Monthly Archives: October 2008
If you use 2 different weights of covering on each side of a thin surface, you may warp the side that has the thicker covering.
Finished building the frame of the Stevens Aero Shaft. I used Medium CA, Elmer’s Waterproof Exterior Glue, and Quick Cure Gorilla Glue. I mainly used the Gorilla Glue around the high stress areas.
I started the build of the Stevens Aero Shaft 400 today.
I was listening to the All Things That Fly Podcast, and they had a suggestion to use a Dremel tool to cut EPP foam since it gives a much finer cut than a blade.
I tied down some loose servo wires with Power Pro Spectra Fishing line on my MS Composit Pitts S2. I threaded the line with a needle through and back out of the foam structure of the plane and then tied a knot to keep the servo wires from flopping about. This is a lot cleaner … Continue reading
If you send email posts through Gmail to WordPress, line breaks will be inserted into the post (line breaks aren’t inserted when sent in plain text format via Outlook 2007). In order to remove them, I installed the TinyMCE advanced plug-in and added the “Edit HTML Source” button to the editor. In order to remove … Continue reading
I put the battery a little further back on the Pitts S2 this morning, and the glide was a little bit better. It’s definitely a floater plane, but because of the extra draw of 2 vs 1 wing on the Boom, I can’t really go as fast. I’m thinking of putting the BP 2212-13 back … Continue reading
After replacing a Slime tube in the rear tire of my Bianchi Axis twice in 7 days, I thought I would be okay with a new inner tube and Mr. Tuffy liner. During the day, I heard a loud hissing noise behind me which was the presta valve failing and releasing all the air in … Continue reading