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Old 01-14-2020, 05:23 AM
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I always take a starter with me for flying 4S glow ignition models, sometimes I just can't get them to start by back flipping the prop. It's probably my inexperience with that technique that causes issues. Hand starting glow or gas with cdi is no problem of course.

Shop (where my planes are stored). Flight pad (A spot in my pasture where I take off and land). Taxi (A way to get an aircraft between two points on the ground) Seems simple enough.

Fuel cost is an issue for some of us.

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Hmmm I spend more on the gaspoline getting my methanol fueled plane to the flying field, 16 miles away, than I do on glow fuel. Such is life.
The glow driver fits in my pocket and saves as much as 8 ounces of onboard weight in the plane. Always important with the floaters. Methanol allows for more power from smaller, lighter engines.
Fuel cost differences are less than a cup of coffee per flight.

Trade-offs we make, based on preferences.
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Gary I'm with you I stick with methanol as my fuel of choice. I lean toward a Castor/Synthetic oil blend with Nitro in the 10% to 15% range. I love your Aeromaster kit and was finagling the funds to buy it when the joys of home ownership raised it's mischievous head. I have a dead appliance to replace so there goes my discretionary account.

I do have some good news. Pinky Saito has a crew in transit. Thanks to a British Expat living in NW France who has a new 3D printer to play with I have these fellows coming my way due to arrive on or after the 21st. Allow me to present Sqn Ldr Pink Panther and his observer Flt Lt Black Panther of the RPFC.


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Those panthers look great, can't wait to see them with scarfs flapping in the breeze.
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They will fit in quite well. I wanted a passenger/observer in the front position instead of leaving it empty. What could be better than another panther?
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I need some sort of figure for my Liberty Sport. I only have one and the torso is a bit too high, and looks goofy too. Like a French man who had too much wine.



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Is that a DragonLady tail feather hanging down, upper left? (Yellow/White)

OKC, Send me ur address. I will ship it. Just reimburse shipping (when you can).
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Weird I just replied 3 times and nothing posted.

Acdii since you are already such a wiz at laser cutting you could add a 3D printer. My flight crew were printed on one of these an Alfawise U20.


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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Is that a DragonLady tail feather hanging down, upper left? (Yellow/White)

OKC, Send me ur address. I will ship it. Just reimburse shipping (when you can).
Its the right horizontal to a Deweyville Special. Needs a new wing after I folded it on a bad takeoff and turned it into an F14.
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What are you guys using for silver soldering/brazing? I ran out of wire and still have struts to make.
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The 15% stuff worked good for me on my last wire lg.
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I generally use Staybright I get at the LHS but he is gone now.
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I have used
this this
stuff but found it isn;t much stronger then the solder used for plumbing. I switched over to
this this
stuff which is a solid wire that requires a torch to melt and have very strong joints. I was wondering if there is something even better to use that might be more cost effective. The N struts for the Liberty Sport will need to be brazed, solder doesn't hold up.
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Pass along your address via PM. Do you have flux?
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
What are you planning on powering the Ryan STA with?


Don't forget to leave room for the transponder!

Gary, the tech info on Towers page reads 9.03-9.47lbs for flying weight. and I read the postings there too, people say it's fast as well as floats with a 91 4st. I was thinking my K&B 100 but the plane seams kind of big for a 91 or 100 2st, but the other day I was thinking a Saito 125.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Gary I'm with you I stick with methanol as my fuel of choice. I lean toward a Castor/Synthetic oil blend with Nitro in the 10% to 15% range. I love your Aeromaster kit and was finagling the funds to buy it when the joys of home ownership raised it's mischievous head. I have a dead appliance to replace so there goes my discretionary account.

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can you get me a Piglet (friend of the Pooh bear) for my Four Star 60 LOL
I'v been looking for one but now luck

Jim

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I'll ask Douglas if he is taken orders.
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Pass along your address via PM. Do you have flux?
PM Sent. I have two types, liquid and paste, the liquid seems to work much better and easier to clean up so been using that instead of what came with the wire.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I'll ask Douglas if he is taken orders.
LOL I wont expect him to say yes, I was just being funny, but thank you !!

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LOL I wont expect him to say yes, I was just being funny, but thank you !!

Jim
Well Jim I sent him a message we will see what he says. You are no worse off if he says "No". You might check over on RCGroups in the Classifieds. I think I saw a guy advertising a 3D printing service. I seem to remember he was selling machine guns for warbirds.

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jIM, I found his AD:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...%28guns-etc%29

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PM Sent. I have two types, liquid and paste, the liquid seems to work much better and easier to clean up so been using that instead of what came with the wire.

Thanks.
The liquid fluxes are usually used with soft silver solder while hard solders use the white paste. Are you looking for soft or the more springy hard silver solder?


Come to think of it, I can send a bit of both

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Poohs buddy Piglet would make a great pilot figure for an Astrohog.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
can you get me a Piglet (friend of the Pooh bear) for my Four Star 60 LOL
I'v been looking for one but now luck

Jim
Hey Jim! Douglas sent this back "Something like this, Mike..?" and the picture below, PM me your email and the size you are looking for and I will pass them along.

Mike
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
The liquid fluxes are usually used with soft silver solder while hard solders use the white paste. Are you looking for soft or the more springy hard silver solder?


Come to think of it, I can send a bit of both
The liquid was with the soft solder, and the paste had dried up, so started using the liquid. It seemed to go quicker and was easier to clean up, so have been using that with the wire. A few of my previous ones developed rust soon after, even after cleaning it, so got a wire brush to help clean up and found the paste was leaving a light film that didn't wash off, and that was causing the rust, so now I scrub them good with the wire brush and soapy water. What I noticed with the liquid is that it sits on the surface, but if I let it set for a minute or so it starts to soak in and clean the metal, which is why I haven't replaced the paste yet.

I haven't done silver brazing since 1985, but it comes back after a few times. The Liberty Sport cabanes look great.

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