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Member postings for Phil B

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Thread: Latex paint anyone?
21/10/2019 18:36:30

Is this the type of polish? astonish-wood-floor-polish-tangerine-cinnamon-1ltr-d82.jpg

21/10/2019 18:32:21

Gosh that's really helpful I shall try some test patches on doped fabric. I have water based pu varnish. I have not seen Astonish polish yet and never heard of screen wash for thinning. Maybe I should get a spray gun? What is recommended kit for spraying? I don't have an airbrush or compressor yet.

Thread: Engine for Precedent Stampe
21/10/2019 18:28:24

I'm thinking Laser 150. Or would Moki 210 glow 2 stroke be just too much? Any thoughts on useful mods to the basic airframe? Mine will be (yet another) renovation, so it's off with the plastic film and out with the dope.

Thread: Ben Buckle Falcon Build
21/10/2019 18:08:08

My Junior 60 will thermal with the motor off. Flies "backwards" in a light breeze on tick over. 3 cell Lipo and 30 Amp.

Thread: Latex paint anyone?
21/10/2019 18:05:03

I notice in a number of US forums, good results using household "latex" paint on top of doped fabric. Does anyone know which paint in the UK this may refer to? I'm guessing household emulsion, but can't quite imagine using builder's magnolia!

Thread: Black 5 twin IC from Sarik Hobbies - Anyone Know it?
14/10/2019 20:24:04

That's an interesting one. Please keep us updated. I fancy a twin trainer for 2 46s or 80FS. Would it do? I have a Dale Tattum plan on the go - Corben Super Ace 60 inch Laser 45. Lots of inaccuracies in the plan. I hope yours is better.

Thread: Veneer lifting problems
14/10/2019 19:03:25

My old Acrowot bought as it was in a state is now looking much better as the complete restoration continues. The main problem left:veneer lifting on the wing. Has anyone successfully dealt with this? If so please advise.

My intention is, after curing the veneer lift, to cover the wing with epoxy/glass cloth, or possibly silk and dope. (I am a bit worried that dope seepage might attack the polystyrene foam and would have to test this firstl

So far my ideas to correct the veneer lift are:

1 cut a new veneer boat shaped patch as per the old cabinet mzkers' approach

2 just glass over and hope to press the veneer down

3 drill small holes and inject thin Epoxy, possibly pin down veneer with cocktail sticks whilst curing then sand smooth and glass

4 cut patches of veneer out and lay in glass cloth, then sand smooth and glass over

Any comments more than welcome, especially if anyone has found a good method!

Thanks in advance...

Thread: Twin glow motors for warbirds?
10/10/2019 21:57:49

Yes I see. I think at 6m wingspan I'd go for something I could sit in and fly for real.

10/10/2019 19:09:26

Thanks for all the helpful comments and as expected no strong advocates for electric for warbirds. Chris, what are the Moki's that are desirable? Are they 2 stroke?

10/10/2019 15:12:49

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using twin glow motors around the 15cc size in a large warbirds twin, like the BT 81inch mosquito or the AMS Tigercat. I could go with 2 OS 91FS or 2 Saito 82s. The issue as always is noise. What chance getting below 82db? Maybe 2 Axi 4120s would do but not as nice. Any thoughts please?

Thread: Lipo advice please
07/10/2019 16:22:20

Thanks to both for helpful advice. I have one 5s pack. Presumably to make a 10s setup I need 2 identical 5s packs?

07/10/2019 14:53:50

Does anyone have experience of using 10 cell Lipos?

I am setting up an electric conversion of a 50cc model the motor requires 10 cell Lipo at 100 amps. Am I best getting a single 10s battery or will 2 5s wired in series be the same? All are rated at 5000mah.

Thread: Peter Delaney Sportstar
05/10/2019 07:15:46

Thanks for the info. I have found where I can buy one. I was hoping for a download.

04/10/2019 22:14:41

Sorry it should say Simon Delaney

04/10/2019 22:06:05

This is a 74 inch 1.20 aerobat designed by Peter Delaney. Can anyone help find the plan please?

Thread: Guess the fault
04/10/2019 19:32:41

My 2 pen'orth...

I too have rx voltage telemetry. If I wiggle all 5 servos on the bench, the rx voltage falls dramatically when using 4.8 volt nimh. 6 volt packs seem better. I think this caused my Flair Cub with its 2700mah 4.8 volt nimh, to enter a fatal spiral a few weeks back. If any servo stalls or binds, this leads to a brown out. You won't detect this on your tx and an alarm might not help. I am now thinking of Lipo or Life with voltage regulation when using 4 or more servos and big models.

Thread: Solar Film Iron
04/10/2019 19:24:29

Or from a warm iron with a bit of meths on a cloth.

Thread: Help please with enlargment of pdf plans
03/10/2019 21:11:41

The lower wing seat in the fuselage has a chord of 11 inch or 280mm. That is the critical measurement. The finished wingspan for the lower wing should be 70 inch and the upper wing 72 inch. But a slightly less wingspan might be OK.

03/10/2019 20:38:48

Thanks for the offer Kevin. Pm sent

03/10/2019 17:37:15

Yes that makes sense mathematically, but I was sitting alongside when the lady put in 112% for the print.

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