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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 12:22 AM
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Posted By paxskipper
Add Blue Jay to the list: ...

Add Blue Jay to the list:
http://bridiairplanes.com/crew/index.htm
I'm just finishing a Dirty Birdi - nice kit.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 256
Posted By paxskipper
I cut my hinge slots before I cover. I also use...

I cut my hinge slots before I cover. I also use the flat hinges and epoxy them in place.

Take care
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks for reminding me about this; I have...

Thanks for reminding me about this; I have visited this site myself many times.:)
Forum: Beginners 03-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 9 - Some Useful Internet Links

This is the last part in this series of posts. I do hope that these have proved to be useful for new RC flyers.
Here are some internet links that have interesting information related to building...
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Beginners 03-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 8 - Servos – Hook Up and Set Up

Servo Mounting and Running Extensions

When building your plane from scratch, as opposed to assembling an ARF, you need to think about the servos from two perspectives. First is the mounting...
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 7 - Building You Plane

What Type Of Kit

There are basically two types of kits you can get; one where all of the parts are pre-cut and there are significant and clear assembly instructions. The other type is more of a...
Forum: Beginners 03-25-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 6 – Flying Quick Points

Here are a number of short hints that you may find helpful.:rolleyes:
Close One Eye

There will come a time when you are flying and you will realize that you are just about to fly right through...
Forum: Beginners 03-24-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Nice reference.

Nice reference.
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 09:24 PM
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Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Wink New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 5 - Flying Your Plane

First Flights

You will most likely take a first flight with an instructor. He / she may takeoff and then let you fly. You will be nervous. You no longer have a “reset button” and must take...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks for the references. The last part has a...

Thanks for the references. The last part has a set of links, no duplicates as far as I can see.

I'll include these as well. I have the whole set of topics as a single file that I intend to...
Forum: Beginners 03-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Talking New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 4 - Flight Simulator

Practice With Different Plane Types

Try flying with different types of planes: high-wing trainers, sport planes, bi-planes, 3D planes or speedsters if they are available on your simulator. These...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
I guess I was thinking about larger planes, your...

I guess I was thinking about larger planes, your comment is well taken for the smaller planes.:concern:
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Smile New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 3 - Flight Simulator

Get A Flight Simulator

There are a number of flight simulators available; some are free and some are not. Typically the free ones will require you to be more tech-savvy then those that you pay...
Forum: Beginners 03-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Exclamation New RC Flyer Tidbits –Part 2 – First Plane

Your First Plane

Some clubs have trainer planes that are loaned to new flyers. If not, one of your first questions is what type of plane should I get. Is my opinion that as a brand new flyer it...
Forum: Beginners 03-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Sorry, I guess I should have said that they...

Sorry, I guess I should have said that they "charter" clubs.
Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Beginners 03-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By paxskipper
Talking New RC Flyer Tidbits – Part 1 - Intro

These items are based on articles I have read, practices I have observed or simply my own experiences. Feel free to pass these on to your friends.
I have been flying radio control planes for a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-02-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up Maiden Flight

Well first flight happened this morning:eek:. Got it trimmed out pretty well. Only managed a single flight today, but I'm planning on trying again tomorrow.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-02-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it...

Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it will be Tuesday morning.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
I'll move my forward battery up a little and make...

I'll move my forward battery up a little and make it a little nose heavy for the CG position I marked. Likely a safe thing to do for the maiden flight anyway.;)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks. It seems that the 25% would make it...

Thanks.

It seems that the 25% would make it very nose heavy, which is certainly better that tail heavy. As I recall the plans have the CG at about the 33% position - just checking.:)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up It Is Done

Well at long last I have finished building this. I'll maiden this on Monday:eek:. I still have to decide if I'm going to put the canopy on.

Thanks for all of the good comments along the way. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Well covering is done and I am installing the...

Well covering is done and I am installing the control surfaces. A few things left to do and this will be ready to fly:oops:.

Pictures soon.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Finished covering wing

Here are a couple of pictures of my Super KAOS wing (top / bottom).
This is my first covering job, so I think it looks ok. I suspect that the picture sizes will not allow for any critiques:D, but...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Well I started covering the wing. Almost done,...

Well I started covering the wing. Almost done, but it is getting last and I am getting tired. Don't want to mess up now
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Joe, I decided this morning that if I...

Joe,

I decided this morning that if I rework the battery trays (I'm using 2 3S batteries) I can relocate both batteries further back and not need to add weight to the tail.

So I'll do a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-25-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up Ready to Cover

Temporarily installed the servos, fin and all control surfaces. Cut pushrods to length and did a rough centering of the servos to check the lengths. I'll need some minor adjustments later. Have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
At this point I'm about done with sanding. Next...

At this point I'm about done with sanding. Next step is to mount everything where it belongs and see where the CG ends up. I'm guessing that covering will not affect the balance too much so I'll...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-09-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thumbs up Did the first weigh-in today

Thanks, I'll try your particular search suggestion - could be I'll find some nuggets that I have not already found.

BTW I weighed all the pieces and parts this morning and it comes in at 5.5 Lbs....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-09-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,781
Posted By paxskipper
Thanks, I'll add your suggestion to my notes that...

Thanks, I'll add your suggestion to my notes that I have been putting together.
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