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Forum: Vintage and old timer models 07-15-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 63,776
Posted By pd1
And now for something completely different

If you were around when the dinosaurs roamed the earth you might remember this one. Comet Struct-O-Speed model Cub.

Pretty terrible kit, a promise for youngsters to be able to just glue it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 875
Posted By pd1
Hi Bill, I'll be getting my little red and yellow...

Hi Bill, I'll be getting my little red and yellow plane ready to fly today for an attempt tomorrow. You remember the plane and the smoking lipo at SEFF.
This will be the first attempt at flying in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By pd1
I have some E Flite stickers that came with my...

I have some E Flite stickers that came with my radios, all you would have to copy is the "Air" sticker.
You can scan it and make a decal on white decal paper. if you want you can make decals of the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-24-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By pd1
I use an atomizer that has about 16 ounce...

I use an atomizer that has about 16 ounce capacity, to that I add about 1 ounce of pure ammonia.
You can use window cleaner with ammonia instead of water, probably works just as good.

My wife got...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-23-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By pd1
If you want to add washout and you haven't...

If you want to add washout and you haven't covered the wing yet, put the wing on a flat surface and add weights to the top of the wing. Slide a scrap piece of balsa under the trailing edge and wet...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-16-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 875
Posted By pd1
Hi Bill, sorry to hear about your wife, wishing...

Hi Bill, sorry to hear about your wife, wishing her the fastest recovery.
Tell Mason I said Hi.

paul
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-20-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By pd1
Another thing to consider is cost. Materials...

Another thing to consider is cost. Materials required to paint colors on a model can raise the cost pretty fast.
Clear dope, covering material(silk, silkspan), sandpaper, paint brushes, colored...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 05-17-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 602
Posted By pd1
Don't you just hate it when that happens.

Don't you just hate it when that happens.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-15-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By pd1
I haven't flown anything in two years, the guys...

I haven't flown anything in two years, the guys in the club are going to force me to try tomorrow.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-09-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By pd1
Just came across this thread, nice job. ...

Just came across this thread, nice job.


Paul
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-04-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,398
Posted By pd1
Porcia, Don't want to disagree but a friend of...

Porcia, Don't want to disagree but a friend of mine bought a Yuneec quadcopter.
We put the battery in it and placed it on the ground, followed the instructions and it took off,it went up a few feet...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-03-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By pd1
Turner, you are 100% correct. I gave up trying to...

Turner, you are 100% correct. I gave up trying to explain that years ago, like loop the loop and tailspin, we're stuck with them.

Paul
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-02-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By pd1
Ask the instructor to do some stalls in the full...

Ask the instructor to do some stalls in the full scale Cub. Not wussy incipient stalls but real manly deep stalls.
I think the Cub has the worst stall characteristics of any plane I've flown.
Spins...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By pd1
Close, 520 hp and 4,300 lbs at training weight. ...

Close, 520 hp and 4,300 lbs at training weight.
Just part of the training.
Power was still pretty good, I could get up to 190 mph in 1 mile from a standing start.
When the student got better, I'd...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,398
Posted By pd1
That is the root of the problem. Government...

That is the root of the problem. Government officials really don't like to lose, and the television media is very happy to report drone mis-deeds. Over and over again to sensationalize the act. Gets...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-28-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By pd1
I used to have a Cessna 310 that I used for multi...

I used to have a Cessna 310 that I used for multi engine training.
Every once in a while I'd get a new student fresh from a Cherokee or Cessna that thought pushing the throttles in quickly was the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By pd1
If you are holding up elevator while it's on its...

If you are holding up elevator while it's on its takeoff roll, the plane might be going into the air at stall or just slightly above stall. If it stalls it usually rolls left.
Sufficient power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-20-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By pd1
Maybe if we notify the Congress critters that we...

Maybe if we notify the Congress critters that we will be organized and will campaign and vote against them and help new people to get elected we might get their attention.
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 04-01-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By pd1
That's great Bill. You raised some fine kids.

That's great Bill. You raised some fine kids.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-27-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By pd1
Sorry about your friends crash. Flutter is not an...

Sorry about your friends crash. Flutter is not an easy thing to find out, almost always leads to a broken airplane.
A friend of mine likes the Pulse 60 arf, he must, he's had a dozen or so, most...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-26-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By pd1
Looks great Steve. Hope weather cooperates...

Looks great Steve. Hope weather cooperates tomorrow.

Paul
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-21-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By pd1
Great pictures Bill. The pictures make perfect...

Great pictures Bill.
The pictures make perfect sense to me. Then again, maybe after my meds wear off off I might feel different.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-15-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By pd1
Exactly. I don't do parks anymore. Too many...

Exactly.

I don't do parks anymore. Too many soccer moms planting themselves and the munchkins directly in the middle of the field.
I could see the 6 o'clock news if a model hit one of them.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-13-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By pd1
It looks great. Nice job. I noticed you got the...

It looks great. Nice job.
I noticed you got the correct number of stripes on the rudder too.
Waiting for the first flight reports.

paul
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By pd1
fnhuber, I agree with your analysis and rudder...

fnhuber, I agree with your analysis and rudder usage.I think you might want to read this, it explains which forces are at play and when.

Good explanation of forces acting on a plane during take...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By pd1
"To PD1 .. P factor .... in fact the Fin being...

"To PD1 .. P factor .... in fact the Fin being larger can have the opposite effect to what you suggest ... the air flow being influenced by the spiral nature of the prop wash causes a side pressure...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-03-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By pd1
Nigel, spiral slipstream or rotating propwash is...

Nigel, spiral slipstream or rotating propwash is a real force but the force is produced from the prop of a single engine plane when the airstream from the prop wraps around the fuselage and strikes...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By pd1
fnhuber, I'm pretty sure I applied the covering...

fnhuber, I'm pretty sure I applied the covering correctly and at the proper temperature.
I actually liked the way Towercote goes on, but the Astro Hog is the only plane I have that wrinkled.
Here's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By pd1
The covering is wrinkling over time. The plane is...

The covering is wrinkling over time. The plane is in the house in a temperature controlled area.
I'll try one more time to shrink the covering and then I'll remove it if it wrinkles again.
Maybe...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By pd1
Looking good Steve. I used Towercote on my Astro...

Looking good Steve. I used Towercote on my Astro Hog, I thought I did an OK job but the Towercote is wrinkling much more than any other covering I've used.
I'm taking my remaining rolls of Towercote...
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