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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,688
Posted By hoffboy
Spectacular work!

Spectacular work!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,688
Posted By hoffboy
One of my favorite types. I've done quite a bit...

One of my favorite types. I've done quite a bit of research over the years. You'll probably enjoy this color video. The Aerovan fly-by is brief, but enticing....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-31-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,118
Posted By hoffboy
Snoopy beats nothing by a mile! And I'm the...

Snoopy beats nothing by a mile!

And I'm the king of procrastination, plus life just has a way if interfering with life.

-Matt
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-31-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,118
Posted By hoffboy
Very interesting build. I own this kit, but have...

Very interesting build. I own this kit, but have not yet started construction.

I've had great luck laminating spars, 1/16" bass on top and bottom with soft balsa in the middle. Super light and...
Forum: WWI Era 04-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,295
Posted By hoffboy
It's kind of a shame to even cover those wings....

It's kind of a shame to even cover those wings. Gorgeous!

I was at an RC swap meet here in WA a few months ago, and Proctor had a booth with several uncovered models hanging on display. Just...
Forum: WWI Era 12-12-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,834
Posted By hoffboy
This is sad news indeed. Please, before you scrap...

This is sad news indeed. Please, before you scrap it, walk away and come back with fresh eyes. All damaged aircraft can be repaired, but sometimes emotion gets the best of us. You might find it worth...
Forum: WWI Era 11-16-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,311
Posted By hoffboy
Both projects sound fantastic. I'm subscribed! ...

Both projects sound fantastic. I'm subscribed!

PS: Very sorry to hear about the layoff. If things get really tight, say the word and I'm sure building supplies will come pouring in. Watching you...
Forum: WWI Era 09-25-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,834
Posted By hoffboy
I'm curious to know who's going to be behind the...

I'm curious to know who's going to be behind the stick. Perhaps your beautiful little automaton? Or do you have something else up your sleeve? ;-)
Forum: WWI Era 09-23-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,834
Posted By hoffboy
Savants

I was thinking the EXACT same thing! And now, after reading a few more posts forward, I see the whole story. I don't care WHERE you post, so long as you keep on doing so. Your astonishing patience...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,423
Posted By hoffboy
I was thinking the same thing! Back in the air in...

I was thinking the same thing! Back in the air in a week!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,423
Posted By hoffboy
A good reminder...

...of what it's all about. Congratulations!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,423
Posted By hoffboy
I'm betting this depends on the airfoil, but I'm...

I'm betting this depends on the airfoil, but I'm going to quickly be out of my element as aerodynamics is not my strongest suit. On the EVA, which has a flat bottom, inverted flight is straight and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,423
Posted By hoffboy
Aileron Differential with Two Servos

On my EVA Sport, I use 20% positive aileron differential and rolls are much more axial (require basically no rudder). One of the many benefits of two aileron servos. Also, flaperons are great for...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-20-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,706
Posted By hoffboy
Very pretty. Looking forward to the flight...

Very pretty. Looking forward to the flight report! -Matt
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
Silkspan over doculam

Not trying to hijack this thread or anything, but we were discussing silkspan over doculam earlier. Here's my finished EVA. Open bays have .5 mil doculam with one layer of silkspan and two coats of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-11-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,423
Posted By hoffboy
First, please allow me to add to the compliments...

First, please allow me to add to the compliments you've received thus far. You're obviously a craftsman at heart, and this plane is a real beauty. The videos show that she flies every bit as good as...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-09-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By hoffboy
Fascinating! Thanks for the links. I learn...

Fascinating! Thanks for the links. I learn something every day, with a little help from others. Here's a couple more links, for the curious:
...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-09-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By hoffboy
I'm confused. Are you suggesting that the airmen...

I'm confused. Are you suggesting that the airmen should NOT be side-by-side?
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 02-08-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By hoffboy
Is this what you seek?...

Is this what you seek? http://www.kitcutters.com/Nex/NexDHMosquito.htm
(I wasn't sure what FSK means, so sorry if I'm on the wrong track. I just remembered seeing this kit a while back.)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
Since this is water based, I'd try just plain old...

Since this is water based, I'd try just plain old tap water. I haven't needed to thin it yet, but I googled "thinning WBPU" and it appears others just use good old H2O.

Plane is looking great!
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
We were discussing silkspan earlier. One of our...

We were discussing silkspan earlier. One of our local building wizards had this to say about using it over open bays in his Fokker DVII (note that he used regular non-taughtening dope, not WBPU. I'll...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
I swear by Minwax and Silkspan over mylar (for...

I swear by Minwax and Silkspan over mylar (for open bays). I did recently have a small sample bay that had been banging around in my toolbox delaminate in one area, which gives me pause. I was able...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
Indeed, we're watching a master craftsman at work...

Indeed, we're watching a master craftsman at work here. I wish I could be a fly on the wall in the shop for a few months, to soak it all in up close. And I envy that childhood flight of yours!...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
I wonder if mounting the battery relatively high...

I wonder if mounting the battery relatively high on the aircraft could be contributing to the observed yaw problem as the weight tries to roll laterally over the longitudinal axis?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-31-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
Will the wire protrude into the hinge gap, or is...

Will the wire protrude into the hinge gap, or is it recessed enough into the forward edge of the elevator to be out of the way? I can't quite tell from the photo. In any event, this is an elegant way...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
I've attached a couple of photos of the EVA. Vert...

I've attached a couple of photos of the EVA. Vert stab and rudder are nearly complete (may add another layer of silkspan to up the opacity) and you can see the mylar on the horizontals awaiting...
Forum: Ebay for sale 12-30-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,984
Posted By hoffboy
Good deals go fast, I guess. ;-)

Good deals go fast, I guess. ;-)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-29-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
I completely understand what you mean about...

I completely understand what you mean about building being relaxing. Even when it's vexing (which for me is more or less daily) I still lose myself in the minutia and can almost feel my blood...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,196
Posted By hoffboy
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that if you (with your rather obvious skill and experience) needed this technique, I'm probably going to need it tomorrow! I've already learned about...
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