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09-02-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By rreid7

It looks like I've got a lucky 13 at the moment,...

It looks like I've got a lucky 13 at the moment, or 16 if you count the the few with flyable airframes but with their running gear borrowed for other planes.

Foam
GWS Formosa
GWS P-38
GWS...
08-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By rreid7

DX6i and settings loss

My DX6i just played a nasty game on me. I had a good morning flying on Sunday, finishing up with the Formosa. On Monday my wife told me my radio was beeping. Sure enough low batt alarm was going,...
06-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Gibby: I'm sure you'll enjoy the build and flying...

Gibby: I'm sure you'll enjoy the build and flying the finished product. I'm still enjoying mine a great deal.

Mark: Yeah, once I started building with magnets I've never been tempted to go back to...
Forum: ParkFlyers
05-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,873
Posted By rreid7

My Corsair fantasy racer is dark blue fuse and...

My Corsair fantasy racer is dark blue fuse and silver wings. Paint though, not Solite.
Forum: Beginners
03-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,880
Posted By rreid7

I routinely hand launch most of my planes, and I...

I routinely hand launch most of my planes, and I do it left handed. I'm right handed and can't throw with my left worth beans, but I don't throw the airplanes so it doesn't matter. At most it's just...
Forum: Beginners
02-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,748
Posted By rreid7

"top of a small shampoo bottle or something like...

"top of a small shampoo bottle or something like that."

Yeah, something like that. The world is full of cowlings disguised as something else.

"Carve a balsa plug... stretch a common soda bottle...
Forum: Beginners
02-28-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,748
Posted By rreid7

No motor cowl yet, but I've been watching for...

No motor cowl yet, but I've been watching for something that might serve the purpose. The clear plastic top of the box a Hitec HS-65HB servo comes in almost worked, but was just a touch too small. Of...
Forum: Beginners
02-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,748
Posted By rreid7

I also recently electrified a Gentle Lady, one...

I also recently electrified a Gentle Lady, one that I originally built as a pure glider over 25 years ago, so it was also a restoration project. I used a PowerUP 400 Sport motor from Heads Up RC, a...
02-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,041
Posted By rreid7

I had a reply, but now I can't remember what it...

I had a reply, but now I can't remember what it was...
02-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,738
Posted By rreid7

Note that the Manzano Laser/ Peter Rake 36"...

Note that the Manzano Laser/ Peter Rake 36" Sopwith Camel is offered in both short and full kit versions. Also, in the case of short kits there will always be a lot of leftover balsa from the parts...
Forum: Beginners
11-24-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,979
Posted By rreid7

The best wheels I've used for landing parkflyer...

The best wheels I've used for landing parkflyer size models in rough grass are those ugly hard plastic wheels from GWS. They are so skinny they slip between the grass blades instead of pushing...
Forum: Power Systems
11-16-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,897
Posted By rreid7

Or you can keep things simple and add a heat sink...

Or you can keep things simple and add a heat sink to your ESC and let the air flow while flying be your fan. Model Aero sells one that works very well:
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Forum: Foamies
10-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,453
Posted By rreid7

The trick with Gorilla Glue is to not glop on too...

The trick with Gorilla Glue is to not glop on too much. It expands significantly and fills small voids or gaps, so less is needed than you might think. It also doesn't need much water to make it...
10-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,613
Posted By rreid7

I've also had good results using floppy disc...

I've also had good results using floppy disc material to make hinges. I don't use epoxy though. I poke a few holes in them with a pin and glue them in with Gorilla Glue. Just a bit on the ends, then...
09-23-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

I've gotten in a few more flights on the Stella...

I've gotten in a few more flights on the Stella since the maiden flight last week, and I continue to be pleased and impressed with her performance. I'm used to flying relatively high speed, swooping...
09-16-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

As advertised, I maidened the Stella this...

As advertised, I maidened the Stella this morning, and it went great! This kit was so well thought out and executed by SA that I really didn't have the usual pre-maiden jitters. It would take real...
09-15-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

I've got the Stella all finished up and ready to...

I've got the Stella all finished up and ready to fly. If the weather holds as forecast I hope to get the maiden flown tomorrow morning. Here are a few final detail pics and some poor attempts at...
09-15-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,088
Posted By rreid7

Glad to hear your having so much fun with it,...

Glad to hear your having so much fun with it, Steve. Congratulations on putting on a good "air show"!

I need to update my thread too, but I'm ready to maiden the Stella, hopefully tomorrow....
09-04-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Continuing the summertime pattern of less than...

Continuing the summertime pattern of less than regular building sessions, but I got the tail feathers and fuselage covered over the weekend. Now it's just down to mounting the elevator halves, final...
09-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By rreid7

I try to make the servos a snug fit in the...

I try to make the servos a snug fit in the pockets, then secure with a little hot glue. The aileron servos I also cover over with some white striping from the decal sheet or a bit of packing tape.
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08-31-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By rreid7

I've been using the 8g Emax ES08A servos in my...

I've been using the 8g Emax ES08A servos in my Formosa I without a hitch, and most of my other planes as well. I've not used the TP SG-9s but the specs are similar so I wouldn't hesitate to use them...
08-29-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By rreid7

I've built and flown a couple of Formosas. The...

I've built and flown a couple of Formosas. The first was built stock and flew with a PowerUp 400 Sport motor from HeadsUpRC and 1500mAh lipos. That one flew very well and got a lot of flight time,...
08-20-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Steve - I used Solarfilm/Aerofilm sourced from...

Steve - I used Solarfilm/Aerofilm sourced from SA. I'm finding it much nicer to work with than Solite/Aerolite, and not much heavier, certainly not enough to worry about on this size airplane. The...
08-19-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

I have been making some progress on the Stella...

I have been making some progress on the Stella lately. The wing is basically finished, covered and with the ailerons hinged and servos installed. I just need to add the links out to the control...
07-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Well, I know this build's gone quiet over the...

Well, I know this build's gone quiet over the last month, but I haven't fallen off the world! I had a week away after the last post, and have another starting tomorrow. Just before leaving for the...
06-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

No build thread is complete without a few pics of...

No build thread is complete without a few pics of the completed airframe prior to covering. So here we are, the current state of the Stella build. The wheels are from my GWS P-38, exactly the same...
06-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By rreid7

The GWS P-40 is just over 39" WS. ...

The GWS P-40 is just over 39" WS.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-40-GWS112.htm

I don't have the P-40 but my GWS Corsair and P-38 both fly really well.
06-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Here are a few final shots of the wing bones...

Here are a few final shots of the wing bones before I move on.

At this point it is still mostly just friction fitted together. but I can pick it up and carry it around without anything coming...
06-12-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

SA does offer a powered glider kit. I don't have...

SA does offer a powered glider kit. I don't have any experience with it but would presume it is of similar quality to the Stella:...
06-12-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,388
Posted By rreid7

Thanks for the feedback, John. It really is a...

Thanks for the feedback, John. It really is a nice build that goes together quickly. If it were wintertime I'd probably already be flying it, but this time of year the time spent at the build table...
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