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Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

So this is my re-designed elevator. (don't know...

So this is my re-designed elevator. (don't know why it looks stained in the pic)

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Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Therapy

Thank you thank you all for your responses! I...

Thank you thank you all for your responses! I felt the worse possible was a little more down trim in the motor. Just looking for other seasoned builder to offer up opinions. Again, thank you all.
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Forum: Kit Building
03-01-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Therapy

46 views and nobody cares to offer up an opinion...

46 views and nobody cares to offer up an opinion on this? Perhaps I should have posted in Scratch builders.
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Therapy

Lowering thrust line on BUSA Phaeton 90

Well the title says it all. I am bashing a BUSA Phaeton 90 into a fun scale Curtiss F6C. I'd like to lower the centerline of the wasp radial to better simulate scale compared to original plans. I...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

So I have the horizontal stab finished. (mostly)...

So I have the horizontal stab finished. (mostly) In the pics below you'll see I opted to reduce weight more by a built up elevator instead of the 5/16 slab directed by the kit. I'm really leaving the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

This took a lot of time as after that was drawn...

This took a lot of time as after that was drawn up I had to (old school) trace the one side and flip it over and trace it again to itself to make a full plan. It needed to be wider and a bit longer...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

Bear with me. I said "Fun Scale". Kinda sorta...

Bear with me. I said "Fun Scale". Kinda sorta resembles it in the end. I hope. One issue with the Phaeton was the vertical stab needed more area. The F6C lends itself well to the need as you notice...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

To spare some unneeded details, I finished the...

To spare some unneeded details, I finished the lower fuse to where I needed to do other stuff. Brought the tail together and fit the cross pieces and landing gear mounts. Now I need to work the tail...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

It's now leaving 2D world and 3 dimensional....

It's now leaving 2D world and 3 dimensional. Yeah!

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Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

Ok then! :) Next it was time to add firewall...

Ok then! :)

Next it was time to add firewall and a couple of formers.

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And glue it all together.

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Forum: Kit Building
02-09-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

Well, I guess the days of actually building...

Well, I guess the days of actually building something is over. No interest.
Forum: Kit Building
02-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By Therapy

Not a fan of that idea myself. You don't want to...

Not a fan of that idea myself. You don't want to create stresses there.
Perhaps if you don't like the sight of the seam, use some balsa filler to smooth it.

Just my opinion.
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By Therapy

Flyboy, while wetting the wood on the underside...

Flyboy, while wetting the wood on the underside will work, it works better wetting the outside of the curve. This causes the wood to expand and push it around the the dry side. I found this in...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

Here I cut lightening holes in sheeting aft as...

Here I cut lightening holes in sheeting aft as this plane tends to be tail heavy. Its not much, but I chop where I can. It adds up.

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Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

For those of you familiar with building, I...

For those of you familiar with building, I apologize as I document (seemingly) every cut of wood. Onward... Here I finished the sheeting of the the main part of fuselage inside and out.<br /><br...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

First side in the sticks. I will lay the other on...

First side in the sticks. I will lay the other on top after laying out wax paper on it. I have drilled some lightening holes in the light ply backing as it seems overkill. (I may chew out more) There...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,273
Posted By Therapy

Reviving this great thread for P-90's

Hi All. I thought about starting a new thread but this one had SO MUCH good info I would like to revive it with a new Phaeton 90 build. If Moderators would rather a new thread, please feels free to...
02-03-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By Therapy

It may seem old school. But I get my wood from...

It may seem old school. But I get my wood from BalsaUSA. Shop - Balsa USA (http://shop.balsausa.com/default.asp)

I am building a Phaeton 90 kit of theirs and kit-bashing the heck out of it. Needed...
08-28-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By Therapy

Thank you all! Nothing like some stick time!

Thank you all! Nothing like some stick time!
08-24-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By Therapy

Actually, I did mine after wing was joined. Hence...

Actually, I did mine after wing was joined. Hence the blisters on the copper tube joiner.

But hey, point made! Or insert a paper tube as I did. I fished it between ribs. It crushed but was able to...
08-24-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By Therapy

Further, after the holes I rolled up paper to...

Further, after the holes I rolled up paper to insert as tubes so I could drop the wires through after covering. A cpl dabs of CA to hold it. Worked well for me and lightweight.
08-24-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By Therapy

I did the same thing. I used a copper pipe 1/2...

I did the same thing. I used a copper pipe 1/2 union. Or 1/2 copper pipe. Sharpened by cutting an INSIDE taper then used a cut-off wheel to cut notches in it. I think I did 8 notches. This worked,...
08-23-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,887
Posted By Therapy

I don't see how this is different from a lone...

I don't see how this is different from a lone prop nut. Not tightened enough to jam it in place.



As a toolmaker it is my job to use the correct nut/bolt thread engagement for proper strength....
08-23-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,887
Posted By Therapy

Perfect.

Perfect.
08-21-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,887
Posted By Therapy

Great! All I'm saying....is that I'm not...

Great! All I'm saying....is that I'm not incorrect.
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