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Forum: Tips & Techniques 02-17-2017, 11:06 PM
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Posted By khodges
Here's a couple of pictures that may help. The...

Here's a couple of pictures that may help. The mounted gear on this 1/5 scale Sig Cub is a Wallace scale gear, the Robart mounts the same way. I recommend putting a couple of basswood crossmembers...
Forum: Model Rockets & Rocketry 02-17-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,324
Posted By khodges
All good info above. I used to fly high power in...

All good info above. I used to fly high power in the early 90's, before most of it was regulated. I was a Tripoli member, they are the ones to contact for good education. As stated, bigger is...
Forum: Kit Building 02-17-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By khodges
An 18" prop is scale for a 1/4 Cub (full-size...

An 18" prop is scale for a 1/4 Cub (full-size uses a 6' prop). An 18x6 or 18x8 pitch will fly it very well and in a scale manner. Your 35cc engine will spin it with no problem, you have way more...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 11-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By khodges
Vaillancourt Bird Dog

I sold a partly built 1/4 scale L-19 Bird Dog (Roy Vaillancourt plans) to someone about 7 years ago, don't remember who it was. Does that sound familiar to anyone here, and if you're the guy, have...
Forum: Glow Engines 11-18-2015, 05:47 PM
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Views: 2,099,415
Posted By khodges
I haven't been on here in several years, I gave...

I haven't been on here in several years, I gave up the hobby, but still have some stuff left. What is a .65 Saito worth nowadays? Probably needs bearings, it's been sitting for over 5 years, but was...
Forum: Model Rockets & Rocketry 11-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,693
Posted By khodges
Old geezer just reminiscing

I was hoping to see what was going on in model rocketry these days. I started out in the '60s building Estes kits as a kid, gave it up when I discovered cars and girls. Picked up the hobby again in...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 210,421
Posted By khodges
RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Looks like Frank has himself an L-19 to finish. Hide that cash until I get everything boxed up.
Forum: Kit Building 01-22-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,254
Posted By khodges
RE: sig vs balsa usa 1/4 cub kit?

Both Sig and BUSA 1/4 kits are nice, the lines are more scale on the BUSA, and it lends itself better to mods.

I have an older 1/4 scale BUSA J-3 kit available, as well as a set of BUSA's L-4...
Forum: Cars & Trucks - Full Scale 01-22-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,879
Posted By khodges
RE: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Haven't been on RCU more than once in about a year. Was just nosing around today and found this thread I started almost 2 years ago. I don't remember it, and at the time looking for a car was just a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By khodges
RE: Sig 1/5 Cub Build Help

Davidgeorge's solution is an elegant one. The small superstrong magnets that electrics use a lot to keep the battery compartment closed are perfect for this. Sig built the kit faithful to the...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 03-16-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19,086
Views: 1,848,054
Posted By khodges
RE: WACO YMF

AMEN, Brother. The two absolute highlights of my times in an airplane were the rides in Waco Joe's UPF-7 and the Stearman ride I got over St. Louis. A close third, but just not the same without the...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 03-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19,086
Views: 1,848,054
Posted By khodges
RE: WACO YMF

Here's the list of kits I have:

BUSA 1/4 Fokker D-VII I have two German Aces of Iron pilots (unpainted); your choice of either "Hans" or "Richt" goes with the kit. Both are discontinued. I'll...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 03-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19,086
Views: 1,848,054
Posted By khodges
RE: WACO YMF

Anybody interested in an Ikon 1/5 scale UPF-7 kit? Just as I bought it, nothing's been removed, box only opened once. $150, buyer pays shipping. Got several 1/4 scale BUSA kits also. PM me.
Forum: Questions and Answers 03-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By khodges
RE: basswood ?

Basswood and spruce can be used interchangeably for most of our plane building applications. basswood has an ultimate strength about 92% of spruce. It has a higher bending strength but is more...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 03-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 210,421
Posted By khodges
RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Redundant power system. I planned on having two 2700 mAh battery packs. The power bus will send power to the receiver from the battery with the best charge, and if one battery craps out for any...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 03-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 210,421
Posted By khodges
RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

My guess is that the board won't even get warm, not enough current flow. My plan was to place all the electronics under the floor. Flights would only be 10-15 minutes tops, not much time for heat,...
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By khodges
RE: Pilot needs painting/what colours?

Not as good an effort as the "Eddie's". German pilots sometimes covered their faces with a balm to try to prevent frostbite and windburn and it had a creamy appearance to it. I tried to capture this...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 210,421
Posted By khodges
RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Just chiming in to keep this thread up front. I haven't been working on anything, but looks like some other of you have been staying busy. I haven't been on here since around Christmas.
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By khodges
RE: Pilot needs painting/what colours?

Go to www.acesofiron.com/paint.htm.

They have great tips on painting pilot figures. This is what I came up with after following their instructions:
Forum: Questions and Answers 01-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,235
Posted By khodges
RE: Inverting a 4-Stroke Glow

Crankcase pressure will push the oil out, regardless of which way it points. Just route a piece of fuel tubing out the bottom of the cowl connected to the nipple. The nipple used to come out of the...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-11-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By khodges
RE: National Museum of the United Sates Air Force

I can't see NASA, or the USAF taking that kind of chance to bring a shuttle to the museum. All the landing distances I can find for a 747-100 with minimum weights are at the very limit of 6500 feet....
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 12-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By khodges
RE: Info on high wing taildragger Fairfield

Beautiful planes, the Fairchilds. Which one of these was like yours? I can't for the life of me remember the models of the red one or the smaller blue and white one (with wheel pants). The larger one...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 12-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By khodges
RE: Incredible modeler

His work is indeed beautiful, and meticulous, but these are static models. Check out Carlos Rangel's site, www.allmetalplane.com.
His planes all fly, and he builds them using the fullscale's...
Forum: Questions and Answers 12-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,878
Posted By khodges
RE: Are there elevator pull-pull systems?

"Ackerman" refers to the pivot point of the hinge relative to the position of the control horn's tip (where the control wire or rod is attached). Neutral would be with the tip exactly over the hinge...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 11-19-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By khodges
RE: Stinson L-5

Roy Vaillancourt has some excellent 1/4 scale and 1/3 scale plans for the L-5. 1/4 scale is 102" wingspan, reducing by half would give you slightly larger than you're looking for.
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