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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-25-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By paulatgis
popsicle sticks good idea. peal back and...

popsicle sticks good idea.

peal back and remove covering.
glue popsicle sticks as shown in red.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By paulatgis
flight

video and pictures of flight. flies nice. hoping to fly it again tomorrow. big fat wings made the landing very slow and easy. did bounce though, i need to get it even lower before killing motor....
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 02-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By paulatgis
still have this?

still have this?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-24-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By paulatgis
wing has an 11 inch chord. planning on making...

wing has an 11 inch chord. planning on making strip ailerons tapered. 6 inch aileron width at fuse tapering to 4 or 3 inches at wing tip
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-24-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By paulatgis
making progress. i cut the fuse to take the wing...

making progress. i cut the fuse to take the wing then put it back in the wing puzzle wise. shooting for zero incidence. i might have achieved it. hoping not to have negative incidence. looking...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-18-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By paulatgis
half inch from lowes.

half inch from lowes.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-17-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By paulatgis
red racer build

going to put all my notes into one thread. This is a red racer build. i saw this plane here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997818 a while back and built a few like it. the first a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By paulatgis
ive been flying this lately. im going to see how...

ive been flying this lately. im going to see how it handles more power and speed. check for flutter and vibrations before i put i a bigger motor. i need to get more speed to cure the slow rolls.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
correct. thats the combination im looking for....

correct. thats the combination im looking for. ive got a big motor and want to swing a big prop without all that speed. ill enlarge the ailerons accordingly. im going to try to put a 17x10 prop on a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
think about it. moores law also applies to...

think about it. moores law also applies to drones and fpv. a swarm of bees (fpvs). canard design might be the way to go. let me know how your canard works out. sounds like a fun project.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
hey joe. i think your prop is on backwards. ...

hey joe. i think your prop is on backwards. does that fly forward or backwards? pretty nice though. looks like a fancy drone. ive always wanted to try that out. i went to dc and nat air and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
yeah. i dont like cutting the center ribs. maybe...

yeah. i dont like cutting the center ribs. maybe no big deal after gluing all back togther but definitely dont sant to cut those spars in the center, then id have to add a brace.

heres a close up...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
oh i see joe. i checked out that link. i was not...

oh i see joe. i checked out that link. i was not planning on sheeting the wing center for strength which later would support teh middle cut. my center ribs are blue foam not balsa so i was hesitant...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
hi joe. whats the thickness on your wing? ball...

hi joe. whats the thickness on your wing? ball park is fine, thick or medium. aren't you ailerons on the wrong side of the wing?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
thats the float plane i wanted to build, but my...

thats the float plane i wanted to build, but my scaled down prototype kept submerging and never got in the air. nice job.

now about rejoining the wings. would you suggest i cut the center wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,749
Posted By paulatgis
they way you built the fuse give me good ideas i...

they way you built the fuse give me good ideas i can use on floating hull planes. ive been wanting to make a few but just never figured out how to make fat curved fuselages. i think i can use your...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,087
Posted By paulatgis
very nice! how did you tuck away the landing...

very nice! how did you tuck away the landing gear inside thefuse?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-05-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
great info. here's a few pictures. i can...

great info. here's a few pictures.

i can build the wing flat, then cut in half and and a small amount of diehedral. just laying flat now it does look to droop, but maybe thats just my thick...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-05-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulatgis
dihedral on low or mid wing

im gona to scratch build from 3 views. i have a mid wing plan, but for simplicicty want to make it a low wing. my concerns are dihedral on the wing. it seems I can make the wing flat to avoid...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By paulatgis
something like this

something like this
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-27-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By paulatgis
im begining to like the stick er, cough, box fuse...

im begining to like the stick er, cough, box fuse construction on the red racer. besides the fuse nose curves up on the little gem making motor mount out of alignment on a low wing little gem. a box...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By paulatgis
next build given already made wing

I have this wing I picked up for $20 at a hobby store. its a little over 5 feet. I was thinking of building a cool looking fuse, as in something other than a skinny stick plane fuse, and stab for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-27-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By paulatgis
nice day at the field. the plane flew without a...

nice day at the field. the plane flew without a hitch. flies just like the smaller kavs - lots slower with the less wing loading. very docile. slow rolls. fun touch and goes.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By paulatgis
i switched out the motor from 4250 (15x8 prop) to...

i switched out the motor from 4250 (15x8 prop) to 4258 (16x8 prop) to keep my 60 amp esc cool. Feels like it has plenty of thrust, with such a big wing and total weight at 6lbs I should be fine. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By paulatgis
big sig kavalier done

finally finished my big sig kavalier. came to 6 lbs with 5 cell 3000k and 4248 sk motor with 16 x 10 prop. Now just need to see if it fits in my Jeep.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,267
Posted By paulatgis
hello Zoltron. Im retiring my little lancer. ...

hello Zoltron. Im retiring my little lancer. It's yours if you want it, free. Ill ship it to PA. Just ask Bob Seldon which is the most powerful motor to replace the broken one. red green or blue...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,267
Posted By paulatgis
i took my lancer out for a flight saturday. ...

i took my lancer out for a flight saturday. while on the ground I accidentally reversed the throttle in the transmitter. (all my other channels were reversed too since it was an entirely different...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By paulatgis
picture

picture
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By paulatgis
yes. sig cuts one wing end and draws it elsewhere...

yes. sig cuts one wing end and draws it elsewhere on the plan, so you have to cut the wing tip and align it with X and Y in your plans. Yours was cut but not taped back into place. Just photo copy...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,267
Posted By paulatgis
my whole lancer weighed about 50 grams. it was my...

my whole lancer weighed about 50 grams. it was my only brushed motor plane before switching to brushless. i don't know that much about brushed motors to help select.
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