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Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 27, 2015 @ 07:05 PM | 1,779 Views
The gnome was charging with lipo... and caught fire ...the front half of the fuse was totally lost, from nose to the back of the wing.....i only have pics of it almost restored..........the new part of fuse is not covered yet..
.luckily...... the wing was not on .
Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 13, 2015 @ 03:02 PM | 2,014 Views
i scratch built a 3-d profile for indoors and out, its made of dollar tree foam.....
i had some old kite parts for the landing gear..... enough parts for 3 planes or more...all moving surfaces have carbon rods 1 mm for strength.
the wing span is 24" but man is it far.

this is were i am at with the air frame..... here is a pic .
i think i will make 3 of them
i could make a bi plane ....
soon i will paint it ..
................i got the bug for scratch building................
i got a little more done.... going slow due to other projects.
Posted by warhawk crazy | Sep 29, 2015 @ 01:06 AM | 1,581 Views
the f-16 needed a paint job, so i thought i would try a free hand with paint sprayer...this is apple barrel water base paint from walwart......its my first time . no pattern as a guide.....didn't like clean lines ....
to bad the landing gear isn't retracts..... but don't have to belly it in ....
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jul 10, 2013 @ 03:00 AM | 4,950 Views
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Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 03, 2013 @ 10:43 PM | 6,738 Views
i built the wind free when i was 20 years old and i do miss those days
that was 35 years ago....
i printed out some plans and the wing will be a total of 66-1/2"....."include width of 68".... wow a mini wind free "
the fuse and rudder will be a total length of 30"

iyll have to print it out again to the max print size...
i printed it out at 25 sheets and the wing span is 84" include the fuse width is 86"
the fuse length including rudder is 37" .... ahhhh well itll be scratch built...unless i get the kit then it will be 99.25.......

THX to a good friend here on rc groups.... i was given full size plans
Posted by warhawk crazy | Feb 01, 2013 @ 09:47 PM | 7,227 Views
soon i will be scratch building from these plans ..need to keep busy
the plans are 8 pages and taped together for the 40" version wing span....
unless you scale it up to 80" and will be 16 pages .

i started building the fuse it will be a little wider in the front and i put balsa triangles behind the nose cone near the battery compartment ...
i didnt have much time to work on it....was at fiesta island most of the day ,with the wife and dog............

the elevator length didnt look right so i shortened it by 2"
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:30 AM | 7,033 Views
i have repaired and built slopers / f3f "s / gas powered / electric powered and scratch name it....... alot of members so far are pleased with my building if you want me to build your glider or plane private message me for details..... i will except cash or gliders or even a crashed one that you might have put away for years...... if your in a hurry i could have the repair done over depends....

for example..

and many more members in the past
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 11, 2013 @ 04:14 PM | 7,165 Views
here is were i am at with the climax wing..i sheeted the foam core wing with balsa wood and let dry.
with this cold weather it took, a day and a half to dry
update i added the hard wood spruce to leading edge and epoxy,d 3 parts of the wing together .....1 more wing tip to go .
all the 4 panels are joined together.
another job i did and finished at that ..........................
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 10, 2013 @ 01:21 PM | 7,781 Views
Well to start of, i am scratch building a 6' and 1-1/2" fuse, for oranator....
the wing is already built at 15 feet....lets put the wing aside for now.

i started out glueing 2- 36" by 1/8" by 3" sheets together for the sides of the fuse...the cut is at a angle for strength...
i made 2 sides left and a right "duh" dont mind me.
then i added 1/4" by 3/8"strengtheners to each side of the fuse total 4 of them for the lenght of the fuse.
while the 2 sides dry, i started cuting out 8 of the 1/4" by 3/8 braces that will join the 2 sides together,total braces 16..... for the front i used aircraft ply.
heigth is 3 inchs and tappers down at the tail at 2" the front tappers at a nice curve to the nose....will have to cut out some block wood for the nose.
i started sheeting the middle of the fuse just behing were the wing saddle is and sheeting the under side from the nose back, i need to leave areas open to work on.
i cant think, i had a few drinks with the wife
soon i will cut out about 5 fuse walls were the control rods will pass thru,thats why i am leaving areas open.

well thats it for now....... need to take a break and get somthin to eat .
.......................well she had steak ready and baked potato also vegeee's
she wanted me to take a long break as it was 2 am.

well i finally finished sheeting the bottom and the top and moved on to cutting out the canopy.
it looks like a stuffed oreo cookie ,.....but its...Continue Reading
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 10, 2013 @ 01:50 AM | 7,729 Views
the easy glider pro nose from the back of the canopy to the front of the nose was broken into 6 pieces.
i started epoxying each piece 1 by 1 until i had it back together then i used light weight spackle to fill in the dints and holes until it was looking some what good.
then once the spackle was dry i sanded down until smooth.

