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Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2004, 01:28 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 84,221
Posted By Crayon

RE: COVERINGS: Clancy Lazy Bee

Thanks Pete!

I thought about chiming in about the weight of silk and dope. I've been building gas powered free flight for years with that combo. As Pete stated, it's very light and it makes...
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-25-2004, 12:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,805
Posted By Crayon

RE: RE: 2 Blade VS. 3 Blade Prop

Trash...No, I assure you that it would have a place of honor and dis-STINK-tion in my bathroom, er, uhm library. :D

Seriously though, send me a copy, I'd love to read it.

Years ago I used...
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-24-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,805
Posted By Crayon

RE: 2 Blade VS. 3 Blade Prop

Don't sweat it, you've got my respect. People seem to always believe the written text. They need to start disbelieving!

The last place I worked, I had a cow-worker who wrote a Linux usage book...
01-24-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By Crayon

RE: Rustoleum primer over balsa

Nitrate and Butyrate dope is not paint, lacquer, or shellac.

You have 3 options to obtain it, LHS, a small airport service point, or mail order.

I don't buy mine from the LHS because the...
01-21-2004, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Crayon

RE: Best place to buy Balsa for major project?

I've heard good things about Katmar Products. Wood quality is supposed to be excellent.

The nice lady who runs it, Kathleen, is Fred Dunn's wife. Fred is the designer of the Astro Hog.

...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2004, 03:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Crayon

RE: Solvents and Safety

Yes, I agree, don't get carried away. I have the pleasure of experimenting with far more dangerous chemicals during my day job, some of which are mutagens/carcinogens. Dope isn't really that...
Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2004, 01:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Crayon

RE: Best covering for a beginner

To expound a little about ketones. MEK seems to be getting a bad rap compared to Acetone. They're both nasty. In some ways MEK is a bit safer than acetone, but worse in others.

They're both...
Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2004, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By Crayon

RE: What to do I use to seal Polyester material?

Never mind, I found it.

As far as it cracking, I've never experienced it. Thats probably because I apply 2 coats nitrate with a brush. I thin the nitrate 50/50 and add 2/3 drops castor oil per...
Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By Crayon

RE: What to do I use to seal Polyester material?

I'm familiar with the stits site, but can't find much information on dope on poly. Could you provide a summary of the issues or a more direct link.

Thanks,
Erik
Forum: Beginners
01-18-2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Crayon

RE: Cutting Fiberglass

Since you don't know all the details, I'll take your calloused statement as being off the cuff. This tragedy has affected my immediate family and I have no desire to discuss it further.

If you...
01-17-2004, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Crayon

RE: grain types and importance

All this talk about balsa grain, and no one brought up balsa weight.
Ugg, thats another set of questions...
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Crayon

RE: Cutting Fiberglass

Yeah, fiber glass doesn't break down like wood dust, it's microscopic and it's razor sharp. Bad news for lungs.

Inhaled wood dust isn't as bad because your body can clean it out, but long term...
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Crayon

RE: Vertical Stabilizer re-attachment?

You probably don't need to remove the old bead. You do need to remove the covering for the epoxy to hold.
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Crayon

RE: Modifying battery packs

Just heat the joints with a soldering iron, and apply solder to your super glued tabs. The heat and rosin will burn off the super glue in short order.

Make sure you use 60/40 rosin core...
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Crayon

RE: props- wood or nylon?

Yep wood props are a little, and only a little, more forgiving to flesh and bone. The other reason I like wood props is appearance, they match the types of planes I like to fly.
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Crayon

RE: Cutting Fiberglass

It causes silicosis, a life threating, cronic lung disease.

ALWAYS wear the correct mask rated for fiberglass or use a respirator. Use safety glasses. Use clothes that you don't mind disposing...
01-16-2004, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Crayon

RE: Has anyone used the new polyurethane glue's?

I don't use it for general construction. I like alphatic resin glues, like titebond, for construction. Gorrila glue is good for sheeting foam wings.

As far as strength, it's close to being as...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By Crayon

RE: What to do I use to seal Polyester material?

Hair spray...It's shellac for your head.

Shellac is a bodily excretion from the asian lac beetle. [:'(]

Shellac is fairly brittle and probably will crack over time. It probably won't fill...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2004, 03:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Crayon

RE: Best covering for a beginner

For what it's worth...

Nitrate and Butyrate dope is technically not a lacquer or a paint. They have no relationship to acrylics. There are nitro cellulose based lacquers, but they have no...
01-14-2004, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By Crayon

RE: model for an Enya .09

How about a Clancy Lazy Bee. Cute cartoonish looking plane that flys great.

Erik
01-14-2004, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By Crayon

RE: Microballoons

I've always been told that they are microscopic hollow glass balls. I get mine from a aviation mechanic friend of mine and that's the story she's telling me. There might be other types as well,...
01-13-2004, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By Crayon

RE: Microballoons

Hmm, I like microballoons instead of baking soda or talc.

That said, they are a real hazard to use. Glass beads or fibers are extremely damaging to lung tissue since they cause irreversible...
01-09-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Crayon

RE: Removing Titebond from Monokote

Titebond's solvent isn't acetone, its water!

Try applying a paper towel and water compress to the affected area and waiting about 1/2 hour. Depending on thickness of the glue, it should wipe...
Forum: Kit Building
01-09-2004, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By Crayon

RE: A good sport bipe?

Although it's not a 90 4-stroker IMAA, Have you checked out the Clancy Stagger Bee?

It's one cool, "odd?" plane. I plan on putting one together someday.

Erik
01-06-2004, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Crayon

RE: soaked equipment

WD-40 and electronics don't mix. It doesn't conduct electricity well.

I'd suggest you clean out the reciever and the ESC with rubbing alcohol. Then clean the electrical connectors with contact...
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