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Old 06-05-2010, 03:54 PM
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Default PT 19 Giant maiden flight!!! Finally!!!

Finally got the PT 19 in the Air today. 10 mph cross wind, but it's a heavy plane no sweat!!! I had one of the instructors and the field check it all out prior to the flight. UP UP and away!! Flew beautifully!! Rolls were not pretty. hammer heads were cool. I didn't add any rudder input during the roll, need to do that next time. Anyway two flights and it was great. Only had to use just a tad of throttle prior to flairing for landing. I LOVE THIS HOBBY AND I LOVE THIS PLANE!!! Great trainer for war birds. NICE!!!!!!!! Gas is easy too. A couple flips of the prop and she was purring like a kitten. I also maidened my balsa nova 40. I'm running a 46 LA engine in it. It dd not like the wind at all!!! Only one flight with it. Need to recheck the CG I think. Also going to try a bigger prop on the PT 19. I turning a 16 X 7 on it now, going to try a 17 X 8, as it seems to need more torque. At any rate, a great day of flying. Heading to hobby store to buy a PA addiction 3d plane. A good day, Heck a GREAT DAY! No crashes!! GIANT scale is cool!! Yep still extremely addicted!!!!!
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:59 PM
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A few pics would be nice.... Thanks Dave
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:18 PM
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Dave I had to the camera, But there were only three if us at the field. One guy from out of town was taking pics with his phone, but I he left before I could giv him my number. Here's a pic of it from before the maiden
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: PT 19 Giant maiden flight!!! Finally!!!

Kool, been waiting for a while to see/hear about this one. I'm with Dave, photos please!!!
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Default RE: PT 19 Giant maiden flight!!! Finally!!!

Now, that's just plain cool, Bill. Great picture.

Congrats on that maiden!! Looks like a great flyer!!!

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TWO maidens in one day? My heart wouldn't take it.

Congratulations.
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Nice looking plane. Good Job... Dave
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I agree with Charlie P. 100%. I can only handle one maiden a day. Congrats, and good job, hats off to ya.
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Good job pappy


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16x7 to 17x8 is quite a jump in props. And, the PT-19 is probably not particularly fast so the 8 pitch might be over pitched. To gain torque, at the speeds of that plane, a 6 pitch might be more suitable. What engine and rpms on the 16x7? Also, PT-19s are often floaters but do have a lot of drag so that when there is headwind they often require power on landings to produce a good glide slope but when they are landing into no headwind the glide slope is really shallow and would be made even shallower by more pitch.

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SPE 26cc, haven't tached the engine yet. Had the Tach with me, just was too excited about the maiden to even think about getting it out. One of those things I should've checked though. It did not want to do a good roll with just ailerons. Porbably should've used some rudder and more power.
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i want one,
cant find a kit
dynaflite discontinued it.
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Google turned up a couple of kit options:

http://www.jackdevinemodels.com/pt-19_fairchild.htm

http://easytigermodels.com/index.php...roducts_id=211 (78" wing span)

http://easytigermodels.com/index.php...roducts_id=269 (110" wing span)
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I Like jacks, and I need a kit. Hard landing a few weeks again and my wing is toast!! Did find a guy selling a dynaflite kit for 330.00. my fuse was undamaged from the crash.
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