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Andrew Calcutt06/12/2019 19:54:54
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Which one Davy Jones,peter tork,mike Nesbit or mickey dolenz!

Paul Marsh07/12/2019 10:23:44
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Thinking of mounting the engine 45 degrees, as usually two strokes can be fussy if ran inverted - not all, but the added bonus that the exhaust will miss the fuselage and prevent flooding.

leccyflyer07/12/2019 10:36:18
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That's a good tip Paul. When my Silhouette had an Irvine 46 on board it needed to be started inverted because of flooding. Ran fine once started but if she didn't fore up first time the engine would flood.

Andrew Calcutt07/12/2019 11:28:09
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I will do mine inverted,I will make sure that the tank isn't too high.what I normally do if the engine tends to flood is start the engine with the plane upside down.should have the tank and engine mounted today.

martin collins 107/12/2019 18:19:42
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Keep the build pictures coming guys, will be doing some work on my latest conversion over the next few weeks, will post pics when i start, just got to decide on a colour scheme for this one...........Martin

PatMc07/12/2019 22:16:04
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IMO the Silhouette would look wrong with an engine mounted any other way than inverted.

 

Priory Silhouette

Priory Silhouette

Mine wore out a ringed Irvine 40 then flew for a year or two with the ABC version without any starting or running problems related to the engine orientation. In fact I can't remember any engine problems at all with this model.

To quote a reply I posted earlier in this thread :
"If you turn the engine over a couple of times by hand before attaching the glow battery & applying the starter you would be aware if it's been over-primed.

By doing this an inverted 2 stroke is less likely to suffer hydraulic lock problems than an upright one."

Here's a sketch of the tank layout I used :Fuel tube U bend

Note the fuel feed line is routed above the max fuel level.

If the model is filled when it's upright any overflow fuel finding it's way down the feed line will run out of the carb without entering the crankcase.

If the model is to be left standing between flights with fuel still in the tank, to prevent the fuel syphoning away the nose should be raised & the throttle fully opened (engine not running) so that the fuel line's contents drains back into the tank.

 

Edited By PatMc on 07/12/2019 22:18:51

martin collins 116/12/2019 20:08:25
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Silhouette with 4 stroke for sale on Ebay (not one of mine!)

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Paul Marsh26/12/2019 14:15:13
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Almost finished..

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martin collins 126/12/2019 14:50:29
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Very nice indeed Paul, the colours certainly suit the model..........Martin

Paul Marsh27/12/2019 13:57:10
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Just about done.

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As said, not quite finished, will add scarf, windscreen decals, etc.

Edited By Paul Marsh on 27/12/2019 14:05:33

martin collins 127/12/2019 14:00:17
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Very nice, the pilot needs a flowing scarf for those low flybys........... smiley

Andrew Calcutt27/12/2019 15:26:33
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Mine is pretty much finished as well,I can't post any pictures any advice on uploading pictures I would be grateful.

kc27/12/2019 16:05:22
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There is a section here about uploading photos.

Paul Marsh27/12/2019 19:06:33
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The cowl was painted with green Solarlac, and the green film is Solarfilm, as wanted matching paint. The cream is Practiced. The cowl and canopy is sprayed and thinned slightly with thinners.

john stones 127/12/2019 19:24:16
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Lovely job Paul. yes

Andrew Calcutt05/01/2020 17:08:48
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My silhouette now finished and waiting for right weather,excuse the poor photo.img_0269.jpg

martin collins 105/01/2020 18:01:16
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Nice job, two of you waiting for maiden flights now, good luck, they are really nice to fly, enjoy them guys....

Andy Shailer05/01/2020 21:50:56
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l love the Silhouette, still have mine, brought from wings and wheels years back, used to fly her alot, I stripped the covering off about 18 months ago!! and haven't got round to re covering her again yet, I will try dig a picture out, them two above look great by the way! they fly great.

martin collins 106/01/2020 17:28:01
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Look forward to seeing a pic of yours Andy, get it recovered, We should have enough on here shortly for a Silhouette fly in at Buckminster!

Andrew Calcutt06/01/2020 17:34:17
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A silhouette fly in at buckminster would be great idea!

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