Here is a list of all the postings Dave Milbourn has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Philip Connolly|
My friend Scott Pett of the Fairey Owners Club has passed on this E-Mail from Phil's wife Maureen for me to convey to all who knew or knew of him. To me he is the definitive model Fairey Swordsman designer and was a very successful multi-racer in the 60s and 70s until he emigrated to Australia.
"It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Philip died instantly from a massive heart attack on November 23rd. We are all still shocked and will miss him immensely, but at least he will not have to endure the devastating final stages of Parkinsons."
|Thread: online shopping cheap,postage not|
It's a little like the inflated prices you pay for food and drink when on holiday [or in London....]. Once you realise that everyone's catering charges are OTT then the only choice is whether to eat and drink or not. That said, I did baulk at being charged £3.50 P&P a while ago by a well-known model supplier for a 20p padded envelope and a first class Large Letter stamp. It rather sours one's opinion of an otherwise excellent supplier.
I'd hesitate to involve a daily newspaper in a dispute over a relatively trivial amount but this website looks interesting Resolver
|Thread: wanted 2 ch rcv|
It's AM, Tom.
That's an 2-ch AM receiver for £8.50 on the Howes website buit it won't work if the Tx is FM. They do sell a genuine Futaba replacement for the R122JE but it's on 40mhZ AM Futaba receiver
It seems that 2-channel 27Mhz FM receivers are as rare as rocking horse pooh.
|Thread: Airbrush Kit|
FYI I painted both of the prototype Huntress 23s with Halfords aerosol car paints. I used an airbrush only for the finer details. I have a Badger 250 external mix one; a 4oz version of the same brush, and a 200 single-action internal mix job.
IMHO Banjoman is the reference for all such things. Read what he writes at least three times!
To be honest, neither the two original Perkasas nor the two Huntsman kits were intended for electric power. As Malcolm says, there were no suitable motors or batteries available at the time. It was also generally acceptable to sail I/C models on public park lakes - something which you very rarely find these days.
There's a limited amount of information on this forum, possibly because not many members have built one, but here's a link to all the relevant postings Perkasa threads
If you look on the Model Boat Mayhem forum you'll find a lot more references to it. I think there's also a dedicated Perkasa website. One thing I would stress is that whatever motor/s you choose it/they MUST be brushless. Few if any brushed motors have the necessary power to put this big and heavy model up on the plane where it should be. Also ignore sealed lead-acid batteries for much the same reasons.
|Thread: Sea Breeze - Vintage Model Boat Company|
Enough of this. The thread is about your Sea Breeze, so let's desist from the persiflage and get on with it!
30p??!! Do you think I'm made of money?
Yep - Dark Blue above the waterline and Red below, with a white Fineline boot-topping strip. There's precious little room under the engine cover for anything other than the motor, LiPo pack and ESC, so I'm afraid that a flashing blue light is not on the list. No doubt that if His Lordship decides that he wants one and/or a working spotlight then I shall have to rethink that!
Edited By Dave Milbourn on 02/12/2019 09:24:27
OK - 'hot off the press'. Don't say I didn't warn you!
I'm reminded of those movies/plays where you see the white-faced and balding old actor putting on his makeup in front of a mirror lit with 60W bulbs all round it..... It WILL look better when it's done - honest!
I'm on my second marriage, Graham......
My own model of Police Launch has progressed almost to the painting stage so there wouldn't be a lot to learn from any subsequent pictures - except maybe the bodges I manage to cover up with paint! I'll take a few of the finished article if there's a demand for them.
I've not been taking any build photos because those in the instruction manual for Police Launch are so good - and because I didn't have to compile a brand new manual like I do with my Fairey designs. I'll ask SLEC if they might put downloads of the picture instructions for these models on their website.
Only by finishing it and throwing it into the 'oggin will you answer that one! My take is that if little James manages to ram the side of the pond at full-speed with his Police Launch then the pondside will probably come off worse.
You'll quckly notice the difference between the two SLEC-made kits. Being marine ply the VMBCo Police Launch is as heavy as a brick while the Huntsman is Liteply and less than half the weight for much the same size.
There's a rather arty slo-mo video taken by Martin 'Mayhem' Davis on You Tube here Swordsman at Wicksteed 2019
If you look carefully you'll also glimpse Colin Bishop's Huntman. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the Sea Breeze finshed.
Here's my own offering of the Swordsman (there are actually two models on this album). Fairey Swordsman at 1/16 scale
Good to see you haven't forsaken The One True Faith!
I'm currently building a VMBCo Police Launch for Grandson #4 - it's going together very well indeed.
Edited By Dave Milbourn on 30/11/2019 18:15:20
|Thread: sealing hull|
This will help answer most of you questions Finishing wooden hulls
|Thread: superplan pilot40|
Not a huge surprise these days, Ray. Another name added to my list...
|Thread: Prop shaft|
This was my last bike...Twist-grip 3-speed Sturmey Archer gears, contoured Brookes saddle et al. It disappeared while I was away at University in the very early 70s.
I'm also well-lubricated, although not with 3-in-1. More Old #7 Sour Mash. We live and learn.
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