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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. Xmech I'd love to...

Thanks for the comments all.
Xmech I'd love to come to San Diego and fly the Comet, with your weather. :D
Steve I came across your Dehavilland Swallow the other day, which looks like it would be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Bill G
Should be a good flying model. I built one a few...

Should be a good flying model. I built one a few years ago with Spektrum micro bl gear. It's a real floater, compared with other heavier 24" span form-and-stringer models....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-26-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. We've had our share of snow. Almost 2...

Thanks. We've had our share of snow. Almost 2 feet in that field, with my shoes and socks filled with snow after retrieving the model. Touched up a few spots with silver paint on the wingtip and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire...

Nice windy 29F day for the maiden. The entire perimeter of the ball field was piled 5 feet high with snow, from the town plow folks. They were there watching the flight also.

The model flew...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-21-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Bill G
I think you'll do fine. The little one I have is...

I think you'll do fine. The little one I have is over 4oz and is quite a floater. Don't want to spam your thread with a YT link, but it's on my WTFLYR channel if you're interested in seeing it. It...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Finished at 14.55 oz with a wing loading of...

Finished at 14.55 oz with a wing loading of 9.5oz/sq-ft using a 3s-1300 lipo. No ballast required, with the battery at the rear of the compartment and the CG a few mm ahead of the plan CG, which I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-17-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,169
Posted By Bill G
Well we'll have to get these models out there...

Well we'll have to get these models out there sooner or later. Assuming VI's weather is about the same as here, it's been barely above 0 F for the daily highs. I'll probably be putting off flight...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Bill G
I bought one of those receivers from a fellow...

I bought one of those receivers from a fellow hobbyist and have had a number of flights with it. Never had any problems with it. The light weight factor is a good thing. Probably weighs less than...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,169
Posted By Bill G
Exactly. I like to maiden a model long enough...

Exactly. I like to maiden a model long enough after the build that I forget about the amount of work put into it. Especially a build as nice as yours here. Makes it more like taking an ARF off the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Bill G
The cling wrap may also be good for covering...

The cling wrap may also be good for covering clear plastic to prevent paint fume issues. I recently had to buff out the plastic a bit on a model, to remove a reaction that the paint bomb's thinner...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Quorneng. I think we will both have two...

Thanks Quorneng. I think we will both have two very similar twin boom EDFs to fly here soon. Finished covering, with the ailerons and access doors remaining to be installed, as well as painting.
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bill G
Good job. That's because you know what you're...

Good job.
That's because you know what you're doing and have been building and flying some models for some time and don't need to rely on those gizmos. I'd probably be afraid to turn the thing on....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-12-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Covering the wings now. Covering the fuse worked...

Covering the wings now. Covering the fuse worked well, although it was paneled out a bit, to accommodate the curves of this fuse. This isn't one to be covered with one or two pieces. The tail boom...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,335
Posted By Bill G
That is very true. I'm convinced those folks...

That is very true. I'm convinced those folks either haven't actually tried those aft settings, or have only flown constant chord models. On models, the surface area of the stab and outer wing on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Bill G
My solution is to create a U bend the linkage...

My solution is to create a U bend the linkage wire so that it routes over the top of the gear drive, rather than needing L and R servos or reversers. I had one experience with a reverser that had...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Faired in the inlet ducting at 35mm x 46mm,...

Faired in the inlet ducting at 35mm x 46mm, measured from the flat bottom of the wing. The dihedral adds a bit of area, which puts it a bit over FSA. The inlet openings at the fuse were trimmed yet...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Bill G
Looks good. You probably have more than enough...

Looks good. You probably have more than enough ESC, but it's never a bad idea to face the heatsink into the ducting wall with a small cutout for cooling. Personally cooling hasn't proven to be an...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 287
Posted By Bill G
It gets worse when you start scratch building and...

It gets worse when you start scratch building and modifying designs. Then you can't stop your mind from thinking ahead concerning how you're going to work out all the details, when you've finally...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments all. I'm thinking that...

Thanks for the comments all. I'm thinking that maybe I should kick up the ailerons a bit, program as elevons and fly this thing tailless as a Dehavilland Swallow. :Q Seriously that would probably...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Tacked the wing panels on. Gotta love setting...

Tacked the wing panels on. Gotta love setting wing panels on twin boom subjects. The tack glue spots at the small balsa blocks where the main spars sit against the fuse former were glued, cut,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Fit the battery doors with hinges and spring...

Fit the battery doors with hinges and spring latches. After building a number of these spring latches with standard plastic and aluminum tubing, they go really quickly. The spring assembly is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-05-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bill G
I think I'll add the Sipa Minijet as a backup...

I think I'll add the Sipa Minijet as a backup entry. Looks like it should be done in time.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-04-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Bill G
I used their semi-flat spray over stained balsa...

I used their semi-flat spray over stained balsa with good results. It was the non-water based type poly spray also.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-04-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks. They are a bit shorter than scale, but...

Thanks. They are a bit shorter than scale, but they should be fine. I've found aileron sizing is directly related to aspect ratio. I've done a number of subjects with much smaller than scale...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-03-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
The wings went together well with the parts cut...

The wings went together well with the parts cut to plan. The cut away ailerons were not on the plan and had to be fabricated. This is one of those projects where you have to keep thinking ahead, as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Bill G
A builder named Richard Feroldi won a Giant Scale...

A builder named Richard Feroldi won a Giant Scale best WWI biplane with the model. Those colors are what got me too. I basically copied his using an enlarged Sterling plan. The natural finished...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,015
Posted By Bill G
Thanks, the intakes are wing root intakes pretty...

Thanks, the intakes are wing root intakes pretty much just like a Dehavilland Vampire. The sit completely below the wing however, so they won't require faring in on the wing top surface. That makes...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Bill G
I used semi-flat polyurethane spray which worked...

I used semi-flat polyurethane spray which worked well on my Ansaldo.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-02-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Bill G
That sounds correct, although believe there's a...

That sounds correct, although believe there's a number of 4000 series zener diodes with forward biasing in the .6 to 1V range that can be used. I had a few on hand and ran out. The last time I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-01-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Bill G
The AUW looks good. All that body area should be...

The AUW looks good. All that body area should be a real plus. The small harnessing is a lot of work. I bought a bag of micro JST connectors for harnessing, but building them is another issue. ...
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