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Online Jasonb

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #240 on: May 22, 2024, 06:38:34 PM »
Good to see it running can only get better once the H&M is kicking in.

I think the video problem is a combination of holding the phone vertically rather than horizontal and the length of th evideo. Youtube tends to class those as "shorts" which don't seem to embed like a usual landscape video does.

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #241 on: May 22, 2024, 08:06:14 PM »
I was more shocked that it was running and just grabbed the phone.  Never checked orientation.  The video would have been longer had the engine not died.  I think I need much weaker springs for the governor.  Not sure what will work best.  Small springs appear to be very hard to locate.

Colin

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #242 on: May 22, 2024, 08:23:33 PM »
Try an old ballpoint pen

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #243 on: May 22, 2024, 08:26:23 PM »
Nice steady beat (to start with)  :ThumbsUp:

Bet you had a very wide grin on your face  :LittleAngel:

Per   :cheers:

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #244 on: May 22, 2024, 09:57:10 PM »
Per,
Yes I was very pleased.  Not only that it won me third prize 2 hours later in my local model engineer societies Craftsmanship awards competition.

I now need to get the fuel tank filled up fully and run it for a longer period.  I can feel the compression getting better already and can feel a nice little bounce-back on compression stroke.  The governor springs are a little too strong at present.  Until I can source something a little better I may try removing one spring or maybe even a thin rubber band.

Colin

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #245 on: May 23, 2024, 06:22:33 AM »
Congratulations on getting it to run, and congratulations on winning 3rd prize too!  Well done!  :cartwheel: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Yes, I think Jason is spot on with the video issue.  You can't embed 'shorts' and YouTube seems to decide that any video recorded on a phone in portrait mode, under 60 seconds, is a short.  I've fought with that and the best way to keep your video from being a short is to recorded it in landscape mode.

I wish they would let you decide if it's a 'short' or if you just want it to be a regular video. But they don't. They decide for you.  I've found the whole thing rather frustrating.

Kim

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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #246 on: May 23, 2024, 07:11:28 AM »
Excellent  :praise2:  :wine1:

If you copy the YouTube link as soon as you start uploading the video, before it decides that it is a 'short' you get an embedable link.
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Re: Building a Redwing
« Reply #247 on: May 23, 2024, 10:14:03 AM »
Thanks guys. I am going to have another go with it today. See how long I can run it for. Will try to adjust the H&M mechanism but may try removing a spring.
Colin

 

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