Notices
Glow Engines Discuss RC glow engines

Welcome to Club SAITO !

Old 12-31-2019, 12:04 PM
  #44501  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

She looks great!
Old 12-31-2019, 12:06 PM
  #44502  
My Feedback: (102)
 
Hobbsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
Posts: 20,370
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

Looking good, I ordered a second fuselage for the Bridi RCM 60 rather than screw up the one already set up for a 62.
Old 12-31-2019, 12:14 PM
  #44503  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 10,002
Received 97 Likes on 88 Posts
Default

Thanks. Taking me much longer that I thought it would, but the end result is worth it.
Old 12-31-2019, 12:42 PM
  #44504  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Thanks. Taking me much longer that I thought it would, but the end result is worth it.
I think every build takes longer than you expected, at least that has been my experience.
Old 12-31-2019, 03:16 PM
  #44505  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Yeah, ban the Aussie and break Youtube playback. grrr.
I can play the vids with no problems, just can see the still image from the link.
Old 12-31-2019, 07:09 PM
  #44506  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Sneaky peaky
very nicely done !, keep at it

Jim

Old 12-31-2019, 07:11 PM
  #44507  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Dave, I was thinking about Pete today, and hoping everything is good with him

Jim
Old 12-31-2019, 09:04 PM
  #44508  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave, I was thinking about Pete today, and hoping everything is good with him

Jim
Yeah, we need to keep Dave in our prayers. They are really having a tough time of it down under.
Old 12-31-2019, 09:06 PM
  #44509  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

12:06 Happy New year !!!!!

Jim
Old 12-31-2019, 10:47 PM
  #44510  
 
Jesse Open's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: 30 Miles North of Canada Border
Posts: 3,854
Received 94 Likes on 86 Posts
Default

Thanks for the pics. The Liberty Sport looks great. One of Sig's best looking planes, and they made a few of them. Yours is excellent indeed!

They are real fine flying machines too.
Old 01-01-2020, 03:57 AM
  #44511  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

acdii, the LS is looking mighty fine. The YS outta yank it around nicely.

Dave, haven't heard how Geri is doing, I hope she's fully recovered.

Pete, if you can hear us, come back!

Happy New Year everyone!
Old 01-01-2020, 04:09 AM
  #44512  
My Feedback: (102)
 
Hobbsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
Posts: 20,370
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave, I was thinking about Pete today, and hoping everything is good with him

Jim

I've been communicating with Pete by via E-mail,he's more a little upset that he can't log on.

Geri has water therapy twice a week, it is a pain driving 35 miles each way but is helping. Thanks

Last edited by Hobbsy; 01-01-2020 at 04:11 AM. Reason: Add content
Old 01-01-2020, 04:43 AM
  #44513  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3,648
Received 65 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

Surely Pete can read our posts on any browser, just can't respond. Has he tried logging in through a browser other than Chrome?

35 miles? I wish, we're almost 2 hours from a creditable Hospital. Good to hear Geri is recovering.

Last edited by Glowgeek; 01-01-2020 at 04:46 AM.
Old 01-01-2020, 08:00 AM
  #44514  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Pete if you see this I have good luck with the Opera browser! I figure if a bush fire comes near Pete he'll use it to barbecue whatever meat he has on hand or some of the local wildlife!
Old 01-01-2020, 09:16 AM
  #44515  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 10,002
Received 97 Likes on 88 Posts
Default

Well, I tried fitting the functional N strut that I made according to the plans. Too short so it pulls the wings out of alignment. Have to start over. Thankfully I only made one. I ran out of silver brazing wire too, so guess I will have to order some and put the LS on the shelf for now until I get my SIG order and some silver braze. I tried using high tin solder, but not strong enough, was able to crack the joint.
Old 01-01-2020, 10:00 AM
  #44516  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Well, I tried fitting the functional N strut that I made according to the plans. Too short so it pulls the wings out of alignment. Have to start over. Thankfully I only made one. I ran out of silver brazing wire too, so guess I will have to order some and put the LS on the shelf for now until I get my SIG order and some silver braze. I tried using high tin solder, but not strong enough, was able to crack the joint.
It is always wise to use the correct solder it isn't worth an airplane taking chance.
Old 01-01-2020, 07:11 PM
  #44517  
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VT
Posts: 5,433
Likes: 0
Received 41 Likes on 39 Posts
Default

Dave, somehow I missed that Geri is sick, I hope things get better real quick for her !!


Pete, I was thinking for a moment that I could change my nick name to "Major Payne" , I watch that movie again today, that guy is just too funny. I am very happy you are safe

Jim

Last edited by the Wasp; 01-01-2020 at 07:13 PM.
Old 01-01-2020, 07:55 PM
  #44518  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Capron, IL
Posts: 10,002
Received 97 Likes on 88 Posts
Default

Well I don't know what you bums were doing today, but I got the first day of the year in the box by spending it in my workshop. Spent a bit watching the new Doom on Netflix while cleaning the workbenches and putting things away. Then checked the balance one more time on the Liberty Sport before putting it aside until I get the rest of the stuff to complete it. I then busted out the B-25.

I am almost done with the nacelle scoops. They are the most difficult since there are no plans or drawings for the small scoop that is on Tootsie, so eyeballing as close as I can get. Got both cowls mounted with the Saito FG-30's mounted and all aligned. Then got the idea to cap the scoops with 1/4" balsa and round those as close as I can based on the pictures I have. The inside radius is difficult so packed balsa filler in the corners and once it is hard I can sand in the radius to match the outer radius, then some gorilla glue and get them attached, and I can do the final sanding of the nacelle tops and get some glass on it to protect it from dings so I can flip the wing over and work on the bottoms. I still have to add the humps for the wheels and then make a glass mold so I can make doors. I also got the flaps done and now just have to get the right outerflap to match the wing, It doesn't quite clear the nacelle when deployed so have to shave the inner end down 3/8" and then build out the wing to make up the difference.

