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05-29-2016, 03:06 PM
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Posted By AlphaWhisky

Would you believe mine is still languishing here...

Would you believe mine is still languishing here in its original box - it`ll be a vintage model soon. I have thought about it from time to time but no action as yet. When it happens, I intend to use...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-29-2015, 12:50 PM
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Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

My engine was acquired from a club member who had...

My engine was acquired from a club member who had it mounted in this type of model. It flew OK, but rattled and shook plenty and we reckoned the chaff-cutter sound was all wrong for this plane.

I...
09-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,148
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Hi Dave, This is another take on Ken...

Hi Dave,

This is another take on Ken Willard`s 'CAVU' design from back in the 1930`s I think. I seem to recall his original was a lightweight rubber powered model around 42" span. I produced a 60"...
09-18-2015, 11:33 PM
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Posted By AlphaWhisky

Would this comply...? 30" span, Depron fuz and...

Would this comply...? 30" span, Depron fuz and tailplane, balsa and film wing, Park 300 motor, 10A ESC, 2 x HXT 500 servos and 2S 500 Mah lipo .... Flies great .....

Alan...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-19-2015, 03:43 AM
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Posted By AlphaWhisky

Seems like the Dynaflite Decathlon may be just...

Seems like the Dynaflite Decathlon may be just about right for this engine. Specs ex Tower Hobbies are :- 89" span, 1237 sq.ins wing area, weight 16lbs and recommend 25-35cc gas engine. I think I`ll...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-18-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By AlphaWhisky

I`m still watching here but am otherwise occupied...

I`m still watching here but am otherwise occupied right now and not able to get hands-on involved at this time. Am trying to decide a practical airframe to put around my engine. One option that is...
08-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,148
Posted By AlphaWhisky

I note there are several international posts here...

I note there are several international posts here . Is this contest still current? Where can I find the details ?

Thanks.

Alan W
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2015, 03:57 PM
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Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Andrew, PM received and actioned. I hope to...

Andrew,

PM received and actioned. I hope to have a set made within next few days.

Thanks,

Alan W
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2015, 04:53 AM
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Posted By AlphaWhisky

discus-fly, You`re miles ahead of me with...

discus-fly,

You`re miles ahead of me with the Tigermoth. Mine will be an O/D - I now have plans to the stage I can build from them, but will hold off until a couple of other projects are cleared....
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2015, 04:46 AM
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Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

The Ghost, Thanks for your PM with standoff...

The Ghost,

Thanks for your PM with standoff picture details. Unfortunately I lost that PM and detail when trying to download it. Any chance you could send that pic to my email address.

Thanks
...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-07-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

I haven`t drilled anything for this one yet....

I haven`t drilled anything for this one yet. Method I sketched is based on what I used on a Spitfire some years ago. In that instance I used a bigger box section and tapered the profile to follow the...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-06-2015, 04:30 PM
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Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Discus Fly, Re exhaust system for Gf-38 into...

Discus Fly,

Re exhaust system for Gf-38 into the Tigermoth, I`ve done a rough sketch of what I had in mind and will try and attach it here... I used a similar system on an 80" scratch build...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-01-2015, 01:20 PM
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Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Further to my original post #1107, can someone...

Further to my original post #1107, can someone please advise the overall length and internal configuration for the standoff mounts originally supplied with this GF38 engine.

Is the standoff plain...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies. Discus-Fly -...

Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies.
Discus-Fly - I favour the Tigermoth at this time. I scratchbuilt a nice little 1/8 scale one some years ago and intend to basically double the size this time. First...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 260,256
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Hi All, I was lucky enough to be given (most...

Hi All,

I was lucky enough to be given (most of) one of these today. I write (most-of) as it is was supplied without the electronic ignition unit and stand-off mounts. Otherwise it is in excellent...
08-16-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaWhisky

I`d have to agree that this is a very attractive...

I`d have to agree that this is a very attractive `Golden Era' style model. I got a chance to look at it in more depth as I measured her up yesterday. I guess she has been laser cut as construction...
08-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaWhisky

I collected the old Dragon Lady today. Hadn`t had...

I collected the old Dragon Lady today. Hadn`t had a good look at it prior to today. This one sure has been around the traps a time or two. I`m quite impressed with it though - nice moments and good...
08-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaWhisky

There`s been no further progress with this at...

There`s been no further progress with this at this time. Weather forecast is bad with no improvement offered unti early nest week. I do recall Ken`s model does have a cowling fitted so I will...
08-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Hi Heggen, I`m pleased you`re interested. Would...

Hi Heggen, I`m pleased you`re interested. Would you believe the weather here in Queensland has turned bad and may well prevent flying for the next few days. Because of that my mate, Ken, has not...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By AlphaWhisky

A timely thread. I posted elsewhere not long ago...

A timely thread. I posted elsewhere not long ago seeking information on the Dragon Lady. Was this offered as a kit or an ARF only? How many different sizes were offered? I`m getting mentally prepared...
08-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Dragon Lady ...?

Not sure if this is the right forum for this query but seems to me to be a good place to start ...

One of our older club members turned up at the flying site this morning with an old Dragon Lady...
03-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,209
Posted By AlphaWhisky

RE: Wrights Wrong? What do you think?

Just to make for a little interest maybe, I don`t see any mention here yet re the efforts of Richard Pearse in New Zealand ......

Alan W
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By AlphaWhisky

RE: os 60

I swapped a couple of Cox .049`s for a near-new one of these a couple of years ago. As mentioned above , a good solid and reliable engine that won`t set the world on fire with power.

I wanted...
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By AlphaWhisky

Great Planes - P-51

I have been interested in building a Great Planes sport-scale P-51 for a long time now. I keep looking at the Tower Hobbies offers that seem to arrive every few days but just cannot get to 'yes' with...
02-24-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 390,133
Posted By AlphaWhisky

RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

Mine`s pretty much a scratchbuild loosely based on the Dynaflite outline. OS 1.08 engine and Century jet retracts ( that work right way `round) It`s never tipped on its nose landing yet. It`s at...
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