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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Finished the LG pants and cowl mounting. The...

Finished the LG pants and cowl mounting. The pant parts seamed well, with a bead of CA ran along the inside of the parts seam to provide sanding latitude. I have a pet peeve with vacuum molded...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. Thanks. A person definitely would...

Thanks.
Thanks.
A person definitely would want to do that, unless enough time is spent to make a dihedral gauge that accurately sets the dihedral. They didn't even include one here, so I made...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,013
Posted By Bill G
I hear you. I think I had more time in the Comet...

I hear you. I think I had more time in the Comet nose gear door mechanism than all the mechanisms combined in the Dayton Wright RB1. It has an individual door servo also, and the mechanism used to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Sorry I missed your post. Not the first time...

Sorry I missed your post. Not the first time I've done that either. :eek: No problem with the Mike Myers thing either. :Q
The sheeting for this model was started at the top center of the rear...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-27-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Forge, this has been a fun project so far....

Thanks Forge, this has been a fun project so far.
The die-cut parts in this kit are absolutely top notch, both almost falling out of the parts sheets and fitting together with near laser cut...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-25-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
It may be a bit more forward. I found that the...

It may be a bit more forward. I found that the geometric formula for determining CG for swept wings places the CG aft. My theory is that at model size, the outer wing area is disproportionately...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-25-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
I'm now the proud owner of a bat, bearing some...

I'm now the proud owner of a bat, bearing some semblance to a Boeing P256 Peashooter fuselage. Once past this stage, you almost feel like you're finished with the project. One thing that worked...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-25-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Bill G
Yeah those things weighed! I built a glass Mig...

Yeah those things weighed! I built a glass Mig kit from those days, which probably could be hand launchable with a hard toss with 3s-2200 lipo. Back then they bungeed the jet, packed full of NiCd...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Inset planking is a job! Nice model. Usually I...

Inset planking is a job! Nice model. Usually I used it on areas to be sheeted over, so it doesn't have to be quite as precise. That model reminds me of the HE51, with a mixture of sheeted and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
The stringer pieces weren't precisely cut. The...

The stringer pieces weren't precisely cut. The only thing I was concerned with was the height, and generally filling the area. It would be a real pain to do it with precision. :eek: Sometimes you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-24-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Bill G
Don't guess, I had some of those NiCd brushed...

Don't guess, I had some of those NiCd brushed jobs that flew fine. They can be very marginal however. You need to look at the specific specs of this plane also Mike. Yes this model would fly with a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-24-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. Dampening the...

Thanks for the comments all.

Dampening the sheeting would only make things much worse, in this scenario. I don't think you get exactly what I'm referring to here, as "stringer on top of former"...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Bill G
If the model would actually fly with a 280 can...

If the model would actually fly with a 280 can motor, then it should fly well with something like the HURC 250 outrunner that should be easily comparable to the 280 DD can motor. I have a 12oz, 28"...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
After stringing the fuse I added 1 million small...

After stringing the fuse I added 1 million small stringer splices on the formers, to fill the spaces between the stringers, as the fuse stringers sit on top of the formers without notches. Without...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-22-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Bill G
Yeah I just think it still looks really good with...

Yeah I just think it still looks really good with the swept wings and is a beautiful model. I realize they had other reasons for it, and it probably would also have been faster than the standard...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Sterling Models P26 Peashooter

I have one of these these currently flying that dad built in the 70s, with modern micro bl gear added. Always wanted to do another with a sheeted fuse, so I'm finally getting around to building this...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-21-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bill G
That's exactly what I was saying, about how the...

That's exactly what I was saying, about how the major shippers have set routes and set schedules, that may sometimes seem out of the way. In the old days, they would hold the mail until enough piled...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-21-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,057
Posted By Bill G
I had a train transformer just like that growing...

I had a train transformer just like that growing up. You'll have to get some of that bottled smoke that was poured down the stack of the locomotive and burn it along with the hot wiring, to get the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-21-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bill G
One good thing about Manzano is that their...

One good thing about Manzano is that their designs all actually come from a real verified CAD design, as far as I know. A lot of other so called "laser-cut" firms have been flat out busted making...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-21-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bill G
Just to be straight, I order regularly from Heads...

Just to be straight, I order regularly from Heads Up Rc, and just placed an order 5 minutes ago. I'm not worked up. I'm laughing at the USPS since the whole thing is humorous. :Q Don't take things...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-20-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bill G
I still can't get over this one, with the Post...

I still can't get over this one, with the Post Office's clear plastic bag that they put your destroyed package in, that says "We Care". It's like lighting a bag of flaming dog ##!! on someone's...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-19-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By Bill G
Some years ago I made a foam mount that would...

Some years ago I made a foam mount that would cradle a fuselage and clip onto a postal scale. Very crude, but a better version could easily be made. The good thing with analog is that you can slight...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-19-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Bill G
The swept wing version is really sharp. Should...

The swept wing version is really sharp. Should be a good flying model. Looking forward to the build.

I have a straight winged HE162 at around 20" that flies well with a foam under cambered wing....
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bill G
Your profile statement may provide clues to the...

Your profile statement may provide clues to the situation: "I thought I was high enough ........... "
Apparently someone at USPS didn't think they they were, and thought that every...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Bill G
That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought...

That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought a bottle of it at WalMart recently in a pinch to buy more CA until getting more BSI, thinking it was CA. Duh :D I ended up buying the little CA...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Bill G
Ditto. I think it's great that people want to...

Ditto. I think it's great that people want to become wealthy. They can find someone other than me to help them get there. :Q
BTW I've run across some tree sap that I could actually see having a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Bill G
You should have heard it in flight. With the...

You should have heard it in flight. With the 3-blade prop and open EDF nacelles, it had a constant howling noise that would really increase in dives and turns. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Bill G
I did one of those before with the first Guillows...

I did one of those before with the first Guillows FW190 I built 10 some years ago. Used a wing from an AR234 foam bash, that came from a FlyZone plane. It actually flew rud/elev, although it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Bill G
People used to like the GWS foam glue which also...

People used to like the GWS foam glue which also makes a good contact cement, but I'm not sure who sells the same thing anymore. I saved a bunch of tubes from the foam kits, in case I get back into...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-07-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Good subject. If I were to build a modern era...

Good subject. If I were to build a modern era jet, the X-32 would be at the top of the list due to unique appearance and not being modeled often. Love the oddball subjects.
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