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Forum: Kit Building 08-09-2017, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Gray Beard
Made me Think! In the early 60s the US was...

Made me Think! In the early 60s the US was teaching the metric system in school thinking we should go along with the rest of the world, I loved It! The adult population couldn't shift over so it's...
Forum: Kit Building 08-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
the weak spot on this plane is the fuse just in...

the weak spot on this plane is the fuse just in front of the wings leading edge. They used very thin ply for the doubler. The design was fine when used with a nice .60 or .90 glow engine but if you...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2017, 01:51 PM
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Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
Nope, you weren't dumb at all, just didn't read...

Nope, you weren't dumb at all, just didn't read all two hundred and fifty thousand posts on this old thread.
Hobby shops today tend to hire off the street, I learned that one day while trying to buy...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
If you read the thread you will see some of the...

If you read the thread you will see some of the average finished weights, you will be about average for weight.
Beware of recommendationsome from people that sell or supply items.chances at this...
Forum: Kit Building 07-22-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
It was designed for a .60 two stroke glow engine....

It was designed for a .60 two stroke glow engine. Back in the day that quickly changed to bigger engines, mine has the YS 1.20 four stroke, that is 20cc. When the Zinoah 20cc came out it was tried...
Forum: Beginners 06-11-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,681
Posted By Gray Beard
Plans sharing and the making of templates is how...

Plans sharing and the making of templates is how a lot of the old designs are kept alive.the old RCM plans are closed up but they had some great designs so the copy and share is the way to go. Last I...
Forum: Kit Building 05-28-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,386
Posted By Gray Beard
When I got there 11 years ago it was still pretty...

When I got there 11 years ago it was still pretty much glow engines. Then DLE came out and the 30cc ruled the air. Then the planes got bigger and bigger. All ARFS but that just makes bigger easier....
Forum: Kit Building 05-23-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
I'm arguing with an I pad, it forms it's own...

I'm arguing with an I pad, it forms it's own sentences. Fantastic choice in the kit/plane and engine. Mine had the YS NC but I replaced it with an FYI model when it got old. The F was NIB too.
I've...
Forum: Kit Building 05-12-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,386
Posted By Gray Beard
I'm not on RCU these days but I'm still...

I'm not on RCU these days but I'm still around,just not in the Vegas area either. I'm back in Calif and haven't anyplace to fly so I'm also not building either. It was funny seeing that big bipe in...
Forum: Kit Building 01-04-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
By all means make a template of every part in the...

By all means make a template of every part in the kit. Nice dark ones on butchers paper. If you can get them on disc it would be great to post them as a file right here so we can all have a good...
Forum: Kit Building 12-29-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
This old design was developed for IMAC, not 3-D....

This old design was developed for IMAC, not 3-D. The reason for the added mod just in front is because it's the weakest point in the plane and installing an engine bigger then the original .60 two...
Forum: Kit Building 12-29-2016, 08:24 AM
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Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
This is a very old thread but the plane is such a...

This is a very old thread but the plane is such a good one it will stay alive. Mine was built about 1986 and I'm using the YS 120 which was state of the art when it was installed. Through the thread...
Forum: Kit Building 12-26-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gray Beard
Crap, I deserve all my problems, I earned them, I...

Crap, I deserve all my problems, I earned them, I didn't mean to start any trends.
My big attacks were several years ago while still in Vegas. That was really a close thing and a should a been. This...
Forum: Kit Building 12-24-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,290
Posted By Gray Beard
If it means anything, I have built countless...

If it means anything, I have built countless planes but this is the only one I have ever regretted Selling! Fantastic flying machine and can be built as a great scale project.
Of course the...
Forum: Kit Building 12-20-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
As I recall I sent a copy to Steve a few years...

As I recall I sent a copy to Steve a few years ago. Mine aren't very good but they work. I just have no place to get copies made now but there are several guys on this thread with them. Maybe someone...
Forum: Kit Building 12-18-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gray Beard
Yep, let's blame it on the Pig! Had nothing to do...

Yep, let's blame it on the Pig! Had nothing to do with the cholesterol of a lifetime of eating anything that got in the Way!
I'm as good as I'm going to get. Cholesterol is about 100, BP the same as...
Forum: Kit Building 12-17-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gray Beard
My email hasn't changed, ...

My email hasn't changed, rcpilot2221@hotmail.com.
I no longer have a puter, I'm using a piece of junk Samsung Pad! Not sure how to post photos with it Here? Anyway you guys would get a kick out...
Forum: Kit Building 12-17-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gray Beard
Max, sorry to hear that. The first one I had in...

Max, sorry to hear that. The first one I had in Vegas was the Worst! Vee Fib 3 times then got home and had another one, it wasn't good but nothing compared to the first.
I just had another one in...
Forum: Kit Building 12-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Gray Beard
Well, I pretty much never come onto RCU and I...

Well, I pretty much never come onto RCU and I canceled any post I was on except for the old Goldberg extra 300 and Rick Stubbs Up-Roar thread. Rick emailed me and said someone was looking for me.
I...
Forum: Kit Building 09-04-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
Yep, hate the state, love where I live. I also...

Yep, hate the state, love where I live.
I also got tired of seeing the same questions year after year. I would have screamed if I saw the what size prop question again!😆😆😉😉
Forum: Kit Building 09-04-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
I moved back to Calif. And haven't gotten a place...

I moved back to Calif. And haven't gotten a place to fly yet and I'm not set up to build so no longer post very often on rcu. The CG Extra is a special plane to me so I'm still logged onto this...
Forum: Kit Building 09-01-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 177,634
Posted By Gray Beard
I have scanned parts for people and sometimes...

I have scanned parts for people and sometimes they come out great with good lines, sometimes not so good?I did use a marker to make templates of a HOTS for a member and had them in a file, that...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-13-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gray Beard
Space worm, most of the paints are gas proof but...

Space worm, most of the paints are gas proof but it's the glow fuel that is the big problem. Nitro is a great solvent! When they say Hot fuel proof it means the exhaust from the pipe, not the raw...
Forum: Questions and Answers 05-16-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,144
Posted By Gray Beard
Very well, no problems, just don't hold down the...

Very well, no problems, just don't hold down the starting switch too long at 18 or 24 volts. I mean like I see some guys do until the starter over heats. It's the switch that will go, not the...
Forum: Kit Building 04-07-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,196
Posted By Gray Beard
So glad to see this plane still alive and flying....

So glad to see this plane still alive and flying. Back in the late 50s and early 60s it was one of my favorite kits to build. No idea how many I built but it was a few. They were a small all balsa...
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