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Thread: Who uses blue or pink foam?
13/06/2019 06:58:08

Hello

is this what your after ...

https://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/ravago-floormate-300a-styrofoam-insulation-boards

Cheers

Mike

Thread: Another AB Canberra
08/06/2019 09:23:16

Hello all

posted a couple of replies but they haven't appeared.  

Your primed Canberra looks pretty good.  I'm aiming for glass finish at the moment but may well change my mind if I don't pluck up the courage.  Finding out about PeelPly was a big help on my learning to glass/spray finish journey.  Just received a bunch of Savox 255MG servos I plan to use.

I'm far from expert at glassing and have been trying to get round to master it for 20yrs.

https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=130636&p=1

Will update soon.

Thanks

Mike

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Thread: F3-RES
08/06/2019 08:18:24

Hi

ive built a Fresh RES kit available from hyperflight. German laser cut kit. Went together very nicely. Just getting to grips with this glider guiding malarkey after years of RC power and free flight comp stuff.

https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=FRESH&name=fresh-f3-res

Mike

Edited By MikeQ on 08/06/2019 08:19:19

Thread: Mills 75 setting up throttle
08/06/2019 07:41:37

Hi

i bought an 'RC' Indian Mills .75cc and 1.3cc from Engines Unlimited (Bipin) years ago. Both throttle very well for small diesels but as mentioned above, you'll not get the same response as from a glow motor.

Mills 1.3cc is currently in a Veron Deacon RC conversion.

Mills .75cc is in a Rover RC conversion

Both great models for a bit of relaxed flying.

Cheers

Mike

PS I've also got a Mills 3.2cc RC that sounds like a motor bike from the 1940s when it's popping away. Noypt sure if this was some kind of 'Indian Special' but got it from EU also. Throttles great too.

Thread: Another AB Canberra
29/05/2019 19:47:25

Hello

feel free to chip in whenever ... I’ll not go into too much detail as you guys have already nailed it really.

Ive got an Obelix to get out if the way and then I’ll start the Canberra and the Blejyck Hammer at the same time ... just to make things easy!

cheers

mike

22/05/2019 19:22:21

Hello

just about to start on an Andy Blackburn Canberra. Bought the short kit from Sarik.

Re the carbon rod wing joiners. Any issues using K&S Ali tube as the outer. The sliding fit is pretty good on some of the rod I've got.

Cheers

mike

PS hoping to slightly mod the kit into a B-57 looks likey

Thinking about a glass finish.

Edited By MikeQ on 22/05/2019 19:23:19

Thread: OS No8 plugs
21/05/2019 15:06:01

Hi

thanks for replies ... got plenty plugs. Was just wondering as it's holding up the order I have with them.

Just that they are saying tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. Think I'll just cancel that part of order.

cheers

mike

21/05/2019 07:42:30

Hello

is there some kind of worldwide shortage of OS No8 plugs. I've had some on order with a model shop for over 6 weeks. Not particularly bothered re the OS No8 but its holding up the whole order.

Apparently Ripmax have run out of No8 plugs!

Any ideas?

Cheers

Mike

Thread: Router
06/05/2019 11:10:46

Hello

anyone know of any articles, threads etc on building/buying a hobby sized workshop router set up, mainly for balsa/ply bashing. Anyone got one, are they super useful or Used once in a blue moon.

cheers

mike

Thread: Loaded Dice 40S - spray painting
04/05/2019 18:10:02

Hi

Agreed ... I've weighed it but lost my notes for now. It is a little higher wing loading than say the 46-60 sized pattern models I e had in the past ... but maybe only 5-7%, albeit on a smaller wing area. Even with a few ounces more it's should still be OK.

This is the first time I've fully glassed a model and 2K sprayed so it is very much a learning vehicle. Even if piles in first flight it's served its purpose. I reckon next time round I could achieve a better finish for a lighter finish. I'll update with weights etc later.

Cheers

Mike

PS lol ... I'm used to weighing components on a 0.1g digital scale for FreeFlight competition duration models! I need a bigger set of scales!

Thread: OS 46 FX
04/05/2019 17:49:46

Hello

the JustEngines liner/piston/bearing replacement has worked a treat. After some running in and a few flights (total a gallon of fuel) it's back to its old self. Using the TechPower5. Got a second one that needs the same treatment so will be doing that one too.

