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Forum: Kit Building Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 282
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Posted By Hydro Junkie
I wouldn't want to be in the same class as her...

I wouldn't want to be in the same class as her when it comes to applying covering. As I watched her apply the covering, I saw a lot of areas that she took shortcuts that will fail in the not to...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
But you have to remember something. With JD,...

But you have to remember something. With JD, he'd probably throw a boat on the water that was missing a sponson rather than take the chance of missing a heat
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion Yesterday, 05:14 PM
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Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
The word "virtually" is there because many things...

The word "virtually" is there because many things that were claimed to be "unsinkable", such as the Titanic, Bismarck, Yamato and many others are now sitting on the bottom of the ocean
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I misread the first clue, I thought it said right...

I misread the first clue, I thought it said right after WWI, not WWII.
How about the T-33?
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-20-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
The thing about the A-12, YF-12A, M-21 and SR-71...

The thing about the A-12, YF-12A, M-21 and SR-71 is that the J58 turbine engines operated like a ramjet above a certain speed. That made the SR-71, in theory anyway, capable of constant...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-20-2018, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Hydro Junkie
Let's get an obvious one out of the way. How...

Let's get an obvious one out of the way. How about the Stearman C-1?
Forum: Beginners 02-20-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Something I had happen to me, in another forum,...

Something I had happen to me, in another forum, is that someone in a different state asked me to help him build a boat. That, in and of itself, wasn't a problem. The problem arose when I found out...
Forum: Beginners 02-20-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I don't think that's it. More likely it's a...

I don't think that's it. More likely it's a matter of the one asking thinking "I can get any information I need off the internet", only to discover that those that know what they're doing don't want...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 02-20-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Mark, you forgot the best part: A WOF boat is...

Mark, you forgot the best part:
A WOF boat is virtually UNSINKABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Kit Building 02-20-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 192,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Back then, Corey Field was a "spook" training...

Back then, Corey Field was a "spook" training base(sorry, the courses were and probably still are classified and having a high clearance was required just to be in some of the buildings) so I doubt...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-20-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I know the altitude made the large control...

I know the altitude made the large control surfaces desirable. The air was so thin that small surfaces were of little use. Also, if the plane was flying with any positive pitch, the control...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 02-20-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
You would have to contact Joe on that one

You would have to contact Joe on that one
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 02-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Trust me, building a boat isn't hard. What is...

Trust me, building a boat isn't hard. What is hard, for most new builders, is to take the time to build a boat properly. I've seen boats that were basically thrown together that literally exploded...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-19-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Not really sure. It could be the aft end of the...

Not really sure. It could be the aft end of the fuse resulted in more drag due to the different shape or the fact that the SR-71 had camera and sensor ports along both sides of the lower fuse while...
Forum: Kit Building 02-19-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,575
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Actually, I learned about it the hard way myself...

Actually, I learned about it the hard way myself when I got a face full of water through a shop air line and was then told by my employer that THIS WAS NORMAL WITH ALL COMPRESSORS. I later went to...
Forum: Beginners 02-19-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I see this in the boating forums too. Someone...

I see this in the boating forums too. Someone buys a rigger or a complex scale model and then asks if it's a good beginner boat, just to learn that it isn't and figure we that have been in the hobby...
Forum: Kit Building 02-18-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,575
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Just a word of caution: Depending on the...

Just a word of caution:
Depending on the compressor system, you could find the air is full of moisture. This could be a real issue if there is water in the system as it can cause the wood to swell....
Forum: Beginners 02-18-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I think I already answered that in my last post

I think I already answered that in my last post
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 02-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Okay, let me give you an idea of what it's going...

Okay, let me give you an idea of what it's going to take to build a hydroplane. I've pasted the address to a thread I did in building a modified kit build below that would apply to your plan of...
Forum: Beginners 02-18-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Hydro Junkie
I wouldn't buy it after reading some of the...

I wouldn't buy it after reading some of the reviews. Here's one that is particularly eye opening:
Built and assembled many foam airplanes. This was the worst. Parts fit very poorly. Magnets holding...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!! Time to cover the...

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!
Time to cover the clues:
1) There was only a few built prior to production being halted There was only ten built before production changed to the SR-71
2) This plane...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
Since I don't see any guesses, it's time for...

Since I don't see any guesses, it's time for another set of late night clues:
I'm going to go for an aircraft again:
1) There was only a few built prior to production being halted
2) This plane...
Forum: Kit Building 02-17-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 127,413
Posted By Hydro Junkie
With that big engine, I'm not so sure either. ...

With that big engine, I'm not so sure either. Then again, with R/C, anythings possible
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 02-17-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15,458
Views: 703,192
Posted By Hydro Junkie
And, once again, it's time for another set of...

And, once again, it's time for another set of clues:
I'm going to go for an aircraft again:
1) There was only a few built prior to production being halted
2) This plane was a single seater
3)...
Forum: Kit Building 02-17-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 127,413
Posted By Hydro Junkie
You sure your upgraded, strutted wing can handle...

You sure your upgraded, strutted wing can handle that kind of weight?
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