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02-24-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Chip_Mull

Full scale stitches are approximately 2 inches...

Full scale stitches are approximately 2 inches apart and the rib tapes are two inches. For the 1/3 scale we use 3/4 inch tapes on the ribs and 2" on the leading edge.
11-16-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chip_Mull

You may have seen the Widgeon in the Alaska Air...

You may have seen the Widgeon in the Alaska Air Museum. It belonged to Jim McGoffin. I know I slaughter the last name but I can't remember how to spell it. Did you ever work for Wien?
11-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chip_Mull

Nope. I started flying for Wien Air Alaska on 26...

Nope. I started flying for Wien Air Alaska on 26 December 1974. The merger was well over by that time. Then I was caught in the infamous "Flood of '84" when Jim Flood decided to fornicate...
Forum: RC Humor
08-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,323
Posted By Chip_Mull

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A...

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is one you can use the equipment again.
Forum: RC Humor
08-18-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,323
Posted By Chip_Mull

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: RC Humor
08-18-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,323
Posted By Chip_Mull

We were taxiing into Indianapolis one night and...

We were taxiing into Indianapolis one night and as we turned off the runway I notice a fox running alongside us. I told ground control we had a fox alongside us at taxyway Golf. She asked what's he...
Forum: RC Humor
08-18-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 27,323
Posted By Chip_Mull

Hellicopters are just a mass of parts flying in...

Hellicopters are just a mass of parts flying in formation
Good to see you. It's good to be seen!
How do you feel? Well, I'm on the right side of the Daiseys.
How are you today? I was better...
07-26-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Flaps Question

You're correct, ground effect and flaps are two different animals. Flaps produce lift for takeoff up to a certain degree, then they produce drag. Boeing says 15 degrees but their wings have leading...
07-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Flaps Question

"Ground effect" is a function of the aspect ratio of the wing. Ground effect is half the wingspan. It doesn't matter if it's a high wing or low wing plane. A Beaver with flaps will outperform one...
Forum: Kit Building
06-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Butyrate Paint chart?

If you email: sales@stits.com we can send both color charts (Poly Fiber and Randolph). "Carrellh" is correct in the fact that Juneau White in Poly Fiber and Randolph do not match. In fact Randolph...
Forum: Kit Building
06-11-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Fabric covering questions

In answer to your question: if the "Stits" method is followed the fabric removal is simple. Just soak the area to be removed with MEK and it will literally just peel off. For complete instructions,...
05-21-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,735
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Rib stitch and tape over Koverall

Two things to keep in mind: One is that the WWI airplanes did NOT have pinked edges and (two) a model this size the "pinks" would probably not be seen. Especially if they are cut from Solartex. We...
Forum: Kit Building
04-30-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Lanier Stinger 60 CG Issue

The Stinger is the best flying series Lanier ever built. What percentage of the cord is 4 to 4.5 inches? If it's around 25% just go for it. It's a semi-symmetrical wing anyway.
Forum: Kit Building
04-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Trimming Koverall

First, you need to calibrate your iron. You need two temps, 250F and 350F. For sharp radius's with the iron at 350, heat the curve while pulling on the fabric. You should be able to eliminate any...
04-23-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,841
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Sig Koverall

has anyone ever considered www.stits.com ?? We do NOT charge a hazmat fee for shipping and have all the same dope (50 colors) and Poly Fiber products (50 colors) available at the full scale houses....
04-16-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Alaska Bush Pilots

Doug:

I flew in Alaska for an aggregate of about 14 years. I flew Helicopters, light twins, Cubs, F-27s, Boeing 737 and 727 and never herd any of these stories. Now, having said that, I don't...
04-02-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Koverall and Nitrate

First I would like to apologize to "RKcruit" for this extremely long thread on what should be a simple answer to his questions. Has anyone here actually read the manual on How to Cover an Aircraft? ...
04-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Koverall and Nitrate

WOW, I blow it on one word. Build bridges all your life and you are forever known as a bridge builder. Just one.... well it's a public forum I won't go there. I want you to notice I never...
03-31-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Koverall and Nitrate

Frank, you are right and wrong. I did misuse opaque but, we use silver on all polyester on full scale aircraft. The reason for using it on models is so we don't see a bag of bones fly over. It...
03-31-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Koverall and Nitrate

White over the silver is the way to do it. there should be no difference in the different dopes. White should be opaque. Butyrate dope is shiny and the colors should make it opaque. When we sell...
03-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,278
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Koverall and Nitrate

I agree with R8893. It's best to stay with the same paint from start to finish. OF COURSE EPOXY WILL WORK. I'm just saying Nitrate then Butyrate has been around for decades and will ultimately be...
03-31-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: weave of fabric on pt-19

Check the post on: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11463420 oops, I just noticed it's the same person. Maybe you just didn't like the answer.
03-31-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: pt-19 finish

That's exactly the dichotomy between modelers and full scale builders/restorers. We sell to both and not once, never has a full scale builder ever wanted the fabric to show. If anything they go to...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,328
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Cloth coverings?

Rodney, we have the very same products available plus instructions for modelers. We started this business to help modelers. Dealing with large full scale companies can come with shipping surprises,...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,328
Posted By Chip_Mull

RE: Cloth coverings?

The biggest problem with "dress lining" material or backing is they run it over a steam bar to iron it. Since women don't like wrinkles, they iron it for them. This takes away the first shrink at...
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