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Old 02-03-2009, 09:17 PM
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Yeah it's rice. It gives me decent weight in a flexible container. Cheaper and safer (kids and pets) than lead shot.
Sorry, not minute rice, just some generic rice, 5lbs for like $1.25. I'm not planning on eating it anyway. More of a meat and potato kind of guy.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JustPlaneCrazy View Post
Yeah it's rice. It give me decent weight in a flexible container. Cheaper and safer (kids and pets) than lead shot.
Sorry, not minute rice, just some generic rice, 5lbs for like $1.25. I'm not planning on eating it anyway. More of a meat and potato kind of guy.
That is an excellent idea. Thank you.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:40 AM
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i'm going to give it a try hate all the pins to hold pieces in place then filling them in after. call it the tip of the day.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:32 AM
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:08 PM
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I'm glad everyone liked my rice weights, but I can't take total credit for it. I came across the idea of using bags of dry rice, warmed in the microwave, to keep batteries warm during winter flying. I believe it was in the "TIPS and TRICKS" section of a Model Airplane News (don't remember which issue). They worked well for that and I realized that they would make handy weights.
One more tip about pin holes (yes, another article). Take a Z-bend pliers and bend your pins. Simply insert them next to your pieces instead of through them. The Z-bend acts like a clamp holding the pieces without all the holes.
I'm a self-taught beginner so most of my info comes from magazines or Wattflyer
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JustPlaneCrazy View Post
One more tip about pin holes (yes, another article). Take a Z-bend pliers and bend your pins. Simply insert them next to your pieces instead of through them. The Z-bend acts like a clamp holding the pieces without all the holes.
I'm a self-taught beginner so most of my info comes from magazines or Wattflyer


Now there's a reason to get a pair o' them cool pliers!
Fantastic idea; now if I can just keep from gluing them to the balsa ...
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:24 PM
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I have about half my pins bent with Z-bends just like that, for the same reason.

Good tip!
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:56 PM
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where can i pick up a z-bend pliers, homedepot? building 2 models one started like to get one before i go to far.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:05 PM
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Gramps, I ordered mine from TowerHobby a couple years ago. Works great!
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:08 PM
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thanks for the info. sorry justplanecrazy if i got of topic on your thread. hope your build is going well.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:37 PM
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Not a problem, Gramps, that what we're here for.
I picked up my Z-bend pliers at the LHS.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JustPlaneCrazy View Post
I'm glad everyone liked my rice weights, but I can't take total credit for it. I came across the idea of using bags of dry rice, warmed in the microwave, to keep batteries warm during winter flying. I believe it was in the "TIPS and TRICKS" section of a Model Airplane News (don't remember which issue). They worked well for that and I realized that they would make handy weights.
One more tip about pin holes (yes, another article). Take a Z-bend pliers and bend your pins. Simply insert them next to your pieces instead of through them. The Z-bend acts like a clamp holding the pieces without all the holes.
I'm a self-taught beginner so most of my info comes from magazines or Wattflyer
This makes me wish the "thanks" button was back.

I dont care where you got it from - Im glad you passed it along!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post
This makes me wish the "thanks" button was back.

I dont care where you got it from - Im glad you passed it along!
I went out yesterday and got a 10 pound bag of rice, some snack ziplocs and quart ziplocs.

Then my wife yelled at me cuz I already HAD ziplocs on my workbench.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:48 PM
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like i use to tell my wife "your young you'll get over it" just make sure you are out of arms reach when doing so.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
like i use to tell my wife "your young you'll get over it" just make sure you are out of arms reach when doing so.
"Out of arms reach" is fine, but I DO have to sleep sometime....

My wife is a nurse, and has pointed out how a well placed injection could go undetected by the BEST of Quincy's......
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:21 AM
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Hello Everyone
Well, this week I finished up the wing construction. As I mentioned before, the fit of the wing parts is simply too tight. You will need to either sand the tabs thinner or enlarge the slots. I did whichever one was easier.
One note on aileron construction, pieces A5 and A6 are the aileron leading edges. This is not marked or mentioned so I had a lot of confusion when the directions told me to glue the aileron leading edges together at a 90 degree angle. It's a good idea to dry fit the entire aileron assembly as it is possible to assemble A5 and A6 90 degrees BACKWARDS. Fortunately, it was only tacked.
At this point, the major subassembly is complete and the next step is sanding and covering. I think I'll just go ahead and order that second roll of covering.
Until next time.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:47 PM
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"One note on aileron construction, pieces A5 and A6 are the aileron leading edges. This is not marked or mentioned so I had a lot of confusion when the directions told me to glue the aileron leading edges together at a 90 degree angle. "


I experienced the same bit of confusion. Luckily, I dry fit everything first. It became readily apparent then how the parts fit. One note of caution. When you get to covering the ailerons be very careful when shrinking the covering. It's real easy to warp and twist them out of shape.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:37 PM
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how is the build coming along?
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