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Forum: Scale Racing
07-22-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By Iron Dog

I am currently running an OS .55AX in my WM T-34...

I am currently running an OS .55AX in my WM T-34 that has bad bearings, and am still capable of breaking-out. In the SAM series race, I (unfortunately) twice broke-out with times of 2:29.2 and...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By Iron Dog

CONGRATULATIONS on your wins, Ben and Andy! Well...

CONGRATULATIONS on your wins, Ben and Andy! Well done, guys.

- Ollie
Forum: Scale Racing
09-10-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

I like the idea of using clear packing tape for...

I like the idea of using clear packing tape for the fabrication of wing fillets. Should be faster and easier to apply than either plastic wrap or Monokote. Thanks for the tip, Scott! I’ll use it on...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-09-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

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Both doors sanded.
...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-09-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Again, this past weekend was too hot and with...

Again, this past weekend was too hot and with very hazardous air quality, so Tim and I had to postpone again. But after two days since lay-up of the gear doors began, I went out into the shop...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-09-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

"Brilliant minds think alike," Mike! I...

"Brilliant minds think alike," Mike!

I haven't used that method for this purpose before, but that is very similar to Tim's technique, as well. (However, I have placed plastic wrap conforming to...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-09-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Thanks for your kind support and continued...

Thanks for your kind support and continued encouragement, Mike!

Once each of our fairings were sanded to our liking, the next step we took was to make fiberglass main gear doors:

I made a...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

And, uses my sanding drums to touch-up the...

And, uses my sanding drums to touch-up the fairing around the tail section (as I described earlier).

...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Tim still finishes it off, by hand. ...

Tim still finishes it off, by hand.


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Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

I choose to do the job "Old-school" with a...

I choose to do the job "Old-school" with a sanding block . . . (Both ways work great.)

...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Finally, we are able to catch a break. We get...

Finally, we are able to catch a break. We get to work, sanding off most of the micro-balloons to smooth the fairing into a clean transition.

. . . Tim starts with a power sander . . . (The key...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Our intent was to let them sit and cure until the...

Our intent was to let them sit and cure until the following weekend when we could meet-up again. But the excessive heat wave continued, and regular 105 -109 degree temps extended that cure time to a...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Now mine . . . ...

Now mine . . .

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Forum: Scale Racing
09-08-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

To make the fairing to blend the wing into the...

To make the fairing to blend the wing into the rear of the fuselage, Tim and I each used one metered pump of West Systems laminating resin in a wide, shallow 3 1/2 oz. soufflé cup, and mixed-in...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-04-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Tim's will be even more so. He is equipping his...

Tim's will be even more so. He is equipping his with the YS .80.
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Now I mark and cut clearance holes for my exhaust...

Now I mark and cut clearance holes for my exhaust and High-speed needle-valve extension in a similar manner to Tim.
...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

An appropriate bit is selected and mounted a...

An appropriate bit is selected and mounted a Dremel, and the clearance hole is cut....
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Now we need to cut a clearance hole for the...

Now we need to cut a clearance hole for the needle valve.

Music wire or pushrod is inserted into the needle valve. Tim aligned a straightedge/ruler to the outside of the fuse in order to mark...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Next, we mounted the stock exhaust pipe. Tim...

Next, we mounted the stock exhaust pipe. Tim cuts a 2" piece of brass tubing, slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the exhaust pipe; and places it so that it will just clear the inside of...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Tim does the same: (He actually did his first....

Tim does the same: (He actually did his first. But he went through the initial steps before I knew he was even starting on it, so I missed photographing his initial steps.)
...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

As is usually the case with prototypes, there is...

As is usually the case with prototypes, there is quite a bit of re-fitting, outlining more to cut/sand away, re-fit again, and so on. Do this until satisfied with the "fit" and amount of clearance...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Time to mount the engine and cut the cowl for...

Time to mount the engine and cut the cowl for clearances.

I mounted my YS .70 on a Dave Brown engine mount (the longer or more extended version of the two engine mounts this company offers for...
Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

The bottom fuse sheeting was then "rough"-sanded....

The bottom fuse sheeting was then "rough"-sanded.


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Forum: Scale Racing
09-03-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Back about the time captured in Post #331, when I...

Back about the time captured in Post #331, when I was trial fitting the bottom sheeting, I noticed a gap -- the thickness of the wing's trailing edge. (Tim's CzechMate is pictured to illustrate,...
Forum: Scale Racing
08-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 30,787
Posted By Iron Dog

Tim's skill as a professional woodworker pays...

Tim's skill as a professional woodworker pays off. He has clean cuts and does a beautiful job!

I however am an amateur woodworker, and have occasionally encountered issues in the past when slicing...
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