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by Steve Mansell
February 24th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Cyparis spars
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Cyparis spars

All, many thanks, Stuart has come to the rescue.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
February 24th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Rob, I'm a bit confused. I thought the original changes made a distinction between multi rotor (drone) and typical wing born models and helicopters. I get the impression that all the work that went into drafting the original amendments has been ignored, and the result is a "catch all" grou...
by Steve Mansell
February 21st, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

My neighbour has a homing pigeon loft, and we live slap-bang on the main approach to Biggin Hill. Should I report him as there is a huge risk of an airprox, or even a collision. Any survivors will also be at risk of contracting bird flu. I'm running out of hobbies that don't incur the wrath of some ...
by Steve Mansell
February 15th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Cyparis spars
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Cyparis spars

Many thanks all, I'll contact Stuart. Paul, thanks for the offer, if Stuart hasn't got any I might take you up on yours.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
February 14th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Cyparis spars
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Cyparis spars

Hi all, I would like to use cyparis for the spars on my latest build, as I have heard that it's lighter, stronger, and has closer grain than spruce. Can't find it or suppliers on google, and was wondering where to obtain it. I'm located near Bromley, Kent, but I'm driving to Norfolk on Saturday so m...
by Steve Mansell
February 11th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Spraying camouflage
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Spraying camouflage

Thanks all, another new skill to learn!
If it comes out ok, I'll post a few piccies.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
February 8th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Spraying camouflage
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Spraying camouflage

Thanks John, Amazon to the rescue!
Cheers
by Steve Mansell
February 7th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Spraying camouflage
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Spraying camouflage

Pfalz d.xii 1/4 scale.
Looking for advice. I don't have any spray equipment, and am using spray cans from Halfords. The subject I'm building has a "soft" transition from one colour to the next, rather than a clean sharp edge. How do I mask to get the same soft edge?
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
February 5th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2863

Re: Head Office

I might be wrong, but I think in the event of a claim being made against one of the insurers, the other insurer makes a "contribution" towards the claimants payout. When making a claim, one of the questions from an insurance company is "are there any other insurance policies relating ...
by Steve Mansell
December 8th, 2018, 11:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Aluminium Louvres
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Aluminium Louvres

I have used the ali vents from b&q or homebase. Usually in plumbing dept.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Carbon wing tube and sleeve
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: Carbon wing tube and sleeve

Dave,
https://www.carbonfibreprofiles.com/ind ... gs7f21htg3

I haven't used these people yet, but will be soon for my next build.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
October 8th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: The Global “anti-drone” hysteria continues..
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: The Global “anti-drone” hysteria continues..

One solution would be a requirement to register the sale, the onus on the retailer. The purchaser being responsible for using it in accordance with the guidance given in the users instructions supplied with the drone. A better solution would be to forget all about new regulation, and apply and prose...
by Steve Mansell
September 30th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: petrol proof paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: petrol proof paint?

I have used Halfords spray cans, and always wiped down the model after each flight.
Cheers
steve
by Steve Mansell
September 25th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 85
Views: 17101

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Computer aided design, video editing, 3d printing, soldering, etc,etc. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks!
Cheers,
Steve
by Steve Mansell
September 16th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: My brain hurts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: My brain hurts!

Thanks for the tips.
Still undecided on subject, but will be an early WW1.
It will be a linen covered fuselage, as I have just finished an Albatros C.iii, and the ply covering meant a lot more lead up front than I wanted. (It also cost a fortune!)

Thanks all again,
Steve
by Steve Mansell
September 15th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: My brain hurts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: My brain hurts!

Magic!
Thanks all.
I can do a small spread sheet with Maurice's calcs, so I will just need to input the original scale and required scale and viola! off to the printers.

Ta very much
Steve
by Steve Mansell
September 15th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: My brain hurts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

My brain hurts!

Hi,
If I have a set of 1/6 scale plans, but require 1/4 scale, how do I work out what percentage increase I need to tell the print shop?

I'm not to bad on excel, but need a formula.

One for all you maths wizards!

Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
September 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: corrugated ABS sheet
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Re: corrugated ABS sheet

Barrie,
Came across this while surfing the web:
https://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/inde ... cts_id=629

I have also used this company in the past, not sure if they do what you require though:
http://www.ema-models.co.uk/

Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
September 7th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 85
Views: 17101

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

A true master of detail! It's all the little things that bring it to life. The wear from handling the intercom connections is just right, and the intercom wiring reminds me of the VIR cables i used as an apprentice. An inspiration to me to look at how i detail my next scale project. Keep it coming, ...
by Steve Mansell
August 11th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 1/4 scale dh9a plans
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Wanted: 1/4 scale dh9a plans

Does anyone know where I can get 1/4 scale plans for a DH 9a. I had a set for 1/6, but gave them to the chap that bought the plane. Miss it so much I want to do another, but larger.
Cheers
Steve

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