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Forum: Beginners
04-01-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 45,336
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: RC Ken and MinnFlyer have joined forces

Site looks great. Found a broken link (videos at bottom of page) and a couple typos (didnt think to remember them, not that big a deal to me). It is something beginners are always looking for. Even...
03-20-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Sanding before covering

Cool, It is rubbery where it is thicker , like at the joints. I was just wondering if it was going to have the same properties when I spread it thin. Im sure watering it down will help also.
03-20-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Sanding before covering

Thanks Minn. That was something I was looking for because it seems with balsa being so soft it is hard to get it to hold a smothness without getting "fuzzy". What wood glue would you reccomend? I...
03-20-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By tlgibson97

Sanding before covering

I am getting close to doing the finish sanding on my airplane and i am wondering what is the best way to do this. I am covering with monocote. It the past I have sanded to just 180 grit and covered....
Forum: Beginners
03-20-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Tower Shipping!

A couple weeks ago I ordered something from tower on a Wednesday, I had it on friday (2 days). Last Saturday I ordered something and It isnt supposed to get here until the 25th (10 days). The only...
Forum: Beginners
03-18-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,297
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Remote Needle Valves

I have never been wacked by a prop while adjusting the HSN but your hand is still dangerously close to the blade. I have, in my earlier days, adjusted the LSN and got my finger wacked at idle. Thats...
Forum: Beginners
03-17-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,377
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Voltwatch, you all use 'em?

I have seen differnt opinions on which way is more reliable so I will ask this question. Has anyone here using a voltwatch or a loaded voltmeter ever gone in because of low battery power? If the...
03-11-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,177
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Prop Repair

toss it and buy 3 more. You are probably going to need them sooner or later.
03-11-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: fiberglass fillet question

I just finished filleting with resin and microbaloons yesterday. it was my first time doing it. I wasn't exactly sure how thick to make the mixture so I made it about like peanut butter. I learned...
03-06-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: T pins and Push Pins

Yea, theres nothing like the blunt end of a needle jammed into your thumb.
Forum: Beginners
02-14-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: running glow engines indoors

I have run my engines in the garge before with the door open and there is still enough smoke to set off the smoke alarms. Carbon monoxide may not be detectible but everything else in the exhaust sure...
02-10-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

ok. Thanks. I went ahead and did it the best I could. I think as ling as both sides are the same and it is pretty close to 1/32 it will be fine. Heck, I dont even fly well enough to know if it is me...
02-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

I think my problem is I dont have a center line going down the LE so I dont really have anything to measure to. I have the line going down the back side of the LE to align the ribs to but I didnt see...
02-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

Alright, I am gettig ready to se tthe incedence of the wing and i am loking for advice before doing this critical step.

The directions in the plans of setting the incidence to 1/32 positive...
02-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,326
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Cutting parts from plywood

If anyone can tell me how to make an inside cut with a band saw please let me know. Thats a bit of magic that would come in handy. I don't have a scroll saw yet but I just got a 14" Craftsman...
02-08-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Aileron Control Horn Setup

ok, I didnt realize that the plates would swivel. I stil lhave to put a hard point in s othat the balsa doesnt crush.

Jaka, That is initially how the wing was set up but I am putting a servo in...
02-08-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By tlgibson97

Aileron Control Horn Setup

I am getting ready to mount a Dubro Heavy duty control horn on an aileron and I am wondering what is the best way to handle this. Since the sileron is tapered, the horn will not sit flat on the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-04-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Flaps on a Mustang

My 1/7 TF mustang was the most stable with its flaps deployed. Made it a joy to land. Without flaps on our short grass field I would always come in too fast. Probably more pilot preference then plane...
02-01-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Has anybody used real flight software with usb remote simulator?

The controllre that comes with realflight is the key that unlocks the program. If you dont have the interlink controller the program wont even run. If you had the interlink plugged in you might be...
01-31-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Engine Starters (os 91fx)

I have a 91fx and sometimes had trouble with my starter turning it over, especially when the battery wasnt fully charged. Turning the prop backwards against the compression stroke is a good tip....
01-30-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,502
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Do any of you use sims?

I know he head trcking devices work with realflight. I have never used one before but it might help with flying. Just couple that with some virtual reality goggles or a 3 monitor setup and you are...
01-29-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,502
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Do any of you use sims?

I was working on a Curare for G3.5 about a month ago. Since I don't have 3d studio max is is a big pain to try to get a model into realflight. I had the model almost completed when I lost intrest. If...
01-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

ok, after staring at the plans for a few hours, reading directions over and over again I finally realized that this isnt a fully sheeted wing. Once I figured out the function of the rib caps I...
01-27-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

Oh, the frustration. Is it something I am doing wrong or is there not enough sheeting it the kit for the wings. I have the 4 LE and 4 TE sheeting pieces but the 4 top center and 4 bottom center dont...
01-26-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,150
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Dirty Birdy Kit help (Bluejay)

Also, doea anyone have any ideas for a good 2-3 color covering scheme? Looking for something high visibilty and orientation friendly.
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