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degreen60 11-23-2009 03:08 AM


Originally Posted by Ron (Post 664063)
The cat has informed me that he wants the seat upholstered with leather...preferably made from dog skin.....and he says the dog we have here would likely "donate" enough to do the job.....when I told him it would likely mean the end of the dog, he just smiled :-)

If you don't have enough dog skin I will donate a couple of my neighbor's dogs. I would make my other neighbor's happy.

scalercflyer 11-23-2009 07:19 AM

Dog skin
 
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Ryan Flyer 11-23-2009 03:17 PM

wow
 

Originally Posted by Ron (Post 663250)
Well...you give an old man a box of balsa, and a hand full of hard back razor blades, and look what he does...sorry the picture quality ain't that great, but it's what my camera takes.

Wow that is a nice plane! I wish I could build like that.

Pat

dbcisco 11-23-2009 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 664183)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

This thread started catty but now it's gone to the dogs.

degreen60 11-23-2009 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by dbcisco (Post 664241)
This thread started catty but now it's gone to the dogs.

It was fishey for a while, maybe the cat caught the flying fish.

dbcisco 11-23-2009 06:15 PM

What a bunch of animals!

floss 11-23-2009 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Ron (Post 661079)
Floss those are good looking wheels.......I am going to see if I can come up with a "tire" then I'll make the rims...I'll be looking for about a 9 1/2" O ring...I'm thinking one from plastic pipe like storm sewer pipe or something like that might work...I like the depron idea over the plywood....I have the axles figured out, just am stuck on the tires....i have seen lots machined out of aluminum, but they're just almost as heavy as the plastic wheels, and some don't keep tires on very well.........I don't need tires falling off :p>..............I have enough trouble keeping other things together without that :rolleyes:...... model will weigh about 10 or 11 pounds.
I will have a total framed up weight this weekend I hope....framing and sheeting is almost complete...just need to sand out the seams from joining the sheeting, do some 1/16 by 5/16 trim strips, sand my brains out, then it's ready for motor radio/servos, and covering. I'm doing pull pull on everything this time .....ailerons too....I need to fabricate a cowl...that will take a bit of time :eek:

Ron
Tires should be the easy part, go to any real engineering supply outlet and buy a length of O-ring cord (6-8mm diameter is good for 35-40" WS sized planes) and a bottle of o-ring glue. CA will often do the trick, you want a true contact glue that bonds in 1 second. Once you master cutting a nice square face on the O-ring cord tires will never be an issue again. Make them a nice fit a bit smaller than the rim and they pop on and don't even need gluing to stay on the rim.

Steve

Ron 11-23-2009 08:18 PM

Thanks for that Steve....
Pat......you just get a photo, some balsa, a bunch of razor blades, a sheet of paper, and let your imagination run wild....
this thread has kinda gone to the dogs hasn't it? well it IS a dog eat dog world out there :-) well,.... back to my cave to make some more shavings..........

Ryan Flyer 11-24-2009 04:18 PM

Well Ron I will have to try that I am just worried that I will make something that looks good but will not fly. I will just have to see what happens.

Pat

WWI Ace 11-26-2009 04:20 PM

Happy Thanksgiving you bunch of Turkeys!!!! Steve

scalercflyer 11-26-2009 06:38 PM

Happy Thanksgiving
 
Just wanted to say that I'm thankful for all of you Guys here on our thread. :) Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! :D Do they have turkeys in Texas? :eek: I wonder what they call them if they do? :confused::eek::D Maybe everyone from Texas is a turkey!!?? :eek::D Who loves you Steve? Can't wait to see what I get for Christmas! How about you Guys? Anything on your want list? ;) Marty.

degreen60 11-26-2009 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by scalercflyer (Post 665262)
Do they have turkeys in Texas? :eek: I wonder what they call them if they do?

Turkey Buzzard???

Happy Thanksgiving.

Do you know how to keep a turkey in suspense?

