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Classic Pattern Association / Re: Fort Worth CPA
« Last post by patternpilot1 on October 13, 2014, 08:40:14 PM »

Glad to hear event went well... Looking forward to Tim's report and photos for the cpa newsletter..

I hope CPA keep growing in the big state of TX.

Classic Pattern Association / Re: Fort Worth CPA
« Last post by marke on October 13, 2014, 12:45:21 PM »
We had a great first time CPA event at our New Flying field for the Fort Worth Thunderbirds. Tim did an excellent job putting on the contest. I had a great time even though we had  cloud cover with low light conditions.  Tim should be giviing a full report soon.  Thanks for all the particapation and hopefully we can have an event next year and maybe we get some of those excellent flyers from the West Coast.  I have always loved the site and sound of a pattern ship with it's gear up and on the pipe.  I have been particpating in SPA and CPA is a great avenue to expand on right her in the South.  Manueuver Complete.......   :)

Mark G. Ehlers  :)
Builders Corner / Build Threads / Re: Wood/Glass bootlegger project
« Last post by patternpilot1 on October 12, 2014, 12:38:57 PM »
Okay guys,

I just realized some info was missing on the plans as far as LE/TE wood stock.. So what I have done is a addendum to the plans I will send out with next batch of kits and here they are attached.

The stab has 3/8 x 1/2 leading edge.. facing for elevator is 1/4 x x1/2 balsa with ends sheeted in 1/16 inch
The elevator TE is 1/2 wide by 3/8 hard balsa.

The wing LE is 3/8 x 1 inch balsa.. I use a bit harder contest grade here or some light 6-8# would.

TE of aileron is 1/4 x 1/4  and the face for aileron is 1/4 x 1/2+ and the ends sheeted with 1/16.

I run the wing side of facing 2 inches into wing so there is not a 90 degree weak spot .. see diagram.

Any questions ask.. I will post more of the build later 
For Sale Planes / Supra Retract
« Last post by patternpilot1 on October 09, 2014, 04:16:25 PM »
NIB - 60 size main mechanical retracts for sale.   $45.00 plus S&H. lower 48

Contact me direct for paypal info.

Classic Pattern Association / Fort Worth CPA
« Last post by timthetoolman on October 08, 2014, 06:52:56 PM »
This weekend October 11 is the CPA contest.

If you have any questions please post here.

Classic Pattern Association & BPA / CPA Contest -in FL - November
« Last post by patternpilot1 on October 07, 2014, 06:48:30 AM »
Hi All,

Here is a letter I got from one of our own CPA members willing to hold a contest.

Email Curt if interested


Since the Steele, Al CPA contest has been cancelled, we locally discussed the possibility of having a combined CPA/SPA contest at our field here near Niceville, Fl on the weekend of Nov 15-16.  Many of you SPA flyers also have CPA configured aircraft and except for Jamie's CPA contest this spring, CPA activity has been virtually non-existent here in the southeast.  I realize that this is a short fuse notice of a potential contest but I decided to float the idea out there to see if there is any interest in attending a contest of this type.  If there is no interest in flying the SPA schedules, we could go with CPA only.  We will still have to get club approval to host the contest but we have a strong pattern presence in our local club, the Eglin Aeromodellers and we believe that the club will approve the contest.  Please let me know if there is any interest in attending a contest of this type and we'll see if we can put it together.  Time is of the essence so a prompt response would be appreciated. Many of you have attended contests at our field before which is actually part of a military installation, but for those of you who have not been here before, unfortunately, the military does not allow RV's to stay on base overnight. 

Curt Oberg

Fort Walton Beach, Fl
Electric powered Vintage planes / Re: Kaos electric conversion: Flight video
« Last post by patternpilot1 on October 06, 2014, 09:01:08 PM »

I know several guys in that area that are top F3A pilots and that fly electric.

send me a email of site at  and I will see what we can do for you.

Electric powered Vintage planes / Re: Kaos electric conversion: Flight video
« Last post by Take2flight on October 05, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
Hi Scott, I have a question.  I would like to show my e-Kaos to a pilot experienced in the art, to get an opinion of how well it is performing against the piston benchmark.  How do I make such a connection locally?  (Near Philadelphia/NJ/Del/Baltimore area).

Builders Corner / Build Threads / Re: Wood/Glass bootlegger project
« Last post by patternpilot1 on September 04, 2014, 06:47:56 PM »
Hi All,

Sorry for the delay !

Okay lets build -  In the kit you got Dave Brown carbon fiber  1/2inch x 5.5 feet long.  take the carbon and split the with down to 1/4 inch and then cut the length in half. This will give you 4 pieces of carbon. This will get laminated between the foam and balsa skin on top and bottom of wings at the high point or close to that on the airfoil. 

Lay out your fixed gear blocks or retract plates as on plans and epoxy into place and let dry, always keeping core in shuck to keep from twisting

Next I have been asked a lot how do I make my sheeting, I learned from Dennis Hunt -

Select your 1/16 x 3 x 36 wood and true up the edges, next use magic 1/2 inch tape (like for wrapping gifts)  I make them about a inch long and then place them every 4-5 inches along the joint.

After that is done use minwax sanding sealer on the side going to foam and let dry.  cut to size of wing with about 1/2 to 3/4 inch over hang.

next we use Elmers Glue-All Max, this glue is super strong and will also force it's way into the space between the foam beads.

spread a bead of glue on the wood and use a squeegee to spread it out and it should only be damp on the wood surface, the sanding sealer will keep it from soaking into to wood adding weight.

Next where the carbon is going but a bead of glue down and then place carbon on top of bead and then add another bead over carbon and lightly squeegee this will look wetter than the rest of the wood.  Next mist the foam core with water from spray bottle, water activated the Elmers glue and place wood on to the core,  I usally place tape over the retract plate or gear block to keep the glue from expanding into those area's.

Repeat this process for the other side of wing and we vac bag are stuff so it goes into bag for 3-5 hours and then we pull out trim and face LE & TE. 

The stab is done the same way except for the carbon.

more in a bit, have to go put a gel coat in a mold.
Photo's and videos / Kaos electric conversion: Flight video
« Last post by Take2flight on September 04, 2014, 12:55:58 PM »
Klarity is my code name for this electric Kaos, seen flying in this video.
( in full screen!)

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