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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Looks great, should fly well.

Looks great, should fly well.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Looks great, so it's worth the effort.

Looks great, so it's worth the effort.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 278
Posted By pmullen503
A bandsaw certainly is very useful. I had one...

A bandsaw certainly is very useful. I had one for many years before I got a scroll saw. I have a newer 12" welded steel frame bandsaw from Sears that is surprisingly good and a huge Laguna Tools...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 278
Posted By pmullen503
You be happier with a "real" scroll saw in the...

You be happier with a "real" scroll saw in the long run. The throat is small and the types of blades it can take are limited.

A good saw is a pleasure to use. Sometimes you can find used ones...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Looks good. Great idea with the JST strip for...

Looks good. Great idea with the JST strip for strut reinforcement.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By pmullen503
A link to the plan would be helpful.

A link to the plan would be helpful.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,123
Posted By pmullen503
RCG does have a better interface for viewing and...

RCG does have a better interface for viewing and posting photos and files. WF could use a software update.

I still place copies of my build logs on both.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
More nose cone work. The glass nose cone was...

More nose cone work.

The glass nose cone was trimmed to the reference line with a cut-off wheel on a Dremel tool. The nose is thin and flexible at this point. In order to trace and finish sand the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
The combination of vacuum formed parts and...

The combination of vacuum formed parts and sheeted surfaces look pretty good! Better than I would have thought.

I saw a Sterling kit of the DV of similar size at a swap meet over the weekend and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
HA! The bug was a dessicated centipede that...

HA! The bug was a dessicated centipede that probably fell out of my glass scrap box. I didn't notice him myself until I cleaned up that surface (a UHMW polyethylene slab that was once a cutting...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
Nice spinner!

Nice spinner!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
Making the nose cone. The nose will be...

Making the nose cone.

The nose will be fiberglass. It's long and deep enough that I probably should have done a two part mold but I'm going to use a deep one part mold instead. The nose cone will...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 09-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By pmullen503
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Foamies 09-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By pmullen503
I'd like to see that. What did you use for a...

I'd like to see that. What did you use for a heat source?
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By pmullen503
I'd like to see a photo of that! I use my...

I'd like to see a photo of that! I use my household oven to heat the plastic.
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By pmullen503
I can tell you that you can take dents out of...

I can tell you that you can take dents out of finished planes using a damp rag and a covering iron to heat the dents. The foam underneath expands back to it's original shape. That's with only 3...
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By pmullen503
It depends what's underneath. It works fine over...

It depends what's underneath. It works fine over a wood plug. It would probably work over a foam plug (with enough coats.) But I haven't tried that.

If what you make the plug out of can take the...
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By pmullen503
I've use Styrospray for a couple years and like...

I've use Styrospray for a couple years and like it. I never thought of adding microballoons! You have to be careful not to get it too thick. The nice thing about Styrospray is that the brush marks...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-03-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
I should be good. The motors are Turnigy 3536...

I should be good. The motors are Turnigy 3536 1000 KV. With very conservative 11x6 props, I'll be at around 600w. and 100 oz. of static thrust total. The goal is 75 oz so even if it comes in at a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,123
Posted By pmullen503
There are some really good ARF's out there and...

There are some really good ARF's out there and reasonably priced too! I still build everything I fly but I've been tempted to just buy and fly...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,704
Posted By pmullen503
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
Working on the center fuselage. The fuselage...

Working on the center fuselage.

The fuselage from which the molds will be pulled has been Styrosprayed. I'll sand it smooth and maybe give it another coat if it needs it and then make the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Much better than the X wing on the plans. What...

Much better than the X wing on the plans. What were they thinking?
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 09-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pmullen503
Himax and hobby king sell two motor contra...

Himax and hobby king sell two motor contra rotating set ups of various sizes.

There are some pictures I took of the real plane here:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1574254

I'll...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Nice. Where is the battery hatch going to go?

Nice. Where is the battery hatch going to go?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
Getting ready to join the shells for the fuselage...

Getting ready to join the shells for the fuselage that will end up in the model.

I need structure to support the nose gear and a place to put the battery(s). Since I don't know exactly where the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By pmullen503
Subbed! Are you going to sheet the fuselage?

Subbed!

Are you going to sheet the fuselage?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
The mold fuselage is just about ready to...

The mold fuselage is just about ready to Styrospray. I checked my layout and jig for the hotwire cut for the wing and the test cut was good. I wanted to leave the right amount of fuselage above the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By pmullen503
Working on the fuse I'll use for molds. I've been...

Working on the fuse I'll use for molds. I've been trying to cold form the recesses for the belly cannon. I used a cigar tube to make depressions in the foam. It's working reasonably well. If I have...
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