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by stuart knowles 1611
March 27th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Zenoah 38 crank straightening
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Zenoah 38 crank straightening

Ken Roddham, (check the small ads in the back of the LMA journal ) did one for me and made a first class job. (Thanks Ken)
regards

Stu Knowles
by stuart knowles 1611
March 12th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Spitfire flaps
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Spitfire flaps

I don't claim to have the experience of either of you guys. My experience has been that only once have I had to mix in a little elevator compensation (down) For the most part so long as the speed is allowed to decay before the flaps are deployed, no compensation has been needed. Some people see to h...
by stuart knowles 1611
March 12th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sist Fw 190 make over
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Sist Fw 190 make over

Its looks mighty fine Respect!
Very brave to apply NitroMoors to the composite surface, never tried it on GRP but I know that its aggressive stuff.
I look forward to seeing the next photos.

regards,
Stu Knowles
by stuart knowles 1611
February 15th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: p47 air under cart advice
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: p47 air under cart advice

If possible, I would keep everything, Tank, valve and air control, into the wing. If its a split wing then there is/are only 1/2 connections to be made across the centre line. (depending on air up/down or air/spring) If a one piece wing then obviously no connections to be made on assembly at all. If...
by stuart knowles 1611
February 7th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Twin receivers
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: Twin receivers

An excellent point Mr Masters ;-)
by stuart knowles 1611
February 7th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Twin receivers
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: Twin receivers

There are Rx's out there now where two receivers are piggy backed together so that if one fails then Fairies in the back up receiver take over from the Pixies who have down tools, the idea being that control is retained over ALL channels not just one aileron / elevator etc. Is there anyone out who f...
by stuart knowles 1611
January 4th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: RDS system
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: RDS system

. A bit of time on the lathe etc saw it up and running, Well this really, I haven't got a lathe and I don't think that anything is available commercially. I agree that the RDS systems seems to be a good idea though
by stuart knowles 1611
November 26th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster
Replies: 238
Views: 29838

Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Hi Craig,
You still out there?? Any update on your build??
regards

stu k
by stuart knowles 1611
November 26th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster
Replies: 238
Views: 29838

Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

Hi Craig,
You still out there?? Any update on your build??
regards

stu k
by stuart knowles 1611
November 8th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

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

The Jen 6:1 starter is very good and best used with a four cell Lipo, (although 12v lead acid will be fine) It is a better starter than a Dynatron.
I bought one at Cosford for either £30 or £32, The following year I went to buy another and it was £55. They said 'Exchange Rate' but I thought not
by stuart knowles 1611
September 13th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Texan undercarrage
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Texan undercarrage

Comet Retracts I think, might have been made by MM
by stuart knowles 1611
August 15th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Thanks Stewart, I appreciate the feedback.
by stuart knowles 1611
August 10th, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Ha! No not yet, I picked up the oil but not used it yet, can't help but think that there is a large element of snake oil in the said two stroke oil..... something has to account for the price! I did find that the more it has run there has been a marginal improvement to the 'barely adequate' category...
by stuart knowles 1611
August 9th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Thanks Stuart, that's good to know. I have flown it a few times now and it is showing a marginal improvement. I think that the basic problem is a lack of cubes for the size of model. Do I gather that you found a DLE85 single better than the Z80 twin?? - surprising, I was thinking that the Z80 would ...
by stuart knowles 1611
August 5th, 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Zenoah 38 rpm?
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Zenoah 38 rpm?

I would say that that's about what would be expected
by stuart knowles 1611
July 7th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Just want to bump this thread..... Anyone using a 3W 70cc single who could comment on what prop sizes you have found useable.
thanks

stu k
by stuart knowles 1611
July 6th, 2017, 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Thanks Cary, I'm presently using 'Stihl' oil at 40:1 - I was using 50:1 until this year when I upped the oil content because I ran a big end bearing out last year on a different engine. The Ig Unit in use is the 3W original. I have had good experiences with the RcXL until as a replacement for a Zeno...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 6th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: 3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

3W 70cc single Prop size / rpm??

Hi All, I have a 3W 70cc single (side exhaust / rear carb) The manual on the 3W site suggests props in the 23x8 to 24x10 range. On these props I am only getting 5700 rpm. I have checked the carb tuning and there are no more revs to be found there. It starts and runs well at idle, mid range and full ...
by stuart knowles 1611
June 26th, 2017, 7:26 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/4 Scale 18' Handley Page Hampden
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: 1/4 Scale 18' Handley Page Hampden

That's a real shame, The Hampden looked really good and I was looking forward to seeing a different shape in the air. Commiserations to all involved in getting it this far
by stuart knowles 1611
April 15th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: insurance

The house contents also cover the contents of my 'shed' but I had to do a lot of shopping around to find a policy that didn't have a low limit on shed contents. And the 'shed' is brick built with proper 5 lever lock and a working alarm system. If the models had been kept inside the house, insurance ...

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