Here is a list of all the postings John Laird has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Storage of IC engines inverted?|
I store my models vertically with the nose up - keeps any goo out of the plug and also out of bearings as goo runs back into crankcase
|Thread: Saito 82b bearing replacement|
The trick here is after getting some tension then give the puller a sharp tap with a light hammer and the shock is usually enough to release the stick of the adapter
|Thread: Fifteen Foot Buccaneer|
sent you a message direct re your query
|Thread: Laser cut parts. What about the black bits?|
when laser cutting started, it was stated then that the charring would have no effect on gluing and I think this is particularly so with cyano and have had no problems with glue joints.
I lightly sand the sheet of parts before seperating them out just to get rid of loose carbon if any. I only sand edges where they show
|Thread: Colouring the covering. Dying Dope?|
anybody know of anyone trying inkjet printer ink to dye doped coverings ??
|Thread: diesel compression screw|
I think I recall the use of Brasso as a very fine abrasive to reduce and polish pistons and contra pistons where these were tight.
|Thread: Model Flying Insurance. Not BMFA|
If you are considering flying at any club sites or meetings, you may find that bmfa insurance is req'd
|Thread: Light weight fillers|
A DIY lightweight filler called spackle is popular with modellers in the USA and before the advent of lightweights over here in UK, I brought some spackle home for modelling. Its non resin, I think and I only use it for gap filling as it has no strength to it. Dries quickly and sands easily
|Thread: Captive Nut gluing|
I crunch them home using the bolts then a drop of cyano at the spikes does the trick
|Thread: Rare Laser engine|
I have seen and heard one on a vintage model - a majestic major if memory serves me well - a beautiful low purr as it whispered past.
Only a few were made and unlikely to be any more- shame
worth the £400 - dont know if I could stretch to the possible £1100
|Thread: It's the grand pre-Xmas (better stuff than normal) giveaway!|
nearly missed this
|Thread: What's been your best model or moment/s in 2013|
Maidening my twice sized Debutante by Vic Smeed. Video shows it on its second day out when there was light winds which showed of RC assisted vintage flying at its best. Hopefully the link will work
|Thread: Vic Smeed's Debutante scaled up|
The debutante is a nice looking model and as you say, it flies very well.
I dont have pdf of enlarged drawing but its fairly easy to scale up from the original dwg available in X plans at hobbystore
|Thread: Free stuff weekend|
a bundle of balsa would come in very handy for my next build
thank you in anticipation
|Thread: More oomph for the Mamselle, help needed.|
Small sports models will fly fast after they are loaded with RC unless you build really light. I would have thought you could fly electric at a local sports field in the evening when winds nearly always drop off.
The scaled up version of the Mamselle published a few years ago - 52 or 54" span should handle wind better.
My 72 and 108" Mamselles are OK in wind - and altho I loop them occasionally. they have better presence flying around on low power as the original was designed to do. I still fly my 38" version free flight as it has a 0.5cc dart diesel engine but not in local park - noise and restricted space
|Thread: Hampshire Model Flying Association|
private mail on its way with contact email address
|Thread: Vic Smeed's Debutante scaled up|
For those interested in vintage models, I have recently completed a build of an 80" span version of Vic's 40" span Debutante - one of his prettiest designs. This followed the build last year of a 60" version as a pilot project - no pun intended.
Details of the model and the build log can be seen here
The youtube video of the 80 span model flying showing off its low flying speed is here
For those interested in vintage models, Mick's youtube site has video of several vintage models
Edited By John Laird on 24/08/2013 09:53:33
|Thread: OS Max or OS LA|
My understanding is that the LA's were designed for easier starting and running - ie beginner friendly.
The other ranges have more power
My LA40 runs very nicely and if not screaming- sounds much quieter - almost 4 stroker
|Thread: My Finished Mam'selle...|
|Thread: Backing PC up|
and I thought I was over the top - apparently not - never thought about more disastrous events - need to think about that
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