Search: Posts Made By: dreadnaut
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 1.13 seconds.
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 10-17-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By dreadnaut
Diamond grit blades are available for larger...

Diamond grit blades are available for larger industrial band saws. I looked into getting one for my 9" Ryobi, but they are not made for small benchtop band saws. I did find a company that would...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 07-06-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 29,534
Posted By dreadnaut
I met Mark in the early seventies when I was...

I met Mark in the early seventies when I was learning to fly (on a Windward), at Torrey Pines, where he was a regular. I agree on the HoF thing.
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 85,518
Posted By dreadnaut
Went quick. You shoulda charged $100. You...

Went quick. You shoulda charged $100. You probably would have gotten it.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 08-20-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 236,087
Posted By dreadnaut
Now i'm jealous.

Now i'm jealous.
Forum: ARF or RTF 06-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,970
Posted By dreadnaut
I visited Graves Brick and Mortar LHS when in...

I visited Graves Brick and Mortar LHS when in Orlando over ten years ago. The guy did not impress me as someone who gave a damn about repeat business. He sure didn't get mine after the initial...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 05-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,630
Posted By dreadnaut
I run ACAD 2000, and now use an old Win98 machine...

I run ACAD 2000, and now use an old Win98 machine in my man cave-No internet connection. It's not needed, and probably the biggest reason it still runs well. I tried the Virtual XP thing, but its...
Forum: RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring 03-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By dreadnaut
RIP Hobie Alter

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/alter-607559-people-hobie.html

Though better known in the surfing world, he flew RC Slope, and his Hobie Hawk was a classic
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 03-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By dreadnaut
Another thing that needs to be mentioned is the...

Another thing that needs to be mentioned is the misconception that since epoxy resin does not smell as bad as polyester resin, the fumes are less harmful. Fumes from epoxy resins can cause allergic...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 03-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,740
Posted By dreadnaut
Another interesting comparison would be a 737,...

Another interesting comparison would be a 737, 757, DC8, Airbus. The trend is that in aerodynamics, the shape tends to converge onto that which works. As far as doing it with classic pattern...
Forum: Kit Building 03-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 33,656
Posted By dreadnaut
I currently have a U-control Sig Zlin Acrobat and...

I currently have a U-control Sig Zlin Acrobat and a Kadet Seniorita I got off Ebay. I may get around to it, but a wife and 6-8 hrs a week on the bike make that hard. I've had the Kadet for about...
Forum: Kit Building 03-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 33,656
Posted By dreadnaut
I saw this old thread on the feed. I've pretty...

I saw this old thread on the feed. I've pretty much dropped out of Model plane hobbies after being off and on passionate about it since I was eight years old in the 1960's I grew up an easy bike...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 12-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By dreadnaut
I first met John at a contest at Mile Square...

I first met John at a contest at Mile Square Park. He was there with a friend from Yuma name Dave Dehart. He and Dave were "Team Yuma" for a while. I remember them as just starting out,and were...
Forum: The Clubhouse 12-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,300
Posted By dreadnaut
When we all have flying cars . . .

When we all have flying cars . . .
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By dreadnaut
I played at pattern for a while, and it must be...

I played at pattern for a while, and it must be serendipity that I decided to come lurking on this sad day. John was one of those I met flying pattern that I would truly call friend.

RIP big John.
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 11-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By dreadnaut
http://goo.gl/maps/wMpUV These were (still...

http://goo.gl/maps/wMpUV

These were (still are?) used for indoor FF for years. Built in 1940's to house navy blimps. Were going to be torn down but are now registered historic. (I think they are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum - Planes/Helis 10-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,268
Posted By dreadnaut
BUMP I was an RC nerd for most of my adult...

BUMP

I was an RC nerd for most of my adult life. Others I have dabbled with are playing guitar and bass, and bicycling. A heart attack in '08 gave me a wake up call. RC is not very heart...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 10-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By dreadnaut
I tried the scratching the lines into the plug...

I tried the scratching the lines into the plug method and it was a disaster. Lining an entire plug without at least one oops is imposible. I have heard of saramos's method before and it sounds a...
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 10-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By dreadnaut
I was at Sepulveda Basin one time and watched Jim...

I was at Sepulveda Basin one time and watched Jim Oddino flying some FAI manuvers as well as he is capable of doing, and I think I was the only one watching. Then some guy taxis out a jet, takes...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 10-01-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By dreadnaut
I have a pretty fast machine running W98 that has...

I have a pretty fast machine running W98 that has my copy of ACAD 2000. It is behind the "ultimate firewall" (no connection to the internet, or any network other than temporary cabling to xfr large...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 07-24-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,894
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Good yet inexpesnive material for CNC mold/tool

we make prototype vaccum form molds from MDF. After rough machining they get a coat of poly resin then re machined. The poly resin is thinned pretty well so that it soaks in well. If you are going...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 02-17-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Bobcad CAD/CAM Software for $175!!

Yeah, that is true, but they only have my company e-mail, and in the work place you really need to tolerate a certain volume of "sales mail". In the software business there are several monopolistic...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 02-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Bobcad CAD/CAM Software for $175!!

We use MasterCAM at work. I looked into Bobcad. I like it, but our company is already invested in MasterCAM. Too bad. The Bobcad people act like they are hungry for business. They also allow...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 01-31-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Sideways mounted srevos

Aileron belcranks came from the days when radio control, and servos were expensive.. I use two aileron servos and mount them to openings I cut int he ribs, then double with 1/8" lite ply. I put...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 11-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,721
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Why do you build and or scratch build?

OT

I have posted twice on this thread and mentioned my dad, who passed away three years ago this month. This is him only about three months before he died. It should give a good idea of how I...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 11-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,721
Posted By dreadnaut
RE: Why do you build and or scratch build?

Like I mentioned before, my dad was not a modeler, but was a craftsman. I remember my first balsa model was a Guillows Piper Cub when I was about eleven. I had glued it together pretty well, then...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:09 AM.