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Forum: Kit Building 02-27-2011, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Interesting landing gear on that one... looks a lot stronger than the GP design. Wonder what the weight difference is.
Forum: Kit Building 02-25-2011, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

All good ideas. You seem to have really thought it through. I'm interested to see how it comes out.
Forum: Kit Building 02-25-2011, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Fair enough, that's what I would have done too. Maybe you can find some small thumbscrews to use in them? You'll probably also want to harden the balsa where it presses against the brackets so it...
Forum: Kit Building 02-24-2011, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

That's a great idea and should work well, I wish I'd thought of it before I assembled my wings. I notice you're only using the plywood inner parts of the interplane struts, without the balsa...
Forum: Kit Building 01-27-2011, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

I don't have any detailed destructions on the hatches but they're not hard.

For the upper one sheet the nose end of the fuse as per the instructions, then cut out & remove a section from the...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-12-2011, 05:57 AM
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Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

Some flood pics... and to make them slightly relevant I'd love to try flying a spacewalker with floats off this :)
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-12-2011, 02:07 AM
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Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

Thanks for that... yeah I'm up on a big hill in Gailes, out Ipswich way. I barely managed to make it home from work today and I won't be going in tomorrow. I just came back from taking a stroll...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-11-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

Mine runs an OS 160 Gemini twin (really a nice solution because you don't need the cheesey plastic engine heads, as you have real heads either side of the cowl).

I've had to put some lead on...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-10-2011, 04:36 AM
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Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

That shouldn't be a problem.. the landing gear's pretty robust and could easily be reinforced with some fishing trace wire between the gear legs... and even with the 18" prop there's probably about...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-09-2011, 11:15 PM
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Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

I got my 18" props today in the mail. They're Turnigy 18x6 cherry wood props. Thankfully I ordered two, because the hole in one was so off-centre there was no way it would balance without carving...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-07-2011, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

Yep. I've got a 16" on mine and am waiting for an 18" to turn up in the mail.
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 12-21-2010, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: DeHavilland Mosquito

The whole thing's 'glass, tail feathers and all. The horizontal stabs are mounted the way you expect wings to be, with an alum tube running through the fuse... only the stabs are glued on instead of...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 12-21-2010, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: DeHavilland Mosquito

Heya Jimm

I know there's been some cowls extended, but that's been more about installing longer engines and reducing prop - cowl gaps. I think the basic reason for not doing it this: too much...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 12-11-2010, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull's

I haven't used the Magnum 52's, but all my 4 strokes can have their carbs reversed to swap the throttle arm. Would that help your problem. Should fly nice with twin 52's, just be careful you have...
Forum: Kit Building 11-11-2010, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Here's a couple of pics showing various stages of the build. I'll be copying your rear flying wires, but since I've never had any problems with the landing gear spreading I won't be modifying that. I...
Forum: Kit Building 11-10-2010, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

What I know about gas engines you could write on a stamp, but I know a bit about 'bolts so here's some thoughts for you. The biggest prop you can swing on the GP 'Bolt is 15", with a 16" you run out...
Forum: Sport Flying 11-08-2010, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: OS 300 Twin plane suggestions?

I had the same dilemma with an OS FT160 twin. I shoe-horned it into a 90-120 (4stroke) sized GP Skybolt kit, but it proved too much for the tail to handle. I ended up putting it into a 120-160 (4c)...
Forum: NitroModels Support 11-08-2010, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Shipping costs to Australia

OK, I'm not Nitromodels support, but I've run into this before. You'll probably find that UPS is the only carrier available for an actual model, as the US Postal system does not carry boxes big...
Forum: Kit Building 10-24-2010, 11:20 AM
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Views: 165,426
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Yep. That's the one I got. Good service. Get the 'glass wheel pants from them at the same time.
Forum: ARF or RTF 10-24-2010, 09:30 AM
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Views: 93,703
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Seagull Spacewalker II 120 Arf

Should be fine. I've got an ASP 1.20 4stroke (ASP is a clone of Magnum) which I've run in a few planes. It's a pretty strong motor which should fly the spacewalker nicely. It's not going to be a...
Forum: Kit Building 10-13-2010, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

I asked the same question about 6 months ago, even rang great planes but noone could give me an answer. I ended up buying an aftermarket fibreglass cowl specifically for the kit version. they're well...
Forum: Kit Building 10-11-2010, 09:13 AM
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Views: 165,426
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Yah... the 2 blade's a 15x8 and the 3 blade's a 15x7. There's no 15" 3 blade with a lower pitch available. I did run a 3 blade on the OS1.60 twin cylinder with my previous Skybolt, but that was more...
Forum: Kit Building 10-11-2010, 01:27 AM
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Views: 165,426
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

Only a guess here... I'm assuming there's a little overlap on the cam lobes... ie: the inlet valve and exhaust valves open slightly before Top Dead Centre (TDC), with the compression & power strokes...
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-29-2010, 05:46 AM
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Views: 978
Posted By Sandmann_AU
RE: Moving engine forward changes geom'ery?

hehehe sorry about that. You're the second person in a week to try to squish my avatar. It's even caught me once or twice when I first started using it. :)

When you shortened your bipe, were you...
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-28-2010, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Sandmann_AU
Moving engine forward changes geom'ery?

I'm currently building a GP Skybolt kit, the second one I've done since the first met an untimely end. The kit's an old design, pre-dating 3D and builds heavy, especially tail heavy, and there's not...
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