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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,540
Posted By Stevephoon
Yearly Update...

First the bad news. Jim Young is no longer selling kits. I guess that means I have a collectors item now. There is some talk of him maybe letting someone else cut and sell his designs, but nothing...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-21-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,387
Posted By Stevephoon
What I find amazing is the number of people who...

What I find amazing is the number of people who registered.

461433 Hobbyists
8417 Non Hobbyists


What percentage of RC flyers actually signed up? Maybe 25% ? If so, then you close to 2...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-15-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,180
Posted By Stevephoon
My experiences with this module...

I've got kind of a long story... I bought a used unit from a user over on RcGroups. He listed it as working, but with XT60 connectors that he put on. The sensor didn't seem to work at all when I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
She Flies!

Had a nice day at the field. This was the first time I made it out this year. Anyway, it was a good maiden. Not perfect by any means... A fair amount of right trim was needed and a little up. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Pretty much done!

After much fiddling / tinkering / breaking... It's ready for a maiden. A couple of dumb things and questions along the way... The worst was stepping on the horizontal stab... I felt it and did...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By Stevephoon
That was fast! It looks really good. I hope it...

That was fast! It looks really good. I hope it flies well for you too!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By Stevephoon
I'm glad you're doing this build. This is a plane...

I'm glad you're doing this build. This is a plane I've had my eye on as well, but I could never find out much about it. Looks like a perfect plane to convert to electric. Keep up the good work.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Stevephoon
I like either way. For me, the ideal day is at...

I like either way. For me, the ideal day is at the club field. It starts with everyone there and a grilled dinner... Lots of different things flying and discussion about RC and life. I then stay at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-13-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks Paul... I've been looking at lots of...

Thanks Paul... I've been looking at lots of photos of the real plane and noticed they all had the same number of stripes...

Also... Today was the first time I've flown since Nov. Rather warm,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-13-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
I have an ARF!

I'm at the ARF stage finally! I think I'm done with the covering, other than maybe a black piece on the cowl.

The rudder was first covered with white Ultracote and a small piece of the yellow...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-10-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Still covering....

A little further.... The elevators have been covered and hinged with CA hinges.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1604/25564846855_f52943f4be_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EX5wiD)

The wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-05-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Some more slow steps on covering...

Slowly progressing... Covered the front bottom and started on small pieces on the wing filet.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1713/24896824043_668e6d3e9e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DW3JoX)

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
I'm sorry to hear about the health/chemo stuff...

I'm sorry to hear about the health/chemo stuff Paul. I'd thought that you had disappeared some.... I remember your Astro Hog build. It was a beauty! I have a real soft spot for the older designs....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Ohh no... Is it wrinkling while on the aircraft?...

Ohh no... Is it wrinkling while on the aircraft? When hot and in the sun ?? Just over time... Or just in storage???

The only other roll of blue I have is a metalic blue. Pretty, but not for this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Starting On Covering

After some more sanding and filling, I've started on covering the fuselage. The covering is some Towercote that I've had for a while. It's a little heavier than I need, but not too bad. It's the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By Stevephoon
I'm partial to the F-16 look as well.... Who...

I'm partial to the F-16 look as well.... Who needs a rudder anyway. :<: Just bank and yank!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-23-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks... It's been fun so far! The pilot and...

Thanks... It's been fun so far! The pilot and roll-over bar are just sitting there... They're not glued in yet. I could not imagine trying to cover around that.

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-23-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Balsa Completed!

Well, no more balsa to glue together! The roll-over bar is some wood toothpicks and a piece of balsa. The cowl has been glued together. It still needs some cooling holes and sanding... In...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-21-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Wing Filets

Thanks Paul... I can partially blame you for my addiction to building RC planes. I still fly the Pocket Rocket at the park down the road...


The wing filets start with a piece of 1/32 ply. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,116
Posted By Stevephoon
Simple as a post! Count me in. Steve

Simple as a post! Count me in.

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-13-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Some good news, with the motor, prop, cowl and...

Some good news, with the motor, prop, cowl and ESC up front and the tail wheel, tail bracket, tail feathers, pushrods and servos placed where they should be in the fuselage it balances almost right...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-13-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Closed off the rear of the fuselage with 3/32...

Closed off the rear of the fuselage with 3/32 cross grained pieces. The plans called for 1/8, but I deviated to save a little weight.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-13-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,918
Posted By Stevephoon
This turned out great Mark. The lighting scheme...

This turned out great Mark. The lighting scheme works really well. She seems to be a real floater and looks great as well.

Steve
Forum: Foamies 02-09-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Stevephoon
The latest DX6 can do telemetry. ...

The latest DX6 can do telemetry.
http://spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM6700

If you have the above version of the DX6, then either a TM1000 or TM1100 should work. But I do not...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
More Fuselage Work.... Added 1/4 x 3/32...

More Fuselage Work....

Added 1/4 x 3/32 strips to the side of the fuse.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1467/24812437921_10f720b598.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DNAekP)

Then created the turtle deck...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Stevephoon
Paul, your Tiger flies great, I really liked...

Paul, your Tiger flies great, I really liked the running commentary. How about a final summary.... Weight, power level, flying impressions, things you'd do differently.....

Great Job,
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,918
Posted By Stevephoon
Looks great Mark! You always seem to get great...

Looks great Mark! You always seem to get great flight pictures and video. Keep them coming!

But... Where's the Pilot? I love your other ones!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-30-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,503
Posted By Stevephoon
Slow work on tail...

This is the part that always makes me slow down to a crawl, but now done! Mounting the wing and tail feathers is always a challenge for me. With this build the top of the fuselage is the zero mark...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 01-22-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks Don, I brought this up not just...

Thanks Don,

I brought this up not just because it was annoyng me, but because another user abandoned his build thread here because of these issues. (and the picture limitations and no auto...
Forum: Support & Suggestions 01-21-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Stevephoon
Some items on WattFlyer that could still use some work.

Don and all...

There are still a couple things on WattFlyer that just don't seem to work right for me. Nothing is actually preventing me from posting what I want to, but a few things are annoying...
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