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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By drummaker
This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT...

This plane is awesome. I will never miss the BOT

Not the website calls for 68 oz flying weight. Mine weighed 52 oz which makes its loading 9.4 oz/sq ft

it will float but a 10 mile an hour...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By drummaker
Very Cool!

Very Cool!
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By drummaker
not at all. It is just that the wood ones just...

not at all. It is just that the wood ones just fly so much sweeter
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By drummaker
Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments. I have...

Hi Everyone Thanks for your comments.

I have decided on this.
https://www.espritmodel.com/elipsoid-evo-28e-arf.aspx
I have had a bad year flying and have already destroyed 2 airplanes.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By drummaker
Picking a glider

so My Bird of time bit the dust. A winch start guy was going to show me how to fly. He launched the BOT with a hard toss and a lot of up angle. Since the Bot had an upthrust issue, It tried to...
Forum: Power Systems 06-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By drummaker
I am thrilled that I posted this question. I...

I am thrilled that I posted this question. I have just recieved my tapered reamer, and am really excited about doing a little reaming
Forum: Power Systems 06-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By drummaker
Brilliant Nigel For some reason I was...

Brilliant Nigel

For some reason I was thinking about boaring a hole just the right size same diameter all the way through. As long as it is the right diameter somewhere, it aught to keep the prop...
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By drummaker
AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm...

AND why can I not find a reamer for 3 and 4 mm holes as well
Forum: Power Systems 06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By drummaker
Dang Props

I have been doing this a couple of years now and have been very active in building, crashing, rebuilding etc.

There is something which disturbs me that maybe you people can help me out with.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-07-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
I hope so... Though I don't understand the...

I hope so... Though I don't understand the science.

I did notice that when I let the speed build gradually, when it is going fast enough I can keep the front down. Then start a more controlled...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
Maiden Flite

I finally took this plane out this afternoon There wer 10 mph winds. It flew beautifully. Like everyone else. I need some down thrust. It was all I could to to keep it from going vertical. I...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,914
Posted By drummaker
Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting...

Pink may well be the best. but I am NOT putting it on My glider. :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,914
Posted By drummaker
Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark...

Yep Thus the black tip and yellow tip very dark average and very light average
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,914
Posted By drummaker
How about this one?

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I am hoping it covers all the bases without breaking things up too much
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
Nose Lead

OK.. Yesterday I got up and took a Mental health day off.

After all my planning ans such got lazy sort of and decided to do the following.l

I took the 3/16 Lead wire I ordered, and shaped it...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,620
Posted By drummaker
I somehow posted the above again and don't know...

I somehow posted the above again and don't know how to delete so I edited it and put it here
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-01-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,620
Posted By drummaker
Interesting that you put that much motor in. Do...

Interesting that you put that much motor in. Do you mean 480 watts? or do you mean a speed 480 which is really more like 120 watts. at 460 watts I am well above 3d performance level. I spent a a lot...
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,620
Posted By drummaker
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,620
Posted By drummaker
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 28,620
Posted By drummaker
My P51

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I sheeted the entire plane with 1/32 balsa and have a 450 watt 1,400 KV motor in it. Flaps were also added. I haven't tried to maiden it as we are in the middle of the what...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-31-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,340
Posted By drummaker
This is a really cool covering job... How did you...

This is a really cool covering job... How did you do the checkerboard?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
Thanks for the advice. Now I have to break down...

Thanks for the advice. Now I have to break down and get a heat gun.. My 1st broke and I have found that I don't need one for covering.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-31-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
OK I have ordered a solder pot lead and casting...

OK I have ordered a solder pot lead and casting plaster. My wife has clay. I am now into this project for another 50$....


No more balsa arfs for this guy. at least ones that have to be...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
OK what about the mold. Special kind of...

OK what about the mold. Special kind of clay?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
ya right now there is almost half an inch between...

ya right now there is almost half an inch between the back of the spinner and the firewall.

Can I melt lead in a tin can? you ever done the lead thing?
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
I am so frustrated. I installed servos etc. ...

I am so frustrated.
I installed servos etc. (insidentally I consider the system they use for the elevator servo to be a cluster F..k not enough room etc.)

I started to add shot in order to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-24-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
Thanks you are always full of good advice

Thanks you are always full of good advice
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-24-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
help

Help

OK I bolted the wing on and put the servo in the tail.


Even with a 4 cell 2200 pack, and the entire little bag of shot that came with the plane hanging on the prop adapter. The cg is...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-22-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
thanks Larry I think I will strip the covering...

thanks Larry I think I will strip the covering off of the back half and have a look. I definately am not going to pull off the sheeting on the front of the wing. If the problem is under there, then...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,416
Posted By drummaker
OK I have a confession Yesterday while I was...

OK
I have a confession
Yesterday while I was test fitting a wing joiner. I heard a small crack. Not too much. I started wiggeling etc and cannot find anything that seems loose.

I will have to...
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