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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Bill G
Taking photo perspective into account, I'd say...

Taking photo perspective into account, I'd say it's pretty close at maybe 1% off the horizontal. As for positive wing incidence on takeoff, there's at least a few degrees more. Should take off just...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
Of course there's other fiddly work to do also,...

Of course there's other fiddly work to do also, like the joys of pinning up the outer wing panels and matching incidences! Bringing back memories of a number of ME262 scratch builds.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
gotta love accidental double post :eek:

gotta love accidental double post :eek:
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-16-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
I simply look at cell size and weight, since they...

I simply look at cell size and weight, since they started lowering mAh ratings to justify higher C ratings. I can't find a 3s lipo at 350mAh rating that will fit models sized for the older TP...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By Bill G
Fokker Eindecker. Wood dowel sticks work well...

Fokker Eindecker. Wood dowel sticks work well for the wing LE and also the overhead structure for the functional wing cables as well as landing gear. Obviously depron sheet lends itself well to the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
I think so too. Probably a lot more tedious that...

I think so too. Probably a lot more tedious that similar things done with balsa sheeting, and the work is very clean also.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 474
Posted By Bill G
I was looking at the first photo thinking that...

I was looking at the first photo thinking that reminds me of something, and suddenly it came to me that it actually resembles a Huey in general outline, without the wing attached. Would make for a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
Thanks I'll have to test it again now that it's...

Thanks
I'll have to test it again now that it's assembled. The battery is rated at 850mAh, although some years ago lipo manufacturers started derating lipos to correspond with the higher C ratings....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
When's the maiden? With this lovely weather,...

When's the maiden? With this lovely weather, maybe a bit. I'm actually hoping we'll get a good snow to toss this thing the first time in.

The AUW of 17.8oz with 1.32 sq-ft of wing area is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-14-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 452
Posted By Bill G
I love it! :Q It's something to think that we...

I love it! :Q
It's something to think that we enjoyed stuff like that, where they'd be lucky to sell a one of those with kids today. That's exactly the kind of stuff I wanted growing up. Note that...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
Interesting info on the Comet Quarneng. It is...

Interesting info on the Comet Quarneng. It is really something that Dan Air used these through the 70s.

Getting close with the paint work finished. The wing was painted with Top Flite silver...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
Looks good. With the tail feather weight and...

Looks good. With the tail feather weight and tail moment it is difficult to tell if the battery will balance the model just behind the LE or need to be a bit further forward. I've had a few...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
This is a Comet 3. I initially was planning to...

This is a Comet 3. I initially was planning to build an early Comet model, but the inlets would not look correct, given the early Comet's distinctive small, oval inlets. The Comet 4 versions have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
That works. I ran separate pushrods into a...

That works. I ran separate pushrods into a single E-Z link. There's enough length in the pushrods from the tail to the rear wing saddle to make up for the change in geometry as the servo horn...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 474
Posted By Bill G
It's amazing what covering does for the...

It's amazing what covering does for the appearance of foam, as well as added strength. The two tone job adds finesse to it.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
The only reason I usually add rudder is for scale...

The only reason I usually add rudder is for scale looks, and only use it on planes like vintage bipes where default mixing makes life a lot easier. Eliminating it will be a good weight saver. BTW I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
My test battery was shot. I finally tested using...

My test battery was shot. I finally tested using the new Turnigy lipo purchased for this project and it was night and day difference. No worries about this thing flying now. Probably a good thing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Bill G
Yeah that large, basketball bead EPP foam looks...

Yeah that large, basketball bead EPP foam looks really ugly on a model. Some of the EPOs were the best looking foam models, where you could barely tell it's foam. The whole crashable EPP pitch was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Bill G
Yeah I get a kick out of the EPP model claims. ...

Yeah I get a kick out of the EPP model claims. They should say something like, "A bit more damage resistant, but if you do break it, then you will have a big, unrepairable mess". The problem is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-10-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bill G
Looks like really clean depron work on the wing. ...

Looks like really clean depron work on the wing. I hear you on the wing fitting work. Fitting the panels to nacelles and ending up with a straight and true structure with matched incidences is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
Yep, being a lefty really helps with hand...

Yep, being a lefty really helps with hand launching. I've taken video and flown at the same time. :D Even more favorable is that I use scissors with my right hand, and feel more comfortable with my...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-08-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
I've tossed models like this before, although it...

I've tossed models like this before, although it is a bit awkward to grip the model around the fuse behind the cg and maintain grip. You really have to watch for the proverbial nose dive while doing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
You bet! I'm convinced this model would be sub...

You bet! I'm convinced this model would be sub 14oz and easily fly with 2 10gm outrunners and 5" props. I have a similar sized Guillows DC3 that easily flies with small outrunners of around 18gms...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-08-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 452
Posted By Bill G
I could see grey floor leveler working well for...

I could see grey floor leveler working well for molds. Fast setting patching concrete might not be bad either. They both have a well pulverized grain and should mold with a smooth surface.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
Lots of fun fitting the wing saddle, which was a...

Lots of fun fitting the wing saddle, which was a good task to get out of the way, as well as sheeting the fuse with all the relief cuts needed at the tail. Put everything on the scale including the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-07-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
I need to get it on the scale, but it's now...

I need to get it on the scale, but it's now lifting the 9oz center pan assembly out of my hand with some to spare, so probably about 10oz. At this point it's all looks doable. At one point I was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
Pic 1: Stab made from light grade 3/32", with...

Pic 1: Stab made from light grade 3/32", with the exception of a hard balsa main spar which was an odd size between 3/32" and 1/8". The stringers were custom cut to accommodate the varying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bill G
Always impressed with the efficiency of high...

Always impressed with the efficiency of high aspect ratio wings. Nice job. The 1/2" CG shift certainly makes a big difference, likely being the entire flyable range.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-04-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Bill G
The fuse is now framed up and ready to sheet with...

The fuse is now framed up and ready to sheet with light 1/32" sheeting. The antenna looking structures made from stringers in the fuse ends are used to set and hold the fuse stringer curves. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Bill G
I generally don't compete in contests, with this...

I generally don't compete in contests, with this being my second one. Like yourself, I generally just build for the fun of it. There are some turn offs to contests. Without trying to sound...
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