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  1. Thread: Amadeus

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    You may want to add some more glass around the...

    You may want to add some more glass around the wing TE and 6" aft. Also, a bit more around the stab LE.

    I had one buckle just aft of the wing TE. Just not enough reinforcement.

    Weight wise...
  2. Thread: Amadeus

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    Rodney, I have been posting in only one thread...

    Rodney,

    I have been posting in only one thread in the electric column and have not paid a lot of attention elsewhere. Glad I stopped here to read a little of your thread. Nice work and good luck...
  3. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Dag, MY preference and most of the folks I fly...

    Dag,

    MY preference and most of the folks I fly with, the lighter the better. IF a plane can be made to 4750 grams it will fly easier, better and consume less battery than one at 5000.

    If it...
  4. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Brian, Henry Piorun from Canada, manufactured...

    Brian,

    Henry Piorun from Canada, manufactured models of his design back in the late 80's, early 90's. Typical glass fuses with balsa skinned plug in foam wings and stabs. For the schedules we flew...
  5. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Brian, That's my exact point.... "Best...

    Brian,

    That's my exact point.... "Best materials" will be an improvement but not without better technique. The one thing that you can't expect is innovation. Not every one can invent. Landing gear...
  6. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Hmmm!! ... Lighter parts (plenty strong and stiff...

    Hmmm!! ... Lighter parts (plenty strong and stiff for the job) generally have less material in them. Less material actually cost less, except The builder may or may not have more time in the parts. ...
  7. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    The Rolls of pattern planes?? I don't think so....

    The Rolls of pattern planes?? I don't think so. Just pigs with very nice lip stick?, yes, I'd agree.

    for them to be the Rolls of pattern, they need to come out of the box in pristine condition, be...
  8. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Seriously funny. I chuckle every time I re- read...

    Seriously funny. I chuckle every time I re- read it.

    As far as suppliers making a buck, I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with is a supplier fleecing the modelers, as noted in...
  9. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    I love great wine. Even with my semi-annual...

    I love great wine. Even with my semi-annual travel to the Russian River Valley vineyards to get the best cases available I dont believe I have more than ten grand tied up in the last ten years. Hell,...
  10. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    Funny you should bring up Guillows. Their current...

    Funny you should bring up Guillows. Their current kits are laser cut. The designs are well done, the laser cutting is very clean and the part fit is outstanding. They still machine cut their...
  11. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Pat, certainly........ I remember the first prop...

    Pat, certainly........ I remember the first prop I ever molded back in the early 80's. Between the mold build and the prop casting I probably had 30 hours at least in the project excluding all of the...
  12. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    the amount of time it takes to build a composite...

    the amount of time it takes to build a composite fuse is a fraction of the time it takes to frame one up in wood, sand it and complete the base surface, making it ready for paint.
    I doubt they have...
  13. Thread: gas kadet senior

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    Easily, especially if built at around five...

    Easily, especially if built at around five pounds. But why hand launch the crate? It's simple plane to t-o.
  14. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Pat, didn't realize that they use a laminated...

    Pat, didn't realize that they use a laminated fuse. The couple I saw 8 or 9 years ago were all wood.
    A composite fuse once the mold is ready, takes around 10 hours of hands on time give or take to...
  15. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Will, as I recall, a couple fellas I know put...

    Will, as I recall, a couple fellas I know put holes in their Ten Plus wings to remove weight. Then (God forbid) monokoted the holes. Those planes were heavy for 60s. I mean, they were 60 sized so no...
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    Jet setter, they move as desired, just move too...

    Jet setter, they move as desired, just move too much. Even a small wind disturbance makes the model either zoom or go into a left spin. Interestingly it doesn't push down or go into a right...
  17. Thread: gas kadet senior

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    The OS 15 cc gas engine would make a good combo....

    The OS 15 cc gas engine would make a good combo. It is super runner and is very quiet on its muffler. It puts out decent power turning a14x8 APC at about 8800. That should do fine for a KS. I have...
  18. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Guys, well, over the past 30 years or so I've...

    Guys, well, over the past 30 years or so I've taught myself to build molds and composite components. Typically, a fuse mold for a 2 meter model will take roughly 15 hours if you have a plug and...
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    AS3X Stabilization on EFlite Two Servo Brick

    Maybe someone out there knows how to turn off the stabilization electronics on the small brick. I installed two separate receivers in a Guillows 28" span P51 neither one behaves correctly. I think...
  20. Thread: Balsa USA Smoothie

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    Back in the day these were so cheap that even a...

    Back in the day these were so cheap that even a dirt poor college kid could afford them. Simple to build. The Smoothie was an okay flier on a KB40.

    Wood quality was mediocre at best but I made it...
  21. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    This is the one thing among several that irritate...

    This is the one thing among several that irritate me about the high cost pattern planes. They are wood models and are simply finished nicely. There is no innovation in them that can begin to warrant...
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    We put ours in a tree recently. No damage while...

    We put ours in a tree recently. No damage while in the tree but got heavily damaged upon retrieval when it hit the ground. Repairs were completed and its flying again.

    while on the bench, I cut...
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    Sticky: Scott, I can't see how. The engine easily hauled...

    Scott, I can't see how. The engine easily hauled the 21"x10 woodie hybrid turning just about 7k on avgas. It sounded happy. But I only ran it briefly then switched to the lower load.

    A couple...
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    Sticky: Gary, nothing new to report. I commissioned...

    Gary, nothing new to report. I commissioned another 33 in my Delta and it's working the same outstanding way my first one did. Same carb and pipe settings as the first. It has about 6-7 gallons...
  25. Thread: OXAI no more ??

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    Absolutely outrageous. There is no pattern plane...

    Absolutely outrageous. There is no pattern plane made anywhere by ANYONE that is worth that kind of money. There is absolutely nothing special about them. Simple wood roaches. But that's just my...
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