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      12-01-2019, 07:08 PM   #111
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So I'm with you. Cars, boats, whisk(e)y, cigars, stereo equipment (tubes). I love the movies, home theatre mostly now. Going to the range. Working on my old house. And of course beautiful women (my wife). I actually have too many distractions.
I forgot cigars. I don't go to the range that often any more but I used to live there post-Katrina.
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      12-01-2019, 09:34 PM   #112
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I do like to travel as much as I can comfortably afford. This year I’ve made trips to New York, Chicago, Greece, London, and Amsterdam. But I’m planning to buy a house soon so will have to cut back on the traveling.
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Getting into RC flying is easy. Check out this forum with a section dedicated for beginners. You can get started for a couple hundred dollars. https://www.rcgroups.com/beginner-tr...ft-electric-8/

Once you start flying heavier military RC planes it can become harder than flying a real plane. It's not uncommon for these planes to cost north of $20k and there is no insurance if you crash.
If you want you can train on the Realflight simulator at home to give you an idea of the physics involved.

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      12-05-2019, 02:25 PM   #114
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If you want you can train on the Realflight simulator at home to give you an idea of the physics involved.

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+1 to RealFlight https://www.realflight.com/index.php
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You're a hateful man. Hateful.

Very nice, actually!
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What kind of mileage do you get on the rear prop? What about cruising speed?
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If you want you can train on the Realflight simulator at home to give you an idea of the physics involved.

Seth
Realflight is an essential cheap way to learn the sticks before take off. Get good with learning orientation when the plane is going away vs coming toward you.
This will save a lot of crashes.
I have a RF simulator I will sell - PM me
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What kind of mileage do you get on the rear prop? What about cruising speed?
The 160 HP LongEZ pusher will cruise at 180 knots (~208 mph) burning 6.8 gallons per hour at 17,500'. I can go faster, about 200 knots, but it will burn 12+ gph. So, roughly 30 miles per gallon at cruise speed of 208 mph. the EZ holds 52 gallons, so I can fly a looong way w/o refueling.

The 180 HP RV-6 is slower and not as fuel efficient.
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Cars is one of my main thing but mostly because I like using my hands. I like to build things mostly with wood and just recently started with metals, fiberglass and carbon fiber.

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Then I like to fish.

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Cars is one of my main thing but mostly because I like using my hands. I like to build things mostly with wood and just recently started with metals, fiberglass and carbon fiber.

I also shoot competitively for fun. Used to be into photography till all my equipment got stolen.

Then I like to fish.

Some of the gifts I build as of late.
I'd be really interested to know how you make those pieces ? They look perfect.
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Cars is one of my main thing but mostly because I like using my hands. I like to build things mostly with wood and just recently started with metals, fiberglass and carbon fiber.

I also shoot competitively for fun. Used to be into photography till all my equipment got stolen.

Then I like to fish.

Some of the gifts I build as of late.
Nice work!
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I'd be really interested to know how you make those pieces ? They look perfect.
Which one?

The one with the aluminum strips was actually pretty simple. I have access to a metal shop, so once I had the measurements on the sheet of aluminum, I just had them cut. I used VHT tail light tint to give it a clear ed finish so the aluminum will show through. The blue I did the same but I used Duplicolor anodized finish color without the base coat. The piece at the end I use a sticker from the command logo and painted the rest. I didn't get a chance to picture the finished process but I covered it on epoxy resin. I'm currently making another one that instead of being on wood, it will be encapsulated on epoxy resin.

The wood one, I just used a table saw. I put wood stain on the the slats to give it a different color. The starts were a pain. I cut does by hand using a bandsaw. Later found out I could have bought them in Amazon for a lot cheaper than what it cost me to make them. The plaque at the bottom, I finished the wood then took it to a plaque trophy shop with what I wanted and they printed the logo and names on it. Then I covered the whole thing with poly.
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Which one?

The one with the aluminum strips was actually pretty simple. I have access to a metal shop, so once I had the measurements on the sheet of aluminum, I just had them cut. I used VHT tail light tint to give it a clear ed finish so the aluminum will show through. The blue I did the same but I used Duplicolor anodized finish color without the base coat. The piece at the end I use a sticker from the command logo and painted the rest. I didn't get a chance to picture the finished process but I covered it on epoxy resin. I'm currently making another one that instead of being on wood, it will be encapsulated on epoxy resin.

The wood one, I just used a table saw. I put wood stain on the the slats to give it a different color. The starts were a pain. I cut does by hand using a bandsaw. Later found out I could have bought them in Amazon for a lot cheaper than what it cost me to make them. The plaque at the bottom, I finished the wood then took it to a plaque trophy shop with what I wanted and they printed the logo and names on it. Then I covered the whole thing with poly.
It's way nicer you cut the stars by hand. I was curious how the aluminum and logos were done.
They are so well proportioned it's like pieces of art.

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The wood one, I just used a table saw. I put wood stain on the the slats to give it a different color. The starts were a pain. I cut does by hand using a bandsaw. Later found out I could have bought them in Amazon for a lot cheaper than what it cost me to make them. The plaque at the bottom, I finished the wood then took it to a plaque trophy shop with what I wanted and they printed the logo and names on it. Then I covered the whole thing with poly.
Cut by bandsaw and then just glue on or something? I was thinking of how I would do it, and best I could come up with was router + chisel for finishing touches.... but also so much work.
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Cut by bandsaw and then just glue on or something? I was thinking of how I would do it, and best I could come up with was router + chisel for finishing touches.... but also so much work.
Yes I glued them to another board.
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It's way nicer you cut the stars by hand. I was curious how the aluminum and logos were done.
They are so well proportioned it's like pieces of art.
The stars on the aluminum one are vinyl stickers. I was supposed to use them as a mask so the stars would be the bare aluminum but it was too cold when I did it and it was pulling the paint away. Then I ran out of time.

https://www.inchcalculator.com/ameri...ns-calculator/

I used that to get a good reference on size.
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The 160 HP LongEZ pusher will cruise at 180 knots (~208 mph) burning 6.8 gallons per hour at 17,500'. I can go faster, about 200 knots, but it will burn 12+ gph. So, roughly 30 miles per gallon at cruise speed of 208 mph. the EZ holds 52 gallons, so I can fly a looong way w/o refueling.

The 180 HP RV-6 is slower and not as fuel efficient.

Thanks for the reply! I'm working on my private license so I'm looking into future options. Thanks again!
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