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Forum: RC Sailboats
03-03-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

RE: Bird Shot Ballast?

Good ideas Light'in......unfortunately re-loaders and some others have had the same idea :D In order to get the lead they need they have arranged with local tire shops to purchase all their scrap...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-20-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By susquach

RE: tandem SC servos

Thanks jaelon......that's exactly the type of flexible application! Although I hadn't figured what a side-by-side arrangement might be. The arrangement I had in mind for my application was one in...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

Forum: RC Sailboats
01-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By susquach

tandem SC servos

Has anyone used tandem (linked) standard size servos to serve a an SCU ??? I checked with the folks at Servo City and they allowed that their Servo Spreader item could feed two servos. The use of...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-13-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

RE: Bird Shot Ballast?

Thanks for the offer ren, but I really need to find a local alternative that other folks 'round here can use on an ongoing basis. But, like I said, many thanks!
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

RE: Bird Shot Ballast?

Here's another alternative to lead shot, that is pourable, but not as dense as lead.....bulk purchased BB's. Walmart carries 4,000 count packages that, at first glance appear to be an acceptable...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

RE: Bird Shot Ballast?

AHAA....there's a forehead slapper !! I didn't know there was such a thing as coated shot for scuba ballast. Thanks, I'll check that out.

The thing about shot is that you just mix it with a...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

RE: Bird Shot Ballast?

Right guys....shot is definitely the handy way to go. Another alternative ...granted less handy...is solder lead available at hardware stores. Runs about $15 for a 5Lb ingot. BTW, the local tire...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,411
Posted By susquach

Bird Shot Ballast?

Having checked with all the local gun stores I am told the same at each....."Don't have bird or buck shot, haven't had any for over a year.....won't have any either. Soooo, the question is: Is...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,055
Posted By susquach

RE: has anybody built a balmain bug?

Neat thread!!! And thanks to all who take the time and effort to post great photos. They are an enormous help.

BTW, regarding the masking tape "bleed under" that was asked about....the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,032
Posted By susquach

RE: servo contact cleaner

For what it's worth....I remember, back in the day, when one could get hands on Freeon gas, a hobby shop owner advised submerging an opened servo in a jar of Freeon in order to displace moisture....
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By susquach

RE: How to start ?

Again, thanks for the info guys. After talking the subject around I've concluded that the Pea Pod will have the most appeal ...at least initially. There's even some interest in Footys'. I guess...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-06-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By susquach

RE: How to start ?

Thanks for the words of encouragement Larrykin. Getting something organized and going is some months away as the weather here will to warm in Feb/Mar. I think you are right about the Soling. I...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By susquach

RE: How to start ?

Thanks for the response guys. All good observations. There are a few clubs in San Antonio and Austin....a couple hours from here. RC folks being hospitable types, I'm sure there are some helpful...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By susquach

How to start ?

Like some of you guys, I'm a long time RC plane person who is becoming interested in RC sailing...and am interested in developing a group of like minded folks. Although I have some full scale...
05-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By susquach

Yiiikes....Blistering!!!

Man, do I need help! Recently I've encountered a problem with spot delamination or blistering during fiberglass (polyester) repair work. It occures in isolated small (generally about 3/8" diameter)...
08-05-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By susquach

RE: No School Like Old School....

Well, I tried posting an image but wasn't able to get it done......compu-illiteracy is a bummer.[&o]
08-03-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By susquach

RE: No School Like Old School....

Man, I can't even imagine what flying a .60/piped Minirare would be like!!!!
08-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By susquach

RE: No School Like Old School....

Actually, it's .40 size. Just as the original European version was....I'm told. Put an MDS .46 in the nose with a tuned pipe/muffler. Tons of power....will go straight up until I run out of...
08-02-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By susquach

No School Like Old School....

Just finished test flying my "new" Minirare.....super flying little plane. Makes me wish I hadn't waited so long to build one. So neutral it's almost wierd. Took absolutely no trim...
06-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By susquach

Reconsidering The Monterey

Way back when, Bob Boucher designed the Monterey.... featured in a magazine construction article. It was a super looking plane intended for Speed/Distance events. Given the somewhat lenghty...
06-10-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By susquach

RE: 1/2A Pull a Gentle Lady?

IMHO, wind conditions where you fly has much to do with how viable a 1/2A is. I am running a nose mounted .09 AP Honet in a 78" Gnome and although it is a willing little engine, on windy days (say,...
06-03-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By susquach

RE: CF Tail Booms

Good ideas. I checked on the CF Tower offers. That would work fer sure...but I'm guessing the arrow shafts would be lighter, which is my prmary concern.

Regarding the wrapped CF suggestion:...
06-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By susquach

CF Tail Booms

I'm planning a 2m with roughly the same proportions/layout as a Saggitta and would like to use CF arrow shaft for a tail boom....thinking that two shafts stacked one above the other would provide...
05-16-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By susquach

RE: Got Rudder?

HUMMMM...the plot thickens...as they say. It's interesting to read some experiences of folks who have done aileron only soaring.

What got me curious about the prospect of flying just ailerons...
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