Here is a list of all the postings IanN has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Sanding Sealer use|
oops, double post
Edited By IanN on 21/11/2016 12:55:02
Is it bare wood at the moment? If so, I'm not seeing any downsides. The sanding sealer will harden the surface, the filling properties and subsequent sanding will improve the surface, and there shouldn't be any adhesion problems with heat shrink covering that I'm aware of
|Thread: irvine motor|
I think that's right. AFAIK the all red engines with the black carbs were Mk IIIs, made in New Southgate. When production transferred to O.S. / Far East the same red engine had a silver carb.
Before they were discontinued I thought I saw some mag ad pics showing all silver engines, but I may well be mistaken on that.
|Thread: Building from plans!|
Is that the chap that came on here a while ago offering Okume plywood? Didn't realise he was still going - do you have contact details?
|Thread: Kwik Fli 40|
|Thread: Balsa - Depron Equivalent for wing ribs|
Or, as I know from some of your build blogs that you have foam wing cutting gear, have you considered the laser method? Essentially, cutting ribs from blue foam with all the rest (spars, sheeting etc) being conventional.
The best online article on this appears to have disappeared, but I have a saved copy that I've emailed to the UKCAA addy
|Thread: Building from plans!|
Another for SLEC balsa
Check for any discounts if you by up to a certain value. By thinking two or three projects ahead and buying in bulk you can make a decent dent in the price
|Thread: 2017 Mass Build Chat Thread|
Personally I like the Skywriter very much but at the moment there's no hangar room for a biplane. I wanted to see for myself what this two wings malarkey was all about, so I added a DB Scout to the fleet at the start of last year and racked up a lot of airtime before I moved it on, and replaced it with a yet to be maidened Flair puppeteer.
My need is for an aerobat so I will build a Fli (or two) come what may. And the Slec Funfly also looks to have a good following so I think there's a good basis for a 3 model MB. However people can still build any of those and they can still be blogged: so on one hand whether that's under the MB umbrella or not doesn't really matter. I guess the other view could be that the MB is an important stimulus, and without that some of those builds may not get off the ground, or at least won't get aired on the forum?
Like I said, I'm with the majority. Whatever is chosen, is the choice. Folks need to rub along with Brexit and Trump, so whichever model (or models) is democratically chosen for the MB then so be it - happy days!
Edited By IanN on 17/11/2016 20:12:51
Re KC;s point, the designer has already said as much himself earlier in this thread
"Whilst of course I am delighted that people like my Skywriter design I do question the viability as a novice build as it does have some aspects that although will not present issues to someone with a bit of experience"
I guess that raises the question of how important is it that the MB be aimed at encouraging first time scratch builders to take the plunge? Or, once in a while should it be aimed at a different level? Certainly seems it's heading that latter way this year, which puts an interesting spin on the project
Possibly another reason for making it a 2 or 3 model MB? Don't know - I'm with the majority!
|Thread: curved shapes in foam with a hotcutter|
Den, what size are you going for?
|Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)|
This is a new one on me. What a great subject - fantastic character
|Thread: 2017 Mass Build Chat Thread|
I'm not really seeing the problem with more than one subject. Of six MBs so far three have been single design, and three have had a no of choices. Have any of those MBs been significantly more or less successful than the others?
If there is a strong bias towards two, or three, designs, and that increases overall participation over the no who fancy a go at a single design, then surely that's a good thing?
Hats off to John for stating he will have a go at the winner no matter what, but how many others would do that?
NB that the £75 quoted for the SLEC Funfly only applies to the electric version. Anyone wanting to use an engine has to fork out £94.99, plus whatever postage costs, for the i.c. kit
That £50 for a scratch build Kwik Fli is probably pretty accurate if you're starting from "ground zero" with no materials to hand at all. Some might be doing that, but I'm not seeing many complete novices to building in this discussion so it's a reasonable assumption that many - the majority? - of us will already have a stash of wood and hardware to draw upon. So a lot of people won't need to be forking out that £50 to participate
That obviously also applies to all the other plan build candidates aswell
|Thread: Free money...|
Cheers, Martin - great tip, just done this.
Like many, I suspect, this didn't apply to us in the past and when circumstances changed I didn't think to check
|Thread: what colour for white skies|
The fluorescent pink, green and orange are all good
|Thread: First It Was Drones-- Now It's More Hot Air.........|
We get balloons flying over quite often in these parts - there's a balloon rides operation based at a pub only a few miles away
We've had a couple land close by over the years. One in a field at the top of the road, and another on the moor down at the bottom end, but the majority just sail overhead. Very picturesque, especially when you get three or four together
|Thread: Cabane repairs|
You did well to spot it. Just goes to remind us of the value of good discipline re pre-flight checks. If you hadn't been so vigilant you might have lost the model
|Thread: Which Low Wing Trainer??|
I had two as my first low winger(s)- three if you count the one I built a box fus for and reused the wings and tail
Despite some serious abuse and a goodly no of take off and landing "learnings" - ok, incidents - I had not one jot of u/c related wing damage. One time I thumped my first one in so hard it bounced 6 feet up. The attempted recovery (lack of) wiped the nose off but the wings and u/c were unscathed from the seriously hard "landing". Second one I got a landing completely wrong and pretty much flew into the ground far too fast. The resultant cartwheel snapped the fus behind the wing but the wing and u/c were again unscathed. Did something similar with the third - the one with the o/d fus - and this time the cartwheel broke the wing: but not at the u/c mount points. In fact I still have the wings - one complete and perfectly usable, plus two halves
That said, those Super Airs were both bought when the rrp was £55, and I got both for £50 each. So, probably 14 or 15 years ago. The construction may well of course have developed or changed since then. But if it hasn't, I reckon an awful lot of other things will break first before the u/c gives a problem
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