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Forum: Everything Diesel 10-23-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Lou Crane
A note on using anti-freeze... Until several...

A note on using anti-freeze...

Until several years ago, some of the anti-freeze available here in the USA was not suitable for use on alumin(I)um engine parts. Discoloration was mentioned and...
Forum: Control Lines 10-06-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,172
Posted By Lou Crane
There's U-Tube of the Disneyland flying circle...

There's U-Tube of the Disneyland flying circle action somewhere on the web. Saw it recently...

A member of my CL Club, Cholla Choppers of Tucson, flew for Disneyland for a while, Yeah, he was much...
Forum: Control Lines 09-21-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Lou Crane
Dan, Most of us have had similar disasters... A...

Dan,
Most of us have had similar disasters... A little help from an experienced flier helps as much as it does in RC. Beginners always seem to be shy to let other see them fly until they become...
Forum: Control Lines 08-26-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,725
Posted By Lou Crane
BG,. getting late in the 2017 season... ...

BG,. getting late in the 2017 season...

Shall we try for 2018? :(

Personal opinion: The Cox PT's didn't fly well then, and won't now :(. What price nostalgia? Sure, it brings memories, but a...
Forum: Control Lines 08-26-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Lou Crane
Flaps on popular profiles

Not only George Aldrich, re: Flite Streak, but Jim Silhavy, author of the Magician, who got "rather annoyed" when he saw one with flaps added. Word is he spoke sharply to such modelers when he...
Forum: Control Lines 07-30-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Lou Crane
First CL flght and relatedm matters...

Grew up n Brooklyn, NY about the same years, John. We didn't have a dedicated flying site. Just bummed (paved) schoolyards, parking lots, city parks ad lib. We did use the parking lot from the 1939...
Forum: Control Lines 07-29-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Lou Crane
Nite flying?

Well, not quite, but close...
Back in the mid-1970's, in a large mid-Western city, we flew at the truck overflow parking lot of a nice motel in the middle of town. A nearby amusement park made...
Forum: Control Lines 07-29-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Lou Crane
Hi, SN, Depending on the model, you might get...

Hi, SN,
Depending on the model, you might get away with an alternative.
If the model(s) are profiles, you could get away with wire hooks through the body and rubber bands. Just bend an open...
Forum: Control Lines 06-12-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Lou Crane
I neglected mention of tipweight. Sorry... ...

I neglected mention of tipweight. Sorry...

Think of a model as reduced to its mass, at a single point, where it would balance front-to-back, top-to-bottom and left-to-right , and forces with...
Forum: Control Lines 06-10-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Lou Crane
Straitnickel, CL models can be thought of a...

Straitnickel,
CL models can be thought of a having all their weight concentrated at a single point - the center of Mass, usually called the CG (Center of Gravity.).

Balance points can be found by...
Forum: Glow Engines 06-05-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 327,295
Posted By Lou Crane
ON May 15?, EARLWB wrote: As I recall,...

ON May 15?, EARLWB wrote:


As I recall, that may have been in a magazine article -? MAN ?- during the late '50s/early '60's! There were no video cameras back then - the photography was done with...
Forum: Everything Diesel 05-23-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Lou Crane
Armorall? AMSOIL?

Gents,
Armorall is a trade name for a series of products basically to clean and preserve automotive finishes and interior materials, plus tire sidewalls, etc
.
AMSOIL sells many fuel related...
Forum: Everything Diesel 05-20-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Lou Crane
Frank, To your #7: Several glow engine users...

Frank,
To your #7: Several glow engine users report Armorall reduces glow fuel foaming. Diesel fuel is different, with only the oil in common, and - as automotive petroleum-based oils also...
Forum: Glow Engines 05-11-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 327,295
Posted By Lou Crane
I also remember something about a larger Fox...

I also remember something about a larger Fox engine, for a strap-on friction drive bicycle package. Seem to recall 2-cycle, possibly spark, and around 3 1/2 cubic inches?
Mid- to late-1950's ?...
Forum: Control Lines 05-03-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Lou Crane
Gaz, to your #15... Thanks again for the...

Gaz, to your #15...

Thanks again for the great info and several clarifications!

I am not a analytical chemist, so I may be a bit confused by a difference between 'dissolves into' and...
Forum: Control Lines 05-03-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Lou Crane
Gaz, Thanks for the info! Lemme see if I...

Gaz,
Thanks for the info! Lemme see if I understand the crucial bit...

Part of ether dissolves into the oil, and likely also into part of the kerosene: the resulting volume is less than it would...
Forum: Everything Diesel 04-27-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Lou Crane
To Controlliner's Q: in Post 10 - In the...

To Controlliner's Q: in Post 10 -

In the USA, at least, there are still a few "hardware stores" (UK equiv: 'ironmongers' ?) which sell small parts loose, I..e., not packaged in always the wrong...
Forum: Control Lines 04-25-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Lou Crane
Flypast111, Thanks for the details I knew...

Flypast111,

Thanks for the details I knew I'd heard quite a while back!

Still, may I ask whether you weighed the 7 ounces of fluid captured, or measured the volume obtained? I DID mention the...
Forum: Control Lines 04-24-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Lou Crane
Flypast, First, a question... You cite the John...

Flypast,
First, a question... You cite the John Deere starting ether as 80% ether and 20% alcohol. Past discussions of JD ether saw no specific name for the "other" 20%, but there IS some form of...
Forum: Glow Engines 03-19-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,170
Posted By Lou Crane
10Q, The bronze bush does serve both ends of...

10Q,
The bronze bush does serve both ends of the shaft. There may be a very slight relief along the length of the shaft port, but it looks similar to a 2BB layout. I wouldn't expect the full length...
Forum: Glow Engines 03-17-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,613
Posted By Lou Crane
CJ, Presuming you have the rest of the carb...

CJ,
Presuming you have the rest of the carb bits, the prop washer and prop nut are missing. The keyed prop driver washer and steel spacer are there, but not the things out front of the prop.
...
Forum: Everything Diesel 03-12-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,077
Posted By Lou Crane
Ed and Fiery, I also have several of these...

Ed and Fiery,

I also have several of these things. Several unrun, or briefly, on bench. One 40+ years old has quite a bit of time on it and all has been quite good. I have a few more, newer ones...
Forum: Glow Engines 03-09-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 327,295
Posted By Lou Crane
Er, uhh,... Another look at the pictures,...

Er, uhh,...

Another look at the pictures, and the large-angle groove which shifts the throttle sideways IS clearly visible. Ergo, MKX. The throttle-plate older carbs WERE more critical, because...
Forum: Glow Engines 03-06-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 327,295
Posted By Lou Crane
R.O.... The main difference between the...

R.O....

The main difference between the 'traditional' Fox carb and the newer types is that the fuel tube is twisted by movement of the throttle arm on the older ones. In newer carbs, mostly, the...
Forum: Glow Engines 03-05-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,998
Views: 327,295
Posted By Lou Crane
R.O, I don't think the .78s were ever offered...

R.O,
I don't think the .78s were ever offered with more "modern" carbs, so the old Duke Fox carbs' method may work for you. (The old Fox carbs had a 'throttle plate' not a drilled hole that matched...
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