i used epp foam to make a new nose cone and sanded down....i guess the nose looks alright.
the canopy was painted black to give it a new look and the fuse got a few coats of yellow water base paint.
the easy glider pro will fly again, will have pics shortly....welllll tommorow...........i am to tired from all the projects i am doing .
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 09, 2013 @ 11:48 PM | 5,416 Views
cr excel
the right wing was broken in half including the right aileron
and the whole wing broke in half right down the middle were you join the left and right wing together, not a perfect break but was epoxy,d back together and new fiber glass tape to strengthen the area.

well now, the right wing i uncovered the balsa in the area were it was broken from the inner part of the aileron and broke at a angle towards the fuse.
i started by epoxying the foam right wing back together ,,,let dry
the i cut out some balsa sheets at a angle were the balsa was totaly destroyed and the leading edge was repaired with a strip of air craft ply.

i put a thin layer of epoxy on the foam right wing were it was broken and placed the balsa sheeting on top and bottom of wing top angled left and the back of wing to the right, it gives it more strength that way.....and replaced a few cap strip's.

well the aileron was epoxy,d back together trying to let it dry on a flat surface

i found some scrap white monocoat pieces and recovered from the decal excel, to the right end of the wing .
ohhhhh hooo and some fluroesent solar coat.

maybe iyll get a chance to see if the wing holds up to my repair job.
it is very strong now ....................
Posted by warhawk crazy | Jan 09, 2013 @ 11:11 PM | 5,372 Views
The fuse was broken completly off just behind the wing and had a pencil size hole.....
i repaired the 2 halfs with aircraft ply and epoxy in side the fuse.., now the fuse is as one, i replaced the top and bottom with balsa in that area only.

The hole was repaired with a small block of balsa 3/8x3/8 and was sanded down flush.

I recovered that area with yellow scrap monocoat and put a number 2 decal over the sides to cover any flaws. very strong now in that area.

The wingeron flew very nice at daves beach with some minor adjustments.
..................thx to Oranator for all the help at daves beach................
Posted by warhawk crazy | Dec 05, 2010 @ 04:47 PM | 8,980 Views
well i thought i would post a pic of the corsair with silk span and wbpu.... the fuse is covered and also the elev/rud..... turned out rather nice with brush on paint....time to finish up the wing ...... ....i am way behind in all my builds....

i found that the silk span sticks better if you first do the whole fuse with wbpu ...let dry and then start to cover with more wbpu and silk span and sand between coats ...... total of 5 coats and she is real smooth......i found that total strength is lets say over night even thou the night before the parts that were covered still you could twist them or still a little soft let the wbpu cure over night ......
Posted by warhawk crazy | Nov 13, 2010 @ 11:41 PM | 8,352 Views
will be putting conversions to electric here
Posted by warhawk crazy | Nov 11, 2010 @ 02:23 AM | 7,986 Views
the bird of time is 118" and is all wood, it has been thru many hands and was in many bad landings and a few crashes.....the bird of time is very strong considering its wood ......the fuze is in one piece as i uncovered it and litely sanded down to be recovered .....most of the damage was in the diehedral brace and was an easy fix on the right side.... the elevator was broken on the right side ....... the bird of time need some new balsa skin on the wing .........i wont recover the wing with monocoat totaly till i know it will fly again it will be patched up ....well thats it for now and will post a few pics shortly ......... update and monocoat to follow ........
Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 15, 2010 @ 03:27 PM | 8,744 Views
gws me 109 sloper.....will be going for a total weight of 10 to 12 ounces ... me 109 is un painted at this time. the nose needs filling in were the prop goes ....... and has some aircraft ply for reinfocment in the fuze wing area.... i will belly it in on its skid...... the wing will have reinforcment...... well i added silk span and wbpu for some strength and layered it in places the elevator strengthed up real nice and hardly any twist..... the last pic shows i should put the ailerons on and the elevator ....well get to it ...... ..........will keep updating ....also new pics soon .........
Posted by warhawk crazy | Oct 14, 2010 @ 09:35 PM | 8,397 Views
the KA-7 old school with the foward swept wings at 102"....all up weight at 58 ounces ....and was maidened at blossom valley what a sweet flyer....... it was put away for 3 years and time to bring it out .....i will trade for a pss sloper if any one is interested in trade

well guys i did uncover the fuse to find it was missing a fuse rib just behing the sheeted balsa.