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Forum: Kit Building
06-13-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By yel914

Years ago, I made the mistake of buying one of...

Years ago, I made the mistake of buying one of those cheap Chinese knock offs of a Delta 14" band saw-pure crap! I fought that beast for years, tinkering, swearing and eventually unplugging it. ...
06-02-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By yel914

My question would be, "Why do you need a table...

My question would be, "Why do you need a table saw?" I've been building R/C planes for some years now, some scratch and some kits. I have a full woodworking shop with a nice table saw, but I never...
05-02-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19,392
Views: 2,033,505
Posted By yel914

Thanks Dan...You're the man! Rick

Thanks Dan...You're the man!
Rick
Forum: Kit Building
05-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, the cowls look really good. It's hard to...

Bob, the cowls look really good. It's hard to beat the rattle can for simplicity. Different manufacturers make slightly different shades of white so you sometimes have to do a little hunting to...
04-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By yel914

I used Lustercoat to fuel proof my Heinkel 51. I...

I used Lustercoat to fuel proof my Heinkel 51. I fogged it over latex paint that was sprayed about a month before. It left hairline cracks over the entire airplane. Nelson's, System 3, or Klass...
Forum: Kit Building
04-19-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, those came out great. You should be proud...

Bob, those came out great. You should be proud of the accomplishment! I've been the rounds with paint also. It's one of the things that drove me to go electric. It's hard enough to get the colors...
Forum: Kit Building
04-16-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,505
Posted By yel914

I recently chose to build a Cub kit from my...

I recently chose to build a Cub kit from my stash. The choice was between a Sig 1/6 Cub and a Carl Goldberg Anniversary Cub. One look at the Goldberg kit and I immediately sold it off. That was...
Forum: Kit Building
04-07-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Hey Bob, long time now. Nice to see you back at...

Hey Bob, long time now. Nice to see you back at it. When I cover a plane, I do a small strips around the inside edges as were done on your purchased plane. Others may do something different, but...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Yea Bob, that's looking nice! You might try this...

Yea Bob, that's looking nice! You might try this for those pesky cowl bolts. Put the socket head bolts in the mounting holes and slip a small rubber "O" ring on the opposite side of the bolts to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Boy, true enough Chris. As a it of a...

Boy, true enough Chris. As a it of a perfectionist myself, I know when I'm doing substandard work. I can feel myself giving up when I reach good enough.
Bob, looks great. Lots of work, but you'll...
Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,667
Views: 173,793
Posted By yel914

I thought I'd post a pic of my resurrected Sig...

I thought I'd post a pic of my resurrected Sig Citabria. I've crashed it twice now, the second time was actually fatal. Sentimentality got the better of me and I fixed it in spite of common sense. ...
Forum: Kit Building
02-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Hey Bob, that's the ticket. Fun, huh? Just...

Hey Bob, that's the ticket. Fun, huh? Just think of all the cool things you can do with FG now!
Forum: Kit Building
02-26-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, that does look good! For the flanges, I...

Bob, that does look good! For the flanges, I think you're on the right track for size. What I'd probably do is: sand the inside where the flanges attach, form in some heavy FG cloth and resin it...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, I've played around with a few different...

Bob, I've played around with a few different materials for flanges. I've settled on fiber glass. It's the toughest and your in there fiber glassing anyway so what the heck. This first attempt is...
02-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,281
Posted By yel914

Looking great! What, no floats? Rick

Looking great! What, no floats?

Rick
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Hey Bob. you're pretty close now. I usually...

Hey Bob. you're pretty close now. I usually block sand all of the still glossy areas out and then if I need to add more bulk, I add resin or resin and glass. I'm no expert, that's just what I do. ...
02-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By yel914

As another alternative, if you have access to...

As another alternative, if you have access to someone with a thermo former, you could have a copy vac pressed from your original cowl. Then you could use the ABS or Styrene copy as a female mold. ...
Forum: Kit Building
02-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Good morning Bob. Well, it looks like you'll be...

Good morning Bob. Well, it looks like you'll be sanding a bunch, but for a first attempt I think it looks good. Don't worry about the ply behind the spinner. Once it's painted nobody will know...
02-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19,392
Views: 2,033,505
Posted By yel914

Well done Dan, thanks for your hard work on this...

Well done Dan, thanks for your hard work on this project. Can you please verify what the process is for printing on the T shirts. The original tan shirts were very comfortable. The 2nd generation...
Forum: Kit Building
02-19-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Good morning Bob. This all looks about right. ...

Good morning Bob. This all looks about right. It's like playing with liquid plastic, right? I can't remember what weight of FG cloth you used, You'll get a better feel for it once the foam is...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, I snapped a pic of a cowl for a Sig Citabria...

Bob, I snapped a pic of a cowl for a Sig Citabria that I'm just finishing up. This plane has been converted to electric and I made a removable battery tray/cowl/motor assembly for it. Although my...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

I'd skip the addition of alcohol to thin the...

I'd skip the addition of alcohol to thin the resin in this application. Thinning the resin isn't necessary to make the cowl. It also affects the strength of the FG, which you don't want. Thinning...
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Yea, I know some people melt the foam out. ...

Yea, I know some people melt the foam out. There's just something that seems so toxic about that. I just choose a more environmentally compatible solution.
To each their own.
Rick
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,247
Posted By yel914

Bob, I know some people use packing tape-the...

Bob, I know some people use packing tape-the clear stuff to cover the mold which makes the mold release easier. I've just tried spraying my plaster molds with epoxy appliance paint (Lowes) with...
02-17-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,281
Posted By yel914

I think I read somewhere that the System 3 clear...

I think I read somewhere that the System 3 clear coat is the same as Nelsons Clear Coat. I've used Nelsons and found it next to impossible to spray, but I was able to foam brush it on with pretty...
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