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by martin collins
September 30th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: petrol proof paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: petrol proof paint?

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Ok thanks Steve, i have a 1/4 scale DR1 which needed the wheels repainting where the fuel has lifted the paint on the inside, looking at it i don`t think this one has ever had a wipe down in it`s life!
by martin collins
September 29th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: petrol proof paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

petrol proof paint?

I have some repainting to do on a model with a petrol engine in it, what do others use that is petrol resistant that is readily available?..........Martin
by martin collins
September 18th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD 1/3 scale Balsa USA Sopwith Pup for sale. SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 508

SOLD 1/3 scale Balsa USA Sopwith Pup for sale. SOLD

Nicely built, with rib tapes, fuselage stitching, 20180918_170955_resized.jpg cockpit instruments, roundels painted on and a full bodied pilot etc, fitted with all servos and a Zenoah 38. Rigging wires have been cut so it will require a new set making before it can be flown. Pick up from Spalding in...
by martin collins
September 1st, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Titan 23 petrol engine, glow equivalent?
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Titan 23 petrol engine, glow equivalent?

I have a very old Titan 23 engine which is a great reliable runner and, i have not used it for several years but would like to use it again, i have just bought a 74" sports model which says for .91 2 stroke engines, would the Titan do the same job, does it give more, or less performance than yo...
by martin collins
June 19th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD 1/4 scale Balsa USA Fokker DV11 Kit plus Mick Reeves wheels and BUSA Spandau gun kit
Replies: 1
Views: 303

SOLD 1/4 scale Balsa USA Fokker DV11 Kit plus Mick Reeves wheels and BUSA Spandau gun kit

All new and unstarted, New cost for this lot is £475, selling due to Classic car project £325. Collect from Spalding in Lincs, will post within UK for £20 or pick up from Wings & Wheels on Sunday. Martin


Now Sold thanks.
by martin collins
June 5th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Engine kill switch wiring query..............
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Engine kill switch wiring query..............

Many thanks Steve, i`m sure i will, ailerons on my DX8 will be ch2 and aux1 but your settings will be a great help. Will send you some flying shots once it it has done a few circuits................M
by martin collins
June 5th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Engine kill switch wiring query..............
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Engine kill switch wiring query..............

Thanks Steve, i have been up to the model room and re checked and it is as you say, a Y lead which goes to the kill unit and the ignition battery monitor, the other Y lead is the battery into the left aileron, i was getting my Y leads crossed!!!!!! So the aileron port also supplies the battery power...
by martin collins
June 5th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Engine kill switch wiring query..............
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Engine kill switch wiring query..............

I have a 1/4 scale BUSA Fokker D7 with a Zenoah 38 on electronic ignition, it is fitted with an engine kill switch, the rx was removed from the plane when i bought it. I have traced all the wires back so i can connect to my rx but one has got me scratching my head. The wire from the kill switch is o...
by martin collins
May 26th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 1/4 scale vintage type wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Wanted: 1/4 scale vintage type wheels

Anyone out there got a cheap 1/4 scale vintage type wheel, Flair / Williams Bros type. I actually only need one as i have one that has age hardened and disintegrated in the middle, will take a pair if that`s all that is available.....Martin
by martin collins
May 4th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit

Camel kit is still available, cut wing ribs are in the large wood block, price dropped to £140 plus postage.

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by martin collins
May 1st, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit

No pm in my in box Mike, my mobile number is on the ad if you want to call.......Martin
by martin collins
April 22nd, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 910

SOLD Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit SOLD

Selling my Mick Reeves 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel kit, not going to get round to this in the near future, take a look at the pictures to see what is included, the wheels are not the Mick Reeves built up ones and his gun kit is not here. His web page mentions fibreglass leading edges, there are none of ...
by martin collins
February 16th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury

I think on reflection and following the comments here i will go the electric route, the 20 size motors are going to be too much for this, the radiator scoop under the belly lends itself to fitting a sound system so i may look at that..............Martin
by martin collins
February 15th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury

One engine i was looking at was the NGH GT17, has anyone any thoughts on these, the engine mount fitted seems to fit the width of this motor so it would hopefully not be too much hassle to fit it, the exhaust system would need some thought though.
by martin collins
December 1st, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Custom in cowl exhaust fabrication?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Custom in cowl exhaust fabrication?

I`m looking at a couple of petrol engine options for my Bryant Hawker Fury, top choice at the moment would be an NGH GT17 which should be more than enough to give it good performance and it will fit onto the current engine mount but the silencer is a side mount. Pitts silencers are available but spa...
by martin collins
November 29th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Petrol engine choices for a Bryant Hawker Fury

This is my winter project, a 60" Dennis Bryant Hawker Fury which needs a recover, suggested engine on the plans is a .60 two stroke, the seller said he thouhght that this one had a .70 O.S four stroke fitted previously, i have found one on line that used a .90 4 stroke. I don`t do Glow engines ...
by martin collins
November 8th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?

Alan presumably the mag gap is at the rear of the engine? If so it is going to be a b*gger to get to as it will require the removal of some wood which is glued in place to stop the tank moving. Once the tank is out of the way i can get at the bolt heads to remove the engine. At some point over the w...
by martin collins
November 8th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?

Thanks again for the replies, i have borrowed a starter for the moment which gets it going though struggles through compression, i will be buying one of the JEN starters, is it worth the extra money for the 6:1, i will be running it off a car battery at the moment so 12v rather than 24, what slave b...
by martin collins
November 5th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?

New ring? It seems to have plenty of compression Alan, almost stops the starter at the compression high point..............Martin
by martin collins
November 5th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?

Got to run the engine in my Fokker Tripe today, the plane is fitted with a well used Zenoah 26 mag engine and i was shown the motor being started and run when i picked it up using an electric starter. However i could not get it to start on a flick despite trying for over an hour :roll: It will cough...

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