So my 2020 has started out really good!
Old 01-01-2020, 08:39 PM
  #44519  
My Feedback: (6)
 
FlyerInOKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 14,235
Received 281 Likes on 243 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Well I don't know what you bums were doing today, but I got the first day of the year in the box by spending it in my workshop. Spent a bit watching the new Doom on Netflix while cleaning the workbenches and putting things away. Then checked the balance one more time on the Liberty Sport before putting it aside until I get the rest of the stuff to complete it. I then busted out the B-25.

I am almost done with the nacelle scoops. They are the most difficult since there are no plans or drawings for the small scoop that is on Tootsie, so eyeballing as close as I can get. Got both cowls mounted with the Saito FG-30's mounted and all aligned. Then got the idea to cap the scoops with 1/4" balsa and round those as close as I can based on the pictures I have. The inside radius is difficult so packed balsa filler in the corners and once it is hard I can sand in the radius to match the outer radius, then some gorilla glue and get them attached, and I can do the final sanding of the nacelle tops and get some glass on it to protect it from dings so I can flip the wing over and work on the bottoms. I still have to add the humps for the wheels and then make a glass mold so I can make doors. I also got the flaps done and now just have to get the right outerflap to match the wing, It doesn't quite clear the nacelle when deployed so have to shave the inner end down 3/8" and then build out the wing to make up the difference.

So my 2020 has started out really good!
You have been busy!
Old 01-02-2020, 04:13 AM
  #44520  
My Feedback: (102)
 
Hobbsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
Posts: 20,370
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

I did very similar but cleaned up my power tool work bench to make a nice clean spot for the lathe which is coming today at ?oclock by UPS. I passed an ancient Craftsman 5" bench grinder on to my neighbor, my son had given me a 7" Ryobi. The lathe is coming today and most of the accessories for it tomorrow. I have a few pieces of 6061 aluminum arriving also. I already mentioned that I ordered a second fuse for the Bridi RCM 60 from Eureka, I'll build it custom for the Saito 60 twin. That's it in a Saito Nerd nutshell.
Old 01-02-2020, 04:49 AM
  #44521  
 
Jesse Open's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: 30 Miles North of Canada Border
Posts: 3,854
Received 94 Likes on 86 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Hobbsy
I've been communicating with Pete by via E-mail,he's more a little upset that he can't log on.

Geri has water therapy twice a week, it is a pain driving 35 miles each way but is helping. Thanks
Maybe she would prefer taking the car instead of rear seat on the motorcycle

Good to hear she is improving. Keep up the good work.
Old 01-02-2020, 05:05 AM
  #44522  
My Feedback: (102)
 
Hobbsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Colonial Beach, VA
Posts: 20,370
Likes: 0
Received 25 Likes on 25 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Maybe she would prefer taking the car instead of rear seat on the motorcycle

Good to hear she is improving. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, she's been on my bike exactly twice, we attended the Richmond County fair where my bike was up on display on a fancy diamond plate aluminum stage. She's not much of a biker, her daughter Susan loves it and says I don't scare her like some riders. Both times at the fair we rode home late and between the tall corn fields is a little unnerving. Thank God for the brilliant headlight.
Old 01-02-2020, 05:10 AM
  #44523  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: dysart, IA
Posts: 1,730
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Yeah
I had full intentions of working on airplanes the first of the year but itís also the first day Iíve had off in months so I pretty much sat on my beeehind most of the day and finally got down to working on new planeís later in the afternoon.
Also I am scratch building a couple spook 96 old times. The wing looked real cool now that I am building this thins I hate it. But I will work through it and get it done.
Old 01-02-2020, 05:15 AM
  #44524  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: dysart, IA
Posts: 1,730
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks, she's been on my bike exactly twice, we attended the Richmond County fair where my bike was up on display on a fancy diamond plate aluminum stage. She's not much of a biker, her daughter Susan loves it and says I don't scare her like some riders. Both times at the fair we rode home late and between the tall corn fields is a little unnerving. Thank God for the brilliant headlight.
i find a narrow road and tall corn exhilarating. Makes you fill like you are going faster then you are. (Like 150 isnít fast)
Old 01-02-2020, 05:20 AM
  #44525  
 
Jesse Open's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: 30 Miles North of Canada Border
Posts: 3,854
Received 94 Likes on 86 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by acdii
Well I don't know what you bums were doing today, but I got the first day of the year in the box by spending it in my workshop.So my 2020 has started out really good!
Me too, I picked up a dead , 1949 vintage Johnson Viking transmitter a few months ago.

No grid drive to the final output tube. Several of the silver micas in the oscillator and buffer sections had drifted off spec. Fixed that and I had RF drive and output. Still, no audio in the modulator section. Turned out, a shorted DC blocking capacitor put DC into the interstage transformer and opened up the primary. Not having a replacement, I took it apart and rewound it. Now making audio. While there, I replaced all the electrolytic caps in the low voltage 300 volt supply. Also found a 70 year old cold solder joint in the plate current shunt that must have caused a few problems in seven decades of use. Put that one on the air and it really works sweet.

Later in the day, pulled all the unbuilt kits down from the rafters. Taking pics and listing them on RCG later. Got about 10 engines left and those will be listed soon as well.

Good start for 2020!

Lonnie, I hope the 115 is appreciated. Your note didn't appear too enthusiastic?

Happy New Year

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.