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05-21-2016, 03:45 PM
05-19-2016, 05:57 AM
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Posted By splais

Items may be taken, well let you know

Items may be taken, well let you know
05-18-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By splais

WWI & WWII Aviation Books available for cost of shipping.

Folks I have about 30+ books on WWI and WWII aviation and airplanes about half Squadron Signal In Action & Walk Around, and half hard backs. Used primarily in research for building scale WWI and...
10-18-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By splais

Can you help identify this ARF

it is a Zero with 53" wingspan and 41.5" long fuselage. The fuselage is fiberglass and the wing is built up. Has premounted retracts but don't know if it came that way. Can you help us identify...
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By splais

Covering: Making Stripes?

I am totally new to trying covering. I want to put alternating yellow and black stripes on the bottom of the pictured wing. As a beginner, would I be better off laying down individual stripes one...
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Posted By splais

thanks for the info. I just wanted to make sure...

thanks for the info. I just wanted to make sure something wasn't wrong.
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Views: 508
Posted By splais

Activating Eflite Retracts with Futaba 8FG

I just put Eflite 60-120 electric retracts in a plane. The only problem I am having is that I have to cycle the switch when I first turn on radio to get the gear to work. Anybody got a fix for this?...
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2014, 05:09 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By splais

Thanks Tom. The dings are mostly just small...

Thanks Tom. The dings are mostly just small spots where something has poked into the plane, like small holes and gouges to fill. And yes, after I posted about which color to paint first I thought...
Forum: Kit Building
02-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By splais

Help with a couple of final prep & paint tips

I purchased what I believe is a really old GP Patriot that has been highly modified and nearly completed The fuselage has been glassed and prepped for painting. The wing was built to be covered and...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By splais

source for ailerons

does anyone know of a source for precut and tapered ailerons; 1-1/8" cord is perfect? I just got my hands on a 95% complete GP Patriot that is missing the ailerons.
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Views: 640
Posted By splais

thanks for the link. I've finally come to the...

thanks for the link. I've finally come to the realization I'm going to have to try and learn this stuff.
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Views: 640
Posted By splais

Are These motors basically the same?

I am fairly new to electrics, years flying gas. I have a 6 pound Midwest Super Hots (very aerobatic/fast sport plane) I converted to electric using the Turnigy 80A Plush ESC and Turnigy G60 500kv...
02-02-2014, 06:54 AM
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Views: 5,470
Posted By splais

fredo, the plane is rated for gas 80cc, not...

fredo, the plane is rated for gas 80cc, not familiar with the Moki 150. My 3W150 way over powers the plane, but it seems to handle it just fine although most of my flying is at half throttle. I did...
01-31-2014, 07:59 AM
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Views: 1,079
Posted By splais

the only thing about the gear in my situation is...

the only thing about the gear in my situation is that the gear are electric and it takes about 5-8 seconds for them to come down. I had altitude in a no-wind situation so everything worked out. The...
01-30-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By splais

Would you put the flaps down in a dead stick?

So I had a dead stick in my 30cc p-47 the other day. The engine quit on takeoff just after gear up in the middle of the down wind leg. Everything came out ok, got gear down and landed without...
01-16-2014, 09:20 PM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

Paphman, not sure what you are referring to, but...

Paphman, not sure what you are referring to, but I used a heat gun to shape the gear doors to fit better. Just a little bow in the door
12-27-2013, 07:09 PM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

That's what I did also. Have everything inside...

That's what I did also. Have everything inside the hatch, including manual choke lever. I start with hatch off. Very easy and very clean.
12-26-2013, 07:46 AM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

No, but it is winter here. 40-50 on the ground...

No, but it is winter here. 40-50 on the ground when we fly, no telling how cold up in the air :)
12-16-2013, 08:11 AM
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Views: 723
Posted By splais

Electric Setup for Midwest Super Hots?

I have an old Midwest Super Hots kit I want to build for electric power. I am relatively new to electric so keep it simple. The plane will weigh around six pounds. I have found some old 7 year old...
12-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By splais

I finally said the heck with esm and put my T-6...

I finally said the heck with esm and put my T-6 in the attic until I can afford Robart or some other gear. After 18 months of failures and partial gear landings and 3 or 4 versions of gear I gave...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By splais

Removing Prop Hub from 3W150?

Can anyone tell me how to remove the prop hub from the crankshaft on the old style 3W150 engine. I got the shaft off easy enough. The hub is another thing all together. thanks.
11-22-2013, 06:15 AM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

yes, i use 20 and 40 degrees of flaps. usually...

yes, i use 20 and 40 degrees of flaps. usually go to 20 degrees on downwind and 40 degrees on crosswind just before final. There is little to no pitch change even at 40 degrees.
11-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

Probably nearly everyone who has put in a 50cc...

Probably nearly everyone who has put in a 50cc engine primarily was to fly a 4-blade prop. And believe me, not a warbird on the planet, of any size, flies better than this plane in all areas.
11-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

Going for extreme scale and flying with a 4-blade...

Going for extreme scale and flying with a 4-blade prop
11-18-2013, 04:58 PM
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Views: 164,121
Posted By splais

I have the dle55 and used the stock hinges. ...

I have the dle55 and used the stock hinges. Haven't had a bit of trouble.
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