Also from 617 Sqn...
Model aircraft and aviation related engineering projects.
|Another broken crankshaft|
|It works! That propeller is an 16 x 8 Master Airscrew|
|Seems to be more reliable and controllable with two carbs.|
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Ians F15 Eagle
Today was a near perfect day. No one had a serious accident, Jims new jet had a bit of a kangaroo landing and scratched some paint, but no serious damage, and I lost a tail wheel from the Yak, hey-ho!
I tried out my KT120fsT this evening (before it rained) and got nowhere with it, It still stops when hot, and it certainly gets hot, too hot, but the engine isn't tightening up as its free to turn over by hand immediately after stopping. There is some pre-ignition at times and I think this may be a clue to the problem. I may have to have a closer look at the valve timing, and/or place yet another gasket under the cylinder heads. Some experimentation required.
Ketro KT120fsT in action
There were some nice aircraft to be seen at the show including a Stirling bomber, a deHavilland Mosquito and a Spitfire. A few jets put in an appearance with a Rookie, Kangaroo, Boomerang and an F16 flown very realistically by its skillful pilot. The electric slot was well over subscribed so the time allocation was doubled, electric gliders and slower craft first, followed by the faster EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jets and other fast craft. That included me with the Pico-Jet.
A 180 panoramic
deHavilland Mosquito built and flown by Roger Kellow
Rogers Mozzie developed a problem during flight in that the undercarriage failed to lock down, but was able to recover from the situation and landed safely. Well done Roger.
Also impressive was a helicopter built by Kim Johns. Now helicopters leave me cold, I just can't get interested yet I feel compelled to watch in case it starts heading this way in an uncontrolled manner. But this was different. Modified and developed to accept a gas turbine, it was flown expertly by Mark Milne and performed just like a full sized helicopter. Even the sound and smell was the same. I'm told its the only one of its kind in the world - very impressive.
You can see what I mean by the diamond shape...
I need to cut the same on the other side.
Ians F16 is always an impressive display.
Two flights with each aircraft today, and I brought them all home in one piece - a very satisfying day.