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Forum: Kit Building
03-22-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,634
Posted By Vettster

I think ARF's are going to become a thing of the...

I think ARF's are going to become a thing of the past given that your president has now proclaimed that all manufacturing will be done on home soil.(sorry forget the term he used) It will take a...
02-02-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,249
Posted By Vettster

Way to go Fernando!! Long hard work has paid...

Way to go Fernando!! Long hard work has paid off. I've never followed a better build thread. The plane took off so easily, as though it was filled with helium.

Congratulations! So whats...
01-06-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Vettster

Philip Avonds is a well know championship builder...

Philip Avonds is a well know championship builder and he says that the squared off TE is intentional so as to reduce flutter. I discovered this when building one of his F-104 kits. There is no other...
09-22-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,249
Posted By Vettster

Just incredible work fbielsa...

Just incredible work fbielsa (http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/members/fbielsa.html). The cockpit and canopy is a major accomplishment all on its own. I can only imagine the lack of responses to...
07-31-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,567
Posted By Vettster

another reason you can not just sand, bondo and...

another reason you can not just sand, bondo and paint is that the wood will absorb much more of the paint than the bondo areas and there will be major inconsistencies on the entire surface. Glassing...
07-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 194,477
Posted By Vettster

All I can say is that Electric if very heavy. ...

All I can say is that Electric if very heavy.
If your a builder as Im sure you are.. then fowler flaps for sure!
Forum: Seaplanes
06-16-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,226
Posted By Vettster

Sorry no vid of today's fourth flight, but WOW!...

Sorry no vid of today's fourth flight, but WOW! Just like that all the problems are solved. I added the reflex (4mm up to the ailerons) as I was instructed to do by an aero engineer(darn I forget his...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,226
Posted By Vettster

Had something much more elaborate in mind..but...

Had something much more elaborate in mind..but pressed for time I decided to keep it simple. Decals will be made by Cali. The weather is just now starting to improve. Maybe I'll get the forth flight...
05-20-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Vettster

So Here's one for ya! SAND as a mold build up

I was just surfing around and found a very old thread where someone mentioned seeing something about Sand being added to epoxy and then that being spread on as a build up for molds. The thickened...
05-16-2019, 04:51 PM
05-15-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 194,477
Posted By Vettster

Man that's one gorgeous looking 38. Congrats on...

Man that's one gorgeous looking 38. Congrats on your maiden.
Forum: RC Jets
05-03-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,395
Posted By Vettster

Flames tend to rise... so YES cut the top ;)

Flames tend to rise... so YES cut the top ;)
04-27-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,037
Posted By Vettster

No problem at all.. I appreciate the break from...

No problem at all.. I appreciate the break from my current project. its actually the same project but I did away with the stabs you see in this thread and went with a full flying tail. Getting my...
04-27-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,037
Posted By Vettster

I have switched to Airex too.. so there you go! :)

I have switched to Airex too.. so there you go! :)
04-27-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,037
Posted By Vettster

Sorry its been awhile. Trying my best to remeber...

Sorry its been awhile. Trying my best to remeber the order. your photo helps. Here's the order I used.

1
2
4
5
3
6

1, is a full sheet and bridges the hinge line. There is no separation
04-26-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,037
Posted By Vettster

Hi Reuben... I lay up the peel ply in a sandwich....

Hi Reuben... I lay up the peel ply in a sandwich. First my 4 oz outer skin
then a strip of 4 oz about 4" wide
then the Lancor soric(honeycomb looking stuff) cut to come up to the hinge line on both...
04-23-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Vettster

The tooling cost is the first layer of the mold. ...

The tooling cost is the first layer of the mold. It's very hard and won't pull apart. It's very thick stuff that's brushed on
04-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Vettster

As mentioned above Partall #2 wax is the best....

As mentioned above Partall #2 wax is the best. For a plug I will apply 10 coats waiting the full half hour between coats. I will also apply 10 coats to new molds for their first pull. You mentioned...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-21-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,226
Posted By Vettster

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190420_174550778_a989556b72d26917c4795f40b256e72da01766a1.jpg...
Forum: RC Jets
04-05-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By Vettster

You're absolutely right Tom! Fly it till it wont...

You're absolutely right Tom! Fly it till it wont fly no more. I learned this from my motorcycle road racing days. Whenever you think your not going to make the corner..try anyways, you have...
Forum: RC Jets
04-05-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,991
Posted By Vettster

So you were upset that Andy would not sell you a...

So you were upset that Andy would not sell you a part for fear of possibly getting sued in a worst case scenario.. Unsuccessful in your attempt to purchase the part, you then decide to "in a sense"...
Forum: RC Jets
03-27-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,991
Posted By Vettster

Did your trucks engine have an rpm of 150,000 and...

Did your trucks engine have an rpm of 150,000 and travel at 150+mph?? you know...like a missile??
03-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By Vettster

Hi Tom.. sorry for the late reply. Its pretty...

Hi Tom.. sorry for the late reply. Its pretty much trial and error. Yes the spring plays a large part in it. The syringe mount is also held down with two screws that are on either side and I can...
Forum: RC Jets
03-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,991
Posted By Vettster

Andy is a stand up guy. He spent a very long...

Andy is a stand up guy. He spent a very long time with me on the phone helping me program an ESC for a turbine that he never even sold me! No charge for that.. If I purchased a turbine from him...
Forum: RC Jets
03-16-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Vettster

Great work! Just out of curiosity.. how many...

Great work! Just out of curiosity.. how many packages of FM did you use..cost to cover that puppy :)
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