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Forum: Seaplanes
06-16-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

Sorry no vid of today's fourth flight, but WOW!...

Sorry no vid of today's fourth flight, but WOW! Just like that all the problems are solved. I added the reflex (4mm up to the ailerons) as I was instructed to do by an aero engineer(darn I forget his...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

Had something much more elaborate in mind..but...

Had something much more elaborate in mind..but pressed for time I decided to keep it simple. Decals will be made by Cali. The weather is just now starting to improve. Maybe I'll get the forth flight...
05-20-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Vettster

So Here's one for ya! SAND as a mold build up

I was just surfing around and found a very old thread where someone mentioned seeing something about Sand being added to epoxy and then that being spread on as a build up for molds. The thickened...
05-16-2019, 04:51 PM
05-15-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 137,641
Posted By Vettster

Man that's one gorgeous looking 38. Congrats on...

Man that's one gorgeous looking 38. Congrats on your maiden.
Forum: RC Jets
05-03-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,945
Posted By Vettster

Flames tend to rise... so YES cut the top ;)

Flames tend to rise... so YES cut the top ;)
04-27-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Vettster

No problem at all.. I appreciate the break from...

No problem at all.. I appreciate the break from my current project. its actually the same project but I did away with the stabs you see in this thread and went with a full flying tail. Getting my...
04-27-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Vettster

I have switched to Airex too.. so there you go! :)

I have switched to Airex too.. so there you go! :)
04-27-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Vettster

Sorry its been awhile. Trying my best to remeber...

Sorry its been awhile. Trying my best to remeber the order. your photo helps. Here's the order I used.

1
2
4
5
3
6

1, is a full sheet and bridges the hinge line. There is no separation
04-26-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By Vettster

Hi Reuben... I lay up the peel ply in a sandwich....

Hi Reuben... I lay up the peel ply in a sandwich. First my 4 oz outer skin
then a strip of 4 oz about 4" wide
then the Lancor soric(honeycomb looking stuff) cut to come up to the hinge line on both...
04-23-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Vettster

The tooling cost is the first layer of the mold. ...

The tooling cost is the first layer of the mold. It's very hard and won't pull apart. It's very thick stuff that's brushed on
04-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Vettster

As mentioned above Partall #2 wax is the best....

As mentioned above Partall #2 wax is the best. For a plug I will apply 10 coats waiting the full half hour between coats. I will also apply 10 coats to new molds for their first pull. You mentioned...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-21-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190420_174550778_a989556b72d26917c4795f40b256e72da01766a1.jpg...
Forum: RC Jets
04-05-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Posted By Vettster

You're absolutely right Tom! Fly it till it wont...

You're absolutely right Tom! Fly it till it wont fly no more. I learned this from my motorcycle road racing days. Whenever you think your not going to make the corner..try anyways, you have...
Forum: RC Jets
04-05-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,775
Posted By Vettster

So you were upset that Andy would not sell you a...

So you were upset that Andy would not sell you a part for fear of possibly getting sued in a worst case scenario.. Unsuccessful in your attempt to purchase the part, you then decide to "in a sense"...
Forum: RC Jets
03-27-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,775
Posted By Vettster

Did your trucks engine have an rpm of 150,000 and...

Did your trucks engine have an rpm of 150,000 and travel at 150+mph?? you know...like a missile??
03-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By Vettster

Hi Tom.. sorry for the late reply. Its pretty...

Hi Tom.. sorry for the late reply. Its pretty much trial and error. Yes the spring plays a large part in it. The syringe mount is also held down with two screws that are on either side and I can...
Forum: RC Jets
03-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,775
Posted By Vettster

Andy is a stand up guy. He spent a very long...

Andy is a stand up guy. He spent a very long time with me on the phone helping me program an ESC for a turbine that he never even sold me! No charge for that.. If I purchased a turbine from him...
Forum: RC Jets
03-16-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Vettster

Great work! Just out of curiosity.. how many...

Great work! Just out of curiosity.. how many packages of FM did you use..cost to cover that puppy :)
Forum: Seaplanes
03-03-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

Just got back from a very successful flight...

Just got back from a very successful flight 2263593 Not perfect yet as this was only its second flight.. but a big improvement. In preparation of this flight.. I reduced the horizontal stab angle -2*...
Forum: RC Jets
02-23-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 58,469
Posted By Vettster

Absolutely! He sells them too! Why bother...

Absolutely! He sells them too! Why bother buying overseas when you can get it right here for less $ and have great service to boot. http://www.crxturbines.com/sw-60b.html
Forum: Seaplanes
02-21-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

Thanks John... Im really not bubbling with joy...

Thanks John... Im really not bubbling with joy just yet as I still have some stuff to figure out. Im hoping the new CG location will show more improvement or its a thrust pitch issue or perhaps a...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

The maiden flight. So here it is after 3...

The maiden flight.

So here it is after 3 winters building. Sorry for the quality of vid as my 85 year old dad did his best. Thanks pops!

This is actually my second attempt. The first was last...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-12-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

There ya go John! All I needed was the answer :)...

There ya go John! All I needed was the answer :) lol. Thats a pretty good idea. I think I will give that a go.

No maiden yet :( Nothing but hard bumpy solid sheet of ice. Where getting about a...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,025
Posted By Vettster

LOL Oh man! I just cant get my head around the...

LOL Oh man! I just cant get my head around the physics :) Thanks for the links.. but im going to stick with my original idea for now.

Looks like the maiden will happen this Sunday..though...
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