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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By Bald Paul
John, welcome to electric flight! I'm a...

John, welcome to electric flight!

I'm a glow convert as well. I no longer miss the smell of fuel - or the noise, or the cleanup.....

I've had some experience in converting glow kits to...
Forum: Company Discussions 05-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bald Paul
Just bumping this, I guess. I had ordered a...

Just bumping this, I guess.

I had ordered a kit from another supplier (who shall remain nameless) and ordered the motor, battery, and ESC from HURC at the same time.

A few days later, my...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Bald Paul
I saw somewhere that a guy had taken a 2.4ghz...

I saw somewhere that a guy had taken a 2.4ghz radio designed for RC cars, with a trigger throttle, and converted it to a CL handle.

EDIT: found it! This month's Model Aviation magazine. They have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Bald Paul
Just wouldn't be the same. :D It's not as much...

Just wouldn't be the same. :D It's not as much fun as getting dizzy in the middle of the circle!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Bald Paul
Electric C/L flight?

Does anyone here fly electric control line? I saw a few guys flying at Joe Nall this year, and it brought back some memories. The biggest difference was, of course, the electric power.

The ESC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-23-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Done! Not the sleekest looking plane, but easy to...

Done! Not the sleekest looking plane, but easy to build! Now, it's just a matter of having the short kit laser cut, and getting all the electronics and hardware needed to complete.

Oh, and saving...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-23-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Even better! I found a huge database of DWG...

Even better! I found a huge database of DWG airfoils online - FREE. I can just find the one I want, import it, and then I can scale it to the necessary size. Just add LE, TE, spars, etc, and it's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
All fuselage components, including horizontal and...

All fuselage components, including horizontal and vertical stabilizer, elevator, and rudder, have been designed and are basically ready for laser cutting.

Now comes the dreaded wing. :(

Rather...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 05-22-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Bald Paul
My last plane was a Sig MidStar 40 converted to...

My last plane was a Sig MidStar 40 converted to electric, with motor nacelles on the wing. I did use counter-rotating props.

Those spinners are going to cost you. ::o

Sorry to hear about your...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-20-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Nigel, it's taken me a long time just to get to...

Nigel, it's taken me a long time just to get to where I am now with CAD. I will admit, I had several aborted attempts at teaching myself. It is, indeed, a very steep learning curve. In fact, I was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Progress made. All fuselage parts have been...

Progress made. All fuselage parts have been designed. I thought it might be prudent to build a 3D model out of cheap Dollar Store foamboard, just to help find any glaring errors I may have made.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-16-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Thank you! CAD has always intrigued me. I guess...

Thank you! CAD has always intrigued me. I guess in a way I'm designing the plane in CAD as a good excuse to force myself to learn to use the program.

In the past I have scratch built. (I admit,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-15-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
I've been slowly teaching myself the needed CAD...

I've been slowly teaching myself the needed CAD skills to get some plans started. Using the three view drawings of the Avian, I came up with a basic plan: fuselage length, wingspan, wing area, etc. I...
Forum: 2015 SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE 05-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Bald Paul
Joe Nall 2015 - first Saturday

Took the short ride to Triple Tree Aerodrome this morning to check out the first Saturday of Joe Nall Week. The flight lines weren't crowded, but a lot of vendors hadn't arrived yet. I may have to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,727
Posted By Bald Paul
I miss the field across the street from the old...

I miss the field across the street from the old homestead. Big enough to fly my FliteTest F22 in!

To get back on topic: I don't know if I've been lucky, but I've been a member of a few AMA clubs...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Bald Paul
For me, it's challenge and accomplishment. I...

For me, it's challenge and accomplishment.

I grew up building C/L kits (Flite Streak, Nobler, etc) and progressed to R/C. I still enjoy the challenge of properly building a straight, true airframe...
Forum: South Carolina 05-03-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Bald Paul
Going to have to look into the PBR-RC...

Going to have to look into the PBR-RC Aeromodelers. Club field is only about 6 miles from home - can't beat that!

Oh, and I'm sneaking down to Joe Nall sometime this month, just as a spectator. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bald Paul
Just started reading this build thread today. I...

Just started reading this build thread today. I got to post #35 and said to myself, "Wow, what a beautiful job!". Then I read post #36 and lost my appetite for breakfast.

As others have said, you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul
Interesting mod. I checked the manual online, and...

Interesting mod. I checked the manual online, and it mentioned flaperons, but I like the flaps idea better. Bombs, rockets, and guns - that plane is going to be serious!



You're going to love...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-02-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul
Joe, I'm terrible at build threads. I tried to do...

Joe, I'm terrible at build threads. I tried to do one once, when I built up a Demi Duster from plans, but I kept moving ahead with the build and forgetting to document what I was doing. It came out...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-01-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul
The kit, motor, ESC, battery, and servos have...

The kit, motor, ESC, battery, and servos have been ordered, as well as a few of the odds and ends (you know, things like props) I could think of. Going to have to take a trip to Easley soon to find...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-29-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul
BirdDog, we are of the same mindset about power....

BirdDog, we are of the same mindset about power. I tend to overpower all my planes. I think it's better to have the power, and not need it, rather than to need the power, and not have it.

Mark,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-29-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Bald Paul
Mountain Models Tyro 150

Well, here I am, all moved into the new home (well, 95% moved in, anyway). I had to sell my planes before the move, as I didn't think they would have made it with the gorilla movers.

Now, I'm...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-22-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Bald Paul
Should have put this up sooner: ...

Should have put this up sooner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7Wsuvu7B0

My version of a MidStar 40 conversion to electric. (Twins)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
You got me thinking. I will freely admit that I...

You got me thinking. I will freely admit that I am a novice CAD user. My biggest difficulty in the past has been designing (or copying) wing ribs. I had been considering purchasing the Profili...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
Bill, thank you for the info. Good and useful...

Bill, thank you for the info. Good and useful stuff.

I usually go with Heads Up RC for my motors, batteries, and ESC, and have already done some preliminary research. Looking at the Emax...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By Bald Paul
My first "real" scratch build

After building several available kits, doing a bit of "kit bashing" (Sig MidStar 40 conversion to twin electric power), and building from published plans (redrawn in CAD and laser cut for accuracy),...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Bald Paul
Yes, I agree with you on that point. But, the...

Yes, I agree with you on that point. But, the plot thickens!

The plans showed up today. Three sheets, not the two as advertised. The third sheet has all the formers, ribs, etc detailed. And, as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Bald Paul
Hmmm, a bit of dissapointment here. I always try...

Hmmm, a bit of dissapointment here. I always try to order the back issue of the magazine that features the build article that goes along with the plans.

Plans have not arrived yet, but the back...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By Bald Paul
I'm not an expert by any stretch (sorry for the...

I'm not an expert by any stretch (sorry for the pun) but have had very good results with UltraCote.
It looks like you may be using too much heat when tacking it down. I use a hobby iron and one of...
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