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Forum: Kit Building
06-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By pappy35

Wow. Looks great. Nice job on the finish. Yours...

Wow. Looks great. Nice job on the finish. Yours came out a LOT bigger than mine did though! ;)
Forum: Kit Building
03-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

I posted all that in this thread or in Check6's....

I posted all that in this thread or in Check6's. They worked out just fine for me.
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Thanks Jim. Yeah. That's what I'm going to do and...

Thanks Jim. Yeah. That's what I'm going to do and I'll report back here if it works...

...is there an echo in here?
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By pappy35

Hollow core doors are great and are available in...

Hollow core doors are great and are available in a variety of sizes. If you already have a flat table, then just use a piece of sheet rock cut to size. As for me, I built a table and used a 36" x 96"...
Forum: Kit Building
01-29-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Thanks. It's mounted inside the fuse above and...

Thanks. It's mounted inside the fuse above and just forward of the LG mounts. Did you have issues with a Smoothie XL or was it another airframe with a similar problem?

I was looking at the cowl...
Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Ah. I see. There will be some air movement...

Ah. I see. There will be some air movement through this area but the majority will enter and exit via the lower cowl. If you think about it, all the air in the fuselage doesn't really have anywhere...
Forum: Kit Building
01-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

When you say "first knockout" what do you mean?...

When you say "first knockout" what do you mean? Can you take a picture or perhaps draw a diagram? There is only one path for air to enter the fuselage and that's through the cowl opening below the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

I don't have an image of the heat shield I...

I don't have an image of the heat shield I MacGyvered but it's a piece of thin (~10 mil) stainless that snaps over the lower two (upper in this image) engine standoffs. The intention was for it to...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

In this image you can see the hole for the...

In this image you can see the hole for the carburetor air intake in the firewall. The air in the fuselage is not heated as the horizontal former (labeled "tank floor") separates the heated engine...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

The main problem with cooling flow is the...

The main problem with cooling flow is the location of the muffler. I added slots to that plate and knocked out F3 but the muffler does a really good job of blocking the airflow via that path. 3:1...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

On the maiden it required no trim and has no...

On the maiden it required no trim and has no tendency to pitch or yaw with throttle changes. On an upline for instance I can go from part-power to full-power with no rudder compensation. Now, having...
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

That's gonna work out really well for you. As...

That's gonna work out really well for you. As I've mentioned, my Monokoted Smoothie XL needed about 6oz of lead in the tail to balance with a DL35RA up front. Quite a few mounting screws there. Not...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

I'm glad my thread (and Check6's) has helped you...

I'm glad my thread (and Check6's) has helped you out.
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Thanks for the kind words. If I did it again,...

Thanks for the kind words. If I did it again, yes. I would put them in the tail. I don't like long pushrods and I spent quite a bit of time and money finding heavy-duty ones to use. Mine came out...
Forum: Kit Building
11-01-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Thank you. I used the one supplied in the kit....

Thank you. I used the one supplied in the kit. Works great.
Forum: Kit Building
10-06-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,693
Posted By pappy35

Perhaps. I'd just go buy a sheet or two from...

Perhaps. I'd just go buy a sheet or two from Hobby Lobby or Michael's and don't worry about it. There's a lot of wood in the box and it's possible you either inadvertently used on somewhere else or...
Forum: Kit Building
08-25-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,688
Posted By pappy35

The plane is already very heavy. Add an even...

The plane is already very heavy. Add an even heavier engine (though arguably this might help with the balance weight otherwise needed) AND carry ten pounds of candy? I'm not sure this is the plane...
07-27-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By pappy35

I'm going up there tomorrow to spectate a bit....

I'm going up there tomorrow to spectate a bit. Does anyone know if there are any vendors on-site (F3AUnlimitied, etc.)?
Forum: Kit Building
07-18-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Maiden flight finally completed! So I...

Maiden flight finally completed!

So I finally buttoned-up all the details and dragged it out to the field. For the maiden the engine was left really rich and I didn't install the cowl to ensure a...
Forum: Kit Building
05-28-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,693
Posted By pappy35

That's great to hear. Down and left trim means...

That's great to hear. Down and left trim means that my decision to add about a degree and a half of down/right thrust may have been a good idea. I'm getting really close to finishing her up. I...
05-26-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By pappy35

I have a new Dodge Durango and I am impressed...

I have a new Dodge Durango and I am impressed with how much you can pack in there. This was for our club fly-in/show-and-tell but I can easily pack in two planes. I had a 2-meter EF Vanquish, a 48"...
Forum: Kit Building
05-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Other than the canopy and some details she's...

Other than the canopy and some details she's almost ready to go. All up weight is 12lbs 5oz though it's a little nose heavy and I'll likely have to add some lead in the tail.
Forum: Kit Building
05-18-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,693
Posted By pappy35

Hi Fred. Have you flown yours yet? I must have...

Hi Fred. Have you flown yours yet? I must have gotten helium-infused balsa as my Smoothie's all-up weight is just 12lbs 2ozs. I'm curious to read your flight report.
Forum: Kit Building
05-12-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Got the aileron and flap pushrods made up using...

Got the aileron and flap pushrods made up using carbon fiber tubes with 4-40 studs epoxied in. Wheels are installed and the wheel pants are rough-fitted. FInally, I added a couple of guide tubes so I...
Forum: Kit Building
05-11-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,168
Posted By pappy35

Yes. I'm a little concerned about it being...

Yes. I'm a little concerned about it being nose-heavy so I'm working to get all the servos (including the wings) installed. Once that's done, I can then place the tank, ignition, and throttle servos...
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