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Old 02-11-2022, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Can't get much better than this.




Wow! I had missed seeing this somehow.
Very nice job, one TIDY and well thought out radial installation. Kudos!
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Old 02-11-2022, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Nice looking work Brutus. I don't run my radials inside cowls but have one coming up that way. Was thinking aluminum flashing material. Maybe even vanes mounted inside the cowl diameter projected down between the cylinders. Well done.
Aaron, you bet.

Aluminum, dead soft annealed works great and is easily formed. Another method you may like For small deflectors is formed, laminated wood veneer layers. You can use pattern maker adhesive wax sheets applied as a spacer / form applied directly to the engine in the desired areas. Wrap and glue up the veneer in sections. When the glue dries you have nicely rounded, lightweight formed baffle sections .
Being a wood kind of guy, a natural for you.
Old 02-11-2022, 07:58 AM
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Thanks. After I got it all put together I realized I had no way to charge the batteries without taking the wing off. DOH! Both batteries are behind the firewall too.
Old 02-11-2022, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Thanks. After I got it all put together I realized I had no way to charge the batteries without taking the wing off. DOH! Both batteries are behind the firewall too.
Sounds like something I would do. I often paint myself into corners.
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I have yet been able to run up the engine after getting it all installed. I had it on the stand last year and tried to fire it up, but found out I didn't have the fuel system plumbed properly and had to take it all apart. Haven't tried since making the changes. When I had the engine on the PSP with the on board glow drivers, it ran awesome, so I should expect the same, provided I got the fuel system right this time. I did get the engine to run for 30 seconds with the custom pipes and it sounded pretty good.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Thanks. After I got it all put together I realized I had no way to charge the batteries without taking the wing off. DOH! Both batteries are behind the firewall too.
On my current project I decided to make the firewall removeable because I was certain when its finished I will need to get to something to fix it.
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got me some foam at Mike's, it called Creatology foam sheet. it's 6mm. they were out of grey and black so I bought brown. they didn't have Eva or Darce.

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Old 02-12-2022, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
got me some foam at Mike's, it called Creatology foam sheet. it's 6mm. they were out of grey and black so I bought brown. they didn't have Eva or Darce.

Jim
Jim, look at the Creatology label, it says EVA right on it.


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humm, same phone number, same Texas address. slightly different sticker, it says feuille de mousse, but no EVA. most likely the same stuff.
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For a friend.

Old 02-13-2022, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Aaron, you bet.

Aluminum, dead soft annealed works great and is easily formed. Another method you may like For small deflectors is formed, laminated wood veneer layers. You can use pattern maker adhesive wax sheets applied as a spacer / form applied directly to the engine in the desired areas. Wrap and glue up the veneer in sections. When the glue dries you have nicely rounded, lightweight formed baffle sections .
Being a wood kind of guy, a natural for you.
Ah yes my friend. Wood is wonderful as metal is miraculous. Gifts of a kind Father, with a mind to create.
Love the downfacing fuel inlet Todd. Obviously you have also experienced a "unexpected detachent" LMBO . Smart and sharp as the baffling ! That whistler looks fantastic all finished up. Can't wait to see the second flight filmed. Lol

Aluminum details on the Stearman.

First use of headed rivets vrs panhead screws.

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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Ah yes my friend. Wood is wonderful as metal is miraculous. Gifts of a kind Father, with a mind to create.
Love the downfacing fuel inlet Todd. Obviously you have also experienced a "unexpected detachent" LMBO . Smart and sharp as the baffling ! That whistler looks fantastic all finished up. Can't wait to see the second flight filmed. Lol

Aluminum details on the Stearman.

First use of headed rivets vrs panhead screws.

Now you're talking! Looks great.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
"we don't want no stinky 2st. give us a Saito!!!"
Well done Jim! just add fa125's and we're done
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So Pete what are you doing with the FA-125s since you have no dog to bury the offending objects?
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Well done Jim! just add fa125's and we're done
Pete, what about the 120?
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Old 02-15-2022, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
So Pete what are you doing with the FA-125s since you have no dog to bury the offending objects?
Howdy Mike, that sole fa125 I had was buried in the backyard by saito, one of the last things he ever did before passing on, or karking it as we say over here. I still maintain I only found that engine in a workshop drawer by mistake, someone must have left it here after a big drinking and bench racing session, musta been a good flying day.

Jim, good to see your alive and kicking, nothing wrong with the old fa120 that a new fa115 won't fix.

Dave, nice inlet trumpets you are making now, would look nice on a GK.
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Thanks Pete, I don't currently have picture of a GK wearing one.

PS, I do have a picture of my old hc 80 wearing an aluminum one, note Taipan 4c special plug.


I forgot about this one, a 50.

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Old 02-18-2022, 07:16 PM
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hey guys, that Titebond Instant (thick) is $30 for 4oz.what other thick, quick setting glue can I use for this creative foam

Amazon Amazon

Jim

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Bob Smith Industries Gold Foam Safe CA.
Old 02-19-2022, 04:04 AM
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I use this, I have built complete airplanes with it, I used Epoxy only on the firewall and main gear mounts on planes larger than 40 size. 25 to 30 sized planes get built completely using it.

13 bucks at Amazon and free shipping. It goes a long way too. If you try to break something glued with this, it will break anywhere except at the joint.
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If you happen to have a local hobby shop, it is usually under ten bucks
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Nice thing about EVA foam is that no special adhesives are required. Use what you want. I use medium CA and kicker because it's fast, usually takes less than 20 min to make an inlet baffle for a Saito single.
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There are several low cost adhesives at craft stores where EVA foam is sold that work well . Many as well at hobby shops and corner hardware stores.

Super Ali-Phatic is a good general purpose glue. Holds well .

Not usually in a big hurry when building anyhow
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I'm not in a hurry during most of a build. I do get antsy to fly an almost complete model however, one where the last step is to create an inlet baffle and exit opening. A real urgent need to get the cowl on and fly sets in. I think we all experience that.
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For sure,

Finish Line Fever!

I tend to pull double and triple shifts when getting that close

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