Thread: A Very vintage vintage
27/02/2019 13:24:06

PM sent Slim, thanks. Check your box.

Rgds DC

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 27/02/2019 13:25:00

27/02/2019 10:44:48

Thanks guys, working on it very soon, with mods - watch this space

Rgds DC

27/02/2019 08:51:04

Just don't ask - but it wasn't me on the sticks - it was a very very brief maiden !

For now you guys still have the only complete and flyable example

Lessons learnt and the rebuild will fly better - when I can get round to fixing it



18/02/2019 21:48:29

Using some old kitchen scales I reckon 1070 grams, with an empty fuel tank and no Rx battery.

Balance looks around 40% like this, the battery will bring it forward a touch, but seems it may need some lead

Yes, very gentle throttle and other handling will be done

PS my son 3D printed and painted the pilot, it's close enough to scale for me

18/02/2019 17:00:42



17/02/2019 11:59:49

img_5775.jpgimg_5774.jpgOk guys, in between trying to learn to fly, rebuilding trainers after unscheduled arrivals, life in general, etc, I've actually made progress !

It was nice out today so I got it out. OS 25 fitted, still needs the magnets to be fitted for the new and different nose cowl, the horns for rudder and elevators, and some decoration/decals

Thanks to all the advice and tips from reading img_5773.jpgthis forum I know how I should be doing things - but my 75 year old fingers are still learning ...specifically how to bend the heat shrink covering around double curves....oh and I think maybe a degree in gynecology would help also.

Do you think the CofG should be about 1/3 chord ?

Rgds DC

Thread: Another scam? Sinister this time
01/02/2019 10:23:12

...................only the one lad Ken ?

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 01/02/2019 10:23:27

Thread: Glazing for J3 Cub Restoration
18/01/2019 12:04:59

My LMS (Gliders, Newark) sell two thicknesses of clear stuff, or try some stationery/office supplies who will stock thin clear sheeting

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
15/12/2018 09:21:31

Looking good Dane


Thread: Sealing Iron sock
23/10/2018 22:47:18

Having been surprised at the price of the official socks I have experimented and a double thickness of white cotton knicker type material stretched and stitched into place over the iron works very well for me

- - - and don't ask about my supply chain


Thread: A Very vintage vintage
15/10/2018 17:53:58

Fantastic !

I'll get back to mine soon

Thread: I need a photo editing programme
10/10/2018 21:08:33

Try Photo Filtre, it's a free download from the internet.

I've used it for years, capable of doing far more than I need

Rgds DC

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