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AKNick's Recent Activity

   
  1. AKNick replied to the thread Iā€™m going out flying thread 2019.

    Thanks for the reply. Can you be more specific?

    May 24, 2019 at 4:11 PM
  2. AKNick replied to the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    Just spent the evening reading through the last 38 pages/376posts of this thread. Very informative and educational! I was about the...

    May 22, 2019 at 4:45 AM
  3. AKNick liked Snoopy1's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    Great Jetpainter you showed all of us how to find how bad our paint jobs are, now we all have add at least 4 weeks of work to complete...

    May 22, 2019 at 4:36 AM
  4. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    Just thought I'd share a little helpful tip. Anyone that has either glassed an airplane, or painted fiberglass parts has run into the...

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  5. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    @Wacobipe , I hand sanded all of my resin starting with 80 grit then 120. That was done using a self adhesive sandpaper stuck on small...

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  6. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    If you sand the overlap smooth after the first coat of resin, then the second coat will take care of any fuzzy or frayed spots that may...

    May 22, 2019 at 4:18 AM
  7. AKNick liked Snoopy1's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    The Fuzzys is when you have a seam two layers of glass overlapping you try to sand it smooth so that you can not see the overlap. But...

    May 22, 2019 at 4:17 AM
  8. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Glassing and Painting techniques.

    Over the last two weeks I have done a series of test panels to see what I could do to get the lightest, yet still stable surface for...

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  9. AKNick replied to the thread Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build..

    Ha! no I didn't! My rc pal that passed away this spring could fly mode 1+2, his son can as well. I do not know how they do it! (And well...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:23 PM
  10. AKNick replied to the thread Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build..

    It's basically a hardcore slip. very fast rate of decent in high alpha KE from high like jetpainter said, recover as close to the ground...

    May 21, 2019 at 7:48 PM
  11. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build..

    I'm sure there is a video somewhere , but basically your in a high alfa knife edge up high and let the airplane drop somewhat fast while...

    May 21, 2019 at 7:45 PM
  12. AKNick liked acerc's post in the thread Discussion How I prep for smoke!.

    You can wrap around the muffler and or head, I used the head and muffler on a DLE 55 with a pitts style.

    May 21, 2019 at 3:26 PM
  13. AKNick liked Jetpainter's post in the thread Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build..

    I think the knife edge loop is one of the scariest things to do with a bigger airplane. There is always that thought in the back of your...

    May 21, 2019 at 1:08 AM
  14. AKNick liked Bartman's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    For what it's worth, West epoxy can be measured in very small amounts with a cheap digital scale like this...

    May 20, 2019 at 11:16 PM
  15. AKNick liked 49dimes's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    This build has me really intrigued to the methods and materials used in construction. Looking forward to your continued progress Paul.

    May 20, 2019 at 11:12 PM
  16. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    More prep work done. Did a glue trial as I am concerned the weight gain will be significant if I use epoxy mashed potatoes to fill the...

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  17. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    New fuse sides have been cut (reduced them 1.5ā€). In the pics is a building board with slots to allow the formers to extend past the...

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  18. AKNick liked Bartman's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    The Super Kaos 60 was designed to have three standard servos side by side so it's about that wide. I was going to make the 90 size but...

    May 20, 2019 at 11:09 PM
  19. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    That is a great idea. Logistically, will need to get creative on how to accomplish it. Maybe I go with a bunch of 1/2" holes and create...

    May 20, 2019 at 11:08 PM
  20. AKNick liked pawnshopmike's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    Maybe try drilling some 1ā€ holes to lighten it up instead of milling? Might not be as light but I would thing it would be a lot stronger.

    May 20, 2019 at 11:08 PM
  21. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    Started on the lightening process of the fuse halves. Not pleased with the results. The weight reduction is in line with what I...

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  22. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    I have rough cut out the carbon pre-preg panels (1/2ā€ thick). They need to be lightened, holes drilled for wings and appurtenances, and...

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  23. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    This will be a modified build of the Insight RC Cadence pattern plane. Will use a DA-35 for power. The fuse sides will be constructed of...

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  24. AKNick liked Alky6's post in the thread IMAC Pattern - Cadence w/ DA 35.

    Thanks guys. Moving forward.... The fuse sides have been liberated from the offending firewall. Now to go cut out a new firewall. Good...

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  25. AKNick attached a file to the thread Discussion How I prep for smoke!.

    This is a Mad Dog nozzle with a powerbox smoke pump on a DLE35RA. I would like to preheat because of the oily mess the current setup...

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