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Forum: Beginners 05-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By starcad
You could do it similar to this. Just a quickie...

You could do it similar to this. Just a quickie drawing with out hidden lines.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-14-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,656
Posted By starcad
Wow, first flights. Ken Willard design School...

Wow, first flights. Ken Willard design School Master single channel rudder only .049 second GoldBerg Skylane 42 again single channel rudder only .049 followed by a GB Jr. Falcon ( the $3.95 kit )...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-15-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,636
Posted By starcad
I thought this was kinda corny but when I saw the...

I thought this was kinda corny but when I saw the control surfaces moving I liked it. Please not trying to insult of belittle just though this was cute.
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-26-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,468
Posted By starcad
Sorry I didn't get back to the thread sooner. ...

Sorry I didn't get back to the thread sooner. I'm running a 2814/12 60amp esc on a 3s 2200. Getting around 16 minutes of flight time and a whole lot more it there are thermals around. I carry a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,468
Posted By starcad
Heck, if your going to do it then you really need...

Heck, if your going to do it then you really need one of these.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-23-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,856
Posted By starcad
Man Tom you did a fantastic re-build looks as...

Man Tom you did a fantastic re-build looks as good as new. Now you know the issue you can solve the cause. Good Job.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,740
Posted By starcad
BTY, you were thinking about a Nobler? I was...

BTY, you were thinking about a Nobler? I was thinking about a Dolphin. I always liked the way they flew as a control line bird and wondered what it would be like to fly one as an r/c design. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-24-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 23,740
Posted By starcad
Hey John, I haven't seen this thread in awhile...

Hey John, I haven't seen this thread in awhile as I was getting really sick when you started this design. Don't feel bad about not finishing in time for the contest as I did the same thing with my...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-10-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By starcad
BTW, I have switched from lead weights to steel...

BTW, I have switched from lead weights to steel weights when fishing. Also use barb-less hooks now as I've been catch and release for almost 30 years now. But that is off track. Years ago during...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By starcad
I do basically the same except I use steel shot...

I do basically the same except I use steel shot that my father in law gave me years ago. It's lighter than lead but not as toxic.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-25-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By starcad
Hahaha! Fr4k1yn I know just what you mean. My...

Hahaha! Fr4k1yn I know just what you mean. My knees used to shack like jelly. Then one day I really didn't care if it flew or not, I was just going to have fun. It flew great and after that, no...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-16-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By starcad
StarCad - Wattflyer Scratchbuild Contest #3

I've been looking at this design for a long time now and thinking about it. I've been wanting something that I could just take out in the front yard and toss in the air and just bore holes in the...
Forum: Beginners 05-14-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,651
Posted By starcad
One thing I would like to suggest is to sit down...

One thing I would like to suggest is to sit down at night with your transmitter in your hands and then close your eyes. Try to feel for the trim levers/sliders and memorize there positions. If your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-11-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By starcad
Hey Sarg here's my tale. I was a club flight...

Hey Sarg here's my tale. I was a club flight instructor for almost 5 years. It got so bad that I couldn't even take my planes out of the truck to fly my own. Then one day I got a call from one of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By starcad
Geez, if I still had my FMA Co-Pilot I'd mail it...

Geez, if I still had my FMA Co-Pilot I'd mail it off to you to try, but I gave that to my son so he could use it for his video. Sorry to here your having so many problems with the gryo setup. Wish...
Forum: Beginners 04-06-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By starcad
Hey Uki, Welcome to WattFlyer. OK, here is what...

Hey Uki, Welcome to WattFlyer. OK, here is what I would do. Look at your brothers plane and how the radio is setup, servos, receiver, and battery. Look at how the connection is made from the servo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,917
Posted By starcad
Wow::o, There are so many different techniques...

Wow::o, There are so many different techniques there's not enough room in this forum to discuss all of them. The latest I've heard about but have yet to try involves using Knox gelatin to seal the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-24-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 59,488
Posted By starcad
Hey Larry you sure that isn't pictures of my...

Hey Larry you sure that isn't pictures of my workshop?? Chelli, it's really looking good just keep going. Remember this is just proof of concept and if need be you can always build another.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-23-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,783
Posted By starcad
Kool! Paul, glad to hear it went so well. On the...

Kool! Paul, glad to hear it went so well. On the wing ( I hope I can get this to upload and since it is public Domain it should be ok to post ) look at the way Terry Dench designed the wing center...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 59,488
Posted By starcad
Chelli, what is the weight of that wing now that...

Chelli, what is the weight of that wing now that it is complete? I still think your over building but I may be wrong. 1/16" ply seems like a little over kill. I don't think your going to have to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-15-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 59,488
Posted By starcad
Hey Chellie, more images when you get a chance. ...

Hey Chellie, more images when you get a chance. Your really driving me to try the Su-Do-Khoi. I found my old gas'er servos tonight while cleaning house. I think I'll wait till after your finished...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By starcad
I would go with one of the online balsa...

I would go with one of the online balsa suppliers. I purchased the balsa for my last project at my LHS thinking I would do them a favor by purchasing product locally and help support them. Boy was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By starcad
Hey Paul nice little tutorial on silk and dope. ...

Hey Paul nice little tutorial on silk and dope. There is a way of holding the brush and applying the dope so as to avoid those nasty puddling spots. This all takes a lot of time to do right. Some...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By starcad
I'll second RC-56 best canopy glue I've ever...

I'll second RC-56 best canopy glue I've ever used. Have it on my MFX for over two years now and still going strong.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,546
Posted By starcad
Haha! Another thing I didn't see in the image. ...

Haha! Another thing I didn't see in the image. What about a couple of degrees of positive incidence in the wing, I'm thinking maybe 1.5 to 2.5 degrees. That may help pull it up out of the water...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-27-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By starcad
Happy Thanksgiving

Just like to tell everyone in the United States,
"Happy Thanksgiving",
from Darlene, Ariel, and Myself.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-19-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,043
Posted By starcad
Looking good pburt, keep going and you'll have a...

Looking good pburt, keep going and you'll have a great design. Humm! holding the wing on. I'm thinking a plywood plate on the inside of the fuse tapped for something like 1/4 X 20 bolts or a single...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-27-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By starcad
Dozer :: What Steve said. This may help. Sorry...

Dozer :: What Steve said. This may help. Sorry for the quick dirty drawing but it should be relatively easy to see what Steve is talking about.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-14-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By starcad
I'd have to go with something like Steve suggests...

I'd have to go with something like Steve suggests above. Something in the 28xx range like a AXI 2808 or the E-Flite 480. If you really want a little more zip then an E-Flite 10 or similar motor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-29-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,572
Posted By starcad
I just gotta say one word, "SWEET", very nice...

I just gotta say one word, "SWEET", very nice looking design that flies as good as it looks.
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