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07-26-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By carlgrover

That's the tough part. I shave down the hub on...

That's the tough part. I shave down the hub on the heavy side. Sometimes you can only go so far.

carl
Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,372
Posted By carlgrover

I didn't find anything in the build technique...

I didn't find anything in the build technique that I considered questionable. Advanced was what I would call it. The formed leading edge and trailing edges are unconventional but result in a very...
Forum: Kit Building
07-12-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By carlgrover

Balsa USA has a giant scale smoothie. Bruce...

Balsa USA has a giant scale smoothie. Bruce Tharpe Engineering makes some very nice kits. There are many others out there. You just have to poke around. Can't help you on the price. Balsa wood prices...
Forum: Kit Building
06-24-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,372
Posted By carlgrover

The giant astro hog is not a jerry bates design....

The giant astro hog is not a jerry bates design. He bought the rights to sell the plans. It was designed by Dave Weigant (sp). I built one and destroyed it on it's first flight due to a bad receiver....
Forum: Sport Flying
06-10-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,431
Posted By carlgrover

Make a Vanessa rig for it. When that's done, draw...

Make a Vanessa rig for it. When that's done, draw a line from wingtip to wingtip and mark it next to the fuselage. Balance it at that point with the vanessa rig. At that point, it's going to be a...
06-10-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By carlgrover

Post up some pics of it and some specs on the...

Post up some pics of it and some specs on the engines/radio gear/whatever else it has and we'll take a look at it.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-10-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
Posted By carlgrover

Good to hear. I hope it's packed. I know I'll be...

Good to hear. I hope it's packed. I know I'll be there.

carl
05-20-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By carlgrover

I had a cheap Chinese one someone gave me for...

I had a cheap Chinese one someone gave me for Christmas or something. It didn't last long. I'm still using dremel tools I bought 30 years ago.

carl
05-20-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By carlgrover

That's a Chuck Cunningham Lazy Ace. Wingspan is...

That's a Chuck Cunningham Lazy Ace. Wingspan is 76" both wings, if I remember correctly.

Carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
05-08-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,827
Posted By carlgrover

Now don't panic. Glow planes are still out there....

Now don't panic. Glow planes are still out there. You can buy a traditional kit, build it and fly it, right there at the same flying field as the little foamy foo foo mobiles. Everything is still...
03-28-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By carlgrover

I have several of those but i have the old timey...

I have several of those but i have the old timey ones that you have to flip the switch to trickle.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-28-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By carlgrover

I remember when RC Universe was THE place to go...

I remember when RC Universe was THE place to go for model airplane forums. Traffic was pretty heavy. It's slowed down considerably over the years. I hope it comes back.

carl
Forum: Gas Engines
03-05-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By carlgrover

I can't answer your question about the distance...

I can't answer your question about the distance away from the receiver but do a google search for an optical kill switch. There is one made that will cut out any ignition interference to the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-05-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By carlgrover

When I got started, the local hobby shop helped...

When I got started, the local hobby shop helped me pick a kit, engine, radio, etc. to get a plane in the air. That was over 30 years ago. I would go in there on Saturday morning and pick up what I...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-05-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9,955
Views: 645,743
Posted By carlgrover

For that lite ply, give Aircraft Spruce and...

For that lite ply, give Aircraft Spruce and Specialty a look. They might have the size you want.

Carl
Forum: Gas Engines
02-27-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By carlgrover

Great guy. Ralph helped me with several engines...

Great guy. Ralph helped me with several engines in the past. I hope he enjoys his retirement. The last I heard he was racing pylon in some class that only used stock G62s..

carl
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By carlgrover

Looks great. I like the wheel pants. Good thing...

Looks great. I like the wheel pants. Good thing you changed the color. Black would have been pretty hard to see in the sky.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By carlgrover

The Perry, GA swap meet is only about 7-8 weeks...

The Perry, GA swap meet is only about 7-8 weeks away. Slide down there and buy all you can haul off for $.10 on the dollar.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By carlgrover

One stop shopping ala Tower Hobbies is over. But...

One stop shopping ala Tower Hobbies is over. But there are still plenty of kit makers out there. Keep digging.

By the way, Sig and Balsa USA are still going. They sell all kinds of kits.

Carl
01-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By carlgrover

what he said. carl

what he said.

carl
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-23-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By carlgrover

For a touch up, I use the 8,000 side of a Norton...

For a touch up, I use the 8,000 side of a Norton 4,000/8,000 grit combination waterstone. I don't eyeball the angle, I feel for it. It takes practice but after a while you will know when the angle is...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-17-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,189
Posted By carlgrover

Glo isn't going anywhere but to the flying field...

Glo isn't going anywhere but to the flying field at my house. For those of you bemoaning the fact that there are no engines or kits out there to build, you aren't looking in the right places. Go to a...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-17-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By carlgrover

I sharpen mine on a Japanese waterstone. Not to...

I sharpen mine on a Japanese waterstone. Not to be bragging, but I believe I can get them sharper on my stone than they come out of the package. When cutting fabric or monokote, they dull very...
12-07-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By carlgrover

Let me throw something at you that might be a...

Let me throw something at you that might be a little more appealing that a single tank mounted sideways. Use two tanks mounted traditionally alongside each other. So, if you want to use a 12 oz tank,...
Forum: Sport Flying
12-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By carlgrover

I just checked my plans from the GP sportster kit...

I just checked my plans from the GP sportster kit (which I flew for many years until some idiot tried to drag it through a corn field). Anyway, the CG on the kit plans is 1" from the center of the CG...
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