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Member postings for Hamish

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Thread: Why do I now suddenly see my Facebook profile when visiting retail sites?!
02/01/2018 11:34:43

Gosh, amazed at the number of closed minds. We all thrive on knowledge from whatever source. FB is no different than this forum and you can ignore the posts that don't interest you. Why am I continuing in this thread ??????

01/01/2018 22:31:50

You can learn and communicate a lot on Facebook exactly like this forum. One kart club I was associated with raised a considerable amount of cash through a Facebook appeal. So Wilco, get a LIFE.

Thread: Recycle Petrol How?
24/12/2017 13:47:25

Thanks Bob, it is a felt clunk so will take your advice which really answers the whole question of how to recycle fuel.

24/12/2017 10:23:17

Gave the ASP a run without pressure feed and it appears to be running ok so thanks for that suggestion. Have yet to tweak this engine so further experimenting worth it. I will more than likely take the million to one chance rather than an extra £35+ for a pump on an experimental project. Will drain tank into a separate container and reuse on next fill up rather than contaminate good fuel. Thanks all for advice.

Thread: Algebra 1000 Glider instructions
24/12/2017 10:01:02

I have a 1000 and an 800. Managed to wreck the 1000 fuz so made a replacement out of a mould with fibreglass, my first attempt. Both have been converted to electric and are brilliant fliers. Please post photos of your build.

Thread: Recycle Petrol How?
24/12/2017 09:48:32

I thank you for the advice and suggestion.

From JE

"Plumbing the exhaust into the tank has been a question for many years from way back in the early 70's but I have never heard of an incident wherein a fuel tank exploded. Webra sell a 150 spark engine and it is supplied with muffler pressure so it is not a concern to them. The hot gas would not be a problem but carbon might be however, I would consider the chances in the

million to one odds maybe even better. Besides, methanol is not too slow igniting with a hot glow look at glow plugs and we have been pumping hot gas into methanol for a long time. I would be prepared to say not a problem."

Its how I recycle fuel or just run dry?

24/12/2017 09:03:34

Unable to find any answer resulting in this post. Have recently converted a Saito 45,4# and ASP 61, 4# to petrol with Pegasus CDi ignition I am impressed by how easily the engines start and run but at the moment only test bench. The Satio is in an old cub ready for a test flight, weather permitting.

I notice that the petrol remaining in the fuel tank is very discoloured due to the exhaust pressure feed. Obviously the engines run on this fuel but on completion of running I have contained this fuel in a separate container and not recycled.

Can I ask how you petrolheads deal with this? Not considering a separate pump even if available.

Thread: HK Covering does not like petrol. - from the inside
09/12/2017 22:12:18

Thanks for the info Denis. It looks very localised and as it is not my pride and joy, no big problems. Will not mention at there FF as will give ammunition from the all electric brigade.

09/12/2017 21:52:43

My first venture into petrol and in my newly covered Cub I had a major petrol leak within the Fuz, I now notice that the covering is starting to have an orange peel effect from the inside out. Yes I should not have spilled fuel but could I have sealed the tank/engine bay to prevent this and with what ???

As an aside I converted an old Saito 45 to petrol with a cheap Pegasus ignition system and am very impressed. Hopefully maiden tomorrow provided the creeping disease awaits.

Thread: Wish to use 12v dc charger for lipos and Nimh at home on mains supply
09/12/2017 17:27:32

The power On and Standby LEDs appear to do the same thing?


Edited By Hamish on 09/12/2017 17:27:55

Thread: Hobbyking
23/11/2017 15:37:56

I have ordered from two locations on the same order, only difference was it showed separate amounts for postage.

Thread: Where do I buy fuel?
20/11/2017 22:58:35

I am very lucky in that my LMS, Scoonie Hobbies, in Kirkcaldy, stock plenty fuel and balsa. I am amazed at the turnover in balsa as it suggests all is not lost in the scratch build or whatever. Delighted you found a supplier.

Thread: A puzzle for engine guru's
17/11/2017 14:47:07

"the problem had revealed its self." Is this a clue?

Engine is out and on the bench which tends to eliminate fuel line, pressure feed. Not an engine guru but after only three minutes would doubt sufficient oil had accumulated to cause problem.

Will wait in anticipation for answer.

Thread: Tell us about your most embarrassing stories from the field...
14/05/2017 21:37:07

I had an early Spektrum DX6 with the single AA batteries which failed to contact resulting in my Nebula glider doing a perfect flight of about a mile and landing on a barn roof with no damage done. Replaced battery pack with NiMi soldered in. Although annoyed I was delighted that the model was in perfect trim and flew on its own, never managed that with power models as they just want to dive to terafirma.

Like previous posters I have mistaken the on/off switch for down trim and switched off. Why do Tx manufactures not make the on/off a horizontal action?

Thread: wing building help
11/05/2017 21:14:08

Epoxy, covers a multitude of sins.

Thread: Can my glider be towed using it's hi-start hook?
07/05/2017 10:42:38

Only done it a few times , on my own, using a bungee. Down elevator to get it up and then up elevator or fly past bungee to get off. Models did not have ailerons.

Does being towed by a tug make much difference?

Edited By Hamish on 07/05/2017 10:43:57

Thread: Whats flying over your shopping centre
29/04/2017 22:00:40

When did you last read Highway Code?

Vender should have made purchaser aware, but sales over web make this unrealistic, although you would expect a written guidance note with purchase.

29/04/2017 21:46:36

I appreciate what has been posted but would suggest that rather than berate individual we should inform. In this case the guy was prepared to learn.

On the subject of keeping up with regulations, when was the last time you read the Highway Code?

Thread: Joining servo leads
29/04/2017 21:37:14

No problem splicing. Have you soldered before? 

Edit.  Would use heat shrink at joint.

Edited By Hamish on 29/04/2017 21:40:08

29/04/2017 21:27:28

Thanks Percy as I could not find specific model. Same suggestion of a Y lead would still stand?

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