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Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
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Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,858
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RE: Gray Beard needs our prayers

Really great news GB. You take good care of yourself-we'll all be here when you're back up and running.

I miss you!
02-17-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,982
Posted By Augie11

RE: The sad future of aeromodeling...

Don't panic guys. Besides R/C aircraft I enjoy building wooden sailing ships men of war. Aint seen any of those lately! But there are plenty of fine models out there and folks still crazy enough...
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,858
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RE: Gray Beard needs our prayers

Sorry to hear the news. My wishes for a full recovery.
Forum: Kit Building
01-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,204
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RE: Gray bearded old poop slid to the dark side!

The Mayans were right....the world ends in 2012!

A build thread!!!!! Great idea. Please let us know if we need both slot head and phillips screwdrivers.
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
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RE: Do you always follow Top Flite manuals?

I always read the manuals before I start. It gives me a good idea of the flow of things and also allows time to think of where modifications might be appropriate. I usually find a mistake or two in...
Forum: Kit Building
12-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,632
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RE: SIG Hog Bipe Tips??

They are great flying planes. Had one years back and just built another 2 years ago. Although I was satisfied with the original using an OS .91 FS I put a Saito 1.00 in the new one and it's a...
11-19-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
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RE: Balsarite for Fabric

I use acetone. Takes a while to mix in if the Balsarite is really thick but it works.
11-17-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,059
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RE: Flying unfinshed models

I've talked to some really good scale guys and yes, some do like to fly a new airframe before all the time-consuming details are applied. But I also worry about paint adhesion and the effect of oil...
Forum: Kit Building
11-17-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,059
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11-17-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
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RE: Using a sock on monokote iron

John has the right idea. You can't use too thick a material. What I did was order a commercial TopFlite sock and my wife matched the material (somekind of muslin/cotton) and then she matched the...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-11-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,925
Posted By Augie11

RE: New Saito 100 Won't Start

Sullivan also makes a NiCad screw-on unit for the Dynatron that has an output of 14.4V. Although not as powerful as 24V it makes the unit completely portable and easier to use. I've used it for...
Forum: Kit Building
11-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Augie11

RE: Century Jet Retracts

I bought a set of CJ's for a Top Flite GE kit but didn't get to installing and testing the retracts for about 14 months. I contacted CJ and they informed me the guarantee period had been exceeded...
10-19-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
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RE: warbird engine sizing? 4 stroke

Although I somewhat disagree with kahloq on the effect of altitude on flying characteristics, I agree with his recommendation on a 1.20 or 1.25 on the ME-109. 'Up here' I usually go with the maximum...
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
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10-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
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RE: Vintage builders - which type of glue?

It was Ambroid for me back in the day. Couldn't beat the color and the smell! Believe it or not they still carry it in my LHS.
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,384
Posted By Augie11

RE: Great Planes plan protector warning

There is no other brand : )
Forum: Glow Engines
10-09-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Augie11

RE: Saito 100 or 115?

It was my impression that the Saito 1.00 actually has a displacement of 1.10? I'd like to hear more from those who have both the 1.0 and 1.15. I've got 2 1.00's and they run very well and a 1.25...
Forum: Glow Engines
10-09-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Augie11

RE: Inverted saito 150

Ditto on the advice to use the OS 'F' four stroke plug and particularly on the tank line suggestion. I have Saito 1.25, 1.5 and 1.8's all mounted inverted and they run very well. In the event you...
10-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Augie11

RE: Solartex Questions??

I'll tell ya mac....it's a mystery. Sure, I can use a rattle can and do a decent job on a cowl or wheel pants but that's about it. I did have some luck brush painting with the Nelson paint line and...
10-04-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Augie11

RE: Solartex Questions??

You have my sympathy GB. I'm in the same boat. I keep saying someday I'll take the plunge and buy a compressor but it never happens.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
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RE: Gyro on Warbird rudder ?

Ditto that experience. I don't use a rudder gyro but I did spend a lot of time setting one up on a friends Ziroli Stearman. It truly aided the pilot on takeoffs resulting in amazingly straight...
10-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Augie11

RE: Your average / longest build

A tough question depending on size, complexity and the amount of detail as everyone has mentioned. I tend to keep track in actual hours rather than 'years on the bench'. A nice job on a sport plane...
10-04-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Augie11

RE: Solartex Questions??

Not to mention a rib-stitched Cub !
10-03-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Augie11

RE: Solartex Questions??

Maybe it's just me but I've seen very few folks not clean a plane after a day of flying. That's what makes crashing less traumatic you save a step (and some paper towels) :)
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