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Thread: Stampe SR7 building blog
31/10/2019 19:50:25
Posted by cymaz on 31/10/2019 19:29:43:

Pete, I built the Precendent Stampe a few years back....I was being daft!

Cymaz is going for the doorstep challenge

Thread: SC 91fs will not stop.
29/10/2019 20:00:41
Posted by PatMc on 29/10/2019 19:52:11:
Posted by Manish Chandrayan on 29/10/2019 19:18:06:

It could be via the front bearing.

It’s a four stroke so don’t think front bearing

Thread: source of 2mm Depron?
27/10/2019 21:29:57

Rapid Rc had some thin depron in stock last time I visited them,

it was about 3mm

Thread: silver solarfilm
26/10/2019 17:50:42

A little goes a long way.

Don't apply it like you would with paint,

you want to avoid it building up into a thick layer

Just wipe a little thin scim along where you need it

I use sponge to apply it

26/10/2019 16:54:34

Do remember Solatrex is a painted fabric.

And like most paints it goes soft if you heat it..

Balsaloc is your friend, and recommended for overlapping joints

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
25/10/2019 18:37:36

Looks nice, a couple of hours work and you could be in for some fun.

Paint them all blue,

I bet you don't know how many brown hand bags they have.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/10/2019 16:18:50

I would send it to Jon to service.

He did my 180 a short while ago,

Very pleased with service and price


Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
24/10/2019 21:11:38

Laser 150-180,, DLE, DA 30 ,Zenoah 38.

Depends on if you like petrol or glow

As your in sunny Cyprus I guess it will be petrol.


Edited By bert baker on 24/10/2019 21:19:21

24/10/2019 13:14:26

If i tissue and dope my next Stampe and use a small engine

I can then go above 400 foot

Just warming up the naughty steps

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/10/2019 09:49:32

there’s so many different aspects to this Hobby that doesn’t require the member to be tested or registered.

Thread: Falcon Aviation’s Dragonfly kit
13/10/2019 20:12:16

Any one one or glow the big old Falcon Aviation Dragonfly

its a big plane of Wot4 Exteme looks,

I have the build book but it doesn’t show any engine sizes

Recon on a 45 up petrol but would like to know

Have been unable to get hold of Falcons

Thread: Glenns models cap 232
13/10/2019 13:42:37

Cool,,, I’m still using the original undercarriage,,,,

it did alow the spats to touch the wings during a heavy landing .

keep the approach low,,, even if you need to drop it in keep the last bit nice and level

Make sure you carry out stall testing before you get low on fuel,as you really don’t want to be rushing things

Thread: 80” Mick Reeves Hurricane
10/10/2019 12:03:01

So progress report

repaied carb

added right thrust

carried out lateral balance added lead to starboard wing,

not flow on new setup

08/10/2019 09:56:03

Hi Alan,,,

At the moment I have the engine of the air frame as the carb decided to stick at wide open.When I refit the engine I will make sure it has right thrust.

06/10/2019 21:44:12

No not much point checking the build board

It’s a old plane that was given to be

it does look like its flown before so at a loss all looks ok on it

06/10/2019 19:10:52

Oh boy what fun.

carried out the first flight to find that using fingers to check the C-G was a bit ambitious, result was tail heavy

was a fairly short flight as the engine decided to muck about then quit.

fast arrival with complementary nose over,,, wow these things can take a fair bit of punishment.

having dug out the c-g stand and added a bit of church roof it was ready for another go

Second fight was better more controlled take off and more manageable flight,

started to experiment neither a few Aeros, sonthen thought best do some line ups with the runway,

Hmm turned in and dropped in on finals to find the throttle had stuck at wide open,,,,,, hmm

now the dilemma of how much fuel to how much Recivers battery life....

so climb to good safe height and test it’s 3D capability,,, was fun and bemused a few in the Pitts

multiple loops gave engine a good work out and it seemed that after a few the engine would pack up, nope as soon as level flight was started the engine would pick up again,,,

eventualy it quit and it was back on the ground again .

this is the second Reeves plane of this size I have had recently and both have ended up with full right aileron trim just to maintain level flight ....

are they all like this or is it just me

Thread: Incidence Meter/Gauge Measurement
06/10/2019 15:35:40

I have a Precedent Stampe that has wire cabane’s.

at sometime in its life it has suffered damage to them.

My plan is to cut all of them in half apart from one

And silver solder rubes on the wire stubs then use a incesedence gauge to assist and jig the top wing into its correct location

then Silver solder the rest of the wires

Thread: Glenns models cap 232
06/10/2019 15:08:50

Did you manage to maiden the Cap

Thread: Incidence Meter/Gauge Measurement
06/10/2019 08:42:38

To some degree if the wings are fitted to a none adjustable wing seat, as long as it’s built reflects the plan then it should fly as the designer had intended,,

I like many others have built loads of planes from plans and kits and never had any incidence meters.

Yes they were available, but there were limited ones available back then

Does look like same thing is true today.

06/10/2019 08:28:39

Yes but they are Smartphone rubber bands

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