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05-11-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,223
Posted By mararra

Looks like its commin along well, JimH. I built...

Looks like its commin along well, JimH. I built mine a couple years ago, and like Turbojoe, it was a completely different framing plan than the one you are building. Only a couple laser cut parts...
05-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,223
Posted By mararra

The MTM was a really fun build for me. And, as a...

The MTM was a really fun build for me. And, as a bonus, it turned out to be a sweet flyer. :tc: . Only real problen I had was with the Horiz stab. That bugger warped, and no amount of coaxing it...
04-28-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,789
Posted By mararra

Glad to see you're back on it! :) Been wonderin...

Glad to see you're back on it! :) Been wonderin how it was going. I'll stay tuned.

M
03-26-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 66,259
Posted By mararra

Thanks Joe. I saw that somewhere awhile back. ...

Thanks Joe. I saw that somewhere awhile back. Then when I needed it, I couldn't remember where I had seen it :mad: Gotta get one made to setup the wing on my Porter.

M
02-15-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,545
Posted By mararra

:cool: Another Beauty! looks like you got...

:cool:

Another Beauty! looks like you got your multi-engine flight skills down pat.
Your vid reminded me of when I lived out in the Pacific NW back in the 80's. I remember well the damp and...
01-05-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Thanks for the feedback. Don't want to hijack...

Thanks for the feedback. Don't want to hijack your thread, payne so I'll do a search on the forums to pursue the stripping issue.

Any more flights on the rebuild ?

M
01-04-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

My Stripper

After a little research I bought an A2Z model pictured below. The wood planks I cut from are 3" x 36" "C" grade. They start out with a nice true edge, but after a few strips are cut a bow starts...
01-03-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Nooooooo!

I am glad to hear the damage was limited. I absolutely hate rebuilds, even the easy ones. Looks like this one didn't slow you down much though :) Is it possible that the failure was caused by...
01-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Congrats on your successful maiden :cool: So,...

Congrats on your successful maiden :cool: So, what's next? [popcorn]

fly well
M
12-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,695
Posted By mararra

I have used a lot of Solar film Solite and...

I have used a lot of Solar film Solite and Microlite. It seems that certain colors or maybe "Batches" will not adhere well on overlaps. There is a solution however. The makers of Solar film have a...
12-31-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Wow! Sittin here mouth agape, face in the...

Wow! Sittin here mouth agape, face in the monitor droolin on the keyboard :ws: What a beauty.
Fly well
M
12-20-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

I just got my Porter kit today, and after...

I just got my Porter kit today, and after unrolling the plans, I'm trying to figure out how I'm gonna get this thing built in my small workplace:{ But, where there's a will, there's a way :) This...
12-19-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Question Is it just my eyes, or is that fuse longer than...

Is it just my eyes, or is that fuse longer than your building surface?
Looks like you'll be covering soon!
M
12-17-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Smile That looks like a complicated structure. Do you...

That looks like a complicated structure. Do you have a special jig to insure proper alignment? I've only done relatively simple flat bottom wings that so far have not required any jig other than...
12-16-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,675
Posted By mararra

Wow, you're almost as fast as Pat :D Got a...

Wow, you're almost as fast as Pat :D Got a couple more weeks till I can begin my Pilatus. You'll be onto somethin else before i even get started, lol
BTW, that C-310 is awsome :tc:
I'll be...
12-05-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,558
Posted By mararra

WOW, what a beauty! :$

WOW, what a beauty! :$
12-04-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,379
Posted By mararra

One thing about the socks.. well two. Use only...

One thing about the socks.. well two. Use only white, cotton socks.
12-03-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,379
Posted By mararra

[QUOTE=riverrat;846940]Mr Henry is spot on, & you...

[QUOTE=riverrat;846940]Mr Henry is spot on, & you need both!!

However don't purchase their high price covers!

I use cheap baby socks from Walmart. Smallest size fits perfectly
M
12-03-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,379
Posted By mararra

I'm with Henry on this one. I use the little...

I'm with Henry on this one. I use the little close quarters trim iron more than the big one, but wouldn't be without either.
I bought a small specialty iron at Jo-Ann fabric because it had a solid...
11-19-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,024
Posted By mararra

Thumbs up I have stayed away from doculam because of the...

I have stayed away from doculam because of the painting issues. Sounds like you've got it figured out. I might just give it a shot. Thanks for the helpful write up

M
Forum: ParkFlyers
11-14-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 82,353
Posted By mararra

With me, it's not about the cost. I just like to...

With me, it's not about the cost. I just like to build planes, not so much fly them. I have a couple that have never been flown, and several more that I've only flown once or twice. As you can...
11-09-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,101
Posted By mararra

That's good news, got a HD just down the street. ...

That's good news, got a HD just down the street. I picked up some blue stuff laying along side the road on the way home from work today. Must be some kind of insulation board because it has tongue...
11-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,101
Posted By mararra

Thumbs up Beautiful craftsmanship Bill. :). Thanks for...

Beautiful craftsmanship Bill. :). Thanks for the help.
M
11-07-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,101
Posted By mararra

I recognize the foil backed stuff by its creamy...

I recognize the foil backed stuff by its creamy yellow color. Very similar the the stuff we used as core material on boats 40 years ago. If it is indeed the same polyurethane foam, it is very easy...
11-06-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 31,101
Posted By mararra

Great mind think alike :roll: been wondering the...

Great mind think alike :roll: been wondering the very same thing. Years ago I used urethane foam (marine industry), which would be ideal for this purpose,but I have no idea where to get it.
11-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,876
Posted By mararra

Looks like we are on opposite ends of the...

Looks like we are on opposite ends of the spectrum, I'm a low and slow guy ;-). I built a MM P-51 last winter that hasn't even been in the air yet. Maybe never will. Looks real nice hanging from...
11-05-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,317
Posted By mararra

I would be careful about covering a foam plane...

I would be careful about covering a foam plane with any of the covering films, especially the ones requiring a lot of heat for proper shrink. If you are very careful, the Solite would probably work,...
11-05-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,876
Posted By mararra

I thoroughly enjoyed the thread and videos that...

I thoroughly enjoyed the thread and videos that young builder put up. He did a great job, both building and flying.

I too, like spending hours rigging up something I can buy inexpensively, just...
11-04-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,876
Posted By mararra

Those are real beauties! :tc: I have only...

Those are real beauties! :tc: I have only recently stumbled upon the Tritle kits. I had noticed a post or two awhile back, but after reading a little, figured his stuff was way beyond my...
Forum: ParkFlyers
10-31-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 82,353
Posted By mararra

I've heard a similar story somewhere else. When...

I've heard a similar story somewhere else. When I built mine I was clueless about wing warpage, incidence, twists, and most everything else. ;) Even so, the Cub flew despite the problems I built...
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