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06-11-2021, 04:41 PM
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Posted By RKTLaunch

I took the images down. There's no reason to...

I took the images down. There's no reason to point to my web server if nobody is using this site anymore.... I've been checking for a month or more. Some posts in the "word chain" posts, or humor...
06-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

There's really no one posting much anymore, so...

There's really no one posting much anymore, so we'll....good luck everybody. Keep building.
06-09-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

First fuselage rib on the back end. From this one...

First fuselage rib on the back end. From this one to a perfect 4.5" circle in 10.75" The ones on each end are hard...so small.
06-07-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

You can finally get an idea of what I'm...

You can finally get an idea of what I'm building....here, just checking cg and how things will fit. All good. I had just clued the rudder section with wings, and the forward wings all, to the...
04-13-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

I enjoy the building and really, solving the...

I enjoy the building and really, solving the issues that come up. Admittedly, I'm a bit impatient tho. The biggest difficulty with this RC is the size. It makes the mecanical details very hard....
03-28-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

I'm not happy with this TiteBond polyurethane...

I'm not happy with this TiteBond polyurethane glue. It's good glue and does what it's supposed to do, but it bubbles and foams up as it dries. ... makes a mess that's hard to clean up. Very time...
03-24-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By RKTLaunch

Excellent work! Makes sense.

Excellent work! Makes sense.
03-24-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By RKTLaunch

How do you get it there, flatbed trailer? ...or...

How do you get it there, flatbed trailer? ...or does the wing come apart into sections?
03-23-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,789
Posted By RKTLaunch

Have you flown your "Condor" yet?

Have you flown your "Condor" yet?
Forum: Humor
03-23-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By RKTLaunch

Petty good. Don't see that last line comin'.

Petty good. Don't see that last line comin'.
03-21-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

Getting this close on the first attempt helps a...

Getting this close on the first attempt helps a lot. There's also a vise and 2Lb sledge involved. Tho backwards. The two uprights go together and at the moment they're longer than they need to be. I...
03-21-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By RKTLaunch

Seems like I have to do things the hard way....

Seems like I have to do things the hard way. Still lots of glue to clean off, and this is a test to see if this is possible.....obviously upside-down. The linkage runs thru the rudder below (first...
03-20-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

No, all good info. The baggies with sand is...

No, all good info. The baggies with sand is interesting. That would set on multiples of ribs nicely....evenly, with care.
03-19-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

I built a house and moved 5 years ago...had to...

I built a house and moved 5 years ago...had to throw stuff out....all my T-6 aluminum, gone. Lots of good project remnants, gone. I put an upgrade engine and trans in my Acura last year...so I've got...
03-18-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

I am liking the TiteBond (above). It's a little...

I am liking the TiteBond (above). It's a little slower than I'd like but it's really good and has some flexibility without breaking.

Funny, I was searching "mini clamps...hobby clamps", etc. I...
03-10-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By RKTLaunch

Not a bad idea. I may have a couple expired...

Not a bad idea. I may have a couple expired cards....maybe.
03-10-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By RKTLaunch

No, but I may have to make something.

No, but I may have to make something.
03-09-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yeah, I ordered one of those from somewhere else....

Yeah, I ordered one of those from somewhere else. ... couldn't find much of anything else except some pretty of ones. No body else makes them?
03-08-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By RKTLaunch

Question Part supplier?

Who or what stores are good suppliers of horns? If that's what they're called. I'm looking for "L" shaped redirectors. Meaning it's "L" shaped with several holes in it's made to mount on wood. It...
03-04-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKTLaunch

It bent back. I ordered 6 more. Maybe a couple...

It bent back. I ordered 6 more. Maybe a couple will be straight.
03-03-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yes, I needed to steam some sheeting...once a...

Yes, I needed to steam some sheeting...once a long time ago. I discovered I could tightly bend smaller sheets by boiling it. it worked and was much easier. Didn't harm either 1/16th or 1/8th...
03-02-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKTLaunch

Not for a leading edge. It'd make one wing...

Not for a leading edge. It'd make one wing heavier then the other. Otherwise it might be ok in other places.

I just used windex..I had laying around. I might try your mix.

Yeah, this time I...
03-02-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yes, I used window cleaner.

Yes, I used window cleaner.
03-02-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By RKTLaunch

Straightening Balsa

I'm not having any success straightening a 1/2 x 3/4 x 36" stick. I've talked to tech at balsa distributors. Wet it, clamp it with small shims to bend it in the opposite direction. I'm not getting...
02-27-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

Quick search for pu glue.... ...

Quick search for pu glue....

http://www.titebond.com/App_Static/images/products/WoodGlues_PP_TBPoyurethane.png

45 minute clamp time.

I used Titebond 2 to glue and screw my 2x10 rafters...
02-27-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

The Aliphatic resin, how much working time does...

The Aliphatic resin, how much working time does it have?

I don't do full sheeting, I cover the top of the leading edge..back to the tallest part of the rib, only. Testors always gave me just...
02-25-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

My test with both thin and thick Gold CA. Plywood...

My test with both thin and thick Gold CA. Plywood glued to balsa. At bottom right I glued with a gap to see how well it would stick. That was the thick CA. The other piece was fit directly with thin...
02-25-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

The tech at BalsaUSA recommended Gold CA. I've...

The tech at BalsaUSA recommended Gold CA. I've got more than a gallon of TiteBond. I used it to glue and screw all my rafters when I built my house, but it takes too long to dry. I'll probably...
02-25-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By RKTLaunch

Using mm doesn't make sense...an aileron may be...

Using mm doesn't make sense...an aileron may be narrower than an elevator... making where you measure relative.

Degrees are absolute. The length or distance makes no difference.
02-25-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By RKTLaunch

Balsa glue?

When I ordered from BSA, their tech guy recommend gold ca. It seems overly sticky...in one regard.

I used to use green label Testors and put wax paper between the wood and pin board. It didn't...
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