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Forum: Foamies 03-15-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By Abuelo
Couple photos. The laminate in the upper right...

Couple photos. The laminate in the upper right shows what the glue joint is like after setup and after being misaligned. Cut apart along the glue line as well as the saw allowed to see the extent...
Forum: Foamies 03-15-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By Abuelo
I use the white Gorilla Glue with the pink foam,...

I use the white Gorilla Glue with the pink foam, as well as the white Dollar Tree stuff.

My method? Spread it on one surface and cover completely, then scrape as much off as reasonably possible...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Abuelo
Hi Paul, Good and valid questions. To...

Hi Paul,

Good and valid questions.

To estimate your target weight, figure the wing loading and then the cubic wing loading. Multiply the wingspan by the chord. i.e. 48 * 8.25 = 396 sq inches...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Abuelo
It matters, but only slightly. These...

It matters, but only slightly.

These brushless motors do not have a negative wire per se, the ESC switches the current direction on each wire during the motor's rotation. So, hook up the three...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-20-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By Abuelo
Looks like an AT-6 Texan.

Looks like an AT-6 Texan.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,449
Posted By Abuelo
Chellie, Put a 'tail' on the formica pattern...

Chellie,

Put a 'tail' on the formica pattern at the trailing edge, quarter inch by two or three inches is enough. Start your cutting on the tail and if the pattern starts to burn, nothing is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Abuelo
Here is a photo of the board in use. The...

Here is a photo of the board in use.

The plan is clamped down with waxed paper over and a metal yardstick serving as a hard straight edge for the wing. Magnets and clamps hold everything else....
Forum: Beginners 06-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,468
Posted By Abuelo
I flew a Q-Tee years ago and its an excellent,...

I flew a Q-Tee years ago and its an excellent, simple aircraft. For electric, you may have to secure a lighter and smaller motor, ESC, and battery than what you have. Mine came in at the one pound...
Forum: Foamies 05-08-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By Abuelo
Read where folks are covering foamies with...

Read where folks are covering foamies with lightweight silk and water based polyurethane.

Silk is available in several weights from Dharma Trading Co, mail order. I have some of their lightest...
Forum: Foamies 04-07-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 488,352
Posted By Abuelo
Was able to find some time to continue building. ...

Was able to find some time to continue building. Problem is, with weather almost perfect for flying its also perfect for motorcycling. And when the road calls, I listen.

Anyway, cut out the...
Forum: Beginners 03-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Abuelo
John, using a larger ESC should not be a problem....

John, using a larger ESC should not be a problem. 30%-50% higher capacity is often suggested as there is much less chance of overloading the ESC and damaging it plus it should run cooler under its...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 11-10-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Abuelo
I'd suggest going to the Outerzone website and...

I'd suggest going to the Outerzone website and drooling over his nearly 5,000 vintage plans. Find a few you like, download, print at home, and look closer. When you pin something down, use your...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Abuelo
Will work fine, just a long wait to cure. Depron...

Will work fine, just a long wait to cure. Depron - depron will hold as the glue chemically cures rather than dries, as does Titebond, etc.

Used it last week on a balsa - depron - balsa bulkhead...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,761
Posted By Abuelo
Chellie, just my 2. I made a cardboard top...

Chellie, just my 2.

I made a cardboard top view cutout of the F-20 from the red and white photo, and balanced that to find the neutral point. Assuming the black area to the rear of the stab was...
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