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Old 07-02-2009, 06:40 AM
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Nice panel and engine setup TooLow,I see your a Nosen 310 member,I'd sure like to build one someday.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:21 PM
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I used the stock muffler also and it works just fine. Fits in the cowl easily also. Using an APC 17x6 prop. Plenty of power. For the elevator servos, I used two seperate channels on the receiver and just mated it to the Elevator channel in the 9303 Wing Setup window. I'm using a 9 channel JR PCM receiver and found that at certain RPM's I was getting jitter on the elevator servos (this was at a low rpm). Kind of surprised me. I ended up buying buffered extensions from Electrodynamics and all of that went away. Using the G26 with a CH Ignition conversion. Works very well but if I had it to do over again I might just forgo the ignition system and use the magneto setup as it came from the factory.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:01 PM
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" Anyone running the G26 want to offer an opinion/advice on what exhaust they liked (or disliked)?

Jeff "


I'm using an all welded aluminum muffler from Abell. It's a high quality muffler that's good for 200 - 300 extra RPM. Ralph Cunningham put me on to it !

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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 AM
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GBR2,

Is there a reason that you would stay with the mag set up on your G26? Have you had any bad experiences with ignition? I'm running 2 G23's and one G26 on mag. They run good but really hard to flip start. I've got the prop/mag set per instructions, but still hard to start. I've about given up and now use a starter. I've got a new G26 that's going in my Pacific Aero Clip Wing Monocoupe. I'm thinking seriously about sending it to RC Ignition and let Ralph do his magic. Any helpful info, let us know.

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Old 07-07-2009, 11:59 AM
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The CH ignition system works very well and I haven't had any problems with it. The only reason I wouldn't do it again is because of the extra wiring, battery, etc. that it takes to set the whole thing up. The Monocoupe has lots of room and I had no trouble installing everything but I'm not convinced that it delivers any greater performance than the original mag system the engine came with. So just from the point of view of keeping things simpler is the reason I wouldn't do the ignition thing again. As to hand starting, I never ran the G26 except with the ignition system, so perhaps I might find it unacceptable if I did want to do hand starting but I'll find that out with another engine. I'm not opposed though to using an electric starter.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:12 PM
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Had a great day this morning, finally got to maiden my monocoupe. It was up in the air in no time and the landing was awesome! Will try to post a video in a couple of days. Off to work I go.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:46 AM
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Short video clip of maiden,
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:51 AM
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[link]http://www.rcuvideos.com/video/monocoupe-wmv-3[/link]

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Was it a link to FlyingBigGuys?
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:10 AM
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Happens. Just reverse the name, or paraphrase it. Love it when the BBS is moderated by 12 yr olds.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:39 PM
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Congrats on the maiden Nice landing!
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rcar4,
Good job. Was that a G-26? What prop and fuel? I'm about half way with mine. Sent a G-26 RCIgnitions (Ralph Cunningham) yesterday for him to convert to EI. I'm also building a Spitfire, so the Clip Wing is not going together as fast as I would like. What mufflers are you guys using? I've got G-23's on two other airplanes with Bennette mufflers. They are ok, but I want a Pitts style wrap around for the Clip Wing. Any suggestions?

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rcar4,
Good job. Was that a G-26? What prop and fuel? I'm about half way with mine. Sent a G-26 RCIgnitions (Ralph Cunningham) yesterday for him to convert to EI. I'm also building a Spitfire, so the Clip Wing is not going together as fast as I would like. What mufflers are you guys using? I've got G-23's on two other airplanes with Bennette mufflers. They are ok, but I want a Pitts style wrap around for the Clip Wing. Any suggestions?

Keepum flying.

Richard

Slimline makes a great product. http://www.slimlineproducts.com/onli...iant_scale.htm

I've had one on a Pacific Aeromodels Gee Bee Y with a G-26 for about five years.
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RHarding,
I put a crrc pro 40cc in it. It's a little tight put I wanted the extra H.P. I am running a 18x10 Xore prop, on regular pump gas and penzoil air cooled 2 cycle oil. I aborted my first flight off the runway, it got a little squirrely on me, I have only been flying a couple of years. The second take off and landing are in the video. The main problem with the runway takeoff was a fast idle. The motor is still breaking in and had to keep the idle up just a bit. When the thing hit the blacktop it was really rolling fast, on the grass I could get it lined up and stop rolling before I opened it up. I am running the EI and stock muffler that came with the motor. I could have bought the pitts and saved a little cowl, but the stock sounds good and doesn't look that bad. One thing about the EI is once I get the gas to the carb, it is choke on and a pop, then choke off and a couple of flips and she is running. after it has been running, one flip every time.
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GaGeeBees,
Thanks for your input, it has helped! Yes it is a GREAT flier!
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rcar4,

That's a lot of engine. I might have to rethink putting a G-38 on mine. Too much engine and required prop can create too much thrust at idle and not allow the plane to not move. On the grass you probably will not have this. Once again, great first flight.

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PS; What tank and flight times?
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That is probably the case, thanks. The thing about the motor I used was its light weight, with the servos in the rear I was able to balance it by moving battery packs around.
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24 ounce Dubro tank, 15 minute flight and still had a half a tank
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Need some help.....I had a good pilot friend try to maiden my monocoupe, but on takeoff it veers drasticleynto the right. Tried twice then it flipped, No damage but the prop. Can anyone tell me what is wrong.

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Check your wheels/wheel pants. Sounds like the right wheel isn't turning freely.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:33 AM
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Need some help.....I had a good pilot friend try to maiden my monocoupe, but on takeoff it veers drasticleynto the right. Tried twice then it flipped, No damage but the prop. Can anyone tell me what is wrong.

Bob
I was having the same thing happen to me and it was the tail wheel. It may seem obvious but just because the rudder is straight doesn't mean the tail wheel is. The short amount of time the the tail is down during takeoff can really effect the take off IMO. My take offs are now nice and straight.
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There could also be a little to much throw in your rudder and as your powering up for take off your inadvertently giving a little right rudder. Also, what was mentioned by rcar4, make sure the tailwheel is straight. If your taking off from a hard surface the short wheel base of the Monocoupe gets a little squirrely at times like any short wheel base plane does. Try taking off from the grass. There is a world of difference.
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I was surprised to come across a photo of my Monocoupe in the latest issue of Model Aviation
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I thought that might be you when I read the engine description.
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