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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Xmech and Bronco There won't be...

Thanks Xmech and Bronco


There won't be any molded parts, but there will be a good bit of formed plastic sheet for the exhaust ducting. The ducting is one of the things I want to clean up a bit,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Bill G
To give you some optimism, my roughly 22" span...

To give you some optimism, my roughly 22" span ME262 and A10 flew really well, with anemic remotored GWS EDF30 fans, back when they were the only ones available. Changing hubs for the 12mm Feigao...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Bill G
$100 Scratch Been There Done That DH106 Comet Scratch Build

This will be a second build of the Dehavilland DH106 Comet at 33" park hand toss size for a single EDF55 fan, since I've never gotten around to flying my larger one. A Don's Wicked EDF55 setup will...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Bill G
They need to fix whatever killed the captions...

They need to fix whatever killed the captions off. I have entire thread where everything is in the captions.
Nice looking foam work. I just started on another Dehavilland Comet project, and I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Bill G
Might think about it, with the weather as of...

Might think about it, with the weather as of late. May even think of going to the UK and having Quorneng fly it. Still better weather than here. :eek:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-23-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Bill G
I'm blaming you for this one Quorneng. :Q ...

I'm blaming you for this one Quorneng. :Q
Since I've never gotten around to finding an adequate field for my larger version, I just printed out 30 sheets for a smaller, 33" span, hand launchable...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Bill G
You may very well get this one to fly like a real...

You may very well get this one to fly like a real airplane way off the ground/water, rather than WIG effect flight. There's a lot of body there. Nice subject too. The Russian seaplanes are quite...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-21-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Bill G
I think most everyone is aware of water based vs...

I think most everyone is aware of water based vs CA glues, in terms of weight evaporation. I use much less CA now, so it's a non-issue to me. CA is faster than other glues, for people who enjoy...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-20-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Bill G
Yep you can't beat keel-and-former construction...

Yep you can't beat keel-and-former construction for being simple and straightforward. If you're like me, then you consider how much glue a different technique may use also. :eek: It took me a while...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bill G
Finished with an AUW of 12.2oz and no ballast...

Finished with an AUW of 12.2oz and no ballast using a TP 3s-480 lipo. One thing I've found is that a model this size will get almost the same flight time with a lipo this size, versus using a lipo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-19-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 924
Posted By Bill G
Good to see you got it back. My Aerovan which is...

Good to see you got it back. My Aerovan which is similar flew nose heavy, although trimmed out just fine. I did get the feeling that the CG range was pretty small however, since percentage wise it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-19-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bill G
Mounting the battery/gear forward on the...

Mounting the battery/gear forward on the Peashooter not only eliminated the need for any ballast with a small lipo, but I actually needed a pilot to move the CG back a few mm. Since I already flew...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Bill G
Your experience reminds me of going away last...

Your experience reminds me of going away last week, and boxing everything I needed to finish a model while there. First, you have to think of little things like a few pieces of scrap balsa, even...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Bill G
It's good to move gear in order to avoid ballast,...

It's good to move gear in order to avoid ballast, but I wouldn't worry about adding weight, especially with a subject like yours that should tolerate some. Like many modelers, I used to cringe at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bill G
I was away in Florida repairing floors and...

I was away in Florida repairing floors and installing Pergo and other flooring in a friend's 1970's mobile home on a lakefront community for the past 9 days or so. Back to this project, although I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-04-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 924
Posted By Bill G
Nice subject and also a good one for Depron foam....

Nice subject and also a good one for Depron foam. I thought a good bit about building one of those when I started the Aerovan project. Was almost a coin toss between the two subjects. The Aerovan...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Bill G
The Comet ducting certainly wasn't as ideal as...

The Comet ducting certainly wasn't as ideal as something like the XB70. I probably lost something like 60% or more thrust, although 22-23oz still should fly the plane on paper. Done again it would...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Pat. Covered the fuse with Coverite...

Thanks Pat.

Covered the fuse with Coverite Microlite, which was about twice as easy as using something like Ekonokote. This model will be finished in the brown/yellow box scheme. Still have the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-01-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Bill G
You could always run an internal fan. The...

You could always run an internal fan. The ducting is inefficient, but the fan is much more powerful. On the Comet I have around 22-23 oz of thrust, which on paper should fly the roughly 50"...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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 10-29-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,241
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
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, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
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...
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