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Thread: Where to find imperial size carbon fibre wing tubes?
28/08/2017 18:02:55


Thread: Marutaka Ju87B
28/08/2017 17:53:56

OOps... hang on.. just seen the picture of the elevator... no wishful thinking..

so heres a plan view..

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28/08/2017 17:48:09

Thanks Adrian

The horizontal stab is done, apart from fettling the recess so it is symetrical so the elevator sits in the middle of the stab, and those pesky Robart hinges of course.

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Thread: Where to find imperial size carbon fibre wing tubes?
27/08/2017 20:25:47

My thoughts are epoxy coating as our Cornish Wizard states.. you only need it to be 0.2mm thick as well

Thread: closed loop setup?
27/08/2017 20:22:15

"The most important thing with closed loop is this.

The holes MUST line up in a straight line with pivot point. or hinge line. This applies to the servo output (I don't use the servo output) or the idler bellcrank and the control horns."

Bang on, Peter wink

Thread: Nitro Engine Starter
27/08/2017 20:19:33

Ive had loads of starters including the Just Engines starter, with a NiCd pack. Yes loads of torque but big and bulky.

The Align starter is the best I've ever had, swinging a 55AX, Saito 72, Saito 100... OS91... Battery lasts for ages and you get a battery meter included too.

Thread: Southern Model Air Show at headcorn
25/08/2017 21:23:01

Try this...

List of traders

25/08/2017 21:19:23

SLEC will not be there as it's to far for them


Edited By Stevo on 25/08/2017 21:19:35

Thread: Marutaka Ju87B
25/08/2017 21:18:08

Here we go Stuka fans... Horizontal stab time...

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All cut by hand wink

Bals blocks on TE are for the Robart hinges, the other two blocks are for the struts.

Now clamped up with top sheeting!

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Thread: Which 30 engine?
22/08/2017 11:46:44

Phew. A lot of replies here! Thank you.

Well maybe a 32 two stroke then. However the length (for example) on an SC 32 compared to a 36 is exacltly the same (obviously a little difference in stroke).

The cowl is the limiting factor, it's a nice sturdy cowl and not the flimsy ones of late. I can certainly experiment with firewall/bulkhead positions, however to incorporate a longer engine for example, I would have to bury the rear half of the engine into the fuselage and move the firewall backwards to get the back of the prop 1-2mm infront of the cowl if you see what I mean. That makes it a little difficult to reach the carb etc.

Unsure why Pegasus state a 50FS would fit though.. I've emailed them for comment.

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22/08/2017 10:10:05

Hi y'all.

I purchased a Pegasus models Musketeer, and they assured me that a Saito 50 would be good for it. WHAT? It would stick out around 35mm out the front of the cowl... Even a Irvine 40 sticks out by 20mm.

So, what engine - I think I've ruled out a 30FS (I do love my FS...) but I've never had an engine this small..

What are your thoughts? SC, OS, an old Irvine, ?

Thread: Convert to taildragger
18/08/2017 13:30:29

David Ovenden - yes if you could please

As I say, kit not arrived yet so a bit of time.

18/08/2017 13:04:22

Thank you everyone.

The kit is yet to arrive, but I can plan ahead. My usual take is to reinforce the bottom of the fuselage as much as I can, epoxy.. 6mm ply.. concrete... but then use 6mm nylon bolts for the U/C. Any heavier than usual arrivals will shear the bolts and not tear out the fuselage

18/08/2017 10:19:58

Hi All,

I've ordered a Pegasus Models Musketeer, with its Trike U/C.

Now, with the field I fly from, there are gremlins that live in the grass, who snatch on to that nose wheel everytime I land. OK, so my landings need practice).

The net result is that the nosewheel leg bends, which is replaceable. But the engine bulkhead takes a battering, and eventually gives up. I'm aware that a taildragger is a little more difficult to handle on the ground, and that's not a problem for me. (the problems start when its airborne..)

My quesion is, the actual conversion. I perfectly OK with building techniques and other mods - where the best place for the wheels? Just ahead of the L.E.?

Thread: Low wing trainer
16/08/2017 18:19:44

All build diaries are welcome!

Here's my thread here which has some other suggestions

Thread: push rods threaded each end
15/08/2017 18:16:31
Always helps to open up the die first of course, but yes keep it close to the vise and file a decent lead in chamfer.
15/08/2017 18:07:58
Doing it for years.. never had a problem 😊
15/08/2017 17:53:06

Get hold of a die and put the thread on the other end

Thread: Low wing trainer kit
15/08/2017 14:04:40
Saito 50.. Saito 72.. SC 52.. a FS.
14/08/2017 21:45:58
Ah yes the Mick Reeves website where google maps are essential to navigate it.

Gangster looks cool, too!
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