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Forum: Beginners
04-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,269
Posted By HighPlains

I use it in building foam wings with balsa...

I use it in building foam wings with balsa sheeting. Spray a light coat on the balsa sheeting to partly seal the interior surface of the balsa. Then glue skins on with Gorilla Glue and a whiff of...
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-08-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By HighPlains

John's suggestion of 5 degrees is a good starting...

John's suggestion of 5 degrees is a good starting point. You might be able to look at seaplane designs of the past on outerzone, see McGovern, Willard for two designers that did a number of designs....
11-21-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By HighPlains

I think that many thought the Falcon series were...

I think that many thought the Falcon series were more like the Spreng Flattop Stormer, but there is no denying the look looks of the Mustang's shape. I think the early RV series of homebuilt...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-07-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By HighPlains

What is the point of all the differential? We...

What is the point of all the differential? We have a rudder, learn to use it.
10-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,341
Posted By HighPlains

As I recall, F&M and Bonner used fail safe. The...

As I recall, F&M and Bonner used fail safe. The thinking of Kraft was make it simple, less parts gave higher reliability, lower weight and lower cost. The early systems also used 7 cell battery...
Forum: Beginners
09-02-2017, 08:52 PM
Forum: Beginners
09-02-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By HighPlains

You watch the airplane, you fly it in your head. ...

You watch the airplane, you fly it in your head. If you can't do that, buy a train.
Forum: Sport Flying
08-21-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 25,395
Posted By HighPlains

My first flying model was electric powered - a...

My first flying model was electric powered - a Wen-Mac Electra Mustang in 1958 when I was 4. When I was 6 I got my first glow powered airplane, a Comet Rookie with a McCoy 35, however flying was not...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-28-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,291
Posted By HighPlains

I would look up the work of Dr. Eugene Larrabee...

I would look up the work of Dr. Eugene Larrabee on props. I believe he was at MIT.
07-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 25,659
Posted By HighPlains

Fantastic!

Fantastic!
07-02-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,628
Posted By HighPlains

And I thought just holding the stick between my...

And I thought just holding the stick between my thumb and index finger was enough!
Forum: Beginners
06-18-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By HighPlains

I recently completed and flew a Kadet LT-25 to...

I recently completed and flew a Kadet LT-25 to train people with. I have not had time to fully sort it out, but it is promising design, less than 14 oz. wing loading. One slight problem is I wish...
06-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,785
Posted By HighPlains

Oh my, I just about died. "Don't want unlucky...

Oh my, I just about died. "Don't want unlucky people on my team" tag line is the best ever!
Forum: Beginners
06-01-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By HighPlains

I hear you. I had a Quickie sitting at the field...

I hear you. I had a Quickie sitting at the field one day and a guy asked me where I bought it. I told him it was scratch built, so he asked where I got the kit. I said it was scratch built,...
Forum: Beginners
06-01-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By HighPlains

A trick way of assembly? Like a shim under a...

A trick way of assembly? Like a shim under a rear spar? Fourteen old boys at one time could build models that few men can build now, without picture check off instructions or the internet helping...
Forum: Beginners
05-31-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By HighPlains

It maybe mature technology, but unfortunately a...

It maybe mature technology, but unfortunately a lot of knowledge has been lost along the way.

The airfoil section is not all that critical, but designs with semi-symmetrical airfoils fly much...
04-14-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By HighPlains

I should have plans somewhere, but they were very...

I should have plans somewhere, but they were very rudimentary. More of an isometric drawings that Bob Root did. Since the wing and tail surfaces were built in the same fashion as other F1 airplanes...
Forum: Beginners
04-04-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By HighPlains

To amplify some of the previous posts. Typically...

To amplify some of the previous posts. Typically the CG should be over the wheels when the nose is down 15 degrees from level. This can vary slightly depending on operation on grass or pavement. ...
03-27-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By HighPlains

I didn't know Salvador Dali built models.

I didn't know Salvador Dali built models.
03-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,986
Posted By HighPlains

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2204271I have added the top spar and 3/32 x 3/16 fillers on the horizontal stabilizer. Problem is my iPad died, so I am posting from my...
02-28-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,942
Posted By HighPlains

If I were to do a Knight Twister at half scale, I...

If I were to do a Knight Twister at half scale, I would do the Hale Wallace version which was a full size Knight Twister done to the exacting standards of a scale modeling master which Mr Wallace was...
02-18-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,986
Posted By HighPlains

Well, I took some time away from this project to...

Well, I took some time away from this project to work on other stuff. Too many distractions, too little time management.

Anyway, here is the horizontal stabilizer outer framework built from 3/8"...
Forum: Beginners
02-15-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By HighPlains

Normally I would suggest that you just follow the...

Normally I would suggest that you just follow the instructions, but as the years go by it seems like so much is lost in translation, i.e., I seldom trust any ARF that comes from overseas to being...
02-14-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By HighPlains

I quit counting at 30, and these are midair's I...

I quit counting at 30, and these are midair's I was in.
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-19-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By HighPlains

I remember reading of Dave Platt and a few other...

I remember reading of Dave Platt and a few other notable British modelers working on flying models for that shoot. That was just before I saw his SBD at the Olathe Nat's in 68.

At the time, they...
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