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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
I agree, Flywheel. Since CG is critical to flight...

I agree, Flywheel. Since CG is critical to flight performance, I would expect any and all RTF or BNF planes to be dead on CG out of the box. If not = scratch that manufacturer/supplier off your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-08-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
Lighten the tail? Is there a servo(s) back there?...

Lighten the tail? Is there a servo(s) back there? If so get featherweight servos or move them far forward and use carbon pushrods.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,587
Posted By carpetbagger
RE: student labor - from 1970 to 1985 I owned and...

RE: student labor - from 1970 to 1985 I owned and operated a large hobby/craft shop (4,000 sq ft store). Students and housewives staffed the craft side, and students were the bulk on the staff on the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By carpetbagger
WEST epoxy sticks to carbon just fine. Kind of...

WEST epoxy sticks to carbon just fine. Kind of slow curing Re hobby style epoxies, but it sticks. As Chellie mentioned, sand the parts. And lose any 5 minute epoxy you have - useless stuff . . .
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-03-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By carpetbagger
no special smelly additives needed - heat works....

no special smelly additives needed - heat works. 200 deg F is the magic number. Boat builders use a steam box and steam the strips X number of minutes per inch thickness (I forgot the minutes number)...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By carpetbagger
low voltage alarms . . .

Hitec sells one, and so does Heads Up RC. The HURC alarm has a cool LED display of ALL cell voltage and a scrolling menu on cell #1, #2, #3 depending on the number of cells. The alarm is quite loud...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By carpetbagger
No problem - see my post #7. Heads Up RC has 5mm...

No problem - see my post #7. Heads Up RC has 5mm folder hubs with aluminum spinners. Also folder blades in various sizes. Heads Up ships cheap ($2) and fast.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By carpetbagger
here ya go . ....

here ya go . . .http://www.headsuphobby.com/Folding-Props_c86.htm
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-24-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 591
Posted By carpetbagger
Tissue looks fine. I like Esaki best, domestic is...

Tissue looks fine. I like Esaki best, domestic is okay for sheeted surfaces, and I also like silkspan. Very light. Silk is ultra cool if you can afford it, costs more than Moneycoate.
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 591
Posted By carpetbagger
Indeed, gramps2161, CA is rarely used in my shop...

Indeed, gramps2161, CA is rarely used in my shop save for quick tack and split part repair. Lack of sandability and it is heavy. I switched to Titebond Original - sands a touch easier than Titebond...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 591
Posted By carpetbagger
I drop my drafting table flat and use 1" blue...

I drop my drafting table flat and use 1" blue foam for pin sticky. I also build on blue foam on top of a hollow core door = big and flat! To keep glue off plans and foam I use parchment paper...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-21-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,060
Posted By carpetbagger
I missed 35mhz during my long vacation from R/C...

I missed 35mhz during my long vacation from R/C toys, but back in the day we had 72mhz, and 27mhz. Also 53mhz for ham radio operators. Yes, 27mhz consisted of 5 frequencies spaced among CB radio...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By carpetbagger
Or Chloro-Tri-Ethylene (sp?) stuff that will...

Or Chloro-Tri-Ethylene (sp?) stuff that will actually dissolve cured epoxy. Super nasty stuff. Had a quart in my garage stores and a visiting chemical engineer friend saw it and almost passed out...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-20-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,060
Posted By carpetbagger
Does the 2.4 Rx power problem occur when running...

Does the 2.4 Rx power problem occur when running analog servos? I know digital servos suck up a lot of juice but so far I haven't noticed a problem running a 4 cell nicad Rx/Servo pack with my 2.4...
Forum: ParkFlyers 03-19-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,060
Posted By carpetbagger
I have a Futaba 4YF non-program rig. I also have...

I have a Futaba 4YF non-program rig. I also have a Radiolink (cheap) 4 channel I got because the Rx is $13 and I intend to run that in radio assist free flight, like a rudder to head it back home and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-19-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By carpetbagger
I would be suspicious of the epoxy and also...

