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02-08-2021, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Scratchie

Did you ever build this L-39? I'm looking for a...

Did you ever build this L-39? I'm looking for a L-39 short kit and would like any input.
Thx
02-28-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 972
Posted By Scratchie

Balsa Wood, Inc. - Good, inexpensive supplier

I needed balsa for a short kit, and after checking BUSA, Midwest, National and the others I went with Balsa Wood, Inc. I was very pleased with the wood, they were far cheaper than anyone else,...
02-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By Scratchie

I forgot about national balsa thanks - I guess...

I forgot about national balsa thanks - I guess its been a while since my last build. BUSA prices seem a little high. Ever hear of Balsa Wood, Inc.? Cheap prices but what grade balsa is it?
02-12-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By Scratchie

Need a Balsa Supplier

I'm going to be starting a short kit soon, 74" Grumman Goose, and of course need balsa. I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of a good balsa supplier. I typically use eBay and end up with Midwest which...
Forum: Kit Building
05-14-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Scratchie

What plane is this - guesses on the CG

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/245x245/img_6955_42fb97570d9688ac40e0187ed32734a766400cda.jpg...
04-23-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By Scratchie

RTF weight will be 5 - 6 pounds.

RTF weight will be 5 - 6 pounds.
04-18-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By Scratchie

How much thrust for a grass field takeoff?

I will be building my first electric aircraft ever, and my first jet ever (I have lots of building experience, construction isn't a problem). After looking at my options, It seems that the Ziroli...
04-05-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,106
Posted By Scratchie

Thank you VERY much. I'm planning my first jet...

Thank you VERY much. I'm planning my first jet and EDF build, possibly an F-86 short kit, and this book will have of info that I can incorporate. I really appreciate it.
04-04-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,106
Posted By Scratchie

did you ever get the book

Did you guys ever get the book? I don't suppose it's digital...
04-03-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,048
Posted By Scratchie

12 blade vs 6 blade EDF, Thrust, Efflux

I'm a total newbie with jets...

What factors are considered in choosing the number of blades in an EDF - is this a Thrust vs Efflux consideration?

Anyone have the math formulas for calculating...
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

spitfire

Thanks, I noticed that the markings "U-4" on the fuse read "4-U" on the starboard side - "For You". That's not going to work, changing Squadron to DU-4.
Forum: Kit Building
04-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

Last pics

Decals are on, electronics are wired up, I just need to put the engine back in and hook up the muffler. The camo markings did not turn out as well as I wanted - too thin in some areas of the wing. I...
03-30-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,152
Posted By Scratchie

I'm beginning to look into this kit as well, did...

I'm beginning to look into this kit as well, did you ever start one? Did you decide on something else?
03-30-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Scratchie

Thanks for the specifics, I appreciate it.

Thanks for the specifics, I appreciate it.
03-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Scratchie

I've been on that website but missed the EDF...

I've been on that website but missed the EDF version - It's right in the ballpark for what I was thinking. Do you have a build thread or the EDF/servo/retracts schematics in place yet?

Also,...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

Fuse question

Someone sent an email about building the fuse - I lost the email... Anyway, I believe it was in regard to formers not fitting. As I recall, there were issues with a very badly sized former in the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

With the camo finished It was time for the...

With the camo finished It was time for the canopy. I repainted a pilot from a Piper Cub (sorry). Canopy went on with no issues, all that's left are the decals and putting the retracts back in. ...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

Painting

After primed with rustoleum came the camo painting. I reviewed every type of paint and went with rustoleum from Home Depot. Because I'll have at least 4 weeks to cure the paint, and I clean the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,163
Posted By Scratchie

getting it finished

Well this project was put on hold for quite a while, but when winter hit I decided to finish it up. I think the problems with the kit are well documented so I'm not going to go into them - if...
03-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Scratchie

Is this the only decent size EDF jet kit?

The only jet kit (ARFs not wanted) of decent wingspan Ive found is the Turbinator 83% (60" ws, 12-14 lbs weight (seems very heavy to me) requiring 7-11 lbs of thrust)? I see no threads for it, has...
03-13-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Scratchie

Turbinator equivalent help needed

I can build just about any type of model, and have grown tired of prop planes. The ZiroIi Turbinator looked like a good start, but might be too large. My requirements are:

Decent size, something...
Forum: Kit Building
02-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Scratchie

Successful Royal B-17 to Electric Conv?

Has anyone built and flown the Royal B-17 kit (or the Jack Stafford B-24 kit) after successfully converting it to electric? If so, could you forward the motor, battery, controller, wiring specs you...
02-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By Scratchie

Successful Royal B-17 Conv to Electric

Has anyone built and flown the Royal B-17 kit (or the Jack Stafford B-24 kit) after successfully converting it to electric? If so, could you forward the engine, battery, controller, wiring specs you...
02-15-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,926
Posted By Scratchie

Given a tactic TTX403 transmitter, what can I use it with?

I have zero electric experience, and mentioned to a friend I'd like to get into it. He gave me a TacticTTX403 transmitter that went with a Flyzone micro electric.

The micro is too small for my use...
02-15-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,922
Posted By Scratchie

Given a tactic TTX403 transmitter, what can I use it with?

I have zero electric experience, and mentioned to a friend I'd like to get into it. He gave me a TacticTTX403 transmitter that went with a Flyzone micro electric.

The micro is too small for my use...
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