Here is a list of all the postings Richard Acland has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Buyer Beware|
I have a passion for OS 40 FSR engines. I spend a bit of time buying and refurbing them. I recently bought a nice looking example on a well known auction site. I stripped it down and was amazed to see the state of the cylinder liner. I have rebuilt several ABC 40 FSR models, some of which had seen a lot of use and have never come across a liner that had peeled like this one. Fortunately I have some spares so it wasn't a real problem. It goes to show you never know what is lurking underneath. Another thing with this engine is the prop driver is machined opposite to all my other engines. The engine on the right is what I call normal the one on the left is different. I wonder why.
Sometime back there was a strong rumour that the Americans were going to do a remake of the film. They had decided that the dog would be called " Nipper" so as to keep it PC.
|Thread: Covering - how long does it take you?|
I build all my models from plans. When it comes to the covering stage I for some reason make a hash of it. It is possibly because I am at that stage when I just want to finish it and get it in the air. On my last build I was determiined to take my time and get it right. I didnt, and ended up wasting a load of film again.
|Thread: Lapping four stroke valve seats|
I think you will find Martin was spot on with his reply. I bought an SC 70 fs on ebay. To all appearances it was a nice engine. I know that ASP and SC four strokes do not seem to have high compression, but mine had very little. I took it down and checked every thing. Fitted a new piston ring , re seated the valves which made no difference. I bit the bullet and bought a new cylinder head with valves fitted from just engines. It transformed the engine and really good compression returned. It now runs and idles as it should.
|Thread: OS MAX 15FP Stuck throttle barrel|
I had the same problem with an OS 40 FSR bought on e bay. I didn't want to use heat as the idle control has a rubber "o" ring. I soaked it in a container of glow fuel for 48 hours and it did the trick.
|Thread: A Shortage Of Balsa And Lipo's, Where Do We Go From Here?|
|Thread: Covering Materials Availability-Alternatives|
Keep checking the Hobbyking site. Their film is brillant and comes in 5 metre lengths for 10 or 12 quid.
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
My main problem with the National Centre is that it is fine if you live within striking distance, but not so great if you live in Cornwall or the North of Scotland.I feel the money would have been better spent on helping clubs enhance their facilities throughout the country.
|Thread: Get it off your chest.|
The reason there are so many dud headlights is because modern cars require major surgery to change the bulb which costs a packet
To me it is an Americanism that has crept into our language and although it may be accepted by standard bearers of PC it has not been accepted by me. I guess that we will have to agree to differ on this one.
How can Guys be a neutral term. A woman is not a guy.
|Thread: Glass fibre woven cloth and epoxy resin|
I tend to thin my epoxy resin with methylated spirits to give a watery consistency. this makes it much easier to brush on.
|Thread: Get it off your chest.|
Anyone who refers to my wife and myself as " You Guys"
Football commentators who say that a player has won a penalty. You do not win a penalty. You are awarded a penalty. Football managers that say they are hoping for a result. There will always be a result, be it win , lose or draw.
Come on you Blues.
|Thread: Praise for a change.|
I was a big customer of Hobbyking when they first started. A very good website and good stock and selection. Now their website is awful always returning to page one when you are looking for something. Their stock levels are now abysmal so I now shop elsewhere.
We have a club member who looks after our sit on mower he also cuts the strip regularly. He recently renewed the mower deck which was quite rusty. He also gives it its winter service. It is something he likes doing and despite offers to cut the strip he is quite possesive of the machine. We are quite happy to leave him to it and make sure he gets a vote of thanks at the club AGM
|Thread: Future balsa supplies in UK|
My recent Spitfire built was built along the same lines. I am sure the designer who shall remain nameless has shares in a balsa company. Of my £100 worth of balsa I reckon about a quarter of it ended up on the floor in shavings.
|Thread: Petrol or Glow?|
I have always used glow engines, mainly four strokes as I like the sound and find they are what I call flying field friendly. They are all fitted with my own design on board glow systems so are easy to start. I have been interested in petrol engines as several of my club mates use them but they do seem quite noisy even when fitted with so called quiet silencers fitted. I can see the appeal when it comes to running costs versus glow fuel, so I suppose in the end it comes down to what you are happy with.
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