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Member postings for Pete Crosby

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Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
07/05/2020 12:27:16

just ordered from SLEC, so maybe be able to continue my build next week...

Thread: A very big build junkers f13
30/04/2020 21:44:49

Just watched this on youtube, complete build fro drawings ect of the Junkers F13

though maybe more than me would like to watch..

junkers reborn youtube

Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
29/04/2020 11:03:35
Posted by Simon Chaddock on 29/04/2020 00:10:14:

My most complex print so far. A 'spare' ASh-62 and bulkhead mount for my AN 2.Xash-62

It follows my usual 'lots of bits glued together' approach in fact there are 73 individual pieces just to make up the 9 cylinder radial. It is also self coloured, the parts being printed in silver or black filament as appropriate.

Intended to replace the slightly simpler version current installed in the AN 2 if and when it got damaged but so far that hasn't happene


thats a fair bit of crafting there Simon, very nice too  .. how long in total print time did you commit to it ?

I'm also working on an exact copy of the Szekely SR3, so much time spent converting images into drawings into parts.. I can't seem to be able to get any good 3 views or technical drawingsof it to work from.


Using Lockdown to help develop a better set of skills in both 3d software and 2d cad..  I'm enjoying working in virtual (3d and 2d) as I dont have an infinite supply of modelling materials. 



Edited By Pete Crosby on 29/04/2020 11:16:40

Thread: Curtiss CW1 build
28/04/2020 18:27:23

engine 009.jpg

28/04/2020 18:26:57

stuck on things to do right now, wainting of wood to arrive, making the most of my time so almost finished the dummy 3 cylinder engine ofr my build, engine 012.jpgengine 004.jpg

Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
28/04/2020 18:24:43

just an update on my build.. 3 cylinder aero engine for my curtiss CW1 1/6th scale...

engine 012.jpgengine 010.jpgengine 004.jpgstill a bit to do on it but begining to look ok I think..

Thread: Curtiss CW1 build
27/04/2020 17:45:45

Well a bit further on today with my dummy engine, still have one more cylinder to add, made the spark plugs and exhaust from Aluminum, its not a true engine just a scale representation of a 3 cylinder generic engine.




Thread: Show us your workshop!
27/04/2020 17:08:44

shed 010.jpgshed 008.jpgshed 006.jpgHere is my small workshop/shed,. I keep models seperate in the house (no room in shed). Not as big as a lot of others but good things come from small spaces...

I make, break mend and otherwise mess about in here ...shed 004.jpg

Thread: Stand or sit
26/04/2020 15:57:04

Now thats a good idea, may have to diy me one of those

I have a few large pieces of 25mm thick Polypropylene which would make me a nice flat top for cutting on.

Thread: plastic sheet to cover plan?
26/04/2020 12:02:14

How good is the Florist film, found 100m 80cm stuff for a tenner on ebay..

florist film 100m ebay 10 quid

Thread: Lidl multitool/ dremel clone
26/04/2020 11:49:12
Posted by cymaz on 26/04/2020 08:11:28:




Dremel tools can be repaired. The locking pin went on mine years ago, easily mended.

yep genuine Dremmel, not parkside tools...

kaphutt parkside drill



Edited By Pete Crosby on 26/04/2020 11:56:42

Thread: Stand or sit
25/04/2020 23:20:19

I like to sit to build, but do machine work standing up. I have my little shed setup so i can sit at a my bench and work on most things aero but I also make static scale stuff and scifi stuff., The other end is raised up to kitchen worktop hight. On my high bench I have drill press, bandsaw, sanding machine and a small CNC router, my sitty down side has electronics dev/repair area and 3d printing space,

I have to sit most of the time as I have a damaged knee and a done in hip... no been replaced yet.. dont want too.

Thread: Lidl multitool/ dremel clone
25/04/2020 22:47:15

I have parkside drill, mine's now Kaput as the button that locks the shaft so you can tighen or change the chuck is no longer intact... came adrift so now unable to lock it.. parts... so wont buy another

My dremmel on the other hand is now 15 years old and still as good as ever, only had to replace the power cord, replaced with a nicer silicone wire so its not a hindrence any more...

Thread: plastic sheet to cover plan?
25/04/2020 18:52:15

I've been using an old roll of matt laminating file (big roll) nothing seems to stick that bad to it even cyano comes free..

Thread: battery postion ?
25/04/2020 18:25:24

using a Turnigy Plush 60A with a overlander thumper v3 3548/05 900kv 710watt

maybe a 4s 5000 battery for a bit of playtime

Edited By Pete Crosby on 25/04/2020 18:26:15

25/04/2020 09:24:45

Ah right so I should keep the battery leads short and can extend the esc wires to the motor ?

So now I would need a method of getting all three wires down to the fuselage, lots of thinking going on this morning... up way to early for the brain I think.

25/04/2020 07:56:39

I'm building a Parasol wing model which has the pusher motor mounted on it,

I was wondering what the max length of battery cable is ok to use.

The model is a Curtiss wright CW1 junior, and would like to maybe install the power wires hidden inside the wing supports (tubes) Slightly oversize rather than have the power leads exposed. so I can mount the battery inside the fuselage

I can mount the esc right next to the motor (thumper V3 3548. 900kv)

Thread: Curtiss CW1 build
24/04/2020 15:13:02

002.jpgWell plan arrived today printed by Derick scott Model plans

so just comparing things I've already made ect.. also trying a 1.1 drawing of my dummy engine against the printed plan.. just to get my bearings.005.jpg

Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
24/04/2020 13:10:38

working on a 3 cylinder engine for my 1/6 scale Curtiss wright CW1 bulding from a plan.

ready to print designed in fusion 360


Edited By Pete Crosby on 24/04/2020 13:11:11

Thread: Anyone still using a balsa stripper?
24/04/2020 11:48:45
Posted by David perry 1 on 24/04/2020 08:19:29:


I've just been told by my son who drives the printer that its tempo u/s for some reason. So this will have to wait sadly while we work out why the prints are failing. Seems everything unsticks from the bed and curls up like a british rail sandwich


are you on a glass print bed or a taped one ? I have glass  (heated) and just use pritstick works very good ,I have only ever lost one print that didnt stick.


Edited By Pete Crosby on 24/04/2020 11:49:11

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