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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-08-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Dereck
The lead in using odd stuff to build models has...

The lead in using odd stuff to build models has to be the late Roy L. Clough. He not only used all sorts of 'other' materials - foam like $Tree sheet foam was almost commonplace, his models were,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-07-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,045
Posted By Dereck
Have noticed that there's a lot of Kaos/Chaos...

Have noticed that there's a lot of Kaos/Chaos photos out there on the web, and most of them are different from the rest!

Have no idea where or how 'CADKaos' got loose - the plan's info panel says...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Good to hear she's up and flying Mark. Your...

Good to hear she's up and flying Mark. Your power selection sounds good too.

Glad I didn't break down and take mine to the patch last Thursday. It was a 'breezy' Chicago day - in reality, strong...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 04-01-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Looks good Mark. All the best with painting the...

Looks good Mark. All the best with painting the cowling too. Mine involved driving way out of Chicago, as the city doesn't allow stores to sell spray paint, finally finding what seemed a match from...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-27-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Hi Mark You have it right with the big 'this...

Hi Mark
You have it right with the big 'this way up' clues. Can't beat bright with big slabs of contrast on the bottom so you can see them easy.

Test flights are exciting, but it's a Sig kit, so...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Today's Largely Useless Factoid! Back in the mid...

Today's Largely Useless Factoid! Back in the mid to late 1990's, Tom Cimato's 'MaxCim' was the first brushless drivetrain made and sold in the US and aimed at sports RC type models. As the motor and...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Okay, let's add a little colour as Chicago...

Okay, let's add a little colour as Chicago waddles along with temps well under 20 degrees and enough wind to make hypothermia a popular option :(

Here's my battery hatch. It's a snip as the top...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
I built mine back in 1998 - not even sure if Sig...

I built mine back in 1998 - not even sure if Sig BARF'ed (Bought Almost Ready to Fix - Olde English FLA [four letter abbreviation] ) back then.

I electrocuted the kit for a magazine article on...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-20-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,329
Posted By Dereck
Good model Mark. I built mine just in time for...

Good model Mark. I built mine just in time for 'building season' weather to hit Chicagoland, so it's still hanging on the shop wall. Mine's got an E Flite Power 15 lump, which on 3s around 2200mA...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 12-16-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dereck
Hi Gramps You've run into the big bug of...

Hi Gramps
You've run into the big bug of electrocution - using our props with trike gear UC. My next project, I tried real hard as the inspiration model is from an type and era of well nigh...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,478
Posted By Dereck
That high down elevator trim for inverted could...

That high down elevator trim for inverted could be more due to the semi-symmetrical wing section. The degree of positive is for normal flight - we tend to a wider speed range than back in the single...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,478
Posted By Dereck
Great build, a lovely old design indeed. ...

Great build, a lovely old design indeed.

Way back in the last century, a clubmate of mine electrocuted this kit. The motor was an Astro 40G cobalt fed by 24 nimh cells - a little over three...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-23-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,751
Posted By Dereck
Plans sources: Any of the US published model...

Plans sources:
Any of the US published model aircraft magazines:
AMA's house mag 'Model Aviation': http://www.modelaircraft.org/

Flying Models, a great magazine which covers all of...
Forum: UAV / FPV 10-12-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,541
Posted By Dereck
It might be a little OTT for this thread, but...

It might be a little OTT for this thread, but from joining the Royal Air Force in 1971 to leaving in 1993, our major concern was security against the thugs of the IRA. They were not political, just...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-04-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dereck
Well, they've got the wheels about in the right...

Well, they've got the wheels about in the right place, so watch taking off from rough grass... The back end of the fuselage under the tailplane is pretty 'scale' looking too.

Go on - fit ailerons...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dereck
I designed and built a 60" span scale model of...

I designed and built a 60" span scale model of the DH53 way back in England. Flying was fine, though I would imagine Stevens have gone more for flyability than scale. The model's snag was the very...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dereck
Good job Dave - you have found a new, rewarding...

Good job Dave - you have found a new, rewarding way to enjoy your hobby.

Your 'ultra large scale' version of the Jeep - I've done a couple of similar projects, one involved blowing a 25.5" rubber...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Dereck
Well, it's not an epicyclic. Looks to me to be...

Well, it's not an epicyclic. Looks to me to be some variant on a spur/pinion gearbox. Which is good as you should be able to get at the internals without seriously odd tools.

The main cylinder...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,226
Posted By Dereck
How's about 'SJ Special'? Sorry... ...

How's about 'SJ Special'?

Sorry...

Good luck with the field.

D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,203
Posted By Dereck
I think that's a wonderful example you're setting...

I think that's a wonderful example you're setting to all consumers across the US!

Assume you haul all your zillion servo models around in the latest Bee-Em SUV, call on your new white iSpendPhone...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,203
Posted By Dereck
It's a New! Exciting! Product! Buy one...

It's a New! Exciting! Product!

Buy one immediately! The difference it will make to your ability to flop around a four channel RC model aircraft will be unbelievable!

Let's get our hobby...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,276
Posted By Dereck
The trick with sealing a hingeline with covering...

The trick with sealing a hingeline with covering film is to push the covering down into the angle between flying surface and control surface, then only adhere the covering to the outer surface. That...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,276
Posted By Dereck
Stuart - good on you for putting the servos where...

Stuart - good on you for putting the servos where they belong, on the inside! If you want lots of control authority, make sure they can travel far, but put some tape or even covering film over the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-16-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dereck
Tear off the finish. Toss it into a plastic...

Tear off the finish.

Toss it into a plastic bag, seal bag, put in trash outside of house.

Copy woodwork of model very quickly.

Put glow soaked woodwork into a plastic bag, seal bag, toss...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By Dereck
This is getting like the UK based 'Small Model...

This is getting like the UK based 'Small Model Association' / US 'Small Model Aircraft Lovers League'.

No membership dues. No officials, not even a Minor PooBaa, let alone any Great Iams ;)
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,609
Posted By Dereck
Looking good Rush. Can't beat laminated outlines...

Looking good Rush. Can't beat laminated outlines for parts like the fin on your model.

D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-02-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,880
Posted By Dereck
All it will take is for some nutter - like the...

All it will take is for some nutter - like the recent one who thought he was getting a free bomb from religious thugs to kill kids and holiday shoppers with - to buy a RC model, strap some kind of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By Dereck
That is one lovely piece of carving! ...

That is one lovely piece of carving!

Definitely siding with the others on covering your handiwork with really thin FG and either WBPU, then WBPU plus talc for filling the weave, or splash out on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,188
Posted By Dereck
Tex Great covering, she looks great! ...

Tex
Great covering, she looks great!

Anyone around Chicago want to buy a Sig 1/6th clipwing, receiver ready? It's not actually here yet, but should be by mid-April... I want an itty-bitty Cub...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-22-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,188
Posted By Dereck
Did a similar underside chequerboard finish on my...

Did a similar underside chequerboard finish on my 1/6th Sig clipwing Cub. 'Windex method' definitely the way to go to place the squares, but cannot see how just letting them dry off will cause them...
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