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Old 11-07-2010, 08:12 PM
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Even scraching out an LS150 would help,,think I found some old ribs, but I'm not sure...but I need to get off my butt and make something, I have a few kits that I could play with but my stuff is pretty old and I cant afford anything new at this point...Rog
Old 11-08-2010, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: Its been too long I gotta build something!

I'm in the same boat. Other hobbies have been monopolizing my time for the past couple of years so that's why you guys haven't seen any build threads from me. What I have built have been rubber free flights which don't really fit in this forum. But the old "itch" is coming back. For now I need to keep it simple though since I don't have a shop in the new house yet. The renos to the basement and garage to produce shop areas will keep me occupied for the next few months. But there's still that itch to do SOMETHING!

In my case I'm looking at a couple of Swedish old tyme free flight gliders converted to RC. Or it may just be time to finally make that Laumer Twin Lizzie that I've always promised myself.
Old 11-08-2010, 07:02 PM
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with me it's house projects eating up my time, right now it's building a tile shower stall. I've had the itch, just can't decide on a project. I have a half finished, RCM Corsair, HOB P-51, and a scratch built Ace Messerschmitt that just needs covering and radio. But I've been wanting to do something my own, but what? I'm kind-of wanting to do a Baby Ringmaster with one of the old cox product engines...teach my seven year old some control line. And with all the tiny gear available now I think something new for the old Tee Dee .020 would be fun, but as much as I hate to not use an engine, I'm no collector(...I still fly my McCoy .40 on a ringmaster) Where I live and fly now is sandy, and I sure hate to think of my only .020 eating East Texas sand! Especially when electric junk in this size is so cheap.

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:58 AM
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Ive been in the same boat - not enough time for the hobby since I had my house built - I've been out flying glow power 5 times this year. [&o]

One of the simplest wings I've ever worked with is the one used on the Q-Tee, S-Tee, Prairie Canary, Kadito, Square Soar glider, RCM Jerry Sport, Bridi Trainer 05, etc. Who ever did the original basic design came up with a winner since it appears that several designs in RCM used the same basic wing. Why not start with that basic wing design and just start building your own design as you go along.

It's easy to modify the trailing edge for ailerons, and can easily be lengthened as required. The rib is got to be the easiest to duplicate, and with the use of a small router and table saw lots of them can knocked out in a hurry - other than the topside curve, the bottom, LE, TE and spar are all straight 90 deg. cuts. Can't be any easier than that.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:57 PM
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Even scraching out an LS150 would help,,think I found some old ribs, but I'm not sure...but I need to get off my butt and make something, I have a few kits that I could play with but my stuff is pretty old and I cant afford anything new at this point...Rog

Hey Rog why not put that Ace simple series Corsair together?

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Old 11-11-2010, 11:15 PM
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Thinkin about it AJ,,, my gumption (sp?) level rises and falls pretty quickly during the holiday season...Rog
Old 11-13-2010, 09:00 PM
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Just do it!

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Old 11-13-2010, 09:20 PM
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Just do it!

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But don't let the dog know what you are doing!!!
Old 11-14-2010, 11:06 AM
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Rog... I think you should do a build thread on Randy's Bee-Tween for RC, glow or ....ah..er... the 'other'...
Old 11-15-2010, 11:09 PM
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I'm looking at scratching out the 150,,before I do an ACE kit so I can bring out a cox .049 for it a 2 channel is fine...Rog
Old 11-16-2010, 10:22 PM
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I found this on the bay, not a link
Air Boss RC Airplane Kit
looks about the same as a ls150 I think its a copy of an Herr kit...Rog
Old 11-18-2010, 08:57 AM
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Rog... I read somewhere in these threads where the guy just glued [elmers] balsa sheets together to make a stack of ribs, and when dry just cut out the ribs and spar notch and lightening holes... sand to final shape then soaked the 'block' in a bucket of water so they would come apart. Lay on a cookie sheet and put in 200* oven, turn the oven off, and come back tomorrow for a set of goos ribs. Of course, all ribs must be non-tapered. Or was that just CP 'funning' us?
Old 11-18-2010, 09:51 PM
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Yuu, I've done that with a kids glue stick, but you have to work fast and peel them apart BEFORE the glue dries,,I think thats the bag of ribs that I found already... at this point I have no shop anymore,, most of it went to auction after my father passed....Rog
Old 11-20-2010, 03:49 PM
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Well, in the mail today came, an Herr Air Boss..Breezy day park flyer...its a lecky thats gonna get a dose of .049 up front, 2 channel, maybe 3 with throttle ring or the TD.05...Rog
Old 11-21-2010, 03:43 PM
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Really slows things down when they dont include all the wood, had to make the wing spars out of 1/8" square stock glued together and sanded down to fit....Rog
Old 11-22-2010, 10:24 AM
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Ok, the bones weigh in at 3 oz, specs show it at 9 oz finish less engine/radio so if I go .049 I want a throttle ring..and no tank ,I know I have one somewhere but havent found it yet
...black widow or golden bee or I could go pee wee .020 with throttle ring...not sure , what would you use...?...Rog
Old 11-24-2010, 09:42 PM
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[img][/img]<Digimax S500 / Kenox S500 / Digimax Cyber 530>
Sorry, new computer and I havent posted a pic in 5 years or so, I'm a little rusty..
Rog
Old 11-24-2010, 10:32 PM
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Go Pee Wee Rog.... It's so light an 049 will rip the wings off
Old 11-26-2010, 07:30 PM
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I think this is it,Skal, it probably would but I gotta add in radio and battery and stuff, if I'm gonna get it all greasy, I might as well go .049 and have the power if I want it...Rog
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I'm gettin there needs some contrast radio and engine (golden bee with throttle ring) and some tweaking...Rog
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:52 PM
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Nice, I finished my Rally kit recently but havent maidened it yet. it is electric for now till it gets proven then I will switch to glow.
If they get the server running right Iwill upload a photo.
Old 01-06-2011, 07:24 PM
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Hey Jeff, I am going golden bee with tank for this one as soon as the rx gets here in the mail..Rog
Old 01-07-2011, 06:28 PM
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Looks good Rog.
I'm working on a Gentle Lady glider right now.
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Looks good, thanks Vic,,you cant tell in the pic and I've never had this problem with an Herr kit,,that wing is warped all to he!!...I've never seen one so bad
, It wont fly like it is, not sure I can fix it,,it must have happened while I was covering it I guess, good news is I got my rx in today...Rog
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Default RE: Its been too long I gotta build something!

Rog, I wouldn’t call that a warp. It’s only normal to have to adjust the washout.
Only problem is that nowadays with plastic wrap it takes three hands. Two to hold the wing and a third to hold the heat gun. I remember (and bet you do to) the old stick and tissue models. Bring the teakettle to a full boil and pass the wing over the spout. Only took two hands back then.
Cheers, al

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