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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-23-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By Bill G
The launch reminded me of this subject. :Q Flew...

The launch reminded me of this subject. :Q Flew twice and shelved it. Just not a relaxing flyer and had to be very carefully flown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qucjkC-pOF0
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-14-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
It's possible that they needed to increase their...

It's possible that they needed to increase their pressure holding potential, now that amateur chemists are using them to perform shaky experiments. :eek:
Back to rc related stuff now. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-10-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Bill G
No statement was made about sheeting weighing...

No statement was made about sheeting weighing less than Monokote.
My other non-sheeted P26 with Monokote is heavier than this model however, as stated. Eliminating ballast is another contributor to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Bill G
The weight does matter. I have 2 Sterling P26...

The weight does matter. I have 2 Sterling P26 Peashooters. The sheeted one with Microlite is 12oz AUW with no ballast, far lighter than the non sheeted one with Monokote and ballast. I've been...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,362
Posted By Bill G
That subject was known as the the Pusher Fool. ...

That subject was known as the the Pusher Fool. It's a pusher, and you'd have to be a fool to fly it. :eek:
On second thought, maybe it's not. I could only imagine looking through that Venetian...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Bill G
As long as the motor's mounted well, that APC...

As long as the motor's mounted well, that APC prop should take care of the shredding job without issue. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Bill G
The keep it light part is a big one. If this was...

The keep it light part is a big one. If this was an ARF, it would weight 10oz and fly like a brick. One really good reason to build versus buy. Keep it straight is also very true. Without a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Bill G
Nice job. Reminds me of the Mauboussin Hemiptere...

Nice job. Reminds me of the Mauboussin Hemiptere Type 40. Apparently the odd layout of the Quickie and this plane does fly well:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/images/thumbs/models/1422.jpg
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-17-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bill G
The general arrangement Chellie showed has been...

The general arrangement Chellie showed has been done a number of times. The ducted tail rotor is interesting also.

The Focke Wulf VTOL is the one I keep considering. It probably wouldn't be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bill G
The Avian's an interesting subject. I first saw...

The Avian's an interesting subject. I first saw it in a model magazine also. Not too long ago outerzone posted a plan for it. It's one of those one the forever list, with some enlargement from...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. It's still airworthy. Have a good few...

Thanks. It's still airworthy. Have a good few flights on it. It's covered with white Coverite Microlite, masked and painted with a light Model Masters blue enamel. The covering wrinkles some when...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill G
Nice job. Silver and grey sky is challenging to...

Nice job. Silver and grey sky is challenging to fly in, especially with a small model when it gets a good distance away.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. Xmech I'd love to...

Thanks for the comments all.
Xmech I'd love to come to San Diego and fly the Comet, with your weather. :D
Steve I came across your Dehavilland Swallow the other day, which looks like it would be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Bill G
Should be a good flying model. I built one a few...

Should be a good flying model. I built one a few years ago with Spektrum micro bl gear. It's a real floater, compared with other heavier 24" span form-and-stringer models....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. We've had our share of snow. Almost 2...

Thanks. We've had our share of snow. Almost 2 feet in that field, with my shoes and socks filled with snow after retrieving the model. Touched up a few spots with silver paint on the wingtip and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire...

Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire perimeter of the ball field was piled 5 feet high with snow, from the town plow folks. They were there watching the flight also.

The model flew...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-21-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill G
I think you'll do fine. The little one I have is...

I think you'll do fine. The little one I have is over 4oz and is quite a floater. Don't want to spam your thread with a YT link, but it's on my WTFLYR channel if you're interested in seeing it. It...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Finished at 14.55 oz with a wing loading of...

Finished at 14.55 oz with a wing loading of 9.5oz/sq-ft using a 3s-1300 lipo. No ballast required, with the battery at the rear of the compartment and the CG a few mm ahead of the plan CG, which I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,045
Posted By Bill G
Well we'll have to get these models out there...

Well we'll have to get these models out there sooner or later. Assuming VI's weather is about the same as here, it's been barely above 0 F for the daily highs. I'll probably be putting off flight...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill G
I bought one of those receivers from a fellow...

I bought one of those receivers from a fellow hobbyist and have had a number of flights with it. Never had any problems with it. The light weight factor is a good thing. Probably weighs less than...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,045
Posted By Bill G
Exactly. I like to maiden a model long enough...

Exactly. I like to maiden a model long enough after the build that I forget about the amount of work put into it. Especially a build as nice as yours here. Makes it more like taking an ARF off the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Bill G
The cling wrap may also be good for covering...

The cling wrap may also be good for covering clear plastic to prevent paint fume issues. I recently had to buff out the plastic a bit on a model, to remove a reaction that the paint bomb's thinner...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Quorneng. I think we will both have two...

Thanks Quorneng. I think we will both have two very similar twin boom EDFs to fly here soon. Finished covering, with the ailerons and access doors remaining to be installed, as well as painting.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,125
Posted By Bill G
Good job. That's because you know what you're...

Good job.
That's because you know what you're doing and have been building and flying some models for some time and don't need to rely on those gizmos. I'd probably be afraid to turn the thing on....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Covering the wings now. Covering the fuse worked...

Covering the wings now. Covering the fuse worked well, although it was paneled out a bit, to accommodate the curves of this fuse. This isn't one to be covered with one or two pieces. The tail boom...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,125
Posted By Bill G
That is very true. I'm convinced those folks...

That is very true. I'm convinced those folks either haven't actually tried those aft settings, or have only flown constant chord models. On models, the surface area of the stab and outer wing on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Bill G
My solution is to create a U bend the linkage...

My solution is to create a U bend the linkage wire so that it routes over the top of the gear drive, rather than needing L and R servos or reversers. I had one experience with a reverser that had...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Bill G
Faired in the inlet ducting at 35mm x 46mm,...

Faired in the inlet ducting at 35mm x 46mm, measured from the flat bottom of the wing. The dihedral adds a bit of area, which puts it a bit over FSA. The inlet openings at the fuse were trimmed yet...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill G
Looks good. You probably have more than enough...

Looks good. You probably have more than enough ESC, but it's never a bad idea to face the heatsink into the ducting wall with a small cutout for cooling. Personally cooling hasn't proven to be an...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By Bill G
It gets worse when you start scratch building and...

It gets worse when you start scratch building and modifying designs. Then you can't stop your mind from thinking ahead concerning how you're going to work out all the details, when you've finally...
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