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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By DHC Beaver
oops,got the tap size wrong,didn't I? I meant...

oops,got the tap size wrong,didn't I?
I meant 1/4 x20 of course.1/4 x28 is the weird old glow plug tap size!
Re the red wood,i hope never to find out if it floats in water!:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By DHC Beaver
I don't know what size bolts you guys are...

I don't know what size bolts you guys are using,but I bought a 1/4x28 tap especially for nylon wing bolts.I drill a hole using a drill a couple of sizes under 1/4",too lazy to work out the size:D....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-14-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By DHC Beaver
I didn't mean to cause any offense,Mc.Just making...

I didn't mean to cause any offense,Mc.Just making an observation.
I have seen thick white foam used for insulation in houses,but that's worse than useless for modeling purposes.
We used to be able...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By DHC Beaver
Mc,we don't have the blue Dow foam here.The only...

Mc,we don't have the blue Dow foam here.The only thing interesting from a modelers viewpoint is Goldfoam,basically a polyurethane foam sheet.Unfortunately,the minimum thickness is 10mm,so a bit thick...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By DHC Beaver
Here in new zealand,the "dollar tree" board is...

Here in new zealand,the "dollar tree" board is $8.50,or about $7US.
It's still cheap compared to EPP,which is around $12 for a sheet half the size.
I won't even mention the cost of balsa,except to...
Forum: SEFF 2014 04-10-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 334
Posted By DHC Beaver
Great pics,Don.Do you happen to know what the 2...

Great pics,Don.Do you happen to know what the 2 planes on the ground are in your very first photo?I like:)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By DHC Beaver
Gary,the Icharger 106B is certainly a very good...

Gary,the Icharger 106B is certainly a very good choice for a charger,i'm very happy with mine.I'm not familiar with the power supply you mention,but you should aim for a minimum of 10Amps 12v output....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By DHC Beaver
My local stationery warehouse has a 3D printer on...

My local stationery warehouse has a 3D printer on display.Only $3000.
It would have to get a lot cheaper for me to be able to afford one.I can see it's usefulness though.Motor mounts in particular...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-29-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By DHC Beaver
What bugs me is the way people leave their...

What bugs me is the way people leave their shopping carts in the middle of a parking lot.A breeze of wind makes it roll,and you have another dent in your car.They're just too damn lazy to put the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By DHC Beaver
Hi Bob,if I unstand you correctly,you're assuming...

Hi Bob,if I unstand you correctly,you're assuming 4 cells have a higher capacity than 1.That is not so.
It's the voltage that multiplies by the number of cells,so a 4-cell pack will be 6 volt for...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-28-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By DHC Beaver
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-26-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By DHC Beaver
The computer power supply will be fine as a power...

The computer power supply will be fine as a power source,as long as it provides something like 5 amps or more on the 12volt output.Some older ones don't,but I'm using 3 of these units ranging from 8...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-21-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,093
Posted By DHC Beaver
Back in the 70's,when i was racing a 1/8th scale...

Back in the 70's,when i was racing a 1/8th scale circuit car,a friend of mine built several transmitters on the then new 35mhz band.I could use mine without fear,because i had a frequency crystal...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-16-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 551
Posted By DHC Beaver
IMHO,if your 4.8v rx pack shows 4.4v under...

IMHO,if your 4.8v rx pack shows 4.4v under load,it's time to charge,or bin it.Under normal use conditions,your rx pack should not be below 4.8v.A fully charged pack should show around 5.5v.
Btw,if...
Forum: Humor 03-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By DHC Beaver
Yeah,and 3 year warranty!Take that,flea bay:D:D

Yeah,and 3 year warranty!Take that,flea bay:D:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By DHC Beaver
I tried covering a cowl.Don't bother.It's...

I tried covering a cowl.Don't bother.It's impossible to cover a compound curve at the sort of curves you find on a cowl.
I use acrylic enamel through an airbrush,and put on a final clear coat from a...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By DHC Beaver
The Fanwing seems a radical new approach to...

The Fanwing seems a radical new approach to STOL.The thing that worries me a bit is the glide ratio!
My thoughts were along the lines of a small toothed belt driving a pulley in the center of the...
Forum: Foamies 02-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 314,462
Posted By DHC Beaver
I lost my Capricorn:sad:.I flew in a fairly...

I lost my Capricorn:sad:.I flew in a fairly strong wind,which i don't normally do.It got blown further and further away,till i got disorientated,and i decided to cut the throttle to avoid any...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have pretty much standardised on the Turnigy...

I have pretty much standardised on the Turnigy mg90s for micro servos.Smooth and reliable little servos.I use these in all my electric planes now.I stick with Futaba servos for standard size ic...
Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By DHC Beaver
Also be aware that the cheaper esc's are usually...

Also be aware that the cheaper esc's are usually overrated by a considerable margin.I factor in a 20% buffer when choosing an esc.e.g.if you need 40A,use a 50A.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,362
Posted By DHC Beaver
What a beautiful ginger cat,Bubsteve.He's very...

What a beautiful ginger cat,Bubsteve.He's very similar to our Ben,who's dozing on top of my printer as i type:).
He doesn't sleep on my worktable,as i have fibreglass batts in my workshop ceiling.So...
Forum: Beginners 02-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By DHC Beaver
One thing i would mention,if you're flying an...

One thing i would mention,if you're flying an aileron equipped plane,learn to use the rudder to line up to the runway.It's more effective at low speed,and also handy if you have a plane that wants to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-04-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,561
Posted By DHC Beaver
If it weren't for hobbyking,i probably wouldn't...

If it weren't for hobbyking,i probably wouldn't still be able to afford this hobby.Sure,some of their stuff is crap,but there are also many products which have served me very well.
I have pretty...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,362
Posted By DHC Beaver
Talking I blame it all on the gremlins that live at my...

I blame it all on the gremlins that live at my place.They keep shifting stuff,so i can't find it.Then i will find it a couple of days later in a totally different place.Darn it,those gremlins are...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-01-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 668
Posted By DHC Beaver
My best plane carrier was a Mazda E2000 van.Don't...

My best plane carrier was a Mazda E2000 van.Don't know if you had those in the us.Before that i had a vw microbus.I used to have bungy cords between the grab handles inside to lay the wings on.The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-24-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By DHC Beaver
That man must have the patience of a...

That man must have the patience of a saint!Fantastic.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By DHC Beaver
Please don't give up,Bill.To bend balsa or ply,it...

Please don't give up,Bill.To bend balsa or ply,it helps a lot if you wet the wood first,either with water or thinned ammonia.With ply,fix it around a coffee can or W-H-Y with strong rubber bands....
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 01-20-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,778
Posted By DHC Beaver
I have a rat's nest of wires in my FW Ente,but...

I have a rat's nest of wires in my FW Ente,but have no problems with interference.I did run the motor wires in a separate paper tube though.IMHO, you should think seriously about keeping the motor...
Forum: Beginners 01-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,609
Posted By DHC Beaver
I'm firmly in the Frsky camp. All my Futaba...

I'm firmly in the Frsky camp.
All my Futaba tx's have been converted with Frsky modules.
The new Taranis is fantastic value for money,and it will accept modules to change to other brand...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,237
Posted By DHC Beaver
Sorry Chellie,I called you Shelley:eek:!Was...

Sorry Chellie,I called you Shelley:eek:!Was thinking of a friend of ours.
With all those vitamins you'll be able to run to pick up your airplane:D.
Regards.Hans.
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