mechanical F1H bunter timer settings

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  • #41989
    Anonymous
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    With the 2013 FF WCs and their associated World Cup and Mini contests not too many months away, I need to sort out my Russian/Ukrainian clockwork mechanical F1H bunter. Now an F1H is a lot lighter than an F1A-so it will accelerate faster-but at the same time have less inertia. This would suggest to me that the first and second bunt timings for an F1H will not be the same as for a mechanical F1A.
    Any suggestions for ballpark starting point timer settings for a clockwork timer equipped F1H bunter? The model -which used to belong to the late Alister McKenzie-has never been flown-is shown below-if anyone can give me a definite ID on the maker then that would be useful. It was probably purchased at the 2001 FFWC at Lost Hills when he was NZ FF Team Mgr.

    ChrisM
    ffkiwi’





    #53299
    Lee Hines
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    Chris, now that I see the pix of the H, it seems to me it was made by Vasily Beschasny, Ukraine. The year 2001 would match our ideas, as Vasi was
    surely there. I gave you my starting point timing idea on HPA forum recently.
    I believe the timer is an M&K product, probably the towhook & wiggler, too.
    You might send these pix to Vasi for verification. I think you know he has website with his products.
    Vasi’s email: beschasny_f1a_nordic@yahoo.com

    Ciao,Leeper

    #53300
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    OK Lee-you’re the second person to suggest Vasily as the possible maker-Tapio Linkosalo suggested the same. The wing is covered with Airspan-which is not commonly used by eastern bloc suppliers…….except Vasily! [according to his website] I’ll get in touch with Vasily and see what he has to say regarding this model. I spent a couple of hours this afternoon just running settings, and timer testing. The timer consistently runs for a genuine 12 minutes-which is pretty amazing-my clockwork timer F1As are only good for about 9 minutes…
    If the timer is M&K then I’ll talk to Anthony K, (who’s only a couple of k’s away) as he’s a dedicated M&K user….

    ChrisM
    ‘ffkiwi’

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