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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By pmullen503
Extruded or expanded polystyrene will be much...

Extruded or expanded polystyrene will be much easier to work with.

Now that you can cut your own wings you'll realize the possibilities that skill gives you.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By pmullen503
I'm on the road right now or I would send you a...

I'm on the road right now or I would send you a photo, but I've used a piece of copper wire epoxied to my template as an "on ramp".

RE. hand guided cutting. I have had some success cutting highly...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-27-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By pmullen503
A house dimmer to a 24VAC transformer at your...

A house dimmer to a 24VAC transformer at your local home center will work fine for a bow up to around 30" and will be much safer than 120V AC. You'll need one rated for HVAC, not just a doorbell.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,576
Posted By pmullen503
I like to use separate upper and lower templates...

I like to use separate upper and lower templates for root an tip ( 4 templates in all). That way you can have nice gentle on and off ramps for the wire. I cut from LE to TE because the LE is usually...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By pmullen503
My DO-335 has two different size motors and two...

My DO-335 has two different size motors and two different ESC's. Only one has a BEC. That setup has worked fine for years. The problems you had with the Cessna were weird. But for side by side...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,900
Posted By pmullen503
Sorry to hear that you are dropping out. One...

Sorry to hear that you are dropping out.

One last thing to try if you have a mind to, try slaving another channel to the throttle and plug the esc's into two different channels.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,101
Posted By pmullen503
Looks great, so it's worth the effort.

Looks great, so it's worth the effort.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 591
Posted By pmullen503
A bandsaw certainly is very useful. I had one...

A bandsaw certainly is very useful. I had one for many years before I got a scroll saw. I have a newer 12" welded steel frame bandsaw from Sears that is surprisingly good and a huge Laguna Tools...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 591
Posted By pmullen503
You be happier with a "real" scroll saw in the...

You be happier with a "real" scroll saw in the long run. The throat is small and the types of blades it can take are limited.

A good saw is a pleasure to use. Sometimes you can find used ones...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By pmullen503
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By pmullen503
Himax and hobby king sell two motor contra...

Himax and hobby king sell two motor contra rotating set ups of various sizes.

There are some pictures I took of the real plane here:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1574254

I'll...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-12-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By pmullen503
A tabletop grill or Hibachi also works as a good...

A tabletop grill or Hibachi also works as a good charging station. A busted gas grill can be had for next to nothing and cleaned up to contain your charger and batteries. Remove the burners and line...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,253
Posted By pmullen503
No, that was Bill G....

No, that was Bill G. http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64321

I don't know if it has ever flown.

Watching the duct experiments with interest........
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,551
Posted By pmullen503
Frsky Taranis has this feature when using "X"...

Frsky Taranis has this feature when using "X" series receivers (but not with older "D" or "V" series receivers.)
Forum: Foamies 04-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By pmullen503
To prevent warping, don't use it on flimsy...

To prevent warping, don't use it on flimsy surfaces. If you must, then cover both sides with the grain of the material running in the same direction on both sides. Hang it vertically in still air...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,827
Posted By pmullen503
Congratulations to Chellie and to everyone who...

Congratulations to Chellie and to everyone who made a plane!
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-26-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,908
Posted By pmullen503
A good feature of the 10i is the retractable pot...

A good feature of the 10i is the retractable pot buttons. Not that it would do you much good if you really needed all the pots, but if you only need one you could retract the others to get them out...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,535
Posted By pmullen503
Nice! Fast too!

Nice! Fast too!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,691
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks Chellie, Really enjoying your Buster...

Thanks Chellie,

Really enjoying your Buster build. Definitely a trip down memory lane!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By pmullen503
Subbed! Interesting method. If you are going...

Subbed! Interesting method.

If you are going with the delta wing, I'd keep the canard small and fixed. Use elevons on the wings just to keep things simple.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-01-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By pmullen503
Interesting subject. You should enter this in the...

Interesting subject. You should enter this in the $75 contest. It certainly qualifies as
"seldom modeled".
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-17-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By pmullen503
+1!

+1!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,734
Posted By pmullen503
At least the dress looks good on you.....

At least the dress looks good on you.....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By pmullen503
That particular calculator ALWAYS results in a...

That particular calculator ALWAYS results in a pitch sensitive CG in my experience. I would start with 25% MAC as the most rearward CG, maybe 20% for the maiden unless the WL is very high. "Nose...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,734
Posted By pmullen503
Lengthen the main gear? Install a bumper/fin...

Lengthen the main gear? Install a bumper/fin underneath to prevent a prop strike? Hand launch and land dead stick? Use a prop saver?

Lots of alternatives to major surgery!

P.S. You need to post...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-20-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,734
Posted By pmullen503
Looking good, won't be long now.

Looking good, won't be long now.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,947
Posted By pmullen503
Well done! It really looks good. Looking forward...

Well done! It really looks good. Looking forward to video or in flight photos.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By pmullen503
Spackle, or filler can also be mixed with WBPU. ...

Spackle, or filler can also be mixed with WBPU. Either a small amount of WBPU to make a harder fillet. Or mix a small amount of Spackle with WBPU to make something like sanding sealer for use over...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,734
Posted By pmullen503
+1 on $Tree Foam. It's very soft and can be...

+1 on $Tree Foam. It's very soft and can be coaxed into about a 1" diameter tube. Roll the untaped side with a broom handle on a soft surface like a coach cushion. Make the piece oversized and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,734
Posted By pmullen503
Looking good. Should be a good flyer.

Looking good. Should be a good flyer.
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