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03-10-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,512
Posted By greggles47

Tony, sadly Ron Chernich has passed to the...

Tony, sadly Ron Chernich has passed to the modelling workshop in the sky, but his site still exists and you can look at plans here: Ron's Model Engineering and Model IC Engines Index...
Forum: Control Lines
08-26-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,290
Posted By greggles47

Hi Chic, Your model looks great, Have you...

Hi Chic,

Your model looks great, Have you tested to see where it balances?

If you're coming back to Control line flying, it's probably worth having the CG forward of the 2" called for on the...
Forum: Control Lines
08-26-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,290
Posted By greggles47

Gday Chic, It seems to me that an additional...

Gday Chic,

It seems to me that an additional 6oz is way too much. That seems to be about one sixth, or so of the total all up weight

What.stage are you at with the build? Sometimes the apparent...
Forum: Control Lines
01-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By greggles47

Well Annette, how does it fly? Or are you still...

Well Annette, how does it fly? Or are you still frozen?

We could use some of your ice.

Sweltering in Sydney
08-15-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,512
Posted By greggles47

I think the main attraction for Aussie blokes...

I think the main attraction for Aussie blokes from the Baby Boomer gen the attraction is the nostalgia of it all. as most of us seemed to start on diesel engines. Being then a nation that had strong...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-12-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By greggles47

So, the OS 8 has worked OK and then not? What...

So, the OS 8 has worked OK and then not?
What changed to cause the problem??
Most likely is fuel, but we're in the dark without more info
Forum: Glow Engines
06-02-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 352,883
Posted By greggles47

I've drilled and tapped those cases for M3 screws...

I've drilled and tapped those cases for M3 screws and mounted a Ventolin canister with the end drilled out. Keeps the noise down very well without killing the power.
04-01-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,054
Posted By greggles47

You can decant 100ml of your fuel into a...

You can decant 100ml of your fuel into a measuring beaker and let the ether in that evaporate off.
What you will have remaining is kero and oil separated and able to be measured. You can then...
11-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By greggles47

It's hard to take the question seriously if the...

It's hard to take the question seriously if the op doesn't respond to requests for clarification.
10-28-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By greggles47

On the other hand it may be premixed oil and...

On the other hand it may be premixed oil and ether. The kero component to be added by the buyer. If that's the case it will make whatever you decide is the best fuel formula for your application.
09-14-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By greggles47

My Spectre is from an old version of the kit...

My Spectre is from an old version of the kit which consisted only of printed balsa sheets. This is only just better than scratch building.
The wing ribs would be easy enough to produce by the...
09-13-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By greggles47

I'm just finishing a KK Spectre. Biggish for a...

I'm just finishing a KK Spectre. Biggish for a 2.5 at 41" and 354 sq ins. A real good looker.
07-19-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By greggles47

Your choice

If it means the engines are going to be used and enjoyed, by all means use an electric starter. From reading many of your posts you seem totally aware of the need for caution with the compression...
07-07-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By greggles47

I grabbed an engine that hasn't seen fuel for a...

I grabbed an engine that hasn't seen fuel for a couple of months, fueled it up and started flicking.

I left the settings alone as I remembered it ran well previously.

Within a couple of minutes...
06-07-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By greggles47

Pics are easy enough, in your reply, "Go...

Pics are easy enough, in your reply, "Go Advanced", then click "Manage Attachments"
06-02-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By greggles47

I had one of them, but was never really sure I...

I had one of them, but was never really sure I was getting it to perform to its potential, so I sold it.

Life's too short ti mess with engines that don't meet expectations.
Forum: Control Lines
05-04-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By greggles47

Flypast, If you're ever unsure of your...

Flypast,

If you're ever unsure of your diesel fuel %'s here's a method that'll show exactly what your fuel is.

Place 100ml of your current fuel into a measuring beaker and allow to sit open to...
Forum: Control Lines
05-03-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By greggles47

Lou, I think what Quasimodo is saying is...

Lou,

I think what Quasimodo is saying is that if you mix 200ml of Castor with 300ml of Ether the total does not equal 500ml of mixture. This is a fairly standard mix for ball raced diesels (add...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-02-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 352,883
Posted By greggles47

I'd be very surprised if you can't get one direct...

I'd be very surprised if you can't get one direct from Ken Enya.
ENYA METAL PRODUCTS (http://www.enya-engine.com/index_E.htm)
Excellent service and prices.
04-26-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By greggles47

I'm not too sure that there's any real comparison...

I'm not too sure that there's any real comparison between auto and model diesel operation. One of the main advantages of Jet A1 is that its spec is consistent whereas other keros are not controlled....
04-25-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By greggles47

If no lathe handy, put your coin in a bench vice...

If no lathe handy, put your coin in a bench vice and position the back plate slot over the coin and turn the engine anti clockwise. If it's stubborn place the engine in an over and heat at 200c for...
Forum: Control Lines
04-18-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By greggles47

Hi Mate, The Back and forth "running" could...

Hi Mate,

The Back and forth "running" could either be the compression too high, wind the comp screw out a 1/4 turn, Or it may just be that you have flooded the engine. Clear the flood & try again....
02-26-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,359
Posted By greggles47

There's also the thought that they are no so...

There's also the thought that they are no so tight to reduce the amount of run in needed.
02-23-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,359
Posted By greggles47

That clamp is not in danger of rusting any time...

That clamp is not in danger of rusting any time soon.
Forum: Control Lines
02-19-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By greggles47

With an engine that turns in the conventional...

With an engine that turns in the conventional direction, is it the torque that causes the take off dramas, or has it more to do with the affect of prop wash on the fin??

It seems to be cures on...
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