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Forum: The Clubhouse
01-04-2016, 04:11 AM
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Views: 41,269
Posted By pettit

I registered on Thursday the 24th of December. ...

I registered on Thursday the 24th of December.

No refund yet, but it may take longer due to the holiday.

Yes, I did follow the link from the FAA to register.

Has anyone received their refund...
08-06-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By pettit

East Coast radial Flyers will be there. Sorry,...

East Coast radial Flyers will be there. Sorry, nothing half scale, yet....

Oh wait. Rick's 50% Jungmeister will qualify since it was built in the 1930's.

Yippee!!!
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,006
Posted By pettit

If you had used UltraKote, it would have been...

If you had used UltraKote, it would have been easy, especially if you had covered the tip prior to covering the wig itself
03-19-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By pettit

On the rear deck, inside a small "box" that looks...

On the rear deck, inside a small "box" that looks like a briefcase. That's what I did when the Ercoupe first was released.

I wish I had that plane back again...
01-20-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 60,547
Posted By pettit

Lifer: I do not work for any magazines anymore,...

Lifer: I do not work for any magazines anymore, so the review will not be published, unless someone makes me an offer.
01-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 60,547
Posted By pettit

Not one single ounce. No problems noted either.

Not one single ounce. No problems noted either.
01-19-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 60,547
Posted By pettit

Flew our Zero with DLE-55 and Vess 22C providing...

Flew our Zero with DLE-55 and Vess 22C providing more than enough power. Low rates published in manual should be high rates with low setting being less than published low. Flaps work like an...
12-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 60,547
Posted By pettit

JAYNC: Just wait until you try to put the bolts...

JAYNC: Just wait until you try to put the bolts holding the engine standoffs inside the fuselage. Better look for a child with small hands!
12-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 60,547
Posted By pettit

Has anyone else found that you have to juggle the...

Has anyone else found that you have to juggle the cowl, dummy engine and engine former with 5 hands while trying to screw the cowl to the firewall to get everything to come out in good alignment? ...
10-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,221
Posted By pettit

Just checked the SKS Video web site...

Just checked the SKS Video web site (ww.sksvideo.com) and the 2014 Dawn Patrol video is available.

DVD and Blu-Ray format. About $20.00 plus shipping.

I ordered my copy and I'll bet you can...
08-01-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,221
Posted By pettit

Here's my 33% Balsa USA Albatros that'll be...

Here's my 33% Balsa USA Albatros that'll be making the trip to MAD

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2019046
07-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

I don't believe the Update will FIX the...

I don't believe the Update will FIX the vibrations. It just makes the firewall and engine box stronger to lessen the EFFECT of the vibrations.

If you have vibrations, you have something out of...
06-26-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5,779
Views: 786,452
Posted By pettit

My Balsa USA 33% Albatros D.Va on patrol in 1918 ...

My Balsa USA 33% Albatros D.Va on patrol in 1918



http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2008885
06-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

This is my Albatros in 1918 ...

This is my Albatros in 1918


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2008759
06-24-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

Mark Enderby at Balsa USA has said that the...

Mark Enderby at Balsa USA has said that the prototype Albatros kits they have been flying have all had firewalls break loose from the engine boxes. They all use DA-85 engines which mount THROUGH the...
06-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

No way to make an accurate count but it...

No way to make an accurate count but it approaches 300.

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I had fun over the years, ugly shirts and all!

Slowing down a bit now, but still doing 3 or 4 for...
06-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

My CG is right at 5 1/2" back from top LE. By...

My CG is right at 5 1/2" back from top LE. By the looks of the elevator on landing in the video, it's just about right
...
06-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

Flew my Albi this morning. Two very successful...

Flew my Albi this morning. Two very successful flights and then the weather started to warm up. Elevator and rudder very responsive, ailerons not so much. I flew the first flight and Rick made the...
06-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

Ran my DLE-85 today. 5800 RPM with a 27-10 prop....

Ran my DLE-85 today. 5800 RPM with a 27-10 prop. It idles at 1200 (yep, 1200 Rpm!)

I modified my vibration mount, basically bypassing the rubber grommets. Little vibration at idle, but none at...
06-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

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06-13-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,079
Posted By pettit

I considered doing that, and still may do it. ...

I considered doing that, and still may do it.

But I just remembered that I pegged the firewall to the engine box sides with 6 bamboo skewers and yellow glue on each side.

Looking at the photos...
06-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,751
Posted By pettit

I don't think the Albi will be done by then.

I don't think the Albi will be done by then.
06-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,751
Posted By pettit

Here's how I got around the "wrong color stain"...

Here's how I got around the "wrong color stain" possibility on my Albatros.

Here's the fuselage after staining with one coat of Minwax Wood Preparation and one coat of Minwax Ipswitch Pine.

The...
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-12-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By pettit

The wood will not resist fire, let alone the...

The wood will not resist fire, let alone the epoxy.

I would use heavier wall stainless steel and weld it
Forum: Kit Building
04-25-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,696
Posted By pettit

Please add me to the BUSA Brotherhood. My...

Please add me to the BUSA Brotherhood.

My present project is the 33% Albatros

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1989791

Past projects were the 33% Triplane
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