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Forum: Gas Engines
02-27-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By carlgrover

Great guy. Ralph helped me with several engines...

Great guy. Ralph helped me with several engines in the past. I hope he enjoys his retirement. The last I heard he was racing pylon in some class that only used stock G62s..

carl
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By carlgrover

Looks great. I like the wheel pants. Good thing...

Looks great. I like the wheel pants. Good thing you changed the color. Black would have been pretty hard to see in the sky.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By carlgrover

The Perry, GA swap meet is only about 7-8 weeks...

The Perry, GA swap meet is only about 7-8 weeks away. Slide down there and buy all you can haul off for $.10 on the dollar.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By carlgrover

One stop shopping ala Tower Hobbies is over. But...

One stop shopping ala Tower Hobbies is over. But there are still plenty of kit makers out there. Keep digging.

By the way, Sig and Balsa USA are still going. They sell all kinds of kits.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By carlgrover

what he said. carl

what he said.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-23-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By carlgrover

For a touch up, I use the 8,000 side of a Norton...

For a touch up, I use the 8,000 side of a Norton 4,000/8,000 grit combination waterstone. I don't eyeball the angle, I feel for it. It takes practice but after a while you will know when the angle is...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-17-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,962
Posted By carlgrover

Glo isn't going anywhere but to the flying field...

Glo isn't going anywhere but to the flying field at my house. For those of you bemoaning the fact that there are no engines or kits out there to build, you aren't looking in the right places. Go to a...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-17-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By carlgrover

I sharpen mine on a Japanese waterstone. Not to...

I sharpen mine on a Japanese waterstone. Not to be bragging, but I believe I can get them sharper on my stone than they come out of the package. When cutting fabric or monokote, they dull very...
12-07-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By carlgrover

Let me throw something at you that might be a...

Let me throw something at you that might be a little more appealing that a single tank mounted sideways. Use two tanks mounted traditionally alongside each other. So, if you want to use a 12 oz tank,...
Forum: Sport Flying
12-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By carlgrover

I just checked my plans from the GP sportster kit...

I just checked my plans from the GP sportster kit (which I flew for many years until some idiot tried to drag it through a corn field). Anyway, the CG on the kit plans is 1" from the center of the CG...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By carlgrover

Absolutely gorgeous. carl

Absolutely gorgeous.

carl
Forum: Sport Flying
11-22-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,737
Posted By carlgrover

I balanced mine per the plans and flew it for...

I balanced mine per the plans and flew it for many years with no issues. You should have someone help you check the CG. You might not be doing it correctly.

carl
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,190
Posted By carlgrover

Mine flew (briefly) on a US 41. Seemed to have...

Mine flew (briefly) on a US 41. Seemed to have plenty of power and balanced without any nose weight.

Carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-19-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By carlgrover

When things start to go sideways in a situation...

When things start to go sideways in a situation like this, I always ask to talk to that person's supervisor.

Carl
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By carlgrover

I use about what everyone else is using with one...

I use about what everyone else is using with one exception: I try and do as much rough shaping as I can with woodworking planes and chisels. It cuts down on the amount of dust in the shop and is...
Forum: Kit Building
10-06-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,859
Posted By carlgrover

I don't care for the all ply fuse of the Goldberg...

I don't care for the all ply fuse of the Goldberg kit. Late model kit design and production used a lot of ply to save money. Unfortunately, ply is pretty heavy. It also doesn't absorb vibration like...
Forum: RC Fuels
09-27-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,226
Posted By carlgrover

I've been running a commercially bought fuel that...

I've been running a commercially bought fuel that is sort of a red/pink in color. It's stained the white monokote on my plane pink. I don't much care for colored fuel.

carl
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By carlgrover

I used to build for money. Never do that...

I used to build for money.

Never do that again. Nearly everyone I dealt with tried to stiff me on the money and I wound up hating model airplanes. I went back to building furniture for several...
08-17-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By carlgrover

I think you should keep trying to get ahold of...

I think you should keep trying to get ahold of Sierra. Maybe the guy is just swamped with work right now or something.

Carl
Forum: Kit Building
08-15-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By carlgrover

My favorite is a wood working chisel in various...

My favorite is a wood working chisel in various widths. Very handy to use as a scraper and handy for cleaning out inside corners, excess glue, etc. Also great to rough out a shape like a wingtip.
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07-27-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By carlgrover

Thanks for taking the time to post all of these...

Thanks for taking the time to post all of these pictures. I need to go to some of these fly ins. Seeing those beautiful flying fields really has me drooling. You can wreck a plane just taxing on the...
07-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By carlgrover

I cartwheeled an Ace 4-60 bipe on landing once....

I cartwheeled an Ace 4-60 bipe on landing once. It sheared all the nylon wing bolts off both wings (1/4-20 bottom and 10-32 on top). I spent 5 minutes digging out the wing bolts and went back to it....
07-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By carlgrover

The last time I scratched up some landing gear, I...

The last time I scratched up some landing gear, I made a tail wheel assembly for a 1/4 scale Skybolt. It was brazed, not soldered.


carl
07-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By carlgrover

I made the switch to the Life/A123s as well....

I made the switch to the Life/A123s as well. Nicds like we used years ago aren't made anywhere as good as they used to be. I was only getting a couple of years out of a pack and that was a good one....
07-22-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By carlgrover

Holy cats. What are you building that requires a...

Holy cats. What are you building that requires a 3/4" x 5/8" spar?

My choice would be to buy 3/4" x 3/4" and cut it down to 3/4" x 5/8" on a bandsaw.

carl
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