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Forum: The Clubhouse
05-12-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By carlgrover

We had the same problem. A good game camera is...

We had the same problem. A good game camera is the way to go.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-12-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By carlgrover

nothing wrong with making a template out of a...

nothing wrong with making a template out of a piece of thin balsa and using trial and error to get it right.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-25-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By carlgrover

Get some slow setting epoxy and a bottle of...

Get some slow setting epoxy and a bottle of microballoons. Mix up about 1/4 ounce of the epoxy then add a spoonful or two of microballoons until the mixture is about as thick as oatmeal. Trowel the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-18-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By carlgrover

Throw that JB weld as far away from your workshop...

Throw that JB weld as far away from your workshop as possible.

carl
Forum: Glow Engines
03-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,403
Posted By carlgrover

Make a list of what you need and carry it to your...

Make a list of what you need and carry it to your next swap meet. I picked up a Fox .46 w/ the air bleed carb for cheap and passed on a .40 at $30 (I think it was that much). I have seen many Fox...
03-04-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By carlgrover

What time does the event start? Thanks, ...

What time does the event start?

Thanks,

Carl
Forum: Gas Engines
02-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By carlgrover

IT's been a while but I think you have to pull...

IT's been a while but I think you have to pull the flywheel off first. Use a gear puller and put some pressure on it. Not a ton, but some pressure. Now tap around the flywheel with a wooden/plastic...
02-18-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By carlgrover

Thanks to all who attended. This was one of our...

Thanks to all who attended. This was one of our best swap meets ever. I believe we sold every table we had. Looking forward to seeing you all at this Fall's swap meet.

Carl
Decatur Model Airplane...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-18-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By carlgrover

Yes, an electric starter for the G26 is a...

Yes, an electric starter for the G26 is a wonderful thing. Mine will come to life really quick on the starter.

carl
02-16-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By carlgrover

direct connection sea fury build instructions

Does anyone have a set of build instructions for the Direct Connection Hawker Sea Fury? I just got a kit and what do you know, the build instructions are missing.


Thanks,

Carl
Forum: Glow Engines
02-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,403
Posted By carlgrover

The Fox .45 has a larger frame size than the .40....

The Fox .45 has a larger frame size than the .40. Put them next to each other and it's obvious.

carl
02-06-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By carlgrover

You can buy dope and covering all day long from...

You can buy dope and covering all day long from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty online. I use uncertified lite aircraft fabric and Randolph dope. They still use dope on full scale plans to this day....
02-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By carlgrover

I would get a new tank anyway. You don't want one...

I would get a new tank anyway. You don't want one of those tubes coming loose in flight and killing your motor.

carl
01-24-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By carlgrover

Decatur, Alabama swap meet Feb 16th

The Decatur Model Airplane club's spring swap meet will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. . Starts at 8:00 am until 12:30 pm. Same location as last year, The Decatur Shrine Club, 1117 Lenwood...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-22-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By carlgrover

How do you know that Clarence Lee has retired and...

How do you know that Clarence Lee has retired and is no longer working on engines? He is about 95 years old and the last I heard (within a year) he was still working on engines and doing fine.
...
Forum: Glow Engines
01-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,403
Posted By carlgrover

I picked up two Comos at a swap meet last year. A...

I picked up two Comos at a swap meet last year. A .40 and a .75. I've got them both ripped apart and squeaky clean. Waiting on new bearings so I can put them back together. They appear to be very...
Forum: Sport Flying
01-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 34,745
Posted By carlgrover

Best sport plane ever: The astro hog. ...

Best sport plane ever: The astro hog.


Nothing flies like a hog.

Had a 15 year love affair with mine until some idiot flew it though a telephone pole and cut it into 3 easy pieces.


carl
Forum: Sport Flying
01-10-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,068
Posted By carlgrover

I've been looking for a Kobra at swap meets for...

I've been looking for a Kobra at swap meets for several years. Haven't found one for the right price yet. Aren't there two tail configurations (fin size) to choose from? Anybody give me some advice...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-03-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By carlgrover

I'm already looking past Christmas for the Perry...

I'm already looking past Christmas for the Perry swap meet.

carl
11-15-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,107
Posted By carlgrover

My wife never eats the ends. I wait until I find...

My wife never eats the ends. I wait until I find both ends left in the bread bag then make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Good stuff. Bread ends are really chewy.
carl
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By carlgrover

If any of you kit builders out there are worrying...

If any of you kit builders out there are worrying about the availability of kits, build something from a set of plans. It's NOT hard. All you really need is an exacto knife and some sandpaper to cut...
10-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By carlgrover

I used to fly those when I was a kid. The big one...

I used to fly those when I was a kid. The big one was the expensive model with landing gear. I liked that one the best because it wasn't so squirrely in the air. About $1.19 a copy, I think. Don't...
09-26-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By carlgrover

Decatur, Alabama swap meet October 20

The Decatur Model Airplane club's fall swap meet will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. . Starts at 8:00 am until 12:30 pm. Same location as last year, The Decatur Shrine Club, 1117 Lenwood Dr....
Forum: Gas Engines
05-29-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By carlgrover

Drill a hole in the firewall so the bearing...

Drill a hole in the firewall so the bearing housing will have some clearance. It's hitting the firewall and breaking the spring.

Otherwise, Move the engine forward 1/4" or so.

carl
Forum: Gas Engines
05-29-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By carlgrover

Double check your plug wire too. I nosed over a...

Double check your plug wire too. I nosed over a plane with a US 41 on it and scraped the plug wire. Durn thing would not hit a lick until I replaced that wire then it ran fine. All along I didn't...
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