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Forum: Glow Engines
05-20-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Andrewmc

Thanks tedsander, I will monitor it after flying,...

Thanks tedsander, I will monitor it after flying, but all makes sense.
Going into winter here in the southern hemisphere could also just be good old moisture in the air.
Forum: Glow Engines
05-20-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Andrewmc

Glow Engine Smoking After Running

I have recently rebuilt a saito FA 56 after a long hiatus - essentially replaced the bearings, stripped and cleaned everything and reset clearances etc.
I mounted it in a test bed for the first run...
Forum: Kit Building
01-07-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,620
Posted By Andrewmc

I have some photo's from a fullscale Tiger Moth...

I have some photo's from a fullscale Tiger Moth that I was lucky enough to get a flip in a couple of years ago. THe luggage compartment is directly behind the rear pilot and is hinged at the...
04-24-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By Andrewmc

Some pics of the covered wing and the engine bay...

Some pics of the covered wing and the engine bay all fuel...
04-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By Andrewmc

And another year goes by,....don't get to go into...

And another year goes by,....don't get to go into the :work room" very often now but have managed the past couple of days to steal some time while the kids are snoozing and the wife is looking the...
11-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

Sorry I didn't notice your post until after I...

Sorry I didn't notice your post until after I replied to Jester_S1.

I think alot of the "newer" airframes, extra's, edges etc. only require 30-40 feet to pull themselves into the air on their...
11-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

Hi Jester Your point number one is very...

Hi Jester

Your point number one is very pertinent. I have been corrected after the fact rather than predicting -

I will check the landing gear using two straight edges touching the outside of...
11-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

On low rates I have 1.5" total throw which is 40%...

On low rates I have 1.5" total throw which is 40% of the total throw on high rates. So spot on your suggestion.

Just need to catch another flying session and give it a whirl. I have been flying...
11-13-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

Hi Jim This is a taildragger - so no nose...

Hi Jim

This is a taildragger - so no nose wheel.

I like your signature - very good - maybe it would help with my ground handling:o
11-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

Wow four and half months to get back to the...

Wow four and half months to get back to the flying field to test the modifications to the plane :(. Thats what happens with a new born baby in the house.

Weather was a bit windy on the weekend but...
06-23-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Unexpected flight characteristics

Bad weather this weekend so no flying. But I did get the opportunity to scruitinise the plane more closely. The covering on the underside of the right aileron had delaminated over a length of about...
06-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Unexpected flight characteristics

I will check the landing gear mains and tail wheel for correctness. Adding toe-in on the mains would be difficult as the LG is fibreglass and would require drilling the hole for the axle rods at an...
06-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Unexpected flight characteristics

I only seem to have problems with the ground handling on this plane. But practice, practice, practice!

I measured some of the key attributes of the plane last night as follows:

Wing...
06-18-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Unexpected flight characteristics

Yes the expo was a joke - sorry:eek:

I am currently remeasuring all the wing surfaces, CG, incidence etc. and recording these against design. I hope to post these tomorrow.

Thanks to all...
06-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Unexpected flight characteristics

The reason I added the mix was I found the plane extremely "squirreley" om the ground. However point taken. I will take out the mix - add 90% expo on the rudder :D, and try again.

I will also...
06-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By Andrewmc

Unexpected flight characteristics

A beautiful sunny, wind free day yesterday and I had the flying field to myself for the afternoon. Was flying a 4 star 40 with a Saito 56 proped with an APC 12x6.

The last time I flew this...
Forum: Kit Building
04-21-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,250
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: Traplet / Duncan Hutson 1/4 Scale Tiger Moth

I have had to put the project "on hold" while various other projects around the house were finalised not the least of which is our third child who is expected to any day now. I hope to get the...
04-20-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP Extra 300S resurrection

Doesn't time fly when you're helping other people to have fun! Two years since the last post and almost no progress with the extra. But dusted it off today and took out the sanding block and got...
12-18-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,720
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: hair spray a sanding sealer

Hi Gray Beard

What do you use to apply the sanding sealer? A brush (conventional) or an air brush spray? Do you thin it down first or apply straight out of the tin?

I have a cub which I...
Forum: Kit Building
02-06-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP Extra 300S build

Hi Ameyan

I built up this kit a couple of years ago and it is not a particularly difficult kit to build and the instructions are excellent.

As a kit you could build it stock i.e.e without...
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,524
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP .60 Extra 300s Build

Partisan is correct.

HAving the HS and the wing both at the 0 deg will mean that in order for the wing to generate lift it will require a positive angle of attack. )This is due to the...
Forum: Kit Building
11-25-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,524
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP .60 Extra 300s Build

With the wing mounted securely in the fuselage and set to 0 deg. the horizontal stab should have an incidence of minus 1/2 deg.

What I did was to set the HS to 0 degrees and then the wing to...
Forum: Kit Building
11-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,524
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP .60 Extra 300s Build

First time I built this plane I rear mounted two servos at the ppoint where they could be back to back and just not touching. I was using a Saito 125 but I ended up having to place the battery...
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,524
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP .60 Extra 300s Build

Mmmm ! I never thought about filling the "root cap gap" before. Would the wing still be able to be removed and fitted easily if the gap was filled? Haven't got my plane in front of me right now -...
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 26,524
Posted By Andrewmc

RE: GP .60 Extra 300s Build

On the rebuild I sanded the foredeck with a bar sanded (port to starboard) before sheeting - much better results even though I used 3/32" instead of the 1/16".

But you are right I am sure this...
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