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05-13-2022, 06:39 AM
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Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks highfly3D!

Thanks highfly3D!
05-13-2022, 06:39 AM
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Views: 300,974
Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks Jeff. Just a few little odds and...

Thanks Jeff.

Just a few little odds and ends left to do like sealing the hinge gaps and finishing the pants. Since this is my first 2M plane I'm hoping to get the one pattern flier in our club...
05-10-2022, 09:14 AM
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Posted By GorillaToast

Well, its been about a year but the Lightning is...

Well, its been about a year but the Lightning is now 99% finished.

All that's left is to clear coat the wings and wheel pants, add a lightning strike on the pants and touch up a few odds and ends....
04-10-2022, 04:41 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By GorillaToast

Need Opinions on Pattern Plane Paint Design

I'm now down to the little details on painting this 2M pattern plane.

I feel like I need to do something with the air scoops on the nose. Here are some of the ideas I've had, but none really knock...
04-08-2022, 10:34 AM
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Posted By GorillaToast

Finally, after almost a year, the end is in...

Finally, after almost a year, the end is in sight!

Touch-ups on the paint, add markings, then a couple of clear coats and final fitting and assembly.
Hoping to maiden by the end of May

...
03-29-2022, 03:54 AM
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Views: 300,974
Posted By GorillaToast

Hello Keith. I'm putting the Himax 6330 in...

Hello Keith.

I'm putting the Himax 6330 in my Lightning. Wish I could give you some info on its performance in this plane, but unfortunately I haven't been able to paint the Lightning due to an...
03-01-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,972
Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks for the counsel Peter. It's a Jeff...

Thanks for the counsel Peter.

It's a Jeff Carder design, "Lightning" from 2011.He offered free plans and a short kit including wing and stab cores was available from Eureka Aircraft. It turned...
02-28-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,972
Posted By GorillaToast

Hi Peter. I bought this book last April and...

Hi Peter.

I bought this book last April and It is just great!

Unfortunately, I haven't had very much opportunity to put the lessons into practice as there are usually several pilots teaching...
12-28-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By GorillaToast

Here is one of his many build threads showing his...

Here is one of his many build threads showing his finishing method for pattern planes.

https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-pattern-flying-101/11196865-arixtra-build-thread-isaac-najary.html
...
12-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks Fellas. The nose will be reinforced...

Thanks Fellas.

The nose will be reinforced with carbon fiber once the temps rise back up into the 70’s here in the Midwest. Also the rear of the out runner will be supported like this:

...
11-11-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By GorillaToast

Front Mounting Himax 6330 Pro Directly to Nose Ring

This is my first-time electric motor install in a 2m pattern plane.

I've converted the Himax 6330 to front mounting using the conversion kit, and am mounting it to the nose ring. The ring is a CF...
11-02-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,913
Posted By GorillaToast

Precisely my dilemma!

Precisely my dilemma!
11-02-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,913
Posted By GorillaToast

Tom, I just completed this conversion. Yes,...

Tom,
I just completed this conversion. Yes, pulling the rotor out was a tug-of-war, but I found that if I rotated it while I pulled it eventually came out. Luke's great tutorial doesn't say...
11-01-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,129
Posted By GorillaToast

Thank you.

Thank you.
10-29-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,129
Posted By GorillaToast

I kinda thought that's what it might be. I've...

I kinda thought that's what it might be. I've just never seen it pictured on any build threads before.

Thanks
10-29-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,129
Posted By GorillaToast

Hello Isaac. I am enjoying reading through...

Hello Isaac.

I am enjoying reading through all of your build threads and they are teaching me so much. I have a couple of questions:

1. what type / brand of paints do you use?
2. What is the...
10-23-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks speedracertrixie. Nice looking...

Thanks speedracertrixie.

Nice looking airplane! Duplicolor seems to be a fairly popular product. Do you find any significant weight gain using the epoxy primer? I'm spraying nitrocellulose...
10-23-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By GorillaToast

What Paint Systems are You Currently Using?

Acrylic Enamel, Urethane, Duplicolor, Klass Kote?

I'm at the glassing stage of my first 2M pattern plane and it's time to start thinking about what type / brand of paint I will use for finishing....
09-27-2021, 11:55 AM
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Views: 300,974
Posted By GorillaToast

Thanks, Jeff. Just before I read this I saw in...

Thanks, Jeff. Just before I read this I saw in another build thread the small holes for the adjusters.
Did you build any support for the 1/8 aluminum rod into the fuselage? If you did, I missed it.
09-26-2021, 01:27 PM
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Views: 300,974
Posted By GorillaToast

Question for anyone who has completed this build:...

Question for anyone who has completed this build:

in post #100 we see that Jeff has attached the stab adjuster to the inside of the root rib, however in post #333 the image showing the elevator...
09-22-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,819
Posted By GorillaToast

Good Idea! Thanks for the advice. I'l be...

Good Idea!

Thanks for the advice. I'l be using .5 oz cloth with thinned finishing epoxy and I probably would have realized I should've covered the ends of the tubes while I was trying to dig the...
09-22-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,819
Posted By GorillaToast

Cutting Wing & Stab Tube Holes…

Is it better to cut them BEFORE or AFTER glassing the fuselage?

My experience has shown that fiberglass does not like to span even small holes elegantly, (voids/air pockets near the rim) however...
09-01-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,751
Posted By GorillaToast

Actually, I've had that book for several months...

Actually, I've had that book for several months now. Great information, but it didn't answer the questions I had so I thought I'd ask the competitive fliers.
08-31-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,217
Posted By GorillaToast

Do you balance mid-wing pattern planes upright or...

Do you balance mid-wing pattern planes upright or inverted like low wings?
08-31-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By GorillaToast

Just found out this is a Taper Hinge Guide sold...

Just found out this is a Taper Hinge Guide sold by CH.
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