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Forum: Sport Flying
02-17-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By carlgrover

Fantastic looking plane. Nothing like kit...

Fantastic looking plane. Nothing like kit bashing.

carl
02-17-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By carlgrover

If RTL doesn't have them, you might try...

If RTL doesn't have them, you might try microfasteners.com

carl
02-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By carlgrover

I finished a plane with resin over bare balsa...

I finished a plane with resin over bare balsa years ago. What a mess. The glass cloth will add some strength (a little) but it will also help to keep the surface level which will reduce the amount of...
02-10-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By carlgrover

If worse comes to worse, you can get the plans...

If worse comes to worse, you can get the plans direct from SIG.

carl
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By carlgrover

Looks fantastic. What engine are you going to...

Looks fantastic. What engine are you going to use? I've never seen a stab sheeted on one side only before.

carl
Forum: Sport Flying
01-22-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By carlgrover

Very nicely done. The Super Sportster is about as...

Very nicely done. The Super Sportster is about as classic looking a sport plane as there is. I have two .60 kits NIB that I have yet to start. I also built the .40 size bipe. Very lively. Currently,...
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By carlgrover

I am no fan of CA glue but when it comes to...

I am no fan of CA glue but when it comes to laminating, it's hard to beat. I would simply put down thick CA on the outer pieces then place the inner one over it and be done in a minute. I use...
01-12-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By carlgrover

Well I've never built that plane and don't know...

Well I've never built that plane and don't know much about P51s but you could get a 3 view and see what it's supposed to look like easy enough. If I were to finish that plane out I would just fill...
Forum: Sport Flying
01-12-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 37,712
Posted By carlgrover

Wow, that ebay kit that was posted sure was...

Wow, that ebay kit that was posted sure was spendy! I saw two dragon lady kits at Perry last year. I think they were both north of $150 each. As bad as I want one, I'm not paying that much. There was...
Forum: Kit Building
01-12-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,147
Posted By carlgrover

The Sig Kougar still has printed parts you have...

The Sig Kougar still has printed parts you have to cut out. Great building and flying plane though.

Back in the day, the kits that were the worst were the ones that had poor die cutting of really...
01-12-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By carlgrover

Time to buy a lottery ticket. If circumstances...

Time to buy a lottery ticket. If circumstances had been a little different, you might have lost your shop.

carl
12-29-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,693
Posted By carlgrover

I would go buy a lottery ticket. carl

I would go buy a lottery ticket.


carl
12-29-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,049
Posted By carlgrover

Plans for Old School are available at Outerzone....

Plans for Old School are available at Outerzone. It's a glider and boy is that fuse skinny. The plans on outerzone are a redrawn version so may not be exactly what you have on hand. I took a quick...
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By carlgrover

Yup. Balance that pup by it's upper wing. Just...

Yup. Balance that pup by it's upper wing. Just draw a straight line from the CG on the plans from wherever it is to the bottom of the top wing. That is the CG at the center of the top wing (roughly 1...
12-29-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By carlgrover

I built one of those monsters for a friend. He...

I built one of those monsters for a friend. He bought it at a swap meet. It was about 1/2 built and 1/2 destroyed. Somebody's stupid cat was even using the fuse as a scratching post. In order for me...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-22-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By carlgrover

check to see if your carb diaphram is getting...

check to see if your carb diaphram is getting stiff. If sounds like you have a fuel delivery problem. Also, your low speed needle could be just a little lean. I always put a finger over the carb and...
12-22-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By carlgrover

If you're not a skilled builder you should just...

If you're not a skilled builder you should just fly it like it is. Corsair flaps are a 3 piece arrangement that goes along the gull section of the wing. I did a set many years ago for a 1/4 scale...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By carlgrover

Used radios are bad ju ju. I would get a new one....

Used radios are bad ju ju. I would get a new one.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By carlgrover

Unless you can find the plans and build from them...

Unless you can find the plans and build from them you may be out of luck. It might be easier to find an entire kit and build doubles of all the wing parts. Finding the kit at a decent price won't be...
11-29-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By carlgrover

​​​​​​When I do a dope job I always put down a...

​​​​​​When I do a dope job I always put down a couple of coats of white before I start shooting colors, no matter what color I'm using. However; the control line guys like to use that...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,154
Views: 374,293
Posted By carlgrover

I've only been following this tight engine thing...

I've only been following this tight engine thing with one eye but I had a real tight motor not too long ago. It turns out that the crank was rubbing up against the backplate because the gasket was...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-18-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By carlgrover

RC isn't going away. It's just going through a...

RC isn't going away. It's just going through a cycle. Years 40 years or more ago there were a bunch of mom and pop operations that provided RC kits, radio equipment, engines, hardware, etc. to the...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-05-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,628
Posted By carlgrover

Pull the pressure line off the muffler and let it...

Pull the pressure line off the muffler and let it dangle. You will have an entirely different engine. Never run muffler pressure with a sportster.


You're welcome,

carl
Forum: Gas Engines
10-27-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
TJ
Views: 535
Posted By carlgrover

I don't know the first thing about EME engines...

I don't know the first thing about EME engines and nothing about twins but I'll try and help. It could be that your prop isn't clocked correctly. Zenoah engines have to be flipped different from...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-24-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By carlgrover

It's a free economy. Outbid the hobby shop guy if...

It's a free economy. Outbid the hobby shop guy if you can. If not, the same junk will be available on ebay or at a swap meet. I see guys buying up whole tables of leftover swap meet stuff. THen they...
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