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« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2017, 01:30:06 PM »

I had my coffee while watching the local news that told me that my still unflown bird is going to stay in the garage for a THIRD WEEKEND IN A ROW.

I think it'll break down from old age before I get to see how it flies.

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« Reply #76 on: September 26, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »

 Cheesy Grin flight tested three teeth airplanes and a cat jet.  Jonah is in for a treat

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« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2017, 09:41:07 PM »

Got an adjustable stab mount working for the Tigercat.
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« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2017, 11:00:59 PM »

 Grin  started my easybilt b25.  i intend to convert it from display to flyable or at least try.  weight will be qan issue as there is a lot of wood and paRTS NEED HOLLOWING OUT.  IF ANY ONE HAS DONE THIS TO THIS MODEL BEFORE LET ME KNOW

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« Reply #79 on: September 28, 2017, 09:39:35 AM »

Re #77.
Walk round the whole class Michael and demonstrate your Stab adjuster. Shew them what can be achieved with skill and dedication!
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« Reply #80 on: September 28, 2017, 09:51:17 AM »

Per Hepcat...amen!  And while you are at it, demonstrate how you will access the adjuster screw when the model is covered.
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« Reply #81 on: September 28, 2017, 10:17:38 AM »

Jim, try using the ball grinder with your dremel set. It will cut better in one direction than the other. Mike I am with Hepcat...because I bought all the tiny delrin screws and such and they sit in a small pile in the corner of my bench because I was too foggy on how to do it. It was gonna be for my Piper twin.
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« Reply #82 on: September 28, 2017, 01:40:15 PM »

Thanks all for the comments on the Tigercat's tail.  I've added an upright behind the fin spar and will slit the tissue there so I can insert a screwdriver for adjustments (see pics).  This stab adjuster is similar to what I did on my Tempest and Waco, but a little more complex with the rods and split stab. 

Going from the kit stab to a 10% larger adjustable stab cost me about .8g at the wrong end of the airplane (see bones pics for comparison).  Overall weight is now 40.3g, props and noseblocks will add another 10-12 g but should bring the balance pretty close.  Target weight for .5g/sq in is about 57g - I expect with covering I'll end up a bit over.

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« Reply #83 on: September 28, 2017, 04:34:42 PM »

Finally about to finish covering my dime scale Chambermaid.
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« Reply #84 on: September 28, 2017, 08:10:48 PM »

Finally about to finish covering my dime scale Chambermaid.

Excellent - that came together fast!  Hopefully the field will be dry enough Monday to put it in the air.
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« Reply #85 on: September 30, 2017, 05:24:53 PM »

Making F1B rubber motors, coffee and college football. A nice mellow Saturday while I'm fighting a cold.
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« Reply #86 on: October 01, 2017, 03:54:00 PM »

Practiced stretching silver esaki.  Glad that's done.
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« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2017, 05:47:49 PM »

'sneat!  Cheesy
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« Reply #88 on: October 01, 2017, 06:01:13 PM »

Lovely work Mike  Smiley
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« Reply #89 on: October 01, 2017, 07:25:38 PM »

Very, very nice Mike.  And have to ask, how did you do it?  I always thought installing silver Esaki wrinkle free was impossible.
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« Reply #90 on: October 01, 2017, 10:17:55 PM »

Thanks guys.

Don, it's far from wrinkle-free.  The silver went on pretty well over the stringered portion of the nacelle, but the infilled cowls were a chore.  All was covered wet (water/alcohol spray and glue stick adhesive).  The cowls were broken up into three sections - single ring at the aft where the cowl flaps are, then two half-rings to cover the front end, followed by a single ring covering between the two.  I used a cone calculator to estimate the arcs of tissue for each section, made templates based on that to cut the arcs, then tugged and swore and peeled it off and tried again until I decided it was good enough.  The camera is kind - up close there's a few spots that look like I covered the cowls with gum wrappers.

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« Reply #91 on: October 02, 2017, 05:16:27 AM »

 Grin worked on the B25 and went flying with the KIDS  see went Flying

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« Reply #92 on: October 02, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »

Updating my Joulebox E36 so I might have a chance this coming Monday at Lost Hills against you & the other E-boys!  Grin
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« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:12 PM »

Removed the twist from the tailboom of my Elf dlg. Also glued stab back on.

This particular Elf, at least, had the pushrods on the outside of the tailboom, supported by short sections of tube glued to the tail boom every couple of inches. When heating to untwist it, I put a clothespin over each bit of tube to keep the heat from softening the glue that held it on. I couldn't find my heat gun, so I used a candle. Will have to clean well if I need to glue something to it in the future.
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« Reply #94 on: October 02, 2017, 09:26:55 PM »

Building a new Hangar Rat wing - experimented successfully with formed ribs.  Soaked the wood in cloudy ammonia, clamped it to the rib block form and baked it in the oven for 30 minutes at 100 degrees C.   Front and rear faces of the ribs sanded into the blank while it was still sitting on the form, using my table sander.  sliced the ribs off at 1/32 intervals using my balsa stripper.  Very easy, very successful,  and much stronger than the usual sliced rib.
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« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2017, 12:16:35 AM »

Updating my Joulebox E36 so I might have a chance this coming Monday at Lost Hills against you & the other E-boys!  Grin


Cool. I can't wait to get to Lost Hills. Looks like it's going to be sunny and warm. It's going to be fun! Nothing new for me. New E36 will have to wait for the IKE.
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« Reply #96 on: October 03, 2017, 10:16:32 AM »

Starting to build another Andreason BA4B  Peanut Scale. This will be number 4 at least for this Walt Mooney design. I like Biplanes and I need something scale for WESTFAC 6.
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« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2017, 03:41:20 PM »

 Grin started repairs on my p40 b. this is one tough airplane just like the real deal. 
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« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2017, 08:00:35 PM »

P40, What, AGAIN?  Shocked

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« Reply #99 on: October 04, 2017, 12:34:56 AM »

Lubed up a whole mess of Wakefield motors for the trip to Lost Hills.   It takes a while with 5000cst silicon oil.
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