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Thread: Modified or not Magnatilla.
29/02/2020 10:34:39

Here are some pics of my magg I built/modded back in the day !

Thread: Engine projects
25/02/2020 19:09:57

Not having anything much to do this afternoon decided to sort out a couple of Enyas

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oh the perils of castor ! both engines locked up

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but not any more

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ready to give more years of good service

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
07/02/2020 20:26:07

So here's my latest Merco project,it's a bit of a Frankenstein job using a scrap engine case used as a proof of concept from my RV build and left over bits from the Meteor RV build.

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the case was scrap due to a spun front bearing and all the screw threads being striped out,all holes drilled out and filled with alloy solder.

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as was the mounting holes

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the Meteor crankshaft has a bigger crankpin than the Merco so a new rod (and piston) made to fit

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here are the components from both engines

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completed engine

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Thread: Engine projects
10/01/2020 20:59:40

So over the Christmas hols had a sort out in the workshop,starting with a second shelf for engine projects

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still plenty to do smile p.I also completed some rebuilds for other people

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1947 Owat

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Enya 45

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and a Meteor 61

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Thread: WW1 linen style covering
11/12/2019 19:00:39
Posted by Doc Marten on 11/12/2019 14:59:51:
Posted by Doc Marten on 01/12/2019 21:24:48:
Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:

Habotai

Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Thought I'd chance this even though I rejected it initially as it was worth a punt at the price, I bought 2m, 58" wide which came to £5.80 total, gotta say that I'm impressed so far, seems like a good shout.

As used on my on my tailplane for my Powerhouse

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attached with balsalock

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also tried this underneath the silk, used dope to stick it to the film

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then tried a pva wood primer (white) looks better I think ?

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
07/12/2019 21:54:32

Today I made the fuel tank for the Merco sparky that will go in my Powerhouse

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holds about 3-4 oz of fuel

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Thread: Aeromaster
01/12/2019 18:40:05

I have both the Aamco and GP kits of this wonderful bi-plane yeswill be bookmarking this thread ! And yes,the Bi-Fly has more than a hint of Aeromaster about it .

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Thread: WW1 linen style covering
01/12/2019 18:31:09

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Is this the sort of thing you are after ???

Thread: Who wants to share a new Flair Baronette build?
04/11/2019 20:07:21

Well done Simon on getting it back together and it looks even better in it's new (Voss?) colours yes

Thread: A thing of desire
03/11/2019 19:16:22

This,for the non-engine geeks,is a product of Northfield Ross of the USA designed by the very talented Lou Ross along with many other multi cylinder engines,none of them being built down to a price! And this is the first time I've even seen an inline Ross twin,never mind holding one !

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If only I had pockets deep enough for a collection like this ! indecision

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
03/11/2019 18:48:28

O.K. no pressure then lol cool btw what engine do you have? I've got a Saito GK 50 to go in mine.

03/11/2019 18:00:13

Making good progress there,I sold my kit a few weeks ago as I had decided I would be unlikely to build it,that said,I have "one or two" other kits under the bench wink including a Veron Hawker Tomtit .

Thread: A thing of desire
03/11/2019 15:37:13

So when I was a young lad looking through the model mags in WH Smiths (no,not those model mags !) I would be goggle eyed at the adds, the most exotic being from America as seen in HJN's 308 adds with kits from Sig,Sterling,Dave Platt and engines..............................

and now I have one of those much desired bits of exotica

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don't be fooled by the silencer

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Thread: Engine projects
25/10/2019 18:44:04

A couple of pictures of the G 60 being machined for replacement fins

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Thread: Needle valve problems
25/10/2019 18:29:26

So just got some more Mercos in need of some care and attention all of them having damage to the needle valves ,and as they impossible to find I need to make or repair.

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two are bent and one broken.The thread on the twin needle merco carbs is 3 BA so to make a repair I just need to make a threaded section

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here I've removed the broken section and drilled to take replacement section that is soldered in place

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and there you go,good as new smiley

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
13/10/2019 20:13:37

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note the date !

Thread: Engine projects
13/10/2019 13:22:47

It is indeed a G60 RV of 1966 vintage ! yes it was looking a bit sad when I got it,it looks like some one may have converted it to marine use at some stage by taking off most of the fins,I think it may also have a later piston fitted as it should have two rings not one ? anyway it only cost me a fiver, worth it for the carb alone !

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12/10/2019 20:06:46

Latest project

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anyone like to guess what it is/was ??

22/09/2019 20:22:17

Forgot to add this pic

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Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
22/09/2019 20:20:13

TBH I've not had the nerve to count them all,but I must have about 30 ish mercos and the there are all the other makes +diesels blush!I don't always run them up after being restored if I have two of that model,one for show ,one for go as they say .

So got the Merco RRV finished as well as the MDS

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