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Member postings for David Davis

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Thread: Peter Rake
15/10/2018 05:17:30

Sorry to hear about Peter Rake's death. His memory will live on in his models.

Coincidentally a friend sent me this on Facebook: **LINK**

Thread: coming back
14/10/2018 18:31:04

Welcome back from me too Phil. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well.

Thread: ASP anybody?
14/10/2018 12:00:39
Posted by cymaz on 14/10/2018 08:00:11:
Posted by Ron Gray on 14/10/2018 07:29:51:
Posted by David Davis on 14/10/2018 05:36:27:

There is an opening in the market for someone who can produce a good fourstroke petrol engine and a well-known British manufacturer is working towards this end! smiley. Those that have been produced so far seem not to have been satisfactory.

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Got to disagree DD. Kolm and Roto make some stunning 4t engines....just make sure the bank manager knows.

These were not the manufacturers I had in mind but thanks for the info Cymaz.

14/10/2018 07:58:21
Posted by Ron Gray on 14/10/2018 07:29:51:
Posted by David Davis on 14/10/2018 05:36:27:

There is an opening in the market for someone who can produce a good fourstroke petrol engine and a well-known British manufacturer is working towards this end! smiley. Those that have been produced so far seem not to have been satisfactory.

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I'm not fully familiar with the laws of libel or slander Ron so I will desist from naming names but the above statement is based upon the mixed reception which a new Far Eastern manufacturer has had, well documented online, and on the opinion of a club colleague who bought a petrol powered four-stroke produced by a better-known manufacturer which he found to be unsatisfactory. It vibrated too much. Perhaps he just had a bad'un and perhaps the other manufacturer has now improved his quality control in the light of some adverse publicity. I have no intention of buying either product.

The British manufacturer is of course Laser who have produced some prototype fourstroke petrol engines but they are not yet available for sale to the general public. Knowing Laser they will not be releasing the petrol engines until all of the bugs have been ironed out. Once they are available to the general public I will consider buying one as I am very pleased with the Laser glow engines which I have acquired. On the other hand I have considerable stocks of glow fuel to get through first.

However, one of the positive spin-offs from the movement away from glow engines, away from two-stroke glow engines in particular, is that they are available very reasonably on eBay for impecuneous aeromodellers.

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Edited By David Davis on 14/10/2018 08:00:19

14/10/2018 05:36:27

My club makes and sells its own glow fuel rather more cheaply than you can buy it in the shops. Custom mixes are available too, but the trend is obvious, electric motors are replacing glows for powering small to medium sized models and petrol engines, available pretty cheaply from China, are replacing glows for powering larger models.

There is an opening in the market for someone who can produce a good fourstroke petrol engine and a well-known British manufacturer is working towards this end! smiley. Those that have been produced so far seem not to have been satisfactory.

Thread: Model Markings
13/10/2018 11:49:13

Thank you for your responses gentlemen. I have just heard back from Tim via Facebook.

13/10/2018 09:35:26

Does anybody know whether Tim Calvert of Model Markings is still trading or has changed his contact details? I have been very happy with his work in the past when finishing my models but three emails which I have recently sent him have gone unanswered.

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Senior Telemaster

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
13/10/2018 06:01:36
Posted by Braddock, VC on 13/10/2018 00:24:55:

Will an old laser hundred fly a 12lb plane, 2 metres span and slow to boot?

It should do. A old 90 has flown my Senior Telemaster.

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Thread: Margaret's health
12/10/2018 21:40:44

Sorry to hear of your loss OT. Please accept my condolencies.

Thread: packaging
12/10/2018 14:24:30
Posted by Nigel R on 12/10/2018 13:01:06:

If you want odd size parcels, it may be more expensive to hand pack and load and post.

I put the same post onto an American website and one respondent said that it was a question of the speed with which order pickers have to work. They just find the first box and shove your order into it.

12/10/2018 09:08:37

I odered two cables for the glow plugs of my Laser 150 V Twin from the French supplier Weymuller. These arrived promptly in a box measuring 22 x 16 x 12 cms or about 8.25" x 6" x 4.75."

I can compost the box or use it to light the fire but what do I do with the Storopack?

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Thread: Ebay sellers...
09/10/2018 07:07:09

Mine Doesn't Start.

Mostly Dead Sticks.

Metal Door Stop.

Any advance on that?

Thread: Margaret's health
08/10/2018 09:14:54

Sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you OT.

Thread: intro & advice
07/10/2018 19:15:51
Posted by kc on 07/10/2018 16:49:49:

...The Uproar was larger and had lifting tail section mounted low down with very different construction throughout so no plagerism by Boddo should be suggested! All worthwhile models but not actually designed for modern electric so some modification needed.

Edited By kc on 07/10/2018 16:54:18

Actually it's a symmetrical section on RC710.

07/10/2018 14:23:23
Posted by Ernie on 07/10/2018 09:37:40:

Hi Chris, There used to be a model manufacturer called Flair. They produced a semi scale model of a piper cub.

I learned to fly on one, so it was easy to fly. It was a very good kit, but not ready to fly. You might pick one up if you search around the WWW; or maybe someone knows of one sitting unused in a loft

ernie

Yes I acquired two abandoned projects, they flew well, but as Ernie says, they may be difficult to find now.

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07/10/2018 08:55:51

I see what you mean Percy.

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Thread: My first laser!
06/10/2018 10:17:10

You're going to love that Laser. I have eight of them. I'll get round to flying one some day! blush

Thread: Electric Junior 60 Watts Per Pound
05/10/2018 17:50:19

Nice job David.

Thread: When modelling money saving goes too far...
02/10/2018 16:52:54

I have just worked out that I have:

40 engines not in airframes and I've just sold or given away four!

10 unstarted kits consiting of 9 builders' kits, 1 ARTF.

9 "Projects," incomplete airframes awaiting completion.

That's not to mention 6 spare electric motors and speed controllers, spare props, balsa, ply and glue, two transmitters and several receivers and receiver batteries.

Which Hoarding Division am I in?

02/10/2018 12:47:50

All of this reminds me of an incident concerning my best friend. I'll give him a plug, his name is Marino Pacini and he is the proprietor of MBP Autos in Shrewsbury, quite a big service and repair garage which employs three mechanics while two other firms rent ramps from him. One of his customers was a mini cab driver whose Ford Escort had covered over 500,000 miles. The owner wanted him to put a new engine into it until Marino persuaded him to shoot it and buy something more modern!

As for me, I have a plastic bag full balsa off-cuts under the work bench. When I need a small piece for a gusset for example, I have a look in the bag before looking in the boxes of stock balsa. When the bag is full it's tipped into the wood-burning stove. Balsa is not much good as tinder but it burns eventually!

Waste not want not! I am from the make do and mend generation! smiley

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