Thanks for all the help and advice.

Cheers

Mike

Edited By MikeQ on 04/05/2019 17:50:48

Thread: Corsair TopFlite Gold Edition kit build blog
04/05/2019 17:42:21

Hello James

any progress on your Corsair ... I've been kit bashing mine into an F2G looky likely for the last 20 yrs!

I replaced a lot of the wood with competition density stuff and I think it will still be a brick! I've seen them fly very well though?

Plan to finish it in 'Olathe reserves' colour scheme ... eventually.

Be really interested to see how yours. One out.

Cheers

Mike

Thread: Loaded Dice 40S - spray painting
04/05/2019 14:56:00

Nearly there ... just waiting for elevator servo before final assembly and sorting. Quite pleased with results for a first effort. Plenty of mild orange peel here and there plus  dust specs. Final thing I'm going to try, on underside of tail plane just in case I muck it up ... is to flat it all back with wet W&D, apply a 2K clear coat plus maybe then try and buff it up with T-cut .... just to see how shiny drippy gloss wet Look I can get it, or not. If this works fine then might do rest of model as the edges of the colour panels are raised a little and I'd rather have it as smooth as possible.img_0865.jpg

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Edited By MikeQ on 04/05/2019 14:56:50

Thread: Hammer F3 build (another another) - glider newbie
03/05/2019 14:16:52

Hello

looking at servos for the Hammer. Was thinking:

Vtail ... two of these ... https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=BMS-125WV&name=blue-bird-bms-125wv-servo-6-2kg-cm-0-09s-11-3g-10mm

Ailerons and flaps ... four of these ...https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=KST-DS135MG&name=kst-ds135mg-mini-wing-servo-5-2kg-cm-0-10s-23g-10mm

Size look right and torque at 5kg should be plenty? Overspecified or just about right?

Cheers

Mike

 

Edited By MikeQ on 03/05/2019 14:18:19

Thread: Digital subscriber versus subscription number
03/05/2019 11:36:51

Hi

thanks for the info ... not very 'joined up' though. If I'm handing over the loot to a partner of RCME I don't expect a second class subscription level.

Is there no way you can issue a subscription number just so I can see the digital subscriber only content on this site?

Understand its not your fault and thanks for the help ... but it is the 21st century. They even land space rockets backwards now!

03/05/2019 07:00:12

Hello

I'm subscribed to the digital format of RCME via Pocketmags app on iPad. However, I can't remember ever getting a subscription number per se. So I can't access subscribers only content.

you guys are tied in together with Pocketmags right? As in, as far as I'm concerned I'm paying for a subscription and I have access to the digital copy. Pocketmags told me to get in touch with the publisher, which I found strange.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers

Mike

Edited By MikeQ on 03/05/2019 07:00:37

Thread: Vintage airframe coverings.
29/04/2019 07:18:47

Hello

haven't read whole thread so sure tissue over Mylar will already have been mentioned. If you can cover is solarfilm, and you can cover in tissue, you can easily do both together. It's way easier than it sounds.

https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=22378.0

https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=16809.50

https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=17529.25

Cheers

Mike

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Thread: Hammer F3 build (another another) - glider newbie
29/04/2019 07:07:51

Hello Mike

hows that work then? Are your two boxes 'straight across' ... as in, no dihedral between the actual boxes sitting inside the wing panels and hence no chamfering of the blade required. If so that would force the boxes 'higher up' in the slots, at the panel roots, given the dihedral of the actual panels? Otherwise you'd have to chamfer both sides of blade, which would leave empty spaces in the boxes so to speak.

I was wondering, with the way the instructions are, what happens if you end up bending the blade what with it being glued into the wing? But I guess if you get to that point the wings would probably be a write off anyway?

Cheers

Mike

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Thread: Dremmel 396 Type1
28/04/2019 22:22:30

Hi

yep, seen that, that's why I asked. It lists a bunch of model numbers but mines not there.

cheers

mike

28/04/2019 19:42:07

Hi

anyone know if there is a right angle attachment for the Dremmel Mototool 396?

You can get them for the new ranges and mod so either side of mine but not the 396.

Been a good tool over the last 25 years, only had to replace the clutch.

Any ideas?

Cheers

Mike

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