"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

Building and flying the LST 1/2A Trainer

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Old 10-18-2005, 10:11 PM
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Default RE: 1/2A trainer anyone?

The planes with magnets holding the wings on are usually slow flying and weigh less than 4 ounces. The plane in this video clip uses magnets to hold on the wing. http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazi...microstick.wmv

It's funny that you mentioned the shoe thing. I always tell a buddy of mine, who uses velcro a lot, that velcro is for shoes, not planes.
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It's funny that you mentioned the shoe thing. I always tell a buddy of mine, who uses velcro a lot, that velcro is for shoes, not planes.
I wonder if your pal ,and I, were in Velcro U.(university) together???Thats where they teach ,the shoe thing..???? A person really never stops learning,what with all the advances ,in the hook and loop field...What year was his Graduation????
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I think he graduated around 1972.
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OOHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh, one of the pioneers .I`m a 64 model,so I would of only been,8 yrs.old when he got his diploma..
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What do you guy`s think?? I was cheating by using 1/32" sheet on the top/center section of the wing,1/16" on bottom .I was going to glass it with, 1/4 ounce glass ,and, Z-poxy, and then a finish of some micro-balls/z-poxy mix..After Thought I should of used a piece of aileron to make up that block at the trailing edge of the wing..I made the top of the block, follow, the flow of the top, of the wing
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:29 AM
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I wouldn't glass it. Just extra weight.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:50 AM
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I won`t do it then..It seems to be strong enough anyway..I think I`ll cover it tommorow...WHAT`s wrong, with me anyway?Every time I try to lighten something ,I want too add more weight somewhere else ..When am I going to learn, this aint ,No, house.??!!!!.... THanks ......... DAVE B.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:00 AM
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Yeah, with these little ones if you have to ask whether or not to add strength, then the answer is almost always no.

It's looking really good! I can hardly wait to see it covered.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:16 AM
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Well It`s 6 a.m I can`t sleep..I`ll MAKE coffee,suck some of that down,Then,,,,,, I`ll see, what kind of damage ,I can do to this today.. I need to see some color on her today...I`m TIRED of looking at wood
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:12 AM
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A little bit done yesterday.Forgot I had a few things to do first,and I still forgot to make a switch, and ,charge jack holes
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TODAYS progress. Not a lot done, but something more, again.Believe it ,or not ,this Is the first ,complete plane, I`ve covered.I usually use glass, and paint.My DAD, was an interior decorator. So I have lots of wallcoverings experiance(wallpaper),from years ago....I don`t know why folks don`t like MONO-KOTE SEEMS to do anything I want it to do ,Including STRIPES..CAN anyone tell me of a HOME-BREW trim solvent??Or do I need to get the Top-flite stuff?? The lines seem to be stuck well....DoI even need that stuff?? I really don`t know....Still have a couple pin strips to put on the blue band down the side

P.S.I know A FLY R/C MAGAZINE secret!!!Shhh,,,,,,,,,,,, HEEHEEHEEHEEHEE
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Default RE: 1/2A trainer anyone?

I don't care much for trim solvent. The supposed best technique is to apply the trim solvent to the already covered piece and then apply the trim piece to it. The problem I find is that the as soon as the trim piece touches the solvent, it can't be repositioned. I use Ultracote on almost everything now, which doesn't work with trim solvent anyways. Just go over all the edges carefully with an iron after you're done and it should be fine.

No fair teasing us, what's the secret?
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I don't care much for trim solvent. The supposed best technique is to apply the trim solvent to the already covered piece and then apply the trim piece to it. The problem I find is that the as soon as the trim piece touches the solvent, it can't be repositioned. I use Ultracote on almost everything now, which doesn't work with trim solvent anyways. Just go over all the edges carefully with an iron after you're done and it should be fine.

No fair teasing us, what's the secret?
WELL, I`m glad I don`t have to use that stuff

OKAY ,OKAY,Ok..I`ll talk !!Ican`t handle the pressure anymore[]Last weekend there was a post asking for a vote/suggestions on what we would like to see articles in the mag. about.SORT of like more ARFs electrics etc..So I wrote the editor and made my suggestions on what I would like to see in there..I asked for more 1/2A articles, and pullout plans,for warbirds..My letter and some of his replies


At 08:42 AM 10/22/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>I like the kits, and glow power, over the ARFs and the electricpower
>products..also I really like your plan pull-outs..How about some
>1/2A glow powered R/C warbird plans..I ve got the large
>scale stuff but the little planes are a lot of fun too... Thanks
>for asking for our wants for the magazine.....D.B.

Funny you should mention 1/A warbirds. Our current issue is at the
printer, and has a 33-inch SBD Dauntless as the plan feature. While
it is electric powered, it would be no trouble at all to put a small
glow engine in it. The electric version weighs 17 ounces, so it ought
to fly great on glow.

We also have a unique Golden Age design coming along that will be
presented as a glow model.

Sincerely,

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" I mentioned,a build thread,for the Dauntless,anyone want to ,do that???"


The January 06 issue has the Dauntless, and it will be out in about
10 days or so. The Dauntless was designed by Rob Caso and it is on
his web site, www.turnkeyrc.com. I think a build thread makes a lot
of sense, though don't have time to organize it. I was on the
RCGroups forum a bit supporting the Daddy-O Racer builders, but that
was my personal design.

The other one I am holding a little close to the vest until it is
further along. I have the plans drawn, but haven't started the prototype yet.

Thanks for the support,

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WWW.turnkeyrc.com

...So IF anyone asks, you didn`t get it from me[>:]
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MULTI-tasking today, cut the grass ,and finished stripeing the fuse...all at the same time
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Biper, how do you suggest, I do this wing ??Top, then bottom, or the other way, around...???
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Do you mean covering? The usual way is to cover the bottom then top so that the seam is on the bottom.
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DBRONK,

You should always do the bottom first. This will not only keep the seems from showing but will also help to keep the covering from lifting with age as things roll off the wing and not under the seem of the covering.

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Sorry ,yes I meant covering..OK,Thanks,guys. I`ll see, what kind of damage ,I can do this ,yet,tonight...
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No damage done last night, but pic`n at it tonight.
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`Thats it for today..Plant shutdown..BIPER, Did you come up ,with the Idea, of hinging, with covering.I personally will do this, with any small planes, I build, from now on,for ever and ever.I think it`s a great way to do the job...Thanks ,for, That tip......DAVE B.
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I'm not the first to use covering hinges. After I tried it, I was hooked too.
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WELL a little more striping and that will take care of the majority of the covering task .Got to make a front window and a hood too yet .I really am starting to like this color scheme,BIPER Thanks..But it sure takes, a bit of time, to get it done nicely .Worth the effort though..I think... ..ANDREW do you have a personal Logo,that you use???I went to the hobby store again[:@].You might be proud or POd.I`ll take that over to the fill in thread,though
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Yes, I have a logo. I can send you a couple of stickers if you like.
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SURE that would be great,But I was wanting to put it on the plane somewhere, are they small enough??I was visualizing something in the DONA----- Design or such..There won`t be a lot of eyes on it at my place ,but eventually this plane will get into the city.Theres a fly field ,not too far, from the Kids home, so there, I`m sure it would get you a bit of exposure...I want to put ,a tastefull, LST label on it somewhere too..I don`t want to make it to GAWDY though .I`m open to ideas too.You seem to have a knack ,for that...
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The BlackFlight stickers are 1.75" X 2.5". Let me know if that works for you and send me your mailing address.

A knack for ideas - it sounds you're going to get them even if you don't ask.

Here's just a quick idea for an LST logo.
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