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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 11:49:04 PM 
Started by fred cesquim - Last post by John Boys
For me, Bob Hunt's Caprice design is right up there. I especially like this one built by Tony Bonello.


 12 
 on: Yesterday at 11:42:22 PM 
Started by Terrence Durrill - Last post by Sean McEntee
Todd Lee is currently building an Argus, though progress is in hold due to a move. He went to Muncie to take measurements of Steve Wooleys original, as well as doing a cool video with the AMA


 13 
 on: Yesterday at 10:51:07 PM 
Started by Astropuppy - Last post by Randy Cuberly
Randy - 'sorry I haven't been back sooner to see your post. Yes, I plan on a cheek cowl. The flaps are covered with epoxy held silkspan. I felt that would resist warpage from the subsequent dope coats. It seems to have worked pretty well. I will cover the fuselage too, but I haven't decided on glass or silkspan. I've had good luck with the glass, since it takes less to fill, but it's a simple plane, made more complicated only by me. Ha! I took time from the club newsletter today to wet sand some of the wing. I found my 1/16" plywood for the doublers.

Serge,
Yeah, the glass and epoxy is quite a bit better structurally than silkspan.  However it is a bit heavier and tends to always bleed back to the surface in the sun.  If finish isn't a main concern then the glass is better.  In most cases however I feel that the silkspan is a little easier to use and is plenty strong enough for the purpose.   The exceptions would be on a racer or a carrier plane for obvious reasons.
For this purpose either should be fine.

Randy Cuberly













 14 
 on: Yesterday at 09:53:19 PM 
Started by badbill - Last post by Leo Elder
I'll take the fox 35, PM sent.

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 09:49:33 PM 
Started by Patrick Hempel - Last post by bill bischoff
Yep! It's that time already!

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 09:39:03 PM 
Started by frank mccune - Last post by Dan McEntee
Any combat/high performance single bypass engine with great flow and larger crankcase volume will have the same problem on a profile plane, which is flame out when you hit down elevator.

MM


         Have you ever looked at a combat model airplane? They seem to all have their engines mounted in a profile plan form. I have timed and watched MANY combat matches, and have never once seen any of them flame out on a down elevator input. I have used Fox .35 combat specials of balloon bust and sport models and have done the full pattern with them and have never had a flame out. I have run Fox .15,.19,.35s, OS .35s, .35FP .40FP, LA.40 and .46, McCoy .19 and .35,  all mounted in side winder fashion and have never had a flame out. Must be sumpin that you're doin' wrong.
   Type at you later,
   Dan McEntee

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 09:19:57 PM 
Started by Wayne Collier - Last post by RknRusty
No, I've never tried it, but was thinking about it until I read this. I looked at a package at Lowes the other day. Thanks for the alert. I usually use BSI, though it's frequently re-branded by Great Planes or some such hobby dealer.

I have used the regular original Gg for some repairs and it's pretty good. I dampen the two surfaces, or one if I can't get to the other, and it sticks really well and will fill some gaps. I had to replace a wing in my Twister and had a few gaps after cleaning out the old wing root in the fuse. After I tacked it in alignment with small shims and CA, I coated 1/16" balsa shims with original one part Gg and slid them tightly in place and it looks like it did a good job. I flowed BSI epoxy into the rest of the joint.

When I first got back into building in 2010 and in the new age of CA, I built a Li'l Jumpin' Bean with Gorilla thick rubberized CA and was satisfied. It gave plenty of work time and was plenty strong. Never had a glue joint fail after many crashes. You can pre-glue and then assemble. I'd use it again if I thought I had a need for it.
Rusty

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 09:10:20 PM 
Started by Allen Eshleman - Last post by Mark Scarborough
a;llen have you checked the cg? then the leadout position,

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 08:58:35 PM 
Started by Steve Hines - Last post by Dennis Adamisin
Dennis;

Are the "E" models set up for both Front and Rear motor mounting?

Thanks

Carl


Both are set-up for front mounted motors.

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 08:43:23 PM 
Started by Robert Zambelli - Last post by RknRusty
Ah, yep. I think you accurately pegged him. I see a pack of two Champions for $24 bucks and free shipping that edges his deal out slightly. Even though I've always thought Champions suck.

You and Wayne blew off flying yesterday, didn't you... I think Thursday or Saturday sound good to me if you still want to give it a go.
Rusty.

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