Here is a list of all the postings D for Donald has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Galaxy Models|
These are generally tried and tested designs. The Wasp orWizard are variations of the same theme. I've built the Mystic and Magician, larger versions of the Wizard and both are good flyers.
|Thread: Metal Tanks|
This is what I get Eng Doc.
I have another daft Q from the uninitiated. Does a flat bottomed tank for ff radio assist always leave a bit of fuel at the bottom? Is it best to have a wedge, triangular or round bottom for instance - but this wouldbe harder to make I assume?
Thanks Engine Doc. Cant see the pics as I'm not allowed to log in the Medway club site.
Many thanks Peter, I have PM'd you.
Thanks Peter, helpful as always. I mentioned brass tube as I read somewhere diesel fuel reacts with copper?
There a resurgence of interest in diesels in my club including ff radio assist and control line.
Do you put little tabs on the flat parts of the tank or solder them in as flat plate?
You might remember me, I built Oodlally some years back and it's still flying albeit after a few repairs.
Edited By D for Donald on 22/11/2019 09:21:00
What diam brass tube should be used, 1/8th or 3/32? Also has anyone got some ready drawn tank patterns they are willing to post on here?
Edited By D for Donald on 22/11/2019 07:55:11
Edited By D for Donald on 22/11/2019 07:57:51
|Thread: Wanted 2 BA compression screw (diesel)|
Ps. I did try to make a T bolt once out of a pan head bolt but it failed under load.
Right on Don!
I have one in there now Pat, but I've lost the T screw and it's driving me nuts (how sad) not having the original format available.
Thanks, am aware but after used item if possible.
I need a 2BA compression screw for A PAW 2.49 if anyone can help please?
That's it M.
I love my Ood and goes like a rocket with a glow 32 in it, This will be my 4th season with it I think. I have repaired it about 3 times after various prangs and it now looks like an old warhorse. Mine has a vicious wing stall if flown too slowly so my advice is keep the speed up even when landing.
Edited By D for Donald on 12/02/2019 22:44:04
|Thread: Irvine 53 carb setting|
Crikey, I confess I had forgotten about my post of March 2013! Thanks all for your comments but I have sorted out the tuning on my Irvine 53 by using the tube and pin method. My request for the Manual was for completeness as I bought a couple of 53's on ebay back in 2013 and they are still going strong . The Mark 1 is a brilliant engine I have to say.
To update you all I have repaired my Ood hopefully for a final time. The right wing now has a slight warp I can do nothing about due to a difficult repair and the fuse has exterior 1/32 ply plates on each side as it's broken in half there before. I carefully rebalanced it to make sure the CG is exactly per plan. The flying is not too bad considering its repeated surgery but I still have to land fairly fast if it's not to drop too hard on the deck on flair out. It has to be flown in all the way and if I don't get a bounce or two I'm lucky. If our field wasn't an aircraft carrier strip there would be no problem as I could just grease in anywhere I fancied, but that's not the case so we have to land accurately.
Thanks everyone, all your comments are very instructive and I take them all on board. It's true the model gets slightly heavier and out of true with each repair but the first prang was also in the circs I've described. As a matter of interest what do others do if a wing drops so close to landing? Or maybe do you just land fast?
I'm not complaining Peter or criticising the design - just describing my experiences and seeking comments.I think it's legitimate to find out if it's just me. As an aside maybe not many people like to admit they keep crashing a model!
Very interesting comments. I'm not the best pilot in the club and not the worst but I have enough experience to know what cannot be expected in terms of slowness of approach. My hanger is 6 or 7 models and all I can say is this is the one I'm ha ving problems with. When one is 6 feet of the ground there are not a lot of options but I would appreciate comment. I was taught that you never ever apply down elevator at this stage of landing.
PS the rocking is in all probability me trying to save the aircraft with overcontrol of a violent wingstall to the left in the first instance.
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