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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 517
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Posted By FishHawk
Great news !

Glad you solved your motor problems. FishHawk
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By FishHawk
Skybench Aerotech

I am looking at either the Big Bird or the OlyIIS. Wing span is 100" on the Big Bird and 103" on the OlyIIS. Steve I enjoy building models so no ARF for me.
Thanks guys for your help. FishHawk
Forum: Beginners 08-25-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By FishHawk
This confuses me.

I understand about weighing everything. But if my motor or battery is lighter or heaver than the suggested weight is where I'm confused.
If the designer used a lipo battery and I'm using a Nicad...
Forum: Beginners 08-24-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By FishHawk
Actual weight of a model

How does one determine the actual weight of a model? For example, if the flying weight is given say it's 37 oz do you subtract the weight of your own motor and battery to get the weight of the model?...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 30,459
Posted By FishHawk
Amazing!

Great flight. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 30,459
Posted By FishHawk
Great Steve

Yes she's a tough Bird. I hope I can get my bird to fly soon. FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-15-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 30,459
Posted By FishHawk
A couple of crashes

MarshHawk II has had some cg issues. I had a couple of crashes:eek:
I think my problem is that I put in an eflight 10 instead of the 480 which made the bird heaver and threw off the cg. One of these...
Forum: Power Systems 04-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By FishHawk
Thank you for your input.

You are correct, it's not worth repairing the servo. The repair costs are high to discourage repair and to sell more servos. FishHawk
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By FishHawk
Futaba S3115 dies.

My S3115 died and it's less than a year old. Made in China and not Japan like the older servos that I have. What can you do ? I ordered a new one and I might repair the one that failed but when you...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Round two

Steve I did find it much easier and I missed some of the preformed parts the first time around. The plans still need a little tweeting because the detail drawings are rather small and difficult to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Almost done Spring is near!

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/DSC_1346_zps1815a623.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/DSC_1346_zps1815a623.jpg.html)
FishHawk
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2014, 12:35 PM
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Views: 30,459
Posted By FishHawk
Looking good.

Steve , your repair looks great. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Delay in posting

I am sorry for not being more speedier in posting my progress photos. I will post in a couple of days. I am almost done with MarshHawk II. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-01-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Using a laser to get a accurate center line

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/DSC_1159_zps1c490523.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/DSC_1159_zps1c490523.jpg.html)
This helps a lot when getting a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Gluing the extension .

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0279_zpsc193d21f.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/IMG_0279_zpsc193d21f.jpg.html)

This is how I make sure that the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Fuse extension

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0275_zpsfd905983.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/IMG_0275_zpsfd905983.jpg.html)

Fuse marked up for the extension.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Tip on epoxying glass tape

A tip that is useful when epoxying the glass tape is to apply the epoxy on the wing surface then lay the glass tape on top of that . You can squeege the excess off using a palate knife to evenilty...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Filling

I don't mind the filling keeps me busy. I guess you are correct the glass tape and epoxy would fill in the voids. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Glassed wing tip

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/DSC_1124_zpsd29f3a39.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/DSC_1124_zpsd29f3a39.jpg.html)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Wing tips Glassed.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/DSC_1118_zps22226e79.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/DSC_1118_zps22226e79.jpg.html)
Wing tip taped for glassing.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-21-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Final dihedral

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0266_zpsa1758a58.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/IMG_0266_zpsa1758a58.jpg.html)
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-21-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Servo Solution

I solved the servo linkage problem by using a longer arm.
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0255_zps2d650fff.jpg...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-19-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Another solution

There are many ways to solve this problem. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-18-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Another View of the dowels

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0251_zps31f1cffd.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/IMG_0251_zps31f1cffd.jpg.html)

This helps with the alignment.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-18-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Wing alignment dowels

URL=http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/FishHawk-02/media/IMG_0252_zps0bb24fc1.jpg.html]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j329/FishHawk-02/IMG_0252_zps0bb24fc1.jpg[/URL]
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Longer servo arm

I have solved the servo linkage problem by using a longer servo arm. No need to add the small block. FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-17-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
I'm on the same track

I am on the same track as you are for a servo set up . I may add a small block of
wood to give the servo arm a little extra lift. What I noticed and in my opinion is the trouble with the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Magnet

I like to keep the magnet separate from the control arm, but the method is the same.

FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-16-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Please post photo

Yes, a photo would be most helpful to me and others following this thread!
FishHawk
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-16-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,703
Posted By FishHawk
Thanks for the suggestion.

I will try your suggestion about the kwik link . Right now I'm working on not using any links at all and letting the servo arm push up against the spoiler and then keeping it shut with a magnet....
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