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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Abuelo
Very well done and very creative. Thank you for...

Very well done and very creative. Thank you for sharing.

Perhaps you can persuade Eric Rule to kit this R/C version also?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-30-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,954
Posted By Abuelo
Covering is complete and I'm debating on leaving...

Covering is complete and I'm debating on leaving her natural or painting her white. Have month to decide, leaving for a month long trip and so won't be back until early March.

Our fellow member...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Abuelo
It matters, but only slightly. These...

It matters, but only slightly.

These brushless motors do not have a negative wire per se, the ESC switches the current direction on each wire during the motor's rotation. So, hook up the three...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Abuelo
Looks like an AT-6 Texan.

Looks like an AT-6 Texan.
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 01-20-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Abuelo
The original poster hasn't been on since...

The original poster hasn't been on since September. Wonder how his 1/72 scale idea worked out.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-19-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,954
Posted By Abuelo
Some progress since the holidays on the Cloud...

Some progress since the holidays on the Cloud Kitten. Would like to get her finished up in the next couple weeks as I'm going to be out of the area for February.

Construction is complete and the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-13-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By Abuelo
The first intentional freeflight was a Thermic C...

The first intentional freeflight was a Thermic C towline 36" span glider from Frank Ziac's Jetco. Flew out of an alfalfa field and regularly tore the silkspan when landing. Eventually stopped...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-07-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Abuelo
$100 Scratch Build EDF idea

This Supermarine-508 just showed up on Outerzone and looks like a great option for the contest. Circular fuse, profile nose and tail, easy wing construction and a V-tail.

Designed as a free...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Abuelo
Nigel, Remember the Carl Goldberg kits where...

Nigel,

Remember the Carl Goldberg kits where he used the "Why build a component with two pieces when you can use five" philosophy and seemingly with the goal of how big a kit he could get into...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-02-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Abuelo
I'm not usually there, being more of a builder...

I'm not usually there, being more of a builder than a flyer. I intend to go sometime this weekend but no guarantees.

When I do go its in one of the weekend mornings. I prefer going during the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-01-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Abuelo
A bit of a drive for you but the Chandler Bowl is...

A bit of a drive for you but the Chandler Bowl is a non-club flying site. It is designated by the City of Chandler as an electric only flying field and is used by both airplane and heli flyers. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-23-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,954
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.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 426
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: 608
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 392
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: 547
Posted By Abuelo
30 Miles.

30 Miles.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-16-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
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: 620
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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: 85
Views: 2,954
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...
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