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Thread: stuck bearing
28/12/2014 09:40:09

Graham I tend use gas mark 3 325 f if that does not work then gas mark 4 350 f for 20 minutes. How hot should I go. The engine is smoking when I take it out. Never normally have this problem


28/12/2014 08:25:13

Well the idea is a sound one but it did not work, the bearing still will not pop out. I think it must be stuck in with old castor varnish.

Maybe a solvent to break down the castor gunk first would help, any ideas

Thanks Mike.

Edited By MikeS on 28/12/2014 08:25:55

24/12/2014 10:11:22

Keith, thanks for that. I was thinking along these lines but this rawlbolt looks better than what I had in mind. Will pop out after xmas and get one.


23/12/2014 16:27:34

I tried to remove the bearings in my asp fs 1.20 today that I am rebuilding but no joy. I've changed a few over the years in various engines and do not normally encounter a problem.

Tried heating for 20 mins at 325 but no joy and then a further 20 mins at 350. Then tried cooling then heating but still not coming out.

The engine was second hand and I think the bearings have been in the there for a while. Does anyone know if you can get a bearing puller for our engines. Think that might be they way forward.


Thread: What an airshow!!
27/11/2014 07:24:11

Impressive stuff!!!!.

Edited By MikeS on 27/11/2014 07:24:31

Thread: Sad News - KPMFC to Close
25/11/2014 15:04:06

Gutted is how I feel right now and not just for me but also for my fellow club mates. We thought this might happen but not for a few years. Apart from the flying side it would be sad to loose the friendships of the other club members if another site is not found.

Doug and the rest of the committee have worked had on the club and made it fun and fair for all to enjoy. Unfortunately as a club we cannot compete against this planned proposed building project.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
20/11/2014 13:49:53

Had to dismantle the engine and clean it out. Found dirty mud residue in the carb inlet so did not want risk fod in the cylinder and liner. With the head off found it full of water but no dirt. Any how its all clean now apart from a small circlip that needs to replaced.



18/11/2014 16:47:54

Took the Stuka up to tday for a couple of flights. First flight she tracked straight on the takeoff run but rolled a little once the wheels left the ground. Jon I am thinking of a little more side trust as you suggested. General flying the elevator was not as sluggish as I thought. The CofG weeks about right.

On landing on the second flight I unfortunately found a large water logged area to touch down on and it flipped straight on its back with a splash of water. The engine is soaked and mud covered so needs a good clean inside and out.


Thread: What are your special model flying moments from 2014?
14/11/2014 21:54:27

Seeing my Stuka finally fly was one of the best highlights for me. smiley


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
14/11/2014 21:50:10

Some interesting comments. Jon I set the CofG slightly nose heavy but found balancing it quite hard compared to other war birds so had concerns. My comment was unfounded as it was not pitch senative but rather sluggish on elevator.

I think the aileron throws might not be equal which I will recheck as I know this is one possible reason for the tail sliding in the turn. Later flights where I had got used to it were a lot better.

As for tail heavy being my first BH model I cant say. However my Stuka had its cockpit detailed by the original builder and might explain some of the 490g of st Mary's in the nose.


Thread: Flying Wild Alaska
10/11/2014 19:58:54

Warched the last few series of this. Great show.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
09/11/2014 20:32:25

Charles no not on this flight. I did try them on the second flight but they caused the Stuka to dive so before the third flight added some up elevator mix. I need to dial it in on the next flight.

Thanks Terry I'm glad of the video as everything seemed to happen fast on the first flight. I think it is setup right but did slide its tail a little so need to check the aileron throws are equal.


Thread: Proud dad moment again.
07/11/2014 21:10:04

Thanks John. I passed my test back in 1994 and the first thing I did was drive in to town on my own, loved it.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
07/11/2014 21:05:06

Alas no. The Tutor suffered damaged due to the nose wheel spat digging in and ripping out the firewall. It needs fixing but the Stuka is hogging my time right now.


Edited By MikeS on 07/11/2014 21:05:34

Thread: Proud dad moment again.
06/11/2014 19:57:19
She brought a sxi Corsa Hmmmm yes like the van idea.

Wonder if she would notice if I swapped it for a corsa combo.

06/11/2014 15:16:09
Well daughter Jessica passed her driving test today.

Very proud of her as she had her first driving lesson six months ago on her 17th birthday.

She saved up and brought her car, insured it couldn't ask for more. Mike

Edited By MikeS on 06/11/2014 15:19:56

Thread: Black Horse Stuka
05/11/2014 20:24:14

Thanks Doug, Terry. Looking forward to seeing the video of the first flight. Lol I was holding on to the tx sticks for dear life until Doug reminded me to trim it out.


Thread: Winter seems to have arrived, who's been flying?
03/11/2014 19:30:13

Not been for a few weeks but got out last Thursday, flew the P40 B and maidened the BH Stuka. Good days flying.


Thread: Black Horse Stuka
03/11/2014 18:58:08

Its been a while but the Stuka had its maiden flight last Thursday. Finally got everything sorted out on it. Setting the ailerons level to the wing was interesting but got it done.

Fitted a 15x8 prop for this flight and needed to add six 70g strips of lead to the nose to get the CofG at 90mm. Flew great will little trimming needed. Happy days.


Thread: Seagull Grob Tutor G115
01/09/2014 08:35:32

Good choice of kit Jan, have a good read through the thread as a few things have been highlighted about the build with a few things to strengthen and things to change to help the kit build.


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