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by Alan King
February 19th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted,Temperature operated cowl flaps
Replies: 66
Views: 11317

Re: Wanted,Temperature operated cowl flaps

Spring will soon be sprung and a few heat sensitive springs may solve the problem if the electronics don't.
by Alan King
February 9th, 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: New projects that do not fly
Replies: 0
Views: 163

New projects that do not fly

IMG_0036.edit1_kindlephoto-8285520.jpg IMG_1768_kindlephoto-8691367.jpg IMG_1757_kindlephoto-8612971.jpg Arrived just before Christmas from South Africa, white one is a 1939 right hand drive Dodge D12 built in Detroit not Canada as most RHD of those years were and e red one is a 1941 Chevrolet Spec...
by Alan King
August 21st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted,Temperature operated cowl flaps
Replies: 66
Views: 11317

Re: Wanted,Temperature operated cowl flaps

So a bit of old school engineering for cowl flaps, no electronics, no servos, just some wire or to be more accurate heat sensitive coils as per old carburetor choke control. Why not use a coil mounted fairly close to the old cylinder head, with a bit of planning a few simple coils could easily open ...
by Alan King
August 5th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wot4XL
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Wot4XL

Phil , Alan says in his first line he is selling the plane but leaves out his price, perhaps this is the clue but perhaps he is also setting himself up for a bit of banter, Alan how much would you like? And then of course what's the discount for everyone but Phil :D
by Alan King
June 17th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: screwjack actuator
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: screwjack actuator

did a similar thing with a servo too but instead of microswitches used a linear potentiometer to stop it. process I used was to make up a screw to fit into servo output, I used a cheap metal gear servo, literally used a woodscrew and threaded end of it to screw into servo where belcrank arm retainer...
by Alan King
February 29th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Saito FA 90R3
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

Saito FA 90R3

by Alan King
January 29th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rxcl three cylinder ignition system
Replies: 0
Views: 1248

Rxcl three cylinder ignition system

Rxcl three cylinder ignition system for glow plug size plugs. Complete brand new unused system. £100.00 ono. Contact via messaging.
by Alan King
September 2nd, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 37075

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

No terrorist will register, well he might but more then likely not, and yes the point of registering is seemingly to give some mate a title and fat paycheck and a few others a job at minimum wage to make it all look good. I though believe that regulation through the associations is more then adequat...
by Alan King
September 2nd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 37075

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Rubbish you may view it as but sadly I lived through terrorism in two countries, some called them freedom fighters. It was not unknown for babies to be killed and their bodies stuffed with explosive and denoted by the mother whose back the child was strapped to. Or for schools and churches to be att...
by Alan King
September 2nd, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 37075

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Allow me please to play devils advocate, an incident occurs with a drone flight to interrupt traffic into in this case Coningsby, severely restricting the ability of the QRF ( quick reaction force ) and any other aircraft to fly out of or into the base. The current situation is such that any attempt...
by Alan King
May 17th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted : Any Decommissoned Spitfire(s) for Castle Brom College Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Wanted : Any Decommissoned Spitfire(s) for Castle Brom College Project

Hi Mark

as discussed you have a 1/4 scale spit from me, come on gents we need to check out our sheds, what better way to garner interest in our hobby.
by Alan King
May 10th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sebart Shark
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Sebart Shark

I know this a long shot but I have been asked do some flying with a young man who has Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, this is a devastating illness and the only interest he has shown is in aircraft, I know the Shark well and it is ideal for this due to its extremely docile flying characteristics. If an...
by Alan King
May 4th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: a gaffer tape and lollipop sticks special

All the clutter in the workshop show just how busy a man Arthur is, if any silly bigger were to tidy it Arthur will find nothing as he knows where all is. To a tidy person a messy workshop is a nightmare, to those who say stuff it will tidy it later it becomes their quite place as all fear to enter....
by Alan King
March 30th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Re: Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion

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Almost there, engine now in but still need to complete painting, fit guns and radio installation .
by Alan King
January 28th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Flair Fokker DR1 revamp , completion

Fokker DR1 bought off LMA website, appears to have never been completed, built well, covered in doped Nylon. New Rudder built busy with elevators waiting for dope and Nylon to arrive. FK 2_kindlephoto-21777604.jpg FK 3_kindlephoto-21824413.jpg Colour scheme will be this. b97c1fa748fd9711c1772b0a8ec4...
by Alan King
October 21st, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted near Manchester
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Wanted near Manchester

This is a request for some assistance for my son who lives in Manchester, he needs to find some work shop space in the area or on a farm close to the city. Please pm, email or text me if you know of anything at a good rent. Needs space to set up for a hotrod project and some model AC projects. 07776...
by Alan King
August 29th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Congratulations !!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Congratulations !!!!

Where exactly were you selling these parts, quite simply lovely people like this always get their comeuppance , no consolation to you at this moment I know, if I find your retracts ill sell them back to you for £30.
by Alan King
August 9th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Seagull Models Gee Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Seagull Models Gee Bee

Hi John

Very interested in the gee bee sent you an email about a week ago, have sent you a PM.
by Alan King
June 28th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Flair Fokker Triplane DR 1 SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Flair Fokker Triplane DR 1

Hi Ron

Can you confirm 1/4 scale or smaller ? Am quite near you and happy to pay asking price.

Regards

Alan

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