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06-29-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,633
Posted By Woodpile

RE: No more messy planes

Does anyone actually not do something just because they have banned it in the People's Republic of California?
02-12-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Strange repair materials used

Man, and I thought it was odd to epoxy quarters into a plane to balance it... Obviously, I'm a piker....
02-05-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,571
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Linkages, Horns, EZ-connectors, Z-bends Etc.

Alan,

Actually neither broke, the fuel tubing opened enough to let the control horn go on one side. It was a Dubro clevis, the kind without any notch or retaining device. It did make for a...
02-04-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,571
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Linkages, Horns, EZ-connectors, Z-bends Etc.

Alan,

I don't know how common it is and I'll admit it was the first time I'd seen it happen, but I lost a plane to fuel tubing holding the clevis shut. It was in a modified Ugly Stik with a...
01-30-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By Woodpile

RE: How many hours?

If parts aren't falling off in flight, keep putting it up. I have recovered several planes more than once, as I fly on a field with alot of pebbles in it. The covering takes a beating, so I change...
01-30-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,223
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Silver soldering

Just want to clear up a few misconceptions here.

1. You cannot silver solder with an electric soldering iron. Any true silver solder has a melting point between 800F and just over 1200F (which...
01-19-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Finishing TF P-47 fuselage, how to sand.....

The shoe shine method is good on the forward decking and underneath. If you built the bubble canopy, it will also work well on the turtledeck, but make sure you keep moving the sandpaper or you'll...
01-19-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By Woodpile

RE: transfering piece shapes from plans

Tigershark,

Instead of running the plans through a regular copier, I use my scanner to do the same thing but this way I always have the part template to print out on the off chance I need to...
06-18-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Woodpile

RE: What is the correct way to run pull pull cables?

Be careful about using tubing to guide the cables around fuse members. Eventually, the cables will wear through the wood and cuase slack which will then result in a very exciting flight.

You...
Forum: Beginners
05-31-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,258
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Instructors say thumbs only

After re-reading your posts, I have to ask, "How did you get all that unsupported ego into that little avatar picture?"

When you are annointed God of the RC world and your name is a household...
05-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Drill clean holes in balsa - make a Razor Hole Saw

Cutting holes as I described is no more dangerous than using any other power tool. Use it carefully and mind your fingers, no problems. If you're a klutz or your mind wanders, people will call you...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,258
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Instructors say thumbs only

Mike,

This is a ridiculous argument. By your theory, I should also lie down to fly because some part of my brain is working to keep my body upright. To answer your 2nd point- I can tell a...
Forum: Beginners
05-29-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,258
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Instructors say thumbs only

Rog,

You don't need a neck strap or a tray to fly pinch.

I fly pinch and threw my neck strap in the trash because I didn't like the restriction on my body english (which as all pilots know...
04-18-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Drill clean holes in balsa - make a Razor Hole Saw

As an after thought, you could probably use a hose clamp to get more pressure on the blade to hold it in place. A few wraps of electrical tape pulled tight works for me, but if you were cutting...
04-18-2006, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Drill clean holes in balsa - make a Razor Hole Saw

CafeenMan,

It's easier in a drill press because you have more control over speed and advance, but the mandrel on the hole saw keeps the blade on target. The main thing you have to watch is that...
04-17-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,751
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Drill clean holes in balsa - make a Razor Hole Saw

Try using electrical tape to hold a new #11 Xacto blade to the outside of a hole saw of the diameter you want to cut. Extend the point to just longer than the thickness of your material and of...
01-17-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,419
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Has Monokote changed??

My pleasure, 8178. I wish I had the patience to get results like that consistently, but I'm too eager to fly the d@mn thing! I build mostly 10-20 scale airplanes... They look great from 10 or 20...
01-16-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,419
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Has Monokote changed??

Ummm,



and then...




I must admit to finding these conflicting reports very conflicting...
12-11-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Iowa Snowstorm Videos

As for who in their right mind... Can you ask???? Who in their right mind would part with large amounts of otherwise useful cash to build and fly model airplanes around and go nowhere? Let's face...
Forum: Beginners
10-26-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,201
Posted By Woodpile

RE: CA or Wood Glue?

If you're worrying about the difference in cured weight of the glues, you're way overthinking this. We're talking about a gram or two at most. That kind of weight consideration only plays a part in...
09-27-2005, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Woodpile

9CAP Problem?

Hi All,

I looked through the headers on this forum and didn't see what I was looking for so here goes:

I have a 9CAP which is my primary (and only) RC radio. This past weekend, I...
08-11-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Woodpile

RE: HOW TO REMOVE RC-56 GLUE ??????

What was the point in insisting on only PROVEN methods when you intended to modify the suggestion anyhow? Especially when you already tried Windex and, acording to you, it didn't work. Try what...
05-24-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,370
Posted By Woodpile

RE: alternative for epoxy?

I have some, although I have only used it as a canopy glue. Looks like i'll have to really give it the acid test.

I bought it at either a craft store (Michael's) or Home Depot.
Forum: Beginners
04-22-2005, 11:24 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,147
Posted By Woodpile

RE: Pet Peeves (Don't hold it inside anymore!)

1) Guys who tell new pilots they don't need a rudder, but can't fly in a crosswind of any strength

2) Guys who insist the way we did it 50 years ago is the best and only way. "We didn't have...
03-25-2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By Woodpile

RE: warning light for gas

Perhaps the essay might have been prompted by the snotty and sarcastic tone of your posts about the people who were trying to help you.
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