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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,789
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: 714
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: 1,742
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: 1,742
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: 23
Views: 1,213
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: 2,486
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: 7,257
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: 837
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: 1,020
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: 213
Views: 25,892
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
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-13-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Bill G
I've never got any takers on this one, but I've...

I've never got any takers on this one, but I've used this method for my past 15 builds or so. I locate the wood under the plan and score the lines with a dull exacto blade. It doesn't cut through...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Bill G
Dubro sells several types of what they call...

Dubro sells several types of what they call "strip aileron" linkage parts. For whatever reason, the link below takes you 1 page further than what I copied it for. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-17-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bill G
That's a good thing. He made my Guillows Stuka...

That's a good thing. He made my Guillows Stuka scratchbuild happen some years ago also, with a vintage Guillows kit. It had all the plastic parts that I needed, such as the canopy, which I would...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 28,944
Posted By Bill G
I saw your name at outerzone.uk. Good to see you...

I saw your name at outerzone.uk. Good to see you working on these old plans. The Stahl Fairchild 24 would be a great small electric. I was just looking at that plan today. It's similar to what I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,378
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Joe The wing construction is...

Thanks Joe

The wing construction is currently underway. It's always interesting to attempt to pre-cut an entire wing kit of parts for a modified design, and see if you can get every single notch...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-06-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 28,944
Posted By Bill G
I've had a number of issues with off-scaling in...

I've had a number of issues with off-scaling in one direction. Definitely something to check for at the print shop, given the number of issues I've had here at home. There are so many settings and...
Forum: Power Systems 07-18-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Bill G
No substitute for good ol' trial and error with...

No substitute for good ol' trial and error with weights. It is amazing how out of balance some spinners are, especially being the expensive ones that one would think are balanced. I've spent hours...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Bill G
I wish there were more lightweight pilots in the...

I wish there were more lightweight pilots in the small scales. Not much out there. Have you looked at the Dare pilots? I need to place an order, as they are light an inexpensive. I was lucky...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
Those have proven to be good motors. Lancer you...

Those have proven to be good motors. Lancer you may be able to find them under different names in the states also. I believe this is an HXT 10gm:...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By Bill G
Nice job on the tissue work, and a really good...

Nice job on the tissue work, and a really good subject for it also, as you can just leave it white and end up with a really light plane. Always like the Mr. Mulligan, and have looked at this kit...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-05-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
Yeah that brushless brick is a bit wider than the...

Yeah that brushless brick is a bit wider than the brushed one. Uses every last 1/1000" of the fuse width of my Guillows Stuka. Nice setup though for rud/elev, as it's almost all there for you. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
Thought we might hear from you here. I...

Thought we might hear from you here. I recognized that was your video when I saw it. Good to hear they fly well. Seems like a real floater in your video and appears to fly well. I have some low...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-29-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
I was just looking at the Lancer at the LHS...

I was just looking at the Lancer at the LHS yesterday. I have no gliders, so I may have to try one as a powered glider, with micro gear. Seems like a good entry, versus going with something much...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
The tissue covering is not easy. I use Coverite...

The tissue covering is not easy. I use Coverite Microlite, which is not much heavier than tissue, but really easy to shrink wrinkle free. Good covering for planes that you want to keep really...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-18-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
Small world. I had a bunch of friends from...

Small world. I had a bunch of friends from Swissvale. We used to hang out at the "slags". Also a great place for starting large tire fires when we were growing up, lol. You would probably know a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
If you drilled a hole right through the Sq. Hill...

If you drilled a hole right through the Sq. Hill tunnel ceiling :Q about in the center, you would hit the basement where I grew up for 22 years. I help out a friend in Sq. Hill that is a contractor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-17-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bill G
Where about in Pittsburgh are you? I'm there...

Where about in Pittsburgh are you? I'm there often.
BTW, I used to scan expensive Polaroid instant photos :eek: for years before I finally got around to getting a camera then then figuring out how...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-14-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Bill G
You couldn't have picked a better time, as I...

You couldn't have picked a better time, as I remember paying $60 for the first 2.5gm receivers I bought, and over $20 for 2.5gm servos. The whole plane can be equipped for $60 today. There's too...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,594
Posted By Bill G
Good to hear it's flying Maxx. I was just...

Good to hear it's flying Maxx. I was just thinking about this build when logged on.

You motivated me with your build to get back on mine, and I guess I have no excuse to not fly it now. With the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-14-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By Bill G
Hey Steve you know there's a plan seller on ebay,...

Hey Steve you know there's a plan seller on ebay, who sells plans for a semi-scale Seabee that is not even close to correct scale. He shows my Seabee on his ad, telling folks that they will get my...
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