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Forum: The Clubhouse
08-12-2020, 02:39 AM
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Views: 424,370
Posted By ETpilot

I agree. Never mount through the roof. Leaks may...

I agree. Never mount through the roof. Leaks may occur over time. I had one mounted on the eave of the house That one leaked overtime and rotted my eave board. Best location is a metal pole in the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-10-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 424,370
Posted By ETpilot

I know there are balsa builders here. Thought Iíd...

I know there are balsa builders here. Thought Iíd just post my venture into the foam world. Iíve been wanting to build a foam airplane and try electric for the first time. Airplane progressing well....
08-02-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Here are some pictures of my foam work; non RC...

Here are some pictures of my foam work; non RC work. The bows pictured did not work too well for my airplane build. I will make new ones. The vertical cutter needs a little rework. An easier way to...
08-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

I am 77 years old. Feel like 19. Still learning....

I am 77 years old. Feel like 19. Still learning. Working with foam now; new to me. Started cutting my first airplane yesterday. Even if it doesnít work out, I will have learned something. I found out...
08-02-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

One point about attaching pictures. Pictures get...

One point about attaching pictures. Pictures get attached wherever the cursor is in your post. In your previous post the pictures are between the words ď about and thisĒ. This means the cursor was...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-02-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 424,370
Posted By ETpilot

This thread is appropriately named; OldTimers. I...

This thread is appropriately named; OldTimers. I went in for my wellness visit with the doctor this month. My bloodwork came back just over the limit on three tests. Looks minor to me, I get to see...
08-01-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

That looks good. Just measure the width of the...

That looks good. Just measure the width of the wing struts. Then measure the width between the new strut support pieces. Make sure there is enough room for the wing struts. Going to 1/2Ē decreases...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-29-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 424,370
Posted By ETpilot

This snake is the harmless type. Iíve relocated a...

This snake is the harmless type. Iíve relocated a few of them. If they get loose from you they are hard to catch. I donít have the right tools for catching snakes. This particular snake was quite...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-29-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 424,370
Posted By ETpilot

Back in post #8327 I mentioned a mystery in the...

Back in post #8327 I mentioned a mystery in the shop. Something was knocking over things on a shelf above the entry door. Never could find what it was and finally just forgot about it.

Yesterday...
07-28-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Ok, Iíve printed the documents. Much easier to...

Ok, Iíve printed the documents. Much easier to work with paper rather than the iPad.

The hardwood wing strut support pieces run parallel to the fuselage sides which you have figured out. One way...
07-28-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

I’m going to print the article, your text message...

I’m going to print the article, your text message and plans as I’m going to different areas on iPad to gather information.

That hardwood piece runs parallel with longeron that supports side...
07-28-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Here is how I did these hatches. Even and smooth...

Here is how I did these hatches. Even and smooth with the bottom. Also example of cross grain sheeting. Makes for a very strong structure.

...
07-27-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Just some points. Regarding the flaps pictured in...

Just some points. Regarding the flaps pictured in the article shows the optional flap cover plate installed. You still get the open gap for the flaps. I pointed that out earlier.

Bottom sheeting...
07-27-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Unfortunately, you sometimes get plans with...

Unfortunately, you sometimes get plans with missing or incorrect information. Reviewing the plan I can see where some additional info is needed.
Just problems we need to work out. I just downloaded...
07-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Well, Iíve looked for that article but cannot...

Well, Iíve looked for that article but cannot find it. The link for the plan only lets me download the plan. No article attached. I canít find a separate link for an article. Can you provide a link...
07-26-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

My shop is large but very cluttered. A trip...

My shop is large but very cluttered. A trip hazard at times. Iím working on a foam profile airplane. Today I hot wired the foam sheets thinning to 1/2Ē thick. I have some very thin foam sheets...
07-26-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Youíve made good progress. Looking good. Nice...

Youíve made good progress. Looking good. Nice fuselage jig. Iíve thought about making one but havenít yet. I did make a wing jig. Wing jig is good for tapered wings. You have a nice clean and...
07-23-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Thanks again. I cut the letters from the covering...

Thanks again. I cut the letters from the covering film. It wasnít an easy thing to do. First I had to determine letter size. I then made templates for the letters. I think I used a reverse template....
07-23-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Thanks. The finish is Chinese film. Neucover sold...

Thanks. The finish is Chinese film. Neucover sold by Value Hobby. Not a lot of variety in colors but enough for my builds. The shop is large but very cluttered right now. Iím trying to reduce the...
07-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Always a good feeling when you start a new build....

Always a good feeling when you start a new build. But, lots more work to do, LOL.

I was looking through my photos for another forum and I found this one. It is my low wing that I previously...
07-22-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Good looking airplanes. Scratch building adds a...

Good looking airplanes. Scratch building adds a lot to the pleasure of building.
07-21-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Good. Post some pictures as you build, if you...

Good. Post some pictures as you build, if you can. I like scratch built stick building.

Good luck with your build.

...
07-21-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

These flaps are designed to have some airflow...

These flaps are designed to have some airflow over the top. Adding the cover plate would be more for aesthetics. Still even with the cover plate you may still get some airflow. You can test it for a...
07-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

That is just how it is designed. Two hinge points...

That is just how it is designed. Two hinge points and the pushrod. As the flaps are extended they move back and down. This opens a slot between the wing and the flap. Air flows from under the wing...
07-20-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By ETpilot

Those 8 tabs are to make the hinges for the...

Those 8 tabs are to make the hinges for the flaps. Two tabs are joined with a steel pivot pin to make one hinge. So 8 tabs will give you 4 hinges; 2 hinges per flap. These appear to be a Fowler flap...
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