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by stuart knowles 1611
December 22nd, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Winter Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Winter Journal

Yes another good issue. I always look forward the most to build articles of any kind. Don B's are always a good read and make me feel much better about my own builds which lurch from crisis to disaster.
by stuart knowles 1611
December 13th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: DLE 55RA Silencing
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: DLE 55RA Silencing

I can't speak about the DLE 55 but I have two engines with Pitts style Chinese silencers each with twin outlets. Removing one outlet completely certainly helps and took some of the bark of the noise. The other is on a 26cc two stroke and I blocked off one hole and also reduced the diameter of the se...
by stuart knowles 1611
December 9th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: The LMA Web Site
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: The LMA Web Site

Well, thanks for the responses and explanations. Rob, I fully understand what you say and I have no wish to make work for anyone but, on the other hand, it would be good for the long term future of the LMA if it preserved and made available the experience and expertise of those who have gone before....
by stuart knowles 1611
December 6th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: The LMA Web Site
Replies: 4
Views: 354

The LMA Web Site

It's raining outside and in an idle moment I have been to the website to look back at past 'Featured aircraft builds' and LMA Members aircraft. One hasn't had any additions for several years and the others seems to have disappeared. It occurs to me that present and future LMA members will find such ...
by stuart knowles 1611
November 4th, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Lawn Mower Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Lawn Mower Wanted

I would suggest that a ride on Lawn Tractor is intended for large gardens and not the areas of grass that most flying fields contend with. I don't know the details of this machine :- eBay item number: 143000035236 but I have had two identical machines, (still have one) These were commercial grass cu...
by stuart knowles 1611
September 30th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: petrol proof paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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: 346

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: 1121

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: 14863

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: 494

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: 176
Views: 6905

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: 5025

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: 167

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
March 27th, 2018, 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Zenoah 38 crank straightening
Replies: 1
Views: 337

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: 981

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: 1214

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: 561

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: 953

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: 953

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: 270

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

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