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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By Abuelo
Here is a photo of the board in use. The...

Here is a photo of the board in use.

The plan is clamped down with waxed paper over and a metal yardstick serving as a hard straight edge for the wing. Magnets and clamps hold everything else....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,291
Posted By Abuelo
Question Idea for the next contest

I've been thinking of what to build for the next contest. One idea, how about considering building (not necessarily from scratch) an aircraft that, if enlarged up to a human scale, you yourself would...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Abuelo
Polyspan is a great choice. I use it wherever I...

Polyspan is a great choice. I use it wherever I can, along with tautening nitrate dope, and have been very pleased.

If of any benefit, here is a photo of my Lazy Bee wing built to the plans. Its...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 09-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Abuelo
Don't want to rain on your parade, but building...

Don't want to rain on your parade, but building R/C in 1/72 scale is going to be extremely difficult. I'm sure it can be done, occasionally there are articles about military drones in this size...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By Abuelo
Magnetic building board

I decided I needed a better building surface than I had been using, a drafting board from high school. Got the idea of a magnetic one from the forum and tracked down the pieces.

The metal surface...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Abuelo
Per my plans from Clancy, the C/G is at 27.5% of...

Per my plans from Clancy, the C/G is at 27.5% of the wing chord, or just slightly ahead of the front shear webbing between the first top and bottom spars.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By Abuelo
Flyable : 0 Ready for gear installation: 1...

Flyable : 0

Ready for gear installation: 1
- Stunt Runt, 42" span high wing

In need of minor repair: 4
- Lady Bug - redo nose for larger motor
- Roaring 20 - new firewall
- DQA -...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Abuelo
Nigel, please change the date in your camera. ...

Nigel, please change the date in your camera. Interesting video, but dated in 2008?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Abuelo
You sure can, but he there is a bit more to it...

You sure can, but he there is a bit more to it than you mentioned.

Several outfits sell compatible micro receivers for use with the 72 band transmitters. I have a receiver and crystal purchased...
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Abuelo
My daughter is a professor at one of these...

My daughter is a professor at one of these institutions. When I visited with her family last spring I gave her sons, 6 and 8, one of the small Husban quadcopters and showed them how to fly it. They...
Forum: Beginners 07-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Abuelo
You might be out of luck in finding a balsa...

You might be out of luck in finding a balsa biplane ARF in this size range. Foam is more popular and much more common these days, and so you might need to scratch build what you are looking for.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By Abuelo
???? Something along this line? The Hot...

???? Something along this line?

The Hot Tube, a 1960 vintage multi with the twin engines mounted back-to-back within the tube. Found on Outerzone. There is also one there called the Ballooney, a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Abuelo
Check the HeadsupRC site. Across the top in blue...

Check the HeadsupRC site. Across the top in blue are several sub sites and one is for Help and Technical. Easy to overlook as we usually go there seeking a specific product.

Try: ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Abuelo
Dope is a lacquer made up from nitrocellulose...

Dope is a lacquer made up from nitrocellulose dissolved in a solvent, usually MEK or acetone. Any paint that will go over lacquer will work.

Aircraft spruce is a good mail order source and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 810
Posted By Abuelo
Thumbs up Subscribed. Nothing to add on the...

Subscribed.

Nothing to add on the construction, you know what you are doing.

Only suggestion is to check www.DharmaTrading.com for the silk. They carry several weights and the quality is...
Forum: Beginners 07-02-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 839
Posted By Abuelo
+1 on the Gorilla White Glue. Huber's got you...

+1 on the Gorilla White Glue. Huber's got you covered.

If you want a more paste-like, or if you want something lighter than just the glue, try Durham's Water Putty (red, white, and yellow round...
Forum: Humor 07-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Abuelo
Two guys were standing at the bar when one asked,...

Two guys were standing at the bar when one asked, "That woman down at the end, is that Hortense?"

The other looked and replied, "I don't think so. She seems pretty relaxed to me."
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 06-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,701
Posted By Abuelo
Question Did you get the maiden flight in this morning? ...

Did you get the maiden flight in this morning? 83 and 3 mph winds at dawn.
Forum: Beginners 06-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 849
Posted By Abuelo
I flew a Q-Tee years ago and its an excellent,...

I flew a Q-Tee years ago and its an excellent, simple aircraft. For electric, you may have to secure a lighter and smaller motor, ESC, and battery than what you have. Mine came in at the one pound...
Forum: Aerodynamics 06-22-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Abuelo
From what i've read on the Corsair, the inverted...

From what i've read on the Corsair, the inverted gull wing was intended to accomplish two things:

- To get the wing to fuselage angle close to 90 for reduced drag.,
- And to get the fuselage up...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-17-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Abuelo
[QUOTE=xmech2k;950632]Well, that's like a 10 year...

[QUOTE=xmech2k;950632]Well, that's like a 10 year old recall? . . ./QUOTE]

Date is April 4, 2014. Its in a year/month/day format
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 06-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Abuelo
As long as the plan has text you can copy it into...

As long as the plan has text you can copy it into one of the translation programs on your computer. May come out mangled to a degree, but still understandable.

I have a Mac and use widgets that...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Abuelo
Very much so, and much needed. [popcorn] ...

Very much so, and much needed. [popcorn] Subscribed.
Forum: Beginners 05-20-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By Abuelo
Sorry to have brought the idea up. I will bug...

Sorry to have brought the idea up. I will bug out of this thread.
Forum: Beginners 05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By Abuelo
For what its worth, and with all due respect, the...

For what its worth, and with all due respect, the binding instruction from the Spectrum AR6300 receiver instruction sheet:

"How to Bind

With the power off, short the bind pins together with...
Forum: Beginners 05-19-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By Abuelo
Might try shorting the inner and outer pins by...

Might try shorting the inner and outer pins by using a pair of tweezers.
Forum: Foamies 05-08-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Abuelo
Nigel, as always, you are correct. The plane is...

Nigel, as always, you are correct. The plane is a Vic Smeed British design from the early 1950s, and designated as either free flight or radio controlled. Goes by the name Tumbletot, of unknown...
Forum: Foamies 05-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By Abuelo
Dharma Trading Company has the silk in several...

Dharma Trading Company has the silk in several weights. They call it Habotai silk and others just call it Chinese silk. I bought some of their lightest weight and it came from Malaysia in about 10...
Forum: Foamies 05-08-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Abuelo
Read where folks are covering foamies with...

Read where folks are covering foamies with lightweight silk and water based polyurethane.

Silk is available in several weights from Dharma Trading Co, mail order. I have some of their lightest...
Forum: Beginners 04-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Abuelo
That 1200 rpm quoted might be the rpm per volt. ...

That 1200 rpm quoted might be the rpm per volt. If it shows as 1200kv on the specification sheet multiply it by the voltage, i.e. 2 cell lipo 7.4 volts times 1200 = 8880 rpm.

And yes, the prop...
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