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Forum: Kit Building
05-02-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By mgnostic

No matter what compressor or paint gun you use,...

No matter what compressor or paint gun you use, an inline desiccant filter is helpful. I usually mount mine on the inlet of the paint gun. It catches any moisture or debris that may be present in the...
04-27-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,662
Posted By mgnostic

it ended up as quite an attractive little...

it ended up as quite an attractive little airplane. Hope to hear of a maiden flight soon.
Forum: Kit Building
04-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By mgnostic

It is a bit of a pain but I think it will be well...

It is a bit of a pain but I think it will be well worth the effort to take the cowl off of the airplane and put it on the test stand for a tuning session. Even if the cowl does change the tune of the...
04-17-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By mgnostic

I may have misread your post. I thought you were...

I may have misread your post. I thought you were considering a two stroke. Four strokes are a little more economical in regard to fuel. Best of luck with your project.
04-17-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By mgnostic

The spinner size really isn't much of an issue as...

The spinner size really isn't much of an issue as most of the thrust comes from the outer portion of the blade. Go with a spinner that fits the airplane. As for the engine, if it is an older design...
Forum: Kit Building
04-17-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,946
Posted By mgnostic

The minimum post requirement is to keep spammers...

The minimum post requirement is to keep spammers from flooding the forum with adverts for your next Russian girlfriend.
I had a look at the plans on Outerzone. The plans are nicely redrawn but...
Forum: Kit Building
04-17-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By mgnostic

Is the engine fully broken in? I ask this because...

Is the engine fully broken in? I ask this because a new engine will be more sensitive in this regard. You may need to lean out the low speed needle just a little bit. The engine ought to be able to...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,125
Posted By mgnostic

I got to watch one of these Stinsons fly...

I got to watch one of these Stinsons fly yesterday. It really had a good presence in the air. It was an older kit and showed some wear but it seems to have held up well. The owner said that the...
Forum: Kit Building
04-07-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,125
Posted By mgnostic

Along with the wing tube there are a couple of...

Along with the wing tube there are a couple of 6-32 screws that screw into the wing root rom inside the cabin. At the very least I would recommend moving the aft screw forward a couple of inched. As...
03-15-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By mgnostic

Not much experience with gyros here but I have...

Not much experience with gyros here but I have had a Triplane and a few other WWI types. The first rule of Triplane Club is that we forget about trying to take off from a paved runway. The second...
Forum: Kit Building
03-15-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,802
Posted By mgnostic

The four rods above the the cockpit (they are...

The four rods above the the cockpit (they are called kingposts) aren't really functional. If I remember right they are about 3/16 in dowel. On the full scale aircraft they were an anchor for the wing...
Forum: Kit Building
03-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,125
Posted By mgnostic

I am currently working on a Stinson for our club...

I am currently working on a Stinson for our club president. You won't regret getting the fiberglass parts. They require a fair amount of body work but so do the vacuum formed parts and the fiberglass...
Forum: Kit Building
03-07-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 223,530
Posted By mgnostic

There are some threads on the Smoothie XL over in...

There are some threads on the Smoothie XL over in the Kit Built forums that may be helpful.
01-27-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

There is not a lot of scale action within a...

There is not a lot of scale action within a hundred miles of me. There are a couple of BUSA 1/3 scale planes in the club at Duncan, Ok but it seems like you have to get down around Dallas/Ft Worth...
01-26-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

Welllll, it was actually supposed to fly last...

Welllll, it was actually supposed to fly last year. Distractions happen. Will there be an Okie Dawn Patrol this year?
01-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

Bit of an image dump but it illustrates the...

Bit of an image dump but it illustrates the structure of the spreader bar. ...
Forum: Kit Building
01-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,263
Posted By mgnostic

My club's president has an electrified Super...

My club's president has an electrified Super Kaos. I don't have the details at hand but the conversion mostly amounted to making an appropriately sized hatch on the top front of the fuselage for the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-09-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,045
Posted By mgnostic

The plans come from LazerWorks. This is the...

The plans come from LazerWorks. This is the company that cuts the short kit. The airplane was designed by the company's owner Eddie Taylor. The electric power setups seem to be mostly be around 36-48...
01-02-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

Here are a few photos of the landing gear jig and...

Here are a few photos of the landing gear jig and an illustration from "Flight" magazine from 1918. I'm working on the third iteration of the landing gear. The first was too clunky and the second was...
12-26-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

The majority of the upper wing structure is done....

The majority of the upper wing structure is done. I'm just now getting around to posting these photos although they were taken a various times through the fall and summer....
12-24-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,566
Posted By mgnostic

Here are some further shots of the aileron....

Here are some further shots of the aileron. Basically I'm just filing in an aileron shaped space. Admittedly it is not particularly elegant. You can see how the aileron tapers with the wing tip. It...
12-03-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By mgnostic

When you say home made glue are you talking about...

When you say home made glue are you talking about nitrocellulose cement?
12-03-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By mgnostic

That's a handsome little bird.

That's a handsome little bird.
12-02-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By mgnostic

The posting thing is an inconvenience but I think...

The posting thing is an inconvenience but I think its purpose is to cut down on the spammers. They are a much bigger inconvenience.
12-01-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By mgnostic

They don't call them "Golden Age Racers" for...

They don't call them "Golden Age Racers" for nothing. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. With regard to the FMS props, I am going to urge some caution. Even with the prop cut down to a size...
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