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Forum: Tips & Techniques 11-16-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By do335a
Living in Bra,pton, there are all sorts of places...

Living in Bra,pton, there are all sorts of places where you can get what you want without going on-line, whether it's a higher powered electric soldering iron or a torch. You can also get a soldering...
Forum: Quadra-Aerrow Engines 11-15-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By do335a
The real question is what benefit is there in...

The real question is what benefit is there in using Av gas?

Answer- none.

It's not an aircraft engine and it's not operating in an aircraft environment. It's a chainsaw engine, an industrial...
Forum: Glow Engines 11-13-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By do335a
Quite accurate. I would add though that is...

Quite accurate.

I would add though that is was quiet and very smooth. To test this, I once ran it while holding it in the hand. No problem.
Forum: Kit Building 11-13-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 119,666
Posted By do335a
Smile clipping the Hog wing

Somebody had to ask.

It all started with the planning of the build.

When discussing the project with a friend who knows what happens with all my planes, prior to acquiring the kit, I mentioned...
Forum: Glow Engines 11-13-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By do335a
Back in the early 1970s I had one of the first...

Back in the early 1970s I had one of the first design O.S./Graupner Wankel engines.

It failed after about 20 minutes total run time.

The rotor tip seals looked OK. However, its loss of...
Forum: Kit Building 11-09-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 119,666
Posted By do335a
Clipped wing Astro Hog in progress. How did the...

Clipped wing Astro Hog in progress. How did the clipped wings happen, you ask? Let's just say that things did not work out as originally planned. The modification was the recovery.

Only been about...
Forum: Product Announcements & Manufacturer News 10-27-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By do335a
I'm confused. What problem does this solve?

I'm confused.
What problem does this solve?
Forum: Questions and Answers 10-25-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By do335a
Had virtually every style of tailwheel assembly...

Had virtually every style of tailwheel assembly made.

The Ohio Super Star was not the best although OK.

The issue is that in all cases the bearing for the wire wheel fork, which is riveted to...
Forum: Kit Building 10-18-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 250,826
Posted By do335a
Piper Cub biplane

2 examples
Forum: Sport Flying 10-09-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By do335a
Many years ago Hobby Shack had a line of planes...

Many years ago Hobby Shack had a line of planes called E-Z (perhaps EZ?), which were constructed like that.
I had the Diablo which flew very well and was quite robust.

A little bit later, Indy...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-27-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By do335a
When you look at the pic of his plan showing the...

When you look at the pic of his plan showing the spars, there is no mention of shear webs.

It shows a continuous sheet of 1/32" ply on each side of the spars to make a box spar.

Not knowing...
Forum: Glow Engines 09-24-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By do335a
Thumbs up used OS FP 60 engines

Snagged the two OS FP 60 engines from MurphyLong.

Just a short note here to let you guys know that he was absolutely first rate to deal with on this.

The deal could not have been handled any...
Forum: Classic RC Pattern Flying 09-16-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By do335a
RCM plans are not commercially available and...

RCM plans are not commercially available and never were from Air Age or Model Airplane News.

People finally got fed up being scammed by the guy who had the originals who took their money for...
Forum: Classic RC Pattern Flying 09-15-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By do335a
I sent them a note, left a message. Must be at...

I sent them a note, left a message. Must be at least 2 years, perhaps more, now. Never heard a thing. Sounds like some of the guys with classifieds on this site. Same as what happened with RCM plans...
Forum: Forum questions or problems 09-15-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By do335a
Adverts? Where? Not with an adblocker in...

Adverts? Where?

Not with an adblocker in your browser.

Those pesky irritants will all vanish.
Forum: Kit Building 09-04-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 119,666
Posted By do335a
Add another to the group. Sig kits & planes...

Add another to the group.
Sig kits & planes owned or presently own:

Rubber/Free Flight:
Mr. Mulligan
Cabinaire
29'er
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

U-control:
Forum: Kit Building 08-31-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 379,575
Posted By do335a
My apologies, Trainermaster80. That's what...

My apologies, Trainermaster80.
That's what happens when you rely on your memory of something that happened some 14 or more years ago. Have not looked in that box of bits for several years.

So I...
Forum: Engine Conversions 08-31-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By do335a
Agreed. Horsepower is really a sort of...

Agreed.

Horsepower is really a sort of useless number which is good only for impressing those who don't know.

It's an arithmetic calculation. Horsepower = torque x RPM

So go stick that 3 hp...
Forum: Glow Engines 08-30-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By do335a
Engines generally sell for more on ebay than RC...

Engines generally sell for more on ebay than RC sites.

I'll usually buy them on RC sites and sell on ebay.

As for your camera lens, it's important to cover your position right from the start....
Forum: Kit Building 08-30-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 379,575
Posted By do335a
Trainermaster80, had a look in the remains of...

Trainermaster80,
had a look in the remains of the kit box for my Super Dud and found the sheet which contained the tailwheel base - 2 pieces of lite ply. Traced those out and scanned the drawing.
...
Forum: Engine Conversions 08-30-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By do335a
Not surprising at all. That's the way it's...

Not surprising at all.

That's the way it's always been - anything that is labeled hobby immediately gets a highly inflated price compared to what it would otherwise be.

Let's go back a few...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-28-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By do335a
That would be very simple to make. Do that sort...

That would be very simple to make. Do that sort of thing with great regularity.
If you PM me the dimensions and text as it's placed - a good close up pic would be perfect - I'll do one for you for...
Forum: Kit Building 08-25-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 379,575
Posted By do335a
Smile First off, just so that you know, the...

First off, just so that you know, the tower/Hobbico group took over Dynaflite many years ago. So this is like dealing with either the lef hand or the right hand. And each one gives you a different...
Forum: Glow Engines 08-08-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By do335a
There is more to this story than we are getting...

There is more to this story than we are getting here.

You can see that someone has been diddling with that carb. The bolts which retain the spray bar have been chewed up. They don't come that way...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By do335a
" .002 thou " As you say. that would be very...

" .002 thou "

As you say. that would be very little for certain. It's only .000002".

You probably mean 2 thou. That's .002".
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