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Forum: ParkFlyers
08-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By dgjessing

They have a couple coats of clear lacquer on...

They have a couple coats of clear lacquer on them, plus the "tires" were also coated with CA glue. They won't last forever, but should hold up pretty well :)
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By dgjessing

Video from this afternoon's test flight: ...

Video from this afternoon's test flight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEVbnqangwI&feature=youtu.be

I suppose I should have done some touch & go's, since it is all about the wheels, but I...
Forum: ParkFlyers
08-26-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By dgjessing

Big honkin' wheels

Frustrated with not being able to take off & land in "park height" grass, I've made some really big wheels :D

About 4" diameter, of 1/8" plywood, with a wood hub infused with thin CA glue and...
Forum: Beginners
07-21-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By dgjessing

The trick is a block of wood with a hole the size...

The trick is a block of wood with a hole the size of the "pin" in it; squeeze the retainer on (a little) with your fingers, then stick the whole thing over that hole and give it a tap with a light...
06-30-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,735
Posted By dgjessing

This plane is still in service a year later. It's...

This plane is still in service a year later. It's been "through the mill" though :rolleyes:

The most spectacular crash (of several) was today - came out of a steep dive, started back up, and the...
05-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,625
Posted By dgjessing

Keep things clean and don't skimp on the flux :)

Keep things clean and don't skimp on the flux :)
04-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,429
Posted By dgjessing

gws ep 6050

gws ep 6050
04-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Flew it twice today - did really well :D. It...

Flew it twice today - did really well :D. It needed two clicks of right aileron trim, other than that, perfect. It could use a little more power, but I think it will be OK once the engine is worked...
04-07-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

The new engine arrived early (yesterday), and I...

The new engine arrived early (yesterday), and I attempted a maiden flight today. However, I forgot to put in a fuel filter, and after a couple test runs on the ground it apparently ingested a bit of...
04-04-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,284
Posted By dgjessing

Cool - congratulations! Poke a pin hole in...

Cool - congratulations!

Poke a pin hole in the wing to keep it from ballooning up in the sun.
04-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

The airframe is pretty much ready to go. This...

The airframe is pretty much ready to go. This afternoon I finished packing all the electric stuff in place:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3197.JPG

I put a switch in the battery line so I won't...
04-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By dgjessing

Heat works wonders on lots of woods (I've never...

Heat works wonders on lots of woods (I've never tried bending balsa like this though...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzS0vWp3ycs
04-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

The CA hinges that came in the kit were much...

The CA hinges that came in the kit were much thicker than others that I bought separately a while ago. The thick ones fit the slots well - the thin ones wouldn't have...
04-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Mario gets fully enclosed under the canopy :). ...

Mario gets fully enclosed under the canopy :).

It's coming along:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3194.JPG

To do the hinge slots I got a (cheap) Du-Bro "Kwik-Hinge Slotter" (#216) and it...
04-01-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By dgjessing

Well done everyone! :)

Well done everyone! :)
03-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

OK, all the major covering is done :) ...

OK, all the major covering is done :)

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3189.JPG

I'm happy with it, for a first effort. As always, my surface prep work could have been a lot better :rolleyes:, but...
Forum: WWI Era
03-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,522
Posted By dgjessing

Sounds plausible to me. The field I fly at has an...

Sounds plausible to me. The field I fly at has an earthen dam running parallel about 400' or so away. It's maybe 30' tall. All kinds of unpredictable things can happen when flying low near it. :eek:
03-29-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Those trees don't scare me! :D Covered the...

Those trees don't scare me! :D

Covered the fuselage this afternoon - turned out OK. I think maybe I can do a half-way decent job on the wing.

My only problem with the kit so far is that (in my...
03-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Well, I'm loving this MonoKote stuff! Started...

Well, I'm loving this MonoKote stuff! Started with the flat tail surfaces (easy) and (if I may say so myself), they turned out great :).

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3186.JPG
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03-27-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Got the servo mounts worked out this afternoon: ...

Got the servo mounts worked out this afternoon:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3185.JPG

For the reason that can't be mentioned :rolleyes:, I need three of them in the fuselage, so I had to...
03-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

All the other kids in my club fly both electrics...

All the other kids in my club fly both electrics and (the other kind) and I just want to see what all the fuss is about. They seem to enjoy making several trips to & from the car to carry all the...
03-26-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,669
Posted By dgjessing

I did this way back when in design school (UC...

I did this way back when in design school (UC (Cincinnati)) ~'78 or so. I don't remember the exact rules, but mine was made from a single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. The rotor blade portion simply made...
03-26-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

More gluing together of bits has been going on: ...

More gluing together of bits has been going on:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3178.JPG

These balsa things are a lot more involved that foamies!

I have to confess a dirty secret about this...
03-22-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

Well I've been gluing a lot of bits together: ...

Well I've been gluing a lot of bits together:

http://www.wsukes.com/temp/DSCF3177.JPG

The wings and tail surfaces were all done with TiteBond. For the fuselage I've gone crazy and am using...
03-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,816
Posted By dgjessing

SIG Four-Star 20 EP build

I wanted to learn how to use "Monokote"-like covering, and I was curious about how model airplane kits have changed since the last time I built one, ~40 years ago.

Plus it's novel (and nice) to...
03-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,087
Posted By dgjessing

Video! ...

Video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYWMclwWWq8&feature=youtu.be
03-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,429
Posted By dgjessing

Well, it was fun while it lasted :(. Flew it...

Well, it was fun while it lasted :(. Flew it today in way too much wind... Got too far away down wind, I lost orientation, and it went down in the big lake near our club field. Took me a while to...
03-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By dgjessing

Wow! That's a beauty [popcorn]

Wow! That's a beauty [popcorn]
03-17-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,429
Posted By dgjessing

Success today! The trick seems to be to launch at...

Success today! The trick seems to be to launch at full throttle so it gets up to flying speed in a hurry. Turns out it's pretty "tippy" at low speed :concern:. At full throttle it shoots out...
03-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,087
Posted By dgjessing

The new props were the ticket! It doesn't jump...

The new props were the ticket! It doesn't jump off the ground, but the take off run is reasonable, and there is power enough to climb & turn without any pucker factor at all. The higher speed (from...
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