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 on: Today at 05:48:41 AM 
Started by Perry Rose - Last post by Perry Rose
The way I mix fuel it brings my cost per gallon below $10.00.
Motorman, check your tracking orders I had to sign for my first gallon. I told them to delete that from the second order.

 22 
 on: Today at 05:31:04 AM 
Started by Robert Zambelli - Last post by Frank Imbriaco
eBay buyers - those who collect are gradually evolving to the kids of the 60s and 70s who owned small displacement engines in their Cox , Wen-Mac and other marques model airplanes and tether cars. Some owned them in gas R/C cars and trucks. These are getting the attention now. Madwell 49s ? Old guys stuff. Unfortunate.
Witness lower bids on Anderson Spitfire 60 and 65 and Super Cyclones.
I'm caught in the middle.
Now, I'll sit by and wait for a Dooling 61. Perfect n.i.b. and excellent were bringing 1K just a few  years back. They're down 30% and dropping ; albeit at a slower pace.

 23 
 on: Today at 04:52:22 AM 
Started by Robert Zambelli - Last post by Mike Bufkin
Great info, Guys - thanks for your input.
Oh well, someone will get a nice Madewell.
Profits go to the museum no matter what.

For what it's worth, I've already raised over $70,000.00!

Bob Z.

Excellent Sir !!!!
Mikie

 24 
 on: Today at 12:03:47 AM 
Started by Serge_Krauss - Last post by Serge_Krauss
Thanks for the story and suggestions, Matt. I have decided already to carry the flaps through the fuselage, since I don't trust myself to get them on right otherwise (never having built a Flite Streak or Peacemaker. I'm getting the idea that my choice of vintage engine won't quite cut it. The club guys say that if I use a .15, it should be modern. Oh, well. I have a little time to see to that. I got the main wing structure done today.

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 11:52:46 PM 
Started by Astropuppy - Last post by Serge_Krauss
Finally finished my "Peacemaker" wing structure, after computing a preferred elevator horn length and recessing the wing to allow the rod to hook up.

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 11:48:39 PM 
Started by ROOTBEARD - Last post by Serge_Krauss
Gerald- 'sorry to be late responding, but I think you misunderstood what I do. I do not  put resin on the cloth before applying. That would defeat my purpose greatly. After a coat or two of dope - with sanding - to seal the wood, I apply a very thin resin coat, scraped down to a thin sheen, to the wood. I roll the glass onto the wood, roll it tight under waxed paper (finger pressure in concave or convex places), and wait for the resin to tack some. Then I apply another coat of resin just to fill the weave. The glass does not float up. I remove the excess resin by the card method and  - IF I have applied that resin right - sand down to the weave later.

The last time, I rolled the glass after taping the edges to prevent what you've described. Believe me, I know what you mean; what a mess, if the glass is allowed to stretch!! The first side of the second fuselage had to be cleaned off and redone, after the glass did that. It's a delicate operation, but you can get the job done with minimum resin this way. I'm always really tired, after that operation - takes concentration!

If memory serves (!), my calculations, and one trial weighing, showed me that I could save over an ounce of weight using 1/16 balsa and FG/Epoxy instead of 1/64" plywood, but I love the ply and probably would use it sometime for this purpose. It's much easier. - SK

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 10:46:25 PM 
Started by Scott Richlen - Last post by Brett Buck
Will any inert gas work?

   Ammonia gas is highly reactive, if thats what you are comparing it to. Ammonia has been used as rocket fuel, for instance, the engine in the X-15.

     Brett

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 10:04:37 PM 
Started by Scott Richlen - Last post by Norm Furutani
I don't care for the accelerators, either in aerosol or pump. Both are hard to control and apply way too much. I did find better way to apply the kicker. I put some in a small glass bottle (like a model paint jar) about an 1/8". Use a q-tip to dab it on the joint. The q-tip does not stick and is reusable for several building sessions. I also noticed Zap kicker is especially stinky and I switched to Bob Smith.

Norm's 2 cents

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 09:54:10 PM 
Started by mike londke - Last post by Norm Furutani
I flew F1b, but don't recognize the hubs. They are an older generation without removable rubber bobbins. Someone on Hippocket (http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php) should be able to I.D. it and give you an idea of value.

Norm

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 09:45:50 PM 
Started by Perry Rose - Last post by Motorman
I wonder if it's from the first or second pressing and if it's degummed. It probably is if it runs through the NVA. I need oil anyway, think I'll try it, sounds like good stuff.

Update: They have a $10 off coupon. I just got a gallon of castor for $7 plus enough bees wax to make 10 chap sticks lol.


MM

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