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by Steve Mansell
December 2nd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Carbon wing tube and sleeve
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

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: 1478

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: 805

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: 65
Views: 9554

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 928

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: 65
Views: 9554

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: 420

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
by Steve Mansell
July 27th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Dft Consultation - Future of Drones in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Dft Consultation - Future of Drones in the UK

Unfortunately, I am more than capable of losing control of my planes without any assistance from a third party. It may provide us with a new excuse though! On a more serious note, the original aim of these "drone regulations" was to improve air safety, but the future capability to override...
by Steve Mansell
July 9th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Is this normal ?
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Is this normal ?

It's an illusion. In plan form the in-board elevator edges form a "V", so the elevator nearest the camera looks as if it is giving "up".

Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
July 8th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis
Replies: 44
Views: 4348

Re: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis

I second that, Prop Guy only sells quality goods. He also sells protective sleeves for props. I have recently bought four large ww1 for a large electric that I'm building, and all are perfectly balanced.

Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
July 6th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis
Replies: 44
Views: 4348

Re: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis

Geoff,
Correction, looking at my notes I started with 18*8, and after a few tanks went up to 20*8. I got mixed up with the props I used on the z45.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
July 6th, 2018, 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis
Replies: 44
Views: 4348

Re: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis

Geoff, I ran 20*8 for the first few tanks, and a 22*8 on my fokker dvii. If you're getting back into flying after a bit of a lay off I'd keep to a low pitch as initial acceleration is better, and for a plane like the sky 120 you're not looking for speed. The original silencer is not much good as it ...
by Steve Mansell
July 5th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis
Replies: 44
Views: 4348

Re: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis

The same.
I've had three z38's and a z45. Rock solid engines, and will turn large props with ease.
Cheers
Steve
by Steve Mansell
June 30th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis
Replies: 44
Views: 4348

Re: Sky-120 by Tony Nijhuis

Geoff, I use a Futaba 9c. Some models will have 1 (or more) servos on each control surface, and when you start using the radio to set up things like aileron differential etc., the flexibility of more channels is a useful tool. My building board is 20mm mdf covered in 2 layers of cork tiles. I'm not ...
by Steve Mansell
June 5th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Engine kill switch wiring query..............
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Engine kill switch wiring query..............

Martin, Just checked my transmitter. I had the following on the d7: Ch 1 and 7 ailerons 60% differential Ch 4 rudder 40% mix to ailerons Ch 6 kill switch on switch H Ch 3 throttle Ch 2 master and 5 slave elevator (5 reversed, as they are "handed") Flew with lots of down trim, but the busa ...
by Steve Mansell
June 5th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Engine kill switch wiring query..............
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Engine kill switch wiring query..............

Martin, I'm sure i had the kill switch on its own channel. I use a switch on the shoulder of the tranny (futaba 9c). I had ailerons on separate channels, elevator halves on a channel each, rudder (mixed with ailerons), throttle, and kill. 7channels in all. The y lead was to the ignition battery moni...
by Steve Mansell
May 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: ZIROLI F6F HELLCAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: ZIROLI F6F HELLCAT

I assume your next project will be one without rivets!
Lovely job though.

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