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Share your R/C Links...

Postby testaccount » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:31 am

Keep adding your favorite R/C links here and share with other members...

Here's a link to the BCRCC's Main webpage:
http://www.bristolcountyrc.org

There are also a bunch of R/C links on BCRCC's main webpage .... View them by clicking on the link below:
http://www.bristolcountyrc.org/favorite.htm#hobby links

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Vintage & Old-Timer Plans _ Not for ARF buiders

Postby Neons » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:29 am

Well over 4,200 plans and links. This is covering aircraft and many boat plans in here. There is an index also. I do not know how he keeps up ith logginng them all. They just keep coming. Nostalgia buffs and real builders will like this site. ARF builders stay away. Dreamers are always welcome.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873

Great collection of downloadable plans here in categories.
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/browse_plans/index.asp

How about some great Mecanno Model magazines archived. 1916 to 1981. They were the original Gilbert Erector Set Toys. They eventually swung to models of all types.
http://pdfmm.free.fr/

The start of the Meccano Index. More to come.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost ... ostcount=9

Comet Catalogs. Real neat. 1931 to 1943. Amazing what they sold.
http://www.aalmps.com/Comet/CometCatalogs.html

Here is a classic link to many old COMET Kit plans. It is a clunky website but you can still get the originals in here. Many not seen before. Some of the Pdfs are still d-loadable.
http://web.archive.org/web/200905051834 ... ans/Comet/

A 3 view drawings and pictures in some. This is a Rus. site. Just about every plane made. Back out the address /other/draw to get homesite. Use Translators to read blocks of text or the link to the site.
http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/

Another big 3 View and Plans Site. Your plane is in here also.
http://www.firelightgroups.com/airplane3views/

3-View Drawings Hundreds of them.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... 7457&pp=10
Here is just the drawings pages. Put the mouse over a drawing and it will show the description. Click to open and maybe another click for larger size. Right click and Save the picture to a folder.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thumbgal ... eadgallery

Model Aviation. Wow! Dripping with Nostalgia. I love this site.
http://www.collectair.com/index.html

Solid Models. Remember these?
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Galle ... =10&page=2
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Re: Share your R/C Links...

Postby Neons » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:43 pm

This is a really good plans and builders forum. There is even RC buiding in here. You have to register to get access to the old plans and some searching. It is worth it though. It is another one of those website packages loaded with jewels and gold.
http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/index.htm

FLYING BOATS. Just about anything you want to know about seaplanes in boat form can be found here. Probably the very best site available on the internet. Reasearch Heaven. Takes time to get registered here. It is loaded but not heavily used. Do not let that stop you.
http://theflyingboatforum.hostingdelive ... /index.php

FREE Seaplane and Airboat plans here Big inventory. Use Vintage Air Plans above also.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448080

Model Airplane Foam- Best on market. 5mm. See link in first page to order.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1533245

Depron Foam and plenty more FREE Plans.
http://www.depronfoam.co.uk/html/free_plans.html

Center of Gravity Calculator- all planes
http://adamone.rchomepage.com/cg_calc.htm

Center of Gravity Calculator _ Flying Wings
http://fwcg.3dzone.dk/?wing_span=38&roo ... ac_lines=0

Here is a German Forum with more Free Plan Downloatd- Starting with some floats.
http://info.rc-wasserflieger.at/downloads.htm
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Decals- An Easy Way to Custom Make Your Own

Postby Neons » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:46 pm

You can even make photo decals with this technique. They are so thin there will be no seam edge showing either. Now you can make your own personal or scale decals. Read the Decals Pdf Document.


The link to the complete forum here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1217546
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All About Panel Lines & Rivets Before the Painting

Postby Neons » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:21 am

Here are some diagrhams on placing panel lines with tape and then riveting your work. Use 1/16 or 1/64 inch Chartpak tape from art stores. 2-3 thin coats of primer. Peel the tape off and sand with 400 or 320 paper. Just to smooth it out very little so you do not remove the lines. Then the rivets go on.
http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/Tutorials ... efault.htm

Here is an excellent website about what supplies are needed to do panel lines and rivets.
Panel Lines
http://forum.bristolcountyrc.org/
Rivets
http://www.tompierce.net/190/html/paint/rivets.htm

John Morgan is building a superb huge Stinger C-119 Boxcar. He is just starting to place panel lines and rivets here and the next pages down the line in this thread. Here you can follow his work as he finishes his finish painting also. He is a Master Builder of scratch planes.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... 88&page=80
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Vacu-Forming Ideas - There are Many Types to Make

Postby Neons » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:46 am

I have a home made vacuum box with a hose connector and pegboard top. It has 2 tops in a large and small for different size oblects. I got a couple ideas here to improve my v-former from this link. I like the old aluminum window frames and the clamps. I also got an idea for a better oven stand with the angled shelf brackets too. see the video in this one also.
http://www.instructables.com/id/E8RW98YF3C4XLCQ/

