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Thread: clevis. Thead, Crimp, glue or solder
29/03/2020 18:18:36
Posted by cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:27:54:

For 2mm rods the solder extenders are great. If you can't or are not good at doing Z bends try using a simple U shape for the other end

Edited By cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:28:13

You caan buy Z bend pliers very easily. One quick squeeze and you have a Z bend just where you want it.

There are like end cutting pincers with a zig zag in the teeth.

I use a special pair given to me by and American many years ago but I don'tknoiw where you would find them over here, If anyone knows I would like to know as mine have a chip out of them which can be a a problem.

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Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
29/03/2020 14:34:43

In those days we often snapped them in half lengthwise and then snapped one end at an angle to get a sharp point.

If you have 3 views it isn't too hard to do the drawing.

Or you could always go to Outerzone, down load the TEquila Sunrise plan and use that as a guide to doing your own plan with a bit of stretching and fattening

Thread: clevis. Thead, Crimp, glue or solder
29/03/2020 12:10:03

I have never seen an 800 mm bicycle spoke.

A solderon iron is fine for soldering.I use a 40 watt Weller iron.

Heating the wire to red heat will work but it can cause a brittel section that will snap like a rotton carrot.

29/03/2020 09:36:11

If you are trying to cut a thread in piano wire...forget it!!

Buy 2mm solder extenders from SLEC (Or elsewhere) and solder them on.

 

Edited By Peter Miller on 29/03/2020 09:36:35

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
29/03/2020 08:28:49

Thinking about it,capstrips are not my favourite job but they do make the wing look so much better and stronger.

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
28/03/2020 15:37:49

I still use Blue Gillette blades in my razor planes. Best blade that there is!!!

28/03/2020 13:45:53
Posted by Erfolg on 28/03/2020 13:03:41:

Another similar Werewulf look alike

CL632 334G - Sarik Hobbies - for the Model Builder

It was made by a Peter Russell in the 1950s, perhaps 60s, I know, was there such a time, photography was still done with plates of glass, sex had not been discovered.

Yes It probably inspired Werewulf. I did build a 334G back in the 70s.

Er...Glass plates??? I bet you think that we uses flakes of flint to out the parts for modelsdisgust

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
28/03/2020 11:14:26

THanks Mark

Although I can now see that it is not as perfect as I would have liked it

28/03/2020 08:34:52

I tend to use shorter T head pins, about 30mm long an afew biggee ones and of course the old dressmakers pins.

Talking of perfection.

Back in the 80s I scratched a Living making desktop models for owners,mainly sailplanes but also a few others. I even had an American agent.

These were carved and shaped in limewood (A lovely wood to work with) and finished with cellulose.

Of course these HAD to be perfect which was a constant strain.

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This was one that I did for myself in a slack period. The Hall Springfield Bulldog

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
27/03/2020 21:08:57
Posted by PeterF on 27/03/2020 19:41:41:
Posted by Peter Miller on 27/03/2020 18:10:45:

The engine is impresive.

I wonder if I can persuade my Dremel 3D printer to make one of those

There are a few radial engine models on Thingiverse of varying complexity

9 cylinder radial engine

Dummy 9 cylinder radial front half

3Dlabprint do not sell the files for the Stearman engine seperately, but they have some larger ones for B-25 and Corsair, page through their shop.

3D LabPrint shop

(I will have to set upmy printer and see if I can persuade it to produce one of those.

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
27/03/2020 21:07:51

I see that you use long pins.

I use shart map pins to hold sheet etc down.the sheet can't rise up the pin that way.They are a pit of a pain to remove as the heads often come off.

27/03/2020 21:07:49

I see that you use long pins.

I use shart map pins to hold sheet etc down.the sheet can't rise up the pin that way.They are a pit of a pain to remove as the heads often come off.

27/03/2020 21:02:20

I see that they are still around.

I hope that you enjoy it. Of cohyrse since it was written there are hundreds of different angines but they stillobey the same rules.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
27/03/2020 18:10:45

The engine is impresive.

I wonder if I can persuade my Dremel 3D printer to make one of those

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
27/03/2020 14:34:27

He says"It is not perfect!!!"

I want to cry when I look at it compared with the slapped on bits on my models

27/03/2020 08:26:31

Hi Mark

THanks for the thanks but I just do what I love doing. IT keeps me insane in a mad world!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 27/03/2020 08:26:52

26/03/2020 21:04:00

I never even thought about the capstrips at the tip. Just bunged them on.

You are showing me how I should build!!!

But then I am just lazy.

I console myself with the thought that at least my models usualy fly well and don't fall to pieces in the air

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
26/03/2020 19:19:26

Sarik do the plans and canopy etc. plus assorted packs of wood and parts.

Boy! Am I glad that I cut all my own parts out!!!

26/03/2020 18:20:04

Well it is a cartoon Focke-Wulf 190.

It is a great model as a psuedo warbird.and I am sure that you will enjoy it.

26/03/2020 14:43:14
Posted by fly boy3 on 26/03/2020 10:59:54:

Been flying thirty years plus, all ic. Would love to try a war bird, but have been put off by lots of things. IE, scale finishing, reretracts,washout, elliptical wings,canopies, correct colours, so called heavy wing loading leading to fast landings. Perhaps it's not possible, but a low wing loading, easy build model that looks like a warbird, built to fly with enjoyment when flying as a sports model. Cheers. ps I/c if poss.

Well I believe that sometime there may be a MIles Magister coming. Mine but via a different scource.

There are quite a few Between the wars Warbirds that might fit your list.

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