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by Frank Skilbeck
November 21st, 2022, 9:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Vailly 113" wingspan FW190
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Vailly 113" wingspan FW190

Well after a 4 year build period my clubmate Dave Keens 28% scale FW190 was finally maidened in Steve Hollands capable thumbs and here's the video proof, https://youtu.be/mIz0FcpzGBU Model was built from a Belair plan pack, powered by a Moki 215cc and controlled by a Multiplex Royal Sx 16 with Savox...
by Frank Skilbeck
October 7th, 2022, 7:24 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Moki 215cc tuning or...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Moki 215cc tuning or...?

Well red faced :oops: , after much checking and a carb rebuild, the culprit was a kink in the fuel feed line......................

Now ticks over at 900rpm with clean pick up to 4,000 rpm on a 32 x 14 3 blade prop running on 40:1 synthetic.
by Frank Skilbeck
July 17th, 2022, 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Moki 215cc tuning or...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Moki 215cc tuning or...?

Thanks for all the suggestions, we checked the pulse line and it looked clear. Tried it again today with both needles opened 1/8th of a turn but it was just the same. It's definitely fuel starvation so next job is get the engine out and give the carb a service.
by Frank Skilbeck
July 13th, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Moki 215cc tuning or...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Moki 215cc tuning or...?

Just before Covid my mate had his Moki 215cc (5 cylinder 4 stroke) run up on a test stand, it ran really well. Now 3 years later it's installed in the model and we fired it up for the first time today, E10 petrol with deluxe materials 2T synthetic oil at 32:1, after getting the fuel through it would...
by Frank Skilbeck
November 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Zenoah 38 Exhaust
Replies: 24
Views: 15544

Re: Zenoah 38 Exhaust

Ken, all received, many thanks.
by Frank Skilbeck
November 26th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Zenoah 38 Exhaust
Replies: 24
Views: 15544

Re: Zenoah 38 Exhaust

We have a G38 that needs quieting down a bit, anybody know where we could get the plans/dimensions of the Sid King exhaust. Thanks
by Frank Skilbeck
November 21st, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Ron Bellinger
Replies: 5
Views: 3195

Re: Ron Bellinger

Really really sad, I had only ever met Ron at the Cheddar events, lovely guy.
by Frank Skilbeck
August 3rd, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Temperature operated cowl flaps
Replies: 5
Views: 7838

Re: Temperature operated cowl flaps

Stuart, OK the other option would be to use an Ardunio and use that to control a servo, but that would need you to build and program a system, there a few examples on the web, i.e. https://www.instructables.com/id/Temper ... nd-Servos/
by Frank Skilbeck
August 2nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Temperature operated cowl flaps
Replies: 5
Views: 7838

Re: Temperature operated cowl flaps

Only just seen this, but what radio system do you use? several have telemetry temperature sensor feedback which can be used to operate a channel, so you could have automatic operation using a servo via a spare channel on your transmitter.
by Frank Skilbeck
June 18th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: screwjack actuator
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

Re: screwjack actuator

Alan thanks, we'd come to the same conclusion and have just received a hitec winch servo, this is 3.5 turns so with the standard pulley has around 10" of movement. We'll be able to put in a bit of slack and set it up so that by increasing the "throw" we can slide the canopy back off i...
by Frank Skilbeck
May 21st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: screwjack actuator
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

screwjack actuator

Looking to activate a canopy opening and a commercial linear actuator is going to be a bit too long to fit in easily. One option would be to convert a servo to drive a threaded bar with end stop microswitches, similar to an electric retract. Anybody done this?
by Frank Skilbeck
April 18th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Tank Position
Replies: 2
Views: 3161

Re: Tank Position

Thanks, that's what I thought but wanted to confirm before I build the tank support.
by Frank Skilbeck
April 18th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Tank Position
Replies: 2
Views: 3161

Tank Position

Just finalising the tank position in a new model, NGH38cc FS with Walbro carb. Best place for tank is with tank center line about 40mm above the carb center line. I understand that tank position isn't critical with a Walbro carb, so having the tank higher than the carb shouldn't be a problem, is tha...
by Frank Skilbeck
April 13th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: igyro 3e
Replies: 7
Views: 5031

Re: igyro 3e

Glenn, not used an Igyro 3e, but how do you know the knob is not adjusting the gain, do you have the gyro gain displayed somewhere?
by Frank Skilbeck
January 30th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Air Retracts - Pipe routing
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Re: Air Retracts - Pipe routing

Thanks, we'll follow up.
by Frank Skilbeck
January 27th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Air Retracts - Pipe routing
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Re: Air Retracts - Pipe routing

Alan thanks, the 90 deg ones would probably be fine, but we can only find them with a 5mm thread, which looks too large. However we think we can bend the plastic piping so it won't foul the upper wing sheeting so are going to investigate that further, if that looks like it could be problematic then ...
by Frank Skilbeck
January 23rd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Air Retracts - Pipe routing
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Air Retracts - Pipe routing

Helping a friend who is fitting a set of air retracts into a 113" span Vailly Aviation FW 190, one of the connections for the air lines is on top of the actuating cylinder and when fitted there is only around a 5mm gap between this connection and the wing sheeting (see photo), Note the cylinder...
by Frank Skilbeck
December 10th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 76292

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I don't think so, the aim of the EASA regulations was always to develop a framework for where drones could be used in this way. But it will probably require drones with enhanced technology to be visible to manned aircraft and be able to avoid other aircraft etc.
by Frank Skilbeck
December 9th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: YouTube and COPPA
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

Re: YouTube and COPPA

Hadn't heard of it, but from what I read it only applies if the content is specifically aimed at children see article here https://vidiq.com/blog/post/coppa-kids-content-youtube/ I can't think that you specifying that the content is not made for kids is going to land you in trouble.
by Frank Skilbeck
November 29th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 76292

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I'm really confused now, so we will register as an operator with either the LMA, BMFA etc but we don't need any pilot competency to do this, but we do for a flyer ID, is that correct? If I register through the LMA will I get Operator and Flyer IDs from the CAA? or just an Operator ID? and then if Mr...

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