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Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-16-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Aft cowl being patterned after front wing strut...

Aft cowl being patterned after front wing strut install.....and the requisite mess of multiple projects simultaneously crowding the bench. Rudder is also being fitted.....I'm thinking of using thread...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-13-2015, 12:38 PM
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,999
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Wow....looks like it has gobs of power. Nice...

Wow....looks like it has gobs of power. Nice flying.....you could def. squeeze a landing gear on it if you wanted to. But simple is nice too sometimes.

ZZ.
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
This is true, and what I was banking on. There...

This is true, and what I was banking on. There are always ways to bleed power, to get it however when you don't have it......not so much. ;)

ZZ.

If it flies well enough (power to spare) I have...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-09-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
You are dead on target B-Matt, without the outer...

You are dead on target B-Matt, without the outer struts these wings would surely twist. Fortunately there are 4 struts per side, so it should be pretty stable. Yes I was hoping for a surplus of power...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-09-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
I think your concept CP is the one I'm shooting...

I think your concept CP is the one I'm shooting for after looking at the peculiar cowl this thing will have. Instead of "no screws" I'm shooting for "minimal screws" for simplicities' sake. I have a...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-09-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
I am now working on the fiddly-bits. Some of the...

I am now working on the fiddly-bits. Some of the most time consuming, playing with how the cowl will fit in conjunction with the struts for the top wing, and where to place the internal components in...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-08-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Sounds like you're on the right track CP. Cut...

Sounds like you're on the right track CP. Cut close to your line but leave a little so you can gently "Sand to finish". I use a little dremel with a sanding drum...basically the same thing you are...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Lovely albatross MJD. It's funny you should...

Lovely albatross MJD. It's funny you should mention that because building in fanfold-foam from paper card plans is one of my main modus operandi. It's a really neat way to go, quick -tough and the...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-08-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
I'm wondering now if he used steamed veneer for...

I'm wondering now if he used steamed veneer for his projects.

Well that's entirely possible. If you used the super thin stuff you could theoretically "overaly" your pre-existing structure like a...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-08-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Yeah, that was my challenge here, to make "less...

Yeah, that was my challenge here, to make "less than light but attractive wood" flyable. The curly maple veneer is quite thin light and flexible. Forming ribs glued underneath give it its shape, as...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-07-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2124358http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2124359

.......as promised.

ZZ.
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 10-07-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Thin wood Veneer WWI-ish Biplane

I'm in the process of building a WWI-esque biplane, roughly 24" span, but using some very light but pretty wood veneer as the building material. I've modified the design to be monocoque in both the...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 06-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Orrrrr, you could always go this route in...

Orrrrr, you could always go this route in bendable foam:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Bell-X1.html

Makes that odd fuselage a lot easier.

ZZ.
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 05-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: More Power

Thanks again for all the awesome recommendations. I actually won the Norvel Big-Mig .061 off ebay for around 30 bucks. Looks nice and seems a perfect fit in the little ME-109. I'll keep you guys...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 05-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: More Power

Ooooh. Those are both great suggestions. I'm currently watching an auction for a Norvel .061, but if that falls through, the head you mentioned 09Flyer is definately of interest. It's not like it...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 05-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: More Power

Well, I don't necessarily need the same mount, I guess I could make a stock TD or Norvel fit. What size of each of these are you recommending? .061 Norvel or TD? Really I'm just looking to fit it...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 05-18-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
More Power

For the 1/2-A experts. I'm looking for an engine with the same footprint as a regular Surestart, but with more power. Any suggestions? I've seen .049 variants, but can't tell how they really stack...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 04-16-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: Cox .049 behavioural oddness.

Good advice. I will do so.

ZZ.
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 04-16-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
Cox .049 behavioural oddness.

Methinks I have an airleak somewhere, but wanted some other opinions to help diagnose. Here's the setup. Cox .049 Surestart on the nose of a Wally world glider. Flies fine, has plenty of power but...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 04-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: Fanfold ME109-Emil 30-Inch

Some more progress. Tail section, wing fairings, and cockpit canopy all being fitted or finished.

ZZ.;)
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 03-29-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 200,782
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: CD ScaleDesigns Albatros CI build

Geesh that's lookin pretty Abu.

ZZ.
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 03-25-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,296
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: Does your scale model fly realistically ?

So there should be someone standing next to the R/C pilot pushing and shoving him around while he is putting his R/C plane through these types of maneuvers. That would make the feeling of being...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 03-25-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: Fanfold ME109-Emil 30-Inch

Two things I've learned working with foam is: 1) It ain't balsa, so don't try to use it like that, and 2) If I don't like the part, I can drop a dime, chuck it and make another.

So true, and...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 03-24-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,296
Posted By ZoomZoom-RCU
RE: Does your scale model fly realistically ?

This seems to be where we disagree. You seem to be thinking of the Immelmann as a "defensive" escape maneuver. I see it as an aggressive attack then attack again maneuver. It would be foolish to do...
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