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Member postings for Don Fry

Here is a list of all the postings Don Fry has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Flair Fokker D.VII Build
18/07/2019 21:02:25

Yes that's right, simple glue failure. Bit of rust? I see. Wood glue used instead of epoxy?

But I bet the stresses involved in hitting that thistle beats a loop. Enjoy.

Thread: Stockpiling
18/07/2019 19:01:08

This is the business model of hedge funds? Smaller capital expenditure.

17/07/2019 20:02:36

Get better Onetenor

Thread: Electric Cars.
17/07/2019 19:59:25
Posted by Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:34:39:

It's extremely unlikely ( unknown if) any car manufacturer will still be producing hybrids by 2040. Advances in battery technology will ( may) consign them to history way ( or not) before then.

The Government haven't included hybrids in the 2040 ban, but the car makers will ( may, possibly) have moved away from any i.c. engine production before then.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/07/2019 18:53:52

Paraphrased by Don Fry. Alterations in brackets. To supply a little balance.

Thread: aliphatic bond
17/07/2019 19:50:12

But when hot, it is plastic. The post asks, how to part a joint.

17/07/2019 14:57:18

That, comrade, is going to cost you. I would reduce the damage with an offer of a hairdo, a pedicure ( distraction therapy). Check the terms of your will.

17/07/2019 12:58:55

Soaking in acectone, vinegar and water mix will soften it. Steaming will also soften it.

Otherwise, it's a fine glue

Thread: Electric Cars.
16/07/2019 20:52:09

Err, modern engine, 2 litres, 90 horse.

Thread: Think I've been spammed!
16/07/2019 19:55:31

One "proper" clue, he has a valid bank account number. Dont banks have procedures in place to identify their clients. You bank might have some advice, if asked.

Thread: Electric Cars.
16/07/2019 19:46:09

Nice. Whatever the power source, bet that steering is strange at over shopping speed.

You know old age approaches, when the thought, I would prefer to watch, surfaces.

16/07/2019 14:56:19

One of your wishes comes to production next year or the next, of a 450 kg 2 seater city car from one of the French mainstream makers. Top speed, 30 mph.

I sometimes think, the whole question of speed will go when the AI gets good enough to drive the the box, and speed gets less important as the occupants can do what they want. All these slow boxes, bristling with sensors, so you can't bully them and get away with it, just end up defining the road speed. Steady boring progress.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
15/07/2019 22:22:22


if not a state secret?

Edited By Don Fry on 15/07/2019 22:23:30

Edited By Don Fry on 15/07/2019 22:24:51

Thread: Building from plans - wing ribs?
15/07/2019 21:31:08

Respect, Richard.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
15/07/2019 19:57:39
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 15/07/2019 15:40:00:

Just reading the last couple of posts for large slow biplanes with a 180 using a 20 x 6 prop, I have just acquired a Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Camel with a 200v cheekyyes, it's currently fitted with a Graupner 16 x 8, would a 20 x 6 be more appropriate, I have a wood Powermax 20 x 6 I could try.

Edited By Frank Skilbeck on 15/07/2019 15:44:28

Please tell me, either the motor, and/ or the airframe is a wreck.

Thread: Electric Cars.
15/07/2019 19:15:49
Posted by Nigel R on 15/07/2019 14:39:09:

"When I can fly my Wot4, for example, for up to 25 minutes on a battery"

you really fly a wot4 for 25 minutes?

how big a tank does that need?

My brain goes to mush at 8 minutes.

15/07/2019 19:11:09

Percy, a litre of Prosynth, not my numbers, I don't use it, is about £3 odd quid a litre. That the raw numbers, no farting about with charge efficiencies, VAT, etc. That is a small number in the cost of this hobby.. Now I accept your reasoning your knees are knackered, you make a choice, I honour the choice, and I am one who dreads the consequences I have inflicted on my body.

But please accept, shifting to lecci is still a career choice in our hobby. To say, we have to accept a battery, because a politico, here to-day, gone tomorrow, says so, is bizarre.

15/07/2019 14:11:42

And a Muliplex Heron, fine model by the way, is chalk and cheese to a Wot 4 for watt requirements.

15/07/2019 14:09:37

Percy, your point is not entirely valid. At some point, manufacturers may move to EV. They will do so when their market wants the product. If they move before the market wants the product they will go bankrupt. Basic business practice.

Re 2040, political promises for 20odd years away are 10 a penny, always have been, always will be, for the simple reason they don't cost a penny.

Thread: Good news thread.
14/07/2019 16:09:40

Good news, survived the club lunch at the field. Unlimited aperitifs, wines, 4 courses, 4 hours from start to finish.

Can only report survival. Clubmates were settling in for a flying session. Ard.

Thread: Looking for prop nut manufacturer
14/07/2019 08:59:57

A bloke used to advertise custom machine services on this site, not long ago. Forgot the name. A Scot?

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