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BalsaDust's Recent Activity

   
  1. BalsaDust attached a file to the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    So you guys check out this handmade joiners bow saw a buddy made and gave me this evening with both a Japanese and western style blade...

    78809956_10156538864972321_545987315093209088_n.jpg Dec 8, 2019 at 8:15 PM
  2. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Looks great. Don't forget the lightening hole in the block at the tail. Every bit of weight removed back there helps. Man I have to say...

    Dec 8, 2019 at 8:12 PM
  3. BalsaDust liked Snoopy1's post in the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Making some progress just been cutting and making sticks. It’s amazing you never have what you need. 1/4 by 5/8 is a odd size so spent...

    6087CD4A-4F37-4799-84C2-E62DC40811F5.jpeg Dec 8, 2019 at 8:09 PM
  4. BalsaDust replied to the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    Looks kinda like the Dagu Red a club member gave me this past summer. Need to get it flying at some point.

    Dec 8, 2019 at 9:26 AM
  5. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Its enjoyable for me to see others building and flying something I designed.

    Dec 8, 2019 at 9:21 AM
  6. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Went ahead and emailed you the plans for it.

    Dec 8, 2019 at 12:08 AM
  7. BalsaDust liked AKNick's post in the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    Worked on the turbo otter a bit. I 3D Printed the exhaust shroud and painted it silver. Started to cut a hole in the plane so it will...

    10D4C408-6DA2-408F-AEE2-EB1F6F888C9B.jpeg Dec 7, 2019 at 11:40 PM
  8. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    3542 outrunner with a 2200mah lipo. KV of the motor is dependent on wether you want to run 3S or 4S lipos. I had a motor originally...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  9. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    That’s one way to do it. Should actually be stronger that way once glued up just takes a little longer to do. Nice job.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 3:49 PM
  10. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Yes the 44" was my favorite of all of them I think just because it was easy to fly in my yard and would wad up in a ball when you...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 12:40 PM
  11. BalsaDust liked TonyHallo's post in the thread Scale RCM 1/3 Scale Champ Build.

    The copper sheet was too thin for my liking so used .050" thick brass sheet. Got to use the Balsa USA Nicopress tool as well that I...

    IMG_2691.JPG Dec 6, 2019 at 11:18 PM
  12. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    To finish answering the question though I do not think building without the counterbalances will hurt its performance. In every one of...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:43 PM
  13. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Assist the servo is not really something I thought about on these and honestly with the servos we are using now I don't think its...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 10:41 PM
  14. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Yes he is a very good designer and builder. If you look at his profile picture that green triplane is a full scale plane he designed,...

    Dec 5, 2019 at 12:14 PM
  15. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Hopefully the link post here since its from another forum site but if you scroll through the first three pages you can see Triflyer3D's...

    Dec 5, 2019 at 6:48 AM
  16. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    He did not end up adding any weight. Honestly I question if the CG actually was right on his and he just wasn't expecting the plane to...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 10:41 PM
  17. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Another thing you could do and I don't think it will hurt performance much at all is to frame up the elevator and move the outer rail in...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:14 PM
  18. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Also to note seeing the pic of the ply nose sides. The guy that built the first one said his came out tail heavy. If I where you I would...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:10 PM
  19. BalsaDust liked Snoopy1's post in the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    Will be making parts for a little while. Just finished the two 3mm, 5 plywood side panel motor supports and the two maple motor rails....

    B49770FE-8166-4232-BEE6-410408458A66.jpeg Dec 4, 2019 at 12:08 PM
  20. BalsaDust replied to the thread Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”.

    The ProBro guy that built the first one just ended up cutting the rudder post. He went ahead and hinged the elevator to the stab and put...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:08 PM
  21. BalsaDust replied to the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    Never heard of forward air. The big one I shipped went via grey hound. I just bought a bundle of 1x2's and built the crate that way....

    Dec 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  22. BalsaDust liked AKNick's post in the thread 110" TIMBER Assembly Thread.

    Finally covered the empennage back up. A little diagonal x brace and one cross beam seem to stiffen it up enough. The covering added a...

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  23. BalsaDust replied to the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    Done that before. I think the crate I built ended up being 76” long, 36” wide, and 24” tall. Boy I was nervous the whole time till the...

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:52 AM
  24. BalsaDust liked WMcNabb's post in the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    I built this... [ATTACH] Actually built a box around an airplane! Inside is a Flex Cessna 170 which is bound for its new owner. I...

    7483C38E-4E59-4C6B-BBF1-3ABA890B9B7A.jpeg Dec 4, 2019 at 12:50 AM
  25. BalsaDust replied to the thread The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread.

    I'm falling in love with using the 3D printer at work. finally starting to learn enough that I'm dialing in the setting a lot better and...

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:54 PM