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08-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By kdheath

RE: Parts for Super Tigre G21 .46 wanted

Be aware that ther a couple of versions of the 46, so ir helps to have knowledgable help. Tom Lay (T&L) and Frank Bowman are the experts in the ST 46. I don't have their addys in front of me, but...
Forum: Control Lines
08-04-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,922
Posted By kdheath

RE: control line plans

If you feel like you need somw more info on design or layoiut, there are several sources of CL [;and out ther at nodest prices. Googlwe Barry Baxter Combat Plans and the Stuka Stunt Works and have a...
Forum: Control Lines
08-04-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,674
Posted By kdheath

RE: What age were you at first C/L flight.

I was eight (McCoy 19 onn a Guillow Trainer II) and my son (now 13) was 6 or7, on a home brew 1/2 model. The youngest kid I ever saw osoloing was only four, so you nevber know...Keep your booy in...
02-25-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By kdheath

RE: Backplate for 1975 OS 15 R/C

It wouldn't hurt to post a request over at Stuka Stunt on the wanted forum. http://www.clstunt.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi since these guys have a lot of older motors amog them, and will be glad...
02-14-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By kdheath

RE: OS 15 engine muffler

Any of these gentlemen cqn supply or even custom make mufflers for the older engines. I've owned or seen mufflers from all three. Excellent all around.

Scott Dinger at...
Forum: Control Lines
02-10-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By kdheath

RE: Count Clipper

Make sure to post this over at Stuka Stunt Works Forum for more coverage.
http://www.clstunt.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi
And there is a CL speed website at http://www.clspeed.com/member.htm
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,765
Posted By kdheath

RE: Big Kaos Kit Cutting

If you lay out the plan side view, lay out the largest prop you think you'll use, or just draw something to indicate the length. Add, what? 2 inches clearance or a little less. Your ground line is...
02-10-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By kdheath

RE: building light

Happened to think about Micro Fasteners, the source for model hardware of all kinds. Here's their nylon selection. If you're paying 2 bucks for four bolts, you're getting sc****d. :D
02-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By kdheath

RE: How to paint canopy framework??

Yeah, the Stuka has a sort of godawful canopy frame...Look at the windows in a Storch, sometime, too. Try this link for a really skilled builder's run at a warbird canopy. The plastic 3M masking...
02-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By kdheath

RE: Am I in trouble?

You're right on about the scale effect-if you glance over my post, I noted that the larger size of the Otter would partly offset the wing loading issue. The 25% figure is on the high end for smaller...
02-10-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,941
Posted By kdheath

RE: Blue Book for classic/vintage kits??

FWIW, if you want to build the planes to fly, the Super Kaos(es) are still on the RCM plan service- I think I have the 60 size. And I'm pretty sure I have a copy of the Tauri kit plan that I could...
02-09-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By kdheath

RE: Am I in trouble?

Reynolds Numbers provide the answer to that question. Models fly at low RN and so require lighter and lighter wing loadings as the size decreases. The plane gets smaller, but the molecules of air...
02-09-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By kdheath

RE: Balsa Shopping

Lone Star. Founded and owned by a home-grown Texas boy and Nationals Combat champion-Riley Wooten. I was buying from Riley out of his LHS in the late 60s. Order over the 'net, I get mine orders in MN...
02-09-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By kdheath

RE: Sheeting

I weighed a piece iof 1/64th inch plywood off the shelf and ran the density calculation. I got 58.63 pounds per cubic foot. Probably not a totally precise test, but when 4-6 pound balsa is readily...
02-08-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By kdheath

RE: need flying site help

Found this one:

DIXIE SKY DEVILS
Contact Information:
Contact: MICHAEL REINERT
Phone: 662-566-2829
Email:
Address: 1102 BICKERSTAFF ST
TUPELO, MS 38801-6846
02-08-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By kdheath

RE: Balsarite Question

Where I went awry the first time I used it was putting it on straight out of the can. Too thick and gooey. Thinned it about 50-50 with the thinner they sell (though I think there should be something...
02-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By kdheath

RE: building light

Some random notes in no special order:

CA glue is terrific, but you cn't control where it goes very well. Titebond can be well controlled, saving weight. Slobbering glue into all the corners...
02-07-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By kdheath

RE: how is silk used?

So Skyloft is water shrunk? That's interesting for what the instructions say is a nylon material.Would Sig Lite-Coat dope help with controlling the shrink?

Yep, I've seen that photo before. ...
02-06-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By kdheath

RE: how is silk used?

Love the idea of the Dakota in silk. Last year I fulfilled a childhood ambition and built a FF Dakota to the original design. Cute!

Modeling silk (from Sig, for example) is expensive-up to...
Forum: Control Lines
02-06-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By kdheath

RE: WHICH ARF?

That's too bad about the fuselages. The things are built up, so they really don't have much excuse for that. Tower needs to hear about it.

A couple of us felt that the stab was a little flimsy...
02-06-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By kdheath

RE: Lifespan of Balsa?

I have a few kits around that are pushing 40 years old, with perfectly usable balsa. I have a couple from the 30s and 40s that you could certainly build, although the quality of the wood wasn't the...
Forum: Control Lines
02-06-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,624
Posted By kdheath

RE: Bob Palmer Passed Away

Brodak also has the Smoothis in ARC/ARF style, and Dare Engineering makes a nice profile Smoothoe kit, if any one is interested in these variations. And Larry Richards does small numbes of hand cut...
02-05-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By kdheath

RE: TT.46 with this prop?

You can always try the 12" prop. With a 4" pitch, I wouldn't be too surprised if it works fine. You'll probably find that it flies slower, but pulls fine. Richen the mixture a little to be safe. (I...
02-05-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By kdheath

RE: construction idea, is it lighter

The plywood is about 1/32 inch thick. I suspect that you could mold a 1/16th part of really light (4-5 pound) balsa and save a little bit. But I doubt that it would be worth it. The rest of the...
02-04-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By kdheath

RE: Cutting Ply parts

A Roto-Zip saw mounted in the same fashion has the advantage of not bouncing the work around, probably cuts cleaner.
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