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Forum: The Clubhouse
02-20-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

I admire the resilience and positive attitudes of...

I admire the resilience and positive attitudes of all you folks who are enduring this weather. You are an inspiration.

Dick
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-18-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Dang, things are getting pretty ugly out there ! ...

Dang, things are getting pretty ugly out there !

Donny, I can finally see why your heart is still in Brooklyn .... you miss the mild climate in New York.

Dick
01-21-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 50,172
Posted By otrcman

Tom, I am willing to be proven wrong, but to...

Tom,
I am willing to be proven wrong, but to the best of my knowledge no Ranger engines were installed on any of the factory built Ryan ST series airplanes in the time military trainers were being...
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-16-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,038
Posted By otrcman

I have been following this thread all along, but...

I have been following this thread all along, but you had enough opinions already that I didn't want to add to the clutter. But now you have a new data point in which you moved the CG forward and the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-06-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Ouch ! I can feel your pain ! About a year...

Ouch ! I can feel your pain !

About a year ago I was doing some spray painting and tripped over an air hose. I went down on the concrete floor, mostly on the right side. With the entire...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-17-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Amen to that ! Our county publishes statistics...

Amen to that ! Our county publishes statistics on the virus 5 days per week. No definition of terms, no consistency of format. But the lines all have nice colors. I guess that's what a degree in...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Donnyman said, "Now I can understand the 6" of...

Donnyman said, "Now I can understand the 6" of snow. ................................... that's why I stayed in Texas. No snow for me .............. thank you very much!"

Donny, in your signature...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By otrcman

What people call aileron flutter is usually a...

What people call aileron flutter is usually a combined wing/aileron phenomenon. The specific type of deflections can involve bending (flapping) of the wing, or torsion (twisting) of the wing. In...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-12-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Not directly affected by fires. The biggest fires...

Not directly affected by fires. The biggest fires are a couple hundred miles north of us, but we've gotten a lot of smoke in the last few weeks. I check the local air pollution levels in my area each...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Sounds like some good initial results from your...

Sounds like some good initial results from your procedure, Donny. Ditto on the new drugs. I wonder how many other people have wound up flushing expensive, unused medications down the toilet ?
...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-07-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Donny, My 50 year old son was diagnosed with...

Donny,

My 50 year old son was diagnosed with mild diabetes a few years ago. He changed his eating habits as the Dr. advised and never has needed to go on any medications. He figures it was a...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-06-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

I don't know anything about Januvia, but there...

I don't know anything about Januvia, but there are lots of medications that cost even more than $500. Often times the doc has no idea of the cost of a medication; a salesman just comes throught the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

I know your question was directed toward Donny,...

I know your question was directed toward Donny, but I can share my experience. After I retired as an engineer, I did light airplane flight instruction for about 15 years. Mostly I did "insurance...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

"it took months before I started feeling right...

"it took months before I started feeling right again." (quote)


You're absolutely right. I used to have a physician friend who had done his residency in a large university hospital. He related...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-29-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

I'm not familiar with the snakes in your part of...

I'm not familiar with the snakes in your part of Texas, ET. Was that a poisonous variety or a harmless ?

I have harmless gopher snakes in my workshop occasionally. They're good about getting...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-13-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9,371
Views: 528,129
Posted By otrcman

Has anyone heard from Donnyman recently ? He...

Has anyone heard from Donnyman recently ? He hasn't posted for over a month. Sure hope he isn't on the pandemic sick list.

Dick
04-30-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By otrcman

I can't identify the engine for certain, but it...

I can't identify the engine for certain, but it has all the earmarks of a powerplant for a chain saw, weed wacker, etc. A couple of earmarks below:

1. Notice the throttle setup. It appears to...
12-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By otrcman

Stits fabric is not all the same. In recent...

Stits fabric is not all the same. In recent years the thread count is greater in the lengthwise direction. (Thread count used to be equal in both dirctions in years gone by.) When you shrink the...
07-24-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By otrcman

That "obscene dihedral" is just right. It makes...

That "obscene dihedral" is just right. It makes the airplane talk to you when it goes through a thermal. Watch it carefully and you will see the wings bobble when you hit a thermal.

Dick
05-13-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,130
Posted By otrcman

Hello Dale, I feel your pain. Having a...

Hello Dale,

I feel your pain. Having a model that doesn't want to fly is really frustrating. The key item is that you need a fairly well matched set of motor, speed control, battery, and...
03-28-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By otrcman

It's been long enough since I did a dope & veil...

It's been long enough since I did a dope & veil job that I don't remember the precise sequence. But I have been doing dope/silk & dope/paper for more years than I care to think about and I don't use...
03-27-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By otrcman

I did a fuselage just as you are proposing to do...

I did a fuselage just as you are proposing to do on your wing. Carbon veil and nitrate dope. I was very pleased with the results. The veil seems to "loosen up" a little bit in the presence of the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By otrcman

The author appears to know his subject. The...

The author appears to know his subject. The problem is that he has attempted to condense a number of college level aero engineering courses into a short magazine article. I fear the only people who...
02-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,420
Posted By otrcman

Beautiful airplane and great maiden flight. ...

Beautiful airplane and great maiden flight. Congratulations !
02-16-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By otrcman

Another consideration for putting tapes on scale...

Another consideration for putting tapes on scale models is the type of airplane to be modeled and the era represented. Tapes on some types of airplanes would be highly visible while other types would...
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