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04-04-2014, 10:02 PM
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Posted By eye4wings

My only caveat on RC Lander retracts is that the...

My only caveat on RC Lander retracts is that the slider that runs on the worm drive is cast in soft alloy and the thread wears away. It only cost me 1$ to get a replacement (+7$ postage!!) but by the...
12-27-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By eye4wings

Well, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas...

Well, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas celebrations.
We were visiting our two girls for dinner, one on Christmas day and the other on Boxing day so had quite a relaxed time.
Back to normal...
12-24-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By eye4wings

Hi Clive, About 3 years ago Traplets...

Hi Clive,

About 3 years ago Traplets declared their intention of providing all of their plans with parts kits - with the understanding that transferring them all to CAD so that laser cutters could...
12-24-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By eye4wings

Hi Duke9, The Messenger is my own design...

Hi Duke9,
The Messenger is my own design produced concurrently with the Gemini to the same scale. It is published by Traplet Publications and is available from their online shop....
07-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,239
Posted By eye4wings

This is the page I thought you might be tempted...

This is the page I thought you might be tempted by - but I won't push my luck!... or your patience!
http://www.wowplanes.com/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=139

Robin
07-06-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,239
Posted By eye4wings

dahawk, The best advice I can give is that if...

dahawk,
The best advice I can give is that if YOU have a dream, don't hang around waiting for others to do it for you. They're not going to - unless they think you (and enough others) are going to...
07-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,239
Posted By eye4wings

Just to stick my oar in - multi-engined types are...

Just to stick my oar in - multi-engined types are what electric power was made for!
The more engines, the better the safety margin.

Why wait for 'someone else' to produce your longed-for B-24?...
02-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,646
Posted By eye4wings

Well, the weather hardly looks inviting just now!...

Well, the weather hardly looks inviting just now! Frost and clear skies this morning but rain and then snow forecast over the weekend... the sort of weather for getting started on the next project in...
01-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,646
Posted By eye4wings

The quick recovery is probably because of the...

The quick recovery is probably because of the light wing loading.

If you are used to the occasional surprise and recovery routine then fine, but I would prefer to have a more forgiving model...
01-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,646
Posted By eye4wings

Have you got plenty of washout on those wings? ...

Have you got plenty of washout on those wings?

As you can no doubt imagine, there is a lot of disparity between the air speed of the wing tips with any rudder operation with that type - and the...
01-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,646
Posted By eye4wings

It is much easier to see the HUGE amount of...

It is much easier to see the HUGE amount of incidence the mainplane has on the glider drawings than the powered version.
I am often amazed at the difference between what the situation was for the...
01-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,646
Posted By eye4wings

I think you have a fair bit of your answer right...

I think you have a fair bit of your answer right there - the greater pitch will allow a greater airspeed which will alow you more margin above the stall.

The other major factor is the amount of...
10-20-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

Just visited a 'large models' meet last weekend....

Just visited a 'large models' meet last weekend. Had my Stirling to fly (but didn't) and a guy came up and said that because all his models were 1:5 scale he had been working up ideas for a Stirling...
10-20-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,783
Posted By eye4wings

Sounds like she could use a split flap under that...

Sounds like she could use a split flap under that centre section while you're doing the gear mod.
I never like to see fixed gear on a WW2 warbird - and flaps would give the ability to slow down for...
09-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,984
Posted By eye4wings

I would suggest doughnut shaped rubber blocks and...

I would suggest doughnut shaped rubber blocks and plates (washers) with a small diameter music wire running through to centre them and slide in a small diameter tube at the top of the leg and the...
09-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

That's good News! Are you planning to reopen your...

That's good News! Are you planning to reopen your original RCG DH91 thread as a build log? (I hope!)

Sadly I never received a copy of my Bus board article and can't find which copy of RCMW it was...
09-14-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

It is only since FASST compatible receivers (at...

It is only since FASST compatible receivers (at about 25) have appeared on the market that I have seriously considered doing the twin-receivers thing - but haven't tried it yet. (Futaba were having...
09-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

Another one you may not require for smaller...

Another one you may not require for smaller models is the use of only one black and red wire (the power circuitry) so that however many servos you have to connect once these two have been allowed for...
09-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

I have also found the inclusion of DIN plugs in...

I have also found the inclusion of DIN plugs in join face plates a handy addition - although more so on the larger models because there is more room. For smaller models the use of D9 plugs might be...
09-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

Right! - Now I get more of the picture! If...

Right! - Now I get more of the picture!

If you can get a few other modellers to join you in the project it becomes more mutually beneficial. I am not that interested in investing a lot of time in...
09-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,984
Posted By eye4wings

Well, since the Mosquito is your dream, you will...

Well, since the Mosquito is your dream, you will no doubt have noticed that the full size had very thick legs. This was because it used rubber sandwiched between flat plates, so you could be REALLY...
09-13-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,412
Posted By eye4wings

I expect a lot of us have thought about it RCB......

I expect a lot of us have thought about it RCB... maybe not for that long though!

It could work for you if you only want to fly (say) single engine aircraft which tend to be similar in size, when...
05-15-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By eye4wings

Thanks for letting us know Ron. If the wires...

Thanks for letting us know Ron.

If the wires touched the can that must have produced a short circuit (presumably you could see where the insulation had worn through and sparked?).

Have you...
05-11-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By eye4wings

Hi BJ, Have sent you a PM so as not to take this...

Hi BJ, Have sent you a PM so as not to take this thread too far off topic, but glad to hear the Hornet Moth is still on track.
05-06-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By eye4wings

I've had a glitch or two as well John and wonder...

I've had a glitch or two as well John and wonder if some site maintenance has been going on.

In fact I meant to PM you about downloading from camera but didn't do it because my mind was taken...
05-05-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By eye4wings

Perhaps a few thoughts on scale modelling...

Perhaps a few thoughts on scale modelling wouldn't take us off subject too badly since I notice that there seems to be a divergence of opinion on what constitutes 'scale' in just this one short...
05-05-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By eye4wings

Glad to hear it Vic! Another good thing...

Glad to hear it Vic!

Another good thing about moving to wooden props is that the plastic or glass-filled types are pretty heavy, so you will also save some weight. Only a little bit compared to...
05-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By eye4wings

Granted, but they were on IC engines. We are a...

Granted, but they were on IC engines. We are a whole lot kinder to our props. I have run 20"x10"x3 on a 60" span warbird. I don't know the span of John's P-51 of course but I'm guessing it won't be...
05-05-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By eye4wings

I've not had a failure yet John. There may...

I've not had a failure yet John.

There may be several reasons - or different ways of looking at it.... chief among them being that the wooden props I buy as main ingredients are capable of...
05-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By eye4wings

There are other ways of getting a bit more 'urge'...

There are other ways of getting a bit more 'urge' in the air than installing a bigger motor Ron, like increasing the pitch of the prop you are using. This would only put your current draw up a small...
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