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  1. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Sure, Let me dig it up. As far as the control mechanism for the on/off you can get this: http://www.hansenhobbies.com/products/rcelkits/erskit/ I have a written schematic and a PCB schematic in progress. I'll PM you Unable to PM you, might be your conversation settings.
  2. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    555 Timers are extremely popular. No reason to choose the LM model. I have a circuit drawn out for a fading beacon, landing lights, strobes, and navs using 555 ic timers. You can utilize a 4017 decade counter ic in conjunction with a 555 timer to made those sync's happen the way you want...
  3. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    You may be able to buff the paint to get it shiny, or use a clear coat over it, I have also seen the covers painted to match a specific color scheme. Either way, good work!!!
  4. AKNick

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

    Got up at 7am to design a tailwheel ski that slips onto the stock tailwheel of most 60” planes. Pretty proud of myself that it turned out functional on the first attempt! I dipped the tip in some boiler water and formed it. Used carbon rod with CA for the rubber bands. It snowed 11” so far today….,
  5. AKNick

    110" TIMBER Assembly Thread

    I'll remember that next time I'm out :way_to_go:
  6. AKNick

    110" TIMBER Assembly Thread

    Video! Can't believe it's been so long since I've shot the footage. Finally had a couple breathers in life to finish it up. This footage really encapsulates the feeling of flying at my field. You get to see the terrain, shoot the approach from a either direction, and even get to see a wicked...
  7. AKNick

    Discussion The I’m Going/Went Flying Thread

    2022 Flight complete! Sure it maybe in the middle of a 6-16” snow forecast followed by 70mph winds within the next 24hrs… but hey!!! It’s complete! I went up, did a tumble, and ditched in the snow in front of me… nasty winds! Lol! Radio time stamp for the record lol
  8. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Excellent! For future reference, I really like this company for sourcing LED's https://lighthouseleds.com/
  9. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    I always find those details can slow down a build. You can always run the wires and hot glue them in place for a later date. Strobes and navs always put a nice scale touch to a build. The nice thing about navs is you can run them all the time/independently and switch them off if you're not in...
  10. AKNick

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

    That would be tricky to get to fit in the cowl and perfectly match the motor... darn. You could probably make a thick G10 shim under the prop hub... pretty true/flat and could give you and extra 1/8"
  11. AKNick

    Yippee! Thinking about you guys and tomorrow.

    Merry Christmas Everybody!!! I hope ya'll found a large rectangular box next to the tree ;)
  12. AKNick

    Scale Bud Nosen 1/4 Scale Cub?

    I always thought the V-Brace was designed to eliminate side to side (roll) movement and was a seaplane add-on for many planes. . . I'll have to revisit the Cub design... maybe I'm just thinking of non-cub's. I'd think the wing struts are the main source of structural integrity for most planes -...
  13. AKNick

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    I used acetone to get rid of the pink foam for my little glider canopy. It dissolves the foam to a sticky goo.
  14. AKNick

    Discussion The I’m Going/Went Flying Thread

    Just sounds stupid nose heavy to me. I still remember the H9 15cc Carbon Cub's first flight. I trusted the manual even through my gut was like.... that seems way to aft CG... Well I was right and it flew hyper sensitive and almost lost the plane. A big part of gliding is CG. Ideally every glider...
  15. AKNick

    Discussion The I’m Going/Went Flying Thread

    What do you mean by a bear to fly? I've been learning a lot about glider setups lately and as @BalsaDust is saying - they are different. Once the CG is figured out you are constantly trimming/mixing/tuning to get the glider to fly hands off with no adverse effects from stick inputs eg: camber...
  16. AKNick

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

    Ridge runt is getting closer by the day! Dremeled out the balsa nose and added a custom 4oz fishing weight shaved down to 3.4oz. Opened up the lower portion of the tail with lightening holes. RTF the ridge runt is at 18.6oz just need to secure the receiver, weight, and battery. She’ll be under...
  17. AKNick

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

    Almost got the Ridge Runt wrapped up! Without the battery it's 14oz, It needs about 4.75oz in the nose to balance... ouch. The Original ridge Runt specs are 18-24oz RTF so I will be at just under 19oz RTF Unless I can figure out a way to lighten the tail. Being a T-tail it's already pretty...
  18. AKNick

    Scale Bud Nosen 1/4 Scale Cub?

    Looks plenty strong to me!
  19. AKNick

    Scale Bud Nosen 1/4 Scale Cub?

    That's what I would do - but lots of ways to do have the same basic result.
  20. AKNick

    Scale Bud Nosen 1/4 Scale Cub?

    I cannot see the vertical member very well or the back side. But I'd razor saw the vertical member from the cracked joint and add a strip of ply/or G10 that's approx 1/2" long in between the vertical member and the stringer. Then add a "T" or "X" patch on the back side (inside) in similar fashion.
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