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Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,372
Posted By flypaper 2
I'm about to paint whitewall tires on my van.:D

I'm about to paint whitewall tires on my van.:D
Forum: Foamies 03-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 367,224
Posted By flypaper 2
Want to build one myself, soon as I get caught up...

Want to build one myself, soon as I get caught up with some other stuff.:D
Forum: Foamies 03-08-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 367,224
Posted By flypaper 2
On the top view of the wing plan, that circle...

On the top view of the wing plan, that circle with the + on it is the CG point.

Gord.
Forum: Foamies 02-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,415
Posted By flypaper 2
In the middle of building a Baby Blender right...

In the middle of building a Baby Blender right now. Test flew one a couple of weeks ago for a lady club member and it flew so great I had to build one.:D Great little fun plane.
Forum: Foamies 01-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 367,224
Posted By flypaper 2
Great little plane, the Baby Blender. I test flew...

Great little plane, the Baby Blender. I test flew one for one of the club members about a month ago. Very fun plane.:D

Gord.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 885
Posted By flypaper 2
Side panels on this yellow Corby Starlett are...

Side panels on this yellow Corby Starlett are doorskins.
Front fuse for the witch is a plastc bat.
I wrecked the fuselage on my Litemachines heli so just for fun I made one from one of those big...
Forum: Beginners 01-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By flypaper 2
Thanks JPF. Brought back a lot of fond memories....

Thanks JPF. Brought back a lot of fond memories. As one can see, if you blew on one of these, you would destroy it.

Gord.
Forum: Beginners 01-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By flypaper 2
Red face Yep, Microfilm was what it was called. Used to do...

Yep, Microfilm was what it was called. Used to do that back in the late 50s,early 60s. Fuselage boom was made from 1/32 balsa wrapped around a large knitting needle then glued down the seam then the...
Forum: Foamies 01-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 367,224
Posted By flypaper 2
Was thinking about the same thing with the CG...

Was thinking about the same thing with the CG Nigel. You beat me to it :D

Gord.
Forum: Foamies 12-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 367,224
Posted By flypaper 2
Working on a bigger Catsass for outdoor flying....

Working on a bigger Catsass for outdoor flying. The 30 in. version works not bad but to light for any wind. This one is 45 in. and remains to be seen whether it works or not. Going to have to build...
Forum: 3D Flying 12-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,815
Posted By flypaper 2
Instructions say "no more than 8 clicks of trim...

Instructions say "no more than 8 clicks of trim and definitely no sub trim"

Gord.
Forum: 3D Flying 12-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,815
Posted By flypaper 2
No subtrim either. Do it all mechanically.

No subtrim either. Do it all mechanically.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 11-19-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By flypaper 2
Yeah, they were well worth it just for the...

Yeah, they were well worth it just for the quality. I also have their Cap 10B flying and one in the crate:D
Forum: Foamies 11-18-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By flypaper 2
Yes, Mine did that at first till I learned to use...

Yes, Mine did that at first till I learned to use a little less heat at that joint and a little shrinking near it.
Forum: Foamies 11-18-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By flypaper 2
Ultracote is a low temp covering as well as the...

Ultracote is a low temp covering as well as the Hobby King covering film which works well. This is the Byron Christen Eagle which is all foam.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-15-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By flypaper 2
It only takes a few seconds on each hinge pin to...

It only takes a few seconds on each hinge pin to notch them in for a close gap with the old Olfa knife.:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By flypaper 2
After playing with a few, I found a couple of...

After playing with a few, I found a couple of rules of thumb. When blowing up a plane from scale, say a Harvard for instance, the tail surfaces need to be about 10 to 20% larger, mostly due to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-15-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By flypaper 2
I use the Robart Mini Hinge Points quite a bit...

I use the Robart Mini Hinge Points quite a bit for foam. The length of the pin into the foam makes for a fairly strong joint in the foam.
Forum: 3D Flying 09-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By flypaper 2
The HXT 900s are also 23mm long, I hotglued in an...

The HXT 900s are also 23mm long, I hotglued in an EPP foam filler piece and hotglued in the servo. With the servo arm output towards the front of the plane, the pushrod comes out in the right place.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 09-23-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By flypaper 2
For indoor flying I modified mine a bit to make...

For indoor flying I modified mine a bit to make it more compact and use, instead of those big AA batts, four A123 batts that I charge at home and they last an indoor flying session. I cut the back...
Forum: 3D Flying 09-23-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By flypaper 2
The elev servo crapped out on mine about 6 months...

The elev servo crapped out on mine about 6 months ago when the gear mesh got so loose I had to back off on the gain to keep it from fluttering. I checked the torque between it and the HXT 900 and...
Forum: Electronic Builders Workshop 09-03-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By flypaper 2
I've had nearly the same one Denny, for about a...

I've had nearly the same one Denny, for about a 100 yrs:D except mine is the 80 watt version. It's about 50 yrs old. Great for soldering up heavy piano wire landing gear but a little much for Deans...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By flypaper 2
Most of my planes now use separate servos on...

Most of my planes now use separate servos on anything over 80 in. But before that became popular I used the split pushrod method. When soldering piano wire acid flux is absolutely essential. Sand the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-29-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,990
Posted By flypaper 2
That's what I was wondering. Why not pull it out,...

That's what I was wondering. Why not pull it out, hook a pair of pliers to both ends and bend it till it lines up properly.?
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,434
Posted By flypaper 2
Not sure, but your trans may be trying to operate...

Not sure, but your trans may be trying to operate the 8000 rcvr in DSMX mode and the other rcvrs in DSM2. I believe the 6 channel rcvrs are DSM2. It will show what mode it's operating in on the top...
Forum: 3D Flying 08-25-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By flypaper 2
I have a Visionaire where the digital elevator...

I have a Visionaire where the digital elevator servo crapped out and I installed a HXT900 analog in its place. the thrust was about the same as the rudder servo beside it. Been working fine for quite...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-14-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By flypaper 2
Some of the smaller ones I also use heatshrink...

Some of the smaller ones I also use heatshrink on. I also dribble CA into both ends after I get the length right just to lock it.

Gord.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-14-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By flypaper 2
Another variation of the same thing. I mostly use...

Another variation of the same thing. I mostly use Z bends but these work in some instances where you can't get the Z bend in. I often use dental floss in place of the string for the lighter stuff,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-14-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By flypaper 2
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17535__...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17535__Clear_Foam_Glue_Medium_Cure_Large_100ml.html

Been using this stuff for a while. Somewhat like like the old glue we used to use on the plastic...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 08-14-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By flypaper 2
I'm flying a Byron Cristen Eagle which is about...

I'm flying a Byron Cristen Eagle which is about the same size. Flew it with a Quadra 52 before. Went to a 10 cell pack with a Turnigy 6364 motor and an 80 amp ESC. Full throttle uses 60 amps but at...
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