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Thread: Methanol versus Petrol?
09/08/2019 21:11:14
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 09/08/2019 18:24:26:
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 09/08/2019 08:44:33:
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 09/08/2019 08:20:58:

The other reasons is that Petrol engines run cleaner as they run on much less oil, a typical glow engine has 15+% oil in the fuel and a petrol engine around 3% add to that a methanol engine runs around twice as rich as a petrol engine, then a glow engine kicks out 10x more oil.

That is the theory but i have tested our engines on 5% oil without any problem for a whole year and our petrol version are even as low as 1% in glow terms. So far its all been fine. I need to spend more time testing it before recommending it to all but certainly 10% oil is no problem and i really suspect 5 would be where it needs to be.

The trend towards high nitro also makes glow engines messy as the run so much richer. Its why i only recommend 5%.

I cant do anything about the fuel consumption figures though. stoichiometric ratios are sort of a fixed limit.

Agreed, but the majority of ready mixed fuel is 17 to 20% oil, but I'm planning to buy some neat methanol to dilute some 10% nitro fuel to drop the oil content on my Lasers and some other engines. I think the high oil content is a throwback to when castor was the main lubricant, and with synthetics then less is required.

No need to do that weston have low oil fuel aready done for you see

going to try the 7% in 5nitro on next ordercool

Thread: Prop failure
05/08/2019 14:15:35

Going by the fact that the split has traveled throught the hub to the other side rules out the spinner as it will have sheared of at the rub point. More likely to be a split or fault in the wood near the tip which opened up under the high loading flex as you pulled up and this has split apart folloing the wood grain.

as allways with wood props they require extra vigalnce each flight due to this vunrability (laminated one are less prone) and i always loosen the prop nut up when in storage/ after the days flying as the wood hub will keep compressing if not.

Thread: Saito FG 14 gas engine tuning
21/06/2019 08:54:47

I'v coppied this which I thought was a well written guide

Down load this pdf as to big to coppy and past on here

Thread: XSR Firmware update error
20/06/2019 18:23:18

you did un zip the file first first?

Thread: Aliphatic glues
15/06/2019 10:07:27

I use super phatic for fine joints , it penatrates a bit and tend to leave it over night ( if the joint is too tight then it won't wick in the joint), also I don't use that much so it fillets/beeds the joint as thats not doing anythig . also i find it slightly rubbery so don't use it for jobs that need sanding afterwards, I perfer it to syno as no fumes.

I use aliphatic glue for skinning/ scarf joints, sheeting etc as its stronger and sands ok

all these glue have thier best aplications they are suited to.

Thread: OS60GT HT lead plug connection problem
14/06/2019 19:22:03

double check you are using the right plug , the plug cap takes a bit of effort to fit on properly so should be quite an effort to remove

Edited By flight1 on 14/06/2019 19:22:32

Thread: Exhaust heat shield
14/06/2019 19:15:41
Posted by krflyer on 14/06/2019 17:14:23:

This reply is a bit late but things have been on hold for a while.I have followed your advice and it’s worked out fine.Appreciate your help👍

smiley glade to be of help , any pictures of your set up? as they say a picture is of a thousand words

Thread: Warning X8R RX - do not use with CDI on IC powered 'planes
13/06/2019 14:59:18


is it only the x8r that has an issue with spark ignition ? has this issue been seen on other rx's like the x6r, r-xsr or even the RX8R  , why i'm asking is I have a large dh82a 33% on a rx8r and a redundency xm+ connected which I have flown a few times with no issues, so this has got me questioning my set up?


Edited By flight1 on 13/06/2019 15:21:46

Thread: Dual battery switch
08/06/2019 17:45:43

have you seen these from t9 the bonus is there is no ugly switch spoiling the look of the fuselage and better current rating

Thread: SC 30 FS
24/05/2019 19:01:36

Mine didn't come with any tools and i think the biggest difference between mki and ii was the silencer the latter being baffeled and i am sure someone onhere will come up with the info ,

as for instructions it be the same as all other glow 4t engines. good fuel and os f plug and 9x5 prope to start with this engine,

see this link for a manual for a magnum version which is the same ssee here

Thread: CAA registration consulation
28/04/2019 19:13:57
Posted by David Mellor on 28/04/2019 18:55:49:
Posted by Simon Chaddock on 26/04/2019 17:04:02:

But then they rather heavily rely on the use of thin Depron sheet which is no longer available! angry

Why ever not? I looked at buying 6mm Depron sheet last week and it was not available. Is there a problem with sourcing Depron?

don't worry see this ytube vid for an explination

Thread: for fast electic is supreme
18/04/2019 10:09:14

but with power you can fly any day/where you want, just aboutsmiley

18/04/2019 08:34:51

Don't blink youll miss it

Thread: BMFA Classifieds Registration
11/04/2019 18:46:00

jave you checked your junck mail box?

it get me sometimes by hidng emails i wantfrown

Thread: Delivery time....
10/04/2019 11:45:31

I would contact them through your account/order details with Hk and inquire about it, don't leave it too long.

things do disapear in the post, due to all sorts of reasons

My last orders from Hk I had one from the uk and another from the eu warehouse all done at the same time and both turned up at the same time 2 days later,

Thread: Leprechaun, a vintage glider
09/04/2019 18:57:27

And here's one on the slope, classic's looking good

Edited By flight1 on 09/04/2019 18:58:34

Thread: matt fuelproofer
08/04/2019 21:56:36

you could try oracolor 2 part paint you can get it with brushing on hardner or spay hardener and then use the flatting agent to get it mat.

or you could use car 2k paint but comes normaly for spray aplications.

as with all 2k remember to use a good mask with the correct filter.

Thread: Help please, broken plug cap
04/04/2019 13:53:09

have you contacted these people they might know of a replacment cap to replace the broken one . whole unit £81 otherwise indecision new caps for rcexl rm6 plug are easy to find so why not these?


Thread: Taping Aileron and Elevator
03/04/2019 20:44:08

I eliminate the 'step movement' by taping both sides just remember to have the surface at full deflection required when running the tape in the internal v part, a bit fiddly but with a bit of practice very doable with the inside i tend not do the whole hing in one piece of tape on the longer surfaces

03/04/2019 19:31:21

I have been useing 3M Scotch 371 CLEAR Packing Tape tear resistant and is presure sensitive so once rubed on it realy sticks, not had any problems.

blendrum tairs to easlily for me

But now have started using scotch crystal tape 600 this is good very clear and does not yellow and very good adhesion as well, get it i think you will like it                 see specs


Edited By flight1 on 03/04/2019 19:32:36

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