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Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 03-22-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Bald Paul
Should have put this up sooner: ...

Should have put this up sooner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7Wsuvu7B0

My version of a MidStar 40 conversion to electric. (Twins)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul
You got me thinking. I will freely admit that I...

You got me thinking. I will freely admit that I am a novice CAD user. My biggest difficulty in the past has been designing (or copying) wing ribs. I had been considering purchasing the Profili...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul
Bill, thank you for the info. Good and useful...

Bill, thank you for the info. Good and useful stuff.

I usually go with Heads Up RC for my motors, batteries, and ESC, and have already done some preliminary research. Looking at the Emax...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul
My first "real" scratch build

After building several available kits, doing a bit of "kit bashing" (Sig MidStar 40 conversion to twin electric power), and building from published plans (redrawn in CAD and laser cut for accuracy),...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Bald Paul
Yes, I agree with you on that point. But, the...

Yes, I agree with you on that point. But, the plot thickens!

The plans showed up today. Three sheets, not the two as advertised. The third sheet has all the formers, ribs, etc detailed. And, as...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Bald Paul
Hmmm, a bit of dissapointment here. I always try...

Hmmm, a bit of dissapointment here. I always try to order the back issue of the magazine that features the build article that goes along with the plans.

Plans have not arrived yet, but the back...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 458
Posted By Bald Paul
I'm not an expert by any stretch (sorry for the...

I'm not an expert by any stretch (sorry for the pun) but have had very good results with UltraCote.
It looks like you may be using too much heat when tacking it down. I use a hobby iron and one of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-31-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Bald Paul
2015's first project!

Well, first for me, anyway. If someone starts theirs right after midnight - I'll probably be asleep already. :red:

A set of plans for the "Diversion" have been ordered from Traplet Publications....
Forum: South Carolina 12-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Bald Paul
If I knew how to pack properly so things wouldn't...

If I knew how to pack properly so things wouldn't get damaged, I would have brought the Midstar with me! I'm already planning my new workbench (since it looks like I'll have a much larger area to...
Forum: South Carolina 12-19-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Bald Paul
LOL! Good luck getting him to part with the Demi...

LOL! Good luck getting him to part with the Demi Duster! But don't worry, once you fly that MidStar twin, you'll forget all about it! That is one sweet bird! Heck, it even made ME look good flying...
Forum: South Carolina 12-19-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Bald Paul
Moving soon, saying Hello!

My wife and I are planning a move soon to South Carolina (Spartanburg area).

I've already looked at the AMA clubs, and the Spartanburg Sky Knights looks like they have a great flying field. I...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 11-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Bald Paul
SOLD

Porcia83 bought this, and my Spacewalker on a package deal.
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 11-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Bald Paul
"Twinstar 40" electric

Started as a Sig MidStar 40 kit. Motor nacelles were CAD designed and laser cut. Firepower 25 motors swing counter-rotating 12" props (2 blade with spinners, not the three blades as shown). Two 3S...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
Well, that's encouraging! :D Hopefully, it...

Well, that's encouraging! :D

Hopefully, it had more to do with weight than design.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
Sorry I didn't take more pics as the wing was...

Sorry I didn't take more pics as the wing was being built, but I think you've all seen that process, haven't you? :silly:

The wing has no dihedral, and a 5mm carbon fiber main spar is utilized....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
Back to business. I got slightly...

Back to business.

I got slightly sidetracked. I was going through my 'junk' drawer, and found a motor, ESC, a couple of micro servos, another receiver, just sitting there. It just so happened...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
More changes due. Fuselage is assembled, but I'm...

More changes due. Fuselage is assembled, but I'm not completely happy with it. The picture of bulkhead B7 with the rear "window frame" assembled may be redesigned, along with bulkhead B2, which will...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
Waiting for the remainder of my laser cut parts...

Waiting for the remainder of my laser cut parts to arrive. Fuselage and boom assembly revealed one very small issue that will be corrected in Version 2. I'm using 4mm carbon fiber square tubing to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
Okay, if you insist!

Okay, if you insist!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
First batch of parts have arrived from the laser...

First batch of parts have arrived from the laser cutter. The 1/8" lite ply sheets contained the parts needed for fuselage and tailboom construction - at least most of it. The motor mount has to be...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bald Paul
The Boeing L15 project

Having finished my MidStar 40 conversion (nitro to twin electric), I felt the need to start building another. :)

I've been slowly teaching myself DesignCAD. I had already taken a set of plans and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bald Paul
All very valid questions. I only need to charge...

All very valid questions.
I only need to charge a few packs, and recharging speed isn't that important. I'd rather spend the money for an extra battery than to fast charge.
I doubt I'd ever go much...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Bald Paul
Recommendation for new charger

With all the chargers out there, it's hard to tell from the ads which ones are best. My old charger died, so I'm in the market for a new one.

I'm looking for an AC/DC powered charger for LiPo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Bald Paul
As I've gotten older, I find myself enjoying my...

As I've gotten older, I find myself enjoying my time standing out in a snowy, cold field less and less enticing than building up something while I sit in my warm house. :D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Bald Paul
Actually found a club even closer to work. I know...

Actually found a club even closer to work. I know some of the guys there, and they invited me down to fly after work during the week. One of my co-workers got interested and just purchased his first...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Bald Paul
The 80 amp ESC's are really overkill, but they...

The 80 amp ESC's are really overkill, but they weren't expensive, and have no BEC circuitry. Had I gone with something smaller and lighter, I would have ended up adding nose weight anyway, so it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Bald Paul
It started as a MidStar 40

Picked up a Sig MidStar 40 kit, with full intentions of converting it to electric. Not just any conversion, though! Twin motors with counter-rotating props. Motor nacelles were designed in CAD and...
Forum: Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 11-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Bald Paul
Thanks for the kind words! Feel free to spread...

Thanks for the kind words! Feel free to spread the word about the Spacewalker at the field!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Bald Paul
I'm around all weekend. Blue house across the...

I'm around all weekend. Blue house across the street from the field (#37). I'll PM you my phone number.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Bald Paul
Please feel free to do so! Make me an offer. I...

Please feel free to do so! Make me an offer. I find myself with zero time lately to fly (in fact, the only flying I've done this year was a Fun-Bat foamy in the field across the street from my house...
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