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Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,991
Posted By glowhead

Just elbow grease. I buy the little needle tubes...

Just elbow grease. I buy the little needle tubes to ensure CA goes on properly in tight spots. I have never purchased debonder. My preference is to use Epoxy and some fiberglass inside the wheel...
Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 40,128
Posted By glowhead

I love this airplane!! I used an OS FP .40. My...

I love this airplane!! I used an OS FP .40. My brother and I started our RC future on this thing and this poor plane lasted 5 years with thousands of landings. Every winter was spent "restoring" it....
Forum: Kit Building
01-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,991
Posted By glowhead

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1958959I never had this kind of landing gear problem. The same set up is used on the Mid star 40 (I had 3) and the Four star 40 (I had 2)....
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By glowhead

The Sig Senorita was my first stick build...

The Sig Senorita was my first stick build aircraft. I have scratch built 5 in different versions. The current one is a v-tail, tail dragging, electric one with ailerons. The one before it was...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,991
Posted By glowhead

I loved my Sig Somethin Extra, I had 3. One of...

I loved my Sig Somethin Extra, I had 3. One of the was the ARF version which performed better because it was much lighter than the kit version. Use the wire braces on the tail. I put fiberglass...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By glowhead

I put a Rimfire .46 and use 4S 5000 mAh. With a...

I put a Rimfire .46 and use 4S 5000 mAh. With a 13x8 prop, it is a blast. I actually like this plane!!!
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-29-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By glowhead

This is what the manual calls for, in fact this...

This is what the manual calls for, in fact this is the reason why I bought the plane. I have plenty of 4s batteries. Thanks for the addendum!

I have installed the Rimfire .46 only because I don't...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-29-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By glowhead

Problems with Escapade MX

I was looking to replace my aging Sig Somethin Extra with an electric Escapade MX. It can barley stay in the air! I am using a Phoenix 100, Rimfire .55, 4s 30c 3000 mAh batteries and a 11x7 prop.
I...
10-29-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,110
Posted By glowhead

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1934399Here is Bob Thacker's Shinden. I am making it electric using a Rimfire .55 and a Phoenix 100.
03-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By glowhead

RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

This was my first canard and I was trying to build it from an article. It crashed on the first flight. This was the last glow airplane I am going to build. I have successfully built and launched...
03-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By glowhead

RE: Looking for RCM Plan Articles

Look on Ebay. There is someone who has the original published articles and will send them to you for about $10 (including shipping). Search for "rc model airplane plans" and click on some links, your...
03-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,107
Posted By glowhead

RE: canard pusher config

I added the thrust changes. I don't think it made much of a difference. The plans called for it though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1d8JgIXKs

I am running with bad internet. Use the...
03-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,107
Posted By glowhead

RE: canard pusher config

I added the thrust changes. I don't think it made much of a difference. The plans called for it though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1d8JgIXKs

I am running with bad internet. Use the...
03-11-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,425
Posted By glowhead

RE: Lonestar balsa Oou of Business

There has been a rumor that the manufacturers that produce wind turbines bought the balsa forests and prices/quantity are changing. The Blades on the wind turbines are made of balsa wrapped in...
02-23-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By glowhead

RE: Another Canard Takes flight

I don't have that problem with this build. The plane lands and sticks just fine. I noticed that it was pitch sensitive in the air. Well on set #1 the airplane flew fine, it was balance properly. On...
02-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By glowhead

RE: Another Canard Takes flight

why, just use electric batteries for weight. Moving the wing ruins the scale look of the plane. Finally the CG is forward of the wing, seeing that the trailing edge of the wing is at the firewall...
01-20-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By glowhead

RE: Another Canard Takes flight

The strip balsa planking gives the airplane a larger fuse with less weight. I should have built it in halves and joined them together later. This is the first time building this model. If I am to...
01-20-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By glowhead

Another Canard Takes flight

I scratched this one from 1978 plans called XC1. The article with the plans leaves alot to be desired. The author gives only detail I could find on the plans, he makes the comment only advance...
05-24-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,513
Posted By glowhead

RE: Motor question for RC glider

Estes used to make a D11-p. I am looking at other companies right now. I am building a fun scale rc Okha. It will use 2 d11-p engines. About 3-4 lbs when complete.
05-09-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By glowhead

Midwest Zero Plans

I am looking for Midwest Zero plans. I have a copy of all the bulkheads and ribs. I have the midwest meserschmitt plans.

Please let me know if any one knows where to find it on the net or other...
03-14-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By glowhead

RE: 2012 Canard Projects

Build update. I still have the nose fairing and fore wing fairing to install. She's heavy, should have made the wing lighter.
03-14-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,223
Posted By glowhead

RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Update on build. I still have a lot of places to add ballast. The fairing above the forewing, Nose block.
Forum: Kit Building
03-07-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By glowhead

RE: Sig Somethin Extra idea??

I beat the carp out of mine. The somethin extra is too heavy to begin with. I put an OS .55 in mine then had to derate the speed by using a larger pitch prop. It is a great plane to begin with. The...
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