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Thread: The Restorers
07/08/2020 17:06:27

He'll probably offer you twenty quid but try and sell it for 2 grand after his band of bodgers have dragged there knuckles over it.

Thread: WD40
02/08/2020 17:38:41

Good thread Doc, for the life of me I can't remember where Brian said about not using it on phosphoru bronze, sadly a bit late to ask him now, what magazine did write under the name of "the wizard of oz"?

At the time it made sense to me to the point of never using it on bronze, oilte etc.

I only ever use it to silence squeaky door hinges although I do agree about the smell.

Thread: OS40FS
02/08/2020 08:23:12

Along time ago I seem to remember Brian Winch talking about wd40, apparently it will attack phosphor bronze bushes.

Thread: build to remember
27/07/2020 07:59:01

How about a Vic Smeed "Gamine"? it was a free plan in the magazine a while back, a superb performer and perfect for your engine.

I've built one, rudder only and using a Irvine mill's.

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Thread: Aero art
15/07/2020 10:46:41

lHere's one of mine, I dabble in a little aviation Art, been lucky enough to sell a couple as Well!

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Thread: Back into the hobby after decades away
12/07/2020 16:50:02

Probably the best opening post I've ever read on a forum!

A very warm welcome....

Thread: Forum weekend prize draw - winners!
10/07/2020 11:37:09

Here's a nice post...

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Thread: Laser Engines development.
09/07/2020 09:19:10

Just my thoughts but if your going down the route of adding a reduction gearbox then why not go the whole way and develop a engine that's "A true 4 stroke" with in sump lubrication? if nothing else it'll put a end to the how much oil is to much debate.

The gearbox idea is a great one btw, surprised it's not a common feature on larger engines ( of any brand).

 

Edited By paul d on 09/07/2020 09:36:41

Thread: Rubber motor lubrication
08/07/2020 16:23:03

I use auto finesse "revive", it's a automotive plastic and rubber dressing but any product sold to give you wet look tyres will do tbh.

Thread: Lidl multitool/ dremel clone
08/07/2020 08:52:49

Had exactly the same problem with mine but I've cured it by drilling a hole through the plastic collar and main shaft to allow me to use a Tommy bar to tighten the collar, the shaft is only chromed brass so fairly soft.

Thread: Diesel anybody?
06/07/2020 13:54:41

You can substitute paraffin for white spirit, kerosene or jet fuel, apparently white spirit smells far less once burnt.

Can't answer the oil question although I would only ever use castor as most of my engines are old and I feel it offers the best protection.

06/07/2020 12:41:06

I'd be interested Nigel! please pm me.

06/07/2020 08:34:22

I fly diesels exclusively, I don't own any glows or electrics, fuels no problem, local model shop ( addlestone models) stock it, it's not cheap but as I only use small capacity engines it lasts ages.

Thread: Ben Buckle Majestic Major help
24/06/2020 17:50:11

It's worth remembering that the j60 was originally a free flight model, short climb/ engine run to height then a circular glide back to earth. You really need to treat it's big brother sort of the same.

Not sure my major had any side/ down thrust, I just used to climb to height, cut the motor back to tickover and float around a bit until it was time to climb back up again, very relaxing ( some may well think it boring but that's fine).

David, don't worry about the cg, as long as it's somewhere near she'll be just fine although I really would consider a smaller engine.

24/06/2020 13:16:39

I had a majestic major years ago, overpowered with a Irvine 61.

The cg position shown above will work.ok, as to throws, elevator very little, rudder as much as possible.

I'm currently flying a just junior which is just a smaller junior 60 and a much smaller majestic major, they all use the same set up regarding throws etc...

You will have fun with that, you'll also be surprised how little power they need to fly!

Just read Frank's post above and I totally agree with his comments, don't suppose you've got a .60 4 stroke you could put in it?

Edited By paul d on 24/06/2020 13:20:06

Thread: How are you buying your modeling stuff in 2020
21/06/2020 20:13:12

I'm with Test pilot, use em or lose em! I haven't needed much lately but the bits I did need I got from my local model shop ( addlestone models).

Thread: la.40 in an Acrowot artf?
18/06/2020 17:27:31

I agree with cymaz, have a look inside before scrapping it, you may well able to give it a new lease of life for a few pounds.

Thread: Diesel vs glow on a .5cc engine
13/06/2020 15:39:44

That'll be D2000 then!

Thanks for the clarification Phil, as I fly diesels exclusively and only ever use MT fuels I thought I was going mad!

I would use 1000 in a dart and 2000 in a new PAW

13/06/2020 08:35:29

Slightly off topic but I can't find any reference to D1500 on model technics site ?

12/06/2020 16:39:12

I would go for a small diesel, with no throttle there much more controllable, just back off the compression!

A paw .55 would be my choice if looking for a new engine or something like a DC Dart if you want the real vintage experience.

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