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Member postings for Alan Gorham_

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Thread: Gloster Gladiator fuel tank position
23/10/2018 20:54:25

If you use a round tank, then use a hole saw to cut the clearance hole in F2. The lack of sharp corners will avoid raising stresses in the remaining parts of F2.

If you use a rectangular tank then make the rectangular cut-out by drilling holes in each corner of the cut-out in F2 and then fretsaw between the holes. The radiused corners of the cut-out will again prevent stress being raised in F2.

23/10/2018 16:56:52

Why don't you cut a hole in F2 to allow the tank to fit longitudinally with the neck just approaching F1?

Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 23/10/2018 16:57:03

Thread: Boeing 737?
22/10/2018 13:09:27

Not sure if you can see my posts, but the model I am talking about can be bought with EDF (Electric Ducted fan) units.

I'll post the link again:

**LINK**

22/10/2018 12:57:36

Scrub that, found a 737 one....

22/10/2018 12:51:52

Can't find a video of a Windrider 737 flying, but here is a Windrider Airbus A380:

21/10/2018 20:26:37

Windrider in Hong Kong make a range of ARTF foam airliners for EDF power or slope soaring as a glider.

I've seen one of their A380s fly from the slope and it was great.

737 here:

**LINK**

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
21/10/2018 14:31:05

I did try shutting the throttle a few times but it didn't seem to want to soar. Probably too heavy! Oh well I tried.

21/10/2018 09:39:44

Nice pics of me Blenheim Steve! Shame on me for cheating and using electrons though...

Thread: Today at Ashbourne
18/10/2018 22:10:08

No it used to be at Old Warden and was flown. The throttle quadrant was mounted on the outside of the fuselage and power was so marginal that the pilot had to tuck his elbows into the cockpit to achieve a climb.

I think it is being restored by Richard Granger, but to flying condition or not I can't remember.

18/10/2018 21:33:40

The second model is of a Granger Archeopteryx an English homebuilt aircraft of the 1920's. I believe a close relative of the designers and builders is an active Aeromodeller called Richard Granger. In fact, I think he may have custody of the full-size a/c.

Thread: 35 mhz and ppm output
16/10/2018 19:01:17

Me neither!

Thread: 1 Squadron RAF Hurricane Mk.IIc
16/10/2018 18:57:09

Will do Phil, I've got a few posts on this here build blog to do yet showing the last few bits (did anyone say bombs??), but I'll be a pleased person when I can finally put a pic on the completed thread!

Thread: 35 mhz and ppm output
16/10/2018 18:40:34

What's that got to do with the original question?

Thread: 1 Squadron RAF Hurricane Mk.IIc
16/10/2018 18:00:56

And here are a set of resin castings fresh from the mould with the masters behind:

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Thread: 35 mhz and ppm output
16/10/2018 17:59:44

Err, you can't unless you hack around inside the receiver!

It is possible to have the master and student Tx's on different modes using a conventional buddy lead. I know because I do it. With Futaba anyway.

Thread: 1 Squadron RAF Hurricane Mk.IIc
16/10/2018 11:08:35

Here are my masters for the fishtail exhaust stacks and the silicon rubber moulds behind:

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16/10/2018 10:09:38

It's not a race now Ade! Me and you can maiden our latecomers at the first Orme event of 2019. Just enjoy the last bit with the pressure off.

16/10/2018 09:55:16

Well, after a hectic month of non-model related stuff, some more progress on the Hurricane to show. It's still not finished, but I'm nearly there.

Here are some pics showing the initial panel line details and paint scratching. I am just at the point of applying a dirty wash all over the model now and will then apply matt varnish tinted with very light grey in certain areas (the middle of panels mainly) to simulate sun fading of the paint).

You can also see the fishtail style exhaust stacks that I made myself by resin casting.

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Thread: Peter Rake
14/10/2018 22:10:55

I'm sorry to hear that. Although I didn't know he was ill I had noticed a drop-off in his prolific contributions to RCGroups recently.

I never met Peter, but I did build one of his designs as the prototype to prove the plan. A 36" Isaacs Fury. Needless to say it flew perfectly and I'd pay tribute to his simple, lightweight design formula that he applied to so many of his favourite WW1 aircraft and a few others too.

I found him to be very positive and encouraging in the limited correspondence we had and I know his designs played a significant part in small scale modelling while electric power was fledging and then maturing.

I think he will be missed.

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Thread: Help with first time electrics
12/10/2018 17:24:04

Bear in mind that the OP says he is building a mini version of the Super 60, ie a "Mini-Super" so the above calculations refer to the full-size Super 60.

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