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Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,890
Posted By do335a

Down to a bargain basement 75 bucks now.

Down to a bargain basement 75 bucks now.
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By do335a

Another SSE update. Put the balance on the...

Another SSE update.

Put the balance on the suggested location, 3 1/2" behind the wing LE, middle of the spar.

Added 50 grams of nose weight beneath the forward mounted engine to achieve that.
...
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By do335a

I agree with outrider. Use the Tamiya stuff...

I agree with outrider.

Use the Tamiya stuff and you'll be done with it - the canopy that is, which will turn out to be junk. Had the same experience years ago.

And in the end, just looks like...
Forum: Kit Building
10-11-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

one more Somethin' Extra

Can't have too many of these.

Very nice flyer. Reminds me of my large Sig Mayhem with an OS 120 AX.

Only difference is that this plane is a bit smaller.

Oddly enough, it came out quite tail...
Forum: Kit Building
10-11-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

clipped wing Cub on floats

tmax, you'll have those floats done before winter even arrives.

I've built at least 3 sets of them. Never took more than a week end to get to the point of putting on the finish.

Steering by...
Forum: Kit Building
10-06-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By do335a

SSE tinted canopy

My Somethin Extra color scheme calls for a green tinted canopy. Not a painted canopy.

Regular Rit dye is useless unless you want to distort the canopy. I solved that proble, but dunking it in the...
Forum: Kit Building
10-06-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By do335a

Sse cg

Back to the Sig Somethin Extra.

Spoke with Bob - the tech rep at Sig. That guy is clueless.

On the CG he says that while no range is shown it will be just fine with the CG at 3 1/2 inches...
Forum: Kit Building
09-10-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By do335a

Sig SE

Just finishing off a Somethin Extra now. Should be ready for maiden in a week or two at the most.

The plan is to put the CG on the suggested mark or just a tad ahead of that.

If it's any help,...
Forum: Kit Building
08-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

Suggest that you look at what Sig publishes on...

Suggest that you look at what Sig publishes on their web site for that info here:
https://sigmfg.com/collections/sig-kits/products/sig-astro-hog-kit

Nothing like going to the source instead of...
Forum: Kit Building
08-06-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,890
Posted By do335a

You are absolutely correct. While the HP Gold...

You are absolutely correct.
While the HP Gold Cup 40 is a very nice engine, it has nowhere near the power of a more current 40. It also is not designed to be overloaded with a large prop. That does...
Forum: Kit Building
06-30-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 255,890
Posted By do335a

skylark-flyer, best sign me up for the group. ...

skylark-flyer,
best sign me up for the group.
My first Kadet was a Senior, when they first came out in the mid 1980's. Power was a well worn loop scavenged OS 40, which was more than enough power....
Forum: Kit Building
05-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

Kobra Specs

My mistake. Sorry.

Here's the correct link for the Kobra specs:
https://sigmfg.com/collections/sig-kits/products/sig-king-kobra-kit

They are not on the parts page.
Forum: Kit Building
05-18-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

Just go directly to Sig's website and check all...

Just go directly to Sig's website and check all the specs here:
https://sigmfg.com/products/sig-king-kobra-kit

Easy to find virtually instantly on your own without relying on other people to do...
Forum: Kit Building
05-17-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 436,788
Posted By do335a

The side windows are simply flat plastic sheet....

The side windows are simply flat plastic sheet. Easy to cut from stock.

The wing struts are spruce. Easy to make from stock. I suggest that you make a mod, as I did, to get rid of those flimsy...
Forum: Kit Building
04-26-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 436,788
Posted By do335a

Super Dud windscreen

That's the reason for using the canopy glue. Even if it spills onto the plastic, let it dry. Then remove as though it was never there.

With the CA, you have a problem. However, you may be able to...
Forum: Kit Building
04-26-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 253,757
Posted By do335a

Ryan STA nose section

There is a very easy way to solve your predicament and save your fuselage sides to boot.

Start by cutting off the nose where the pencil shows the break. Install upright framework between the upper...
Forum: Control Lines
04-12-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 34,972
Posted By do335a

first Ucontrol plane

The Goldberg plane that had the engine held on with rubber bands was the Wizard.

Had one of those myself. Used it for an intro for others who wanted to try Ucontrol flying.
...
Forum: Kit Building
03-22-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 205,537
Posted By do335a

Sig Gosney Ryan STA

No need to agonize over that photo set.

A quick search on the net will turn up an almost unlimited number of colour pix of John Gosney' Ryan STA.
Forum: Marketplace
12-11-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By do335a

Not an Astro Hog. Not an Ultimate. It's...

Not an Astro Hog.

Not an Ultimate.

It's a Sig Hog Bipe, with a few mods: Fiberglass Specialties aftermarket cowl, reshaped fin & rudder, added canopy & turtledeck, missing interplane struts and...
Forum: Kit Building
10-30-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 436,788
Posted By do335a

Here's the stuff I used ...

Here's the stuff I used

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/446x1258/canopyglue_563863098de83ad422776cb87efb0458674ae95b.jpg
Forum: Kit Building
10-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 436,788
Posted By do335a

gluing clear side windows

I used that white glue called canopy glue or originally R/C56 which you get at the hobby shops.
It looks like ordinary white aliphatic resin glue but smells different.

I started by putting the...
Forum: Marketplace
10-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By do335a

Which one? The newer version is here: ...

Which one?

The newer version is here:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5068
Instructions are on the plans.

The older version is here:...
Forum: RC Jets
08-24-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 128,005
Posted By do335a

downwind turn bunk

What is a "direct crosswind"???
Forum: Glow Engines
08-20-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By do335a

OS 40/45 documentation

PDF files for OS 40/45FSR parts list and OS 45FSR instructions
Forum: Kit Building
07-30-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 397,060
Posted By do335a

hip replacement

Cub Man, all the best with your hip repairs.

We've had several people here get those done and they've all bounced back in short order like spring chickens.

On with it, and we should all be...
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