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B Sharp
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Re: Information and advice

Post by B Sharp » 27 Jan 2016, 08:52

In my experience John, Barry is listening all the time (a bit like GCHQ), it's his responses that you have to watch out for.
Brian. :D

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Re: Information and advice

Post by cond0160 » 17 Feb 2016, 18:41

Hi,
Hopefully this is the correct section to be looking for help. If not some direction would be appreciated. Anyways, I am building a 40 pound (18.1 kg) aircraft that will need to use a bicycle configuration for landing. I have been trying to find a retractable landing gear that is strong enough for an aircraft of this size but for the most part, have come up empty handed. To make matters more difficult, this aircraft will be landing in rough terrain and needs a decent amount of travel of the wheel when extended but fully compressed. As in a couple inches. If anyone could direct me to any useful retracts, it would be much appreciated.
Sidenote: The strut needs to be trailing link and not just oleo
Thanks,
Ryan

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Re: Information and advice

Post by john greenfield » 18 Feb 2016, 08:42

Try

http://kingfisher-aviation.com/premier-retracts/

They make retracts for many large models and can also make custom one off's.

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terry white
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Re: Information and advice

Post by terry white » 18 Feb 2016, 16:41

John, Barry doesn't have time to listen to your advice because hes so busy giving it out :D :lol: :lol: Ter

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Information and advice

Post by Barry_Cole » 18 Feb 2016, 19:59

My ears are burning, what goes on.........

:o :o :o :o

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Re: Information and advice

Post by Chas Smith » 16 Jul 2019, 02:07

Hi John

I just joined last week and already very excited to get going on a project.

I am buying a Minimoa short kit from cliff and will be my first large model and I know I will need some advise and help. I have built regular homebuilt and help to restore classic and antique aircraft over the last 50 or so years.
I am retired from flying airline and business aircraft and looking forward to building some models .(too old to fly now 77). I have been active in the Rc world for the last 3 years and before that started in the mid fifties with u control but had too many other things going on, wife,kids,job,etc.

I will odrer my short kit later this week.

Where is the best sorce of supply for birch ply? I know I will be needing some. (a lot)

Look forward to getting started. :D :D

Cheers
Charles
Fremont Ca :D

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Cliff Evans
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Re: Information and advice

Post by Cliff Evans » 16 Jul 2019, 08:08

john greenfield wrote:
27 Jan 2016, 07:41
B Sharp wrote:John, can you get in touch with Barry as a matter of urgency. He is building the largest model he has built for some time and is bound to require your advice so he can get it finished this year!
Brian. :D :lol: :D
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All the advice in the world won't help Barry finish a model in 1 year....And he does not listen anyway :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Ha ha ha ha ha.

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Information and advice

Post by Barry_Cole » 16 Jul 2019, 09:15

GCHQ is listening, beware........

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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chris williams
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Re: Information and advice

Post by chris williams » 16 Jul 2019, 09:33

We have some good suppliers here in the UK, but it would be quite costly to get it over to your neck of the woods?

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Re: Information and advice

Post by Cliff Hannam » 30 Jul 2019, 17:15

Hi Charles,

Re: Birch Ply...

As you are in Ca I suggest you contact 'Aircraft Spruce and Specialty'.

Aircraft Spruce WEST
225 Airport Circle
Corona, CA 92880

I have used them for full size and large model timber and they are very helpful.
May be rather expensive for model use though, as all wood is certificated :roll:

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