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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 02:34 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Bill G
Yeah the HURC 250 Plus is a decent little motor...

Yeah the HURC 250 Plus is a decent little motor for the size. Better than I expected.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
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: 47
Views: 1,221
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 09-16-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,432
Posted By Bill G
Good to see it's flying Forge. These staggered...

Good to see it's flying Forge. These staggered wing bipes seem to really like forward CGs. I'm lucky to still have my Guillows Sopwith after the first flight. It was at 15mm from the bottom wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. I haven't decided...

Thanks for the comments all. I haven't decided what's next, but there's a few that have caught my attention. This vintage subject is somewhat along the same lines as the Albatros DV:...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
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 09-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Building vintage biplanes is anything but easy! ...

Building vintage biplanes is anything but easy! I'm still amazed that I talked myself into another vintage biplane project. Down to final assembly now.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-11-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. They're actually use for the rigging...

Thanks. They're actually use for the rigging attachment points, but without the rigging, the joints would definitely need some reinforcement. The braided core nylon beading wire works well for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bill G
For those who haven't made parts like that, it is...

For those who haven't made parts like that, it is a LOT of work. Nice job. I made a glass engine cover for my Seabee, that had an epoxy which wouldn't adequately stiffen up. I plastered the inside...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-09-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
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 09-08-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Pat. Finished covering the fuse with...

Thanks Pat.
Finished covering the fuse with Microlite cream, where the incredibly workability is quite welcome on a fuse shape like this one. While the size of the wing saddle on this model is not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,432
Posted By Bill G
Looks great! I'm sure you'll have a fine flyer. ...

Looks great! I'm sure you'll have a fine flyer. I know how much effort goes into these vintage bipes, as I spent months talking myself into building the one I am currently. I was really nervous...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. It was fun balancing too. :Q I even...

Thanks. It was fun balancing too. :Q I even made a glass molded spinner from it as a back up plan, when I almost gave up balancing it. Enough random weight experimentation eventually balanced it. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-07-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Figured I may as well finish the battery door...

Figured I may as well finish the battery door before starting covering. Painted the little pilot also, although maybe not quite WW1 correct.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Bill G
If we're around long enough, I'll build their P80...

If we're around long enough, I'll build their P80 and Yak23. Both favorites.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By Bill G
There's always Ebay, for the vintage kits. One...

There's always Ebay, for the vintage kits. One may have to be half insane :Q to want to build some of them, but they're there. I still wonder why I'm too cheap to pay $60-70 for a Guillows P39,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-06-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
The weight difference between different grades of...

The weight difference between different grades of sheet varies widely. A lightweight grade of 1/32" could easily sheet that Corsair and add just a bit over 1/2oz, where not using excess glue helps...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Finished the fuse sheeting, given that the front...

Finished the fuse sheeting, given that the front sides and top do not require sheeting, as they are covered with plastic parts. Gotta love assembling and sanding the little eggshell plastic parts...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Thanks DEG I would go with a Manzano laser...

Thanks DEG

I would go with a Manzano laser cut kit, especially the Rake models, since they're efficient and robust designs. One of my favorite models is the Manzano Rake designed Bristol M1c I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-04-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,253
Posted By Bill G
I'm sure he knows enough to build by spec, and...

I'm sure he knows enough to build by spec, and not appearance. My 19+ oz Guillows DC3 easily flies at part throttle with two outrunners that are roughly 250 class. The efficiency of higher aspect...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-04-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
I question that also, especially considering that...

I question that also, especially considering that the wings can still easily flex and warp, where the tips of each X meet at. Definitely would look horrible on a vintage model also. :eek: Being on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-03-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
The top wing is now out of the way, and the...

The top wing is now out of the way, and the bottom wing should be a good bit easier to construct. I almost pulled the wing from the board, without adding the 1/8" dowel rod leading edge. For the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Finished cutting parts for the redesigned...

Finished cutting parts for the redesigned parallel ran wing former construction, which will look a lot more scale than diagonally ran formers. The diagonally ran x-formers are larger than parallel...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-01-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Probably the best place to see the opening is the...

Probably the best place to see the opening is the second picture, two posts ago, in the second bay forward of the bottom wing LE. The battery just makes it in place, with a bit of finesse.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-01-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Finished stringing the fuse and ran pushrods for...

Finished stringing the fuse and ran pushrods for the tail surfaces. After 100 or so of these builds :eek: I can usually map out the pushrod trajectories, drill the holes and slide the pushrods in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-31-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Absolutely. Can't have it look like one of those...

Absolutely. Can't have it look like one of those cheap Maxford ARFs. :Q I get out of doing a painstaking natural stained woodwork job like on the Ansaldo SVA5, since this plane has a number of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
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 08-28-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By Bill G
Comet Models Albatros DV

May as well have another "first" here, after converting the Comet Cherokee. I haven't found any other conversions of these models on the forums. Like the Cherokee, the die-cut parts for this model...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,221
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 08-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bill G
FPV: finger pilot view

FPV: finger pilot view
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