I would be suspicious of the epoxy and also whatever you use to mix it, as in cup or sticks may be introducing a contaminant. The 5 min I have, and rarely use, has to mixed and where it is supposed...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By carpetbagger
Lots of planes on the back burner, or as I prefer...

Lots of planes on the back burner, or as I prefer "under construction". I jumop around the backlog depending on my mood - glider today? Nah, go with little planes. Of course I mentioned relocating to...
Forum: Foamies 03-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,257
Posted By carpetbagger
Legs on the PVC bow look long. I have mine cut to...

Legs on the PVC bow look long. I have mine cut to about 10", figured I'd need to clear the block of foam with a chunk of 2x6 pine flat on top to keep it from wiggling around.

Okay, you got it, go...
Forum: Foamies 03-07-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,257
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes. My new bow is built out of 1" PVC tube, end...

Yes. My new bow is built out of 1" PVC tube, end drilled for a 1/4" eyebolt. One end has a washer & wingnut, the other washer, coil compression spring, washer, wingnut. My theory is the loaded spring...
Forum: Foamies 03-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,257
Posted By carpetbagger
I have Nichrome wire .015 from Sig and Iconel...

I have Nichrome wire .015 from Sig and Iconel wire .032 from Aircraft Spruce. The Iconel wire has very little if any sag. Sag on either wire is reduced by tension via springs so when the wire...
Forum: Foamies 03-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,257
Posted By carpetbagger
PVC works for bow ...

My PVC bow set up has two cross pieces about 3" apart and about 8" legs to the wire. PVC = 1" size. Legs are drilled and have a 1/4" eye bolt to hang the wire off, then I crank the tension in via the...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 03-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By carpetbagger
Very neat! Great find, Chellie.

Very neat! Great find, Chellie.
Forum: Beginners 02-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
Yeah, all true, but I like playing with FG &...

Yeah, all true, but I like playing with FG & resin. I use 1 1/2 oz cloth, WEST resin, and peel ply to do center of wing beef up. Squeegeeing peelo ply over the wet cloth results in a very smooth job...
Forum: Beginners 02-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
I carve a balsa plug and mount it on a stick,...

I carve a balsa plug and mount it on a stick, clamp it upright in a bench vise, then inflate a balloon and press it over the waxed plug while letting the air bleed off. Wax again, and drape a few...
Forum: Beginners 02-28-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By carpetbagger
In the works - MG 049 (outerzone plan) 69" span...

In the works - MG 049 (outerzone plan) 69" span which the designer flew on a Cox .049 Black Widow at AUW of 1 kg. Cox BW = 60 watts. Model is framed up and it appears it will be much lighter than 1...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 02-21-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 504
Posted By carpetbagger
Who? What? My parents didn't buy a TV until my...

Who? What? My parents didn't buy a TV until my senior year in high school, and then I signed on for night college classes, and when I transferred to a regular college there was one TV for the whole...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By carpetbagger
rcers - yes, I hear digital servos suck up the...

rcers - yes, I hear digital servos suck up the juice, mine are analog.

Overheating might be a problem with mega-amp setups and big motors, but all my stuff is small. 180, 250, and 300. The 300 got...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By carpetbagger
I doubt you can run a Tx nicad flat in a day of...

I doubt you can run a Tx nicad flat in a day of flying. Back in the good ol' days (`70s & `80s) Tx batts weren't a problem, even Rx 500 mah packs would good to for a few hours. My new getting back...
Forum: Beginners 02-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By carpetbagger
Yes, I balance props. I use a magnetic (axle)...

Yes, I balance props. I use a magnetic (axle) balancer I got from Heads Up RC. Nifty gadget. It will balance ducted fans as well. Some folks balance spinners and even the rotor part of the electric...
Forum: Beginners 02-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By carpetbagger
I won't see hot weather soon - here in the sunny...

I won't see hot weather soon - here in the sunny south (Coastal North Carolina) it is snowing - 7" (17.7 cm) down so far.

Aeroflyte - check out hip pocket builders forum....
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