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by Chris Lane
October 19th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: What RC 2.4gHz system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

What RC 2.4gHz system?

This topic has been aired a number of times. I am now getting long in the tooth and still have the gear I have had for years since changing from 35mHz. I have found my Futaba 6EXH FASST with R617RS receivers and Futaba servos entirely reliable. For me it's about designing and building models and fly...
by Chris Lane
August 9th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Activity at the 1 st of the new fields
Replies: 43
Views: 6772

Re: Activity at the 1 st of the new fields

HMS Blackcap, RNAS Stretton ?
by Chris Lane
August 8th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Activity at the 1 st of the new fields
Replies: 43
Views: 6772

Re: Activity at the 1 st of the new fields

But where is it?
by Chris Lane
May 24th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: BMFA Achievement guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: BMFA Achievement guide

Thanks Bob - a very strange website! Going in your way produces the Achievements guide on-screen but it can only be printed and not downloaded apparently. When I printed it the printer ran out of paper when it had got down to page 10. It restarted at page 5. Now any selection of a range to print the...
by Chris Lane
May 22nd, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: BMFA Achievement guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: BMFA Achievement guide

Sorry - it just doesn't work - error 404

Chris
by Chris Lane
May 20th, 2016, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: BMFA Achievement guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

BMFA Achievement guide

Has anyone managed to download the new Achievement guide. If so please how!

Chris
by Chris Lane
January 17th, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Workshop Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Workshop Planning

I use an light weight interior door with a panel of fibre board attached to it to take pins. It is stored until needed and then erected on trestles in the centre of the workshop and levelled.
by Chris Lane
November 15th, 2015, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Neil's November photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Neil's November photos

Thanks Neil. Wikipedia tells me the 58 G is the unarmed ambulance version so, without the nose glazing and armament, its a cleaner-looking and peaceful machine. For 1934 it seems very advanced compared to Allied aircraft of the period - DF loops when ours didn't all have radios! It's nice to see it ...
by Chris Lane
November 14th, 2015, 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Neil's November photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Neil's November photos

What aircraft is this please? It's rather handsome!

Chris Lane
by Chris Lane
October 5th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Glassfibre matting
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Glassfibre matting

Glasplies at Southport for me.

Chris Lane
by Chris Lane
July 29th, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Air Show in Cameron
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Air Show in Cameron

Why does my computer freeze and have to be unplugged to restart it the moment I select the Cameron air show address?
by Chris Lane
May 24th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Kill Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Kill Switch

I think I'll forget the blown arc job and just have a servo that pushes a length of hardened silver steel into the (wooden) propeller! In reality I think the choke control is the way to go. I'm guessing that, even if the engine doesn't actually stop on full choke, it won't be giving any real power a...
by Chris Lane
May 23rd, 2015, 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Kill Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Kill Switch

Thanks Rob - that's the clue I needed. It also allows the choke to be used during start-up without needing to open cowls near the propeller! The Chipmunk ZD38 is closely cowled and the carb is on an elbow so the levers are in unusual orientations. I was having visions of contacts pulled off old Post...
by Chris Lane
May 23rd, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Kill Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Kill Switch

I am now fitting out both my Hostetler 30% Cessna F152 and my 1/4 scale DHC1 Chipmunk. Both have magneto ignition Zenoahs - a 45cc in the Cessna and a 38cc in the Chipmunk. Both have two Futaba R617FS 2.4gHz receivers and have one aileron to each receiver and a mechanical mixer for the rudder using ...
by Chris Lane
May 12th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Trunking for servo leads
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Trunking for servo leads

After some comments from Phil some time back I have opted for plastic oval trunking for my 1/4 scale Chipmunk. This MK Oval Conduit came as a 3m length and is 16mm by 10mm oval section. It weighs 44gm per metre. Mine came from B & Q and it is available in 2m lengths as well. There were already 6...
by Chris Lane
April 10th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Klemm 25 1/2 scale
Replies: 23
Views: 6771

Re: Klemm 25 1/2 scale

John.

I just get "This content is currently unavailable" each time I try it.

Chris Lane
by Chris Lane
March 19th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 4mm Aluminium Ball Links
Replies: 14
Views: 5483

Re: 4mm Aluminium Ball Links

Try searching for M4 Rod Ends. This will bring you into karting/motor cycling/competition suppliers.
Chris
by Chris Lane
February 19th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Fairey Barracuda
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: Fairey Barracuda

Found this in my records. It is either Hendon or Radlett around 1948.

Chris
by Chris Lane
January 15th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Wood suppliers
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Re: Wood suppliers

The data is actually here on this site!

From the front page menu pick Aircraft. Now select Featured Aircraft Builds. The last item there is Techniques - How to do it. In there is the route to a Word data sheet on cyparis with a comparison with spruce and hemlock. . . . . .
by Chris Lane
December 31st, 2014, 7:14 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/10th scale Blackburn Beverley.
Replies: 376
Views: 79376

Re: 1/10th scale Blackburn Beverley.

Malcolm - running brass on brass is not advised. Brass is heavy and hard but not tough and wears quickly. I recommend making both parts in steel but with a thin bronze bush pressed into the bearing hole. The steel shaft will then turn freely without risk of binding and the bronze has the requisite t...

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