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12-31-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Battery Hold-downs?

Thanks guys. I like the carpet tape idea. Hook and Loop strap, you mean a couple of those cloth straps that doubles over through a slot at one end, and holds the tail down with velcro-type stuff? ...
12-27-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Balsacutter

Battery Hold-downs?

Building my first .40-size electric after a life in glo and parkflyers. How do you guys hold down big flight batteries inside airframes? I always used velcro for my little 3S/2200-sized lipos, but...
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,498
Posted By Balsacutter

Would Slotted Flaps Really Work?

I've always been intrigued by the idea of adding powerful flaps to sport planes, to expand the flight envelope and to have something more to play with.

The late Andy Lennon created some bold...
02-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By Balsacutter

Why Pull-Pull?

I'm doing my favorite winter building thing, kit bashing. Kit provides the starting point and the wing ribs, etc., then you can mix and match anything else you want to try. Gives me something to...
Forum: Sport Flying
02-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By Balsacutter

Venus II vs Revolver 60?

I'm about to move up from a kitbashed 4*40 and I want a bigger-size aerobat. Not into 3D or high speeds, I'm learning pattern aerobatics. GP introduced a Revolver 60 which seems to sit right on top...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Free Flight Pitch Stability?

PIMMNZ, you built a R/C assist Satellite??? Very cool. I'd love to build one like this. Can you give more details? Where did you locate the R/C gear? What servos? Anything special about the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-22-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By Balsacutter

Free Flight Pitch Stability?

Lately I've been entertaining myself checking out Free Flight Gas designs. Mostly because I like their appearance: graceful polyhedral wings, long thin tailbooms with big tailplanes, and nasty...
04-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By Balsacutter

Should I build a Hollingsworth PT-19?

Off in the corner at a wintertime club auction, I spotted a dusty old Sig kit for a 72" span Fairchild PT-19. I like to build, I've done a half-dozen or so Goldberg and Sig kits, and I've always...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-09-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Balsacutter

NIB Con Rod Slop?

I bought a NIB Thunder Tiger Pro .46 off eBay. It sure looks like it's never been run, (the needle valve is still in a sealed plastic bag) but turning it over by hand with no glow plug there's about...
Forum: Sport Flying
04-08-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Balsacutter

Digital Servos?

Are digital servos worth considering for a 2nd plane?

I'm moving up from my faithful trainer, and I'm about to install a set of Futaba 3004 BB servos in a new Sig 4 Star 40 kit. Should I...
12-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Shop Lights?

Overpowering shop lights? You guys rock.

It's like the heros in my club that put a Moki 1.35 on a .60 size plane, claimin' it's cause the plane's a little tail-heavy...
12-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By Balsacutter

Shop Lights?

Anyone know anything about flourescent lights, as in workshop lights?

Mine won't start up reliabily any more, especially when the shop is cold. I searched everywhere for a needle valve to...
Forum: Beginners
08-02-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Balsacutter

Expo postive or negative

Just bought my first computer radio, at Futaba 7CAP, and I'm looking forward to expo on the ail and elevator to calm down little twitchy little electrics.

A question so basic they NEVER explain...
Forum: Kit Building
06-29-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: 4 Star 60

I'm thinking about building a 4*60, interested in everyone saying they come out tail heavy. It's a really popular design, I'm surprised Sig didn't move the wing saddle back a bit if they often come...
Forum: Kit Building
06-29-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Goldberg Eagle Rigging Angle

OK, your measurements on the stock plane were the same as mine, 2-1/2 degrees postive difference between tailplane and the wing. If I understand you correctly, you took the positive tailplane angle...
Forum: Kit Building
06-28-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Balsacutter

Goldberg Eagle Rigging Angle

It's been raining all spring here in the Northeast, so I'm spending way too much time fussing over an ancient Goldberg Eagle trainer in the shop. I was checking the wing for warps and washout when I...
Forum: IMAC
06-26-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Practice With the Simulator?

They have forums for stimulators, too. With pictures!
Forum: IMAC
06-26-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Deflection Gauge

Excellent, Stek79!

I will dream about owning one of those beautiful digital gauges someday (especially for accurate wing incidence measurements), but for a Do-It-Yourself person like myself, the...
Forum: IMAC
06-25-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By Balsacutter

Deflection Gauge

I've been setting up control surface throws with a ruler, but I've never been happy with the accuracy of the measurements. I'm a diehard DYI type so I've experimented with various reverse-protractor...
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Shorty Rx Antenna?

Sounds like a good design. Love to see the details....

-Balsacutter
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Balsacutter

Shorty Rx Antenna?

I fly smaller electrics, and I'm tired of always trailing an antenna wire that's longer than my fuselage. I vaguely remember some supplier offering shorty Rx antennas, but I've forgotten who. ...
Forum: Kit Building
06-21-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Balsacutter

Fuse-mount or Wing-mount Gear?

I was trying to figure out why I liked vintage designs more than many modern ones, and it finally ocurred to me: main gear mounts. I liked the old wing-mounted torque rod style, and I really don't...
Forum: Kit Building
06-21-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: cub wing

After rubber bands on my Eagle 63 trainer, Oly II, and a 36" electric, I will NEVER AGAIN use rubber to mount the wing. What a pain. I built screws into my Goldberg Cub, and added them to the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-19-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Balsacutter

RE: Favorite Airplane Magazine

I lived in Europe for several years myself Red B., I used to read "Model Reduit Avion" and the French RCM every month to practice my French. It was a good magazine....

Now I'm trying to figure...
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-17-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Balsacutter

Favorite Airplane Magazine

What's your favorite model airplane magazine?

I'm not really a MAN fan, and I miss the old RCM. Are the British mags the best ones out now?

- Balsacutter
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