Here is a list of all the postings Ernie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
those who know a lot, know that they know a little
those who know a little think they know a lot
Edited By Ernie on 28/06/2020 13:19:45
|Thread: Adding nose weight|
My opinion is that its a NONO, Just too much to go pear shaped.
BUT, An old friend of mine, a very accomplished modeler (he talked me through my first wobbly loop) regularly filled plastic spinners with lead shot and epoxy..never saw one go wrong
Edited By Ernie on 22/06/2020 09:09:15
|Thread: Litho plate substitute?|
Yes Alan. Of course, My only excuse, is that in my haste to be of assistance, I didn't read the entire thread.
Hi Guys, A possible source for litho late are art schools. Many still use it, and throw away used sheets.
Also there is an interesting material called Flite Metal that comes from the US of A. It's easy to find on the web
|Thread: Building Real Aeroplanes in America 1918.|
FORMIDABLE M david, Its just a great big model
A zillion thanks for the inspiration.. Yes it's done with major surgery The wing needs some TLC but he's a happy bunny, or a lapin content as we say..And Monsieur le president has loosened the rules, so SWIMBO and I are off for a picnic in the rain
I'll speak to him later today,he'se gone to ground with embarrasment.
Thanks for all the ideas. I reckon major surgery is the only way, I suspect theres a fair amount of zap in there. Also, its saturated with debonder now, and the whole caboodle is beginning to fall apart. Reminds me of an early foray into float planes. My flair cub looked so fine parked in the shallows on the lochside. After half an hour it was the worlds first anhedral high wing monoplane
Hi all, Now, I'm not admitting to anything, and I'm asking this for a rather hapless friend.
My friend needs to know how can he unglue a joint? He sort of has a wing with a ply tongue that fits into a similar box in the fuselage. Silly sod, he got some cyano into the box and can't get the wing out. He has poured some debonder into the joint, but it's still firmly in place
If only I'd been supervising it would never have happened
|Thread: Paint or cover|
Hi Glynn, Dont underestimate the amount of work that is needed to get a half decent paint (and any other) finish
As has been said many times before, its all in the preperation. I would use a very light glass cloth on top of the balsa Id use a water based adhesive such as eze kote to fix it in place. The extra weight is more than compensate'd for as this makes the wood much more dingproof.
You will need to fill the weave with some sort of filler, and then spray with carpaint to get a great finish. Film is much quicker, but also needs a lot of preperation for a fine finish. But, it gives very little protection to the wood underneath
|Thread: Will we continue to get the magazine (RCM&E)?|
Hi All, and especially anyone with some influence with timemedia
Of course I know that things are difficult etc etc, but the lack of my new issue of RCM&E makes life well nigh impossible
I live in la belle france, and duly got an email explaining that for the time being, I'd get a digital version of the mag
Not too good for browsing on the bog, but perfectly acceptable
So I fillowed the instructions on the email;;;no result So I phoned....The charming lady told me to call back, so I did, she told me to call back, so I did. She promised to get back..I'm still waiting. I sent another email to the address that David gave in the forum...No reply
I've even tried to subscribe for 3 months of digital issues.. It doesn't seem to work
If only timemedia were up, to the same standard as RCM&E
|Thread: A KIT for an electric glider|
yes, ernie did sort himself out I think I bought an Atrain, and it flew very well until it sort of fell apart in midair. Never did get to the bottom of that
Edited By Ernie on 16/03/2020 09:30:42
|Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI|
Thanks all, I got in touch with Ed on the adress that Martin gave me. His website is a bit clunky because he'se working on it. He is most helpful, Ive ordered 5 feet x 10inches,+ the tools for application.
I'll let you all know how I get on
Good morning furious guys, and especially Danny
I'm experimenting on the Fury with aluminium finishing systems. Best yet is the mick reeves system, but, I would like to try FliteMetal. I've tried ordering from the website, and I've tried to email them, all with no result.
Well, I've got a very nearly completed airframe. Some bits are covered, and finished yellow. It's the silver covering thats difficult. I'm using the mick reeves foil, its difficult. The finish underneath needs to be perfect. I've used Glass cloth, and about a zillion coats of primer.
|Thread: Merry Christmas|
|Thread: Help Needed for Kids Xmas Bike Modification|
Pat, remember left hand pedal, le'ft hand thread
|Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI|
Hi Danny and the fury/nimrod builders
My Broken arm seems to be working fine, so its back to the board..Some thoughts and questions
Ive started to make the wheels from the Mick Reeves foam. Of course, I needed hubs. Wow, the dished base of a rattle can is near perfect. and, if I need to save weight, I can mould some from plastic using the metal as a form.
Where do you get your oleos. Hobbyking seem to be out of stock
As ever, Ive been spending far too much time on the cockpit. Ill send some pix
|Thread: Protecting a plan|
I get my local printer to make a half , or quarter size copy so that I can have it on the wall fot easy reference
|Thread: Litho Plate Wanted|
Art schools still use litho
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