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08-26-2012, 12:28 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: How Much Glass Cloth to Use for Various Size Fuselages

Thanks for all of the responses to my question. I think Ihave a very good idea of what to do now.
08-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

How Much Glass Cloth to Use for Various Size Fuselages

I'm sure this has been covered in the past, but I didn't run across it. I've started making molds and one of my projects is a .60 sized pattern plane for which I'mmaking a fuselage mold. I'm...
Forum: Kit Building
07-06-2012, 06:25 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

I've been meaning to give a final update on my "F5" built from MA plans. The picture is on the runway before the maiden flight. Flies nice. I would prefer an in flight shot but my photographer (son)...
06-17-2012, 07:44 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

Instructions for HOB P51.
05-07-2012, 03:11 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

This model was listed as intermediate in the Model Aviation plans - that's why I questioned it. I was thinking "if this is intermediate, what is advanced like?". Times have indeed changed.
I had one...
05-07-2012, 01:23 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

Still looking for the rib sheets. I will post the plans and instructions soon and inventory the other pieces to see what needs templates and then do that. Thomas.
05-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

Can I assume you've seen this model fly? What can you tell me about it? I've heard it's fast, but that's it. Still at least a week away from a test flight and more likely 2 - 3 weeks. After this long...
05-07-2012, 12:57 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

The fuse has 12 formers, a top and bottom hardwood keel and numerous stringers all sheeted with 3/32 balsa. I had never done one like this before, even though I've lost count of my scratch and kit...
Forum: Kit Building
05-03-2012, 09:02 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

Here's the (almost) finished product using all laquer based paints. It still needs the clearcoat and the engine and other mechanics. I only did a quickie paint job since I intend to sacrifice the...
05-03-2012, 08:51 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

Here it is. It's not quite finished (needs the engine, wheels and other mechanics) but it should give you an idea of what mine looks like.

It's all built-up and according to plans. My only...
04-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

Building a fuse using formers and stringers is certainly a different process than the standard slab sides. I spent a lot of time making a jig and worrying about how strong it would be. I even stopped...
04-25-2012, 10:31 AM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

Thanks. After I get it painted and test it out, it would be fun to at least show him that someone is resurrecting his dads creation. I rememberBillys name from the article. I hope my comments didn't...
04-25-2012, 10:04 AM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

I had a chance to scan my foam core templates which are essentially W1 and W10 with some extra material added at the LEand TE. For reference since you are looking to scale up, the .60 size I built...
04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Anybody built the Hinnant F-5 from plans?

Not any activity on this thread in a long time, but I should be able to post pictures of my finished model soon. Everything has been glassed and primed.A bit of sanding, painting and final assembly...
04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

I seem to have misplaced the 2 rib sheets from when I was making templates to cut foam cores. I have the root and tip ribs but if you're looking to do a built-up, I'll have to look around. Thought I...
Forum: Kit Building
04-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

I have mixed feelings about the tint and I'm not sure why. I used it under and on top of the glass. It seems to fill a bit better and is easier to see where you've missed or gone light. The fuse was...
Forum: Kit Building
04-21-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

I was in an automotive paint store in Oregon the other day and they had close-out rattle can laquer for $3 a can. I would prefer to use a paint gun, but for that price... They don'tsell laquer (in...
04-12-2012, 09:58 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

Don't know how long those kits are back ordered and how hot you are to start, but since I'm planning on making copies of theparts/plans so I can scratch build one, I could do that sooner and post...
04-09-2012, 02:06 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

I checked Tower and from the Tech Notes it appears that this kit may be updated since they mention adding retracts which wasn't in the original.

Since there is so little wood involved, you might...
04-09-2012, 11:24 AM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: A Plane That Would Not Die

I can't believe how much it has gone up in price! There's only a few sheets of wood in the kit. I got one a few years ago and it was the same kit as 30 years ago. Maybe it's been upgraded but I doubt...
Forum: Kit Building
04-07-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">I did some experiments with the light glass/deft technique and my old glass/resin to determine strength and...
04-07-2012, 06:04 PM
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Views: 2,208
Posted By thomas.crown

A Plane That Would Not Die

<div style="line-height: normal; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-autospace: "><span style="font-size: 12pt">Why is it that some planes seem indestructible while others are not rebuildable after a bad...
04-06-2012, 01:44 PM
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Posted By thomas.crown

RE: Which compressor to buy?

Unless you are only going to use a compressor with an airbrush, or cost is a limiting factor, I'd get the highest capacity (tank size,HP/SCFM) vertical (very small footprint) that you can afford and...
Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

Where do you get used airbags? Autobody shops, car dealers? I assume this is a no cost item since they are not reusable to my knowledge. Is the weight comparable to 3/4 oz glass cloth? Glass cloth...
Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By thomas.crown

RE: fiberglass question

Thanks. I did a test last night and WOW! I did one with just sanding sealer on the balsa with 2 coats on the glass. The second test I mixed in some microballons in the second coat on the glass. Both...
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