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Forum: 3D Flying 08-09-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Stevephoon
I have not built one. There is a guy at my club...

I have not built one. There is a guy at my club that flies the old slimmer version. It flies really well, it maybe not a true 3D plane, but loads of fun.

For mounting cowls, here's what I do. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
I've added a few more details. Some panel lines...

I've added a few more details. Some panel lines for the top of the wing, a step for the pilot and some engine parts.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
One more picture from the MidAm... A one point...

One more picture from the MidAm... A one point landing with my Waco.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=181262&stc=1&d=1437098648

There are lots of great pictures...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,067
Posted By Stevephoon
Great job! You did something that I want to do...

Great job! You did something that I want to do at some point as well. I'd like to create my own designs and see what happens... I have just done a couple on paper, but I like the idea of getting...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-13-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Meet George

Meet George. He likes long walks in the woods, climbing trees and jumping out of planes.... Maybe he's the wrong man for the job, but he has accepted the new position of Waco pilot.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-12-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Had a great time at the 31st annual MidAm...

Had a great time at the 31st annual MidAm Electric event yesterday. I got to meet up with Jim Young and compare planes. His is a fair amount prettier than mine... but both fly great.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks for the kind words, birdDog, Forge, Mark...

Thanks for the kind words, birdDog, Forge, Mark and Paul,

This plane has turned into an adventure! I've now been back to the flying field 2 more times with her. I've also added more down and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Maiden 2

Finally! After many starts and stops, she flew today! There was more damage to the wings than I thought... Both had some extensive repairs and both had the main spar broken or cracked. The cowl...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-08-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,409
Posted By Stevephoon
54 now. Didn't start flying until I was 47 or...

54 now. Didn't start flying until I was 47 or so. The poll results are about the demographics of my flying club. But we did just have a 15 year old girl join who is one of the best 3D pilot I've...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 41,848
Posted By Stevephoon
1st Flights of 2015

I got the Chrysalis out for the first time this year. 1st flights were awful. Maxed out the down trim and was still stalling out.... Not sure why, other than the wing has been hanging in the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Thanks for the kind words Don, Gramps and JPF. ...

Thanks for the kind words Don, Gramps and JPF. On some of my other maidens, I did have a written check list... I forgot to bring it to the field... This was one of those rush to the field days. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-01-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Did you ever do something so stupid, that you...

Did you ever do something so stupid, that you couldn't sleep for 2 days.... Try a maiden with the ailerons reversed. :( It did not go well.

I was so nervous at the field all common sense...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-25-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Covering Complete

The basic covering job is now complete. I used Green EZ-Cote on the fuselage. It's not something I've ever used before. Unfortunately, I seem to just seem to get the glue to release when I'm trying...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Still working..... but the finish line is...

Still working..... but the finish line is finally getting close.

Covered and mounted the head rest and made a windshield from some thin clear plastic and striping tape. Slit some shrink tube and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Tiny bits of progress still going on...

What little spare time I seem to find has gone into building, not posting. I've been working on the tail and controls... I made some metal strips from some old 35mm slide holders into scale hinges....
Forum: Power Systems 04-08-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Stevephoon
Hi Nigel, I've attached a graph of Voltage...

Hi Nigel,

I've attached a graph of Voltage at the RX from telemetry data from my Firestorm. It has 4 12gm metal gear analogue servos and 2 electric retracts. The retracts can be power hogs when...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-30-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Stevephoon
I just voted... Great work by all! These are...

I just voted... Great work by all! These are all really nice builds!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Bare Bones Pictures!

Here she is in the "bones". Still a lot of sanding and final fitting to go, but all of the structure is now complete! This is by far the most complex build I have attempted and it seems like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Struttin'

The struts are make from precut 1/16 ply that you sheet with 1/32 balsa and then insert 1/16 wire into.... The wire clips into the wing and holds with a spring/friction fit. In my case a lot of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-18-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Stevephoon
Wow... I'm very sorry to hear this. SJ and I...

Wow... I'm very sorry to hear this. SJ and I just last Nov traded plane kits and he sent me a copy of his Sleek Twin plans. I knew he was battling some health issues, but at that time he seemed to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-17-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
One more small update... Wing filets... ...

One more small update...

Wing filets... There is precious little instructions on how to build these on this plane, and very little structure to attach them to. The actual plane has nice rounded...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-17-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,989
Posted By Stevephoon
That turned out really nice! :$ Good luck on the...

That turned out really nice! :$ Good luck on the maiden!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-08-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
More Fuselage Work!

Some more steps completed! The horizontal stab and elevator are mounted in brass tubes. I needed to enlarge the holes some and then epoxied them in. I inserted the horizontal stab while gluing up...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Stevephoon
Wecome to Wattflyer! .050 in? That is...

Wecome to Wattflyer!

.050 in? That is plenty straight. I wish my building table was anywhere near that flat. Right now I'm just using a plastic folding table with a ceiling tile on the top. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Forge, Thanks for the kind words and the...

Forge, Thanks for the kind words and the encouragement. This is my most ambitious build yet and so far I'm liking it!

I put on a couple more pieces tonight. The forward 1/2 formers, some 3/16...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Some progress on the fuselage

I've been very slowly building along when I have some free time. Getting a sinus infection didn't help either... But things are starting to progress along.

The fuselage is started with 1/16 ply...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
The entire assembly gets pinned into place. ...

The entire assembly gets pinned into place. Remove the pins and slide the whole thing out. Here's a video of the prototype build showing it.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,656
Posted By Stevephoon
Battery Tray / Firewall

You start the fuselage by assembling the battery tray first. The battery tray and firewall are made from 1/16 ply. The firewall is two pieces laminated together. The big nose is assembled by some...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-07-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Stevephoon
You should be able to do exactly what you are...

You should be able to do exactly what you are talking about. I usually charge at home from a power supply, but take it to the field for special events. The only thing I remember doing is selecting...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-06-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Stevephoon
There is a max current draw setting in the PL6. ...

There is a max current draw setting in the PL6. I'm not sure what the default is...

From their manual

Battery Max Amps Out: Set for maximum supply battery current draw. If the charge rate is...
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