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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By pmullen503
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,857
Posted By pmullen503
I was starting to worry about making the August...

I was starting to worry about making the August ending date!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Some issues with the spoilerons. I build an...

Some issues with the spoilerons.

I build an outer wing panel using the same method I used for the center section. I marked out where the spoileron assembly will go and cut away the skin to match....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Making the spoilerons. This might seem a...

Making the spoilerons.

This might seem a little involved but it really doesn't take that long to do. The spoilerons should be thin and curved to have a narrow gap in the wing skin when retracted....
Forum: Company Discussions 07-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,979
Posted By pmullen503
HK has had a lot of shipping issues to the US...

HK has had a lot of shipping issues to the US lately. They are not the only company however. You should always know when the PAYPAL limit is for an order. Just because HK says it can take up to 39...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 07-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By pmullen503
I would built an airplane that's been done...

I would built an airplane that's been done before, including their choice of hardware. That way someone else has gone through the trouble to pick all the components.

LemonRx...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,529
Posted By pmullen503
Good to see the Stearman flying. It's faster...

Good to see the Stearman flying. It's faster than I thought it would be.

What's next?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks guys. Other than figuring out how to...

Thanks guys.

Other than figuring out how to do the scale spoilerons, things should start moving along more quickly.

Getting the motors mounted on the center section and measuring it's weight...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By pmullen503
This may be a little too "sport" for my tastes...

This may be a little too "sport" for my tastes but it does show how to put together a large foam multi-motor model on the cheap!

Easy-to-build B-17, B-29, P-47 and B-24...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
I got the motor mounts built from 1/8" lite ply...

I got the motor mounts built from 1/8" lite ply and started arranging the components that will go into the cowls. planning out the wiring runs to reduce the amount of wiring needed saves a surprising...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Not much to look at but a significant milestone...

Not much to look at but a significant milestone for this project. I got the parts of the center section glued together. After running all the wiring or pull strings, I placed the parts back in the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Gear doors I cut out the gear doors and...

Gear doors

I cut out the gear doors and lined the edges with 1/16 balsa. Then I started working on the door closing mechanism. Plan A was to have the wheel push against an arm and close the doors....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-18-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
I was all set to join the parts of the center...

I was all set to join the parts of the center section. I had cut the wiring access holes, run wires or pull strings and sectioned in pieces of wood instead of foam wing skin where the nacelle formers...
Forum: Beginners 06-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By pmullen503
The motor is missing a lead. It should have...

The motor is missing a lead. It should have three wires.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
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: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Dry fitting the parts. I coated the nacelles...

Dry fitting the parts.

I coated the nacelles with Styrospray 1000 (http://www.industrialpolymers.com/product-list/styrospray-product-list/styrospray/). I gave it only two coats, once everything is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-13-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks! I'm getting ready to assemble the...

Thanks!

I'm getting ready to assemble the booms/elevator/wing center section. The booms have been sanded, filled, and coated with WBPU to get them ready for Styrospray 1000. The stabilizer was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-09-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
The outer wing sections are removable for...

The outer wing sections are removable for transport and storage. A carbon arrow shaft is used for the spar. A tight fitting tube is needed and so I made my own with epoxy soaked paper tape. The first...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
I haven't decided if I'll do a P-61 or the XF-15....

I haven't decided if I'll do a P-61 or the XF-15. I keep going back and forth. If I do the P-61 it will be an "A" most likely. Only because the cowls and main gear doors are simpler.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-08-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By pmullen503
What you get with the special HK battery is the...

What you get with the special HK battery is the ability to charge with the pack in the radio. You know that that is not the best practice for any number of reasons. Best practice would be to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-07-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
That plane it so cute. You really must fly it! ...

That plane it so cute. You really must fly it! The P-61 is much bigger so it will be a pretty straight forward build. Building a P-61 the same size as the Gyro would be a challenge.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-07-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By pmullen503
I use a 3s, 1800mAH LIFE battery and remove it...

I use a 3s, 1800mAH LIFE battery and remove it from the radio to charge.

The 9XR has a special battery available with built it overcharge protection so you can charge it in the radio. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-30-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Thanks, Firewall and retract mounts. ...

Thanks,

Firewall and retract mounts.

Because the nacelle is tapered at the front, I can build the firewall, gear mount assembly without actually glueing it in yet. This made it much easier to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
More work on the wing center and nacelles. ...

More work on the wing center and nacelles.

Now that the center section is done, I cut it in half and sanded in the dihedral angles. I cut the wing in half on the band saw and rough sanded in the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-27-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,636
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: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
Wing center section construction continued. ...

Wing center section construction continued.

7. Make holes for servo wires.
8. Glue on top skin w/ white Gorilla glue taking care to keep it out of the spar box slots.
9. Use double sided tape to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-26-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
I'll make the wing center section so I can trace...

I'll make the wing center section so I can trace it for the templates to hot wire cut the wing saddles in the nacelles.

I'm using the so called "laser method'. Rib blanks are glued between two...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By pmullen503
A little more work on the nacelles. The LE of...

A little more work on the nacelles. The LE of the fin was reinforced with two layers of 1/16" balsa. The balsa LE will add a lot of dent resistance. The balsa was wet and pre-bent with heat to the...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-23-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By pmullen503
It can be set up on the TX alone but being able...

It can be set up on the TX alone but being able to run Companion9x is really great. Complex mixes can be simulated and tweeked before they are loaded into the TX.

Like voice and telemetry, once...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By pmullen503
All of the above will work, I've only one thing...

All of the above will work, I've only one thing to add. If you know (or can trace) the airfoil, cut a couple blocks of balsa or foam with the lower profile of the airfoil and place these under the...
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