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Forum: ParkFlyers 08-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By dgjessing
They have a couple coats of clear lacquer on...

They have a couple coats of clear lacquer on them, plus the "tires" were also coated with CA glue. They won't last forever, but should hold up pretty well :)
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-27-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By dgjessing
Video from this afternoon's test flight: ...

Video from this afternoon's test flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEVbnqangwI&feature=youtu.be

I suppose I should have done some touch & go's, since it is all about the wheels, but I...
Forum: ParkFlyers 08-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By dgjessing
Big honkin' wheels

Frustrated with not being able to take off & land in "park height" grass, I've made some really big wheels :D

About 4" diameter, of 1/8" plywood, with a wood hub infused with thin CA glue and...
Forum: Beginners 07-21-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By dgjessing
The trick is a block of wood with a hole the size...

The trick is a block of wood with a hole the size of the "pin" in it; squeeze the retainer on (a little) with your fingers, then stick the whole thing over that hole and give it a tap with a light...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,426
Posted By dgjessing
This plane is still in service a year later. It's...

This plane is still in service a year later. It's been "through the mill" though :rolleyes:

The most spectacular crash (of several) was today - came out of a steep dive, started back up, and the...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,615
Posted By dgjessing
Keep things clean and don't skimp on the flux :)

Keep things clean and don't skimp on the flux :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,288
Posted By dgjessing
gws ep 6050

gws ep 6050
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Flew it twice today - did really well :D. It...

Flew it twice today - did really well :D. It needed two clicks of right aileron trim, other than that, perfect. It could use a little more power, but I think it will be OK once the engine is worked...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
The new engine arrived early (yesterday), and I...

The new engine arrived early (yesterday), and I attempted a maiden flight today. However, I forgot to put in a fuel filter, and after a couple test runs on the ground it apparently ingested a bit of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,711
Posted By dgjessing
Cool - congratulations! Poke a pin hole in...

Cool - congratulations!

Poke a pin hole in the wing to keep it from ballooning up in the sun.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
The airframe is pretty much ready to go. This...

The airframe is pretty much ready to go. This afternoon I finished packing all the electric stuff in place:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3197.JPG

I put a switch in the battery line so I won't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By dgjessing
Heat works wonders on lots of woods (I've never...

Heat works wonders on lots of woods (I've never tried bending balsa like this though...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzS0vWp3ycs
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
The CA hinges that came in the kit were much...

The CA hinges that came in the kit were much thicker than others that I bought separately a while ago. The thick ones fit the slots well - the thin ones wouldn't have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Mario gets fully enclosed under the canopy :). ...

Mario gets fully enclosed under the canopy :).

It's coming along:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3194.JPG

To do the hinge slots I got a (cheap) Du-Bro "Kwik-Hinge Slotter" (#216) and it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-01-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By dgjessing
Well done everyone! :)

Well done everyone! :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
OK, all the major covering is done :) ...

OK, all the major covering is done :)

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3189.JPG

I'm happy with it, for a first effort. As always, my surface prep work could have been a lot better :rolleyes:, but...
Forum: WWI Era 03-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By dgjessing
Sounds plausible to me. The field I fly at has an...

Sounds plausible to me. The field I fly at has an earthen dam running parallel about 400' or so away. It's maybe 30' tall. All kinds of unpredictable things can happen when flying low near it. :eek:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Those trees don't scare me! :D Covered the...

Those trees don't scare me! :D

Covered the fuselage this afternoon - turned out OK. I think maybe I can do a half-way decent job on the wing.

My only problem with the kit so far is that (in my...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Well, I'm loving this MonoKote stuff! Started...

Well, I'm loving this MonoKote stuff! Started with the flat tail surfaces (easy) and (if I may say so myself), they turned out great :).

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3186.JPG
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Got the servo mounts worked out this afternoon: ...

Got the servo mounts worked out this afternoon:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3185.JPG

For the reason that can't be mentioned :rolleyes:, I need three of them in the fuselage, so I had to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
All the other kids in my club fly both electrics...

All the other kids in my club fly both electrics and (the other kind) and I just want to see what all the fuss is about. They seem to enjoy making several trips to & from the car to carry all the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-26-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,063
Posted By dgjessing
I did this way back when in design school (UC...

I did this way back when in design school (UC (Cincinnati)) ~'78 or so. I don't remember the exact rules, but mine was made from a single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. The rotor blade portion simply made...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-26-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
More gluing together of bits has been going on: ...

More gluing together of bits has been going on:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3178.JPG

These balsa things are a lot more involved that foamies!

I have to confess a dirty secret about this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-22-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
Well I've been gluing a lot of bits together: ...

Well I've been gluing a lot of bits together:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3177.JPG

The wings and tail surfaces were all done with TiteBond. For the fuselage I've gone crazy and am using...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-21-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By dgjessing
SIG Four-Star 20 EP build

I wanted to learn how to use "Monokote"-like covering, and I was curious about how model airplane kits have changed since the last time I built one, ~40 years ago.

Plus it's novel (and nice) to...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 03-19-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,248
Posted By dgjessing
Video! ...

Video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYWMclwWWq8&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,288
Posted By dgjessing
Well, it was fun while it lasted :(. Flew it...

Well, it was fun while it lasted :(. Flew it today in way too much wind... Got too far away down wind, I lost orientation, and it went down in the big lake near our club field. Took me a while to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By dgjessing
Wow! That's a beauty [popcorn]

Wow! That's a beauty [popcorn]
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,288
Posted By dgjessing
Success today! The trick seems to be to launch at...

Success today! The trick seems to be to launch at full throttle so it gets up to flying speed in a hurry. Turns out it's pretty "tippy" at low speed :concern:. At full throttle it shoots out...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 03-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,248
Posted By dgjessing
The new props were the ticket! It doesn't jump...

The new props were the ticket! It doesn't jump off the ground, but the take off run is reasonable, and there is power enough to climb & turn without any pucker factor at all. The higher speed (from...
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