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11-22-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By 049flyer

I too have used Dollar Tree foam board for ribs...

I too have used Dollar Tree foam board for ribs and I found that they can be covered with Monokote by first coating the edges of the ribs with white glue or Titebond which insulates the ribs just...
10-30-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By 049flyer

Painted with System 3 paint over Polyspan and...

Painted with System 3 paint over Polyspan and nitrate dope, Cox Medallion .049 for power. No problems with the paint and 15% nitro fuel.

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Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By 049flyer

Nicad packs are still available, reasonably...

Nicad packs are still available, reasonably priced, last for years, can be quick charged, hold their voltage under load, have a predictable discharge profile, and your existing chargers are designed...
09-24-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By 049flyer

System 3 marine water based paints work great for...

System 3 marine water based paints work great for me. I have found the paint fuel proof to at least 15% nitro when using the crosslinker. Apply with a foam brush.
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Forum: RC Fuels
08-28-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By 049flyer

Cave man simple to make it yourself and I’m...

Cave man simple to make it yourself and I’m certain you can find the ingredients in Orange County California. I can make 15% fuel for under $20 per gallon.
06-05-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By 049flyer

One of the great things about this hobby is that...

One of the great things about this hobby is that much can be learned from just about any type of flying model. Iíve met folks at the field that could learn quite a bit from folding up a few paper...
06-04-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By 049flyer

I always set up 1, 2 and 3 channel planes so that...

I always set up 1, 2 and 3 channel planes so that the rudder is on the right stick. Itís much easier for beginners to learn that the right stick generally controls the airplane in normal flight.
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06-03-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,481
Posted By 049flyer

It depends a lot on the plane used for training. ...

It depends a lot on the plane used for training.

To answer the question, I taught myself on a kit built 1/2A Ace Little Whizard with a Cox .049 with only rudder and elevator control. Only took...
01-12-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,348
Posted By 049flyer

I have a 3/8 oz tank squeezed in between the...

I have a 3/8 oz tank squeezed in between the leading edge and the firewall. I had to carve out the balsa wedge behind the firewall and then epoxied the tank in the slot. The engine run is...
12-22-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,348
Posted By 049flyer

I recently finished a scratch built Baby...

I recently finished a scratch built Baby Ringmaster, the ribs were cut from Dollar Tree foam board. The wing is covered with Doculam and the fuselage with Monokote. The weight ready to fly is 4.8...
12-19-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,625
Posted By 049flyer

I remember reading about 10 yeas ago that he took...

I remember reading about 10 yeas ago that he took the money and ran like heck! Sold the company back to the employees which often means the business is going down hill and no one else can be found to...
Forum: Control Lines
11-14-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By 049flyer

I have placed several orders from them over the...

I have placed several orders from them over the years and have never had a problem. However, I have not bought an engine from them, just parts & so forth. Personally, I would not hesitate buying an...
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,138
Posted By 049flyer

It’s possible that you are the one guy in a...

It’s possible that you are the one guy in a thousand that can apply Monokote in a way that avoids wrinkles that appear over time. I’ve been a modeler for as long as Monokote has been around, and have...
Forum: Kit Building
11-06-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,138
Posted By 049flyer

What is the anticipated lifespan of your model? ...

What is the anticipated lifespan of your model?

If it is a year or less cover it with a film, any will do and they all will begin to sag or wrinkle within the year. Monokote also becomes fragile...
Forum: Beginners
09-20-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,470
Posted By 049flyer

Alexandros: Some modelers buy “plug and...

Alexandros:

Some modelers buy “plug and play” airplanes where the system is matched by the manufacturer. Some modelers like to experiment and match components themselves, if you are this type of...
09-12-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,787
Posted By 049flyer

Flynow: The problem is that few modelers use...

Flynow:

The problem is that few modelers use Nimh batteries these days and those that do have chargers that are many years old that do the job well. I suggest that you buy an older high quality...
Forum: Kit Building
07-31-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By 049flyer

Truckracer Sounds like you impose...

Truckracer

Sounds like you impose restrictions on yourself. Modeling doesn’t have to be expensive, we make it expensive by choice. You can still build for cheap IF you REALLY want to!

I may...
Forum: Kit Building
07-21-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By 049flyer

Remember when everyone flew 40 size planes? ...

Remember when everyone flew 40 size planes? Smaller planes, smaller prices. Larger planes, larger prices.

Scratch building is still cheap and only requires a few tools that you probably already...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-13-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By 049flyer

Learning in a tailwheel airplane sounds like a...

Learning in a tailwheel airplane sounds like a great idea but might be difficult to do. Insurance for tailwheel instruction is pretty expensive but for primary training it may be cost prohibitive....
Forum: Control Lines
06-22-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,189
Posted By 049flyer

The Brodak engine is a poor choice in my opinion....

The Brodak engine is a poor choice in my opinion. It is heavy for it’s weight and power, just not worth the effort. It’s the venerable Cox Surestart or Black Widow that you should be looking for in...
04-03-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By 049flyer

I charge at C/10 or 1/10th of the capacity for 12...

I charge at C/10 or 1/10th of the capacity for 12 hours or so, and discharge at C/2 or 1/2 the capacity. I discard the battery if I canít obtain at least 80% of itís rated capacity. Sometimes it...
02-28-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,646
Posted By 049flyer

I am not a professional photographer so take what...

I am not a professional photographer so take what I say with a healthy dose of caution.

Few amateur photographers consider the light source when snapping a photo, but the source, direction and...
02-20-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,646
Posted By 049flyer

I have used a gray card in film photography to...

I have used a gray card in film photography to normalize exposure settings, usually with a manual camera or an automatic camera in manual mode.

Depending on what part of the frame your light...
01-07-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,348
Posted By 049flyer

I cut the foam cores out of blue insulation foam,...

I cut the foam cores out of blue insulation foam, covered the blue foam with red tissue applied with watered down white glue, then covered that with doculam to fuel proof it. Worked out very well, a...
01-07-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,348
Posted By 049flyer

The first flight of a hand launched flying wing...

The first flight of a hand launched flying wing is always exciting, you never know what it will do. I usually find a hill and try a ďtest tossĒ to see if I am close.

Iíve built several of these...
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