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Thread: Galaxy Models
19/05/2020 09:32:26

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
22/11/2019 17:28:12

This is what I get Eng Doc.

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22/11/2019 11:35:20

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?

22/11/2019 11:31:37

Thanks Engine Doc. Cant see the pics as I'm not allowed to log in the Medway club site.

22/11/2019 11:29:51

Many thanks Peter, I have PM'd you.

22/11/2019 09:18:10

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

22/11/2019 07:54:40

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)
11/05/2019 22:52:47

Ps. I did try to make a T bolt once out of a pan head bolt but it failed under load.

11/05/2019 22:51:05

Right on Don!

11/05/2019 17:56:16

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.

11/05/2019 10:58:05

Thanks, am aware but after used item if possible.

11/05/2019 08:30:25

I need a 2BA compression screw for A PAW 2.49 if anyone can help please?

Thread: Oodalally
13/02/2019 08:04:18

That's it M.

12/02/2019 22:43:17

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
21/04/2017 15:35:15

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.

Thread: Oodalally
03/09/2016 18:57:21

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.

10/08/2016 22:11:36

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?

10/08/2016 19:10:45

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!

10/08/2016 18:59:26

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.

10/08/2016 16:28:31

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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