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Forum: Beginners
03-07-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,497
Posted By adamle

I went the budget route when I got back in to the...

I went the budget route when I got back in to the hobby a few years ago. I got a 9 channel Futaba 72 MHz for $125 with three receivers from a club member. He switched everything to 2.4 and I got a...
Forum: Beginners
01-01-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,137
Posted By adamle

I built one of these this summer from a partially...

I built one of these this summer from a partially built kit. It's a good flyer. We use it as our club trainer. The plans say you can build it with 8" or 5" of dihedral. I changed it to 3" and put a...
05-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By adamle

I had a Sig Riser 100 with spoilers years ago. It...

I had a Sig Riser 100 with spoilers years ago. It kills the lift instantly. Make sure they deploy at the same rate. The Riser manual and plans would show how they are made. The Riser used a sting...
12-30-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,722
Posted By adamle

Consider the size of models you generally build....

Consider the size of models you generally build. I did a 30" wingspan plans build and the scroll saw was the best since the formers were so small. If you build larger models, the band saw might be a...
Forum: Kit Building
12-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,159
Posted By adamle

Good luck with your build. Looks like you're off...

Good luck with your build. Looks like you're off to a good start. As for covering, Ultracote from Horizon is worth a look. A lot of builders like it better than Monocote. I've covered and painted...
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 154,148
Posted By adamle

After replacing 3 sets of retracts due to rough...

After replacing 3 sets of retracts due to rough landings, I have removed the retracts completely and put a Dubro 60 size gear in front of the wing on the fuse. I loved making high speed passes with...
10-07-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,011
Posted By adamle

Ages ago, I saw a heli with a mousse can modified...

Ages ago, I saw a heli with a mousse can modified to be a tuned pipe. I don't know how it worked, but it might be a good place to start.
Forum: Beginners
09-04-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By adamle

Consider a electric to glow conversion. Or...

Consider a electric to glow conversion. Or www.lazer-works.com. They will cut a short kit from a huge list of planes.
Forum: Beginners
03-03-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By adamle

RE: Refurbrishing an old airplane

Acetone might remove the color.
03-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By adamle

RE: gas tank brass tubing

Put a fexible cable pushrod through it. Bend the tube and then pull out the cable. The cable will prevent the tube from collapsing.

If you don't have a pushrod, most hardware stores have aluminum...
02-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By adamle

RE: Painting over Cub yellow worldtex/solartex

I just read the other thread you posted and I am very excited to see the clear has performed well. I had some ordering difficulties with Nelson's and I have been looking for something different.
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02-16-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By adamle

RE: Painting over Cub yellow worldtex/solartex

Scale only

Is the WR-LPU glow proof?

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Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,112
Posted By adamle

RE: Yet, another Kadet LT40 build.

When choosing covering and colors, think about high contrast between dark and light more than color. On those overcast days you'll be happier. I think the yellow and green are too close together. For...
Forum: Kit Building
02-06-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By adamle

RE: Warbirdcolors - BACK IN BUSINESS!!

What kind of "suitable" clear coat do you recommend for glow?
01-18-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,285
Posted By adamle

RE: Fun Fly Contest Ideas

Thank you. Those are some great ideas. One event that everyone enjoys is the Aerial Golf. We attach a cup to the plane and you then drop it as close to the target as possible. Last years winner was...
01-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,285
Posted By adamle

Fun Fly Contest Ideas

Hi, I'm looking for some input from you. Last year I organized and lead our club's Fun Fly Event. We don't have a large club (30 members) and 13 pilots came out for the event. We had pizza and...
Forum: Kit Building
01-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,574
Posted By adamle

RE: BUSA 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup build.

Another tip for drilling through ply would be to clamp a scrap of wood on the back where your drill will exit. This will make your drill blow out the scrap and the scrap will support your work piece...
Forum: Kit Building
01-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,574
Posted By adamle

RE: BUSA 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup build.

I use a copper tube to drill holes in balsa. Take a copper tube that is the proper diameter for the hole you want to cut. Use an exacto blade and sharpen the inside of the tube. The copper can be put...
Forum: Kit Building
01-02-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By adamle

RE: Fireproofing the fuselage?

After putting the epoxy on the firewall and cowl (if it is wood) I cover the model. Then a run a little bit of ca around the edge where the covering meets the epoxy. This keeps any oil from seeping...
Forum: Kit Building
12-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,291
Posted By adamle

RE: CA Glue techniques

My son cut his chin and had to go to the ER. The doctor glued it shut with some CA and we got a bill for almost $500. The LHS sells a 2 oz bottle of oderless for $20. Lesson learned.
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By adamle

RE: First trainer kit

The sig trainers are great kits and great flyers. My favorite is the LT 40. A lot of pilots will recommend an arf as you won't have the emotional attachment that you will with a kit. I say get a kit,...
Forum: Sport Flying
12-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By adamle

RE: Best Mechanical Retracts (.40 Size)?

Tango. On my US 60 I used Robart HD 608 mechanicals with a hitech retract servo. They worked really well until I landed very very hard on them. The plastic parts were destroyed but my wing stayed...
11-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By adamle

RE: Best Air Brush for detaling

I highly recommend the Iwata eclipse line. I've used them professionally for almost ten years. They spray almost every kind of paint. I wouldn't waste my time with a cheap airbrush as the frustration...
Forum: Kit Building
10-15-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 154,148
Posted By adamle

RE: The Long Awaited Ultra Sport 60 Build Thread

The only difference I see is that Tower Hobbies is written on the plan.
Forum: Beginners
10-13-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By adamle

RE: Long time member just inherited engines what to do?

I suggest picking through the collection for a good .46 and then find a sig LT-40 and a radio. Enjoy your new addiction!
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