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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
Well the wing is now covered. I want give the...

Well the wing is now covered. I want give the dope a night to dry before heat shrinking the Polyspan. Then the doping of the wing starts. I new this was going to be a time consuming project, but...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
Forgot the pictures in the last input.

Forgot the pictures in the last input.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
Well the restoration is moving along. The...

Well the restoration is moving along. The fuselage is now covered and awaiting color coat and the wing is ready for covering. I finally settled on Polyspan for the covering. I have been using this...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
I forgot the picture. Duh!

I forgot the picture. Duh!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
So that's what a real Lazy Bee wing looks like. I...

So that's what a real Lazy Bee wing looks like. I had to come up with my own wing design. I didn't know what the center section looked like and I didn't know what the wing material was like, and I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
I think a 100 watts will get the job done. I...

I think a 100 watts will get the job done. I have an 850Kv motor and will swing a large prop for thrust not speed. I have replaced the old very heavy iron on covering with Polyspan on the fuselage...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
Thank you very much Abuelo. I never got the wing...

Thank you very much Abuelo. I never got the wing plans from Clancy. I ordered the kit from him, it came in a tube which I promptly put on a shelf for several years. I finally decided to build it only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By abborgogna
Refurb on a Clancy Lazy Bee

At the suggestion of a friend of mine I took down from the garage rafters a Lazy Bee I purchased from Clancy many years ago. It originally flew with a MVVS .10 diesel. I stripped off the covering,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,226
Posted By abborgogna
One thing we tell our customers is we provide...

One thing we tell our customers is we provide service after the sales. You would be surprised at how many people come into the store with an item they purchased online at the lowest price they could...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,226
Posted By abborgogna
I like to design my own planes and I like to...

I like to design my own planes and I like to build my own planes, having said that my part time job at the local hobby shop has made it clear ARFs have had a very serious affect on building. Because...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-07-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By abborgogna
Got a chance to relive the past

Many years ago I had a very good friend name Bill Evans, he was the creator of the Simitar family of flying wings. I built and flew many of his designs from the small 1/2a to the ST-3000 powered...
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By abborgogna
I am glad I am not the only person looking for...

I am glad I am not the only person looking for cracks in foam airplanes. I have come to the conclusion that foam planes have a finite life time and are basically a throw away item. I do not mean...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 101,809
Posted By abborgogna
Lake Forest California, I fly at the "Great Park"...

Lake Forest California, I fly at the "Great Park" formally know as El Toro Marine Air Station. Our club is the Orange Coast Radio Control Club. Come fly with us anytime.
Forum: Foamies 08-25-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By abborgogna
Put a couple more flights on the XP-1 this...

Put a couple more flights on the XP-1 this morning and it only gets better. I asked one of the guys at the field to toss it up for a launch. He gave the plane a very soft toss, but instead of...
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By abborgogna
One thing I have learned with Depron foam planes...

One thing I have learned with Depron foam planes is they have a finite life time. Over time stress crack form and the repairs add weight until you get to where the plane is not fun anymore. BUT,...
Forum: Foamies 08-23-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By abborgogna
You are correct on all three counts. Andy

You are correct on all three counts.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 08-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By abborgogna
XP-1

Took out my latest design to the field this morning and test flew it for the first time. I am very pleased to say that the maiden flight went very well. My friend Mark hand launched it into the...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-22-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By abborgogna
Well today I did check the Phase 3 fan unit and...

Well today I did check the Phase 3 fan unit and to my surprise there is no mention of size anywhere. I believe my information came from somebody working at the store some time back and I took if for...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By abborgogna
I work at Hobby People and have been telling...

I work at Hobby People and have been telling people that the stock Phase 3 fan unit with a 3 blade impellor is 70mm. I will verify that today, I really hate it when I tell customers wrong...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By abborgogna
Very interesting reply regarding the salt bath. ...

Very interesting reply regarding the salt bath. That was the "gold standard" for getting rid of bad LiPo. I don't have a problem with what you had to say except there seems to be a fair about of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By abborgogna
Here goes my two cents based on the past five...

Here goes my two cents based on the past five years flying electric only in both R/C and C/L. First of all as has been said a puffy battery is a dangerous device and should get a three to four day...
Forum: Foamies 07-23-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By abborgogna
What struck me about depron is it hides fine...

What struck me about depron is it hides fine cracks very well. I don't check after every session, and maybe I should, but after this past flying session I plan to do a once over when I am done...
Forum: Foamies 07-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By abborgogna
Who checks their planes for cracks?

I have a couple of flat depron foamies that I fly a lot. One is a fast pusher jet and the other is an aerobatic sport plane.

A while back I started checking them over for cracks in the...
Forum: Foamies 06-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By abborgogna
well I have a video, how do I post it

I made this video and tried my best to post it, but no luck. I sure could use some help on how to get this video posted.
Andy
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By abborgogna
I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a...

I plan the next time I go flying to try and get a video. It's funny you should mention video, Igor also asked for one as well. I will try.
Forum: Foamies 06-25-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By abborgogna
Gee Bee foamie sort of

I like to fly all kinds of model airplanes and for a few years now I have been flying control line along with radio control. On the internet I have gotten to know Igor Burger. Igor is the current...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 921
Posted By abborgogna
The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I...

The 1K meters is similar to the 1K yards that I was quoted. I also agree with keeping the area between the plane and the transmitter clear of obstacles both for signal integrity keeping visual on...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 04-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 921
Posted By abborgogna
What kind of range should I get from a park flyer reciever

A few day back I got an Airtronics Park Flyer receiver, you know the kind with only one antenna. I asked my boss what he thought was a safe range for this kind of receiver and he told me about a 1000...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By abborgogna
Smile OK so today was not a great day for the GB. ...

OK so today was not a great day for the GB. Although it did get airborne I had to shut power down very quickly or risk loosing the plane. It rolled down the runway nice and straight, it lifted off...
Forum: Foamies 04-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By abborgogna
I had problems with a wing strut coming loose...

I had problems with a wing strut coming loose from the fuselage after a couple of flights. I mentioned that early on in this thread. I re-glued the problem one with epoxy and no more problems. But...
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