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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill G
FPV: finger pilot view

FPV: finger pilot view
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill G
Looks great and good to hear it flies well. I...

Looks great and good to hear it flies well.
I don't know how many times I've had that happen. I start the camera myself just to make sure the filmer doesn't goof that up, then hand them the camera...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By Bill G
This sounds almost exactly like what I did with a...

This sounds almost exactly like what I did with a Sterling Peashooter that dad built years ago as a rubber display model. I recovered it and converted it to r/c. Some years later after realizing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Well it flew pretty well with the trims dead on...

Well it flew pretty well with the trims dead on other than the elevator, although still a bit nose heavy even after adding a few grams of lead to the tail. I hate ballast, so I cut a slot below the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Finished this plane at 12.5oz AUW with a slightly...

Finished this plane at 12.5oz AUW with a slightly smaller than planned lipo, using a TP 3s-480. I actually overshot the CG a bit (too many short nose jobs in the past I guess) and had to add a few...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Bill G
8% is probably a relaxed shrink rate, or the...

8% is probably a relaxed shrink rate, or the maximum possible if a piece of fabric was shrunk while laying on a table. Iron on coverings can shrink much more that that, but they stretch while being...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-30-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Finally got around to covering the fuse. It's...

Finally got around to covering the fuse. It's certainly not my best covering job ever, but with this one it's more of a get it done thing. This probably will end up being a red Cherokee with white...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Bill G
I thought you would mention that. Usually it...

I thought you would mention that. Usually it works, but the problem with the Yak23, is that it would not fly without the CG already set nearly on the LE. :Q It was a bizarre plane, with the mid...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-28-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Bill G
My Yak 23 did absolutely perfect flat spins. You...

My Yak 23 did absolutely perfect flat spins. You didn't have to do anything to maintain them. The problem however was that no matter what you did, you couldn't get out of them either.
This...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-25-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By Bill G
Great job! Yeah I need to find an airport...

Great job!


Yeah I need to find an airport to fly that thing at. On paper, it should have ample thrust to fly, but not with much excess. I had somewhat square corners inside the exhaust pipe,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-25-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bill G
Yeah it's like having a v-tail, except you can't...

Yeah it's like having a v-tail, except you can't control it. :Q I have a little 30mm EDF HE162, where the stabilizer dihedral makes a joiner rod a bit iffy, but works well within the needed range of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,833
Posted By Bill G
The water activated glass looks interesting. ...

The water activated glass looks interesting. Maybe it could be used over foam?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-19-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
It's all doable. I reworked Cub cowls for a...

It's all doable. I reworked Cub cowls for a FW189! :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
It just keeps getting better. :Q Missing/miscut...

It just keeps getting better. :Q Missing/miscut wing formers, where one of them actually had the tip cut off, being placed too close to the edge of the sheet. They also only provided enough stock...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the kind words Bronco. Yeah that...

Thanks for the kind words Bronco.

Yeah that is a kicker, especially when the shipping should be $10 tops! Probably easier to find another Cub cowl of the same scale, with a popular model like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
That's one nice thing about the FlyZone...

That's one nice thing about the FlyZone adjusters, is that they're sized perfectly for the Gold cable, such that it can be adequately tightened without kinking the heck out of it, hindering future...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Yep that's the great thing about scratch...

Yep that's the great thing about scratch building, in that you always have a mold to keep. I wish I had made some plaster molds of some of my other cowls, like Smokin' Beaver does with his Guillows...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Interesting Pat, I hadn't noticed that when...

Interesting Pat, I hadn't noticed that when looking at the 3-views.

I've got one more thing mostly out of the way, which is making the cowl acceptable. I'm not killing myself on this build, but...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
If you're using a cable, these little FlyZone...

If you're using a cable, these little FlyZone thumbwheel adjusters are excellent, if you can get your hands on them. I have a few stashed and bought them whenever I could find them at the LHS. They...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
I have yet to have a small servo fail other than...

I have yet to have a small servo fail other than micro linear, and keep going smaller as much as I can. My FW250 has BA 4gm servos in the wing, with no failures yet. I hate to use a 9gm servo on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Exclamation I kinda have to second that, based on Nigel being...

I kinda have to second that, based on Nigel being an avid scratch builder. I spent a number of years as a Pro-e solids designer, and the irony is that it is what helped me to be able to rapidly...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Bill G
Comet Cherokee 30" span

This build started in my Stearman thread, but has progressed far enough that I may as well make a build thread for it.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71269&page=2
Since this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
Probably done easier as a single fan/dual exhaust...

Probably done easier as a single fan/dual exhaust cheat. I did that with the FW250, but you're right, a cheater would be needed to keep the radar cone. I had to cheat on the 250 also, and I'm not a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
Any thoughts about EDFing this one? Perfect...

Any thoughts about EDFing this one? Perfect project for the cardboard model rocket tube idea. Reminds me of the Mig21 project. Pretty much just like stacking two of them on top of each other.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,787
Posted By Bill G
I should start a new thread. I started sheeting...

I should start a new thread. I started sheeting the fuse last night, so it's moving along. I should also start using my decent camera instead of my lousy phone for photos. :Q It's just easier to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,833
Posted By Bill G
I'm sure that actually building that thing would...

I'm sure that actually building that thing would have you pulling your hair out too! :D There's a reason it's near the top of the list, of the rarely modeled subjects. Makes the A1 look easy.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,787
Posted By Bill G
An old Comet Cherokee kit, of all things! :eek: ...

An old Comet Cherokee kit, of all things! :eek:
The die cut parts make hand cut parts using a grainy, old hand drawn plan look like laser cut parts. :Q I've used mid-air construction many times in...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 489
Posted By Bill G
Nothing wrong with pipe dreams Solent. Sounds...

Nothing wrong with pipe dreams Solent. Sounds like a great idea and gotta love the outta the box projects. The 190TL took the cake for me, and it flies well!

BTW, the Real Flight 3.5 actually...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,787
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Dave. Yeah I've been passing a few models...

Thanks Dave. Yeah I've been passing a few models on lately! There's a guy on the next block who used to fly Stearmans in WWII. I tried to get him to come see it fly recently, but he wasn't around...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-15-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Bill G
I have a Comet kit that I got on Ebay and need to...

I have a Comet kit that I got on Ebay and need to build. The Sterling kit is even nicer. Love the Cherokee solentlife. I had a Herr Cherokee that I gave away, but it wasn't scale and just didn't...
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