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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Bald Paul
Yes, I understand the cowl was the problem. Had I...

Yes, I understand the cowl was the problem. Had I been told the kit wasn't going to be available because he couldn't get the cowls made, I probably would have taken the kit sans cowling and done...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-31-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Bald Paul
Thought I'd update this thread. Never did...

Thought I'd update this thread.

Never did build the Tyro 150. After ordering the kit, it was immediately placed on backorder. I was told the delay would be about a week. A month later, I finally...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-31-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bald Paul
New Zealand has laws regarding ALL R/C aircraft...

New Zealand has laws regarding ALL R/C aircraft flying that are taking effect on August 1st

http://mac-ops.co.nz/new-zealand-drone-laws/

One of the things on the prohibited list is the POV...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-27-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul
You'll have to get the Demi Duster from *someone...

You'll have to get the Demi Duster from *someone else* and put a set of floats on it!
Must be spraying the lake for algae?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul
No offense taken. I can see your point. I don't...

No offense taken. I can see your point. I don't have a full set of printed plans, per se. All the parts are CAD files. The only printed plans I used during construction are attached. Basically, I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul
I guess the best option (for me, at least) would...

I guess the best option (for me, at least) would to be to follow my alternative plan. If someone *really* wants to build one, they could do so from a laser cut short kit, shipped to them with...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul
The Snafuey II was designed with the idea of, in...

The Snafuey II was designed with the idea of, in effect, being a 'short kit', with the difficult bits laser cut, but enough of the 'easy parts' left for the builder to cut and fit themselves. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul
What do you do when someone asks for your plans?

I've received a couple of requests for copies of the plans / CAD files on the Snafuey II (something of my own design). While I'm flattered that someone would want to build it, I have an issue with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-24-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,633
Posted By Bald Paul
Yeah, I really don't like showing up at a flying...

Yeah, I really don't like showing up at a flying field and seeing a plane exactly like mine already there. ::o

Hope it's some good news on the twin! (Still waiting)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,633
Posted By Bald Paul
My newest plane (and currently, my ONLY plane -...

My newest plane (and currently, my ONLY plane - *somebody* [cough, cough, Porcia83] bought my others before I moved) is the Snafuey II. No, you won't find another one anywhere at a field. This is a...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
I have the same concerns with obtaining a proper...

I have the same concerns with obtaining a proper CG. The size of the fuselage I think will allow me to place the battery vertically, very close to the nose. There will also be the weight of the nose...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-23-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
Actually, it's a real floater in the air. Slow...

Actually, it's a real floater in the air. Slow and predictable. Would probably be a great second plane, or even a taildragger trainer. We'll see how it flys with the 'sport' wing on it once I finish...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-22-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
Laughing so hard, I'm crying!

My unsuccessful effort to find more information regarding the JB 2 airplane finally led me back to the original post on an "alternate history" forum, which is where my Google search for 'twin boom...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
Did you see my most recent build? Something of my...

Did you see my most recent build? Something of my own design.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75405
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-21-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
LOL! One of the (many) things I have to consider...

LOL! One of the (many) things I have to consider when designing this thing is size. Honestly, I can't figure out a practical way to break it down for transport with the twin booms attached to both...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-20-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Bald Paul
Now, this looks interesting!

I still have to build the 'optional' wing for my Snafuey II yet (parts have been designed, just waiting for funding to have them laser cut) but I'm already looking for another design project.
...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 07-18-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Bald Paul
LOL! Having recently moved here ourselves, I...

LOL! Having recently moved here ourselves, I completely understand! We've been here about three months, and there are STILL things in boxes!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-17-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
And now, work begins on the Snafuey II, ver 2.0

Back to the drawing board (or, the keyboard, I guess).

The second wing is in the design stages. (In fact, it's almost done.) The plane now has a flat bottom airfoil with 1.25" of dihedral at each...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
Here's the on-board video of the maiden flight....

Here's the on-board video of the maiden flight. The 'ground loop' at the start was unintentional (field is bumpy). I was trying to stop the plane so the camera could get a good 'still shot' of the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
Steve, definitely do it if at all possible!...

Steve, definitely do it if at all possible! Although I used more than my fair share of cuss words :censor: while teaching myself CAD, I eventually got myself to the point where I was thanking myself...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-16-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
The Snafuey II has it's maiden flight!

And, a very successful one it was! This plane flys like a trainer. Slow and easy, very predictable. It required zero trim adjustments in flight. More than enough power available - in fact, I was...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
The Finishing Touches!

My wife created the graphics on trim Monokote sheets, using her Cricut crafting machine. They came out great! The excess sheet was removed from the backing, and clear shelf liner from Wal-Mart is...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 07-04-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Bald Paul
I'm hoping I can get down there earlier in the...

I'm hoping I can get down there earlier in the week. I've heard the weekends get crazy down there with the number of pilots. I guess a lot depends on the weather, so you never know!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-02-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
All it needs is graphics! Well, that and...

All it needs is graphics! Well, that and balancing (although it seems pretty close), setting control throws, etc.
I must admit, I will be feeling a sense of pride when this bird goes into the sky...
Forum: Events, Shows and Fun Fly's - Electric Airplanes 07-02-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Bald Paul
E-Week 2015 at Triple Tree registration is now open

http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/eweek-fly-in.php

Got my registration in today. I'm only about 35 minutes from their facility. Is anyone else planning on attending?
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-01-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
Second half of the wing is done, and they have...

Second half of the wing is done, and they have been joined to the wing box with about 1.25" of dihedral on each wing. It comes out to a 48" wingspan with the wingtips. Waiting on some hardware (have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-30-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
After a brief hiatus from building (i.e.:...

After a brief hiatus from building (i.e.: couldn't put things on the 'honey do' list off any longer!) I'm back on the workbench. Wing build is up next. The center "wing box" is built, and one half...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Bald Paul
I quit buying APC props for the same reason....

I quit buying APC props for the same reason. Maybe it was just part of the batch of ones with the off-center holes.
I had one prop on the balancer for hours working on it. Finally got it balanced,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
My least favorite part of building - covering. ...

My least favorite part of building - covering.

I got most of the fuselage covered. Tomorrow, I'll do the tail in yellow. My wife is working on the graphics with a section of trim sheet and her...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-20-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bald Paul
Lots accomplished today. Elevator halves are...

Lots accomplished today. Elevator halves are joined, and they and the rudder are hinged. Control rods are set up. Motor, ESC, and radio installed.
Tomorrow I hope to do some sanding, and maybe...
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