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09-14-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Ball links for Rudder horh?

What about swivel ball links ? You get the action but are totally secure with a bolt. I've used them at the elevator horn with no problem.

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07-28-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Straighten Balsa Building Board

I'm assuming that your flat building table is something you don't want to fasten anything to otherwise a few screws is what I'd do.

It's difficult to imagine this board would remain flat under...
03-28-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Try this for your next canopy cutout

I occaisionally attach a #11 blade to my solder iron by wrapping fine copper around. Works well to "cut" away glue joints.
01-27-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Dave Brown Skyloft have you tried it

A buddy of mine tried it and he thought it sucked. The "weave" is too open and irregular. It looks like cambric cloth that is used on the bottom of furniture to keep dust out, which is probably what...
04-21-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,926
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Using Light Balsa filler

I put water in my filler and use those flexible "fake" credit cards they send in the mail to spread it. Build it up in thin coats.

Also, I've mixed a fair amount of water in and painted the...
04-03-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Horizontal Stabilizer strut

I just take 1/2 of the clevis off and bend the other side to fit the angle. This gives adjustment for the threaded end of the rod.

Solder the unthreaded end of the rod into a clevis that is...
02-12-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: sig koverall over balsa sheeting?

Hi Bill
A year ago I covered a Four Star 60 withh Koverall. Just to experiment, I thinned Elmers Lightweight filler and brushed it in the weave on a small part of the open structure at the rear of...
02-10-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,578
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Engine Mount drill holes

I don't do it this way any more but, "back in the day" I put a thin coat of vaseline on the mount, put the engine in place and dusted some baby powder in the holes. Remove and blow off the excess...
02-08-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: sig koverall over balsa sheeting?

Hey Stickbuilder

Very nice Waco! Have you used the spackle technique over the unsheeted surfaces on a fuse ? Thanks.
01-29-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,720
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: VQ P-61 Reversed Ailerons $CRUNCH$

When teaching new students here's a simple key I use for them to remember.

Stand behind the plane. Right aileron stick makes right aileron go up: RUP Left aileron stick makes left aileron go...
01-26-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Inst. Of Control Horns

Put a crease in a small piece of paper . Slip this between the elevator and stab, with the crease at the hinge line. Put the horn on top of the paper. Mark the holes for the horn. This can be with a...
01-16-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Where to get a Canopy for a Cloud Dancer?

The SIG catalog I have from 2002 has on page L9 the WWII and generic canopies. They are hard to find on the website but with the item #'s it takes you there, no pictures however.

WWII STYLE ...
01-16-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Where to get a Canopy for a Cloud Dancer?

What size Cloud Dancer ? The RCM plans I have for the 60 size says "SIG 13" WWII Canopy". The wing cord at the fuse on mine is 15". The wing and fuse dimensions are different between the Ace and...
01-08-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Spraying Dope

Is the fabric Koverall?

I had the same problem and learned from threads here what I will do different next time. The main thing is I will brush the nitrate into the weave , even if I apply it...
01-01-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Pearl white monokote

Yeah, that's Pearl. Same thing happened to me.
12-11-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,029
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: x acto users beware

DaddySam
That is one of the best shop "war" stories I've heard, catching that knife with your legs, OUCH !

After doing that dance, more than a couple of times, as the knife rolled of the table...
12-06-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Plastic Sandpaper Question?

I'm not sure exactly what the filler is that your using.

You could try the open mesh sanding "paper" used on drywall sanding, sanding screen. It looks like screen with grit impregnated on the...
Forum: Kit Building
11-10-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,093
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Koveral Appication

Stickbuilder

What kind, size brush do you use? Do you put any retarder in the mix to avoid brush drag? Thanks.
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,093
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Koveral Appication

Hey flyer
I know what you mean about the pinholeing. I've done one plane so far in Koverall and dope and had the same problem. All my application was with an HVLP spray. I felt I was having to put...
10-24-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Help-soldering-landing gear ?

In case your getting anything else at Tower, that's where I get mine. I agree with Bunsen, great product.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=Sta+Brite&FVPCODE=RF&search3=Go
10-19-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: How do you balance your model?

Did you change to metal pushrods? That might have helped change your CG in the direction you needed.
09-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,627
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: covering with koverall or equiv

I thin Stix-it with dope thinner, works fine.
08-22-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Sig Koverall

Khodges

When you apply the 2 coats of nitrate, are you spraying or brushing? Thanks.
08-22-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Difficulty Tuning an Evolution Engine

All the suggestions so far have been great.

Try an OS A3 . This plug will sometimes fix pesky problems. I can't think of any reason for the plug to have an idle bar on this engine.

I've...
08-06-2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By woodbutcher

RE: Using a Drill as a Starter

A guy in my club used an 18 volt cordless drill. He took a hole saw and removed the drill end and buried the cone rubber in the hole saw. Worked pretty good on its' higher speed. I don't remember the...
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