WWI Ace 11-26-2009 09:49 PM

I'm thinking of asking Santa for some new friends because mine are mean!!! LOL!!!! We don't eat turkey on Thanksgiving in Texas. We eat armadillo on the half shell!!! Steve

Biplane Murphy 11-26-2009 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by wwi ace (Post 665230)
happy thanksgiving you bunch of turkeys!!!! Steve

+1 :):):):):):):)

degreen60 11-26-2009 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 665296)
I'm thinking of asking Santa for some new friends because mine are mean!!! LOL!!!! We don't eat turkey on Thanksgiving in Texas. We eat armadillo on the half shell!!! Steve

My greatgrampa was a home boy(ask a Texan, see if they know what a home boy was). My mother moved from Texas in a covered wagon to Indiana in 1917, guess that makes me half Texan.

dbcisco 11-27-2009 02:27 AM

Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to have a forum that is full of friendly, helpful and often humorous friends.

7car7 11-27-2009 02:42 AM

Happy Thanksgiving fellas! Hope it's a great one for you all.

Ron 11-28-2009 07:03 AM

Has anyone here tried " World-tex" covering?? I see Horizon carries it.
I had thought to maybe use solar-tex, but it's a little difficult to obtain here....seems no one either carries it, or even wants to order it in.

WWI Ace 11-28-2009 02:41 PM

I think Worldtex is the covering that world models covers their planes with. Try www.airborne-models.com and see if you can look up the covering on their site. Steve

Biplane Murphy 11-28-2009 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by WWI Ace (Post 665814)
I think Worldtex is the covering that world models covers their planes with. Try www.airborne-models.com and see if you can look up the covering on their site. Steve

I have had a few of their models.
If that is their covering material, then it is like monocote, but not as strong/tough. It shrinks much faster also.

Ron 11-28-2009 07:05 PM

The Horizon blurb says it's a low temp fabric, not a film..... I have never seen it, so I guess I'll have to trust what they say...

calven 11-29-2009 07:55 AM

solertex
 
Hi Ron, if you want some solertex give dean a call at Norburn's, thats where I get mine. If I remember correctly my 10 meter roll was about $110 bucks. It's all I'll ever use on my big birds. Covering my big super cub right now, it's lookin pretty sharp. Cheers.

Ron 11-29-2009 07:08 PM

hi Calven...heard about the motor in the camper...that sucks big time eh?
I tried Dean..he says he is no longer ordering it because he orders so little from BUSA that they hit him too hard on shipping....soooo I am ordering some Worldtex from Horizon....you can get it in many colours, but more importantly linen...as well as antique...it's just slightly less money than Solartex, and according to my sources is exactly the same stuff. .

I covered a couple of the LG struts last night, and will do cabane struts this evening...I want to do all the "painted" parts first so I can paint them before I cover the fuselage..that way I won't be slopping paint on my nice new covering :rolleyes: motor should be along soon...63-74-170 TGY..28X14 prop....should work on 6 cells just nicely..I am looking into some "compressed" styro for wheels....apparently it's very strong, tough and light...
glad to hear the Cub is coming along nicely....I was talking to Colin the other day, he is in love with your Pup....I'm going to clean mine up over the winter so it looks a little more presentable, and chuck in a 63-74-230 motor with a 24X10 prop...should fly it a little better than the 4130/20 Axi.
If weather is decent, I am going to have a few of the guys over to fly on New Years Day...come along if you like...maybe catch a ride with Brad if need be, or bring the camper, you can plug into the barn for heat and light ..club house has heat in it, so some timmie's and some munchies, and we're good to go :p> Oh let me know when you are gonna order some balsa..we can maybe team up with a decent order..I will need a fair jag of it for my next project...will likely start drawing plans around Christmas time.

Ron 11-30-2009 05:42 PM

well, I got the rest of the struts covered and painted 2 coats of ( close your eyes Marty) ...rrrrrrrrrreddddd....and cut the hole for the "office" put on the aluminum sheeting in front of the pilot and around the cockpit....man my arms took a beating I had to literally use a small ladder to work on the topsides .... when it's on the bench, it's over 6 feet to the top wing mount ......Been looking around for a 1/3 sized pilot, and can't seem to find a WW1 Hun....pardon the pun, ....we're just having fun...
I have a mount for him so that when the rudder and or ailerons move, he turns to look in the direction of the turn...guess I'll start the cowl this week then the wheels and guns...I'm a little hesitant to start covering...they always look so nice in the bones, I hate to cover them up, but I guess they don't fly too well as skeletons eh?

WWI Ace 11-30-2009 11:37 PM

I just hate covering those scalloped trailing edges!!!! Steve


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