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04-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,502
Posted By khodges

There are quite a few ways to simulate the ribbed...

There are quite a few ways to simulate the ribbed surface, some easier than others; depending on the scale you're building at, some are more practical than others. For that rudder in 1/4 scale, I...
04-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,539
Posted By khodges

It's been a long time since I built a high power...

It's been a long time since I built a high power rocket (early 1990's), but I only filleted enough to not have a sharp break between fin and body, unless scale detail dictated it. I think a lot of...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,289
Views: 195,315
Posted By khodges

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Would I qualify for BUSA Brotherhood membership if I'm not a current...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 209,847
Posted By khodges

I'm no longer an active builder or flyer, but my...

I'm no longer an active builder or flyer, but my first plane, that I learned to fly on, was a Kadet MkIII kit. I've also built a 1/5 scale J-3 and converted it to a L-4, and I've owned a Rascal. Does...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,570
Posted By khodges

A G20 is plenty of scale power, if you can find...

A G20 is plenty of scale power, if you can find one. G26 is perfect, turn a scale diameter prop (18"). Anything larger is more power than needed for scale flight. This plane has a ton of wing and...
Forum: Kit Building
11-05-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By khodges

I agree. The aluminum is thin, easily bent and...

I agree. The aluminum is thin, easily bent and not as resilient as wood, which will flex a good bit if needed, without damage. The jury struts on my 1/5 Cub were made from brass tubing, per the...
11-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,334
Posted By khodges

Here's another color scheme. I really like the...

Here's another color scheme. I really like the "Richmond, Virginia" plane, too
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Forum: Kit Building
11-04-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By khodges

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02-17-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By khodges

Here's a couple of pictures that may help. The...

Here's a couple of pictures that may help. The mounted gear on this 1/5 scale Sig Cub is a Wallace scale gear, the Robart mounts the same way. I recommend putting a couple of basswood crossmembers...
02-17-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,626
Posted By khodges

All good info above. I used to fly high power in...

All good info above. I used to fly high power in the early 90's, before most of it was regulated. I was a Tripoli member, they are the ones to contact for good education. As stated, bigger is...
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,997
Posted By khodges

An 18" prop is scale for a 1/4 Cub (full-size...

An 18" prop is scale for a 1/4 Cub (full-size uses a 6' prop). An 18x6 or 18x8 pitch will fly it very well and in a scale manner. Your 35cc engine will spin it with no problem, you have way more...
11-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By khodges

Vaillancourt Bird Dog

I sold a partly built 1/4 scale L-19 Bird Dog (Roy Vaillancourt plans) to someone about 7 years ago, don't remember who it was. Does that sound familiar to anyone here, and if you're the guy, have...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49,013
Views: 2,835,186
Posted By khodges

I haven't been on here in several years, I gave...

I haven't been on here in several years, I gave up the hobby, but still have some stuff left. What is a .65 Saito worth nowadays? Probably needs bearings, it's been sitting for over 5 years, but was...
11-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,472
Posted By khodges

Old geezer just reminiscing

I was hoping to see what was going on in model rocketry these days. I started out in the '60s building Estes kits as a kid, gave it up when I discovered cars and girls. Picked up the hobby again in...
02-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 246,068
Posted By khodges

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Looks like Frank has himself an L-19 to finish. Hide that cash until I get everything boxed up.
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,244
Posted By khodges

RE: sig vs balsa usa 1/4 cub kit?

Both Sig and BUSA 1/4 kits are nice, the lines are more scale on the BUSA, and it lends itself better to mods.

I have an older 1/4 scale BUSA J-3 kit available, as well as a set of BUSA's L-4...
01-22-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,043
Posted By khodges

RE: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Haven't been on RCU more than once in about a year. Was just nosing around today and found this thread I started almost 2 years ago. I don't remember it, and at the time looking for a car was just a...
04-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By khodges

RE: Sig 1/5 Cub Build Help

Davidgeorge's solution is an elegant one. The small superstrong magnets that electrics use a lot to keep the battery compartment closed are perfect for this. Sig built the kit faithful to the...
03-16-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19,425
Views: 2,153,631
Posted By khodges

RE: WACO YMF

AMEN, Brother. The two absolute highlights of my times in an airplane were the rides in Waco Joe's UPF-7 and the Stearman ride I got over St. Louis. A close third, but just not the same without the...
03-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19,425
Views: 2,153,631
Posted By khodges

RE: WACO YMF

Here's the list of kits I have:

BUSA 1/4 Fokker D-VII I have two German Aces of Iron pilots (unpainted); your choice of either "Hans" or "Richt" goes with the kit. Both are discontinued. I'll...
03-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19,425
Views: 2,153,631
Posted By khodges

RE: WACO YMF

Anybody interested in an Ikon 1/5 scale UPF-7 kit? Just as I bought it, nothing's been removed, box only opened once. $150, buyer pays shipping. Got several 1/4 scale BUSA kits also. PM me.
03-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By khodges

RE: basswood ?

Basswood and spruce can be used interchangeably for most of our plane building applications. basswood has an ultimate strength about 92% of spruce. It has a higher bending strength but is more...
03-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 246,068
Posted By khodges

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Redundant power system. I planned on having two 2700 mAh battery packs. The power bus will send power to the receiver from the battery with the best charge, and if one battery craps out for any...
03-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 246,068
Posted By khodges

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

My guess is that the board won't even get warm, not enough current flow. My plan was to place all the electronics under the floor. Flights would only be 10-15 minutes tops, not much time for heat,...
01-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By khodges

RE: Pilot needs painting/what colours?

Not as good an effort as the "Eddie's". German pilots sometimes covered their faces with a balm to try to prevent frostbite and windburn and it had a creamy appearance to it. I tried to capture this...
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