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Old 09-09-2021, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by skylark-flier
Personal note - 22 years in uniform defending this country. Sometimes, I wonder why.
Because it was the right thing to do. You never have to be ashamed of doing the right thing.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:39 PM
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And never forget there are those of us are proud you cared enough to serve!!!
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:44 PM
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Guys check this out!

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Old 09-10-2021, 05:39 PM
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And you thought you was a slow builder…. WOW factor is off the chart!
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Originally Posted by biam
And you thought you was a slow builderÖ. WOW factor is off the chart!
Have you checked my progress? I got more work in last weekend.
Old 09-11-2021, 07:35 AM
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Having a connection to Warbirds through the B-17E project, we knew about that plane years ago and were excited when he finally was ready to fly it. Too bad he passed before he could fully enjoy flying it. He did a great job.
Old 09-11-2021, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Have you checked my progress? I got more work in last weekend.
Just ribbing you flyer, I havenít built anything in over three years! Trying to make my mind up on a winter project now, getting the fever again to create.
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Old 09-11-2021, 07:25 PM
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Just ribbing you flyer, I havenít built anything in over three years! Trying to make my mind up on a winter project now, getting the fever again to create.
Bill, let me provide a little inspiration. Between what Bob and Rob have there has to be something you will want to build!

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Old 09-11-2021, 07:30 PM
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Some of you gentlemen with an engineering background may ber interested in the following video. I saw the model fly in 2013:

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Old 09-12-2021, 04:21 AM
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Fantastic!
Old 09-12-2021, 05:49 AM
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Flyer, lot of kits in reserve, torn between a Sig mini bipe or replacing my Kaos what met an untimely Demi’s a few years back🤣
David, what a masterpiece on both accounts relating to engine and craftsmanship on the plane. Leaves you with a lot of questions about how the engine operates.
Demise. Suggested words. Got me
Old 09-12-2021, 10:59 AM
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Default Zenoah G38 Carb

I'm trying to fine out which adjusting screw on the walbro carb is the high speed. Can anyone help me??
Old 09-12-2021, 01:10 PM
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They should be labeled H for high and L for low. If not do a google search for a picture of your carb.
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Originally Posted by biam
Flyer, lot of kits in reserve, torn between a Sig mini bipe or replacing my Kaos what met an untimely Demiís a few years back🤣
David, what a masterpiece on both accounts relating to engine and craftsmanship on the plane. Leaves you with a lot of questions about how the engine operates.
Demise. Suggested words. Got me
Well if you have too many to choose from I'll be happy to help you out. You can send the excess here!
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Old 09-12-2021, 01:32 PM
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I’ll keep that in mind. I will need something to do when I’m done with this pesky work thing🤣 I think I’m going with the Sig smith mini this winter.
Old 09-12-2021, 02:18 PM
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Nice choice! I got 3 years two months until full SS retirement age. I'm debating if I want to go that long or packing it in early in 2 - 21/2 years.
Old 09-12-2021, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Nice choice! I got 3 years two months until full SS retirement age.
7 years, 1 month, 18 days. But who's counting?
Old 09-12-2021, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by flyboy2610
7 years, 1 month, 18 days. But who's counting?
So you're still a wet behind the ears kid!
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Gonna be 15 months for me, if not sooner😁
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Originally Posted by biam
Gonna be 15 months for me, if not sooner😁
Hmm... I guess its my turn to be envious!
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Originally Posted by biam
Flyer, lot of kits in reserve, torn between a Sig mini bipe or replacing my Kaos what met an untimely Demiís a few years back🤣
David, what a masterpiece on both accounts relating to engine and craftsmanship on the plane. Leaves you with a lot of questions about how the engine operates.
Demise. Suggested words. Got me
In rotary engines the crankshaft is stationary and the cylinders rotate around it. It was an excellent way of cooling the engine but rotaries were limited by the sheer mass rotating at speed. The early French Le Rhone engines as fitted to the first Nieuports and Sopwith Pups, produced about 80 horsepower and were said to be delightful but the most powerful rotaries such as the Bentley BR1 and BR2 produced such strong gyroscopic forces that the Sopwith Camel proved to be a difficult aeroplane for novices to fly and quite a few were killed or injured learning to fly it.

The engine in the model is a replica of the Bentley BR1 or BR2 engine. This engine was never fitted to the Avro 504 but was reserved for fighter aircraft like the Sopwith Camel and the Sopwith Snipe. More information on the Bentley rotaries here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentley_BR1 and on its designer here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._O._Bentley. He was a very interesting man.

The bearded gentleman in the video, who actually flew the model, is Ian Redshaw who works as a teacher of craft, design and technology. He is also a fine modeller who built a half-scale Flying Flea seen here flying at an event in Germany.
I have seen both the Avro and the Flying Flea flying at shows in England. Ian Redshaw has also built his own workshop out of corrugated iron based on the design of railway sheds which used to be commonplace alongside the tracks of my childhood memory. Some posts on its construction are on Page 18 of this English thread. https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums...comment-896436 Despite his abilities as a pilot and builder, Ian Redshaw is one of the nicest men I've ever met.

Next weekend our club celebrates its twentieth birthday and we are going to have a bit of a do. A working party has been organised for later today to prepare the site. Rain is forecast mid week but it's predicted to be fine over the coming weekend. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:42 AM
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Have you heard of the Clerget 9B used to power the Sopwith Baby floatplane? It was a 110 HP rotary engine. I purchased a 1/4 scale Sopwith Baby project off a retired gentleman and was able to purchase a 3D prototype of the engine from a gentleman in England. Here are a couple of photos for your amusement.


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Old 09-13-2021, 01:56 PM
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David, if you can access the site you will love the drive in this week!

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
So you're still a wet behind the ears kid!
11/1/2021 I hit the big six-oh.
I could swear I was just in kindergarten last week....
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David, thanks for the tutorial on radial engines. I never realized they rotated around a stationary crankshaft, learn something new everyday!
Mike, your right about the drive in reference, there’s enough videos on that site to last a week. 👍

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