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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 311
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: 605
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 476
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 72
Views: 9,840
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 567
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 33
Views: 1,746
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: 560
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: 560
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...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-03-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Stevephoon
What about the Polyurethane/Stain mix products. ...

What about the Polyurethane/Stain mix products. I have not tried it on balsa, but I've used some around the house.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stevephoon
Two Wings

I've got two wings now! The top builds pretty much just like the bottom. There are fewer 1/2 ribs so it actually builds up faster than the bottom wing. There has been only a couple of swipes of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-26-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By Stevephoon
Yes, it was a quad.. ...

Yes, it was a quad..

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/26/obama-white-house-device-josh-earnest/22338781/
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-20-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By Stevephoon
Looks like a Texan to me. ...

Looks like a Texan to me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=SNJ-6+Texan&hl=en&biw=1680&bih=902&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GN6-VJ2APcmRyASA6oDgDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Most old birds can be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,144
Posted By Stevephoon
OMG, I'm so sorry, but glad to hear that no one...

OMG, I'm so sorry, but glad to hear that no one was hurt. I'm sure I speak for all of us here, that if there is anything you need we will do all we can to help you and your family out.

Steve
Forum: Combat 01-17-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,702
Posted By Stevephoon
We still do it occasionally, not enough. I gave...

We still do it occasionally, not enough. I gave away the components required to build a plane at our club Christmas party to drum up some more interest for this coming season.

We fly the Fast and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-10-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stevephoon
Bottom wing complete and on to top.

The mirror side was created and caps put on top and bottom. It still needs a good sanding. I've only shape sanded the wing tips so the cap strips can get glued on in the right places.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stevephoon
Weekly Update

Getting started on the lower wing.

You start with the center section flat on the plans. The center rib is three 1/16 ply pieces laminated together. The front of the middle piece has a cut out to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-28-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,738
Posted By Stevephoon
Congrats! There's no better feeling than having...

Congrats! There's no better feeling than having your own creation take flight! Your Mini looks great and I am glad you like the way it flies. Looking forward to the video!

Steve
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-21-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stevephoon
I already love bipes and drool over some the guys...

I already love bipes and drool over some the guys at the club have. All I have is my little Mountain Models EVA Bipe. It's a great plane, but something bigger is needed for the club field.


...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Stevephoon
Getting Started

The Waco short kit comes with plans (2 sheets), instructions, two bundles of cut balsa and one bundle of cut ply. It all came carefully packed and without any issues. All of the wood is of a nice...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,738
Posted By Stevephoon
That turned out great! Looks superb! Any idea on...

That turned out great! Looks superb! Any idea on a final weight?

Best of luck with the maiden.

Steve
Forum: Flight Simulators 12-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Stevephoon
Hi Nigel, I'm a Clearview user, but not a 3D...

Hi Nigel,

I'm a Clearview user, but not a 3D pilot. :( It does a good enough job that I can't seem to perform 3D on it either. My general experience is that everything is a little easier in...
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