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Member postings for Dave Cunnington

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Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
19/11/2019 20:24:01

Predictably it's dry here in FL


but you might like a look at the floods in this :


My friend Lyndon airborne today from Gloucester in his Aviat Husky G-LIKY

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 19/11/2019 20:24:53

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 19/11/2019 20:36:29

Thread: Old 35mHz Futaba
18/10/2019 19:03:50

Hi Mel, as Doc M above, I too use all 35meg stuff

Should you be interested , please pm me with details of a suitable exchange rate

in coin of the realm

Rgds DC

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
14/10/2019 20:13:52

Not sure if I should post this pic here as it must be cold back home, it's my preferred style of dress

(sorry D D, but love your orange suit)

Thanks to the good offices of the guys at Retford MFC I was able to pass the "A"

certificate in time for my annual Florida jaunt, which includes flying at Manatee County

RC (near Tampa) so this was taken at 0730 local this morning, temperature 82 degrees


Thread: Latest CAA Update
11/10/2019 12:56:36

"Perhaps the mantra ought to be “Keep calm and carry on flying your model aircraft” while we wait for the formal direction from the DfT/CAA?"

Wow, do I detect a note of common sense amongst all the hysteria ?

Thread: Guess the fault
04/10/2019 08:21:47

Worth putting on this thread...may have some bearing ?

Yesterday I was readying stuff to go the field and put an rx battery into a plane to check it out.

Removed battery after a few minutes and it was unusually quite warm, so looked closely then

quickly separated the red and black wires, which were shorting together

The plastic shrink wrap is quite hard and had cut part way through the insulation

Good lesson, something else to check - or if you ever lift them by the wires ….don't !

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 04/10/2019 08:34:56

Thread: Duxford Spitfire Day
24/09/2019 16:43:08

Good to see the pics, hope you don't mind me correcting, the Harvard is a Yale, and the Starfire is a CT33 (C = Canadian built) T33 which is a 2 seat trainer version of the P80 Shooting Star

Thread: Latest CAA Update
11/09/2019 22:08:41

Well done BMFA et al, a real positive step in the right direction

Thread: Finished
10/09/2019 09:42:50

……………...or it could (unlikely) be a Dreamer !img_6205.jpg

Thread: OS 40 four stroke, inverted?...
07/09/2019 07:30:24

Many thanks guys, as ever useful info for a relative newbie

06/09/2019 21:10:40

So, without wishing to hijack this thread, am I correct in thinking that the fuel tank pipe to the carb should be at approx. the same level as the carb intake ?

I tried to fit an inverted 2 stroke OS and it kept flooding as I think the tank was too high above the carb level, I gave up and turned it upright, ran fine

Presumably if the pipe is a tad below the carb level, the engine should be able to suck in the fuel, aided of course by the pressure from the exhaust

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 06/09/2019 21:15:15

Thread: Gee Bee Models Dreamer Bipe
31/08/2019 10:24:48

Cheers Denis, you may well be right there, especially as I'm still a learner airframe driver.

This was a "started" kit with a lot missing, hence my home made cabane, and the main u/c is from "stock" with a home made sort of imitation air scoop box thingy to tidy it up.

The ground angle looks about right, and I plan to attach balsa fairings to the legs. I bought a pair of used spats at Barkston, guessed the size wrong and they're too small...…..spats are fine to look at but maybe not too practical anyway !

Have to wait for flight to check the efficacy of it all.

Rgds DC

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 31/08/2019 10:28:02

31/08/2019 09:12:46

img_6205.jpgComing along


Thread: Cotswold Kits Bantam
27/08/2019 20:21:29

Thanks Guys for the responses, pretty much what I had decided - once the Dreamer bipe is finished this will follow and should not be too difficult to figure out..

You can't blame a guy for trying though

Rgds DC

27/08/2019 19:29:54

Thought I should give this one more try, 144 views and no comments, so has no one heard of the kit ?

Google and Outerzone have not helped

Rgds DC

26/08/2019 16:11:17

Hi everyone, I noted this in the Nationals thread but hope it will get better exposure in it's own thread


An excellent buy at the swapmeet, however there were no plans or instructions (so what else should I expect for a fiver) any of you guys know the kit or can help me - so far Google has not been my friend on this, and the Bantams on Outerzone are not this one


Thread: August Nationals 2019
26/08/2019 11:13:15

One of yesterdays good value swapmeet purchases - no instructions or plan, but for the price so what !img_6194.jpg

Can anyone help please....meantime I guess I'll talk to my friends Google and Outerzone.

Many thanks to the vendor DC

25/08/2019 20:59:33

A cracking day with weather to match

Thread: ASP 21 vs OS Max 25FP
22/08/2019 11:08:46

Graham PM sent

Thread: Gee Bee Models Dreamer Bipe
21/08/2019 11:42:03

Some progress


Thread: Can you help identify this old PA28 kit ?
21/08/2019 11:38:25

img_6190.jpgimg_6189.jpgWas it really April last year ?

The Dreamer bipe is coming on and for a change I'm doing a bit on this one


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