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Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,138
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Posted By parrthd

RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

mine took around 11 months or so....however, i did MUCH reading and chatting on RCU during the building of my 'bolt. best plane of my fleet (if i ever get around to flying agagin....LOL)
Forum: Kit Building
01-06-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 179,998
Posted By parrthd

RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

OUTSTANDING.........lemme get my sunglasses and i'll take another look!!!!!

beautiful bird japes.......you'll love it
Forum: Kit Building
01-04-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,063
Posted By parrthd

RE: 4* 120 finished!!!

in a word....BEAUTIFUL.......just seems to always make me smile when I see a finished kit waiting on maiden.....

as for the weight, i'll echo the "no worries" already posted here...i built a...
Forum: Kit Building
01-02-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 179,998
Posted By parrthd

RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

thanks for the compliment Zor..... at times i felt like i was spending more time at the 'comp typing than i was at the table building...LOL
Forum: Kit Building
01-01-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 179,998
Posted By parrthd

RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3561097/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm

my build starts around page 21 or so.....

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Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 179,998
Posted By parrthd

RE: Skybolt hangar and clubhouse

after a break from r/c i'm glad to be back and HIGHLY pleased to get to follow along with a TRUE builders kit such as this one.........

when i built this kit a few years ago i installed top and...
Forum: Beginners
04-01-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

at the reccomended cg and inverter the plane will nose down meaning that a bit more tail weight will re reqauired ( or it was for mine) just try the cg as per the plans (it'll fly with no worries)...
Forum: Beginners
03-05-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

i'm sure several will chime in on the knurled nuts for the struts. i'll give my $0.02 worth on the wire struts. they worked flawlessly for me. rounded the ends of the wire nice and smooth and made...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By parrthd

RE: Could I build a kit?

PLUS there's nothing like the feeling of something's you've built with your own two hands taking to flight for the first time!!!

i'll put a ditto on finding a competent pilot to show you the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By parrthd

RE: Could I build a kit?

anyone can build a kit. most now are laser cut and fit flawlessly. each comes with step by step assembly manual. PLUS you've got an UNLIMITED amount of wealth right here on rcu and most anyone will...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By parrthd

RE: Should i buy a new radio?

from what i've heard spektrum is the way of the future. i'm planning on a radio upgrade myself in the next couple months. i'm looking at the futaba 9ch super. i've seen rumors around the 'net that...
Forum: Beginners
02-25-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By parrthd

RE: First Bi Plane?

my first was the gp super skybolt. i love it. only problem i've had is getting the thing slow enough to land!!! have to make around 2 patterns throttled WAY back. it floats in nice and settles for 3...
Forum: Kit Building
02-19-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,460
Posted By parrthd

RE: Kit vs Arf

i enjoy building because i know every piece of wood that goes into a model. if i see something i don't like, i change it. i find it easier to come up with $10 here and $30 there compared to $400 all...
Forum: Kit Building
02-19-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,999
Posted By parrthd

RE: Engine for GP Super Skybolt kit

well said dennis. i totally agree with you on the part about unlimited vertical should be left to the 300s and such. my skybolt came out flight ready (minus fuel) with an older os 1.20 surpass w/...
Forum: Beginners
02-19-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By parrthd

RE: covering a model

hey chris, first off let me welcome you to rcu.

now as for your covering. it really depends on what you're wanting the end result to be. tissue is the lightest (i've never had any deaalings with...
Forum: Beginners
02-18-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

hey guys, sorry i've been away so long. been building a new computer you guys know how it is with a new toy.....LOL

i would also have to say some type of "in-cowl" muffler would be in order....
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

i don't think it will be an issue. the firewall is anchored in place by the slots in the fuse doublers. i just filled the entire slot with epoxy and hardened the area around with thin ca "just to be...
01-15-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By parrthd

RE: Polyester Resin - Where to buy

i use bondo brand fiberglass resin w/ hardener. from autozone. it's around 8 to 10 bucks for a 2lb can w/ a tube of hardener.
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,277
Posted By parrthd

RE: GP Super Skybolt Kit

good point mike, glad you stepped in here. i just keep forgetting about y.s. engines.....i've never owned one. that's probably why. LOL
Forum: Beginners
01-15-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

bldrums...........OUTSTANDING.... club skybolt #3 coming together nicely.......set a tenative date for a maiden yet? and you MUST TAKE VIDEO!!!!!

ok as for the covering. if you put a seam of...
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,277
Posted By parrthd

RE: GP Super Skybolt Kit

the 1.08 would be just above the top end for 2s. however, i must confess, this plane SCREAMS for a 4s engine if you can afford it. i had an os surpass 1.20 w/ pump that i used just because i had the...
01-15-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By parrthd

RE: View from my "office"

hmmmm.......it seems like i may be detecting a bit of sarcasm......LOL J/K

wish EVERYONE could enjoy views like that everyday......it sure would make me want to get up and go to work.....
Forum: Beginners
01-09-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 83,498
Posted By parrthd

RE: 2nd Newbie Build- GP Super Skybolt

mine was per the specs +- .2 degrees (thank god for digital incidence meters...LOL)

bottom wing 0
fuse sides 0
top wing -1
stab +2.5 (this wsa built into the mounting saddle for the stab...
Forum: Kit Building
01-09-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,227
Posted By parrthd

RE: Super Skybolt Build

phps85:

first off, i'm not taking ANYTHING away from this thread. this is another awsome thread and build of the SB if you want a couple more points of view check this thread. there are 2...
Forum: Kit Building
01-07-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,227
Posted By parrthd

RE: Super Skybolt Build

sorry to hear about a 'bolt going in. having built this kit i know the time and effort that goes into them. hope you get another one up fast.
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