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by stuart knowles 1611
September 30th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: petrol proof paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: petrol proof paint?

I use cellulose paint from motor refinishing outlets. TBH, not much neat petrol ever gets onto the paint but past models have reached a good age without signs of lifting.
by stuart knowles 1611
September 4th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Titan 23 petrol engine, glow equivalent?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Titan 23 petrol engine, glow equivalent?

I use a Z23 in a Seagull Yak (The yellow and black thing that has been around for years) Approx 68" span. I expected it to be a bit lame but it flies very well with decent performance. It is a tad nose heavy even with the battery located at the back of the cockpit area. Like all Zenoah's, nice ...
by stuart knowles 1611
August 26th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Congratulations !!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Congratulations !!!!

Sounds like a case of deliberate criminal fraud to me. I hope that someone bubbles him in
by stuart knowles 1611
August 9th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: Off - Piste
Replies: 42
Views: 14016

Re: Off - Piste

https://twitter.com/bluebirdk7 Regular updates also found here including video of BB K7 running at over 130mph while being tested on Bute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLCciRtruE&t=44s It has been an amazing restoration and I hope that she continues to be run each year, so much better than j...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 27th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Large Mobile Home / Static Caravan. Free!
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Large Mobile Home / Static Caravan. Free!

Currently located in North Lincolnshire, a large mobile home or static caravan, would make an ideal Club Hut or instant Workshop. Size is approx. 35ft x 10ft in fair condition. Free to take away, although be aware that these things need to be moved on the road via a lorry or low loader type vehicle....
by stuart knowles 1611
July 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 175
Views: 4438

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

It all looks a bit 'Brick Outhouse' but having seen them fly, it must be fine.
Neat building, keep posting
by stuart knowles 1611
July 23rd, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Latest Journal
Replies: 89
Views: 3473

Re: Latest Journal

I'm not sure that changing the name will do much to promote the LMA. If you have to change I prefer LMAA over LMFA as we are surely more than just a flying organisation, plus LMFA has more scope to be 'mis-interpreted'. Personally, I see no need to change. The LMA is a well established group and doe...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 10th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: HT Lead for Zenoah 38
Replies: 0
Views: 102

HT Lead for Zenoah 38

Hi All, I have a Z38 where the HT lead has become a bit frayed at the end and the plug connector unreliable. The HT lead is already short so cutting a bit off isn't really an option. Has anyone out there got a spare Mag unit with lead and plug cap that they are willing to sell on? or https://www.eba...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 7th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2018
Topic: COSFORD RAF100
Replies: 41
Views: 3195

Re: COSFORD RAF100

Agreed! Top slots in my eyes were 'Dawn Patrol' and TJD team, in fact anything where there were multiple models and some sort of directed flight pattern which wasn't just going around in circles. Well done to all who took on the crosswind and congrats to the organisers for arranging the weather. We ...
by stuart knowles 1611
March 27th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Zenoah 38 crank straightening
Replies: 1
Views: 312

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: 831

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: 933

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: 381

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: 794

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: 794

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: 237

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: 31966

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: 31966

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: 639

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: 563

Re: Texan undercarrage

Comet Retracts I think, might have been made by MM

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