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: DB Design "Thug"|
|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
|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.
|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|
|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...
|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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