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  1. RagwingFan it isn't hard to see the craftsmanship...

    RagwingFan it isn't hard to see the craftsmanship in your build, I enjoy seeing others building at a higher level and provide incentive for others to up their skills, kinda like going to school to...
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    Now Steve that's a good looking plane, what kit...

    Now Steve that's a good looking plane, what kit was it, I'm nearly done with a 1/4 scale Balsa USA J3 made into a super cub and will look like this.

    Leroy
  3. The hinge is not glued on yet but will be...

    The hinge is not glued on yet but will be straight when it is, it is a dummy piano hinge.
  4. RagwingFan I suppose you could say we have...

    RagwingFan I suppose you could say we have similar ideas about building. My super cub is getting the full treatment but the truth is it's a lot of work, I'm really doing it just to see and show what...
  5. RagwingFan are you going to go full scale with...

    RagwingFan are you going to go full scale with you very nice build, you know, stitches, some litho plate skin wrap behind the cowling and maybe some lights. The first plane photo you posted of the...
  6. Making scale looking strap hinges from styrene

    Over the years I have posted ideas to help others improve their building skills, this is one to spruce up your cowl or doors and phony hinged hatches, with what, dummy hinges made from styrene tube...
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    Some are missing the point here where strength is...

    Some are missing the point here where strength is concerned. Strength is in the frame work and construction, sheeting and or covering is the wrapping for the integrity of the structure or main binder...
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    I've been working these products for 55 yrs. and...

    I've been working these products for 55 yrs. and you have a lot to learn, you know little.
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    I'm with Tom on the glassing, if you have a...

    I'm with Tom on the glassing, if you have a flimsy wing after sheeting glass isn't going to help. While 2 oz. glass will strengthen a wing joint 1/2 & 3/4 oz. is only a binder for a smoother surface...
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    "Wow", a lot of work has gone into that one. I...

    "Wow", a lot of work has gone into that one. I would be a little skiddish about covering that bird with those skimpy tail feathers, is it a 1/4 scale or 1/3 rd.

    I have grown a fondness for these...
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    Rustoleum paint is not the only paint that will...

    Rustoleum paint is not the only paint that will blister it's second coats many will do that because it reactivates the paint causing a crinkle look. One way to eliminate it is to read the...
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    Shucks your going to have to remember where you...

    Shucks your going to have to remember where you stashed it, :D before you have to worry about building on it again, then there's the cob webs hiding the warped wings, "oh no", not the warp pains. I...
  13. We register our cars, RV's, guns, even AMA and...

    We register our cars, RV's, guns, even AMA and now the items we use to enjoy it, even ourselves and the endless list, none of which has ever prevented the miss use of it by a minority of nit-wits. I...
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    Another good man bites the dust but it might be...

    Another good man bites the dust but it might be gold dust. Vince savor that special moment when you say I do and then get back on your build. :) We miss you and will be glad when your back. "Happy...
  15. Surprised you cut the whole bottom out of the...

    Surprised you cut the whole bottom out of the cowl, it could have been more enclosed seeing how the engine head doesn't stick out the bottom. Good Idea on the wing tube, you will find out why when...
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    It is a balsa kit, I'm building one right now...

    It is a balsa kit, I'm building one right now into a super cub. Nice covering job, if you put a automotive clear coat on it it will be as chemical resistant as the paint on your car and will not...
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    He is in questions and answers, why not just...

    He is in questions and answers, why not just answer it here, it's what this section is for.
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    For those more crafty guys a 71/4" skill saw can...

    For those more crafty guys a 71/4" skill saw can be inverted into a top much like a router table and there are 4-5" thin kerf blades available to fit it. I made one some time ago and bought some...
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    One thing I noticed is the question has been...

    One thing I noticed is the question has been asked two times, do I seal the wood prior to putting the covering on, answer is no. Instructions that come with Solartex clearly state not to condition or...
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    I would tell them there is no tradition any more...

    I would tell them there is no tradition any more it's simply a person with a radio controlled aircraft and he or she can fly it when and wherever they like and if you don't know where or when then...
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    Traditional probably doesn't fit RC building or...

    Traditional probably doesn't fit RC building or even flying in the world today, this hobby has evolved to the point that anything goes whether you build it or buy it made and that includes anything...
  22. Maybe scale doesn't matter for many but I'm sure...

    Maybe scale doesn't matter for many but I'm sure it does for some. Prices of these tail wheel assemblies put them out of reach for some of us, I decided to build my own and show others, it's not that...
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    I'll be there and want to see your P-38 flying...

    I'll be there and want to see your P-38 flying again, mustang to, I love that one.:D
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    True words, what does a guy have to be afraid of,...

    True words, what does a guy have to be afraid of, it's just a box of wood and you can't do it if you don't try it. Hum, words of wisdom I think.

    Leroy
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    Chris you have some tricks up your sleeve, nice...

    Chris you have some tricks up your sleeve, nice work if I say so. Having the savvy has to help, it's all about the mechanics of the matter, your good at that.

    Leroy
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