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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,514
Posted By Dave180
Right, the barbs were splitting the wood. Maybe...

Right, the barbs were splitting the wood. Maybe if the plywood was like 1/4", it wouldn't be an issue.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-19-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,514
Posted By Dave180
An old thread that needs updating! I've...

An old thread that needs updating!

I've tried tapping plywood with glue on the threads, but the plywood layers don't all stay together sometimes. So I just add more plywood and make it thicker....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I flew it with an 1/8" shim. It seems more...

I flew it with an 1/8" shim. It seems more stable and if anything it slowed down. A slow flyer it is. Had to dethermalize a couple of times as it got too high. I quit after 30 minutes. Elevator...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
So thermaling duration would be unchanged with...

So thermaling duration would be unchanged with less wing incidence? I'll find out.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-13-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Good points made. I was measuring the...

Good points made. I was measuring the blueprints again. It might closer to 3 degree rise. Since this plane was basically a free flight glider with a rudder and pee wee .020 engine, maybe they...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-12-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Thanks. The wing angle measures about 2 degrees....

Thanks. The wing angle measures about 2 degrees. I'll try a shim next time. My spectra and super decathlon have about the same though. The GLH has 0 degree angle on plans. They must do it for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I got a few rolls in. It's doing them the hard...

I got a few rolls in. It's doing them the hard way! The wing angle is propped up too much for regular powered flight. It just climbs. Here's a short video. Theres no landing as the camera fell...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Since I have plenty of flying time, I enlarged...

Since I have plenty of flying time, I enlarged the rudder. Tried flying in 9mph wind. Too much for it. But able to remain in control.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I flew it again today. It flew so long I had to...

I flew it again today. It flew so long I had to bring it in! Didn't even use up the battery. A hawk tipped me off to a good thermal.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,121
Posted By Dave180
Too bad that it ended up in the lake. What size...

Too bad that it ended up in the lake. What size prop did you have on that plane?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
It's not that powerful though. Takes full...

It's not that powerful though. Takes full throttle to climb at a reasonable rate. I didn't try the 6x3 prop as I was trying to set a duration record for me to beat next time. My neck is a little...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-05-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Thanks. I did poke a hole in it before flying. ...

Thanks. I did poke a hole in it before flying. Other parts used were Dubro 847 and 919, Hxt900's servos. I had a cell alarm on but it wasn't very loud. The wing tip washout I put in was like...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I got one flight in today. Lasted 37 minutes! ...

I got one flight in today. Lasted 37 minutes! Not bad for 2s 800mah battery. It thermals pretty good. Flew great. Climb was ok. No tip stall. Its a keeper!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-03-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I don't really like the covering material. The...

I don't really like the covering material. The sun hits it and it makes noises and likes to blow up like a balloon on the wing anyway. Maybe because its a dark color. Too low of a temp for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
It appears there are adapters for the prop...

It appears there are adapters for the prop savers. Although eflite doesn't give any specs on the dimensions. GWS prop hub sizes are 5.5mm,7mm and Apc is 8mm. I assume they would work.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-02-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
I now have a 6x3.5 cut down from the 7" gws prop....

I now have a 6x3.5 cut down from the 7" gws prop. The blades are stiffer then the 6x3 which is very flimsy. Slightly wider too.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By Dave180
Is the plastic really weed wacker line? Could a...

Is the plastic really weed wacker line? Could a person could just melt some down into a mold?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
My apc props only have 2 choices for rings. HK...

My apc props only have 2 choices for rings. HK apc props looks like it has 6 choices. That sucks.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
The 3A on 4oz thrust was a 2000kv motor I...

The 3A on 4oz thrust was a 2000kv motor I removed. (18mm diameter). I have a 6x4 apc prop but the hub doesn't fit on the prop saver. The whole reason why I picked that motor in the first place was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-30-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Motor works as advertised in the specs. So thats...

Motor works as advertised in the specs. So thats good. 9-10oz thrust at 7 amps for 8oz plane. I was figuring maybe I'll get 20min flights if I pulse and glide.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Thanks for commenting. The original prop was a...

Thanks for commenting. The original prop was a 4x2.5 on the plans. I have a 7x3.5 I might cut down later. Not too many size choices on the lightweight GWS props. It's ok if its just a floater...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
The Ca glue seemed to work for right now. A very...

The Ca glue seemed to work for right now. A very tight fit. Got threadlock on the set screws. Hope it works.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Let me show you something stupid about the new...

Let me show you something stupid about the new motor I just got. They machined just about all the area off the "tube" that slides in the mount and just left 1mm on each side for fit. Sure its...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,464
Posted By Dave180
You going to get that on video flying? There's...

You going to get that on video flying? There's none on youtube.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
This motor is 2x the power of the smaller one,...

This motor is 2x the power of the smaller one, they claim. Its twice as heavy though. The advertised weight of .6oz was really .8oz with wires. It's a power-up 250 sport 2300kv.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 03-28-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Dave180
The only optic radio left is optic5. All the...

The only optic radio left is optic5. All the rest are discontinued.

http://hitecrcd.com/files/2014_HRU_Catalog-Opt.pdf
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-28-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,464
Posted By Dave180
Looks great. So they don't give you the landing...

Looks great. So they don't give you the landing gear wire with the retract? I've never had retracts yet.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-27-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,890
Posted By Dave180
One thing to add is that it seems that many of...

One thing to add is that it seems that many of the balsa kits today are way over-engineered. Laser cut holes and notches everywhere making it difficult to repair.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-25-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Right. Its a park flyer. I'm trying to make a...

Right. Its a park flyer. I'm trying to make a slow stick out of it.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dave180
Thanks. Good to know. I'll try the wing tip...

Thanks. Good to know. I'll try the wing tip washout so at least maybe it won't barrel roll into the ground on landing.
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