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06-08-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By DBacon

Hmm...

Hmm...
06-08-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By DBacon

Good info here, should be required reading. Yes...

Good info here, should be required reading. Yes Kv is not a figure of merit, just a characteristic. But is it "Kv", "KV", "kV", or "kv"?
In my business (resistance welding) we use "kVA" for power...
06-06-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 23,770
Posted By DBacon

Excellent explanation of the value of bigger...

Excellent explanation of the value of bigger windings. One of the characteristics of rewinding with fewer turns of larger wire is that the RPM per Volt (kV) goes up, which is not always desired for...
Forum: Foamies
11-15-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By DBacon

If you can get them to use 300 Watts, or produce...

If you can get them to use 300 Watts, or produce 30 Ounces of thrust, then you will have plenty of power, more than Larry uses, but he is an expert, I get into trouble that only power will get me out...
Forum: Foamies
11-15-2013, 05:22 PM
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Posted By DBacon

Full plans on Page 22 post 527 Download the...

Full plans on Page 22 post 527
Download the last pdf file of the five, it is the newest.
The first page shows the dimensions for the multiple angles, it is a 140 degree measurement, using it twice...
Forum: Foamies
11-15-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By DBacon

One more thing to say about GG, is that it does...

One more thing to say about GG, is that it does not make a leak-free seam, in case you make built-up floats.

My fix for this is just don't seal the floats. I leave the back panel off, and they...
Forum: Foamies
11-15-2013, 04:55 AM
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Posted By DBacon

Good instructions, Larry, and I would like to add...

Good instructions, Larry, and I would like to add that mixing the Gorilla Glue with water, whip it up until it turns white and expands a little, really speeds up the curing, and reduces that annoying...
Forum: Foamies
11-14-2013, 11:55 PM
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Posted By DBacon

That's sad, it used to work well, and I was quite...

That's sad, it used to work well, and I was quite proud of building a Capricorn for it...

I bought flight simulators from HobbyKing for both my Sons, and they run it fine, I bought a third one for...
Forum: Foamies
11-14-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,852
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Posted By DBacon

Well I'll be darned, I get the same thing now. I...

Well I'll be darned, I get the same thing now. I used to run it on this same computer, but haven't tried it in a year or so, I wonder if all those sneaky "upgrades" from Microsoft messed it up...
Forum: Foamies
11-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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Posted By DBacon

I don't know about all these crashes, I am only a...

I don't know about all these crashes, I am only a mediocre pilot, and have been flying two Caps for years, and only found one problem, when a float takes on water.

I fly almost exclusively off a...
08-26-2013, 11:59 PM
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Posted By DBacon

You're supposed to grow up? Why?

You're supposed to grow up? Why?
Forum: Foamies
08-12-2013, 10:11 AM
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Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

You are not required to impress them THAT much!

You are not required to impress them THAT much!
Forum: Foamies
07-08-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Yes it's Dave, thanks for the formality. I guess...

Yes it's Dave, thanks for the formality. I guess the Cap can turn so fast it is hard to tell. I just wanted to explain something, I get these urges to do that...
Forum: Foamies
07-07-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Actually a snap roll is a stalled wing maneuver. ...

Actually a snap roll is a stalled wing maneuver. When done with a conventional plane, you pull up at a 45 degree angle, with power less than enough to sustain the climb, and give it hard rudder. ...
Forum: Foamies
07-07-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

You can snap roll a Capricorn? Cool, mine is so...

You can snap roll a Capricorn? Cool, mine is so stable, I can't even do knife edge, my favorite maneuver. Otto's wingtip changes appear to make that easier, but I have two "Caps" that work so well...
Forum: Foamies
07-05-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By DBacon

Otto, you don't even look that old, maybe you...

Otto, you don't even look that old, maybe you should edit that out...
Actually, neither does Larry.
Forum: Foamies
07-05-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Good luck from me too!

Good luck from me too!
Forum: Foamies
05-15-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

I don't even know if I have a domestic...

I don't even know if I have a domestic tranquility, that is the kind of thing you find out about when you don't have it... I still thank you D (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/member.php?u=50123)HC...
Forum: Foamies
05-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Must click the "Thanks" symbol in Larry's post...

Must click the "Thanks" symbol in Larry's post lower Rt corner, then it will be his 668th "thanks"
Forum: Foamies
05-15-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Thank you for being Larry!

Thank you for being Larry!
05-08-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 23,770
Posted By DBacon

Yes CA is tricky, often brittle, but there are...

Yes CA is tricky, often brittle, but there are many places where it is great, like all the ribs in a wing. With CA and kicker, you can build a 1/5th scale plane in just a few hours.

I think that...
05-07-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 23,770
Posted By DBacon

Your baking soda is an excellent tip. I find I...

Your baking soda is an excellent tip. I find I can use CA without the "kicker" if I use baking soda, or just a spritz of water mist for a joint that doesn't need the filler and strength. With the...
Forum: Foamies
04-18-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Larry, I just read about your Knee...

Larry,

I just read about your Knee replacement, I (and all of us) hope you are doing well!
04-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,299
Posted By DBacon

All, I have just revisited ClearView FS, and...

All,

I have just revisited ClearView FS, and there have been many improvements, also I upgraded the laptop, and everything works great! No more problems with the water, all is good. Anybody who...
Forum: Foamies
02-10-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

I have been using Loctite super glue from the...

I have been using Loctite super glue from the local hardware store with good results. I am very allergic to the super glue, so I built a special table with an exhaust fan over it, all enclosed in...
Forum: Foamies
02-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

I didn't think it could be a piloting mistake. I...

I didn't think it could be a piloting mistake. I have had threaded clevises slip, luckily just on the bench. I don't like how they are a threaded tube formed out of metal, without a weld on the...
Forum: Foamies
02-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Indyet, That is too bad, what could have gone...

Indyet, That is too bad, what could have gone wrong, did something shift on you. You can't use "dumb thumbs" because we all know you are no Newbie to this sport! It must have been severe or you...
Forum: Foamies
02-03-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Pop bottles will shrink with heat, I often make...

Pop bottles will shrink with heat, I often make things like wheel pants, canopys, and engine cowls by stapling the plastic around a wooden form and shrinking it with a heat gun, works great, you can...
Forum: Foamies
02-01-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Otto, I hope you like crowds because there...

Otto,

I hope you like crowds because there are a lot of us following you, and Larry too...
Forum: Foamies
01-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 601,758
Posted By DBacon

Yea we saw your work on Fox & Friends last...

Yea we saw your work on Fox & Friends last Saturday, and you were cool!
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