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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Off for the holidays with all the family meeting...

Off for the holidays with all the family meeting up in Puerto Morales in Mexico. Will be back after the first of the year to finish up the Cloud Kitten.

Everyone, have a great and safe holiday.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
The lacquer has a smell, a sweet chemical type...

The lacquer has a smell, a sweet chemical type probably mostly from the acetone. Nitrate dope smells much the same, and neither is as strong as the smell of lacquer thinner. Don't think I would use...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Its "Deft" on the can, full label says "Clear...

Its "Deft" on the can, full label says "Clear Wood Finish" and "Satin Brushing Lacquer." Always pronounced it with the "L" sound, like Vermeer's home town, so I spelled it like I say it instead of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Have the Kitten ready for final smooth sanding...

Have the Kitten ready for final smooth sanding and covering.

Went with 3.5 dihedral, 1 1/2" per panel, and it appears appropriate for the design. Seven degrees just seemed too much. I added...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-05-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Continuing progress

Finished assembling the fuselage and glued in the stab and fin and figured out how to incorporate a working tail wheel. Photos show how it all came together, the nose has a small semi-permanent...
Forum: Beginners 12-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Abuelo
Do you have a gear drive unit on the motor? That...

Do you have a gear drive unit on the motor? That would account for the word "ratio" as in the ratio between the motor rpm and the propeller rpm.

Something like 1:2.3 or 1:5?
Forum: Beginners 12-03-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Abuelo
If you are still interested in an aileron only...

If you are still interested in an aileron only control system, check out these plans from Outerzone. Will give you an idea on how others have done it. Note that these are designs from many years...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-24-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Got back to building today, and the fuselage is...

Got back to building today, and the fuselage is ready for assembly.

The main formers are in place, square with the sides and the doublers are all in and trimmed. I went with 1/16" sheet for the...
Forum: ParkFlyers 11-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Abuelo
Tom, try repairing with the white gorilla glue...

Tom, try repairing with the white gorilla glue with some tape over the outside joints to keep the glue from expanding outside the fuse.

From the photos it appears the plane has a weak design. ...
Forum: Humor 11-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By Abuelo
30 Miles.

30 Miles.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Abuelo
Thumbs up Very fine work. Thanks for sharing.

Very fine work. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-15-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Abuelo
While on shipboard you can't do anything about...

While on shipboard you can't do anything about the wood quality, once ashore look for what we used to call "A" grade balsa. This the stuff with the grain running lengthwise and vertical through the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-13-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Deg, something like this? Barely showing is...

Deg, something like this?

Barely showing is a 1/32" strip down both the rear of the fin and the front of the rudder, with cutouts for the pin hinges. This probably is extra effort for a trainer...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-12-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Back to the build

Was able to get to the building today, and here is the progress so far.

I traced the fuselage side onto a 6" x 36" sheet of 3/32", cut it out, and traced a mirror image on the other side of the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-05-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Photo too large, trying a smaller version.

Photo too large, trying a smaller version.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-05-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Had the plans printed, sorted my collection of...

Had the plans printed, sorted my collection of balsa, and purchased the wood I would need. Got as far as cutting out the ply pieces (photo attached).

I'm fortunate in having access to 1/8" Baltic...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-31-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Joe, you're aware these are two different...

Joe, you're aware these are two different Buttercups with the same name? Hogal's version is the Fred Reese's design.

Could be scaled up by 1.78 to a 48" wingspan and a 36" fuselage length.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-31-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Yes I do, and yes I would. Bill

Yes I do, and yes I would.

Bill
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,037
Posted By Abuelo
Joe, this will be great. I thoroughly enjoy...

Joe, this will be great.

I thoroughly enjoy following build threads and have subscribed. Will most likely build along with you. This is one of the better designs from one of the better...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Abuelo
Might add that with the Spectrum 6i transmitter...

Might add that with the Spectrum 6i transmitter you need to activate the throttle cutoff for this to work. For each of model, go to the setup menu, item 5 and change the setting from INH to ACT.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Abuelo
How did she fly?

How did she fly?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-29-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,043
Posted By Abuelo
Chellie, Put a 'tail' on the formica pattern...

Chellie,

Put a 'tail' on the formica pattern at the trailing edge, quarter inch by two or three inches is enough. Start your cutting on the tail and if the pattern starts to burn, nothing is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Abuelo
Made the mod last night, photos attached. No...

Made the mod last night, photos attached.

No issues, 15 minutes, and exactly as the video spelled out. The blade toggle switch came from Radio Shack, #275 0634 and under $4, and matches the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By Abuelo
Sounds good, Mech. Will give this some thought.

Sounds good, Mech. Will give this some thought.
Forum: Beginners 09-27-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Abuelo
I thought I was the only one. ;-)

I thought I was the only one. ;-)
Forum: Beginners 09-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Abuelo
Opus, if you can't secure the plan sheet you...

Opus, if you can't secure the plan sheet you need, you might try Outerzone. Steve there is a plan source and he has three different DH Beaver plans, all for different wingspans, for downloading. ...
Forum: Balsa Kits For Sale and WTB 09-24-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Abuelo
Joe, the RCM plan is available from Outerzone,...

Joe, the RCM plan is available from Outerzone, free from there plus the cost to print.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_files_05/5958/Strikemaster.pdf

Looks simple enough to scratch build. The...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Abuelo
Lookin' good.

Lookin' good.
Forum: WWI Era 09-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,531
Posted By Abuelo
Marcelo, Every sport and activity seems to...

Marcelo,

Every sport and activity seems to have its own vocabulary and the use of initials for what is perceived as common knowledge. Easy to forget that newcomers aren't familiar with the terms....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By Abuelo
Here is a photo of the board in use. The...

Here is a photo of the board in use.

The plan is clamped down with waxed paper over and a metal yardstick serving as a hard straight edge for the wing. Magnets and clamps hold everything else....
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