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Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By pmw

RE: Epoxy Gluing Techniques

I use a pipe cleaner. It's more durable than a Q-tip and spreads the epoxy as well as a brush. After spreading the epoxy, I just cut off the used piece with a wire cutter and have the remaining...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,022
Posted By pmw

RE: Monokote

Brian,

You can use Monkote Trim Solvent or Xylene to glue the seam together before you put it on the plane. Use a good surface to work on (glass works best) and let it dry over night.

...
02-25-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By pmw

RE: Buying a bird of time, i need somthing to hold a small engine, what?

Years ago I played around with a power pod on a Bird of Time. I found the Cox .049 to be too little power to climb to altitude. I switched to a Cox .09 and it climbed very well. But, I found the...
02-16-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,456
Posted By pmw

RE: filling coverall or poly dress lining.

Ron,

The first step is to seal the weave. Laquer based products are the best method although water based will work. But to "fill" the weave, that's another story. It takes a lot of...
02-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,147
Posted By pmw

RE: Hardware Store Spray paint?

SeamusG,

MinWax polycrylic is water based and is NOT fuel proof. Good for sealing and a good filler by adding a little talcum powder. Can be covered with vitually any type paint. Polyurethane...
Forum: Kit Building
02-04-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By pmw

RE: covering aileron

wattmeter,

I understand your issue. I just use low tac masking tape (blue painter's tape) to secure one end of the aileron to the work table top. This will hold it in place while you work the...
Forum: Beginners
01-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By pmw

RE: I have a ASP 108 2 s that I can't get to shut down

Most likely an air leak at the base of the carb. Smear a little RTV or silicone on the throat of the carb and re-seat it in the crankcase. Allow the sealant to dry over night. If this is not the...
01-12-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,538
Posted By pmw

RE: Finding the center

Use any 90 degree object to draw a square around the edges of the circle. Lines drawn corner to corner through the circle will give you the center.
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-02-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By pmw

RE: Good Tool/Parts Bag or Organizer

I have been using a Stanley two-piece tool box for years. Bottom part holds fuel, starter, gloves, rags, etc. Top part holds things like tach, props, small tools, etc. Tray holds, small stuff like...
10-30-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By pmw

RE: ??Lustre Kote Problem??

Red,

I have a Pica WACO in exactly the same colors. I used Helson's paint and it has held up perfectly for over ten years. It's a great product and brushes on very smooth using a foam brush. ...
10-28-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,155
Posted By pmw

RE: To clear coat after applying graphics or not

Pete,

I did exactly what you're asking on an Adrian Page Gee Bee. I think I miscommunicated with Jerry Nelson regarding shooting the clear over the graphics. He said it would work well. But...
10-11-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,797
Posted By pmw

RE: Pen for use on balsa

I agree about using a mechanical pencil. I've never found ink that will not bleed. Even on the softest balsa a pencil has always worked well. You can get softer lead at any craft store if you need...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By pmw

RE: another

It is a Nosen Champ. I flew mine with an OS 1.20 four stroke. Just about the right amount of power. Flew very scale like.
Forum: Beginners
08-25-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,129
Posted By pmw

RE: Removing stuck needle set screw

I just went through a similar problem on a set of retracts. I used Carrell's suggestion above and drilled progressively larger holes into the set screw. (Use a drill vise or a set of vice grips to...
08-25-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By pmw

RE: Please help me diagnose my engine problem!

Five minutes of idle is a pretty long time. The engine will "load up" with fuel if it is allowed to idle very long. Then, when you open the carb very fast, it floods the engine and causes the glow...
Forum: Aerodynamics
08-20-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,881
Posted By pmw

RE: Horizontel stab dihedral

The anhedral or dihedral of the horizontal tail is usually to correct unwanted pitching moments when the plane is yawed off the heading C/L. This was the case in the older pattern planes that used...
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,092
Posted By pmw

RE: Dumb CA glue technique question.

MinnFlyer is exactly right. The actual strength comes from the leading edge sheeting, web plates and the covering. Think of the small surface area of the rib/spar interface. Gluing the ribs is...
07-17-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,679
Posted By pmw

RE: thin CA and titebond together

Derrick,

No problem, I do it all the time. Just make sure the part is exactly where you want it. It's not going to move once you use the CA. Only a small drop is required. I use an...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-10-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By pmw

RE: what's the trick to making tube slide on?

Assuming that your fuselage tube is aluminum, you can get anti-seize compound at most auto stores. It's specifically formulated to keep aluminum parts from seizing together under high heat/torque. ...
Forum: Beginners
07-02-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,364
Posted By pmw

RE: K&B engines

Jim,

The tuned muffler has no baffling, but the sound is not very loud. Sounds like a welll muffled 2-stroke. Does not sound like a 4-stroke.

Paul
07-01-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By pmw

RE: Robart Hinge Help

I had the same thing happen to a couple of hinges on the elevator of my Sukhoi. I disconnected the clevis and moved the elevator to full deflection. I cut slits for a CA hinge on each side of the...
Forum: Beginners
07-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,364
Posted By pmw

RE: K&B engines

Jim,

If you're refering to the .61 with the gold twist on head, I've got one. I've had it for years and it's one of the best engines I've ever had (been doing this for 50+ years; got lot's of...
06-10-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By pmw

RE: mounting cowls

Recess the magnets in blocks of wood with just the face of one magnet touching the face of the other. Bass wood is the best, but you can use dense balsa. Light balsa will break when you try to...
06-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By pmw

RE: mounting cowls

Use rare earth magnets. This method is used a lot in the control line stunt world. You can find a source doing a web search.
06-07-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By pmw

RE: Better than Bill Hempel!

The first time I saw it I knew it had to be a fake. When a wing comes off an airplane it doesn't "float" away. It's a violent separation, even more so when pulling a high G maneuver. A friend of...
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