Here is a list of all the postings 2W has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Incidence Meter/Gauge Measurement|
I agree, for mono-planes it is not a problem, but how can I check the wing incidence for a biplane when the top wing is supported on cabane struts made from bent wire? Wire bending to the accuracy needed is not my strong suit!
|Thread: Collapse of Thomas Cook|
It seems to me that if, by the law, all bonuses should limited and be paid only for improvements in company performance and to all employees. In the event of a company failure, all company directors and board members should then be required to repay all their bonuses (and as I am sure, others would also say all income above the minimum wage) paid in the last 7 years. This would certainly focus the directors' minds on the profitability and the of the future of the business.
|Thread: Drone harassment|
I have this evening reported to the police that somebody was flying a quadracopted over the built up area of Wimbledon between 2 rows of private housing near to Wimbledon Common. The reason for reporting this incident is that it is the third time this has happened. The first two occasions the operator could not have been flying with line of sight control because of the altitude at which the quadracopter was flying, which I estimate was lower than 50m, and the distance travelled within my sight. Unfortunately I have no idea where the operator was located.
|Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?|
Peter, how about one of these, introduced by Sir Derek Bailey to fly to Alderney, but replaced by the much loved Trislander with larger capacity?
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander file photo (photo: Aviation Safety Network archives)
Dave Charles had a model of the Trislander hanging in the ceiling of the shop, built by his father, Mick Charles, which he eventually sold to a former Trislander pilot before the shop closed. The Aurigny G-Joey would make a great subject:
Sadly, the Trislanders have been replace by Dornier 228, a totally inappropriate choice with a limited flight envelope which is costing Aurigny a small fortune. Don't get me started about the cost of flying to Alderney.......
The finishing process of making paper is to use steam to smooth and press the paper. In the past i have used a steam iron to remove wrinkles form paper, but it will not completely remove creases. Depending on how old and how many times plans have been opened and refolded, a steam iron is effective. It is also worth using sellotape to strengthen the back of of the drawing.
|Thread: Paid-for flying lessons|
+1 for RCHotel. I have recently returned from a worthwhile week and expect tp be able to do my A Certificate soon. Note that instructors do vary, and I found my week very frustrating the way the instructor insisted on keeping control of the throttle, in my view, unnecssarily, but Spiros, the owner, is good.
|Thread: How do you buy your Balsa?|
Do you buy in advance of a build? No
Do you only buy when there's an offer? No
Do you buy in bulk? Yes
Do you seek out job lots? Not normally, but I have in the past
Do you use it? Sometimes
Do you continue to increase your stock? Yes
How much uncut Balsa do you honestly have? Never enough of the right sizes nor quality (Hardness)
I cut strip wooD with a SLEC stripper ,or for wider and thicker sections that 1/8" I use my Proxxon circular saw.
I probably have half as much stock as Percy
|Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1|
Very sorry to hear your news Martian, but prostate cancers can be treated with good results - I have 4 friends who have all undergone successful treatment.
Best wishes for the future and I am sure that all on the forum will be thinking or praying for you.
Very sorry to hear of your health problems. I just wish that words of sympathy and encouragement will help. One thing that can help is having something to focus on and occupy the mind, taking the one's attention off the problem, as Chris has suggested. Concentrating on the Fury may help.
Best wishes, and good luck. You have a lot of support from everyone who has been watching your thread.
|Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)|
Sad, tragic news. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
I never met him and I wish I had, but I followed his posts and admired his ability to defuse controversy on the forum with sound common sense and an ability to look at the bigger picture. We will all miss him.
Whom the gods love die young.
|Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI|
Much as I would like to try litho plate, I am having enough problems as it is without taking on a new problem altogether. I am beginning to consider changing to a complete paint scheme rather than gilding the lillly and adding extra weight with the litho. It seems to me that adding litho to single curved parts is not too difficult, but something like the cowl is much more demanding.
If you have time to show us how it's done, I would certainly be interested.
|Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI|
Hi Danny, thanks for the .pdf of the cockpit, but looking at your latest photos, the outline you have modelled has a curved transition from the back to the door. This appears to be in contradiction with both the plan and the Duxford photos. Am I missing something?
|Thread: K5682 - Martyn's Fury|
Watching carefully Martin. I'm aiming to start on the wings next week. Keep up the good work!
|Thread: Altered my clock.|
I must declare an interest: Grandad wrote pamphlets on the subject of Daylight Saving and petitioned parliament to introduce Daylight Saving before WW1; one of his supporters was Winston Churchill. He was an earlier riser, and would go out riding in the early mornings in Petts Wood when people were still in bed in the summer and felt that the mornings were being wasted at the expense of the evenings in summer, when people could enjoy more daylight for other leisure activities. Sadly he died in 1915, and did not live long enough to see Summer Time introduced as a measure to save energy for lighting in the evenings. This was a measure already introduced in Germany to save energy the year before, and was originally proposed many years earlier by Benjamín Franklin.
During the experiment with Double Summer Time in the late '60's, as a student of engineering at Edinburgh University, I well remember watching the sun rise before the end of the 9AM first lecture. Like all good students, we complained bitterly about getting up before the sun! If I remember correctly, the experiment was not repeated because the number of road accidents increased significantly, particularly involving children in the north of the UK. Double Summer time? No thanks!
|Thread: Reduction Drive Design|
Cymaz, I don't know if this will help, but it may provide a starting point. There are various threads on other forums with power calculators for electric powered planes, but I couldn't get any of them to download or work, probably because of my security settings.
|Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI|
Great pictures Martin, well done. I don't think I will live long enough to include all the detail, and if I do, my Fury will be too heavy to fly!
Chris, I'm using superphatic or aliphatic where I can. I avoid CA as much as possible and only use it when speed is necessary.
|Thread: 2W's Hawker Fury Mk.1|
Danny, this I hope, shows what I mean:
And this shows work in progress:
Then disaster struck! I had a banana on my hands:
I tried to correct it by replacing the top 3/16" cross braces, but this left the tail end crooked. I had checked during building that all was square, but something went wrong. Drastic action was called for: I built a new rear section of the fuselage:
This was now fitted to the front half after checking that all was square and straight:
Now it's left overnight.....
All was going well with the fuselage, everything nice and square:
I decided to add the side panels to the tail end to set the angle of the upper 1/4" piece, and glued the ply parts having drilled the holes for the rigging wire. This left a 1/16" step on the bottom panel because I cut the part with tangs from 3/16" sheet. Better perhaps to use 1/4" instead of 3/16" sheet and reduce the tangs underneath to fit F11.
|Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI|
Danny, the bottom 3/16" thick tail piece you have used leaves a gap behind F11 of 1/16". The plan shows this piece as 1/4" thick, but tapering up to towards the rudder. If this piece is made using 1/4" thick balsa sheet and the tangs below the slots are shaved 1/16" to match the end of the struts, this tail piece will match the bottom of F11. I suppose the alternative is to fit some 1/16" sheet and then sand it to match the plan.
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