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11-07-2018, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Andrew

That's good to know. I was hoping to use at...

That's good to know. I was hoping to use at least a 7" prop to maintain thrust and reduce current consumption with a motor in the 1200 to 1300KV range. Thanks for the info.
11-02-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,681
Posted By Andrew

Interesting that this thread has resurfaced after...

Interesting that this thread has resurfaced after a number of years. I, too, have been looking at the Nomad plans during the last week or so thinking about building another, but as an electric. ...
08-10-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Andrew

Very, very nice!!! You've executed an excellent...

Very, very nice!!! You've executed an excellent build.

Owen Kampen was a major contributor of 1/2A designs over the years. I remember when the Skampy originally came out, as a pullout I think....
08-08-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Andrew

5606 --- You might want to explore Openoffice...

5606 ---
You might want to explore Openoffice Draw. It's open source software and available as a free download.

While it is limited in many ways, I do all of my circuit diagrams, board masks and...
07-13-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,136
Posted By Andrew

The straight wing is dead simple to build and...

The straight wing is dead simple to build and doesn't really require much in the way of plans. I usually just take a sheet of freezer paper and scribe off a few parallel lines for the LE, spar and...
07-12-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,136
Posted By Andrew

Here are the plans and article.

Here are the plans and article.
07-05-2017, 07:40 PM
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Views: 641
Posted By Andrew

That was a great story of life, death and...

That was a great story of life, death and rebirth!!! Super graphics, BTW.
06-26-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 26,528
Posted By Andrew

Dave -- Glad to see your name again --- it's...

Dave --
Glad to see your name again --- it's been too long. Don't be gone so long this time. Interestingly, there was a post by ajcoholic in another thread this week. Two posts by some of the old...
01-09-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,681
Posted By Andrew

Good for you. Restoring an old classic back to...

Good for you. Restoring an old classic back to flying condition certainly deserves kudos. I hope the Kansas winds are kind. The wing design is a little on the light side, but a calm afternoon...
04-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Andrew

Well, Dickeybird, it's been a long time. Sorry...

Well, Dickeybird, it's been a long time. Sorry to hear about your medical mishap, but really glad that you're on the mend. I haven't been to this forum in a long time, myself, but I'm glad to have...
02-02-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By Andrew

I've read that a 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF can...

I've read that a 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF can be one of the most effective penetrating oils available for rusted parts. Apparently, they don't mix well and must be well shaken and applied with a...
07-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Andrew

Thumbs up on the venturi gasket. If you...

Thumbs up on the venturi gasket.

If you want to use the Kavan Tank Extender, you'll need two venturi gaskets. The Extender came with a tube necessary to to extend the venturi tube from the...
06-01-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Andrew

You might want to look through the offerings from...

You might want to look through the offerings from Heads Up RC (http://www.headsuphobby.com/main.sc) . They carry a lot of electric related products, the pricing is very competitive and they have a...
05-12-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Andrew

ROTFLMAO.............. It will be too fast for...

ROTFLMAO.............. It will be too fast for anything to stick to it!!
05-11-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By Andrew

MJD -- Here's a link to Powermaster car...

MJD --

Here's a link to Powermaster car fuels. Looks like they have 16/9, 20/9, 25/9, 30/9, 40/9 and 50/9. They say their lube package is a syn/cas blend, but I don't know the split. I've never...
05-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,776
Posted By Andrew

I'm in -- probably a crop duster of some sort. ...

I'm in -- probably a crop duster of some sort. I'm retiring after 40 years at the University so I need something to keep me busy.

andrew
05-08-2015, 01:14 PM
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Views: 175,989
Posted By Andrew

Super windows. Were they printed on mylar or...

Super windows. Were they printed on mylar or paper?
05-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Andrew

http://brodak.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?limi...

http://brodak.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=40&p=1&q=spinner&x=0&y=0
05-05-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By Andrew

I'm usually in agreement with Mike (MJD) 100 % of...

I'm usually in agreement with Mike (MJD) 100 % of the time, but I have had pretty good luck blending Sidewinder Pro 30/10 and Sidewinder Pro 20/10 with additional castor to get a fuel that has been...
05-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,776
Posted By Andrew

I agree, too. With the move to electrics, the...

I agree, too. With the move to electrics, the number of pure 1/2A flyers has decreased considerably. Secondly, this forum has been open to .15 sized planes and down because these models have no...
04-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 175,989
Posted By Andrew

Hi Andrew - Good to see you're posting...

Hi Andrew -

Good to see you're posting again. There are not too many of the old group still around. CP keeps everyone in line and shames the rest of us into reading and posting on occasion. ...
04-09-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 14,009
Posted By Andrew

Good luck on the hunt, Vic. Where I live, it's...

Good luck on the hunt, Vic. Where I live, it's not unusual to see 15 to 20 turkeys feeding in fields along side the road. They're pretty sharp eyed birds and very attuned to the slightest of...
03-09-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 5,983
Posted By Andrew

Ditto!! I do the same. I'll rummage...

Ditto!!

I do the same. I'll rummage through my box of round toothpicks until I find a stiff one (what guests don't know won't hurt them), clip the ends, then hit it with thin CA to harden it...
03-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,296
Posted By Andrew

Ditto!!!

Ditto!!!
03-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By Andrew

The pack in question looks to be just the ticket...

The pack in question looks to be just the ticket for you.

One thing that is often overlooked is formation charging of NiMH packs. The difficulty many of us have had is finding a charger that...
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