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07-03-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

Right, just like at the club here in Austin in...

Right, just like at the club here in Austin in the 80 s over 500 members, now around 100
07-03-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

Slowly disappearing?? No, all but gone at this...

Slowly disappearing?? No, all but gone at this point. When I worked in a hobby shop in the 80`s we had over 75 or more kit mfg here in the USA. How many do you see now, huh none, slowly it is a...
Forum: Kit Building
03-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 179,458
Posted By chip_MG

That is true about people saying they don't have...

That is true about people saying they don't have time to build there own planes . It is easy to just buy a ARF and go flying. It does not take any wheres near the same level of commitment as when a...
Forum: Kit Building
02-28-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 179,458
Posted By chip_MG

It has been a sad thing for me to watch the hobby...

It has been a sad thing for me to watch the hobby die little by little. What was the cause, well many things have lead us to where it is today. When I got into the hobby in 1978, there where about...
08-11-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By chip_MG

If you are blending T6 6061 or 7075 make sure you...

If you are blending T6 6061 or 7075 make sure you have radius at least twice the thickness to avoid stress cracking. You can bend any thickness material as long as you have an appropriate radius.
08-05-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

Who said anything about scamming people? only you...

Who said anything about scamming people? only you assume that. Just pointing out what is happening in clubs and why. Myself, yeah I been building models since I was a 10 yo boy. I like to build...
08-04-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

From what I have seen in my club is ARF flyers...

From what I have seen in my club is ARF flyers only stay in the hobby for a short time, like wam bam thank you I am done. Done that now on to the next thing to get instant gratification. If they...
Forum: Kit Building
07-26-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 252,825
Posted By chip_MG

Yes they have the same wing. However; the fuse...

Yes they have the same wing. However; the fuse and tail moment is different so the flight characteristics are as well. The US60 knife edge flight is way better, but does`nt spin as easy. I have...
07-25-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

Right. And look at the questions ask by the...

Right. And look at the questions ask by the folks in the ARF world. they know very little about how to even set up an ARF. And forget about simple repairs.
The hobby is now just a toy box for cry...
07-24-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,098
Posted By chip_MG

We are witnessing the slow DEATH of the hobby...

We are witnessing the slow DEATH of the hobby thanks to ARFS. Where I live, in the 80`s our club had over 500 members, today less than 120 and most are not active. Soon we will be losing our flying...
07-24-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By chip_MG

I use an aluminum straight edge, put the covering...

I use an aluminum straight edge, put the covering down on a cutting surface, place the ruler on it and cut with a razor blade. Works every time, too easy.
07-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By chip_MG

Here is what I have been using. I use my Canon...

Here is what I have been using. I use my Canon scanner printer, place the plan of the part needed then press copy. Cut out the copy stick to the balsa sheet using a glue stick. This method works...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-08-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By chip_MG

Thanks Matt, Ya wouldn't happen to have any...

Thanks Matt, Ya wouldn't happen to have any picture of your setups would ya, that would to nice.

Thanks,
Chip
Forum: Gas Engines
05-07-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By chip_MG

Mounting Gas engines, best way?

Ok all,

How is the best method you guys use in your mounting of Gas engines. Hard mount to firewall using standoffs only, or ISO type mount. I notice allot of vibration with my DLE 30 on...
04-29-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By chip_MG

It is a sad thing that people in this hobby now...

It is a sad thing that people in this hobby now days have so little confidence in their abilities to do anything anymore. Then with someone does, others put them down for even trying.
That...
01-24-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,026
Posted By chip_MG

That is a very nice post on your p47 2 piece...

That is a very nice post on your p47 2 piece wing build. Thank you for posting your method along with the pictures.
Have you used that method on other builds as well? I build from plans...
12-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 202,515
Posted By chip_MG

Now do you what to tell me that we are not living...

Now do you what to tell me that we are not living under a communist Government?
A Government by the people and for the people it is NOT. It is a dictatorship not a representative Government.
12-26-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5,280
Views: 202,515
Posted By chip_MG

I am tiered of these EMPTY headed Government...

I am tiered of these EMPTY headed Government EMPLOYEES make stupid ass rules.
If someone is going to use an RC aircraft of any type to do a crime, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO REGISTER FIRST!!
FOOLS...
12-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,079
Posted By chip_MG

Looking good, I got my klass kote order the...

Looking good,
I got my klass kote order the other day and man do I like that stuff. Just like K&B was, I'll try to post some pics later
12-17-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,716
Posted By chip_MG

Don't be so fast to blame the AMA here people,...

Don't be so fast to blame the AMA here people, they tried to work with the dam government bureaucrats on this issue. It is the way government has been allowed to become by we the people.
We no...
12-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,716
Posted By chip_MG

We who follow the rule of law will register...

We who follow the rule of law will register ourselves. But here is the problem with this ideal. The people who want to fly their drones to spy on people in backyards will not register. As a result...
11-29-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,927
Posted By chip_MG

Very nice, and an inspiration of what can be done...

Very nice, and an inspiration of what can be done for those willing to try.

Love it
11-29-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,079
Posted By chip_MG

Looks great, very good work. I am getting...

Looks great, very good work.
I am getting ready to paint a p-51 I am building from a plan. Got it primed and the cockpit done. It will be my first try with klass kote. I have used K&B I read It...
11-29-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,421
Posted By chip_MG

The best way I have used is the fiberglass the...

The best way I have used is the fiberglass the inside method. 1. Tape up the outside to keep it clean first make sure and tape good especially the bottom edge . 2. Wax the inside with release wax or...
11-28-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By chip_MG

West Systems has a whole line of products and...

West Systems has a whole line of products and are all very good. I use just glass my latest project a p-51 I put together from plans. I used the peel ply method to save time over the old sand,...
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