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Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2004, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By stevehord

RE: My First Kit plane can anybody help me pick one

Any of the Great Planes kits are straight forward and fairly easy to build. If you are just starting in RC flying get the PT40 kit as it is a great learning kit as well as a great trainer to learn...
08-01-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By stevehord

RE: Four Star 60 Receiver Antenna

Bill,

Thanks for the information. I wasn't sure if the four star was designed to have the antenna inside or not and I've lost planes in the past because of lack of range. Now I can finish the...
08-01-2004, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By stevehord

Four Star 60 Receiver Antenna

I am finishing up a rebuild on a Sig four star 60 and am just about ready to cover it but I have a quick question.
I have the receiver antenna almost completely inside the fuselage running...
Forum: Kit Building
07-26-2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By stevehord

RE: Four Star 60 Turtle Deck Sheeting

I did not need to steam the thin plywood. In fact, it is so thin that I cut the curve for the cockpit with a pair of scissors. It lays over the complete turtle deck with the ease of the cardboard...
Forum: Kit Building
07-20-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By stevehord

RE: Four Star 60 Turtle Deck Sheeting

I went ahead and used the 1/64th ply and 30 minute epoxy to sheet the turtle deck. I then spread wax paper over the sheeting and used one of the cardboard patterns I had cut to cover the top - then...
Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By stevehord

RE: Four Star 60 Turtle Deck Sheeting

I like that cowl, and your turtle deck sheeting really looks nice. I hope that the sheating on mine will look half as good.
Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2004, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By stevehord

RE: Four Star 60 Turtle Deck Sheeting

Connery,

I was wondering about the benefits/differences between using thin balsa or ply and then I saw the thread by gputt33 in one of the forums and he listed his website with several albums of...
Forum: Kit Building
07-01-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By stevehord

Four Star 60 Turtle Deck Sheeting

I am rebuilding a wrecked Sig Four Star 60 and I have decided to sheet the turtle deck with 1/64th lite ply. I have seen pictures of this done in one of gputt33's picture albums and really like the...
05-11-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By stevehord

RE: what is 1/2 A - stupid question

Joe,

I posted my thread and then got busy at work and didn't look at again until this morning. You are starting your Herr J3 cub, huh? I've been working on mine for about a month and a half...
05-08-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,940
Posted By stevehord

...cut flex cable?

Does someone have tips / advice for the best way to cut flexible throttle cable for a 1/2a Herr cub w/Norvel .061? I have read several RC magazine recommendations about the BB Tools classic cutter. ...
03-25-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,938
Posted By stevehord

RE: Micro FM Receivers for 1/2A Planes

Everyone, thanks for the information. Bruce, you told me what I needed to know - "pay me now or pay me later". I'll look at the FMA M5 and also look some more at the 555 and try to find a deal some...
03-25-2004, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,938
Posted By stevehord

RE: Micro FM Receivers for 1/2A Planes

Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at them. I was mainly worried about the range of some of the micro and sub micro receivers as I've already lost another plane due to lost radio transmission,...
03-25-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,938
Posted By stevehord

Micro FM Receivers for 1/2A Planes

What micro receivers does everyone use with 1/2A planes? I've been looking at the Hitec 555 micro but I was hoping to pay a little less than what this receiver is going for. I'm finishing a Herr...
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By stevehord

Single vs. Dual Conversion Receivers

Can someone explain the differences between a single and dual conversion receiver? I am primarily looking for a micro receiver for my Herr 1/2A J3 Cub that has a Norvel Big Mig .061 engine. Any...
03-06-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By stevehord

RE: Adding ailerons to a 1/2A kit

Thanks for the information everyone. I definitely need to determine how much work I want to put into ailerons but with several ideas I now have a good start.

Thanks again,
Steve Hord
03-06-2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By stevehord

Adding ailerons to a 1/2A kit

Does anyone have advice for adding ailerons to a 1/2A kit? I'm building a Herr 1/2A J3 Cub and see the plans show an outline for ailerons starting in the wing tip, extending in about 10 3/4"? ...
Forum: Kit Building
03-06-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By stevehord

Herr 1/2 A J3 Cub Ailerons

Has anyone built the Herr 1/2A J3 Cub or a similar 1/2A plane with ailerons? I would like to add ailerons to this Herr kit and need any advice I can find. The Herr plans show an outline for a small...
Forum: Kit Building
02-20-2004, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By stevehord

RE: HERR Engineering Kits

Mike,

Thanks for the offer. I have since ordered the small manual from Herr, it was only $4 so I don't too bad. Thanks again.

Steve Hord
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By stevehord

HERR Engineering Kits

Does anyone know if there is a website where I could download a manual for the Herr Engineering J-3 CUB 1/2A R/C Kit?

Thanks in advance,
Steve Hord
03-28-2003, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By stevehord

Thanks, Stick Jammer

That is what I have been thinking about for the past couple of days. It makes complete sense to fix the tail rather than change the wing incidence. Now I'll have to figure out the best, way to...
03-27-2003, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By stevehord

Incidence Balance

Thanks MSCIC. I know, I know you are right, but...

I'm going to attempt to change the wings incidence to match the tail first and see if I can find a match. From all I've heard, most newbies...
03-27-2003, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By stevehord

Incidence Balance

Thanks for the information FlyingPilgrim. Yes, I have made sure the CG is still within the allowed limits. It has only changed less than an 1/8th of an inch from the plans specified mark (4-7/64"...
03-26-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By stevehord

Incidence Balance

I have measured my wing and stab incidence and found that since the last tail reattachment on my PT40 (results of wrecks) the stab is approximately 3/8th of an inch higher than it should be. Before...
03-23-2003, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By stevehord

Engine Mount Thrust Plates

Thanks, Hircflyer and mscic. Is this correct; since I have a removable one-piece wing on the PT40 should I simply start adding shims on the trailing edge area, beneath where the wing sits? This...
03-22-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By stevehord

Engine Mount Thrust Plates

I am experiencing a "ballooning" effect with my PT40. I have had to reattach my whole tail assembly in the past 2 months because of a wreck and since this time have not been able to keep the trim...
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