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01-25-2016, 06:35 PM
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Posted By a65l

Glennis 109G wheels

If any of you have lost hubcaps for Glennis 109G wheels let me know. I made a mold of the outer hubcaps and can cast replacements, not out of exactally the same plastic but pretty close in weight...
11-06-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 200,477
Posted By a65l

If you buy a set of FRS radios from the store,...

If you buy a set of FRS radios from the store, inside the package are instructions on how to apply and get an FCC license so you can legally operate your radios. Just how many people do you think...
08-21-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By a65l

So, for what it's worth, or if anyone cares, ...

So, for what it's worth, or if anyone cares, after another long hiatus, the Avenger has flown. I did a bad job balancing it, and it flew even though it was terribly tail heavy. Not the best...
07-07-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By a65l

^^^^^^^^^^^ This. The aerobatic guys I hang...

^^^^^^^^^^^ This. The aerobatic guys I hang out with say the only reason to go to a 3 blade prop is for noise abatement. I flew one a few years ago on a 33% Edge and didn't really notice and less...
05-12-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,821
Posted By a65l

Sold mine to another club member. I think he...

Sold mine to another club member. I think he sold it to someone else... haven't seen it at the field yet
Forum: Kit Building
01-02-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By a65l

I generally cut them close, but a little long. ...

I generally cut them close, but a little long. Then I work them on the belt sander until they fit tightly.
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,842
Posted By a65l

For my flying wires on the tail, I use a piece of...

For my flying wires on the tail, I use a piece of carbon fiber tube in the hole. It fits the 4-40 bolt perfectly, and is strong enough to resist crushing, plus it presents a larger diameter face for...
Forum: Kit Building
12-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,842
Posted By a65l

Srry, not ignoring your question. Finals week...

Srry, not ignoring your question. Finals week and my attention has been elsewhere. Actually, "built". You saw it at the MADP....
...
Forum: Kit Building
12-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

Day late and a dollar short, but some very good...

Day late and a dollar short, but some very good info in this video, plus an actual camel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjOqNj7R1jg
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

I know a guy (who shall remain nameless even...

I know a guy (who shall remain nameless even though he's a member of this very group) who has a 1/4 scale DVII that tops 30 lbs. It's a mystery build, and not a BUSA kit, but I mention it just for...
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,842
Posted By a65l

Yeah. You come talk to me about cap stripping...

Yeah. You come talk to me about cap stripping ribs. ..;)

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2055940

...
Forum: Kit Building
12-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

I don't think he has it listed on the site yet. ...

I don't think he has it listed on the site yet. Best results are from a phone call.
Forum: Kit Building
12-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

I've got a Procter Albatross kit, and to be...

I've got a Procter Albatross kit, and to be honest, I'd never fly it. Not that it isn't airworthy, or structurally sound, but it would be a crime to cover up all those details. I'm not by any means...
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,842
Posted By a65l

I buy CA in the 8 oz bottle from Bob Smith. I...

I buy CA in the 8 oz bottle from Bob Smith. I order it thru my LHS, the bottle is $20, and I re-use 2 oz bottles that I've used up before. There is a savings to be had using in bulk, and...
11-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By a65l

So, after a little hiatus, I'm back. I came into...

So, after a little hiatus, I'm back. I came into an engine (G-62 w/ ignition) that should haul this monster around just fine. I'm going to mount all the electronics and engine, and fly it, before I...
11-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,960
Posted By a65l

A note on the Starmax 162, if the ESC is still...

A note on the Starmax 162, if the ESC is still located in the fuse, as mine was, you will want to get it some cooling air before you try and fly. I got about 2 minutes before mine got hot enough to...
Forum: Kit Building
11-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

Not a Camel... right side of the front though. ...

Not a Camel... right side of the front though. Spad 13, one of my all time favorites.

Yes, I was there. My club puts it on, and I was running around with a neon yellow t-shirt on, flying the...
Forum: Kit Building
11-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,842
Posted By a65l

Yeah, keep telling yourself that.. till you shut...

Yeah, keep telling yourself that.. till you shut the van doors on a rudder or someone's kid steps on your wing before you get it mounted...
Forum: Kit Building
11-11-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

There's just something about the smell of...

There's just something about the smell of balsawood in the morning...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2046601
Forum: Kit Building
11-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By a65l

A final report, and some final pictures. Maiden...

A final report, and some final pictures. Maiden flight was accomplished under the watchfull eye of Dave Lewis from Balsa USA, and was one of the most unexciting maiden flights I have ever had. ...
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 142,789
Posted By a65l

Throw me a number, too... this may qualify: ...

Throw me a number, too... this may qualify:


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2041471


Although I'm at a loss as to why there aren't a whole lot more of them in...
Forum: Kit Building
09-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By a65l

Just about ready to take the war to the enemy. ...

Just about ready to take the war to the enemy. Lotsa lead in the nose, little more engine tuning, some further painting.
...
09-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,221
Posted By a65l

may not have markings on the wings, but it'll be...

may not have markings on the wings, but it'll be flying...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2031581http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2031582
Forum: Kit Building
08-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By a65l

Lotsa little stuff. Painting. Top of wings and...

Lotsa little stuff. Painting. Top of wings and fuse fabric is "Italian olive" from Krylon. Not exactally the right shade, but close enough and this stuff sprays great. Plus it's reasonably cheap....
Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By a65l

Sigh. Made the same mistake on the bottom wings,...

Sigh. Made the same mistake on the bottom wings, at least it won't show as badly. Lots of little stuff, rib tapes on wings, scaff ring finished and set up for rotation, made mounting for lewis gun,...
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