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Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By Don41

RE: Wanted...T.F. P-39 kit.

Been carting one around since the eighties HOWEVER it has probably been stripped of some balsa (maybe not). It's raining cats and dogs right now so I'll wait until tomorrow to dig it out from the...
02-16-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By Don41

RE: magnum engines

SLAM SLAM SLAM You just insulted my favorite engine SLAM SLAM SLAM (:-)

Acutally all my engines are four stroke O.S. or Saito but my Saitos [seem] to run better at idle. Never had a YS...
02-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By Don41

RE: magnum engines

My brother bought a Magnum 52 and had to return it immediately (no compression at all). The replacement will run but only when it's in the mood. Like you,,, the needle seems to be the big culprit.
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Don41

RE: Opinions please, warped wing

The only problem with that (in my case) is that even a minute amount of CA in the air causes the sniffles, itchy eyes, etc.

I wonder if Ambroid (from the world of ancient people) would cause...
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Don41

RE: Opinions please, warped wing

I use Titebond III.

When it gets right down to it I'll probably revert to the old tricks (such as your water bottle idea since it'd be safer).
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Don41

Opinions please, warped wing

Building my Sig Spacewalker II wing again after it had been sitting on the bench partially completed for the last two months.

I noticed I picked up a couple of pretty good warps in the outer...
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,357
Posted By Don41

RE: titebond II vs titebond III

I have used Titebond III for several years and have found it quite easily sanded but then again that is subject to personal technique and tastes. You might want to consider the final cured color of...
Forum: Kit Building
02-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,907
Posted By Don41

RE: Time to stop using CA/CA+ - breathing problems

As you can see from the varied opinions, the CA adhesives affect everyone differently. Personally,,, I went from having CA not bother me at all to the point that I can get the itching nose and...
01-01-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Don41

RE: Extra-500 paperwork confusion

The plane looks good but it is the worse ARF I have ever come across. Admittedly I have only assembled a few (7 or 8) but this package has to be seen to be believed.

If you hadn't already...
Forum: Kit Building
11-23-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,880
Posted By Don41

RE: Here today, gone tomorrow

Well no wonder there's a shortage. Every blade that escapes by running off down the road has to be replaced (:-)
Forum: Kit Building
11-21-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 103,336
Posted By Don41

RE: topflite elder 40 build

I think the elastic line is used because it won't sag over the plane's lifetime. Guess it depends on how much the framework moves?

Don
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 103,336
Posted By Don41

RE: topflite elder 40 build

My wife picked it up for me at a store that supplies dress making material. It comes in small spools. I'll dig it out tomorrow and forward a brand, etc.

I drilled small holes at each frame...
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,257
Posted By Don41

RE: I can fly, now I want to build...

I recommend Sig because, like any “older” builder I have been exposed to a lot of kits and Sig has never been a disappointment to me. I can’t say the same for others.

If the barndawg...
Forum: Kit Building
11-18-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,257
Posted By Don41

RE: I can fly, now I want to build...

You can't go wrong with a Sig kit. Just follow the instructions and take your time.
The wood and instructions are always first rate. I build an occasional TopFlite, good but not as good as Sig.
...
11-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Don41

RE: Tail Wheel Recommendation

I had several Sullivans with the springs and had so little control that I ended up dumping the springs and replacing them with rigid wire. End of ground control problems.

Regards
10-23-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Don41

RE: Two Stroke Question

Thanks. I hadn't thought of just blocking the exhaust. One of those DUH moments (:-).

This particular engine requires a pretty good jolt of fuel to get started. I'm so used to the opposite it...
10-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Don41

Two Stroke Question

I just replaced my Saito125 with an O.S. 91FX (Four Star 120). To start the O.S. I have to choke the engine even with an electric starter. The Saito is just the opposite. I have to disconnect the...
10-23-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Don41

RE: fuel tubing size

Supposedly 1/8" I.D but I use the same 3/32" I.D. on all my engines. They range from 52 thru 125 four strokes and one 91 size two stroke. I have never noticed any over stretching when using it on the...
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By Don41

RE: Which Trainer kit ?

It actually costs you more to build the kit. Of course the kit will allow you to strengthen and make changes (such as wing bolts) as you build. We flew a LT40 converted to a tail dragger and a O.S....
10-20-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By Don41

91 FX muffler

I hear that an E-4010 muffler, even though it fits the engine, will overheat my 91 FX. I was given a used E-4020 muffler but when I took it apart I found the 4010 and 4020 seemed to be identical.
...
Forum: Kit Building
10-17-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,458
Posted By Don41

RE: what engine for spacewalker2

I have the same plane underway. I presently use my Saito 125 in a Four Star 120 and for my style of flying (not very aggressive) it is a good combo. The two planes are quite similar in specs so I...
10-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Don41

Prop Strength

I read an interesting tidbit in a motor manual the other day. The recommendation was to use a wood prop for high rpm engines because it is less likely to come apart. This struck me as odd. It would...
10-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By Don41

RE: Who builds high quality ARFs

Probably depends on what day and who built it. My Four Star 120 has held up well. What was aggravating however was finding out that the plane is covered in material meant for small light weight...
10-11-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Don41

RE: Things to ponder

I haven't dug into it but I believe the 100 is the one you're thinking of. Not sure though.

I have my eye on the Stinson Reliant kit and apparently my 125 would be a good engine for it. The 150...
10-11-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Don41

Things to ponder

I was browsing thru the price lists for my favorite engines (Saito). If a Saito 150 is nothing more than my 125 bored out, then why does it cost $45.00 more? Since there's less metal after the boring...
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