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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-23-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Forge
Good evening… my Sun night update. Joe,...

Good evening… my Sun night update.

Joe, thanks for the note. …and, PD1 too. I am starting to move quicker toward the finish line. Although it's hard to tell by the progress of these pictures. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-11-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Steve, ..belated thank you, I appreciate...

Steve,

..belated thank you, I appreciate your comments. And, I suggest that you build a WW I plane at the first chance. …back to the roots of flight, and some of the designs that are out there...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-19-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Well, good evening, I hope everyone is well… it's...

Well, good evening, I hope everyone is well… it's time for my Sun night, wish I had hit the lotto update :sad:…

I've been working on the landing gear and getting ready to start assembly. I only...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 741
Posted By Forge
Piper, Good luck. I've looked at the kit a...

Piper,

Good luck. I've looked at the kit a bunch of times, and thought about building it too. I will be watching. It looks like a great, lightweight flyer for its size.


Forge
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,003
Posted By Forge
Village, I have been following your build...

Village,

I have been following your build for quite a while now and must say that your plane and building techniques are beautiful. I hope once your complete, that you will record and post up...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
…pipe…I used a magnet in the front and rear… and...

…pipe…I used a magnet in the front and rear… and then added a wooded dowel in front to keep the canopy on, with a magnet at the rear…

yours looks great. good luck!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
Piper, Nice work. Your covering scheme...

Piper,

Nice work. Your covering scheme looks great! I actually had the same challenge with the hatch/canopy, but it was one of my first builds, and can be adjusted to fit flush.

The plane is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-25-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Joe, Gramps, Piper, Thanks for the...

Joe, Gramps, Piper,

Thanks for the comments. I am having a good time with this one... even thought it's taking me a fair amount of time to progress.

Joe and Gramps, I like your suggestions for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
…another update this evening. I have been working...

…another update this evening. I have been working up some details and starting my covering process… I hope to airborne by summer. ::o

But it has been an enjoyable process and I look forward to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,709
Posted By Forge
looking excellent gramps…. keep up the great work...

looking excellent gramps…. keep up the great work :ws:

I like the way you formed the cowl too. nice!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Joe, Thanks for the heads up on the prop. I...

Joe,

Thanks for the heads up on the prop. I spun it up once on the motor and it didn't feel too out of wack... it will need a little care to make it run smoothly and finely balance it. Maybe they...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
…and a few more pictures for fun. thanks!

…and a few more pictures for fun. thanks!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
…okay time for my monthly update. …only a few...

…okay time for my monthly update. …only a few more months to go. Anyway, I have been enjoying bits, and spurts in the basement between all the pain and stress of daily life. …no more complaining...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
FlyWheel, Manzanolaser has some great kits,...

FlyWheel,

Manzanolaser has some great kits, with nice balsa, excellent laser cutting, and customer service. Charlie the owner has answered questions for me in email and on the phone, he is a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Ahhh, yes oh Master Joe and Gramps… I am but a...

Ahhh, yes oh Master Joe and Gramps… I am but a Padawan Apprentice… I have learned much from this powerful knowledge source, Wattflyer…. and it's many skilled teachers… but, I still have much to learn...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By Forge
Talking You go girl. Very cool… that's old school control...

You go girl. Very cool… that's old school control line, right?

You were dancing nicely across the desert sand to keep tension on the line. :$ Awesome, looked really cool :D

I remember having a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-21-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Gramps, Good eve… it does't look like your...

Gramps,

Good eve… it does't look like your Patriot is simple at all. I just saw your latest update…looking great!

And the fat thumbs thing is something we all seem to experience. comes with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
and, here's a few more shots… edit… wow,...

and, here's a few more shots…

edit… wow, when you use the symbol "…" in the photo captions it changes it to these characters, "%u2026". …I just don't want anyone to think I'm loosing it :-)
And,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Gramps, Ok, I got motivated after seeing...

Gramps,

Ok, I got motivated after seeing your Patriot build… :tc:

I've been working a few steps over the past couple of days, including carving out and "glassing" the nose with epoxy and micro...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,709
Posted By Forge
Gramps, Thanks for sharing the link to your...

Gramps,

Thanks for sharing the link to your build. The plane looks awesome, I like the internal linkages for the tail feather control surfaces. …very cooooool. The plane kinda looks like your...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
gramps.. thanks… I have a few more steps complete...

gramps.. thanks… I have a few more steps complete that I need to post up.. maybe later.

…what you working on? I don't see anything posted up, unless I am missing something. I know it's extra work...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-20-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Forge
dgjessing, Very nice, I like your drawing,...

dgjessing,

Very nice, I like your drawing, and the fact that you will leave the fuselage uncovered as sticks. …sometimes, I'm sad to cover my planes :red: …I really like the way all the work and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
…post up a picture…. maybe you can just stagger...

…post up a picture…. maybe you can just stagger where you splice together the short stringers so that they are not all on the same fuselage former.

...Trust me, you do enough building and flying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Joe, Cooooooool. very nice ride and very...

Joe,

Cooooooool. very nice ride and very cool to hear about the cushman build. ...post up a picture… although it might violate site rules, unless it's electric. ;-)

It's great to have other...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Forge
Ron, Looks beautiful… your photos are so...

Ron,

Looks beautiful… your photos are so small… it would be great if you could post up larger, higher resolution pics!! :roll: …want to see more details.

Cool.

Forge
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
Piper, CA does not stick that well to...

Piper,

CA does not stick that well to covering in my experience. If you are trying to join two covered surfaces, cut away some of the covering on both surfaces and then apply your CA or glue to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
Piper, No problem, glad to help… ...

Piper,

No problem, glad to help…

Again it was a long time ago….but I believe I glued the entire elevator assembly onto the fuse (after it was covered.) then I glued the rudder stab next, and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
Piper, I believe you're right, the plan...

Piper,

I believe you're right, the plan calls for one aileron servo. I ended up going with 2 aileron servos, mounting one into each wing. It adds a little weight, but it's a lot easier to set up...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,203
Posted By Forge
Piper, I built that baby about 5 years ago…...

Piper,

I built that baby about 5 years ago… :roll: I think the tail wheel was just some dubro small wheel, and the control wire ties right into the rudder servo with a little bit of epoxy…....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By Forge
Joe, Thanks for the comments. I'm having...

Joe,

Thanks for the comments. I'm having fun with this, just picking away at it. Sometimes I get hung up on details and need to work them out in my head a few times before I take action. I did a...
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