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    HK Mini Stick. Cheap, easy, low cost (low...

    HK Mini Stick.

    Cheap, easy, low cost (low effort if you opt for the ARF version) fun.

    Here is mine with a ratty old Pee Wee up front.
    ...
  2. Thread: Tadpoles

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    Finally landed one of these ... ...

    Finally landed one of these ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYw3F1Vy4vQ&feature=youtu.be
  3. Thread: Club Mills!

    by fiery
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    Some years ago while looking for Irvine spare...

    Some years ago while looking for Irvine spare parts I came across a listing for a crankcase for an "Irvine Mills .75 Mk. II". At the time I had never heard of such an engine, despite being familiar...
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    For those who may not know who 'Ivor F.' is, here...

    For those who may not know who 'Ivor F.' is, here is a short interview recorded some years ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgqUgFlLb9s
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    This may be the reason for the 'can rusting'...

    This may be the reason for the 'can rusting' issues in Australia. From the 'Justcans' web site home page:

    "Just Cans imports Tinplate products from China. With the closure of BHP Bluescope...
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    I purchased two of these one litre (?) metal...

    I purchased two of these one litre (?) metal cannisters at a C/L & F/F event at Maryborough (Qld) a couple of years ago. They were on sale at a trade display. Stated purpose was for model fuel...
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    John That is interesting. Received wisdom is...

    John

    That is interesting. Received wisdom is that the ether molecules 'migrate' through any form of plastic over time. Carbox dioxide does. Left too long before consumption and your PET bottled...
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    I used to have 2.5 litre dark glass winchester...

    I used to have 2.5 litre dark glass winchester with a sturdy bakelite screw top. The screw cap had really effective nylon seal under the crown. It orginally was from a chemical supply house and was...
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    People have been saying small diesel engines...

    People have been saying small diesel engines would die out and become extinct for 50 years.

    They are still out there; and in more than one instance still available new.

    It will be the same for...
  10. Thread: Club Mills!

    by fiery
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    An interview with Ivor F., co-creator of the...

    An interview with Ivor F., co-creator of the "Doonside Mills .75", where he discusses his collection.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgqUgFlLb9s
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    Snorer .55 R/C

    I have this, thanks to the help of some kind gents in Argentina.

    The latest (and perhaps final) iteration of the MVVS '40 case' glow engine platform, which first appeared in the 1980's.

    The web...
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    I used a standard long reach "Merlin" hot plug...

    I used a standard long reach "Merlin" hot plug with success on an old Taipan Mk 4 2.5 cc glow two stroke. Nice plug. It has a 'red' insulator seal.

    I rarely use O.S. plugs now. Nice enough but the...
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    German **ay (.de) is your friend. Webra engines...

    German **ay (.de) is your friend. Webra engines and parts come up all the time.

    Type in "2-Takt" under toys & hobbies.

    Your Deutsch may need to be polished up though. Also be prepared for many...
  14. Thread: Club Mills!

    by fiery
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    Mills 2.4 restoration by Jon Fletcher (aeroland)....

    Mills 2.4 restoration by Jon Fletcher (aeroland).

    Super workmanship. Before and after shots below.

    Jon's comments:

    "Just test ran it ... will need to run it in. Gets up to temp. then slows...
  15. For the longest 'unchanged', either the DC Merlin...

    For the longest 'unchanged', either the DC Merlin or Dart?
  16. Thread: Club Mills!

    by fiery
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    An appropriate length of narrow bore tygon (or...

    An appropriate length of narrow bore tygon (or similar) fuel tubing slid over the tommy bar does the business. Insulates the heat, and gives the fingertips cushion.

    It must be a very tight fit on...
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    Here we have two cross flow scavenged diesels...

    Here we have two cross flow scavenged diesels from Modela.

    A 2.0 DFS, and a 1.5 DFS.

    The first has a 'flat top' piston. The second has a shallow 'conical top' piston.

    If anyone can explain...
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    The No. 8 is a great plug, but others (such as in...

    The No. 8 is a great plug, but others (such as in post #3) are true long reach and can work even better. The MC 59 is a great low or no nitro choice for the application.
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    O.S. believed they had a world beater. 'Twas not...

    O.S. believed they had a world beater. 'Twas not to be.
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    Thanks for that Steve. Chris advised that the...

    Thanks for that Steve. Chris advised that the Allbon Dart has a conical crown piston. When the Dart became DC badged the piston was changed to a flat crown. The Allbon's are reputedly faster.

    It...
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    Love the 'valvespout' fuel bottle Annette.

    Love the 'valvespout' fuel bottle Annette.
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    Pretty sure the AM engine review said the...

    Pretty sure the AM engine review said the Mufflers were plated brass.

    My test stand configuration prevents muffler installation. The exhaust holes on the mufflers are the smallest I have seen for...
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    ME Snipe. My thanks to David Owen for sourcing...

    ME Snipe.

    My thanks to David Owen for sourcing the original replacement nylon F/F tank.
  24. Thread: Sanye Engines

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    Here is my 1990 SY .46. Exactly the same engine...

    Here is my 1990 SY .46. Exactly the same engine as the first generation ASP/SC/Magnum .46.

    All are the same engine except for the badge.

    Surprisingly well built. It throttles smoothly and...
  25. Thread: Club PAW

    by fiery
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    Hylomar M (racing formula) or Permatex Aviation...

    Hylomar M (racing formula) or Permatex Aviation No. 3 work for me
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