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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,270
Posted By mclarkson
Congrats on an awesome, successful build!

Congrats on an awesome, successful build!
Forum: Heads UP RC discussion Yesterday, 03:56 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 76,150
Posted By mclarkson
That Aerovan is wicked sweet!

That Aerovan is wicked sweet!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By mclarkson
Impressive work, sir.

Impressive work, sir.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
For the foam-to-foam parts, I'm mainly using...

For the foam-to-foam parts, I'm mainly using Beacons 3-in-1, along with some Gorilla Glue. The CF wing spars are glued in place with epoxy. The glass is done with WBPU.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I'm adding some very thin (0.55 oz) fiberglass to...

I'm adding some very thin (0.55 oz) fiberglass to the firewall for a bit of added strength.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I was planning on big wheels sitting close the...

I was planning on big wheels sitting close the fuselage, but my son has about convinced me that it looks delightfully silly sitting up on long legs and tiny little wheels.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Cutting out and re-assembling the control...

Cutting out and re-assembling the control surfaces. I tied the two halves of the elevator together with a bamboo skewer.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Starting to fill in the blanks on the fuselage. I...

Starting to fill in the blanks on the fuselage. I just cut a piece more-or-less the right shape, glue it down, and then cut/sand the excess away.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I used a hole cutting bit for my drill to cut out...

I used a hole cutting bit for my drill to cut out this plywood motor mount, which I painted silver.

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Forum: Foamies 09-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,767
Views: 413,784
Posted By mclarkson
Another sweet build, crash!

Another sweet build, crash!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
The horizontal stab was pretty floppy, so I glued...

The horizontal stab was pretty floppy, so I glued a pair of bamboo chopsticks to the leading edge.

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1700.jpg

Trying to attach the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Do it! There's little to lose beyond time, a few...

Do it! There's little to lose beyond time, a few sheets of foam, and your pride! :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Thanks. Chellie, you drive out here and I'll let...

Thanks. Chellie, you drive out here and I'll let you do it. :)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Here's a shot of the wings test-fitted into place...

Here's a shot of the wings test-fitted into place over the CF struts.

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1696.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I decided to make the wing mount the origin for...

I decided to make the wing mount the origin for the model. Everything else will have to be matched to it. I hot-glued a tiny bubble level to it to serve as the 'standard' of level for the plane.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Should have posted before that I'm making the...

Should have posted before that I'm making the fuselage like this:

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1618.jpg
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I was stalled on this one almost immediately, and...

I was stalled on this one almost immediately, and for about two months. I simply could not figure out a way to attach the wings to the fuse. I'm using a CF arrow shaft - cut in half - as wing spars,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
Building the gull wings. What passes for "plans"...

Building the gull wings. What passes for "plans" on one of my projects:

http://rc.markclarkson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1617.jpg

Building the wings:...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
I usually start off with a concept sketch done in...

I usually start off with a concept sketch done in 3D (because I happen to be comfortable in 3D). The designs come out look MUCH better than the resulting planes, cuz my computer modeling skills far...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-16-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By mclarkson
The "Blue Snapper" - an original FFF scratch build

This is one of those projects that I normally wouldn't share until I was more certain of success. However, partially in response to the reduction in activity on the board, I'm gonna stick my neck out...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By mclarkson
I've come to enjoy flying low, slow and close...

I've come to enjoy flying low, slow and close most of all. Yes - I like to go high and, yes, I like to go fast but I spend the most time seeing just how slowly I can fly my planes.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By mclarkson
No probs.

No probs.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By mclarkson
It works for me. dQXJyuHoe-E I use the...

It works for me.
dQXJyuHoe-E

I use the special YouTube embed code.

videonumber - Substitute the correct spelling of YouTube. Do not put the entire link address between the tags, but only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,201
Posted By mclarkson
Semi-off-topic, but since it's been brought up...

Semi-off-topic, but since it's been brought up before ... I've mentioned this previously in other places but, although I can upload photo attachments to a thread, I haven't been able to upload any...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-09-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By mclarkson
PDFs can be locked to prevent printing. However,...

PDFs can be locked to prevent printing. However, I just downloaded the plan and they printed fine on my end. I suspect you have a printer or operating system problem.
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Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By mclarkson
Hmmmm.... Well, welcome to WF to begin with. ...

Hmmmm.... Well, welcome to WF to begin with.

That's a peculiar-sounding problem. It sounds like it's cutting out under high loads. The higher the throttle, the higher the load. Taking off the prop...
Forum: Foamies 09-05-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,393
Posted By mclarkson
Another nice one, Crash!

Another nice one, Crash!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By mclarkson
I've found that, despite once having said "This...

I've found that, despite once having said "This one plane is all I'll ever want," I tend to acquire planes at a rate of about one a month. Fortunately, I've only been in the Hobby for four years!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-01-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By mclarkson
She looks sweet! I have a Parkzone SE5 that I'm...

She looks sweet! I have a Parkzone SE5 that I'm very fond of.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 590
Posted By mclarkson
Man - I've got around 30-35 planes, copters and...

Man - I've got around 30-35 planes, copters and quads. Probably two dozen or so in flyable condition. Many of the non-flyable models are in fine shape but have had their Rx or ESC stolen and put in...
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