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Thread: Web hosts
31/05/2020 11:38:33

Andy Symons is the man who will set you up. He’s great and helped me a lot yes

Thread: Cambrian models 1/4 scale Cassutt Racer build thread
31/05/2020 11:35:39

Ebay ....just for the pilot

Thread: Wittman D-12 Bonzo
31/05/2020 11:08:07

A forum member I’ve been in contact with in the US started doing a 1/3 scale but that seems to have fizzled out

31/05/2020 11:01:37

It’s my retirement project. And there’s at least 5 years before I, hopefully, go semi at 60.

The young lad , Brian,(only in his 80’s who’s building a 100” DB Giant Mannock ) and I have discussed how to build it. He suggests building the formers with square spruce with diagonal members and gluing brace plates either side of all the joint. It should keep it light and strong. Then, lay down the upper most fuselage side stringer and build it up side down, slotting the formers over the plan....sounds good to me. Split the fuselage just behind the cockpit.





Edited By cymaz on 31/05/2020 11:04:00

Edited By cymaz on 31/05/2020 11:09:24

31/05/2020 09:08:11

Steve at 90!

31/05/2020 08:52:15
Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 30/05/2020 23:58:57:

You will have the ribs cut out by 2029 then .......devil


All the ribs are identical, thank goodness. I’ve asked Tina at Slec.

There was also a kind gent from the LMA who has drawn the wing in CAD and has done me proud.

31/05/2020 08:47:14



No, Steve ( real name Sylvester) Wittman named most of his planes after cartoon characters in the 30’s and 40’s.


Edited By cymaz on 31/05/2020 08:48:47

30/05/2020 20:48:54

Slow progress. I've had the plans increased to 1/3 scale. 88" long fuselage, I will probably split the fuse behind the cockpit.

The wing panels are 30" wide. This is to scale though I expect to slightly increase the span by a little.....not by much.This will lessen the wing loading.

bonzo 88 2.jpg

bonzo wing.jpg

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
29/05/2020 13:11:30

Load it onto youtube then use the YouTube icon above in the icon / menu bar.

P.S. you will need a yt account if you haven’t got one already..

Edited By cymaz on 29/05/2020 13:12:29

29/05/2020 11:57:38

If I have any run issues with a glow the first thing is to toss the old plug and put on a new one.

Edited By cymaz on 29/05/2020 11:57:58

Thread: Hobbyking
29/05/2020 05:55:13

If you set up an account all the orders are saved and then it’s a simple job to reorder.

29/05/2020 05:50:19

The sites appear on AliExpress when you type into the search engine and then click on a product.

Its a bit confusing at first. If you try and type in carbon fibre landing gear, a lot of other items appear. There is a category menu on the left with drop down boxes.

I will try and set up some pictures. It’s also FIBER not’s Americanised English on the site

Edited By cymaz on 29/05/2020 05:53:55

28/05/2020 22:32:07

I’ve used AliExpress quite a few times with continued success

Peak Model Store for carb and engine bits, Dongguan Chang'an Hobby Store does a good range of carbon fibre undercarriages. Not been caught yet for customs charges and fees.

28/05/2020 13:52:09

Seems to be.....if you can get passed the clunky website

Thread: Does anybody know how to fix this?
27/05/2020 21:17:50

yesThe man’s a genius

Thread: Scratch Build Twin
27/05/2020 21:12:42

There’s a hint of Constellation about her. Only a hint mind..face 1

Thread: Muffler mods and making
27/05/2020 00:24:09

BTW, I’ve got some stainless steel pan scourers in the draw just to be on the safe side, should the fancy take me

27/05/2020 00:18:29

The engine tested for the noise metering is a RCGF30cc, originally marketed by HK. Ive had hours of fruitless tinkering trying to get the thing reliable. I thought I’d sorted it but after it’s second run today it was back to its old self. There is a new carb and gasket set on the way from Aliexpress......again.

Anyway, I’m hacked off with it so got myself a shiny DLE30 from Steve Webb. £239.99 and free 48hr carriage. Best deal I could find. I’ve also purchased a wrap around Pitts style exhaust from A&J Hobbies ( in Canada). Works out at about £55 including the p&p.

That’s a bit of a tale but there you are.......back to the muffler experiment.....

It did sound less tinnier and more low frequency. Didn’t get it 84dB or under. I was surprised as the change of note was noticeably different. Noise measured at just under the original 90dB. The aluminium solder I bought is weird stuff but after a bit of practice it was successful and all the joints didn’t leak and stayed together. The product was DURAFIX from Oxford Welding Supplies. The instructions are quite specific but I managed to get a reasonable finish in the end.

I bought a pepper pot for a standard DLE 30cc exhaust. This was measured and was on 84dB @ 7m. A pass in the confined garden. However the engine lost 680rpm @ WOT.

Work in progress methinks.

Thread: Poorly OS40 repair
26/05/2020 09:18:59

Sometimes, Jon, the flying Gods just smile upon you......lucky beggar

Thread: Weston Capiche 140 Refurb
25/05/2020 18:30:25

Some bed time reading

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