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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bill G
Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire...

Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire perimeter of the ball field was piled 5 feet high with snow, from the town plow folks. They were there watching the flight also.

The model flew...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Bill G
A builder named Richard Feroldi won a Giant Scale...

A builder named Richard Feroldi won a Giant Scale best WWI biplane with the model. Those colors are what got me too. I basically copied his using an enlarged Sterling plan. The natural finished...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
Posted By Bill G
If you're going electric, a built-up Texan will...

If you're going electric, a built-up Texan will like the gear and especially battery far forward. I relocated the battery on the electric HOB Texan kit, to balance with a lighter lipo, since it was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-17-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments. Bronco I probably have...

Thanks for the comments.
Bronco I probably have about 60 hours or so in the build. One good thing about building enough of these is that they go quickly, since the methods are down pat. I can...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Bill G
Finished with an AUW of a hair under 9oz, using...

Finished with an AUW of a hair under 9oz, using one of my heavier 3s-350 lipos. I can see why people have liked this design in the past, as it comes in light without even trying. I added a good bit...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,253
Posted By Bill G
Don't do that too soon or you'll get your cold...

Don't do that too soon or you'll get your cold back. :eek: Been there done that. :Q

Sounds like my recent days. Got a bucket under the hot water expansion tank as we speak. The entire rim is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bill G
Interesting info on the Comet Quarneng. It is...

Interesting info on the Comet Quarneng. It is really something that Dan Air used these through the 70s.

Getting close with the paint work finished. The wing was painted with Top Flite silver...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
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 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bill G
That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought...

That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought a bottle of it at WalMart recently in a pinch to buy more CA until getting more BSI, thinking it was CA. Duh :D I ended up buying the little CA...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bill G
People used to like the GWS foam glue which also...

People used to like the GWS foam glue which also makes a good contact cement, but I'm not sure who sells the same thing anymore. I saved a bunch of tubes from the foam kits, in case I get back into...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Bill G
Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking...

Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking covering known and my covering of choice. Wingtips are always difficult, since you can get the wrinkles out in one direction, but it tends to form...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bill G
Flight video

Turned out to be a nice flying model. I ran out of memory before the landing, but at 11.6oz AUW it slows well.

YouTube flight video: http://youtu.be/AGqNdDvahmI
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 2,291
Posted By Bill G
Looks nice Chellie. I see you have the APC props...

Looks nice Chellie. I see you have the APC props on it, that have props available for pusher as well. I need to get a set of those for my Dornier, rather than using the cut down Cox pusher prop...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Pat. Somehow I managed to set the wings...

Thanks Pat. Somehow I managed to set the wings really straight, so I have high hopes for this one.

Finished at 11.6oz AUW with TP 3s-480, needing about 7gms of lead to set the CG. With decent...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bill G
I wanted to buy that Sterling kit from Ebay also,...

I wanted to buy that Sterling kit from Ebay also, but ended up with this one. It's a bit different being a DIII, but the Sterling models are definitely higher quality. I figured this one would be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bill G
With the tube frame construction, the front...

With the tube frame construction, the front portion of the tube has to be cut away, to allow for motor mounting area. The method used was to cut the tube and temporarily reattach it with a sleeve,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
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Views: 2,291
Posted By Bill G
Looks like a really good starting point for the...

Looks like a really good starting point for the subject Chellie. With a bit of vision, there's a lot of models that are good starting points for bashing into subjects that will probably never be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Paul and Chellie. As promised (although...

Thanks Paul and Chellie. As promised (although I've not been good about this in the past :eek: ) here's the 2nd flight video: http://youtu.be/2wwF-hfTbtY
http://youtu.be/2wwF-hfTbtY
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By Bill G
Thanks, I kinda took a detour in life to take...

Thanks, I kinda took a detour in life to take care of some important things.

BTW I'm working just a few houses away from the top of Commercial road on Beechwood blvd on a renovation. One of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By Bill G
Well it's about time I got back on this project! ...

Well it's about time I got back on this project! Setting struts and wing panels on a biplane is a good excuse to put things off, but not for months. I think this project may finally get finished,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,128
Posted By Bill G
Nice subject for depron and also one of the best...

Nice subject for depron and also one of the best looking modern era jets.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 08-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bill G
Proving once again why Spektrum was smart in...

Proving once again why Spektrum was smart in being first and biggest to mass market in micro gear/receivers/arf/rtf, setting the standards. I can't understand why all of them were as slow as they...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-18-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Bill G
I like the unique schemes like the Canadian one. ...

I like the unique schemes like the Canadian one. The silver/red combo looks good. I got talked into the box scheme, partly due to the highly detailed decal set. The chrome or aluminum is a bit...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-16-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By Bill G
This was one of the first kits I built. The...

This was one of the first kits I built. The parts fit was good, and probably was one of the better kits where the laser cutting thickness was properly taken into account, not under or over sizing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,518
Posted By Bill G
Same thoughts on the Dubro slotter. It quickly...

Same thoughts on the Dubro slotter. It quickly became a useless, dust collecting tool. Even when the frame is aligned perfectly to the header face, there is some slop and error, as well as blocking...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,585
Posted By Bill G
Nice job and subject Tom. Always good to see...

Nice job and subject Tom. Always good to see builds from hand cut parts.

When I set them on the plans to make sure I got them all cut out guess what??…………. yup………Missed one. :mad:
For my...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-17-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,565
Posted By Bill G
That was my findings. It really is a nice flyer....

That was my findings. It really is a nice flyer. Just tricky to launch, as you have to remember the exact throttle setting and launch angle. Too much power and it pushes down in the dirt. Too...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-13-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By Bill G
I think he is referring to the location of the...

I think he is referring to the location of the control horn on the control surface, relative to the hingeline. Offsetting the horn will decrease the sensitivity in one direction, but will increase...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Bill G
If you do much building in the park size model...

If you do much building in the park size model range, you will probably want an assortment of music wire including the approximate sizes:
.015"
.020
.025
.032
.047
.060
.070
.080
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-30-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 35,865
Posted By Bill G
Interesting. I remember the guy's ultralight...

Interesting. I remember the guy's ultralight heli, but not the Airtruk. Same character that did the Yahoo commercials, where he bought sandbags to protect his trailer from a meteor shower. :Q
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