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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
I supose you could epoxy these in but you'd be...

I supose you could epoxy these in but you'd be kinda screwed if one ever goes bad. I know I've come close to turning the radio on when the wing was up-side-down on my work-bench. That'd be a sure way...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Yeah they're pretty cool for sure. Here's a...

Yeah they're pretty cool for sure. Here's a couple of examples of e-spoilers...

Hobby King
Glider Spoiler Servoless...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-07-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
I wouldn't say this is overly heavy construction....

I wouldn't say this is overly heavy construction. She should be strong enough for some lazy thermal hunting I figure.

Spoilers
I've been using e-spoilers in my giant scale sailplanes for a few...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 04-05-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Maiden Flight

Yeap Spring is here & it's time to see if she'll fly...

YouTube video, click to view...
http://www.scipie.com/rc/bird_dog/Nodd-RC-074-splash_700.jpg (http://youtu.be/9Gc_iCAVh8I)
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-31-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Its been a couple of weeks, have been busy with...

Its been a couple of weeks, have been busy with other projects but I have made some progress...

Wing Rods
When I got this plane the six foot wing was one piece. Now that I've extended it some,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
That's good to know Dave. I'm planning to recover...

That's good to know Dave. I'm planning to recover the entire airframe so I'll take a look at the tail structure once it's back to bare-bones. Thanks.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
As I mentioned, I've been over this webbing...

As I mentioned, I've been over this webbing subject several times already in my other build threads. I'd appreciate it if we not do that again here. There's lots of threads out there already on the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
I use a standard #11 x-acto blade...

I use a standard #11 x-acto blade (http://www.amazon.com/X-Acto-Knife-Blades-Blade-Pack/dp/B00006ICJW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394815845&sr=8-3&keywords=x-acto+blades+11). I find that fresh blades...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Sheer-Webs I swear I'm not doing this just to...

Sheer-Webs
I swear I'm not doing this just to make you guys crazy. Yes the grain in my sheer-webs is NOT vertical *shudder*. I've been over this again & again in my other build logs so I'd...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Wing Assembly I printed my CAD work on 8" x...

Wing Assembly
I printed my CAD work on 8" x 11" paper, taped the sheets together & we have plans...

http://www.scipie.com/rc/spectra/IMG_0333.jpg

Started gluing the structure together...
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Nice to see some interest in this project. I...

Nice to see some interest in this project. I think we're going to have some fun with this.

Over on another forum I had a suggestion regarding turbulator strips & also concerns about extending the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Yes washout is a given on these planes. ...

Yes washout is a given on these planes.

Apparently even with washout this plane is somewhat of a tip-stalling bugger. But I'm totally redesigning the outer wing panel, different shape, less...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
The Wing First thing is to remove the patchwork...

The Wing
First thing is to remove the patchwork of old covering. There had to be four or five different brands of covering on there, this wing has been repaired that many times. A heat-gun helps...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Nodd
Nodd's Great Planes Spectra

http://www.scipie.com/rc/spectra/greatplanes_spectra_splash.jpg

Back in the '80s I used to fly the heck out of my wooden rudder/elevator Gentle Lady. Wonderful little glider, would launch her from...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Here's some more YouTube fun for you... The...

Here's some more YouTube fun for you...

The Bench Test
It's finally time to see if my hardware will play nice together...

YouTube Video, click to play:
...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-16-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Yeah at this rate it'll be mid Spring before the...

Yeah at this rate it'll be mid Spring before the snow clears. Then again I'm betting these 5" wheels might offer floatation enough to run when there's a good crust on the snow. And if not then yeah,...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Thanks guys. Yeap not long till the maiden now &...

Thanks guys. Yeap not long till the maiden now & yes there should be plenty of cameras on hand.

Battery Tray
This beast is way too big for my home-brewed balance stand so a couple of chairs will...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-05-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Yes I'm pretty impressed with the Sullivan tail...

Yes I'm pretty impressed with the Sullivan tail wheel. I hear nothing but good things about them.

Finishing up the Covering
More fun with wax paper templates...
...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 01-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
POS Tail-Wheel Okay so I hooked up my steerable...

POS Tail-Wheel
Okay so I hooked up my steerable tail-wheel & guess what? It don't steer!...

http://www.scipie.com/rc/bird_dog/IMG_1002.jpg

I tried lots of different springs, the rudder turns...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-28-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Rudder & Elevator I'm happy to report I have a...

Rudder & Elevator
I'm happy to report I have a functional tail. Today I hooked up the rudder pull/pull system & also the elevator...

http://www.scipie.com/rc/bird_dog/IMG_0996.jpg

I was a...
Forum: Night Flying 12-22-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
Nice to see you got a chance to do some testing,...

Nice to see you got a chance to do some testing, the more data we get the better. So we know the 3 watt LEDs are good to at least 600 feet in overcast conditions. If the sun ever comes out I'd love...
Forum: Night Flying 12-18-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
Sounds like you guys know a whole lot more about...

Sounds like you guys know a whole lot more about these LEDs than I. Looking forward to hearing what setup you end up using. Me... I'm likely to blow my self up.
Forum: Night Flying 12-16-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
I got them on ebay, just did a search for "10...

I got them on ebay, just did a search for "10 watt led" then chose the "buy it now" filter. There's a few guys selling them looks like. I paid $1.39 each for mine, picked up four.
Forum: Night Flying 12-16-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
Sounds like I may need to bump this project up a...

Sounds like I may need to bump this project up a few pegs on the to-do list. You guys are getting me all excited about this idea again :-)

UPDATE: I just ordered a bunch of 10 watt LEDs. Thank you...
Forum: Night Flying 12-15-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
Interesting it has multiple modes. That could...

Interesting it has multiple modes. That could prove either very useful or a PITA depending on how the thermal scout trigger works. Thanks again.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 12-15-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Nodd
That's cool you gave credit to the original...

That's cool you gave credit to the original designers. I agree this is a good clone of the Polaris, flies quite nicely. Speaking of those evil Hobby King decals, here's part three of my Skipper video...
Forum: Night Flying 12-15-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nodd
Thanks for the flashlight suggestion Dennis. You...

Thanks for the flashlight suggestion Dennis. You maybe onto something there. I'm still very interested in pursuing this idea further but for now its still shelved. Lots of fun stuff on my to-do list....
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-09-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Yeah no doubt. Futzing with this mechanically...

Yeah no doubt. Futzing with this mechanically took me back to my early days of RC before we had fancy programmable radios. I mean its always better to have it physically setup correct but knowing you...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-09-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Two Fowler Flaps - One Channel - Zero Fun My...

Two Fowler Flaps - One Channel - Zero Fun
My Spektrum DX7s transmitter maxes out at seven channels. This airframe ideally needs eight channels, with two devoted to the flaps. Wth the limitation of...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 12-08-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,960
Posted By Nodd
Control Surfaces I attached the ailerons &...

Control Surfaces
I attached the ailerons & flaps. I also added some bold white panels to the wing's underside to help visibility on overcast days...
...
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