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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Bill G
It's good to move gear in order to avoid ballast,...

It's good to move gear in order to avoid ballast, but I wouldn't worry about adding weight, especially with a subject like yours that should tolerate some. Like many modelers, I used to cringe at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By Bill G
That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought...

That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought a bottle of it at WalMart recently in a pinch to buy more CA until getting more BSI, thinking it was CA. Duh :D I ended up buying the little CA...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-10-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By Bill G
People used to like the GWS foam glue which also...

People used to like the GWS foam glue which also makes a good contact cement, but I'm not sure who sells the same thing anymore. I saved a bunch of tubes from the foam kits, in case I get back into...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Bill G
Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking...

Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking covering known and my covering of choice. Wingtips are always difficult, since you can get the wrinkles out in one direction, but it tends to form...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bill G
Flight video

Turned out to be a nice flying model. I ran out of memory before the landing, but at 11.6oz AUW it slows well.

YouTube flight video: http://youtu.be/AGqNdDvahmI
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill G
Looks nice Chellie. I see you have the APC props...

Looks nice Chellie. I see you have the APC props on it, that have props available for pusher as well. I need to get a set of those for my Dornier, rather than using the cut down Cox pusher prop...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Pat. Somehow I managed to set the wings...

Thanks Pat. Somehow I managed to set the wings really straight, so I have high hopes for this one.

Finished at 11.6oz AUW with TP 3s-480, needing about 7gms of lead to set the CG. With decent...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bill G
I wanted to buy that Sterling kit from Ebay also,...

I wanted to buy that Sterling kit from Ebay also, but ended up with this one. It's a bit different being a DIII, but the Sterling models are definitely higher quality. I figured this one would be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bill G
With the tube frame construction, the front...

With the tube frame construction, the front portion of the tube has to be cut away, to allow for motor mounting area. The method used was to cut the tube and temporarily reattach it with a sleeve,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill G
Looks like a really good starting point for the...

Looks like a really good starting point for the subject Chellie. With a bit of vision, there's a lot of models that are good starting points for bashing into subjects that will probably never be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,282
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Paul and Chellie. As promised (although...

Thanks Paul and Chellie. As promised (although I've not been good about this in the past :eek: ) here's the 2nd flight video: http://youtu.be/2wwF-hfTbtY
http://youtu.be/2wwF-hfTbtY
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,282
Posted By Bill G
Thanks, I kinda took a detour in life to take...

Thanks, I kinda took a detour in life to take care of some important things.

BTW I'm working just a few houses away from the top of Commercial road on Beechwood blvd on a renovation. One of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,282
Posted By Bill G
Well it's about time I got back on this project! ...

Well it's about time I got back on this project! Setting struts and wing panels on a biplane is a good excuse to put things off, but not for months. I think this project may finally get finished,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,727
Posted By Bill G
Nice subject for depron and also one of the best...

Nice subject for depron and also one of the best looking modern era jets.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-14-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bill G
Proving once again why Spektrum was smart in...

Proving once again why Spektrum was smart in being first and biggest to mass market in micro gear/receivers/arf/rtf, setting the standards. I can't understand why all of them were as slow as they...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-18-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By Bill G
I like the unique schemes like the Canadian one. ...

I like the unique schemes like the Canadian one. The silver/red combo looks good. I got talked into the box scheme, partly due to the highly detailed decal set. The chrome or aluminum is a bit...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-16-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By Bill G
This was one of the first kits I built. The...

This was one of the first kits I built. The parts fit was good, and probably was one of the better kits where the laser cutting thickness was properly taken into account, not under or over sizing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By Bill G
Same thoughts on the Dubro slotter. It quickly...

Same thoughts on the Dubro slotter. It quickly became a useless, dust collecting tool. Even when the frame is aligned perfectly to the header face, there is some slop and error, as well as blocking...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,259
Posted By Bill G
Nice job and subject Tom. Always good to see...

Nice job and subject Tom. Always good to see builds from hand cut parts.

When I set them on the plans to make sure I got them all cut out guess what??…………. yup………Missed one. :mad:
For my...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-18-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,818
Posted By Bill G
That was my findings. It really is a nice flyer....

That was my findings. It really is a nice flyer. Just tricky to launch, as you have to remember the exact throttle setting and launch angle. Too much power and it pushes down in the dirt. Too...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-13-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By Bill G
I think he is referring to the location of the...

I think he is referring to the location of the control horn on the control surface, relative to the hingeline. Offsetting the horn will decrease the sensitivity in one direction, but will increase...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By Bill G
If you do much building in the park size model...

If you do much building in the park size model range, you will probably want an assortment of music wire including the approximate sizes:
.015"
.020
.025
.032
.047
.060
.070
.080
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 33,382
Posted By Bill G
Interesting. I remember the guy's ultralight...

Interesting. I remember the guy's ultralight heli, but not the Airtruk. Same character that did the Yahoo commercials, where he bought sandbags to protect his trailer from a meteor shower. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-14-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bill G
I've never got any takers on this one, but I've...

I've never got any takers on this one, but I've used this method for my past 15 builds or so. I locate the wood under the plan and score the lines with a dull exacto blade. It doesn't cut through...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Bill G
Dubro sells several types of what they call...

Dubro sells several types of what they call "strip aileron" linkage parts. For whatever reason, the link below takes you 1 page further than what I copied it for. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,352
Posted By Bill G
That's a good thing. He made my Guillows Stuka...

That's a good thing. He made my Guillows Stuka scratchbuild happen some years ago also, with a vintage Guillows kit. It had all the plastic parts that I needed, such as the canopy, which I would...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-16-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 39,212
Posted By Bill G
I saw your name at outerzone.uk. Good to see you...

I saw your name at outerzone.uk. Good to see you working on these old plans. The Stahl Fairchild 24 would be a great small electric. I was just looking at that plan today. It's similar to what I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,364
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Joe The wing construction is...

Thanks Joe

The wing construction is currently underway. It's always interesting to attempt to pre-cut an entire wing kit of parts for a modified design, and see if you can get every single notch...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 39,212
Posted By Bill G
I've had a number of issues with off-scaling in...

I've had a number of issues with off-scaling in one direction. Definitely something to check for at the print shop, given the number of issues I've had here at home. There are so many settings and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-18-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Bill G
No substitute for good ol' trial and error with...

No substitute for good ol' trial and error with weights. It is amazing how out of balance some spinners are, especially being the expensive ones that one would think are balanced. I've spent hours...
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