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Thread: Best way to hinge control surfaces
23/11/2019 17:24:05

What size plane and what’s it made of

Thread: How to remove glue from ARTF before recovering....
23/11/2019 13:57:08

Would the residue glue not help rather than hinder especially if it were clear glue.

I always recomend using Balsaloc,, wich in essence is where you are at now

I used to use Acetone by the galon for cleaning up tools when I used to laminate lorry trailer floors.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
22/11/2019 12:45:48

It’s on the front of a Zorroli Stearman

22/11/2019 12:45:02
Posted by David P Williams on 22/11/2019 11:40:19:

Bert - if you want to sell the 7-77 I have a Flair Stearman kit waiting for itsmiley


22/11/2019 10:10:56

Oh well,, I’m off for now,

Good luck and see you in the summer

Thread: ED bee Mk11 and DC spare parts
22/11/2019 01:15:14

Pm sent

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
22/11/2019 00:15:43

You’ll be wanting it left handed next

21/11/2019 21:08:37

Jon i have been running on the recomended fuel,

First flight of the day would be great loads of power and good throttling,

Second flight 1 hour later and issues

I would like a spanner for the glow plugs,,,,will they be long short or just right

21/11/2019 17:42:32

Just popped on the laser web page and all are marked out of stock.

So is there much point

I know your in between a rock and hard place and you have my sympathy.

Laser engines are lucky to have a keen customer base

21/11/2019 17:24:20

Bert. I think you are getting carried away with your reliability worries. If i understand you correctly the engine has not even been run yet so why are you worried? Ignore all the naysayers and give it a shot. Dont look for problems, just tune it up and fly. and £650 to convert?! ouch. Thats a 300v twin!

Edited By Jon - Laser Engines on 21/11/2019 14:53:14

Yep but I have flown it and first flight is normally ok,,,

second flight always looses cylinders.....

It has nearly lost me the airframe on to many occasions,,, the oleos are the other side of £300.00 air frame and radio

All adds up it’s a world away from Acrowot prices So pretty fed up...

Just warming the step

plus side is the conversion kit is available unlike some other products

21/11/2019 13:44:13
Posted by Richard Wills 2 on 21/11/2019 13:26:18:
Posted by bert baker on 21/11/2019 12:46:47:

Although glow is possibly simpler,

How many who would like a radial have actually owned a radial.

Have an OS 300 radial at the moment. Got a few hours flying on it now, no onboard glow( 5 glow sticks is a bit of a faff for starting i'll admit) from brand new. Started it, tuned it, and flew it been faultless. No drop outs as yet.

£650.00 to get the full conversion kit... that’s fed up with it

it’s not the cost it’s the reliability.

21/11/2019 13:03:52

Why has the weed whacker world not gone glow

21/11/2019 13:00:15

Having gone back and re read Jon’s question for votes

There’s a few offset inline twins on the market place already.

can’t say I’ve really heard anything about them.

I was looking at a 50cc Mustang and to be honest didn’t actually give the engine choice to go in it a thought .

My vote would be a Petrol

21/11/2019 12:46:47

Although glow is possibly simpler,

How many who would like a radial have actually owned a radial.

21/11/2019 12:20:53

I have a 7-70 radial on glow,,,, I have a complete petrol conversion kit ready to fit to it

its not the fuel consumption that I have issues with it’s the reliability.

trying to keep seven glow plugs happy is a pain,,

Even with onboard glow it can’t overcome a oiled up plug during flight.

the more significant thing is internal corrosion,,,

I am hoping spark ignition will keep all the cylinders alive..

if only Jon’s management would support his dreams

20/11/2019 20:48:06

Off topic,?

I do like Laser engines but

18/11/2019 21:12:00

Perhaps i should start a rogues gallery of neglected engines and the horror within?

Nooooooooo don’t do that

Thread: Glenns models cap 232
17/11/2019 19:03:58

It’s all a bit trial and adjustment for butterfly carbs.

A lot happens in the mid range for not a lot of servo movement,

Use the expo on your radio to help out

can drive you nutty to get a good rev change across the stick movement.

You may want to flatten out the curve at the stick position where prop hanging works best

17/11/2019 18:56:17

Will it be joining the other lads at Wobbly wheels next year

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
17/11/2019 17:51:41

It was a dark and stormy night.

Soz I must have slept to long this afternoon

was the paint for the Sunburst lead paint

been so many comments about the same stuff so many times it’s probably page 150 is but  I’m not looking



Hat and coat at the ready

Edited By bert baker on 17/11/2019 18:01:22

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