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Member postings for Dwain Dibley.

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Thread: New Beginner to Model Helicopters
10/06/2020 19:28:15

What the other guys said but usually the most vibration comes from a bent main shaft.

The mini pred is now quite old, I have had 4 or 5 of them , they are good to learn on but as has been said ....can you still get parts. Midland helis have a few but not many and no main shafts.


Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
10/06/2020 19:09:57

I definitely have, and look what they have done to my Sports Hall.........cryingcryingcrying



Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
09/06/2020 23:04:48

Very tidy Danny, How did you join the litho, assuming it was flat, or can you buy it tubed. I have never used it, but have seen some excellent results and items made from it.


Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
09/06/2020 22:07:59

A bit more, work is getting in the way. lol



Thread: Guillow's Spitfire Final Part
09/06/2020 11:12:09

You may have seen this, but I will post it here for you.

A simple turnbuckle affair, but it beefs up the back of the cowl, probably lighter than Fibre Glass. Possible on yours if you don't have the lip on the edge.


09/06/2020 07:31:39

Ah, I see now. I thought the blocks in the cowl were for gluing it on. That should work, the only drawback is the fragility of these things. As I have found out to my cost. The simple nose block set up the sports type models is more robust.


08/06/2020 23:10:46

Nice one Cliff, I, like you am waiting for the opportunity to try trimming out my new fleet.

I have no clue what the Mr Mulligan should weigh, but the other two have come out spot on the weights that are quoted in the instructions. I know that the real skilled guys can get that down below, but I am Happy.

I am having great fun, like you, with rubber (power). wink

What was the AUW supposed to be on the Spitty ?? If the cowl and spinner are fixed, how are you going to wind the motor, or is the spinner removable. ? I had a similar dilemma on the M.M, and the cowl has to come off each time I wind the motor.

I have a basket ball court sized sports hall at work, but it is now full of furniture from a block refurb, so I cant even use that now. DOH !!

Looking forward to the maiden trim/flight.


Thread: The Big Guff.
08/06/2020 22:05:38

Double post.. LOL...  I have a Great News, and as has been said it also flies on the merest phuff of throttle, a great joy to build and fly.



Edited By Dwain Dibley. on 08/06/2020 22:11:53

08/06/2020 22:05:37

Brilliant Mate, I thought it had all gone wrong when she veered off, but what a was all OK...Phew

Great write up David, Well Done.


Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
08/06/2020 21:47:08

And here's the other half done. I think I'm addicted...............surprise



07/06/2020 18:36:07

I'm luvin these, here's half a Sparrow Hawk Chums.




Charlie Brown must have a twin brother....


Thread: Servo Advice
07/06/2020 11:47:47

I always try to use Hitec servos and my go to place is Servo Shop, the clue is in the name and Steve has a discount system, the more you buy the cheaper they are. Of course other outlets are available, and i second George as others have. He is a damn good Egg.

HS 81's can give a little trouble with centering.

Another good make I have used in helicopters mainly, is savox, but again personal choice, and horses for courses, and all that.


Edited By Dwain Dibley. on 07/06/2020 11:49:46

Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
07/06/2020 11:24:10

Here it is in action D.F. I did the port wing this morning.



Thread: The Big Guff.
06/06/2020 20:31:48

The B.G. is looking tres bon David, as above pics and vid Matey.

Bonne Chance


Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
06/06/2020 20:24:52

Technology can be a double edged sword, Chums...


Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
06/06/2020 20:16:52

Thanks D.F., I am getting the hang of it now mate...

In the above pics, can you see the balsa strips pinned on the board. I wet the tissue, lay the wing on those strips, and pin/weigh the wing down till it drys.

Where I use pins, I put them into the board at an angle just enough to hold the wing in place, NOT thru the wing.

When I use the EzeDope I put a piece of clear plastic over the strips.


06/06/2020 19:31:57



Thread: Radio cases
06/06/2020 18:09:48

Cases are great as long as they are locked when you pick them up out of your van..................Don't ask how I know.


Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
06/06/2020 18:06:59

I am always envious of those that can do masking and spraying, as I don't have the skills/patience/setup

Very sharp paint job Dirk.


Thread: Walnut Scale Mr Mulligan
06/06/2020 17:55:09
Posted by McG 6969 on 06/06/2020 17:06:32:

... you seem to be seriously 'hooked', Dwain.


LMAO I see what you did there Chris........laugh

I made mine out of a bit of ply from under the bench Jonathon........Cutout is for bigger models in the future, but no doubt it will "evolve"...LOL

Wings are covered , just drying as we speak.


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