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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Bill G
Some of my first r/c flights may have just as...

Some of my first r/c flights may have just as well been called free-flight. :Q
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 402
Posted By Bill G
Exactly, patience does wonders, using every...

Exactly, patience does wonders, using every available bit size as you go. I've found with softer plastics like GWS props that reversing the rotation direction and milling down a short depth before...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By Bill G
If you're going electric, a built-up Texan will...

If you're going electric, a built-up Texan will like the gear and especially battery far forward. I relocated the battery on the electric HOB Texan kit, to balance with a lighter lipo, since it was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-17-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Bill G
Flies really well for a subject that is far from...

Flies really well for a subject that is far from conventional. Definitely impressed with anyone who can get something like this flying well.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-17-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Thanks for the comments. Bronco I probably have...

Thanks for the comments.
Bronco I probably have about 60 hours or so in the build. One good thing about building enough of these is that they go quickly, since the methods are down pat. I can...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Finished with an AUW of a hair under 9oz, using...

Finished with an AUW of a hair under 9oz, using one of my heavier 3s-350 lipos. I can see why people have liked this design in the past, as it comes in light without even trying. I added a good bit...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
The aircraft type/era categories there are a good...

The aircraft type/era categories there are a good thing, which are something that could also be added to outerzone for browsing options, as well as just the initial design intent. I used to browse...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Thanks hkeeljr Finished applying the watershred...

Thanks hkeeljr
Finished applying the watershred star decals on the wing undersides. 4 went well, 2 reasonably well, 1 required a fair amount of piecing together, and 1 required a good bit of white...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-15-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
What I meant was your wanting something different...

What I meant was your wanting something different from the available page size that they give you and not having the page options that you stated.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By Bill G
I'm not a PDF expert, but my problem with them in...

I'm not a PDF expert, but my problem with them in the past was either with having only a limited free version of Adobe, or the files simply not working properly. One thing I could see about Nigel's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-13-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Paul. Gotta love waterslide decals...

Thanks Paul.

Gotta love waterslide decals that may be nearly as old as I am. I managed to piece together the registration numbers, with a bit of white paint in a few areas. The racing flag on...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-12-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Sorry to hear about the treatments Paul. Dad had...

Sorry to hear about the treatments Paul. Dad had them some years ago and they really do take the energy out of you. He was an active senior master swimmer until undergoing chemo treatments.
I'm...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-11-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Bill G
It certainly is pretty controllable, to be able...

It certainly is pretty controllable, to be able to whip it around and then land like that. Not as easy as some think.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-11-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,891
Posted By Bill G
He probably didn't even look. They just google...

He probably didn't even look. They just google the name of the product they're trying to peddle, and then spam wherever they can.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Late night brain fade. Pat-Paul easy to mix. ...

Late night brain fade. Pat-Paul easy to mix.
Been called worse too. Check out RCG Trader Talk or LTUP for example. :D
This is 4ch control. The plan showed and outline for smaller and full...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-10-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Thanks Pat. I wasn't really into this one when I...

Thanks Pat. I wasn't really into this one when I started it, but it's become more interesting as it's moved along. I haven't done many sport planes, so it's something different.

The fuse bottom...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-09-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Bill G
White font against a custom color background is...

White font against a custom color background is one of my favorite uses of Paint. The Rake M1c and Comet use the method below. Brushing in as close as possible to the white letters with matching...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Bill G
There's not many plans for that aircraft, but...

There's not many plans for that aircraft, but even this Veron drawing has enough formers to scratch it as a scale subject. Would be a unique subject for a scratch build....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Bill G
I've been using MS Paint for all my scratchbuild...

I've been using MS Paint for all my scratchbuild plans. Paint is also useful when the PDFs don't work properly. The screen "attribute" sizing is good for getting the span correct. I use the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Covering the fuse was a bit tedious, using a...

Covering the fuse was a bit tedious, using a single piece of Microlite for the bottom, and then a single piece for the top and both sides. Those are reflections on the fuse sides and not wrinkles,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Bill G
That's part of why my philosophy is that plans...

That's part of why my philosophy is that plans aren't worth paying for, unless they come with a kit. Plenty of good plans on outerzone also. Scaling/printing/assembling the plan is the easy part...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Covering and details to go. Gotta love covering....

Covering and details to go. Gotta love covering. The paint masking will be interesting also.

Pic1: V-stab bottom flared for scale appearance, similar to the model box photo.

Pic2: 1/16" balsa...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 818
Posted By Bill G
One time I didn't do that, and sure enough it...

One time I didn't do that, and sure enough it came loose. Repaired the little A10, but as luck would have it the model was flying incredibly well before the failure. Things always seem to happen...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-04-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,642
Posted By Bill G
Yeah I'm ready to do that. The old, non-bladder...

Yeah I'm ready to do that. The old, non-bladder tanks are a real pain since they fill up with water and require periodic draining. The new ones are cheap too, so I really don't have any excuses. ...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,642
Posted By Bill G
Don't do that too soon or you'll get your cold...

Don't do that too soon or you'll get your cold back. :eek: Been there done that. :Q

Sounds like my recent days. Got a bucket under the hot water expansion tank as we speak. The entire rim is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Bill G
Sterling Models 33.5" Citabria

Guess I'd better start a thread on this model before getting too far along.

As usual for Sterling, the die-cutting and parts fit has been decent, as well as the majority of the wood. For this...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-03-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,751
Posted By Bill G
That's always a fun time creating the micro JST...

That's always a fun time creating the micro JST harnessing. I have to remember which wiring convention to use also, since some of my receivers use the older 72MHz BA convention where you will smoke...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-02-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Bill G
Yeah looking at that photo I thought they should...

Yeah looking at that photo I thought they should call it The Flapper.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-02-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Bill G
The motor should be ample at 75W, but with that...

The motor should be ample at 75W, but with that setup and a 450mAh lipo, the model is almost certain to require ballast, being designed for a glow motor and round cell battery. The 450mAh lipo...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-31-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,751
Posted By Bill G
My most annoying short experience: Killing one of...

My most annoying short experience: Killing one of those lousy Eflite ESCs with the gold female plugs soldered to the board, versus on extended wires. I stuck a motor wire in a hair too far when...
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