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Forum: ARF or RTF 02-04-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Heat is used where necessary to loosen stubborn...

Heat is used where necessary to loosen stubborn areas while pulling off covering.
Forum: ARF or RTF 02-04-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Continuing somewhat destructive de-construction;...

Continuing somewhat destructive de-construction; removed top sheeting of fuse from LE of wing aft. Used punch to remove hatch latch. Tried heat on sheeting but ended up using brute force, a planer,...
Forum: Glow Engines 02-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By H5606
Diplomatic and serious question - are you using...

Diplomatic and serious question - are you using gasoline in those (former glow-powered) aircraft now? I remember some glow development/experimentation for gasoline just a few years ago, but don't...
Forum: ARF or RTF 01-28-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Used heat to facilitate removal of the main-gear...

Used heat to facilitate removal of the main-gear mounting plate; if it is actually hot-melt glue, it only becomes gummy under the heat gun but will let go under significant leverage.
Ran bolts thru...
Forum: Glow Engines 01-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By H5606
So far only added Sig castor to existing fuel...

So far only added Sig castor to existing fuel when I thought it would be beneficial - nothing scientific - just a couple capfuls here and there - and some otherwise unused Xmas aftershave - for the...
Forum: Glow Engines 01-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By H5606
Oh... the 'G' stands for Gas now(?)

"Glow power" seems a taboo phrase anymore.

Thought to come here for a sympathetic ear and perhaps congenial explanation about an obvious trend. Hoping this talk doesn't come across as a gloom and...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-19-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By H5606
Suspect OP means the Top Flite covering material...

Suspect OP means the Top Flite covering material called "Monokote" not the term "monocoque".

Quick on-line definition of monocoque came up with:
an aircraft or vehicle structure in which the...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By H5606
Have an early gen DX9 (silver case and no...

Have an early gen DX9 (silver case and no software updates) w/9020 Rx - approx half-dozen flights in one airplane only without problems but worried now; more information would be appreciated here....
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-17-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By H5606
You guys are scarin' me now.

You guys are scarin' me now.
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-17-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,919
Posted By H5606
WTG Bill - looks great! What's the covering,...

WTG Bill - looks great!

What's the covering, graphics, and paint used for the recover?

Would like to see before pics too if possible...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-14-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By H5606
Disregard previous post; my memory must be...

Disregard previous post; my memory must be getting worse.

Pic of saw blade mounted to handle and another of instructions.
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-14-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By H5606
I saw what I believe was the company guy...

I saw what I believe was the company guy demonstrating the tool at a flea market in PA and just had to have one after seeing him use it but wish I had paid more attention or just started using it...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-11-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Cleared covering from fuselage and over-wing...

Cleared covering from fuselage and over-wing hatch. There's no instructions in the owner's manual about covering removal so you're on your own here. Getting better at uncovering now - reversed the...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-11-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Good practice here harvesting the covering...

Good practice here harvesting the covering material and hinges for use down the road on similar or smaller-sized airplanes so that when in post-apocalyptic world will have developed these skills...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-10-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By H5606
Some other things I don't like include color...

Some other things I don't like include color scheme, number of hinges, hinge gap, a spinner that's not yellow, and control surfaces without enough thickness taper. I decided after all to begin...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-10-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By H5606
Is Horizon Hobby the place to send to for...

Is Horizon Hobby the place to send to for Spektrum service? Did you send two transmitters to them and did they replace both L&R gimbals on the two occasions?

Horizon has a radio trade-in program...
Forum: The Clubhouse 11-10-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By H5606
Wondering what those driving Chrysler/Dodge...

Wondering what those driving Chrysler/Dodge minivans would say about "Stow-n-go" seating and is it worth the switch in loyalty away from other brands to not have to trip over 2nd row seats stored in...
Forum: ARF or RTF 11-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,919
Posted By H5606
Was going to go flying recently but decided to...

Was going to go flying recently but decided to take a closer look at details. Ended up adding the nose gear wheel pant after all - had to do some additional massaging to allow pant to seat lower on...
Forum: Questions and Answers 11-05-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By H5606
Had a DX6i since new - showed up at field with a...

Had a DX6i since new - showed up at field with a number of foamy electrics one day within the past year - set up first airplane to fly that day and got only half of the usual initiation tones from...
Forum: The Clubhouse 10-26-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By H5606
Way before the minivan and back when I thought I...

Way before the minivan and back when I thought I was cool, I drove something very similar to one of these German types shown in the first pic - I had a basket mounted on the right side of the rear...
Forum: The Clubhouse 10-26-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By H5606
Paranoia strikes again; dug up old thread because...

Paranoia strikes again; dug up old thread because of an ad on the radio yesterday that got my attention - made me wonder who it was and wanted to find out if it involved our CBO - checked it out...
Forum: ARF or RTF 10-18-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By H5606
Once prospective pilots learn how to take-off and...

Once prospective pilots learn how to take-off and land an airplane, the firewall remains intact.
Forum: ARF or RTF 10-16-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By H5606
Glanced at mine too - what got my attention...

Glanced at mine too - what got my attention regarding the new Stik is that it isn't historically correct - it is a tail-dragger and it is big at 96" WS.

Always thought Ugly/Big Stiks had to be...
Forum: Control Lines 10-05-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,600
Posted By H5606
Guessing you're talking about a Cox demo circle...

Guessing you're talking about a Cox demo circle that was there to introduce C/L to the general public. Only know about it through Model Aviation mag. I was never there - it was too far away and was...
Forum: Control Lines 10-05-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,265
Posted By H5606
At some point back in the seventies, I got a...

At some point back in the seventies, I got a replacement fuselage that came in a long brown, corrugated box direct from Cox Mfg, hinged at the ends and opening in the middle. It had the full...
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