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by Holtzy822
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: One Design
Topic: Realistic 107 price
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Realistic 107 price

Anyone know what you can realistically get a flying one design for? I’m hoping to keep it under 40k but I’m quickly realizing that’s not possible... any ideas? I’d like to stick to monoplanes (obviously)
by Holtzy822
Wed May 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Laser 200 Build

I'm pretty sure it's because I tried to learn to weld with a welder that had lift start and had a thumb wheel for amp control instead of HF start and a foot pedal. It made controlling the arc very difficult and made it nearly impossible to get the right amperage for the thin tail ribs
by Holtzy822
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Laser 200 Build

Yeah I got the straps! I've lost a lot of interest in the project though due to me being absolutely terrible at welding.
by Holtzy822
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 13526

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Awesome thank you! I just happen to have one design plans in the hanger along with a welded fuselage (why didn't I just build that, also its for sale). Ill take a look at them when I'm building the system. As for the actual ailerons themselves, Ill just have to go with standard tapered ailerons unle...
by Holtzy822
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 13526

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Do you have any contact info for Tom? I would like to speak to him about it. Maybe he also has drawings or even just pictures of a pushrod system.
by Holtzy822
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 13526

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

I agree, just covering the ailerons with plywood would add a lot of weight exactly where you don't want it. I guess it might be possible to re-engineer the ailerons to use maybe 1/32" ply and keep them the same weight. Going to that extreme you might as well go with molded carbon ailerons. My quest...
by Holtzy822
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 13526

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

If I were looking at building a wing there's a few things I would do different from my current wing. • Box spar with carbon caps, lighter, stronger and easier to get the wood. • Double the nose ribs. • Minimum 5/8” rib to spar gusset blocks. • Push rod ailerons. • 25-28% Displaced aileron hinges. S...
by Holtzy822
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Cockpit (Ergonomy / Instruments)
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Cockpit (Ergonomy / Instruments)

Where did you mount your smoke tank?
by Holtzy822
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Laser 200 Build

Rudder is awaiting hinges and then welding. But off topic, does anyone have a diagram or plans for a pushrod aileron system?
by Holtzy822
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4505

Re: Laser 200 Build

Thanks! Also, does anyone know if it's ok to bend the rudder ribs with the grain? As most of you know the longer dimension of sheet usually runs with the grain so I can't get the long ribs done while maintaining a bend against the grain.