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  1. It's the feasibility of it remaining airborne in all weathers and the extent of maintenance it would need that makes me wonder how practical it is. For sure it works. But how much time, money and man-hours would be needed to keep it aloft. I imagine it would need to have a "crew" available to get it up and down as needed and would the energy it might produce offset that investment?
  2. Sorry about the duplication. I see Martin K had already spotted this and started a thread.
  3. Interesting idea to use a large glider as an airborne turbine to produce electricity - but is it really very feasible? Glider kite turbine
  4. It's no help to you Andy, but in a bizarre twist of fate, today I found a brand new glowplug washer on the floor. I lost it months ago and after I dropped it and then just couldn't find it. During a general "tidying up" today (when I wasn't looking for it) I found it. Shame I'm in France not round the corner from you. C'est la vie!
  5. Danny, I know these are not quite the same as your situation, but here are a couple if photos of how I added stabilising brackets to exhausts. Both are Saito engines and both are linked to the engine or the engine mount
  6. When I dropped my grandaughter off at her gymnastic club (which meets in a local school gymnasium) there was a skip outside as building work was going on. In the skip were some very large sheets of sundela - obviously from old notice boards. I put some of it in the back of the car and removed the old paper staples when I got back. Job's a good 'un!
  7. Probably little help to you at this moment but I have just measured the washer from a brand new unused OS F plug. O/D 8.3mm, I/D 6.4mm, thickness 0.7mm. 6.4mm is pretty much 1/4". Washers are often made to be an easy sliding fit over a bolt. So a nominal 1/4" washer is likely to be more than 6.4mm I/D.
  8. From watching on his YouTube channel it would appear that saving the tower would allow people to continue to fly rc models locally. Though I may be well be wrong. Also seems to be some "history" to this issue too.
  9. It looks like the Phil Ramsey kit to my eyes. But I never had one so I may well be wrong!
  10. Not quite the answer to the original question, but... I had a Flair scout triplane that flew OK on a first generation OS FS40 (not the Surpass) and a Flair Legionaire biplane with a Saito 45 using a 12.5 x 5 prop. I really don't see why the OS40 surpass wouldn't be OK in your Flair SE5A unless it ends up extremely heavy somehow.
  11. OK, update on availability: David is buying the roll of silver. Alan I have sent you a pm regarding the red.
  12. Orange Solartex now sold too. Just the 5metre roll of silver left now.
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