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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Stevephoon
Wecome to Wattflyer! .050 in? That is...

Wecome to Wattflyer!

.050 in? That is plenty straight. I wish my building table was anywhere near that flat. Right now I'm just using a plastic folding table with a ceiling tile on the top. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Forge, Thanks for the kind words and the...

Forge, Thanks for the kind words and the encouragement. This is my most ambitious build yet and so far I'm liking it!

I put on a couple more pieces tonight. The forward 1/2 formers, some 3/16...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Some progress on the fuselage

I've been very slowly building along when I have some free time. Getting a sinus infection didn't help either... But things are starting to progress along.

The fuselage is started with 1/16 ply...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
The entire assembly gets pinned into place. ...

The entire assembly gets pinned into place. Remove the pins and slide the whole thing out. Here's a video of the prototype build showing it.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Battery Tray / Firewall

You start the fuselage by assembling the battery tray first. The battery tray and firewall are made from 1/16 ply. The firewall is two pieces laminated together. The big nose is assembled by some...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-07-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Stevephoon
You should be able to do exactly what you are...

You should be able to do exactly what you are talking about. I usually charge at home from a power supply, but take it to the field for special events. The only thing I remember doing is selecting...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Stevephoon
There is a max current draw setting in the PL6. ...

There is a max current draw setting in the PL6. I'm not sure what the default is...

From their manual

Battery Max Amps Out: Set for maximum supply battery current draw. If the charge rate is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-03-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Stevephoon
What about the Polyurethane/Stain mix products. ...

What about the Polyurethane/Stain mix products. I have not tried it on balsa, but I've used some around the house.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Two Wings

I've got two wings now! The top builds pretty much just like the bottom. There are fewer 1/2 ribs so it actually builds up faster than the bottom wing. There has been only a couple of swipes of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-26-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 803
Posted By Stevephoon
Yes, it was a quad.. ...

Yes, it was a quad..

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/26/obama-white-house-device-josh-earnest/22338781/
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Stevephoon
Looks like a Texan to me. ...

Looks like a Texan to me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=SNJ-6+Texan&hl=en&biw=1680&bih=902&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GN6-VJ2APcmRyASA6oDgDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Most old birds can be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,005
Posted By Stevephoon
OMG, I'm so sorry, but glad to hear that no one...

OMG, I'm so sorry, but glad to hear that no one was hurt. I'm sure I speak for all of us here, that if there is anything you need we will do all we can to help you and your family out.

Steve
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 957
Posted By Stevephoon
We still do it occasionally, not enough. I gave...

We still do it occasionally, not enough. I gave away the components required to build a plane at our club Christmas party to drum up some more interest for this coming season.

We fly the Fast and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-10-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Bottom wing complete and on to top.

The mirror side was created and caps put on top and bottom. It still needs a good sanding. I've only shape sanded the wing tips so the cap strips can get glued on in the right places.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Weekly Update

Getting started on the lower wing.

You start with the center section flat on the plans. The center rib is three 1/16 ply pieces laminated together. The front of the middle piece has a cut out to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,525
Posted By Stevephoon
Congrats! There's no better feeling than having...

Congrats! There's no better feeling than having your own creation take flight! Your Mini looks great and I am glad you like the way it flies. Looking forward to the video!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
I already love bipes and drool over some the guys...

I already love bipes and drool over some the guys at the club have. All I have is my little Mountain Models EVA Bipe. It's a great plane, but something bigger is needed for the club field.


...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Getting Started

The Waco short kit comes with plans (2 sheets), instructions, two bundles of cut balsa and one bundle of cut ply. It all came carefully packed and without any issues. All of the wood is of a nice...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,525
Posted By Stevephoon
That turned out great! Looks superb! Any idea on...

That turned out great! Looks superb! Any idea on a final weight?

Best of luck with the maiden.

Steve
Forum: Flight Simulators 12-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Stevephoon
Hi Nigel, I'm a Clearview user, but not a 3D...

Hi Nigel,

I'm a Clearview user, but not a 3D pilot. :( It does a good enough job that I can't seem to perform 3D on it either. My general experience is that everything is a little easier in...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 12-03-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,582
Posted By Stevephoon
SJ, Again, I'm saddened to hear of your...

SJ,

Again, I'm saddened to hear of your health issues. You had mentioned to me elsewhere you've had a rough time, but I didn't realize it was quite this bad.

I am hoping that building and...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 12-03-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Stevephoon
This is a great topic. Something I seen too many...

This is a great topic. Something I seen too many members at my club gloss over.

A couple of things I do when range testing... NOTE: I use a Spektrum radio system.

1. Make sure the motor...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Stevephoon
+1 :) This my my first AV try... I've...

+1 :)

This my my first AV try... I've still have a long way to go to get to everyone elses level.

Steve
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 11-28-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Stevephoon
Traded to SlowJohn. Thanks SJ! Steve

Traded to SlowJohn.

Thanks SJ!

Steve
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,740
Posted By Stevephoon
Black Friday Sale

Nice sales today at Mountain Models!

http://www.mountainmodels.com/specials.php

Steve
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 11-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,384
Posted By Stevephoon
Nice Discounts at Mountain Models

Mountain Models has some nice discounts right now!

http://www.mountainmodels.com/specials.php

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
Welcome aboard Forge. I was hoping you'd find my...

Welcome aboard Forge. I was hoping you'd find my build.

I have ordered some wood. The Hyperion motor that was mentioned above is too much. About 2 oz heavier than the suggested motor. So... ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-21-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Stevephoon
OUCH... I'm really sorry to hear that this year...

OUCH... I'm really sorry to hear that this year has been this bad. If there is anything I can do to help from up here in the great white north, (we did just get about 6 in of snow today :eek:) just...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By Stevephoon
I did hear back via RcGroups from Jim Young. ...

I did hear back via RcGroups from Jim Young. Here's his thoughts on the questions I posed above.



So an order for wood from National Balsa will be placed soon.

The Hyperion motor may work...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Stevephoon
Slowjohn! Long time no hear... I remember...

Slowjohn! Long time no hear... I remember reading that you were having some medical issues. I hope you are doing better and are flying again! I still want to make a twin like your green and gold...
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