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09-03-2019, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Scott Page

I was able to remove the "H King" decals by using...

I was able to remove the "H King" decals by using oracal 751 vinyl and burnishing it over the decal. I then quickly ripped off the oracal covering and most if not all of the "H King" decal was...
09-01-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,482
Posted By Scott Page

That vertical underhand launch was all it took to...

That vertical underhand launch was all it took to sell me!
Forum: Foamies
04-02-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

Done

Finished the Holey W today, plan to maiden tomorrow. Overall I didn't save much weight because I used copious 6mm CF tubing to reinforce the stab and the sponsons.

The lexan (polycarbonate)...
Forum: Foamies
03-31-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

I was disappointed that it was not more when I...

I was disappointed that it was not more when I took the mass of the 2 right wing panels. I was hoping for a 25% loss in mass -- but it will be closer to 5% after covering. I have a substantially...
Forum: Foamies
03-30-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

Lace W

I have the main elements in place, minus the sponsons. I'm trying a different motor mount entirely -- home made. I heated the polycarbonate and bent it to 4 degrees up thrust. It will be removable...
Forum: Foamies
03-28-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

I'd love to say I cut them with an Xacto -- I'd...

I'd love to say I cut them with an Xacto -- I'd also love to say I HAVE a laser cutter. Truth is I have access to a laser cutter. I now have the outer panels and elevons covered with translucent...
Forum: Foamies
03-28-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

Swiss Capricorn

thought I'd share a project I have underway. It's a 97% Cap with honeycomb Hexagonals -- obviously going to be skinned. I'm still experimenting to decide what will be the skin. Also, something is...
Forum: Foamies
02-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

2 liter bottles

I've been thinking about the 2 liter bottle idea for floats.

Any thoughts of putting the lid on bottle and pressing it against a hot surface to flatten one side? If so -- how hot ??
11-17-2012, 07:04 AM
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Views: 408,924
Posted By Scott Page

It's over? It's hard to believe that it's...

It's over?

It's hard to believe that it's over. Anybody else feel a sense of ... loss?
Forum: Foamies
01-02-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

My wife shot video, I'll have to get it uploaded...

My wife shot video, I'll have to get it uploaded ... soon. Unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow after a perfectly wonderful two week vacation.
Forum: Foamies
01-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

Yes, I only use KF on the center panels. I...

Yes, I only use KF on the center panels.

I got the maiden today -- in :censor: 30mph winds. Everybody at our Jan 1 gathering was advising me NOT to fly - in no uncertain terms. Prior to this...
Forum: Foamies
12-31-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

Pull Pull

I've not posted much in quite awhile. Actually I'm just one day short of being without a Capricorn for one year. Last New Years my hands became numb and I could not feel the sticks....at all .. and...
Forum: Beginners
12-02-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,158
Posted By Scott Page

+1 absolutely!!! Fear of breaking "Dad's plane"...

+1 absolutely!!! Fear of breaking "Dad's plane" is very self limiting -- I KNOW! (even it it is his plane and Dad flys it)


The Ember is also a good call for indoors (gym) or dead calm outside.
Forum: Beginners
12-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,158
Posted By Scott Page

My son learned with the "floater jet" It was ok...

My son learned with the "floater jet" It was ok -- but the electronics were not adequate. My wife learned with the "bixler" from Hobby King. ...
Forum: Foamies
11-20-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 572,868
Posted By Scott Page

That is simply incredible. Do you have plans for...

That is simply incredible. Do you have plans for it. A build thread? I absolutely must have one of those. I'm completely taken by the slow slow slow majestic flight. Amazing.
Forum: Washington
06-16-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,466
Posted By Scott Page

Miniature Aircraft Association of the Tri-Cities

MAA will be hosting their first, of what we hope will become an annual, Iron Man Electric Fun Fly.
We have a great facility that's centrally located for a northwest area electric festival.
...
06-14-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,008
Posted By Scott Page

Talking Just split the difference, do one wheel in and...

Just split the difference, do one wheel in and the other out. :D:D:D
Forum: Beginners
06-13-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,721
Posted By Scott Page

True that! But then again, the first "Bixlers"...

True that! But then again, the first "Bixlers" have only been in hand for about a week - but it IS really the Banana Hobby "Sky Surfer" with a new name. Our "Bixler" even had a Sky Surfer outer box...
Forum: Beginners
06-13-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,721
Posted By Scott Page

Simulator

Besides starting out with a slower trainer - I find that a simulator is worth every penny x 10. You can crash over and over with a simulator with no additional cost. Some (not all) will allow you...
06-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,008
Posted By Scott Page

Gyro

Short coupled aircraft and tail draggers - and all aircraft for that matter - are much easier to bring up to speed with the addition of a very expensive ($15) rudder gyro. Set it for high rate (not...
06-12-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By Scott Page

I've considered those. Other than appearance and...

I've considered those. Other than appearance and weight, what are their attributes vs. APC? Other than fragility, what are their shortcomings?
05-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,637
Posted By Scott Page

Boy isn't that the truth! It's darn near...

Boy isn't that the truth! It's darn near impossible now that I have LiPos in the TX and BECs in the planes. I can fly all day and night all weekend, and when the TX does need recharging it's only...
05-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,329
Posted By Scott Page

Build Review Ailerons buffered with gyros makes windy flying possible

http://www.mycoolrc.com/gyro/index.html

It may have been said already in this thread, I don't recall - but equiping your plane with a $15 or $20 rate gyro for the aileron channel is a very...
05-05-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,693
Posted By Scott Page

Link for gyro info

Check this link.
http://www.mycoolrc.com/gyro/indexnew.html
05-05-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,693
Posted By Scott Page

digital vs. analog???

I'm not an expert on gyros by any stretch of the imagination, but since nobody's jumped in yet I'll suggest you check the instructions/literature to see if this might be a digital servo / analog...
05-05-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,329
Posted By Scott Page

How many batteries? How many times are you...

How many batteries? How many times are you likely to fly at a typical outing? If you fly at a club you'll likely fly fewer times with more time between flights than if you are a solo act. If you...
05-01-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scott Page

I fly my GP stik with an 11-7. That will clear...

I fly my GP stik with an 11-7. That will clear ground on smooth surface. For rough surface or grass better use a 10" prop.

The motor you've chosen will be pretty anemic. If you want to stick to...
04-30-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,080
Posted By Scott Page

funjet motor

When I read the account of 160mph o thought it would be simple to prove impossible, so I did the math. 3700 rpm per volt., 4S (14v) battery, 4 inches per revolution , it turns out that the...
04-29-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,080
Posted By Scott Page

The two motors I've had recommended to me. I...

The two motors I've had recommended to me. I have both on order but can't testify to either yet.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8137
...
04-29-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,637
Posted By Scott Page

The time is right to start.

Sounds like you have the bug. All airplanes die on the ground. Some having fun, others gathering dust. There is no shame in crashing -- but there is cost in money and time. I found that once I...
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