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William Dunlop

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  1. Does anyone know the size / thread of the bolts for the cylinder head. Thanks in advance
  2. Hi, It is the 40 size, 65" span and actual weight 6.25 Lbs. Hope this helps
  3. Hi, I have just acquired a Top Flite Elder which has never had any power unit fitted to it and I was wondering if anyone had converted one to electric and could recommend a suitable electric set up for it. Thanks
  4. Hi there, What yellow covering is the nearest match to the yellow on the Wot range of models? Any info. appreciated I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find the answer. Thanks.
  5. Thanks very much for the info, I have been on holiday with no internet access so apologies for the late reply. Bill
  6. Has anyone fitted an Evo 15cc petrol engine to an Acro Wot. and if so what was the resulting combination like to fly? I have a spare Evo 15cc and any suggestions about a model for it appreciated. Possibly an Ugly Stik or similar? Nothing complicated to assemble as I am thinking of a winter model. Cheers
  7. I have got the Top Flite Cessna 182 ARTF and I am looking for thoughts on the engine to use. I have an Evo 15cc petrol, an Evo 20cc petrol and an OS 91 FS available. Has any one used any of these in this model and how did it perform? Looking for scale performance Thanks for any info.
  8. Thanks all for the replies. I think I will try to solder it myself and then use it in a boat. Mode sailing yachts, 4 mph on a good day and as our local pond is only 18" deep no great harm can happen. Probably best not in a half decent plane!
  9. Hi, Is it possible to have the antennae on Spektrum Rx's reattached and is there somewhere that you can get it done? I have 2 which have broken where they exit the case. I see in old posts that people use heatshrink or glue to strengthen them and I shall do this with the other Rx's. All help appreciated.
  10. Hi, I am covering an Apache Aviation Chipmunk which I have just built and I am going with the RCAF colour scheme (all Cub Yellow). I am using Cub Yellow Glosstex, have finished the wings etc, and all is very good. On starting the body however all joints are showing through the covering. For instance, where the tab of the bulkheads comes through the side, this shows through, as do any joints in the sheeting, even the grain of the wood is showing. It has been prepared pretty well and all joints are smooth to the touch Has anyone had experience of this and found a solution? Out of interest I applied red and silver test pieces to the worst bits and nothing shows through. My thoughts are, paint the body with an undercoat before covering, but would the undercoat be affected by the heat of the iron, paint the glosstex after covering or possibly try Profilm. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi, I have an Evo 15 cc, an original one which relies on exhaust pressure, like a glow motor, to get the fuel to the engine. I have had the engine a while but have only just started trying to use it. The problem is that it runs well for a few minutes and then the tube from the exhaust melts, or softens, and falls off including the tubing supplied with the engine. Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution?
  12. Hi, has anyone electrified the Wot 4 XL. I am new to electrics and was thinking of electrifying my Wot4 XL. Any info would be greatly appreciated. e.g. size of motor, ESC, prop, battery and flight times. Thanks
  13. Thanks for the information, just trying to build a picture of the model as I quite like the fact that it is a bit out of the ordinary.
  14. Does anyone have experience of the Blackhorse Wilga (30cc size) undercarriage, it is unusual , but does it stand up to model flying or does it have some problems. Any info. welcome
  15. HI, I was told that the ASP range of engines were now as good as the other makes and on looking at the prices Just Engines are considerably more expensive than Hobbyking. The question is , " are they the same engines" does anyone know the answer. Thanks in advance for any help
  16. Hi, has anyone got any experience with this engine, any thoughts about it appreciated. Also Evo glow engines, how do they compare with SC and OS?
  17. Thanks all, you have helped me make the decision I wanted to make, but wanted to verify, order on its way.
  18. Has anyone tried flying one of the 45cc Blackhorse Chipmunks on a 30 cc? I think I saw somewhere that they flew well on a 30cc, but this may be a figment of my imagination. Any info welcome.
  19. Hi, The covering has arrived from China which is very good service from Ecom RC and I highly rate their customer service. Unfortunately I am stuck in Tenerife as my wife has had an accident and we are waiting for an air ambulance to get her home, (not dangerous but no mobility) so I cant say that the correct colours have arrived but I assume they have and again I am impressed with the customer service.
  20. Hi, Just an update, Yt were unable to help saying " try profilm mate". TBM the main distributor in the US said it is not monokote or profilm, however I found the website of the parent company ESM (Ever Soaring Models) to the manufacturers ( Ecom RC) and they have been very helpful, the end result being they are sending me a metre of each colour for the cost of the postage. SO I have paid this and, if it comes, that will rate as good customer service, certainly better than their UK distributor. Bill Dunlop
  21. Hi, I have a YT Stinson 108 which, after an unforseen incident, requires some repairs to the covering, both the red colour and the cream. It is difficult to find out exactly what the covering material is and what the actual colours are. Does anybody know the answer to this, possibly having experienced the same problem? I have asked YT but they do not appear to know and Troy Built Models in the US just know that it is not Oracover or Monokote. Any help gratefully received
  22. I am presently working on the Stinson Voyager 108, 91" span from YT models, I like to have a supply of the covering in case of accidents during assembly ( and later in case of that unexpected arrival). YT say that it is Oracover but they do not know the exact colour. Can anyone help? Thanks Bill Dunlop
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