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12-01-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By BalsaGhost

I've set up flaperons on everything from scratch...

I've set up flaperons on everything from scratch built foamies to a kit built Sig Somethin Extra.

I won't be doing it anymore. They really make the airplane less stable and turning has to be...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By BalsaGhost

I'm 40 and returned a few years ago to the hobby...

I'm 40 and returned a few years ago to the hobby as well. I've got a few electric beer cooler planes, but my heart lies with wood and fuel.

RC here in the future isn't all bad though, as...
11-12-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By BalsaGhost

Always better to land straight ahead, wings...

Always better to land straight ahead, wings level. Always, unless you're gonna set it down into a running wood chipper or the like. :)
10-21-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By BalsaGhost

I bought a Skysword last year. So fragile,...

I bought a Skysword last year. So fragile, flying on grass no matter how short just doesn't work. I broke something every time I tried. Pavement isn't much better!

Cool looking plane but...
Forum: Kit Building
10-01-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By BalsaGhost

I've used plain ol' Titebond on the last 3 kits...

I've used plain ol' Titebond on the last 3 kits I've built. Easy to work with and dries reasonably quick. I've got a fresh bottle of Titebond 2 for my next project, an old school model works...
Forum: Kit Building
05-29-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,142
Posted By BalsaGhost

I'm anxious to see how you attach the canopy. I...

I'm anxious to see how you attach the canopy. I always seem to struggle with that step.
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,142
Posted By BalsaGhost

Easily one of my favorite threads on RCU, and...

Easily one of my favorite threads on RCU, and just by looking at pictures I've picked up a ton of building techniques and ideas.

Thank you.
Forum: Kit Building
03-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,142
Posted By BalsaGhost

Your work space is inspiring. I would post a...

Your work space is inspiring. I would post a pic of mine but people would likely start calling FEMA.

I've built 2 Sig kits over the last year. I loved em so much, I've been buying and stocking...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By BalsaGhost

I should probably drink less beer when I post.

I should probably drink less beer when I post.
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By BalsaGhost

I used good ol' Titebond wood glue, which sanded...

I used good ol' Titebond wood glue, which sanded easily enough for shaping. I keep moving further and further away from CA on every build.
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,152
Posted By BalsaGhost

My kit had the same issue! I just added...

My kit had the same issue!

I just added some balsa like everyone else and started sanding.

Also, I flew the Kougar every time I went to the field last year. It's a helluva design and is a...
Forum: Marketplace
01-22-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By BalsaGhost

That is indeed the correct address. Thanks!

That is indeed the correct address. Thanks!
Forum: Marketplace
01-22-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By BalsaGhost

Check your paypal, payment sent Thanks

Check your paypal, payment sent Thanks
Forum: Marketplace
01-21-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By BalsaGhost

Iíll take it for $125. Do you accept PayPal? ...

Iíll take it for $125. Do you accept PayPal?

-Nate
Forum: Beginners
12-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By BalsaGhost

I completely agree. I've been flying rc for...

I completely agree. I've been flying rc for years and just got RF8. What a great tool for learning new skills and honing others!
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-03-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By BalsaGhost

Hard to imagine a turbo scaling down enough to...

Hard to imagine a turbo scaling down enough to work with a glow engine. And I doubt you'd get to hear the sweet whistle even if it would occur.

Now a mini nitrous bottle for that unlimited climb,...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,759
Posted By BalsaGhost

But out now we can buy a PNP foamie that gets...

But out now we can buy a PNP foamie that gets dinged with the slightest touch, has no intertia in flight, and can fly 8 minutes before needing a recharge!

For the record, Iíve got a few of those...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,611
Posted By BalsaGhost

Here here! I tried to get away from glow for...

Here here!
I tried to get away from glow for awhile, but the ridiculous cost of batteries, short flight time, charge time, and safety hassle finally turned me away. I just ordered a BRAND NEW .46AX...
Forum: Sport Flying
11-05-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By BalsaGhost

Great posts! (although someday I hope my shop...

Great posts! (although someday I hope my shop will have a slab of marble!)

I just used Gorilla Glue on the latest wing cores, and followed advice found on this forum to spread it into a thin coat...
Forum: Sport Flying
11-04-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By BalsaGhost

Geeat flying planes, Ive taken mine to the field...

Geeat flying planes, Ive taken mine to the field every day I’ve went this year.

As for a balsa wing, I haven’t seen that for the Kougar. However, Sig still sells the Kougar wing kit for around...
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By BalsaGhost

Hate to see it. I really enjoyed building a...

Hate to see it. I really enjoyed building a Great Planes .40 J3 Cub kit last winter and have enjoyed flying it since completion. I certainly realize it's a dying segment of the industry, but...
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By BalsaGhost

Kobra is .20 size Kougar .40 King Kobra .60

Kobra is .20 size
Kougar .40
King Kobra .60
Forum: Beginners
09-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By BalsaGhost

I was out for 18 years, and when I got back in I...

I was out for 18 years, and when I got back in I was blown away at the amount of folks who were flying airplanes like helis. Just hovering around on the prop at midfield for most of the day...haha. ...
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By BalsaGhost

I've been taking my Kougar to the field every...

I've been taking my Kougar to the field every time since finishing it in March. It's the best flying plane I own. Durafly Tundra, Freewing F-104 70mm, Ugly Stik, J3 Cub, etc....all great but the...
Forum: Kit Building
09-20-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,819
Posted By BalsaGhost

The Sig Komander was the first kit I ever built,...

The Sig Komander was the first kit I ever built, at the ripe age of 15 in my dad's basement. I did a HORRIBLE job on it but dang was I proud. I actually flew it quite a bit and the wing is still...
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