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Thread: Any electricians on here.
09/12/2015 20:16:31
Mike and John. Thank you the information and also everyone else. I just wanted to have an idea of what was what etc for when the electrician arrives. Thanks again. Mike
08/12/2015 08:23:40
Thanks Ted. This one states it is not supplied with cable.

A little inconvenient
of the manufacturer but I can see why they wouldn't.

I posted photos of my consumer box, wiring information and wiring plate. I just to confirm that this is ok before my electrician arrives so I now what to expect. Mike
07/12/2015 15:58:56

Thanks for all the replys. My set up is as Mike Etheridge describes.

Main cooker switch with 13amp socket on the wall near oven above work top. Cooker outlet plate behind oven.

Consumer until is 18ft approx from cooker switch with a b32 fuse with on/off switch.


Oven outlet plate


Info regarding cooker wiring


Cosumer unit cooker switch.


Edited By MikeS on 07/12/2015 16:06:04

Edited By MikeS on 07/12/2015 16:07:17

06/12/2015 20:36:06
Long story short. Ordered a new Zanussi gas oven but they delivered a better electic double oven with induction hob.

Total kw 12.9 and manual says to use 6mm2 cable. Fuse at 30amps

Rough math gives 53amps and even with diversity seems a lot for cable rated at 7kw or around 45amps.

Should I go with 10mm2 cable or follow the manual.


Thread: RCM&E Autumn Special 2015- New 72" Mossi
02/08/2015 20:01:35

Really....Tony. I am not impressed with you as now I have another favourite plane to buildwink 2. Let me get the credit card out. Mike

Thread: Ebay sellers...
02/08/2015 19:54:52

Yes I admit it I am in need of dirty engine paper weight and the more expensive the better. But how did you know Phil.disgust

02/08/2015 19:43:20

You know I was with you guys on this but now you tell me he ships worldwide. Must buy it...... cant stop myself..... reaches for card. wink 2

Thread: Sad News - KPMFC to Close
30/04/2015 17:09:38

Well had my last day at Kempton today, lots of members and the mood was cheerful. So that's it for Kempton park its a sad day after 26 years.

Roll on the new patch at Osterley even if it is for just a year.


Thread: Spring is here!!! Who has been out flying??
20/04/2015 22:22:57

Got out today with the Stuka and Pulse. My 1.20 asp needed new bearings and was low on compression. I replaced the bearings and head gasket and now it has good compression. Ran up the Stuka but it kept cutting as soon as the glow stick was removed. My ear was abused by a fellow flying member with the words "dodgy plug" so it was duly changed and normal service was resumed. It was fairly windy by the time I taxed out to the strip and almost like my wife was there a nagging voice was saying its too windy now for the Stuka.

Now I don't know if it was stupidity or over confidence in my ability but the throttle was opened and before I knew it the Stuka was off the ground. I will admit that I should have let it gain more speed before pulling back on the stick as before I knew it the left wing stalled but I recovered it, just.

Gained height in the circuit then turned up wind and before I knew it the Stuka snapped rolled. Lucky I was high enough to recover but this is not how my Stuka normally flies. I expected the unexpected and did my best to get it round to land it however the wind had other plans for this foolish flyer. Yes it changed direction putting my approach over the high trees not the best for this bird. Four attempts later and I was beginning to accept this might not end so well for the aptly named sitting duck. Fifth attempt and I got it down but too much speed, pull up or let it run off the strip. I let it run off and luckily suffered no damaged. Lesson learned. New pants worn.



Edited By MikeS on 20/04/2015 22:24:40

Thread: Blackhorse Stuka
19/04/2015 06:52:12
Some great work and you are making me want to pull my BH Stuka out of the man cave and do something alone the same lines. Mike
Thread: Sad News - KPMFC to Close
30/03/2015 09:59:43
Really brings it home though doesn't it. No pun intended...

Was going to fly this weekend but as you say weather has not played fair. 31 days left.

Thread: Make your own servo extensions
29/03/2015 18:15:19

This a great help and good video. will make life much easier to make my own.


Thread: A formula for the correct number of models
29/03/2015 17:28:15

What about the equation (f) thats missing, f = the model you get in the shed, attic, man cave etc that swmbo did not see.


Thread: Pete Lowe, RCM&E columnist
25/03/2015 20:41:39

So sad to hear this. I loved his columns and he is solely responsible for my addiction to biscuits when building or reading plans. My thoughts are with his family.


Edited By MikeS on 25/03/2015 20:42:16

Thread: Engine frustration
24/03/2015 07:27:13

Steve. I feared the worst when I saw a fragment on the glow plug and expected damage to the liner etc. However I wonder if the fragments made its way up the breather pipe to the carb from the cam nipple. The engine was around two years old and maybe 20 flights and it was fitted with a 13x8.5 prop. The wrist pin is held in by a white which I believe to teflon plug.


Edited By MikeS on 24/03/2015 07:33:03

23/03/2015 09:29:46

Ok I will get new bearings, erm well just been to simplybearings and not being an engineer I got lost pretty fast.


23/03/2015 07:21:11

Your right Jon. Intact I found metal fragments everywhere including in the small cam bearings. What's the best way to clean out the fragments from the engine and remove the cam bearings.


22/03/2015 14:10:22

The pin has not seized in the conrod but the remains of the pin have in the piston. I have not checked the bearings yet but I did notice that when turning the main shaft the rear bearing inner race was occasionally slipping and not turning. I thought this was odd.


Thread: Six Nations
21/03/2015 16:26:54

England next. I am off to Twickenham today but alas not the see the game but do delivery's. Its going to be fun when everyone leaves.


Thread: Engine frustration
21/03/2015 16:24:21

I was chatting to my daughter this morning about the 91. She was with me at the club when I was flying the Pawnee. She reminded that the I had suffered a dead stick. This seems to be the moment the engine failed. I can remember I was climbing vertical at almost full throttle and went to idle to flip the nose down. On opening the throttle the engine had cut.

I didn't try to restart the engine until the next time at the club where the damaged was found.

Here are some photos of the 91 piston and conrod wrist pin.



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