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Forum: RC Sailboats
07-22-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,454
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Anyone building schooners?

Finished the schooner (need to get it wet yet) and started on a modern type model sailboat. Again making it from plans only.
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jim Finn

Forum: RC Sailboats
06-26-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,454
Posted By Jim Finn

Forum: RC Sailboats
06-25-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,454
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Anyone building schooners?

I have this hull all planked and I have put a few coats of epoxy on it and almost ready to paint it. I stained the masts and spars today and clear coated them. I have all of the deck fittings and ...
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: two masted Schooner

Thanx again. I have the book on order.
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-24-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: two masted Schooner

Thanks for our input. I have made provisions for the deep keel but would like some guidence as to it's final size and shape. I will look at those books you suggested, Thanks again.
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jim Finn

two masted Schooner

I am building a two masted schooner from plans and need to figrure out how to make ta keel for it. Anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get this info?
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-15-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,454
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Anyone building schooners?

I am working on this five foot long model of a British coastal Schooner. Building from plans and wood from Home Depot. Having trouble getting a photo to appear here.
01-25-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: I HAVE A JOB AT LHS!!!!!!!

how much do these places pay?
I was paid $9.50 per hour in 2000 and my replacement got $10. That was in Calif in 2001.
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Herr Aqua-star conversion

A funny story of a friend of mine that had a model like this: (he had upthrust in it) While taxing in the water, the wind flipped the aircraft up-side-down in the water. The guy with the small boat...
01-16-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: I HAVE A JOB AT LHS!!!!!!!

Congrats on the job.
I worked at a huge hobby shop in Calif. when I retired from construction and was given the same "training" "here is how the cash register works and...
Forum: Kit Building
01-14-2007, 06:19 PM
12-14-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: I need your help with a conversion

One trick to remember when doing an electric conversion is to make a long battery compartment over the balance point. This way you can shift the battery pack fore or aft to balance the plane...
08-15-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Range Check

I would check the range check instructions that came with the transmitter or check for them on line.
03-12-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Range Check

I range check electric powered aircraft this way: (Range checks should be done with the motor running.) Set transmitter on the ground with antenna collapsed. Get motor running slowly and carry the...
12-30-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,902
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: What other hobbies do you have?

Bowyers Gallery Build A bow Public Message Board is where I got the info to make longbows and crossbows. I also did a search for crossbows to find more info. I made mine of oak from the home...
12-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Neet building tips; Anyone got some?

For those of us that use silk, silkspan, or paint over balsa, instead of monocoat ,one trick I have learned is that you can print any lettering or any image on wrapping tissue in your printer and...
Forum: Beginners
12-16-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,091
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: What is a "DeadStick"?

I understand that "dead stick" is what a wooden prop becomes when the engine quits. This term predated hydraulics in airplanes.
12-16-2005, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Better glue choice than CA types?

I use "SigMent" which is like what I used back in the 1950's. It is fast setting but slower than CA. The best part of sigment is that when sanding it it, sands just like balsa. CA is too hard to ...
12-14-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,902
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: What other hobbies do you have?

What I did was, mount the fan on the wall when I built the wall. I used an overhead projector to show the image on the wall and then drew it in charcoal and put a clear spray paint over it so it...
12-14-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,902
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: What other hobbies do you have?

WOW! you are Way too orginized! Thank you for your kind comment. Here is a photo of one wall of my craft room. This is just a portion of the 1200 Sq foot shop I have. Yes that is a ceiling fan...
12-14-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,902
Posted By Jim Finn

What other hobbies do you have?

Building and flying R/C airplanes is not all that some of us do in our spare time. What do you do that may interest others? I make usless wooden items like, bird feeders, bird houses, fireplace...
Forum: Beginners
11-09-2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Reciever antenna

http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/T053/0904.pdf Is a source for the inductor.
10-24-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Can I Electrify a Black Horse Cub?

I have converted more than one Sig Astro Hog to electric and it has a 71" wingspan. My all up weight on them was 9.5 Pounds with nicads. Using Lipoly's will reduce the weight by at least a pound. ...
10-21-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Jim Finn

RE: Whip antenna

I have used Base loaded antennas for years with no problems. They are very popular in Calif. I make my own using a 35 cent 1.5 microhenery inductor and six inches of wire. Antenna is then about...
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