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Forum: Kit Building
06-28-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By simark

RE: looking for a Twin Otter kit

I don't think it is out yet, but check in with this guy.

http://www.mraerodesign.com/DHC6/DHC6.html

Or take any DHC-3 kit and bash it.
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By simark

RE: Surface radio receiver compatibility

Ok, thanks gents. I am very familiar with the FM shifts pos and neg with the aircraft equipment, but wasn't sure about the AM stuff.
If I decide to get anymore involved with surface RC, I get a 2.4...
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By simark

Surface radio receiver compatibility

I have a Futaba 2ch AM surface radio that I would like to use for a couple of boats. Can I use anyone's receiver, Hitec, Airtronics, etc. Is there a problem with pos or neg shift similar to the 72...
06-24-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By simark

RE: "Aging" Brass

Phoney antque dealers used to dump newish brass stuff into cow manure and piss. This aged and tarnished the brass like nothing else and yuppies bought it up like crazy. If your in the city, this...
Forum: Kit Building
05-27-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,851
Posted By simark

RE: Are Guillow's kits any good for practice?

I'm not sure that Guillow kits have really discouraged many from continuing this hobby. Anyone who has been at this game for longer than about 10 years did it with die mashed kits, often with die...
03-27-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By simark

RE: Source for a good Pilot Figure

I went to a dollar store and searched around the toy sections. Lots of plastic figures that can be had really cheap.
The one I bought was almost exactly 1/12th scale but there were other sizes too.
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By simark

RE: Gearbox Help

BgCatfish1

Ok thanks.

I'm just getting into this electric stuff and am bewildered with the methodology that is used to properly select a power system for a plane. I've got down the battery...
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By simark

RE: Gearbox Help

I would also like to know how to choose a gearbox and why I should. Care to share what you found out?
Forum: Kit Building
02-20-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,851
Posted By simark

RE: Are Guillow's kits any good for practice?

Ahh, there is something to getting back to rubber FF models once in a while. Makes you feel like a kid again.
I built my first stick kit when I was 10. Got it for my birthday. It was a Comet...
01-12-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By simark

RE: keycreator 6

Like any CAD system of this size, bigger is better.

However, depending on your files, any computer faster than 2.0 GHz would be OK. Stuff as much RAM into it as you can afford and yhen put in...
01-11-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By simark

RE: keycreator 6

I am a Mechanical Project Engineer.
I have used Cadkey/ Keycreator since 1993, version 6. I also use Solidedge and VX Modeler. I perfer the Keycreator because it is argueably the most flexible CAD...
01-10-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By simark

RE: keycreator 6

Hello
I use Kubotek KeyCreator ver 6.0.1
Let me know what your question is, and I'll try to help.
01-05-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By simark

RE: 3d Laser Scanning

Scanning the model is the easy part. Coverting the point cloud data to a usable solid model with smooth surfaces is the expensive part.
01-02-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,931
Posted By simark

RE: Band Saw or Scroll Saw

I have a three wheel unit ("C" frame) and yes they are harder to align at first but like every other tool in a well maintained shop, there is always a setup and calibration before the tool can be or...
12-12-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By simark

RE: Black Widow enough power for a simple series?

SGC

OK thanks. For a moment there, I thought you ½A guys were losing it.

BTW, SGC it must have been around 5:00 am when you replied. Now I KNOW you've lost it!
12-12-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By simark

RE: Black Widow enough power for a simple series?

Uhmmm.. ah... could you let me know what this "mustard" bit is all about?
Forum: Kit Building
12-11-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,851
Posted By simark

RE: Are Guillow's kits any good for practice?

Yep, I started with the stick and tissue kits about 35 years ago. With the diecuts, most of the parts had to be reconstructed before they could be assembled onto the actual model. A royal pain but...
12-08-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,337
Posted By simark

RE: Sea Fury Colour

I thought you Sea Fury guys might be interested in this document. It may clear up the difference between the RN and RCN paint colours schemes of the Sea Fury. Seems a difference betwen the...
12-07-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By simark

RE: Hawker seafury question

I found this site pretty good for photos of the Sea Fury.

http://www1.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraft_genericsearch=Hawker%20Sea%20Fury&distinct_entry=true

Sorry if everyone...
10-10-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By simark

RE: How Do You Make a Shinny Spring Look OLD?

I'm not sure how the spring steel will react, but I once saw a TV program where an antique dealer was tring to make a new steel something look old. He put it in cow waste (liquid or solid- I can't...
09-20-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By simark

RE: more CAD help

Try here:
http://www.freecadapps.com/

Good luck. If you still have problems, send me the file, I'll resize it and send it back to you.
06-12-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,696
Posted By simark

RE: Westland Lysander

Campy
Glad you were able to visit the museum and took lots of pictures. Sounds like you've got your work cut out!
Please post photos of your plane as you go along.
Did you take a ride in one of...
05-30-2006, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,696
Posted By simark

RE: Westland Lysander

I hope you enjoy your trip to TO.
There is also an aircraft museum at Downsview Airport in Toronto you may be interested in.
www.torontoaerospacemuseum.com
Also, at the end of June is the...
05-27-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,696
Posted By simark

RE: Westland Lysander

Campy

Toronto is only a 9 hour drive for you. When you get to the detail part, come up and see the Warplane museum here (Hamilton). There's a Lysander being restored. Should be able to get more...
05-16-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,696
Posted By simark

RE: Westland Lysander

I don't know, maybe it's me but I always put the Lysander near the top of the "worst looking airplanes" list. That usually put it near the bottom of the "planes to build" list.
I have a uncle who...
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