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Old 05-21-2015, 07:25 PM
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Wow I'm glad to see this thread is still alive and well. I started working for Extreme Flight R/C a while ago and have been very busy commuting back and forth to work (1.5hrs each way) I'm looking forward to the long weekend. Hopefully I'll get my ailerons built and hinged and finish the fiberglass work. Does anybody have video of their bird flying on a 70?
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:10 PM
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Hey, I would like to send out a big thanks to Nate Dickerson at KlassKote, the new Solartex Linen color match paint was as close to perfect as it comes. It was just last Friday when we sent him our Solartex sample and we received the paint yesterday and painted today, it looks just great, thanks again Nate.
Another little detail we are showing today is the method we are going to use besides RC 56 to secure the windscreen and overhead window to the aircraft. We started out with 1/32 ply cut in 1" strips and then drilled 1/16 holes every 1/2" on each side of the strips 5/32" up from each side. We then covered them with our Solartex, after we have glued the Lexan in place we will cut those strips to 5/16" wide and then with 1/4" no. 2 black button head screws, finish securing the window in place, it should look and work well.


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Old 05-24-2015, 06:21 AM
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Great day for smoke!

1/3rd scale Taylorcraft (7 min 21 sec)
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:29 AM
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:44 AM
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Looking real good...can't wait till we get our up in the air.


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Old 05-25-2015, 06:16 AM
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:20 PM
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:16 PM
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Today we glued all of the Robart hinge points to both sets of wings and ailerons, did them a little different this time. I have used Robart hinge points on laterally hundreds of aircraft over the years and for the most part used a slow cure epoxy or in a few cases used a polyurethane glue. This time after talking to Al and Kevin Young at Toledo they suggested to try Tie Bond II, will I did and I must stay it sure was easier to use and clean up after, no epoxy mess or epoxy fingerprints over everything. Just a damp paper towel and so far the strength of the bond seems very strong.
We also reassembled the wing struts after painting them and have them mounted on Ron's plane as seen in the pictures.


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Old 05-27-2015, 09:55 AM
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For Al, Kevin and anyone else who has one of these completed, what are you doing for wing bags? Since these wings have a constant cord unlike most of the other aerobatic monoplanes out there, makes this kind of a special need type bag. Maybe bags designed for a large bipe like the old H9 Ultimate or their Decathlon or some other large 100+" Pitts aircraft. Any ideas will be appreciated.


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Old 05-27-2015, 10:18 AM
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I made my own from quilted fabric I bought @" JoAnn's"
They work awesome and only cost probably 30-40 bucks.
The down side is taking the heat from my buds.
Them knowing I was sewing with the wife's machine.
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Today we glued all of the Robart hinge points to both sets of wings and ailerons, did them a little different this time. I have used Robart hinge points on laterally hundreds of aircraft over the years and for the most part used a slow cure epoxy or in a few cases used a polyurethane glue. This time after talking to Al and Kevin Young at Toledo they suggested to try Tie Bond II, will I did and I must stay it sure was easier to use and clean up after, no epoxy mess or epoxy fingerprints over everything. Just a damp paper towel and so far the strength of the bond seems very strong.
We also reassembled the wing struts after painting them and have them mounted on Ron's plane as seen in the pictures.


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Very nice work on these Taylorcrafts and I'm guessing they will fly as good as they look. I wanted to add that I too have gone the route of epoxy and poly glues for installing Robart hinges which I found were somewhat messy to work with. I switched to Titebond after using Pacer's hinge glue which I believe is no longer available. Titebond works great.
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For Al, Kevin and anyone else who has one of these completed, what are you doing for wing bags? Since these wings have a constant cord unlike most of the other aerobatic monoplanes out there, makes this kind of a special need type bag. Maybe bags designed for a large bipe like the old H9 Ultimate or their Decathlon or some other large 100+" Pitts aircraft. Any ideas will be appreciated.


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I am using a couple sleeping bags
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Thanks Al, might do just that, but in the mean time I sent Revoc wing bag manufacture out of Poland a note to see if they had any bags that might work.


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I am using 72 x 80 moving blankets purchased at Harbor Freight for about $7.00 each. Had them sewn up by a local auto upholsterer for $10.00.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:54 PM
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Tom, can you pls explain me what's tie bond? I'm sure we have some sort of equivalent here down under. I too hate epoxy marks that are strangely visible only after the epoxy cures.
I was always thinking of using different glues but simply wasn't brave enough.
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