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Forum: Kit Building
01-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By crossman

When I built my Eagle 2 Several years back, I...

When I built my Eagle 2 Several years back, I damaged the windshield, so I filled the space with 1/4 inch balsa, shaped it and covered it with gray trim sheet. It has held up well for over 10 years...
04-17-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,573
Posted By crossman

I have used the 1 inch sander from Harbor Freight...

I have used the 1 inch sander from Harbor Freight for some time now. I have the one without the disc, as I have a larger craftsman with one.

This site carries the 1 x 30 belts in much finer grades...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By crossman

Since you had to buy a package of springs, put...

Since you had to buy a package of springs, put one of the new ones on the right stick as well. That way they will have the same tension.
These kind of things are what makes the hobby interesting.
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By crossman

I am just looking for a simple way to secure...

I am just looking for a simple way to secure things after the battery is in place.
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By crossman

Switch Question

I'm not sure where to ask this, so I'll start here.

I am working on my first Electric Scratch build. (Thermix 13 from MA plans). I am using an ESC that does not have a built in BEC.
My question...
05-16-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,645
Posted By crossman

please delete

moving to different forum
12-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,743
Posted By crossman

When you checked the tank, did you look at the...

When you checked the tank, did you look at the brass tubes that pass through the stopper? I chased a similar problem a few years back until I found a crack in the brass fuel tube, once the fuel in...
12-06-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By crossman

I cut the head off of an allen head bolt and JB...

I cut the head off of an allen head bolt and JB Welded to the needle on an OS 40FP. Then I could adjust it with a long handled allen wrench. Kept my fingers away from the prop. I have also used...
07-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By crossman

That charger is one that I found on line today. ...

That charger is one that I found on line today. I guess I just used it as a starting point. What I need is something that will work with 4-5 and 8 cell Nimh batteries rated at 2000 mAh. I need to...
07-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By crossman

Looking for a charger

I am looking for a charger that will handle larger capacity Nimh batteries (Hydrimax, specifically). Soes anyone have any experience with this one?...
Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 134,679
Posted By crossman

I plan to start building soon on the Tiger 2 kit...

I plan to start building soon on the Tiger 2 kit that I picked up last fall at an estate sale. I have noticed that many of you have enlarged the tail feathers on the Tiger, How much is a good amount...
Forum: Beginners
04-01-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By crossman

I use a hollow core door and a piece of 1/2 inch...

I use a hollow core door and a piece of 1/2 inch drywall to pin into. For small builds, I have put a smaller piece of drywall on top of my tablesaw.
03-19-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,516
Posted By crossman

I will try to show the build, but I usually get...

I will try to show the build, but I usually get caught up in the build and forget to take pictures.
03-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 36,516
Posted By crossman

I have most of the parts cut out to build from...

I have most of the parts cut out to build from these plans, but I have a couple of projects ahead of it. I hope to get started on the stick soon.
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By crossman

I will give on more vote for the drywall on the...

I will give on more vote for the drywall on the hollow door, for small sections I have laid a piece of drywall on the tablesaw.
12-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By crossman

I have used the Black and Decker version for...

I have used the Black and Decker version for several years. The used to be available at Walmart for about 22.00, but they appear to be going away. I hope to grab a second one as a backup.
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12-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By crossman

On the midwest Stearman I needed to taper a piece...

On the midwest Stearman I needed to taper a piece of balsa to set the incidence of the tail, I used a similar setup with two drill bits of the needed sizes to guide the sander. I started with a...
12-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By crossman

The main reason for gluing up a large piece is...

The main reason for gluing up a large piece is that if you try to use smaller pieces, it is quite difficult to match up the edges.

This link gives some info on truing up the edge....
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,702
Posted By crossman

The plans show the CG approx 4.9 inches aft of...

The plans show the CG approx 4.9 inches aft of the upper wing leading edge. The recommended throws are: Ailerons 1/2" up and down on low rates and 5/8" on high rates, Elevator 3/4" up and 11/32"...
11-01-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By crossman

I agree on the Dead center tool. I use it for...

I agree on the Dead center tool. I use it for engine mounts, servos and even non-aircraft projects. Well worth every penny.
10-29-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,942
Posted By crossman

I too have developed a sensitivity to the CA...

I too have developed a sensitivity to the CA fumes. It got to the point that I could only work for about 30 mins and I needed to get away from the project. I have since switched to almost...
Forum: Kit Building
10-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 134,679
Posted By crossman

I guess I qualify to post in this thread, I...

I guess I qualify to post in this thread, I picked up an unbuilt Tiger 2 kit at an estate sale a few weeks ago. It is high on my list for winter projects. I am debating a little on the engine. I...
09-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By crossman

I appreciate all of the advice and suggestions. ...

I appreciate all of the advice and suggestions. I have plans in hand and wood on order. I hope to start building soon and will return here for more advice, I'm sure. Prop size is probably my next...
08-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By crossman

That looks quite interesting, but this morning I...

That looks quite interesting, but this morning I came across an estate sale with a basement full of RC Planes, I picked up a large box of balsa and ply pretty cheap, so it looks like I'll be cutting...
08-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By crossman

I started a thread in the Glider, Sailplane...

I started a thread in the Glider, Sailplane Forums about the same plane. You might want to open one there.
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