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07-27-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,504
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: Bye Bye Corsair

I watched my uncle put his Corsair into the ground today, second flight. Tried a split-s with not enough speed and obviously not enough altitiude.Sheared the motor mount in half, and burried the prop...
Forum: Beginners
03-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: ideas for a first plane

my $.02

You get what you pay for in this hobby. You want electric you say, there is a whole lot more to electric that you think. Electric is nice because you can plug in and go but aquiring all...
03-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: Worth anything?

1 more that wouldn't fit.
03-13-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

Worth anything?

I picked this up at a swapmeet last weekend($5.00), I think it was ment for free flight or just an ornament, and right away I thought about making it into an electric flyer by putting some ailerons...
03-13-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: 1/12 ME-109E & P-51 Mustang

Here is the new look with a wood motor mount.

I also messed around with the servos I mounted in the rear. I can tuck them in so only the control horn is sticking out by packing the inside. But I...
Forum: Beginners
03-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,266
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: The heck with it, I'm going it alone I guess...

big weekend hawk

i think you need to let your nuts drop and solo that bad boy
03-09-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: Expo in Pa.

i'm leaving here at 7am

who else is going?
03-09-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: 1/12 ME-109E & P-51 Mustang

Some answers to my questions wooohooo. felt like I was talking to myself.

let me answer the servo question first. There are a couple reasons I put them where they are. I wanted to mount them in...
03-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: 1/12 ME-109E & P-51 Mustang

Well I finally got some things done seems like I haven't had a break.

I covered the fuse from the canopy back with 1/32 sheeting, the sheeting is laped over three basswood 1/8 square strips...
Forum: Beginners
03-05-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,266
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: The heck with it, I'm going it alone I guess...

Like others have said in earlier post the pre-flight check is huge. I would agree that >50% of all crashes could be prevented at this point.

As far as not over shooting the runway, FB I had the...
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,266
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: The heck with it, I'm going it alone I guess...

That was harder for me to do than fly itself, pull in when I saw a few other cars there two of which had trailers just to tote their planes.
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,266
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: The heck with it, I'm going it alone I guess...

I practice this(engine kill) all the time on my G2 at all different types of moments, inverted, while going vertical, in a loop, and so on.




The biggest mistake I see people make is...
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,266
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: The heck with it, I'm going it alone I guess...

piece of cake.

its not that hard. I made my first solo after touching the sticks once, when we first took it up to trim her out. The second time she flew it was all me.

I'm not sure what...
03-04-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: SELECTING A .15 GAS/NITRO ENGINE

Whats your price range?

I have no complants about the LA motors from OS, for the price that is.
Forum: Beginners
03-04-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: Good begginner plane

Let me know when you find one.
03-03-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: 1/12 ME-109E & P-51 Mustang

mocked up the motor and wing to get some idea of how it will balance.
03-03-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: compensating weight

I can see the light, I have been saved. Amen


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Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,489
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: It's all your fault kit builders!!!!!

Secret credit card - CHECK

Hidding places for new packages - The delivery guy knows to put them around back, CHECK

Messy shop - No problem, CHECK.
03-01-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: compensating weight

ok you got me.

I was exagerating a little about it being tight for space. The truth is I can't think clearly when I'm hopped up glue fumes.[sm=tired.gif]

Its a HOB ME-109.
Forum: Kit Building
03-01-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,489
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: It's all your fault kit builders!!!!!

See if she still smiles after the third plane, if she does may as well try a fourth.
03-01-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: Am I making a Covering Blunder?

Speaking from experience?

Looks fine dude. I like the skull and cross bones, I'll have to keep that in mind.
02-28-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: compensating weight

I didn't think about a possible battery compartment/hatch near the rear. its a 1/12 scale so it gets a little tight for space the farther back we go.
02-28-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

RE: 1/12 ME-109E & P-51 Mustang

I glued the rear block to the fuse and laid out the horizontal and vertical stabs. I also cut two 1/2" triangle pieces to help secure the H-stab since it will have a functioning rudder. You can also...
02-28-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By formerlyknownasAWB

compensating weight

I need to balance a nose heavy plane, would it be possible to use a heavier wood for the vertical or horizontal stab(basswood or ply)?

what effect could this have on flight performance?

I...
02-28-2007, 04:47 PM
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