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Forum: Heads UP RC discussion Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Bill G
I still can't get over this one, with the Post...

I still can't get over this one, with the Post Office's clear plastic bag that they put your destroyed package in, that says "We Care". It's like lighting a bag of flaming dog ##!! on someone's...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Bill G
Some years ago I made a foam mount that would...

Some years ago I made a foam mount that would cradle a fuselage and clip onto a postal scale. Very crude, but a better version could easily be made. The good thing with analog is that you can slight...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Bill G
The swept wing version is really sharp. Should...

The swept wing version is really sharp. Should be a good flying model. Looking forward to the build.

I have a straight winged HE162 at around 20" that flies well with a foam under cambered wing....
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 10-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Bill G
Your profile statement may provide clues to the...

Your profile statement may provide clues to the situation: "I thought I was high enough ........... "
Apparently someone at USPS didn't think they they were, and thought that every...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By Bill G
That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought...

That's good stuff Chellie. I accidentally bought a bottle of it at WalMart recently in a pinch to buy more CA until getting more BSI, thinking it was CA. Duh :D I ended up buying the little CA...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By Bill G
Ditto. I think it's great that people want to...

Ditto. I think it's great that people want to become wealthy. They can find someone other than me to help them get there. :Q
BTW I've run across some tree sap that I could actually see having a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Bill G
You should have heard it in flight. With the...

You should have heard it in flight. With the 3-blade prop and open EDF nacelles, it had a constant howling noise that would really increase in dives and turns. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Bill G
I did one of those before with the first Guillows...

I did one of those before with the first Guillows FW190 I built 10 some years ago. Used a wing from an AR234 foam bash, that came from a FlyZone plane. It actually flew rud/elev, although it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By Bill G
People used to like the GWS foam glue which also...

People used to like the GWS foam glue which also makes a good contact cement, but I'm not sure who sells the same thing anymore. I saved a bunch of tubes from the foam kits, in case I get back into...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-07-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By Bill G
Good subject. If I were to build a modern era...

Good subject. If I were to build a modern era jet, the X-32 would be at the top of the list due to unique appearance and not being modeled often. Love the oddball subjects.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-05-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Bill G
Sounds like a great project. Natural wood finish...

Sounds like a great project. Natural wood finish is beautiful. I did an Ansaldo SVA that way and love how it turned out. I think you'll really like this one, with good proportions for rc. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 33,023
Posted By Bill G
You really can't beat that liitle 3s-850. Before...

You really can't beat that liitle 3s-850. Before most all lipos got their ratings up, the TP 3s lipos of anywhere for 480 to 1320mah were the only batteries light enough and powerful enough to power...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By Bill G
Exactly. I barely won a contest with my Dayton...

Exactly. I barely won a contest with my Dayton Wright scratchbuild, which mechanically was just over the top :eek: and flew really well. I hate to sound arrogant, but the other guy built a simple...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 620
Posted By Bill G
Yeah if you want to go party up, it sounds like...

Yeah if you want to go party up, it sounds like the place to go. :Q Well at least they must be doing something there other than sorting an delivering mail.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By Bill G
It actually is, based on the what I would call...

It actually is, based on the what I would call fair criteria for comparing the 2 subjects. I don't vote along the lines of who's the better friend or who I like best. Neither jumps right out ahead...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-01-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill G
The transmitter functions sound really...

The transmitter functions sound really interesting Pat. I wasn't aware of the ability to program things like sequential door functions/delays from the unit, and need to get more up to speed with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill G
Yeah that's a real fun time! :Q Almost tore hair...

Yeah that's a real fun time! :Q Almost tore hair out on the Comet, and didn't go the electronic sequencer route. What ended up working well was using a Kyosho light spring action limit switch and a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 620
Posted By Bill G
They always ship really fast for me also. USPS...

They always ship really fast for me also. USPS has been a different story lately. I should get my order today, that HURC shipped almost 7 days ago. Tracking shows it sat in the Orlando USPS post...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill G
Pat I had a question about the part you made...

Pat I had a question about the part you made using epoxy glass. Did you use 20min or 5 min? I tried making a part with 20min, and found that it did not stiffen up adequately. It may have worked...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 620
Posted By Bill G
Good chance it was a bad batch, but still what...

Good chance it was a bad batch, but still what does that say about their qc.:eek:
I had a similar experience with HXT servos, where something like 3 of 5 didn't work. It turned out that if I moved...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill G
Looks great Pat. I almost was tempting to...

Looks great Pat.
I almost was tempting to post on rc goofs :Q when I saw some character pulling up your beautiful HE219 build, expecting you to entertain them with videos a year some later. He...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 620
Posted By Bill G
It would be nice to hear more about these servos....

It would be nice to hear more about these servos. So far the Iflight 3.1 and 5gm servos have proven to be good servos as I've used a number of them, and they have a smooth geartrain with no slop. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 618
Posted By Bill G
It had a hilarious video to go with it also, but...

It had a hilarious video to go with it also, but it's no longer up. The model did a perfect, unintentional loop on takeoff, and came slamming down on the floats. The guy who made it was a real...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-23-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 618
Posted By Bill G
You must have seen this one before :Q ...

You must have seen this one before :Q
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1117510
http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/9/8/5/7/9/a2785659-78-P1010045.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Bill G
Microlite sticks fine, it's just not going to...

Microlite sticks fine, it's just not going to spoil a person like Parklite does, which sticks REALLY well to itself also. There's a trade off: You can't have lightweight, and also have a heavy,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Bill G
Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking...

Coverite Microlite is about the best shrinking covering known and my covering of choice. Wingtips are always difficult, since you can get the wrinkles out in one direction, but it tends to form...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 68
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Views: 1,750
Posted By Bill G
I haven't had any luck with 2 outrunners on a...

I haven't had any luck with 2 outrunners on a single ESC, but the Castle controllers work well with 2 inrunners on 1 ESC, which was really nice for micro EDF with inrunners. I imagine you tried both...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,104
Posted By Bill G
Mils M38 flight video

Can't complain, 3 successful maidens 3 days in a row, with 2 consecutive late 40's Miles subjects back to back.

YouTube flight video: http://youtu.be/BovvUlUcRZs
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,612
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. Joe this one really...

Thanks for the comments all. Joe this one really wasn't too bad for a 3-view scratch build, since everything is flat other than the rounded corners. It was pretty easy to take measurements from the...
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion 09-19-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 77,212
Posted By Bill G
Miles Aerovan scratch build twin with 250 Sport...

Miles Aerovan scratch build twin with 250 Sport on 2s, and Comet Models Albatros DV with 250 Plus on 3s.

Flight videos: ...
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