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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By scigs30
Steve, sorry about that... Wing 31 inches, ...

Steve, sorry about that...
Wing 31 inches,
weight ready for flight 21oz.
Motor 400
Forum: WWI Era 03-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By scigs30
BlueSkyRc Fokker Dr.1

Here is a Fokker Dr.1 31 inches 400 motor that I built.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73370
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By scigs30
Lets see if I can get all the pictures in one post

Lets see if I can get all the pictures in one post
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By scigs30
More pictures of the build

More pictures of the build
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By scigs30
Qrome/Jtechlaser Fokker Dr.1

I have always loved the Red Fokker Dr.1 and have built a couple over the years. Jtechlaser cut the files for BlueSkyRC but has not produced this kit in couple of years. I was offered the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-28-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By scigs30
Herr Cloud Ranger Build

I was looking through my stack of kits and found this one and decided, why not. The construction was easy, 2 days to build straight forward quality kit. I built per the plans and the covering is all...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-21-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By scigs30
Here she is done and flying. Covered with...

Here she is done and flying. Covered with Domestic tissue applied with 50/50 Elmers glue and water. They I brushed on 2 coats of dope. Flying weight is at 40 grams, the Vapor motor did not have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-04-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By scigs30
Peter Rake 18" Se5

Here is a 18" Peter Rake SE5 laser cut short kit from Manzano Lazer. The kit is great and the build only took 2 days. Weigh as shown without electronics is 19 grams. The plans call for the motor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By scigs30
I have a garage full of unbuilt RC planes, Free...

I have a garage full of unbuilt RC planes, Free flight planes and Estes rockets, so simple and clean is the only way for me to go.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
No, hopefully I won't.

No, hopefully I won't.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By scigs30
Peter Rake Fokker DVII

Here is a Peter Rake Fokker DVII that was in a FSM magazine. The original did not have ailerons, but Peter drew a new wing to include the ailerons. This is a straight forward build without a lot of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
She took some weight up front, even after...

She took some weight up front, even after sheeting the nose but she flew great. Next time out I will bring my wife and get some pictures.
Forum: WWI Era 03-17-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By scigs30
I only used the interplane struts. Yes it is...

I only used the interplane struts. Yes it is lighter than the Electrifly kit and it balances perfect. It is a laser cut kit from Manzano laser.
Forum: WWI Era 03-15-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By scigs30
Peter Rake SE5

Here is a Peter Rake Se5 I built with a 36 inch wing span. I used some of the details from the Electrifly SE5 such as the landing gear, pilot and exhaust stacks. She is a grea flyer with a 400...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 03-10-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By scigs30
I built the Alien Aircraft kit, and I must say it...

I built the Alien Aircraft kit, and I must say it is a great quality kit. Goes together easy and fast. She flies great....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-27-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By scigs30
The last couple of saturdays it has been raining,...

The last couple of saturdays it has been raining, then my Appendix burst so I have been sitting in the hospital.......Yea
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
I finally received my Acetate and finished the...

I finally received my Acetate and finished the Pt-17. She was a fun straight forward build, great design Tom. I still have to install the servos but weight with servos, battery, receiver and motor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-14-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
I finished applying all the Monokote today and...

I finished applying all the Monokote today and the primer is drying on the aluminum parts.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-13-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
There is no gauge. The directions are pretty...

There is no gauge. The directions are pretty clear on the settings and the struts make the wings line up pretty good. They have equal incidence so eye balling is pretty easy to do.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-13-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
I finished the Top Wing tonight and will work on...

I finished the Top Wing tonight and will work on the rest of the covering tomorrow. I will also paint the cockpit black when I get a chance. The top and bottom of the wing are both covered in one...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-12-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
I just finished the second side and now onto the...

I just finished the second side and now onto the wings. The Monokote is pretty tight but I will still hit it with a Heat Gun later today when I buy one. For some strange reason I decided to use...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
Fuselage formers are scalloped and all parts are...

Fuselage formers are scalloped and all parts are sanded and wiped clean of dust and ready for covering. It has been years since I covered a semi round fuselage and forgot how much skill is needed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
Mike, definitely a fun easy build so get started...

Mike, definitely a fun easy build so get started and have some fun.
Finally she is close to being ready for some skin. I want to give her a final sanding before I begin applying the Monokote. So...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
I finished sanding the fuselage today, and trust...

I finished sanding the fuselage today, and trust me there is a lot of sanding. I sheeted the front end with 1/16 balsa other than that she is built per the plans. The radial engine went together...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By scigs30
The paint is dried and I was able to finish up...

The paint is dried and I was able to finish up the Taylorcraft. Once again a fun easy build and I cannot wait to take her out for the first flight. Now back to building my Pt-17.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,733
Posted By scigs30
Alien/Herr Aircraft Pt-17 Build

While the paint dries on my Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft, I decided to start on my Pt-17. I was home all day yesterday since my yard was being re done so I made a pretty good dent in my build. The...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-28-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By scigs30
Been busy at work once again, but I was able to...

Been busy at work once again, but I was able to break time away and almost finish my Taylorcraft. Everything is complete except the final coat of LustreKote on the cowling and struts. I found a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By scigs30
I am still undecided if I am going with the...

I am still undecided if I am going with the recommended set up or pick my own. Right now the covering is all done and now I just have to paint the struts and cowl and put her together. I also...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,260
Posted By scigs30
Started covering today, using Monokote Jet White...

Started covering today, using Monokote Jet White and Insignia Blue. I really like the look of Monokote so I don't mind the weight penalty vs a lighter film. I will finish covering on my next day...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By scigs30
Dave, Krylon changed its paint formula over a...

Dave, Krylon changed its paint formula over a year ago and never told their costumers. The can and nozzle changed but they never mentioned they switched from Acrylic Lacquer to Acrylic Enamel. The...
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