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  1. Randy the twin tank design is used a lot on jets...

    Randy the twin tank design is used a lot on jets which often have 3 tanks and the area you have to work with won't support one larger tank. The first tank, left side, is the primary tank fuel is...
  2. I love Christmas but am always glad it's over....

    I love Christmas but am always glad it's over. time to work on the plane again, "yeah", piece again!!!:D

    All along it looked like there was plenty of room on the forward decks for all the stuff...
  3. Bob your old enough to remember the blood powder...

    Bob your old enough to remember the blood powder glue you mixed with water, in the old world fine furniture was glued with it and I used it as a kid, then Elmers came out and that was the end of...
  4. One thing it's lighter after it dries, allows...

    One thing it's lighter after it dries, allows more time to adjust a part if needed as well as makes a strong joint with any wood, being water based it has good penetration in the fibers of wood and...
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    Something to kick around would be to get a wing...

    Something to kick around would be to get a wing tube behind the gear central to the wing, a 5 deg. dihedral would allow that I believe. That thought came to mind after I did mine and couldn't get it...
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    Thank you, Leroy

    Thank you,

    Leroy
  7. Bird if you take some time to read this build you...

    Bird if you take some time to read this build you will see I am way ahead of the point you are talking about. We as a RC bunch of guys all have our ways of doing things while always looking for ways...
  8. There is a lot of fact and fiction about glues we...

    There is a lot of fact and fiction about glues we use on our planes, John you said it pretty well where the wood is concerned and the different kinds of joints involved. I use 3 different kings of...
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    Christmas, it's a wonderful time of year, family,...

    Christmas, it's a wonderful time of year, family, friends and a bunch of grandkids getting together and trips down memory lane not to mention all the food involved, it's enough to wear you out being...
  10. bird I had to come back and say that's one fine...

    bird I had to come back and say that's one fine gallery, easy to see why you know every thing else and you better stick around, never know when I need to know something else. It's a great place if...
  11. Hi bigbird and without a bird brain,:D:D Happy to...

    Hi bigbird and without a bird brain,:D:D Happy to have you along and I will check out your gallery, there's not much in mine. You have a point about the hardening, something that never occurred to me...
  12. Tony I'm using the F.S. cowl all the ones you...

    Tony I'm using the F.S. cowl all the ones you posted are not J3 Cub cowls they only have the oil cooler opening, I suppose modifying it is up to the builder and has something to do with the larger...
  13. Jeff I think we are both on the same track where...

    Jeff I think we are both on the same track where the hinges are concerned. Second picture on post #29 shows some bullet looking cable end covers or part of the attachment, I have never seen them...
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    I know of no one that drills a wing tube sleeve...

    I know of no one that drills a wing tube sleeve and tube to prevent rotation or hold the wing on a plane, the wing is held on with bolts that pass through the sides of the fuselage into blind or...
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    It's probably not a Starret USA, likely a name...

    It's probably not a Starret USA, likely a name copy. I have had and used Starret for years and I'm not buying that it's a real Starret product.

    Leroy
  16. Sorry Jeff forgot to mention your Flyin King...

    Sorry Jeff forgot to mention your Flyin King looks good , nice job on the skis and I have never seen the cable ends you are using, where did you find them.

    Leroy
  17. Jeff if your doing them scale that will be a...

    Jeff if your doing them scale that will be a challenge because you can't do them with Robart hinge points. I have all the brass square tubing and flat stock to build my hinges so they will be like...
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    Some is right, most is wrong. I did not work in...

    Some is right, most is wrong. I did not work in aerospace but was a certified A&E mechanic, now called A&P, A&E is airframe and engine. I was also a pilot of real planes and I do fly RC planes. I am...
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    Typically air moves across the wing laterally...

    Typically air moves across the wing laterally starting at the leading root and ending at tip trailing edge and most of the turbulence is at the end of a aileron. That's part of the reason for...
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    I have a 4X4 Suburban, 96" floor length, 37" high...

    I have a 4X4 Suburban, 96" floor length, 37" high at the doors and 48" wide at the floor wheel wells, second seat folds to level with the floor, 3 seat is removed, with the added width ahead of wheel...
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    Man you can learn all kinds of stuff just...

    Man you can learn all kinds of stuff just cruising around reading threads. learning the many ways helps to make better choices whatever your doing.

    Leroy
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    After he gets it together he needs to take it...

    After he gets it together he needs to take it down town and watch it sparkle like a large fine diamond which is about what he paid to build it.

    Fine job Robert, real fine.

    Leroy
  23. R.T. you should be able to find it here: TF P51...

    R.T. you should be able to find it here: TF P51 1/5 scale kit built in Giant Scale Airplanes around page 4 or 5, my addresses never work, ?

    Leroy
  24. Mike you know it's funny I never built those two...

    Mike you know it's funny I never built those two planes to compete at shows, it wasn't until I went to a scale meet and looked at all the beautiful builds that I realized they weren't any better than...
  25. They have that at a new field with Silverwood in...

    They have that at a new field with Silverwood in the back ground, it's called Silver Hills RC Fliers, I think Farragut Park is on the way out. I went to my first scale fly-in last year at Silver...
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