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10-29-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By balsabuff

Cool need photo help w/ TFG P-51

Hi, fellow builders. I've resisted knocking Top Flite even tho there is / was plenty of things to grump about that Top Flite could have taken care of before the kits hit the market. I'll list some of...
09-25-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By balsabuff

Cool Best glue for spruce ?

I haven't used spruce in several years and don't recall which glue worked best with it. (attaching spruce spars to balsa or ply ribs). What do you guys recommend ? Thx. 'buff
Forum: Gas Engines
08-14-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By balsabuff

Question re: AGM engines

The AGM gas engines are quite a bit less expensive as the more common/popular gas engines of the same sizes. Does anyone have a recommendation to purchase or avoid the AGMs ? Thx. buff
Forum: Gas Engines
05-22-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By balsabuff

Question Need opinions on AGM gas engines

There are several AGM gas engines at incredibly low prices on e-bay. I have no knowledge of these engines, but they may be Chinese duplicates of DLEs (?) If anyone out there has used one of these, I...
04-12-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By balsabuff

Thanks guys. I stumbled on a possible solution by...

Thanks guys. I stumbled on a possible solution by looking up the West Resin on ebay, and finding a vendor that sells a "kit" : the quart of resin along with both the 205 and 206 hardener including...
04-12-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By balsabuff

I'll try to be more specific. The effort, as I...

I'll try to be more specific. The effort, as I understand it, is to put on a layer of 1 OZ. fiberglass cloth on the smoothly prepped balsa part, then coat that with Z-poxy, with a small brush until...
04-11-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By balsabuff

Does anyone use the slower West #206 resin hardener for peel ply projects?

I have recently started the peel ply method, and have had some problems. I have used Z-poxy but have found the stickyness and liquidity to be too dry by the time I place the peel ply over the...
02-19-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By balsabuff

Unhappy Klass Kote epoxy primer

I read in some resent forum that Klass Kote makes a yellow primer. Now this is a good thing since most any yellow paint topcoats require several coats since they don't cover very well. I contacted...
02-16-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By balsabuff

I'm going to consider the PPG, since I have heard...

I'm going to consider the PPG, since I have heard several good reports in the past about it non-yellowing. I assume that flattening powder works with the PPG. ( am I right ?). I know the PPG clear...
02-15-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By balsabuff

Klass Kote clear question

In the past, I used Hobby Poxy and K&B clear epoxy paint as an overcoat. In time they yellowed over white surface and looked awful.

:mad:

Does anyone know if Klass...
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,516
Posted By balsabuff

For anyone getting ready to build this GP...

For anyone getting ready to build this GP Phantom, I have a strong suggestion. The two plastic parts for the radio hatch that is at the rear of the fuse have to be cut out and glued together. They...
12-06-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By balsabuff

John, thanks for the advice about what the Hysol...

John, thanks for the advice about what the Hysol is used for. I'm a balsa guy, so I guess I don't really need it. Thanks again, 'buff
12-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By balsabuff

Hysol Question

It seems like some of you guys use Hysol Epoxy for everything except brushing your teeth ! It also seems as if you think it is a great epoxy that's superior to any other. Nothing but great comments...
12-03-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By balsabuff

Hey, Phil. I recall building the old TF P-51 B...

Hey, Phil. I recall building the old TF P-51 B and a second one that used the D conversion kit at that time. They came out really nice looking for those days. I took them down to Sheldon's Hobby Shop...
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By balsabuff

Out of extreme curiosity, I am still wondering...

Out of extreme curiosity, I am still wondering how you guys neatly cover the fuse. Assuming you use Solortex or Coverite, how many pieces do you use, and where abouts to you join them ? The wings...
08-25-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By balsabuff

Dave Platt Models has a 1/5 spitfire spinner for...

Dave Platt Models has a 1/5 spitfire spinner for the MK. XII. The spinner looks about the same to me as the XIV, but will need 5 prop blades for the static version. Platt has those also. Suggest you...
05-16-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By balsabuff

Alexcala, I know it has been almost 5 years, but...

Alexcala, I know it has been almost 5 years, but I ran across this on my bookmarks. Do you still make water slide decals ? If so, what is the largest diameter you can produce of the US "Stars and...
03-22-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By balsabuff

There is a last ditch chance that you will be...

There is a last ditch chance that you will be able to get the Midwest AT-6 plans. Tom Herr designed and did the plans for the Midwest Texan. He owned Ailen Aircraft, but very recently Sig Mfg. took...
02-08-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By balsabuff

apetraro, when you start construction of the...

apetraro, when you start construction of the Platt mustang, would you consider running a build forum ? I've had this kit for 10 plus years and have been afraid to try to build it per the plans, and...
01-31-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By balsabuff

Ancientone, I just stumbled on this forum. Is...

Ancientone, I just stumbled on this forum. Is your model Hostettler's 22% version or his new 20% job ? I've done a Hostettler Jungmeister model from plans, and found myself scratching my head...
01-28-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By balsabuff

It looks like Ken has posted the Tomeo article...

It looks like Ken has posted the Tomeo article from the R/C Scale Modeler magazine. Out of curiosity, I looked up the magazine on eBay and found one there for sale. It is the April 1983 issue, if...
01-28-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,863
Posted By balsabuff

Ken, because of the time passed since Tomeo's...

Ken, because of the time passed since Tomeo's Tempest plans came out, you are probably not going to get a bunch of responses to your forum. But if you do, please post them ! I recall getting the...
01-20-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By balsabuff

It seems to me, at least years ago, that Dave...

It seems to me, at least years ago, that Dave Platt Models offered an optional Malcom Hood available for his 1/5 Mustang kit. I may be wrong, but it's worth a call. You might also try Jerry Bates...
11-30-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,750
Posted By balsabuff

Thanks, Dave. Just the info I needed ! 'buff

Thanks, Dave. Just the info I needed ! 'buff
11-29-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By balsabuff

Thank you for your " formula change" info, Bob. ...

Thank you for your " formula change" info, Bob. I still have several cans of Warbird Colors that I have used w/ the fuel proof additive. Finding out the additive won't work with the "new" stuff may...
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