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Thread: Clevis, Thead, Crimp, Glue or Solder
29/03/2020 18:52:04
Posted by Peter Miller on 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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Wheelspin Models have them in stock.

29/03/2020 18:21:56
Posted by Peter Miller on 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.

The brittle effect will only happen if the metal is cooled too quickly. For instance if quenched in water or oil or even if left to cool on a metal surface. If it is carefully air cooled it will be OK.

29/03/2020 10:42:43

Heat the rod to a moderate red and allow to air cool. This will soften the metal enough to cut a thread. I've done this many times over the years and it works fine.

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
17/03/2020 17:49:28
Posted by PatMc on 17/03/2020 17:44:33:
Posted by Solly on 17/03/2020 17:37:29:
Posted by PatMc on 17/03/2020 17:13:03:
Posted by Erfolg on 17/03/2020 16:29:04:

My last thanks to God, is thank goodness it was some one who is competent, who won our last General Election, a born manager.

You must be joking. smile o

Ah yes Pat. If only you were in charge everything would be peachy.

No, if only we had someone who was not an inveterate liar & who's personal ambition did not disregard the national interests.

As I said Pat, if only you were in charge..........

17/03/2020 17:37:29
Posted by PatMc on 17/03/2020 17:13:03:
Posted by Erfolg on 17/03/2020 16:29:04:

My last thanks to God, is thank goodness it was some one who is competent, who won our last General Election, a born manager.

You must be joking. smile o

Ah yes Pat. If only you were in charge everything would be peachy.

Thread: electric to oily motor conversion
05/03/2020 19:02:28

Keith, I'm sure the Cox engine will be fine. You might have to use some lead in the nose for balance. Cox engines are very well made and last for years.. please don't be put off about getting oil on the model . Contrary to rumours it's easily wiped off with a wet rag and is not highly poisonous.

05/03/2020 18:09:42

Typical of the electric brigade. Someone wants advice on i/c conversion and all he gets are biased reasons why he shouldn't do it.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
20/12/2019 11:23:49

Or a photocopy of our passports!

Thread: BMFA site
07/10/2019 09:45:56

Has the BMFA site been hacked? I keep getting the notice "unsafe, privacy compromised"

Thread: Peter Delaney Sportstar
04/10/2019 22:39:08

Sarik have the plan and accessories.

Thread: IC or Electric for Ripmax DeHavilland Tiger Moth
09/09/2019 17:12:25

Provided you don't mind getting some oil on your model, use a four stroke engine. To me there's nothing worse than a lovely scale biplane doing a slow flypast sounding like a vacuum cleaner.

Thread: ASP prop driver stuck!
10/08/2019 09:23:27

I note you have already tried a puller. This happened to me also, The heat gun was not adequate so I carefully used a propane torch on the prop driver and that did the trick.

Thread: Electric Cars.
11/07/2019 20:07:29

Percy, which electric car are you driving at the moment.

Thread: TV Licence petition
12/06/2019 17:06:14

I'm 74 and can afford to pay a license fee, so I wouldn't object to that. The problem is that, like all nationalised industries, the BBC costs us a fortune to run. It's also supposed to be politically neutral, - well, that's a laugh. It's one of the most left wing organisations I've come across.Privatise it.

Thread: Mills 75 setting up throttle
04/06/2019 16:08:09

Like it! Now brace yourself for posts advising you to buy an electric vehicle.

04/06/2019 15:21:39
Posted by Peter Miller on 04/06/2019 08:17:14:

The only diesels that I have ever seen that throttled well were the Irvine .25 and .40 diesels.

The PAWs were very good too but not as good as the irvines.. I had a 1.49 and a .35.

I had the Irvine 20 and it ran and throttled just as good as a glow version. I also had an ED Racer which came with a plastic backplate and a simple barrel type throttle, this also ran very well. And of course half the fun was operating the engines. I must admit I'm a bit puzzled the way some people recoil in disgust at the thought of getting a bit of oil on their models and their hands. It washes off.

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 08:39:26

I fully agree Percy. Like you I've never used Facebook. I think the problem is that people make comments on a forum which they wouldn't make if they were standing face to face with somebody, they are safe in the knowledge that there won't be any consequences. A safe haven for bullies.

21/05/2019 17:03:40

Unfortunately the activity is due to the same old group of Bees. The rest of us have all but buzzed off because we're sick of getting stung.

Thread: CAA registration consulation
07/05/2019 17:52:19
Posted by Levanter on 07/05/2019 17:08:12:

So presumably "they" also want to squash recreational GA flying, gliding, hang gliding, paragliding, parachuting, rocketry, base jumping and human cannonballs etc to make way for the Drones. Some of these have a much larger footprint than model flying.

I can't help feeling any damage will be self-inflicted on those who will not, rather than cannot change, and therefore not really victims at all.

There is an argument that registration will ultimately facilitate the regulated sharing of airspace. It's just that they are not going about it very well.

Well said. Hopefully your post will bring the more hysterical posts to a close.

Thread: Ben Buckle Mini Super - Build
05/05/2019 09:50:08

A lovely engine. I had one some years ago, it started very easily and idled and throttled superbly. I sold it in a model and have regretted that ever since. Ideal for the Mini Super.

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