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by david walker
June 16th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Futaba SBD-1 and HV servos
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Futaba SBD-1 and HV servos

David, found a manual for the SBD-1 on the Hobbico website and in the one page document there is a small note stating that the item is for use with either 4 or 5 cell NiCad or NiMh cells. there is not mention of LiFe or LiPo cells in the manual. If in doubt you could use the Powerbox switch system w...
by david walker
February 17th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: DH moth minor plan
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: DH moth minor plan

Built mine from Jerry Bates plan and its a nice straight forward build. Used Roto 25 engine as it fitted into cowl with just a minor cut out for the st Andard silencer, Covering was a Glassed fus and solartex wing and tail. Cowl and Oleo legs also available from fighter aces. Hope this helps Dave Wa...
by david walker
February 24th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Howard DGA6 Mr Mulligan
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Howard DGA6 Mr Mulligan

Paul, if I remember correctly Harry Hartland did an article in the journal on the undercarriage Mount system he used in his Stinson. It used a system which used internal springing which worked very well. And was not visible on the outside.
If I find it I'll let you know
Cheers a Dave
by david walker
July 20th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Latest Journal
Replies: 89
Views: 13754

Re: Latest Journal

Just been reading through all of the comments on the Re-branding and as I may be the happy chappie who needs to talk our audiences through this next season thought that I should do a bit of researching. Now found that this is not as simple as it first sounds. So firstly LMFA. saw I think it was Bob ...
by david walker
June 26th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Engine standoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Engine standoffs

Frank, not sure about the model you are building but I would suggest avoiding 75mm engine standoffs. The problem when you go to longer standoffs is vibration problems. It would be far better to look at extending the engine mounting box to give you a more rigid solution and hence far less vibration.....
by david walker
June 16th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 400ft Height Limit in 2018 Air Navigation Order - Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: 400ft Height Limit in 2018 Air Navigation Order - Update

Rob, thanks for all the good work. Worked on Euro committees in the past and know its like pushing water up hill. Without yours and BMFA efforts we would all be playing with toy submarines in the local duck pond.

Cheers Dave Walker
by david walker
March 31st, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: DH Mosquito, television TONIGHT
Replies: 1
Views: 597

DH Mosquito, television TONIGHT

Just flipping through the TV progs for tonight Saturday 31st, and noticed 2 items which may be of interest. Both are on "More 4" freeview channel 14. First up at at 20.00 is titled "the plane that saved Britain" and tells the story of the Mosquito's vital role in WW2. This is fol...
by david walker
March 23rd, 2018, 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Looking for an Instruction Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Looking for an Instruction Manual

Andy, if you are looking at getting into F3A have you tried having a look at the GBRCAA. Org website. Maybe another avenue worth trying.
Best of luck in your search

Dav Walker
by david walker
March 20th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 100 years of the RAF
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

100 years of the RAF

Just a quick note which may be of interest to all, If you are interested in the above subject the following is coming up on the telly, BBC 1 SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 20-30 through to 22-00 "RAF at 100" Presenters Ewan McGregor and his brother So if you get back from Haydock in time, put the feet ...
by david walker
February 4th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Nav light covers
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Nav light covers

Brian, will give you a call to discuss. As your start point you will need a helpful second pair of hands and I hope you have not as yet cut out the area wher the lights will go.
Call you tomorrow
Cheers Dave W
by david walker
January 19th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: DAVE WALKER RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: DAVE WALKER RIP

On behalf of the other Dave Walker (The one with the mic) and my wife Margaret we were sorry to hear this sad news. To both of us Dave was a real gentleman and did a lot of good work in promoting the LMA with his very well presented DVD's.
He will be missed by all,
RIP Dave
by david walker
January 6th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Hotels for Haydock Park
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Hotels for Haydock Park

Just a little "Heads up" to let you all know that hotels in the Haydock Park area appear to be filling up quickly. I have just booked for the night of Saturday 24th March and it appeared to be a bit busy. So if you are planning to stay over for the show it may be worth it to start looking ...
by david walker
November 7th, 2017, 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Prop size on a Zenoah 26 in a WW1 bipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

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

Martin, I have a 26 in a Nieuport 17 and run on an 18X8 Menz with a 50/1 fuel ratio. There is as Bob says a knack to starting the 26. I had the same problem as you when I first tried to start the engine, cough all day but no start. The 26 does not have a single magnet in the flywheel and does not st...
by david walker
June 5th, 2017, 2:45 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: DH Moth Minor undercarriage
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: DH Moth Minor undercarriage

Dave, I have Unitracts on mine but know the place I got mine from closed . You could also look at Robarts on the Ripmax web site. The reference for their 1/2 inch straight leg I found is F-RB670.
Hope this helps
cheers Dave Walker
by david walker
April 27th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: D.H. Moth Minor dihedral
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: D.H. Moth Minor dihedral

David, Just had a look at my model this morning, I have attached A couple of photographs which I hope help. Firstly I couldn't get hold of the SIG wing joiner mentioned on the plan so as you can see I used a simple Blade / Box method which is a steel blade into a brass box. Re Dihedral the plan is a...
by david walker
April 25th, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: D.H. Moth Minor dihedral
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: D.H. Moth Minor dihedral

Dave, I have one which I have flown several times and it flies very well. All I found was that I neede a bit of up trim on the first flight and have the ailerons set up about 2 mm which makes it feel nice and stable. For dihedral it is just set up using the main braces for the center section. Will t...
by david walker
April 7th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required

Just a friendly reminder that I have as yet only received two responses to my request. East Kirkby will be here before we know it so having some new things to talk about would be rather nice. For those wondering what the long German word is the translation is "Excellent" Thanks in advance ...
by david walker
April 3rd, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required

Dave, John
As our German friends would say "ausgezeichnet" Danke

Cheers Dave
by david walker
April 2nd, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2017 Show circuit, your input is required
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

2017 Show circuit, your input is required

Hello all of you wonderful show pilots out there, your help is required. I have been happily bumbling along with the show commentry job for a number of years now and have enjoyed the experience it keeps the old brain cells active, BUT as I get a little older input from you would I hope reduce the nu...
by david walker
March 17th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Hanger 9 Pawnee for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: Hanger 9 Pawnee for sale

Model now sold, thanks

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