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Thread: Soldering iron or ?
16/01/2016 17:03:03

Has anyone experience with Resistance Soldering where you only heat the area you wish to solder and no other? They are expensive but look like they would be great for model work!

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Thread: Keilkraft Super 60
20/10/2015 21:44:18

Here is a U tube and if you will, note the attached para that tells about the electric conversion: Vintage Keil Kraft Super 60 electric powered on Vimeo

Leo

Thread: Registration of ALL unmanned aircraft
19/10/2015 21:58:20

Well guys here is the beginning of a giant mess!

Leo

https://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/uas-registration-announcement

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
25/09/2015 16:39:50

Peter,

That's very nice and well done Sir!

Leo

Thread: Preparing a CAD drawing for laser cutting
28/08/2015 17:49:31

Robin, Does Laser require Vector Lines?

Leo

Thread: Is he worthy
27/08/2015 13:43:38

Peter is Outstanding! I wish you guys could make him a Knight!

Leo

Thread: electromagnetic naval gun firing at over mach 6
23/05/2015 22:50:17
LeoPosted by Pete Willbourn on 23/05/2015 17:20:21:

a friend of mine was involved in one of the initial trials of such a weapon , they apparently used lots and lots of 24 dc volt lorry batteries,( thousands ) , This was to produce the necessary enormouse electromotive force.

Unfortunately the test building was a steel shell , On firing the building collapsed and looked like a vacuum formed cover of the apparatus , It took 3months to dig it all out and examine the hardware , Magnetism can be very strong !!

All personel were safe inside a bunker a large distance away .

cheers

Pete that was a bad day for some Engineers I;m sure but it sure was funny!

Leo

Thread: Pete Lowe, RCM&E columnist
11/04/2015 18:37:22

I never met Pete nor his family but I feel like I have known them a very long time. His Column/articles always made me happy he was writing. May God Bless them all!

Leo

Thread: nut and bolt storage
14/03/2015 15:55:55

Since I have retired I have culminated numerous pill containers and now I use them to store Nuts. Bolts and Washers! .... and other small parts!

Leo

Thread: Another workshop / garage / man cave thread
22/02/2015 18:01:53

Sorry to hear that ... when I build my shop I thought the end was out of sight! Then low and behold, it was finished. These skilled folks, the ones with the license, do want to be paid at the completion and not to wait like you have!

It is a one way street for them!

Leo

21/02/2015 19:08:07

Hi Steve,

How's that shop working out for you?

Leo

Thread: First steps in CNC milling with StepCraft
29/01/2015 20:55:34

Francesco

Actually, the way I'm doing this is the same that Rory Stoney, Stoney CNC, suggest. Install the Parallel Port from Stepcraft and then use the UC100 USB adapter connecting to the PC USB thru the UC100 to the parallel port on the Stepcraft Machine. The UC100 is compatible with MACH3 and UCCNC. The UC100 looks just like the cable used to connect the PC with the printer, however, it isn't that at all. the UC100 is http://cncdrive.com/UC100.html and the UCCNC is here: http://cncdrive.com/UCCNC.html Also, I plan to use Vectric Cut2D

If you will Google Stepcraft UK it is explain much better than I did. I hope my machine I ordered from Stepcraft US, arrives next week.

Leo

29/01/2015 20:54:18

Francesco

Actually, the way I'm doing this is the same that Rory Stoney, Stoney CNC, suggest. Install the Parallel Port from Stepcraft and then use the UC100 USB adapter connecting to the PC USB thru the UC100 to the parallel port on the Stepcraft Machine. The UC100 is compatible with MACH3 and UCCNC. The UC100 looks just like the cable used to connect the PC with the printer, however, it isn't that at all. the UC100 is http://cncdrive.com/UC100.html and the UCCNC is here: http://cncdrive.com/UCCNC.html Also, I plan to use Vectric Cut2D

If you will Google Stepcraft UK it is explain much better than I did. I hope my machine I ordered from Stepcraft US, arrives next week.

Sorry, but I have tried to "correct" the spell checker's red marks etc., but no luck!

Leo

Thread: Fuselage building jigs
25/01/2015 16:40:14

Here is one of the best model builders site I have had the pleasure of reading. He makes and sells construction jigs for models also. So google up airfield models.com and enjoy.

Leo

Thread: Another workshop / garage / man cave thread
13/01/2015 20:43:21

Are you going to put the electrical wiring in thin wall conduit? Be sure to put lots and lots of receptacles, then add a couple more!

Leo

03/01/2015 17:39:56

Steve,

The shop is well built and will last you many years. You've done an excellent job! Now Enjoy it ....

Leo

20/12/2014 20:51:13

I see you folks have the same problem with the "specialist" that we do on this side. When I retired I said no more avoiding the use of electricians, plumbers and so on by doing the work myself. So when I built my dream shop I used an architect who used my AutoCAD drawings and added his detail so I could get the County Approval. I also hired a great Contractor to build it. Then wouldn't you know I ended up after it was built, I installed some 220 V circuit's and installed a phone and a network. But I would have used an electrician if I could find one who returns phone calls for the 220 circuits.

I like your shop nicely done! Hope you are able to get in soon!

Oh Yes ... forgot to mention the new Hurricane Codes came in as I was kicking the approval mess in to gear and I had to incorporate those requirements in! What a mess this approval process was!

Leo

20/12/2014 16:41:50

Steve - How did you anchor the Brick walls to the cement blocks. I may have missed seeing a tie between the two.

Leo

Thread: Building my Aviat 110 Special
23/11/2014 19:10:09

You have done it again. That is a beautiful model,Peter! I concur with others, there should be a Peter Miller Day!

Thread: beginners aeroplane
18/10/2014 22:09:25

IMHO and without a doubt, the very best is the ARES Gamma 370 foamy! It is a great flyer and tough as nails. Batteries Last and are among the inexpensive. The plane can be upgraded from "Rudder only" to the addition of Ailerons by purchasing a new wing and stronger motor! My grand son and Grand Daughter both loved to fly it!

Leo

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