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Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 08-05-2010, 08:23 PM
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Views: 1,294
Posted By APAW
1mm Depron Foam For Sale

Hello,

I have some 1mm depron Foam for sale. I have several sheets of 0.5mm Depron too.

I don't remember how many actual sq feet but, I do remember that I have $65 invested.

Rolls are 4ft...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-29-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
Thanks Dave, The homecoming was good, the...

Thanks Dave,

The homecoming was good, the fresh salmon even better! Of course the rain returned with me-all summer long I've been hearing about the sunny weather...

BTW- Your flying skills are...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
Hi Dave, Great Flight, looks real good in...

Hi Dave,

Great Flight, looks real good in the air!

Back in Alaska and I don't have regular internet, but just wanted to say WOW!

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, Yes, it was at Boeing Field. Big...

Hi 38,

Yes, it was at Boeing Field. Big problem was we spent time at the Ft. Lewis Museum before heading up to Seattle. When we got there we only had 1-hour to go before closing time. I used...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-12-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
Hi 38 & Don, Great Photos of the completed...

Hi 38 & Don,

Great Photos of the completed model! Don, the plans look fantastic!

Been away from my computer and trying to catch up!

Just wanted to say what a beautifull build! The plans...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-01-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Yes, when they were doing official speed runs...

Yes, when they were doing official speed runs they painted the bottom white so that the cameras could record it better. Maybe a strip of white duct tape will work!

I sure wish I had my book to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Chellie, Thanks for the updates! It sure...

Chellie,

Thanks for the updates! It sure does look good! I love the afterburners!

my main concern was if the cooling ports tore any more from the speed. Cardstock is pretty tuff for being...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-01-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Books to read-Skunk Works by Ben Rich-SR71 missions by Paul Crickmore

Hi 38,
A couple of books to read-Skunk Works by Ben Rich. He describes a few things in detail. He beat Kelly Johnson out of a quarter when he said that the black paint disperses heat faster. He...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-01-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, I imagine that you're taking a...

Hi Chellie,

I imagine that you're taking a nap after the marathon build!

What did you use for the final CG location?

Did the cooling ports work as planned?

Total AUW?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, WOW! I had goosebumps while...

Hi Chellie,
WOW! I had goosebumps while watching! Steve is a great pilot!

You can sure build! Thank you!

Really great to see one of these actually in the air!

Thank you Steve for doing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
CG and Lack of Elevator

The books I've read on the SR71 mention that the real ones had issues. Due to the huge delta wing there was certain angle of pitch that caused unrecoverable situations. The wing blanks out all...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
38, Didn't mean that at all. My models are...

38,

Didn't mean that at all. My models are not to scale.

I start with a 3-view and try to keep the correct size for wing span/ length, but everything else usually changes. On the SR71 the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, I agree. Chellie isn't done yet. ...

Hi 38,

I agree. Chellie isn't done yet.

In the kits there is a laminated nosecone and side "chines" that go back to the wings. Once they are installed there is 3-different widths of "trim...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-31-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Whoops-double post-see the one below.

Whoops-double post-see the one below.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, Looks great! After...

Hi Chellie,

Looks great!

After looking at your photos, there are some things I can do to design more for your mods. The airfoil shape lines on the fuselage and nacelles could disapear and a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, Great Luck with the maiden! Of...

Hi Chellie,

Great Luck with the maiden! Of course I'm your #1 Bigtime Fan!

Sure is incredible what you've done with the kit.

Thanks for everything!

Mike
Forum: Ebay for sale 05-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,571
Posted By APAW
SR71 Paper Cardstock Model Kits

Interested in one of the SR71 Paper Airplane Kits on the scratch build thread Contest #3 that Chellie is making?

I've listed a few kits on eBay....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, Wow, incredible build! Seems like...

Hi 38,

Wow, incredible build! Seems like you would want to do it as a kit after all of the molds used to create the parts. Will anyone else take the time or even have the skills to make them?
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-26-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,235
Posted By APAW
Well, its a 45-mile trip. I had to go in because...

Well, its a 45-mile trip. I had to go in because of an eBay auction. I sold my car to a guy from Orange County. He drove up with a uhaul trailer and I had to meet him on Sat. So, a trip to town...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-23-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,235
Posted By APAW
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out tomorrow. ...

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out tomorrow. Have to head to town tonight-something about a cold hop filled brew with my name on it...
Mike
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,235
Posted By APAW
Bought the foam years ago when I was convinced it...

Bought the foam years ago when I was convinced it would work better than cardstock. Even tried printing directly to it.

It was purchased from a place called Foam Fly, but the link doesn't work...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
In a book, somone mentions something about the...

In a book, somone mentions something about the Air Force trying to clean up its image and Pancho's place didn't fit in.

Not sure if the book was Chuck Yeager's or William Bridgeman's -The Lonely...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 26,990
Posted By APAW
[QUOTE=38Lightening;593418] Hey girlfriend...

[QUOTE=38Lightening;593418]

Hey girlfriend ...your back! Chellie, do you know an easy way to get AutoCad file into .pdf or something else simple for folks to work with tiled templates? I don't...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,235
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, So, thats how you do the thin depron...

Hi 38,

So, thats how you do the thin depron foam! I have over 240sq ft of 1mm and tried to use it by making cardstock patterns and then cutting the depron. Problem is all those lines that form....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, Thank you for the information. When...

Hi 38,

Thank you for the information. When I first sold these on eBay (2002-2003) I met allot of interesting people. One was listed in a book about the SR71 and some of its missions.

Where...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, Looks like you are doing a...

Hi Chellie,

Looks like you are doing a great job! The internal fuselage stiffner looks like it'll take a nuke to destroy it!

I've linked your build thread over at my favorite papermodeler...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi 38, My name is Mike and I'm an...

Hi 38,

My name is Mike and I'm an Unemployed AutoCAD worker. I have several Cardstock models that fly as freeflight gliders.

Awhile back I was given a couple of RC sytems to convert to RC. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,959
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, Wow!! On your second cardstock...

Hi Chellie,

Wow!! On your second cardstock model and you've already made improvements! I like the slip joint/slits. I hate the triangles myself and until now they have been a very nasty time...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 04-30-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16,499
Views: 720,696
Posted By APAW
Hi Chellie, It takes time to cut these out...

Hi Chellie,

It takes time to cut these out and then build. My earlier ones took even more time, but I've learned different ways to speed them up.

One thing that can be done is to get a...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 04-30-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16,499
Views: 720,696
Posted By APAW
Hi Alpea, Thank you for the interest! ...

Hi Alpea,

Thank you for the interest!

Bought some 1mm & 0.5mm depron foam awhile back to do these models with. It was way to fragile. To form into a circle is impossible without some heat. By...
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