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01-17-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,677
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Vaccuum forming problem

Could it be that the poly is slightly melting due to the heat of the PETG? A suggestion.....try pulling another canopy, but leave it on the form. Then, sand it with about 400 grit paper until it has...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-06-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,744
Posted By rcalfred

RE: RC Scale Modeler Magazine

If you mean R/C Scale International, Traplet shut it down a number of years ago. It was published every other month. The only scale magazine I know about is Flying Scale Models, by another UK...
11-21-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,580
Posted By rcalfred

RE: My "AMA vs. Helicopter Pilots" rant ignore, if you hate rants & helictopers

Oh dear....the new addition of Model Aviation arrived today. And there on the front cover is........a helicopter. And inside is a very long article covering the premier heli event of the year. All in...
09-24-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,580
Posted By rcalfred

RE: My "AMA vs. Helicopter Pilots" rant ignore, if you hate rants & helictopers

Okay.....got that out of your system???? Maybe you could pen a few articles and have them published in Model Aviation. Or, possibly you could volunteer to take over the Heli column duties. Those who...
07-19-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Oshkosh 2006

Yep.....taking my 3 grandsons (13, 11, 8 years old) and their Dad. Will be there on Thursday and Friday July 27-28. Have been taking them since 1996...as they reached the proper ages. Only trouble is...
07-09-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By rcalfred

RE: 40 irvine connecting rod

Sig used to have the exclusive dealership rights, possibly still do. Also, there is a company in the UK that I bought my Irvine .39s from. Web site is: www.justengines.unseen.org/ email is...
05-22-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Airbrushing books?

Check your local library for instruction videos on airbrushing. Mine has a number of them, usually on T-shirt decoration, but the principles apply. Also, have you checked Amazon.com? Should be a lot...
05-19-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By rcalfred

RE: My rivets have dimples! help!

Usually this means that the glue is too thin. (At least you now know the successful way to create pop rivets.) The method that I use is to slightly dilute Titebond glue. Keep experimenting...you'll...
05-02-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Fuel Regulator

I have two of them installed in a Cessna UC-78. The tanks are in the wing root and thus the fuel has a long way to go to the engines. The only problems that I had were minor: First, I used large...
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,095
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Stuck Part

If you used PVA release film you can pour a small amount of water into the mold and it will dissolve the rest of the film and let you pull the part out. Otherwise you are going to have to destroy the...
04-09-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Remote Fuel Tank

Yes, I installed two of Iron Bays' regulators in a Cessna UC-78 model. There wasn't room enough in the nacelles for fuel tanks, so I put the tanks in the wing root. System works great. Excellent fuel...
03-21-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Spray Gun/Compressor - Help/Advice

Look to Harbor Freight. They have a number of guns that work well for models. I have one that Dave Platt recommended. It is a small gravity feed gun with a 5 ounce cup. I got it on sale for about...
03-21-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Which model airplane magazine

My favorites are R/C Model World (Traplet) and Flying Scale Models (Model Activity Press) both UK publications. For the U.S. I prefer R/C Report, too. Regards.
03-12-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Source of Dummy Radial Engine heads?

Try: www.darehobby.com and click "Accessories" and then on the radial engines menu on the left. You could adapt one of their dummies to fit properly. Regards.
02-13-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Making a custom glow fuel tank?

Easy! Use blue foam, or any other of your choice, and shape it into the form that suits your purpose. Cut the filler spout from a scrap plastic fuel tank and use it at the front of the tank. Now, use...
01-23-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Magazines

Mike: The address for Flying Scale Models is http://www.wiseowlmagazines.com. (that is the U.S. agent). For R/C World it is http://www.traplet.com. They have a U.S. office whose telephone is (217)...
01-22-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Magazines

Out of business....R/C Modeler. Others to recommend.....Flying Scale Models, a UK publication and the only scale magazine being published. Another good one is Traplett's R/C Model World another UK...
01-20-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Fiberglass in 1/8th inch sheets?

First, pencil in the location of the hatch. Second, cover the area of the hatch with transparent monocote. Next, do a layup with multiple layers of glass cloth. Let cure. Use a Sharpie pen to trace...
01-17-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,850
Posted By rcalfred

RE: RC Scale International Magazine

Traplet pulled the plug on the magazine a while back. They did give a subscription extension to those who also subscribed to R/C Model World. The only scale magazine that I know about is Flying Scale...
01-17-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By rcalfred

RE: mold making problem

Some will argue the point, but chopped mat is designed for use with polyester resin. In its raw form it is stiff as a board but the binder relaxes when poly is applied. Others say that epoxy can be...
01-09-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By rcalfred

RE: glass matt

Skaha: Trust the epoxy manufacturer's advice about using it with mat. One sure way to find out.....try it and see how it acts. Nothing beats seeing for yourself. Then pass the results along to the...
01-09-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Questions on sealer and finishing veil, please?

Veil is not a woven cloth. It is light weight like the thin cloth but its use is different than glassing the surfaces of models. Dave Platt's suggested use of veil was to prevent cloth print-thru in...
01-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By rcalfred

RE: glass matt

As far as I know mat in its various forms is made to work only with polyester resin. In its raw form matt is stiff. When it is soaked with poly resin the binder relaxes and the mat becomes very...
01-08-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Questions on sealer and finishing veil, please?

The Shopman site is open.....you will have to use the computer's address box and type in the site code. I don't know why the RCU site won't go there directly. On the matter of epoxy on veil.....no,...
01-08-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By rcalfred

RE: Questions on sealer and finishing veil, please?

Since no one gave an answer to your question on veil may I offer reply. Go to http://www.shopmaninc.com/specialty.html. I get my veil from here. It is very thin mat with a special binder that...
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