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Forum: Kit Building
05-13-2016, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Capt. Bill

I picked up Carl Goldberg Gentle Lady laser cut...

I picked up Carl Goldberg Gentle Lady laser cut kit a few years back. While the pieces were perfectly cut, some of the ribs were too long and had to be trimmed. Probably they were not correctly...
04-20-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Capt. Bill

ARFs are designed differently and the center ribs...

ARFs are designed differently and the center ribs are often plywood, many balsa kits the fiberglass is the main thing holding the two wing halves together.
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 77,553
Posted By Capt. Bill

I still feel good seeing something flying that I...

I still feel good seeing something flying that I built from a bunch of pieces of wood. I enjoy the building part still and have been building kits for 45 years now. As to the turn off the TV part, I...
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 165,271
Posted By Capt. Bill

I don't have the tools or ability to be a scratch...

I don't have the tools or ability to be a scratch builder nor the patience to cut out ribs and formers. I do enjoy building kits though. My first kit was a Midwest Tri-Squire back in 1971 and I still...
04-13-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By Capt. Bill

I didn't know that Hobby King sold covering. It...

I didn't know that Hobby King sold covering. It may be similar to the old English made Solarfilm. I used a lot of
Solarfilm back in the 1970s and 1980s. I am assuming it is thinner than Monokote...
04-13-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Capt. Bill

Favorite method for fiberglassing wing center sections

What is your favorite method for fiberglassing wing center sections? I have used regular resin and finishing resin but this is my favorite to ensure a smooth, bubble free application.

After...
03-23-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Capt. Bill

In 2005, the IRL used 100 percent methanol in...

In 2005, the IRL used 100 percent methanol in their tanks. The fuel worked well and was more efficient than straight gasoline, but IRL officials believed there was room for improvement. In 2006, they...
Forum: Kit Building
03-19-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Capt. Bill

I use a building board I got from Tower years ago...

I use a building board I got from Tower years ago so they go in easy and you can pull them out easily. For spars I alternate them on each side of the spar. The bottom of the pin is wide enough to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-18-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Capt. Bill

A must have for kit building, Aluminum 5/8" 5-100 push pins

Several years ago I got a box of 5"8" aluminum push pins as a door prize at a club Christmas party and they are best thing I have ever had for kit building. While they don't totally replace T-pins...
03-14-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Capt. Bill

Racing fuel is either methanol or ethanol. While...

Racing fuel is either methanol or ethanol. While not as good as a fuel as gasoline, alcohol is not volatile as gasoline and therefore safer if there is a crash.
03-14-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

Starting a Kaos kit.

I loved my Bridi Super Kaos 40 that I flew for years but lost it a couple a years ago when the ailerons jammed. I picked up a Tower Kaos 40 kit on Ebay for a reasonable price shortly after that and...
03-14-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

The cowling on that plane is the same as the...

The cowling on that plane is the same as the Warlord 40 and Warlord 25. It is what the cowling looked on the very first Kaos before it became the Super Kaos.
03-13-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

Here is a question I wonder if anyone can answer....

Here is a question I wonder if anyone can answer. The Kaos 40 sized plane has gone through three incarnations. The Bridi kit called either the Super Kaos 40 or Super Kaos Jr., the Tower Hobbies Kaos...
03-11-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Capt. Bill

Thanks, that is what I thought after doing some...

Thanks, that is what I thought after doing some checking but I wanted to double check. I have been using two T6EX systems for the last 7 years and wanted to finally upgrade. I just picked up a T14SG...
03-11-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Capt. Bill

Which is preferable for soaking? Fuel or...

Which is preferable for soaking? Fuel or isopropyl alcohol?
03-11-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Capt. Bill

T14SG Transmitter with R2008SB receiver

I have checked but still a little confused. Will the R2008SB receiver work with the T14SG transmitter, both PWM and telemetry?
03-09-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By Capt. Bill

Found good replacement pick and pluck foam for Hobbico double transmitter case

Not sure where else where to put this so I will put it here. I have been using a Hobbico double transmitter case to carry two transmitters for several years. Since I just got a new Futaba T14SG radio...
03-08-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Capt. Bill

Problem solved, turned off Norton download...

Problem solved, turned off Norton download intelligence. Apparently to Norton the file had a "low reputation" and was deleting it to be safe. Once I turned off download intelligence I was able to...
03-08-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Capt. Bill

Norton Anti-virus deletes T14SGupgrade.exe file

When I extract the T14SG Version 6 T14SGUpgrade.exe file, my Norton Anti-Virus program says it is unsafe and deletes it.
03-03-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

OK, just looking it is hard to tell but I used a...

OK, just looking it is hard to tell but I used a sliding clap as a caliper and the Vagabond does have a slight rib taper.
03-03-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

Found a picture of my Vagabond before covering....

Found a picture of my Vagabond before covering. This should clear things up

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2150638
03-02-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

You are correct but my Vagabond is only chord...

You are correct but my Vagabond is only chord tapered.
02-29-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By Capt. Bill

If I haven't run my engines in a while I always...

If I haven't run my engines in a while I always let the engine run for a few minutes on the ground before taking off.
02-19-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

I am still stuck in the 1980s

I am still stuck in the 1980s
02-17-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 200,990
Posted By Capt. Bill

Funny thing about that Killer Chaos kit. When I...

Funny thing about that Killer Chaos kit. When I got it, I opened it and looked at the instructions and read the first page but when I read the second page it seemed like a lot of steps had been left...
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