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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Just a question if it is going to be hung up in the LHS why do you not remove the gear and just cover the openings. Nice looking plane why is it being hung up bad flyer.
  2. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Man picture of the car brings back some nice memories use to work on cars all the time with my dad but when he passed away a number of years back I just have never had the willingness to do it anymore. Make the best of it with your son
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  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    @stangflyer sorry but I just had to do it . Just making sure you are still motivated. 150 3 cylinders in-line in a mustang
    Xpress, Luchnia, 49dimes and 3 others like this.
  4. AKNick

    AKNick 100cc

    Don’t feel like putting that much effort into it.
    Tried to sell it for the last couple years, nobody wanted it, so I decided to take the engine out, make a dummy spinner, paint a shark mouth, and inspire some kids. My buddy doesn’t have a real war bird hanging in his shop either. If someone wanted to buy it he can...
    The hellcat has to fly with rudder, you cannot bank and yank without incorporating rudder. It will climb/pitch up. The plane was getting to complicated for me and retracts. I have a limited time to fly my planes, and setting up this one was just taking up too much of my time... flight time is precious, and I don’t like to have many hangar queens.

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  5. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey @Snoopy1,

    That's just cruel. . . . . . . :laughing:
  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    I had a couple of war birds they are just work and the landing gear even when it is wheel done still needs work every now and then. But I am taking about 120 size. I do believe if you are in the 1/4 scale and up or above 100 inch wing span they are great. Seen a bunch of big wat birds at JoeNall and they seem to fly much better with less maintenance
    AKNick and stangflyer like this.
  7. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

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    More progress being made on this little bird.
    Snoopy1, Alky6, 49dimes and 2 others like this.
  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Oh you don't have to tempt me. I am so motivated I can't stand it. I just need to get some irons out of the fire before I attack the big Stang build. I would love to find a 1 fity Dub.... Oh man, would I?!
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Finally had a few minutes after work to start removing the tape on my Yak Canopy. The directions on the canopy glue bottle states a full cure in 24 hours. I figure since it has been 48, I should be good to go. Wow... two big balls of tape removed from the canopy to hold it in place. But I'm glad I went to the extent that I did. The canopy is "WELL" attached all the way around the entire canopy frame. Once I had the canopy hold down bolts removed, it came up with no problem. Very thankful I used wax paper as a barrier between the canopy and airframe where it sits. The wax paper peeled right off and revealed an absolute perfect seal. I am so excited. After a little minor sanding of the edges to match the canopy frame perfectly, I'll do a little clean up then prep it for paint. Which reminds me. What would you guys use to prep the frame work to insure a perfectly clean surface for the paint to adhere to? Rubbing alcohol? I've always been afraid of residue. Someone once told me a high quality window cleaner works great for prepping the surface to be painted. What do you guys think? @Jetpainter have you a suggestion?
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    I will be recovering the forward hatch, so not too worried about the covering that had to be peeled back. Dang, I can't believe it. The Behemoth Yak is getting close to flying again.
    49dimes likes this.
  10. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Thanks! Happy could bring back some good memories. I am blessed my dad is still around and is also involved in this project. My dad has been working with my younger son rebuilding a go-cart that he built when he was 12, then my brother and I had, now my boys. Absolutely ecstatic they are so into mechanical stuff now! :fist_pump:
    pawnshopmike, 49dimes and Snoopy1 like this.

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