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Forum: Kit Building
02-23-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By mgnostic

Nice work! The Four-star series of airplanes...

Nice work! The Four-star series of airplanes always was amenable to a little customization.
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By mgnostic

Good advice from FlyerInOKC. Matt, you probably...

Good advice from FlyerInOKC. Matt, you probably don't need to hear it, but in the spirit of other people following build threads, I feel lit it should be said. When one starts of the second half of...
02-08-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,910
Posted By mgnostic

Hi EF, This is what I find to be the advantage...

Hi EF, This is what I find to be the advantage of short kits. The complex or high tolerance parts get cut for you while you have the luxury of hand picking the rest of the wood and hardware.
02-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,910
Posted By mgnostic

Competitive is the tough part. Setting aside the...

Competitive is the tough part. Setting aside the stuff that comes from Asia where the labor cost is low and they are mass producing a specific set of kits, I think this discussion is mostly about the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By mgnostic

I always liked the home defense squadron color...

I always liked the home defense squadron color schemes if you are looking to something colorful.
Forum: Kit Building
01-13-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By mgnostic

I understand that Sig had a fire in their balsa...

I understand that Sig had a fire in their balsa wood warehouse a while back. I wouldn't be surprised if that cut back on production.
01-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 270,185
Posted By mgnostic

I would also follow a Ki-61 thread.

I would also follow a Ki-61 thread.
Forum: Kit Building
01-13-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By mgnostic

I've built the Four Star 40 and Four Star 60 and...

I've built the Four Star 40 and Four Star 60 and recently built a Slim Jim 20, an airplane similar to the Four Star 20. The major changes involve the nose of the airplane. Most of the time when you...
01-01-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,032
Posted By mgnostic

I thought I would celebrate the new year by...

I thought I would celebrate the new year by posting some pictures of progress made. I have to admit to being remiss about keeping up with the thread. On the other hand there isn't a lot that is...
12-12-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mgnostic

The guy who runs Lazerworks is an experienced...

The guy who runs Lazerworks is an experienced builder. I've built a half dozen of his kits and he pays a lot of attention to parts fit.
Forum: Kit Building
12-02-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 152,608
Posted By mgnostic

Yes, If I were truly building to scale there...

Yes, If I were truly building to scale there would be a lot more wire bracing and a spreader bar structure between the wheels. On the Camel there are two axles that each pivot at a point about one...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 152,608
Posted By mgnostic

Thanks, It is an RNAF Camel. The British Navy was...

Thanks, It is an RNAF Camel. The British Navy was a little more flexible on color schemes before they combined with the RAF. The Homelite is the same as the standard weedwhacker at 25 cc's. The...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 152,608
Posted By mgnostic

I couldn't remember if I had posted any photos...

I couldn't remember if I had posted any photos here so I thought I would share a couple of snapshots of my 1/4 scale Camel. No maiden yet. I still have to get new gaskets for the carburetor. Another...
11-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By mgnostic

I recently drilled out a prop adapter from an old...

I recently drilled out a prop adapter from an old G-23 to fit my long shaft Homelite.
11-21-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,032
Posted By mgnostic

Well, I've made some actual progress on...

Well, I've made some actual progress on assembling the port lower wing.
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11-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,032
Posted By mgnostic

Wow! It's been nearly a year since I had much to...

Wow! It's been nearly a year since I had much to show on the Pfalz. I haven't been slacking off. In the mean time I have built a pair of Super Kaos' and a BUSA 1/4 scale Sopwith Camel as a hangermate...
11-14-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mgnostic

Yes,I would bet that the convenience of a common...

Yes,I would bet that the convenience of a common size hole for mounting the prop was probably the main factor. After I started this thread I found an article on the front page of the Model Engine...
11-13-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mgnostic

I don't know that 4-40 was more common for a hard...

I don't know that 4-40 was more common for a hard fact but do have the observation that most of my old junk, old radios, cars, tools etc. tends to use the No 2, 4 and 6 screws. The only place I've...
11-13-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mgnostic

A question for 1/2a historians.

In looking at some of the older half A engines that I have sitting around I've noticed that they all seem to have a propeller shaft that has a 5-40 thread. My sample is a bunch of Cox engines, a...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-10-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By mgnostic

Obrien, from reading your post and considering...

Obrien, from reading your post and considering what others have said it sounds like you airplanes may be set up with the balance point (commonly called center of gravity or CG) a little far back for...
Forum: Sport Flying
11-09-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,655
Posted By mgnostic

Wow! I flew mine with a K&B .40 and had a ball....

Wow! I flew mine with a K&B .40 and had a ball. With a .60 I'll bet the vertical is amazing.
11-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By mgnostic

It sounds like he lost the engine when he went to...

It sounds like he lost the engine when he went to throttle up. At that point he is low and slow with nowhere to go. In addition the airplane is in a very draggy condition with flaps and gear down....
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By mgnostic

Speedracer has a good point about looking at the...

Speedracer has a good point about looking at the aircraft as a system where all the parts work together and have an impact on one another. One aspect of the size issue is how tolerances impact the...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,008
Posted By mgnostic

Aeroworks Freedom 3D Kit

I was recently gifted with an Aeroworks Freedon 3-D kit. It looks to date to the early 2000's. It looks like some of the documentation is missing. Even photos seem to be pretty scarce. A search...
Forum: Kit Building
10-07-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By mgnostic

Presuming that there is an even weight...

Presuming that there is an even weight distribution across both the upper and lower surface there will be one pound on each square inch on both the upper and lower surface. The force will follow the...
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