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06-11-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Daryl_y

Balance harness HP 8 pin to XH (battery side)

I have a old Hyperion LBA6 Lipo balancer that uses a 8 pin HP connecter on the charger side. I bought some new battery packs that have XH balance connectors. I am looking for and adapter or...
04-16-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: storing planes question

I think my method is nice, simple and easy to make yourself, My fuselages hang from rope tied to PVC tubing that is screwed into the floor joist. The wing stand I made from PVC tubing and is...
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Looking for sugestions...build #2...

A few more good ones, Sig King Kobra and Great Planes Mustang 40. Both are great flying and can be built with retracts although mine our both fixed gear.
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: dynaflite decathlon engine

There was an excellent thread a few years ago on this subject called "Building a Dynaflite Super Decathlon" my brother "chevalier" was one contributors. The Decathlon he built was powered by an OS...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,977
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Best 'rattle can' paint, fuel proof?

The testors "model master" line of rattle cans is fuel proof and is what I use to paint cowels and other trim, but the cans are small and would probably be too expensive to use to paint an entire...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,253
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Lead Shot Bags

Years ago I made up 5 of them each weighing about 4lbs, if they were any heavier I think you would run the risk of crushing stuff with it. I made some of them cylinder shaped and the rest of them...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,219
Posted By Daryl_y

Balsa USA Taube 40 build (lets post your Taube pics)

I started a post about 6 months ago when I started this project titled "Balsa USA Taube help and discussion". I am starting a new post up with out the "help" in the title (StefanP answered my...
Forum: Kit Building
03-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,952
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: How to fix a tail heavy

First find out how much weight you need by setting the the little lead weights on your tail until your CG is correct. Then see if there is anything else you can do to balance it besides adding...
01-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,342
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Sharpening blades?

I try to use single edge razor blades to cut covering when I can. I have never bothered with sharpening exacto blades, a #11 blade that you "dulled" cutting covering will still cut wood just as...
01-08-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: When are digital servos justified?

I would think that if your next project 82" wingspan DC 3 it would require gaint scale servo's with more torque than either the 3004,3152 we are talking about here. When I built my Sig King Kobra I...
Forum: Kit Building
01-02-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Imperial vs Metric

1 mm = .03937" or 1" = 25.4 mm. divide or multiply as required.

for example .500" is 12.7mm (.500 x .03937) or 16 mm is .0629" (16 / 25.4)
Forum: Kit Building
12-04-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Balsa USA Taube 40 help and Discussion

Sorry its been about a week since I have been able to get on RCU. I did however get some building done this week here is a progress report. I gave up on trying to interpret the instructions and...
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By Daryl_y

Balsa USA Taube 40 help and Discussion

Just getting started this Balsa USA Taube 40 kit, The leading edge of the "bent" part of the wing needs to follow the taper of the ribs down to the 1/4" thick wing tip pieces. I am having a hard...
Forum: Kit Building
01-10-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,545
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Balsa USA Eindecker 90 build.

Gary,
That Eindecker is looking good, I can tell by the photos that the plans are very detailed and the wood is of good quality. Either the Eindecker 40 or the Taube 40 will be my next...
Forum: Kit Building
01-09-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,817
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: O.K, Who are you and Why?

A short story about me hum....

I guess I am in this hobby because I am my father son. My father was an engineer for Mcdonnell Douglas and I grew up with an ingrained interest in aviation. When...
Forum: Kit Building
12-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 116,199
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Great Planes .40 P51 kit build...

I must say as one of the contributors to this thread way-back when I am amazed that this virtual time machine of a thread is still on the first page. I hope it is do to the GP Mustang popularity and...
Forum: Kit Building
12-20-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,463
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: King Kobra build by TWN

Great work so far on the King Kobra TWN, I could not resist the chance to post some pictures of the KK that I have in work. Mine is a fixed gear and built 100% stock with the exception of the...
04-05-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: Why coat the inside of a fuselage with epoxy?

I fuel proof as much of the inside of the fuselage as I can. I guess if you used epoxy it would add a little weight but if you were to use a waterbased polyuerethane stain or several coats of clear...
04-05-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: now what??

Thanks for every ones advice. I think I will go with three lines the way minnflyer suggested. I actually have not worked on this plane since around Thanksgiving. I clenaed it off my bench to...
04-04-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Daryl_y

now what??

You can put me on the list of people that hate remote needle valves. These are pictures of the firewall and cowel of a Sig King Kobra that I am building and as you can see I have the engine as far...
04-04-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,525
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: " Club Dues" what do you pay per year

$125.00 A year plus AMA. The pits and runway are paved and the pavillion and pitts have electricity. I am suprised at how cheap some clubs dues are. The $125 is money well spent for a good placce...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-06-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 38,176
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: AK-Models GOOD? BAD? UGLY?

Alex,
I am impressed that you started this post, that alone shows me that you are trying to run good bussiness. I although I do not own one of your planes you are a pretty big hit in the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-03-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,358
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: 2 Stroke in Sig Rascal 40

Thanks for your input guys, The OS .46 is going in. Guess I will just cut out a hole for the stock muffler and hang it out 1 side like the plans show. I'll just be sure to take pictures of it from...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-27-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,358
Posted By Daryl_y

2 Stroke in Sig Rascal 40

Well I just bought Rascal 40, and great job Sig. It is built nice, straight and very light. I know I will probably get "Why don't you just put a 4 stroke in it!" but I have a perfectly good and...
Forum: Kit Building
11-13-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By Daryl_y

RE: How did we ever survive before CA glue?

I use thin or thick CA for almost all my building. I usually only use tite-bond for gluing harder woods or for balsa pieces that are thicker than .250" (like tail pieces that are made from multiple...
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