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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-15-2013, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Don Stackhouse
On a brushless motor, swapping any two of the...

On a brushless motor, swapping any two of the three motor leads reverses the direction of rotation of the motor. It should not have any effect on operation of the throttle stick, or arming of the ESC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2013, 01:55 PM
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Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Sounds like our printer is getting worse, we have...

Sounds like our printer is getting worse, we have not had any comments about the fuselage plans until extremely recently. We are looking for another company to do our printing.

As far as a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2013, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Don Stackhouse
Looks good to me.

Looks good to me.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2012, 02:25 AM
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Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
C/G at the forward limit is a safe move for first...

C/G at the forward limit is a safe move for first flights, but you will see more tendency to drop the nose entering turns, and zoom coming out of turns. We've found that the handling seems to be the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Steve, just heard back from Joe this morning. He...

Steve, just heard back from Joe this morning. He discovered he had made a batch of joiner rods that were just a little too short. Looks like about three sets managed to get out before discovering...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
I posted a step-by-step tutorial over on RC...

I posted a step-by-step tutorial over on RC Groups a while back on how to bend the spoiler pushrods, including how to get Z-bends that are as tight as you want. You can find it here:...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Steve, regarding your joiner length issue: I...

Steve, regarding your joiner length issue:
I had a discussion with Joe today about it. Neither of us recall having any other reports of this problem, and it's still not clear from the information...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2012, 03:10 AM
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Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Bluz, you might be blowing things a bit out of...

Bluz, you might be blowing things a bit out of proportion regarding "mods" to the Chrysalis, certainly with regards to whether or not they are "required". There are not many changes folks commonly...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-13-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
We include a piece of .032" stainless steel...

We include a piece of .032" stainless steel safety wire in the kit for making the pushrods. It's easy to bend, and works well. Still, some folks have found the idea of wire bending somewhat...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2012, 08:46 PM
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Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Or just e-mail your address to me through our...

Or just e-mail your address to me through our website (NOT through this forum) and we will make you some that fit.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-04-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
The Chrysalis is intended to be a building...

The Chrysalis is intended to be a building trainer, as well as a sport flyer+flying trainer. There are a number of construction features that are fairly standard details in wooden airplane kits....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
A washer under each screw head can help this...

A washer under each screw head can help this considerably. Do not overtighten. Use some low-strength Loctite.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
The glass tape is amazingly pliable if you do it...

The glass tape is amazingly pliable if you do it right. You should be able to make one piece wrap around fine. Start with the middle of the piece at the 12:00 position, then wrap smoothly around from...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Regarding storage of cyanoacrylates ("CA", "C/A",...

Regarding storage of cyanoacrylates ("CA", "C/A", "Superglue"):

C/A cures when it is in the absence of air (which is why bottles of CA have some air space at the top of the bottle), and in the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
If you hadn't brought it up, a bunch of other...

If you hadn't brought it up, a bunch of other folks might still be using latex gloves with epoxy. You have probably saved at least a few people from an epoxy allergy. Trust me, I've seen a number of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
A couple comments: 1. Just "fog" a very...

A couple comments:

1. Just "fog" a very light mist of the adhesive onto the cloth. Too much spray adhesive will weaken the epoxy, and may in some cases interfere with the cure.

2. ALWAYS use...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
The spinner in the photo I posted is 42 mm...

The spinner in the photo I posted is 42 mm diameter. Anything down to about 38 mm can be made to fit, but you do end up with a radius on the edges of the nose bulkhead (F1) and the nose block in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
You might try some heat on that plywood. BTW, is...

You might try some heat on that plywood. BTW, is that Lite ply or birch ply? The color looks darker than the Lite ply the doublers are made from. I do not recommend birch ply for the extensions, the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 34,403
Posted By Don Stackhouse
Looks like you're off to a good start. The...

Looks like you're off to a good start.

The amount of power you need depends on what you're planning to do with the plane. For basic sport flying, 180 watts is plenty, the plane will go nearly...
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