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01-13-2019, 08:37 AM
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Posted By aymodeler

I know LiPos can seem daunting to start, but once...

I know LiPos can seem daunting to start, but once you get past a few basics, it really is not too bad. Here are a couple of links to get your started:

https://rogershobbycenter.com/lipoguide/...
11-20-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

Look like a great haul!

Look like a great haul!
11-20-2018, 07:37 PM
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Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

Agree! I always keep my eye out for good deals on...

Agree! I always keep my eye out for good deals on either GE or Red/Yellow box kits. Also look for deals on Royal and Skyshark kits too.
11-20-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

Totally agree! Like most Baby Boomer driven...

Totally agree! Like most Baby Boomer driven hobbies, the bar on RC kept getting raised as us Boomers had more disposable income, so bigger became better. .60 - .90 sized birds are a great compromise...
11-13-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

You have just described my own personal...

You have just described my own personal philosophy on kits to an exact tee!!!
11-13-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By aymodeler

I actually have gone the opposite direction. I...

I actually have gone the opposite direction. I have a pretty extensive tool set that I keep at home and small subset that I keep in my field box. That way I always have the essentials I need when I...
11-13-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

I just spoke to someone who was, up until...

I just spoke to someone who was, up until recently, in the kit business. It quickly became apparent that while it is possible to make is money selling kits, it requires a lot of hands-on effort to...
11-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By aymodeler

As long as you can still buy balsa, glue, and...

As long as you can still buy balsa, glue, and servos there will be plenty of opportunities to keep building. There are (quite literally) thousands of plans available to download and just about any...
11-10-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

That wing is a thing of beauty! I always am so...

That wing is a thing of beauty! I always am so amazed by how a pile of sticks thin bits of balsa can come together into a piece of art like this.
11-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Wow, Im really sorry to hear that :( You were...

Wow, Im really sorry to hear that :( You were making such great progress and it was really looking like a beautiful build. The TF Stinson is a beast of a plane though.

Al
10-13-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

I've used cardboard tube for wing joiners before...

I've used cardboard tube for wing joiners before with success, but can't comment on the quality in the TF kit. It is critical that they fit well. There are a lot of shops offering carbon fiber wing...
10-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Hi Eric, For some reason, I no longer seem to...

Hi Eric,
For some reason, I no longer seem to be getting notifications of new posts to your thread, so I missed out on your latest activity.

It looks to be coming along nicely though. Those wing...
09-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

I've made that same goof myself before. Easy fix...

I've made that same goof myself before. Easy fix though. I was in a hobby shop yesterday and they had a finished, but uncovered Stinson hanging from the ceiling. It really is quite a beast all put...
09-21-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Agree, CA works well in a situation like this. I...

Agree, CA works well in a situation like this. I do also use it for smaller parts or places where clamping/pinning can be difficult, like tacking ribs to leading/trailing edges.

Elevators look...
Forum: Kit Building
09-21-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By aymodeler

Glad to be of help..

Glad to be of help..
Forum: Kit Building
09-21-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By aymodeler

Fiberglass specialties lists a canopy for a Royal...

Fiberglass specialties lists a canopy for a Royal P-38 kit: Fiberglass Specialties Inc Catalog (http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/catalog.htm)
09-21-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Hi Eric, I just got back from vacation and it...

Hi Eric,
I just got back from vacation and it looks like you are moving right along!!! Your build looks nice and clean so far.

I like your "lick it" method for bending the balsa. I keep an old...
09-12-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Hi Eric, Looks like you are making great...

Hi Eric,
Looks like you are making great progress!

And your making me jealous ... I haven’t gotten a single rib glued yet :(

Al
09-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Well I had my own building board blues today :)...

Well I had my own building board blues today :) http://alsrcsite.com/blog/2018/09/09/building-board-blues/
09-09-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Looking good! I tend to use very little CA...

Looking good!

I tend to use very little CA in my builds and use mostly aliphatic resin glue (like Titebond II). When dry it is very light weight (lighter than CAs) and if applied correctly (i.e.;...
09-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

HI Eric, Link to RC Scale Builder:...

HI Eric,
Link to RC Scale Builder: https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/default.asp Unfortunately, it is pay site, you can browse, but can't post unless you subscribe. I don't post there very often myself...
09-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Hi Eric, I will by trying to keep a detailed...

Hi Eric,
I will by trying to keep a detailed journal on my own blog site: http://alsrcsite.com (but I have not gotten that thread started yet). I may also do a build thread over at RC Scale Builder,...
09-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Looking good! I have just started my own...

Looking good!

I have just started my own project, too:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1024x768/sm_20180902_181451_c174ac30c3460fc2788ed578c71544626bfd18e5.jpg
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09-06-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

Could you just cut the plasterboard yourself...

Could you just cut the plasterboard yourself outside of the store? You just cut through through the paper on one side with a utility knife, bend to snap the board, then cut the paper on the other...
09-05-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,953
Posted By aymodeler

I don't know if I'd have the guts to tackle a...

I don't know if I'd have the guts to tackle a build this big in my bedroom! :)

As for a building surface, regular plywood might be hard to pin to. If by plasterboard you mean what we call drywall...
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