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    It wasn't quite so good for WW1 pilots though.

    It wasn't quite so good for WW1 pilots though.
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    Good for him for posting a how to, but I wonder...

    Good for him for posting a how to, but I wonder if this is where the expression "Rule of Thumb" comes from? ;)
  3. Trex, I apologise to you if my comment caused...

    Trex, I apologise to you if my comment caused offence. I tried to find your location to see if there was a translation error.
  4. Really, a tragedy is losing a family member, by...

    Really, a tragedy is losing a family member, by comparison, crashing a model plane is a minor inconvenience.

    We all know that any time we fly we could lose that model by one cause or another.
    ...
  5. Yes Dom, great flying. Getting dizzy doesn't...

    Yes Dom, great flying.

    Getting dizzy doesn't come into it, as you can notice most of the action happens down wind so they aren't turning. But it does require faxt reflexes, a good eye and a cool...
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    For very thin gaskets a piece of writing/printing...

    For very thin gaskets a piece of writing/printing paper will do fine.
    Cut it out, coat it in engine oil, and go fly.
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    It worries me to see engines being held in these...

    It worries me to see engines being held in these type of stands, without proper clamping.
    There is nothing to stop the handles vibrating loose and deposit your running engine at your feet (or...
  8. Glad that you got it to work, Franchi. I've...

    Glad that you got it to work, Franchi.

    I've never had to play with contras so, I couldn't give a response.

    What motor was it?
  9. Either Anodised or Paint, I wouldn't trust with...

    Either Anodised or Paint, I wouldn't trust with the crock pot treatment.

    Do the rest but not the coloured parts.
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    Annette, On my (still unfinished Spectre) I...

    Annette,

    On my (still unfinished Spectre) I built the tank so that the Filler (Uniflo) tube & the overflow exited the fuse side.. I'm using a PAW silencer exiting on the outside of the fuse and...
  11. What engine, and why did you make the steel...

    What engine, and why did you make the steel washer?

    did It seize onto the crankcase?

    what's your set up? Fuel, prop and that kind of stuff.

    Got any pics?
  12. Thread: Yee Ha!

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    Peter, I haven't looked at all of it yet, but...

    Peter,
    I haven't looked at all of it yet, but what I have seen is a sheer delight!
    Beautiful photography, interesting models, and the greatest eye candy... the engines. Beautiful

    Congratulations.
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    Franchi, I suspect the tank is mounted too far...

    Franchi,

    I suspect the tank is mounted too far inboard and the engine is richening up in flight. Too much fuel = increased compression.

    Otherwise how much ignition improver are you using?
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    Well if Pope Frank can play basketball with the...

    Well if Pope Frank can play basketball with the GlobeTrotters, he can get a diesel to work on pipe.
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    Thanks Ray, Ivor's funeral was, like the man,...

    Thanks Ray,

    Ivor's funeral was, like the man, one of a kind.
    There were a large number of great modellers there to pay their final respects to an irreplaceable part of Australia's aeromodelling...
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    Ray, Did you ever try to make a head from the...

    Ray,
    Did you ever try to make a head from the Shabashov drawings? Could be your answer??
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    Ray, Is it one of Bob's bitsa's? Cylinder...

    Ray,

    Is it one of Bob's bitsa's? Cylinder looks like my Uktham, front housing Enya - ish. A good Idea to change it, the original front like the head is steel & weighs a tonne.
    I doubt that the...
  18. Franchi, If you're after the Cox style banjo...

    Franchi,

    If you're after the Cox style banjo NVA set, better than original can be obtained from Steve Rothwell -http://www.smrpl.com.au/
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    Fiery, that seems like a small list of dislikes....

    Fiery, that seems like a small list of dislikes. And most would be easily sorted by experienced modellers like yourself.

    Compared to my original CS Olly it's magnificent. The correct list was very...
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    The Brodak 15 is a plain bearing engine, and...

    The Brodak 15 is a plain bearing engine, and quite good.
    OS LA 15 PB,
    Enya 15 PB.

    Modern 15's are probably more power than the kits call for, but you don't have to use all the power.

    I use a...
  21. Thread: Fuel Blend

    by greggles47
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    You can discover the mixture of your fuel by the...

    You can discover the mixture of your fuel by the simple evaporation method.

    Measure out a specific amount of your fuel in a graduated cylinder. 100ml is a good amount, but not necessary although...
  22. Thread: Fuel Blend

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    Since I changed to using Amsoil, warm ups are a...

    Since I changed to using Amsoil, warm ups are a lot slower than with IPN.
  23. Thread: Glow heat

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    Is your plug going out an ongoing problem? How...

    Is your plug going out an ongoing problem? How often does it happen?

    Are you using a plug in the correct heat range for your usage?

    You may find moving to a hotter plug or idle bar plug solves...
  24. Leroy, It's best not to totally dismantle your...

    Leroy,

    It's best not to totally dismantle your engines - unless it is essential to do so.

    It's almost impossible to reassemble with the Piston exactly oriented to the cylinder as it was before...
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    Hi Davey, Yes the overflow can go through the...

    Hi Davey,

    Yes the overflow can go through the top, but there is very little to support it. There are external braces that can be fitted, but look rubbish, or you can turn the overflow through 90...
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