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08-28-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,843
Posted By SST

RE: What engine to buy?

The straight rear exhaust is from the pre-revlite days, and the head itself doesn't allow the use of a glow driver for starting. The revlite engines are the ones you want, and they'll accept the AP...
08-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,322
Posted By SST

RE: Anyone using nylon hinges without glue?

I insert the hinge, drill a hole, moisten a toothpic and lightly coat it with Elmers Ultimate glue (low-price Gorilla), and insert. The glue expands somewhat to secure the hinge, as well as the pin,...
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,852
Posted By SST

RE: What Plane Would You Want To See Turned Into A Kit?

But a small IC design lends itself to an inexpensive and simple e-power conversion...That's part of the reasoning for a smaller kit in the first place.
Forum: Kit Building
08-11-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,852
Posted By SST

RE: What Plane Would You Want To See Turned Into A Kit?

I still think the Skyvan would be great, but would like to know what size range you have in mind, other than a maximum limit of 108". My point being that I would really really like to see one or more...
Forum: Kit Building
08-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,852
Posted By SST

RE: What Plane Would You Want To See Turned Into A Kit?

I would really like to see a Skyvan...I also have a thing for flying boats and amphibians, so would love to see a Sikorsky S-42. How about a Fairchild C-123? And the XB-70 is the sexiest thing to...
07-30-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By SST

RE: Cox props

I gave up on the gray Cox props. Their performance wasn't enough better than the rubber duckies to justify the breakage rate (at today's prices) on my belly landers. Once I stumbled across a couple...
07-30-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By SST

RE: Small tanks and clunks...

I've made small tanks from the small aluminum purse-size perfume spray cans. They sell them in the local dollar stores, and when empty, I simply drill or turn the spray end for a standard tank...
07-29-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By SST

RE: W.E.B. Griffin

I don't think I have enough engine for the 8-footer. I have everything else for it, but the largest engine I have for conversion is about 38cc, and I don't think it will fly a 25lb plane well...

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07-29-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By SST

RE: W.E.B. Griffin

Which one? the SPAD winged 8-footer, or the 1/2a-size SSTaggerwing, or the depron 85%1/2a SSTaggerwing for ACE foam wings?
07-29-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By SST

RE: W.E.B. Griffin

After reading Clancy's Red Storm Rising (and more recently, The Bear & The Dragon), I must say other authors are on my B-list, although Larry Bond's Red Phoenix is very good
07-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By SST

RE: Tips for better leading edges?

Whenever possible, I reshape the ribs, or cut my own, to accomodate a hardwood dowel, or a CF tube for the LE. I also usually substitute hardwood for the TE, since I don't have to slot them because I...
06-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By SST

RE: 100% castor vs 50/50 castor/synthetic

I have successfully used:
Byron 25%, which contains 16% castor (broken-in Norvel .049s & .074s) I really like the way this stuff ran, but I picked it up in FLA, and my LHS doesn't carry it.
SIG...
06-04-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By SST

RE: new to 1/2 A

I usually dispense with landing gear alltogether and belly land my 1/2A planes, unless it's a scale fixed-gear plane. In that case I generally find a valid reason not to build it...
05-26-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,658
Posted By SST

RE: Hornet .09 any good?

The best .10 you can buy is a Norvel .074...
05-22-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,399
Posted By SST

RE: Super Sport Trainer

My .09 size flies great on a Norvel .074 & Cox 7X3.5, but not quite enough for unlimited vertical. My 1/2A size is sporting a Norvel .061, and should also be more than adequate. While I'm not able to...
05-19-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By SST

Need a copy of Staggerbee plans

Anyone who can send me a copy, please PM me with the cost to 48458, and I will Pay Pal you.

Thanks!
05-19-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,399
Posted By SST

RE: Super Sport Trainer

I have the 1/2A size, the .09 size ARF, .25 and .40 size, and have 96" SPAD and an 85% (of the 1/2A version redesigned into a negative stagger biplane for ACE wings) versions under construction. Love...
05-03-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By SST

RE: Another EDF question...Uni-Jet ARF

"This" is the Uni Jet mentioned in the TITLE of this thread...
05-03-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By SST

Another EDF question...Uni-Jet ARF

I picked this one up at Toledo, and as with the A-10, I'd like to know if this plane will hand-launch and belly-land on grass? The guys I bought it from told me I should have no trouble flying it...
05-03-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By SST

Questions about GWS A-10

I recently bought one of these with the EDF-55 fans. The box warns it is for advanced pilots. Up to now I have been flying my Global SST .09 ARF the most, and I'd like to know if I should be able to...
Forum: Sport Flying
05-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Forum: Sport Flying
05-01-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,096
Posted By SST

RE: I would never enter a contest because......

Don't preach to me...I was in my club for less than three months when I took the chairmanship of the club swap meet. It's easily the largest in the state, and it is what provides our operating...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,096
Posted By SST

RE: I would never enter a contest because......

Congratulations Regent, that is the most pompous, presumtuous, insulting and condecending post I've read in months.

You're why a lot of us aren't impressed with competing...
03-18-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By SST

RE: Cox .09 prop size

Graupner makes a 7X3 that is a virtual twin to the Cox prop, and is supposed to be nearly identical, performance-wise. I haven't tried them though, as I have several of the Cox props yet...
03-14-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By SST

RE: CA hinges

Don't like 'em, and won't use 'em...I use sewn or flat pinned hinges on everything.
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