In this link the person made a portable oven with a hotplate and disposable aluminum trays. Can be used in an outdoor space or garage so the wife does not complain of smell. Again with aluminum screen frames and clamps.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621858

Here is a unique vacuformer. He uses wingnuts and bolts. I think the spring clamps would be a better idea. Note it is hinged and he warms it up over an electric stove burner and flips it over to the platen. The platen has a metal screen instead of pegboard. I like this aero motor he is building.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkH7w9QrCgY

How about shrink wrap making a canopy with hot air. It is in German but it is a neat idea.
http://jk-modellflug.de.tl/Kabinenhauben.htm

I have seen people use water bottles that were heated over a plug also in the oven but with mixed results though.
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Re: Share your R/C Links...

Postby tomapowa » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:46 pm

Great stuff Bob!... started building a vacuum forming table years back and eventually gave it to a fellow modeler in our Tiverton club who finished it... he still makes all sorts of canopies, fairings, etc... for himself & other club members... cool stuff! ;)

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Re: Share your R/C Links...

Postby Neons » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:15 pm

Thanks Tom,
If it helps take any mystery out of foam it is a help. Many of us frown on the unknown. It is a great medium to work with and it can produce as good and many times a better plane than balsa. I have seen many instances of this truth. When I find another useful item to add to working with foam, I will post it here someplace.. Well onward. I have planes to build.
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Electrics- Very Vital. Prop Balancing. Gain Horsepower

Postby Neons » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:44 pm

I will say that all the flying I have done in all types of E-powered planes there is nothing I have noticed more than a dysfuntional propellor blade that does not run true or is out of balance. This may effect nitro also but you do not hear it or maybe see it as easy. I will say if you have a noisy blade in the 6 inch and up sizes it most likely is one of the 2 problems listed here. On the lower Kv motors you should bearly hear the prop noise if it is correctly functioning. I use mostly surgical tubing for all my prop savers now. No more elastics and O rings crap. What happens on the smaller props they flip over and when you reset them to fly again you get a noticable prop sound. The blades are running off center or as I say, untrue. On the smaller blades I can carefully bend the blade back in line and sight them in with a runup loking across the blades. Once lined up the noise is gone. If you throw a plane up with an untrued blade it will usually lose up too 10% power loss. It acts like a low voltage battery. So that is one problem to look for here.

Next. Do you know how to balance a prop? Do you know how to sand it on the correct side? How about your spinners? Well, I am going to place the links here to a very good 3 part video. This is thorough in that it shows how to use the balancing stand. The person doing the demo in part#1 shows how to balance a larger prop. In part #2 he goes another step in balancing spinners and then part #3 a smaller prop for higher speeds. This will make your plane to reach maximum power with a smooth running system. You will really notice it in the payback when you fly.

RC Prop and Spinner Balancing - Part 1 - the balancing stand and a large propellor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JuSujZ_pFw

RC Prop and Spinner Balancing - Part 2 - Finish big prop and start spinner balancing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmqE7XmRxY

RC Prop and Spinner Balancing - Part 3 - Finish the spinner and then smaller higher speed prop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViTiJcoP63s

I hope you get something out of it. I picked up a few more tips
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Prop Savers: TheraBand..The Best

Postby Neons » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:53 pm

Stop using those O rings and rubber bands that drie out after a few months of non use. The TheraBand tubing is the way to go. It is common and used in excercise stretching bands. It can probably be found in sports. therapeutic, or mall stores. Why bother when you can get it on eBay for $1.45 Shipped for a foot long. That will give you up to 100 prop saving bands. That is less than $0.02 each.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Theraband-Exercise- ... 4cf5482b5e

Well, There are a few easy ways to cut them once you get them to your home shop.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaXGbMb6iVI

How about a hot knife cut?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFVhDaKnJPg

Well now. How big a prop to use them on? By the way the motor HXT DT-750 (blue Wonder) in the demo is a - Best Bang for the Buck. $11.00 @HK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctigr-xR7OM

Specs and info - http://www.thera-band.com/store/prod...p?ProductID=27

Color - size specs - Product Code (25-Ft) - Product Code (100-Ft)

Tan .062 ID x .031 wall (.125 O.D.) #21010 #21110
Yellow .200 ID x .045 wall (.290 O.D.) #21020 #21120
Red .200 ID x .057 wall (.314 O.D.) #21030 #21130
Green .200 ID x .069 wall (.338 O.D.) #21040 #21140
Blue .200 ID x .085 wall (.370 O.D.) #21050 #21150
Black .200 ID x .098 wall (.396 O.D.) #21060 #21160
Silver .200 ID x .125 wall (.450 O.D.) #21070 #21170

Get Some. U will Love It.
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