TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:26 am

Covering Tutorial..

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=59

The above link is to another HEFA site, posted earlier..but this also makes it accessable from here.

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby KrasherJack on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:42 pm

Great resource area, Bill.
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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby RocketManRC on Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:56 pm

When I was a beginner (not that long ago!), I happened to meet Jack and then Bill and talking to them and watching them fly was a huge inspiration to me. Before that I thought I was the only one in Halifax who was flying electric airplanes :lol:

Bill has provided a great resource here and on top of that there are lots of people around to seek help from.

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:47 am

RC UNIVERSITY from the RC Universe site..

http://www.rcuniverse.com/university/sh ... &classid=0


This site appears to have a wealth of information on several topics including
Trainer Aircraft, Landings, and Aerobatics, etc..

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:28 am

Another link to Beginner info is as close as the GREAT HOBBIES website...check it out here:

http://www.greathobbies.com/beginners/index.php

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:36 am

Selecting an Electric Powersystem - (by Bill Stevens of StevensAero)

http://www.stevensaero.com/Selecting-an ... nid-5.html

(You will find good info here as BS is well respected in the hobby, not only for his excellent designed laser cut kits)

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:49 pm

Here's a "cross link" to another post I made here some time ago, that should be moved over to here I suppose.

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:59 pm

Just about every cotton-picking thing you would ever want to know about C/A glues can be found here...

http://mercuryadhesives.com/MercuryFAQ.htm#4

including, the answers to these questions:

1. Which type of C/A should I NEVER use Accelerator with..?

2. Why do my eyes water and my throat burn sometimes when using C/A..?

3. Can I use "Foam Safe C/A" on BALSA ...?

4. What to do to relieve my ALERGY to CA glue..?

But Wait...there's MORE..! (Check the link..!)

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:05 pm

Recycle household items for use in our hobby..!

http://www.modelflight.regheath.com/recyclopediaset.htm

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Re: TIPS and PROBLEM SOLUTIONS for RC FLYERS

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:18 pm

Here is what I think is an excellent "tip" that I read today in the May 09 issue of Fly RC magazine.

It's a method to add strength to those styrene plastic cowls that a lot of kits have.

"Tear paper towel into strips and soak the strips in POLYURETHANE GLUE, and line the inside of the cowl with them; pat them down.
The glue swells and foams up to form a rigid cowl lining, and the paper towel helps to distribute the glue evenly
."


The only thing I would add, is to not bring the paper strips out to the edge of the cowl as I would think that you would be unable to get it on over the front edge of the fuselage once the glue has expanded.

Anyway, I'll be trying this on a cowl for my StevensAero Edge, as the two piece plastic cowl is thin, and so far I had only run strips of fiberglas tape inside it to give it more strength, so I was delighted to see this suggestion.

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