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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
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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 Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
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: 10
Views: 251
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: 10
Views: 251
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: 10
Views: 251
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: 10
Views: 251
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: 10
Views: 251
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: 29
Views: 906
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: 1,373
Posted By Bill G
FPV: finger pilot view

FPV: finger pilot view
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,373
Posted By Bill G
Looks great and good to hear it flies well. I...

Looks great and good to hear it flies well.
I don't know how many times I've had that happen. I start the camera myself just to make sure the filmer doesn't goof that up, then hand them the camera...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Bill G
This sounds almost exactly like what I did with a...

This sounds almost exactly like what I did with a Sterling Peashooter that dad built years ago as a rubber display model. I recovered it and converted it to r/c. Some years later after realizing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Well it flew pretty well with the trims dead on...

Well it flew pretty well with the trims dead on other than the elevator, although still a bit nose heavy even after adding a few grams of lead to the tail. I hate ballast, so I cut a slot below the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Finished this plane at 12.5oz AUW with a slightly...

Finished this plane at 12.5oz AUW with a slightly smaller than planned lipo, using a TP 3s-480. I actually overshot the CG a bit (too many short nose jobs in the past I guess) and had to add a few...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Bill G
8% is probably a relaxed shrink rate, or the...

8% is probably a relaxed shrink rate, or the maximum possible if a piece of fabric was shrunk while laying on a table. Iron on coverings can shrink much more that that, but they stretch while being...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Finally got around to covering the fuse. It's...

Finally got around to covering the fuse. It's certainly not my best covering job ever, but with this one it's more of a get it done thing. This probably will end up being a red Cherokee with white...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Bill G
I thought you would mention that. Usually it...

I thought you would mention that. Usually it works, but the problem with the Yak23, is that it would not fly without the CG already set nearly on the LE. :Q It was a bizarre plane, with the mid...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Bill G
My Yak 23 did absolutely perfect flat spins. You...

My Yak 23 did absolutely perfect flat spins. You didn't have to do anything to maintain them. The problem however was that no matter what you did, you couldn't get out of them either.
This...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-25-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By Bill G
Great job! Yeah I need to find an airport...

Great job!


Yeah I need to find an airport to fly that thing at. On paper, it should have ample thrust to fly, but not with much excess. I had somewhat square corners inside the exhaust pipe,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-25-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bill G
Yeah it's like having a v-tail, except you can't...

Yeah it's like having a v-tail, except you can't control it. :Q I have a little 30mm EDF HE162, where the stabilizer dihedral makes a joiner rod a bit iffy, but works well within the needed range of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,992
Posted By Bill G
The water activated glass looks interesting. ...

The water activated glass looks interesting. Maybe it could be used over foam?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
It's all doable. I reworked Cub cowls for a...

It's all doable. I reworked Cub cowls for a FW189! :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
It just keeps getting better. :Q Missing/miscut...

It just keeps getting better. :Q Missing/miscut wing formers, where one of them actually had the tip cut off, being placed too close to the edge of the sheet. They also only provided enough stock...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the kind words Bronco. Yeah that...

Thanks for the kind words Bronco.

Yeah that is a kicker, especially when the shipping should be $10 tops! Probably easier to find another Cub cowl of the same scale, with a popular model like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 405
Posted By Bill G
That's one nice thing about the FlyZone...

That's one nice thing about the FlyZone adjusters, is that they're sized perfectly for the Gold cable, such that it can be adequately tightened without kinking the heck out of it, hindering future...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Yep that's the great thing about scratch...

Yep that's the great thing about scratch building, in that you always have a mold to keep. I wish I had made some plaster molds of some of my other cowls, like Smokin' Beaver does with his Guillows...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Interesting Pat, I hadn't noticed that when...

Interesting Pat, I hadn't noticed that when looking at the 3-views.

I've got one more thing mostly out of the way, which is making the cowl acceptable. I'm not killing myself on this build, but...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 405
Posted By Bill G
If you're using a cable, these little FlyZone...

If you're using a cable, these little FlyZone thumbwheel adjusters are excellent, if you can get your hands on them. I have a few stashed and bought them whenever I could find them at the LHS. They...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 405
Posted By Bill G
I have yet to have a small servo fail other than...

I have yet to have a small servo fail other than micro linear, and keep going smaller as much as I can. My FW250 has BA 4gm servos in the wing, with no failures yet. I hate to use a 9gm servo on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By Bill G
Exclamation I kinda have to second that, based on Nigel being...

I kinda have to second that, based on Nigel being an avid scratch builder. I spent a number of years as a Pro-e solids designer, and the irony is that it is what helped me to be able to rapidly...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bill G
Comet Cherokee 30" span

This build started in my Stearman thread, but has progressed far enough that I may as well make a build thread for it.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71269&page=2
Since this...
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