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Thread: DB Design "Thug"
12/07/2007 08:41:00
From memory I think the main gear was simply saddle clamped to a ply plate let into the bottom of the fus slightly behind the cg.

I also seem to remember that the cg wasn't shown on the plan, so there was a bit of trial and error setting this up on the bench before I finally glued and screwed it
11/07/2007 20:12:00
Good luck with that.

Mine wasn't built light - nylon covered/paint finish, std size radio, trike u/c. In that state it was a bit marginal for comfort on the 19 I originally used but an mds 28 gave it vertical performance.
Any ordinary .25 should be more than ample.
07/07/2007 23:45:00
I built a model called "The Thug", though not a DB design. Not a great aeronautical triumph - the designer stated upfront that it was cobbled together from leftover bits of other airframes - but it was cheap and tough and got me past my original trainer.
Free plan in Dec 99 RCMW. Go to the Traplet website, look at the photo there and check whether that's the model you've got
Thread: Maplins Digital Multimeter
23/06/2007 20:40:00
Agree that a visual check is the best option, though that's rarely possible without stripping the insulation. I'm no electronics expert but with the meter at least you have a fighting chance of spotting poor conductivity in time to take remedial action.
Re BWC there's an interesting article in July AMI (the issue with the Bearcat on the cover). Seems like its not only the neg lead that's at risk...
22/06/2007 21:11:00
Not exactly a high precsion instrument, nor the most fully featured multimeter. However, perfectly adequate for carrying out basic checks (including for the dreaded black wire corrosion).
Not only just 5.99, but in my local Maplins currently buy one, get one free.
Get one for yourself, and leave the other in the hut at the field for all to use!
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