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Focus???   What's that??  Soft at that. ;D

You obviously have no concept of my lack on talent in specific areas. ;)

Frank
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Love the last photo.  Glad to see that you have mastered the art of soft focus with your new camera!!!  8)

Andy
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Trading Post / Re: Free to a good home- first right of refusal.
« Last post by Frank v B on Today at 08:56:04 pm »
Gregor.... it is yours.  I will bring it to the build class on Wednesday.

Frank
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Wrapped the LG leg with kevlar and 5 minute epoxy, wrapped it in waxed paper and stretched 2 layers of electrical tape over it to squeeze the epoxy smooth.

Removed the tape and waxed paper this morning and it was absolutely smooth.  Better than the first leg where I did not use the electrical tape.  It also soaked the kevlar better.

Frank

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Ryerson Training / Re: next Flying session- Saturday, March 23, 2019
« Last post by Frank v B on Today at 03:34:51 pm »
Ryerson flew!!!!  10 students dropped by and flew the hexcopter in brutal winds (gusty).  The temperature was -4 C. at 11 am and increased to -1C when we left a little after noon.  Bright sunshine.  The good news was that the ground was still frozen so we could drive into the parking lot.
Graham was there as well.  He was probably sent by the Board to make sure I behaved.  Notice Graham grinning in the background of the photo.

Frank

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Ryerson Training / Re: next Flying session- Saturday, March 23, 2019
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 10:17:24 pm »
Talked to Alex today and we have confirmed 11 am Saturday for a flying session.

Frank
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Building / Construction / Re: Frank's RV 4 30CC RV 4 by Horizon Hobbies
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 10:04:29 pm »
Got a camera.  Something good came out of my lunch today with Andy "Yousuf Karsh" Hoffer.  He sent me to Henry's just down the road at Yonge and Steeles.

The first photo from my new camera.

On top- the landing gear leg with the plywood mounted on either side of the new landing gear wire.
Middle- the landing gear leg with the Kevlar wrapped around the landing gear in 4 places.
Bottom- the landing gear covers made out of fibreglass.

Frank

* The camera is a Nikon Coolpix- $119.00.  I did not tell them I knew Andy because they would probably have charged me more. ;D
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Building / Construction / Re: Frank's RV 4 30CC RV 4 by Horizon Hobbies
« Last post by Frank v B on March 21, 2019, 10:12:57 pm »
Forgot about strengthening the landing gear.  The owner asked me to strengthen it because he read some reviews where it was deemed marginal.  This plane has twice the motor so strengthening we go.  The landing gear is in two halves.  Each half is bolted into the fuse with 4 bolts.

Added 3/32 ply strips to the bottom of one LG arm so it created a slot over the length.  Added 1/8" piano wire between the slot and wrapped the whole thing with Kevlar strands in 5 minute epoxy.

The neat thing about this landing gear is that it has a 3 piece sleeve made out of fibreglass that wraps over the landing gear.  All the reinforcing will be hidden from view.  Went this route because I fear the weak point in the LG is the bend where it comes down from the fuse.  The piano wire straddles this bend.  The plywood on either side of the piano wire is just to keep it in place.

Sorry about no photos.  They were taken with no camera which is all I have  (lost it, have to get a new one tomorrow.)  Am starting the second LG leg tonight.

Will retro-post* photos when I get a camera.

Frank

* pretend it is a word. ;D
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Ryerson Training / Re: next Flying session- Saturday, March 23, 2019
« Last post by Frank v B on March 21, 2019, 10:01:32 pm »
Looks like the weather will co-operate.  It's above zero- great weather!!!

Caution with the mud on the driveway.  I plan on parking just at the entrance to the driveway like last time.  I will confirm with Alex of Ryerson tomorrow and update this post.


Frank

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Trading Post / Re: 55" Longstick light weight aerobatic plane
« Last post by Ededge2002 on March 18, 2019, 06:05:33 pm »
They all look the same?  Where is the scale stuff, double wings, twin engines, floats?

Don’t you dare say “they all look the same”!!!   That’s crazy talk. I’m not into “scale” as most who know me already know but I am into high performance.  Some fast some slow and some even faster! 
As for having a hotliner for sale Stephen I still have two. One 3000w and another 4600w but I’m not ready to part with them yet....   
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