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by stuart knowles 1611
January 23rd, 2023, 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2mm Liteply as wing skin???
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: 2mm Liteply as wing skin???

Hi Stuart, Really! 1.75KG, thats quite a lot isn't it. Not sure that Liteply live up to its name in that case.

Thanks for the reply though. Much heavier than I anticipated.
regards
Stu K
by stuart knowles 1611
January 20th, 2023, 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2mm Liteply as wing skin???
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: 2mm Liteply as wing skin???

Thanks Dave, I appeciate your thoughts. I've had a look at Proskin. I take it that it's only available via Mick Reeves?
Prices are moderate and certainly a quick way to a paintable finish.

Still like to hear from anyone who has used 2 mil Liteply or Laserply as a wing skin
by stuart knowles 1611
January 19th, 2023, 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2mm Liteply as wing skin???
Replies: 6
Views: 396

2mm Liteply as wing skin???

Hi to All If its not too late to say so, Happy New Year and wishing you all a great flying year. Given the price of balsa I have been looking at alternative materials. I like the foam board (paper lined depron) it seems useful for formers and as a core on large fin/ rudders and tailplanes and I'm no...
by stuart knowles 1611
December 30th, 2022, 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop Pitch?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Prop Pitch?

At 262 Diameter and four blades, I would have thought that prop is more suited to circa 100cc engines?
by stuart knowles 1611
November 22nd, 2022, 1:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth undercarriage
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Wanted Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth undercarriage

Thanks Graham, I thinkthat we are all going to have to get used to more building / adapting from scratch
by stuart knowles 1611
November 22nd, 2022, 10:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth undercarriage
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Wanted Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth undercarriage

Good Luck, they are hard to find. If you do find one, any chance that you could post some details photos and dimensions?? As I recall, the U/C is assembled from fairly simple components and just a few that required some straightforward lathe work. I'm sure that it wouldn't be too hard to remake one ...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 17th, 2022, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Alex Whittaker, photographer extreme, R.I.P
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Alex Whittaker, photographer extreme, R.I.P

Such a shame to hear this awful news. I met him a few times - he was always willing to chat and always full of enthusiasm for the hobby. I also liked to read his column in the mags, he 'Shedly musings' which were insightful and funny. I admired his thinking on modeling. In his 'Bushwacker' trainer d...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 4th, 2022, 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish

Thanks Cary
by stuart knowles 1611
July 1st, 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish

Oops, the end of the last post got missed off. Unarmed for the moment, there will eventually be a torpedo (naturally) but also eight underwing rocket projectiles as an alternative. There Stringbag is one of the few aeroplanes which outlived its intended replacement the Albacore. I was also surprised...
by stuart knowles 1611
July 1st, 2022, 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Roger Bale's 1/4 Swordfish

Is anyone still in touch with Roger Bale? In happier times, this was his quarter scale Swordfish which flew around 20 years ago swordfish11.jpg I don't know what happenened in the interim but it came to me around 10 years ago when it looked like this IMG_1235.jpg IMG_1234.jpg IMG_1233.jpg Over those...
by stuart knowles 1611
March 28th, 2022, 12:03 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Wellington build thread
Replies: 151
Views: 89184

Re: Wellington build thread

Could you give me a link or Mail to Falcon Aviation? A search in the web just brought up some private jet companies....;-)

I may be wrong but I thought that they were on the Kingfisher Aviation stall
by stuart knowles 1611
February 26th, 2022, 9:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 18
Views: 10601

Re: MIG 15

The cockpit is a work of art.
by stuart knowles 1611
January 23rd, 2022, 10:05 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Wellington build thread
Replies: 151
Views: 89184

Re: Wellington build thread

That looks fantastic! Please keep posting as you go forward.
by stuart knowles 1611
December 31st, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Happy New Year

Yes, Best wishes to all LMA members and I echo John's remarks on the appreciation of the Committee and all those who 'make things happen' at the shows and Fly Ins.
Lets hope for an excellent 2022
regards

Stu Knowles
by stuart knowles 1611
December 15th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Open Tx or Edge Tx?
Replies: 4
Views: 5326

Re: Open Tx or Edge Tx?

I can't speak for the Edge system but OTX on the FrSky Horus 12 seems straightforward (as much as any computer TX is these days) I used to set up the model on the laptop and then load it into the TX but now I find it easier and quicker to copy a similar model forward within the TX, zero all the sett...
by stuart knowles 1611
December 10th, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Club joining requiements
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Re: Club joining requiements

I agree with David although I suspect that might be a minority view.
by stuart knowles 1611
December 6th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted 7 to 7.5 inch wheels 150-180mm
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Wanted 7 to 7.5 inch wheels 150-180mm

Hi All, My thanks to the people who responded directly with a number of suggestions regarding large wheels. In Journal 158, John Brooks wrote an article on making large wheels from polyethylene foam which held great promise. Then over the weekend, a good friend gave me a pair of 8" skateboard w...
by stuart knowles 1611
December 6th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 28 cc simple petrol engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: 28 cc simple petrol engine

To be fair Alan, Champion engines were at best, partially useful for propping open the shed door. Not sure that I would use one for anything else.
by stuart knowles 1611
November 29th, 2021, 10:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted 7 to 7.5 inch wheels 150-180mm
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Wanted 7 to 7.5 inch wheels 150-180mm

Hi Cary, Yes I know that they are a decent price for new. Banggood do the same ones at a similar price. A good mate of mine always said that 'Anyone can just go and buy it, the win is to improvise adapt and alter' Recycling at its best. When it comes to modelling, I get a lot of satisfaction from do...

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