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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Yesterday, 03:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
As originally designed the control rods were 1/4...

As originally designed the control rods were 1/4 x 1/4 balsa strip stock with music wire and connectors at each end. I thought that 0.070" CF rod would make for a cleaner and easier to work with...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 351
Posted By FlyWheel
A good idea, alas, the wing is not a permanent...

A good idea, alas, the wing is not a permanent part of the plane. However, it gives me a possible idea, extend it along the fuse, then up the LE of the tail (or one of the H-stabs).

Thanks, I'll...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 05-22-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 351
Posted By FlyWheel
Question coiling 72MHz antennas?

I've heard this can be done, so long as the coil isn't too tight and it's not wound around anything conductive, like metal or CF. If this is true, I would like to get all of the antenna inside the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-21-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Thumbs down Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been struggling to get the control rods connected, and after three days I have determined that using 0.072 CF rods is not going to work for this plane. So I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By FlyWheel
Those little wires will also get quite warm....

Those little wires will also get quite warm....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-19-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By FlyWheel
Is 'Elapor' the same (or a type of) EPP? If so...

Is 'Elapor' the same (or a type of) EPP? If so I've had pretty good luck with polyurethane (Gorilla) glues.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-18-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I hope all your sins have been forgiven...

I just successfully cut three hinge slots, all in exactly the right places and lined up perfectly, resulting in properly positioned control surfaces that moves freely without any binding or...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
When I "built" my EZ Star the main wings were...

When I "built" my EZ Star the main wings were slid together with a CF tube, and that plus the small amount of friction in the fuselage mount was supposed to hold everything together. I didn't like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
If it weren't for the 1/8" square balsa strips on...

If it weren't for the 1/8" square balsa strips on the underside of the wing root it would swivel quite freely. It is my hope that if I should dig a wingtip the 1/8 strips will tear off the bottom,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-16-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Today I epoxied the hinges onto the wing, but the...

Today I epoxied the hinges onto the wing, but the so-called 20 minute epoxy is taking much longer than advertised. I am going to let then cure overnight before trying to fitting the cambflexors.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-15-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 447
Posted By FlyWheel
Bummer. I've had a flyaway, which has similar...

Bummer. I've had a flyaway, which has similar results, but I'm not sure which is worse.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-13-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I'm doing this during the commercial breaks of...

I'm doing this during the commercial breaks of the Tour of California.

I'm going to need more hinges for the wings, but it looks like it will work. In the meantime I screwed the motor into it's...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-13-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 870
Posted By FlyWheel
The closest I ever got to amateur radio was my CB...

The closest I ever got to amateur radio was my CB back in the 70's.:roll:
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-13-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,286
Posted By FlyWheel
Stu, did you ever 'Quincy' the reason why your...

Stu, did you ever 'Quincy' the reason why your pack died so quickly?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-13-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review My build has gotten some competition; the Tour Of...

My build has gotten some competition; the Tour Of California and the Giro d'Italia. :oops:

As such, with those, mowing the lawn and errands I only had an hour or so to work on the Skimmer, but I...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-12-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By FlyWheel
Since you checked into solar I'm sure you already...

Since you checked into solar I'm sure you already know that even if your power requirements exceed the output of the panels you will still be reducing the amount you have to buy, you can get sizable...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By FlyWheel
NO! you mustn't! They'll infect your soul, curve...

NO! you mustn't! They'll infect your soul, curve your spine, and keep the country from winning the war!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-12-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review All covered!

And if I may enjoy a bit of bragging, it's my best covering job yet! :$

180718 Just so you know the washout was from the jig. :)

180719 They were only off by 1/8" total! Minimal correction...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-10-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By FlyWheel
Best advice yet: bring a kite, if anything will...

Best advice yet: bring a kite, if anything will stifle the wind, that's it. and even if it doesn't you'll still have the best 'windy day flier' ever invented!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-09-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Didn't have much time to build today, but I did...

Didn't have much time to build today, but I did get somethings done.First I made myself a little device to cut covering on the model.
180650The blade extends just enough to cut the covering without...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-08-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 870
Posted By FlyWheel
Talking +1 on that. My daughter asked me what I wished I...

+1 on that. My daughter asked me what I wished I be called (by my grand kids), so as not to confuse me with their dad's parents. I suggested "Opa" which is what me and my brother called our mother's...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-08-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 870
Posted By FlyWheel
Figures, one of the few times I'm not in the...

Figures, one of the few times I'm not in the minority...

I turn 58 this summer. Funny, I never really felt 'old' until I found out I had a granddaughter! :eek:
Forum: Beginners 05-08-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By FlyWheel
Stu has it right: Copied from AMA website:...

Stu has it right:
Copied from AMA website: http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/105.pdf
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-08-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 793
Posted By FlyWheel
Lightbulb Hmm, my son in law works on full size...

Hmm, my son in law works on full size aircraft.....????

However that wouldn't really be RC, would it?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-08-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review I got around to setting up and testing the...

I got around to setting up and testing the components, as well as preliminary programming of the TX. First I set up the motor on the little stand I made yesterday, plugged it into the ESC and the ESC...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-07-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Covered the bottom hatch cover, the canopy and...

Covered the bottom hatch cover, the canopy and the bottom side of the fuselage. It's going slow because I'm taking my time, but it's showing from the results; I may actually be getting better at...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-06-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review More covering

I decided not to glass the wing-roots. The instructions don't call for it, and I beefed them up a bit anyway, so I would probably just be adding weight. I got all the solid control surfaces covered...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-06-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 793
Posted By FlyWheel
You're sane?::o Are any of us?:roll: ...

You're sane?::o Are any of us?:roll:

Modeling keeps me off the streets.

No literally, I can't ride my bike if I'm building or flying.



Not yet, anyway.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-05-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By FlyWheel
Off topic, but why would they name a lawn mower...

Off topic, but why would they name a lawn mower after a carnivorous bird that only eats meat? :concern:
(the yellow one on the left)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-05-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,605
Posted By FlyWheel
Build Review Nope. Transparent flourescent red! :D And...

Nope. Transparent flourescent red! :D

And yeah, I would definitely check that pack. Running down 2200 milli-amps in just 45 minutes on primarily servos (even digital ones) doesn't sound right at...
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