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Forum: Aerodynamics
11-10-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By mgnostic

Obrien, from reading your post and considering...

Obrien, from reading your post and considering what others have said it sounds like you airplanes may be set up with the balance point (commonly called center of gravity or CG) a little far back for...
Forum: Sport Flying
11-09-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By mgnostic

Wow! I flew mine with a K&B .40 and had a ball....

Wow! I flew mine with a K&B .40 and had a ball. With a .60 I'll bet the vertical is amazing.
11-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By mgnostic

It sounds like he lost the engine when he went to...

It sounds like he lost the engine when he went to throttle up. At that point he is low and slow with nowhere to go. In addition the airplane is in a very draggy condition with flaps and gear down....
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By mgnostic

Speedracer has a good point about looking at the...

Speedracer has a good point about looking at the aircraft as a system where all the parts work together and have an impact on one another. One aspect of the size issue is how tolerances impact the...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By mgnostic

Aeroworks Freedom 3D Kit

I was recently gifted with an Aeroworks Freedon 3-D kit. It looks to date to the early 2000's. It looks like some of the documentation is missing. Even photos seem to be pretty scarce. A search...
Forum: Kit Building
10-07-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By mgnostic

Presuming that there is an even weight...

Presuming that there is an even weight distribution across both the upper and lower surface there will be one pound on each square inch on both the upper and lower surface. The force will follow the...
09-29-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,265
Posted By mgnostic

I agree with FlyerInOKC. It has a very good...

I agree with FlyerInOKC. It has a very good sound. What sort of torch did you use for the soldering?
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 142,142
Posted By mgnostic

Hi HJ. Apples to oranges and maybe even a papaya....

Hi HJ. Apples to oranges and maybe even a papaya. I gotta agree with you about ducted fans. They are the gas guzzlers of the modeling world. Even the electric fans, which seem more user friendly than...
Forum: Kit Building
09-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 142,142
Posted By mgnostic

You are coming in to that size of airplane where...

You are coming in to that size of airplane where the gasoline engines start to pay off over glow fuel. The four strokes aren't so bad but when you get into the larger two stroke nitro engines they...
Forum: Beginners
09-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,120
Posted By mgnostic

Well, my Grandma always said "If the shoe fits,...

Well, my Grandma always said "If the shoe fits, polish it up and wear it to church". Then again, Grandma was a little odd.:D
Forum: Beginners
09-15-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,120
Posted By mgnostic

With regard to the rudder stick, the old school...

With regard to the rudder stick, the old school will say that you need to learn to use left thumb. The bank and yank crowd will say go with the right thumb. I've done both but prefer to keep the...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-06-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,726
Posted By mgnostic

I should have been specific. The engines in...

I should have been specific. The engines in question are ringed Eagle IV .60s. Perry sells an adapter but I would like to see any photos of home made adapters.
Forum: Glow Engines
09-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,726
Posted By mgnostic

I have a half dozen Fox engines but only two...

I have a half dozen Fox engines but only two carbs. The engines are new or close to it, long story Has any one got any experience with the Perry carb conversions?
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Sounds like you are set spray gun wise. Regarding...

Sounds like you are set spray gun wise. Regarding setting up a spray booth, I think there must be some elemental law of physics that dictates that no matter how large your shop is you have to...
Forum: Kit Building
09-04-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Have you got an HVLP touch up gun? They can be...

Have you got an HVLP touch up gun? They can be pricey but they do cut down on the overspray. When I do auto paint on an airplane I prefer a catalyzed single stage paint rather than a base coat/clear...
Forum: Kit Building
09-04-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

I've done the temporary spray booth thing but it...

I've done the temporary spray booth thing but it really is quite a hassle. Given that a lot of full size airplanes had their dope finish brushed on you could argue that you are also using a scale...
Forum: Kit Building
09-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

My understanding is that clear nitrate does make...

My understanding is that clear nitrate does make a pretty good primer for just about anything. The last plane I painted with dope was glassed so I didn't have to get nearly as much build up to...
Forum: Kit Building
09-02-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Dang, do you really think you will need a full...

Dang, do you really think you will need a full quart? That being said, Aircraft Spruce carries Randolph Dope in quarts. I don't know if it is factual but I once heard that the dope that Sig and...
Forum: Kit Building
08-28-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

A decent modern mini servo will provide as much...

A decent modern mini servo will provide as much torque as the standard servos did back in the day. A mini is also still big enough to have a robust gear train. I've had good luck with laying a...
Forum: Kit Building
08-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Nice work. I counted five of my favorite tools in...

Nice work. I counted five of my favorite tools in that picture.
Forum: Kit Building
08-18-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Yes, the downside to the K-40 is the small size...

Yes, the downside to the K-40 is the small size of the cutting bed. The first thing I did to mine was remove the stock cutting bed and make one of my own along with trimming two inches off of the...
Forum: Kit Building
08-17-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Any more, dual wing servos is just the easier way...

Any more, dual wing servos is just the easier way to go. It's nice when you don't have wing mounting plates, push rods and aileron torque rod arms all squeezing into the same place.
I agree with...
Forum: Kit Building
08-16-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Ooooh! Spiffy. I just got one of the "little" K...

Ooooh! Spiffy. I just got one of the "little" K 40 style lasers this summer. It takes up a lot of floor space as compared to the cutting area but it has been handy so far. I won't be giving up on my...
Forum: Kit Building
08-15-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,533
Posted By mgnostic

Great thread, I've always thought that the...

Great thread, I've always thought that the Liberty Sport was a good looking airplane. I may have missed it as I was skimming through the thread but what laser setup are you using?
Forum: Kit Building
08-10-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By mgnostic

Wow,! I do remember Bob Chatigny and Ron Penner....

Wow,! I do remember Bob Chatigny and Ron Penner. I doubt they would remember me as I was just a college kid who was around for a couple of years and I usually went home to Snyder to work on the farm...
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