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Old 07-15-2004, 08:24 PM
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I found a 60 size delta I want to buy. just wondering how hard it woulod be to fly. Can they be flown slow enough for a fourth plane. The guy selling it says it is very stable and lands easy (what else would you expect him to say) just wanted an opinion from people that have flown them.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:38 AM
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Couple of questions-

What were your first 3 planes?

What model is this delta? (Landing gear, engine size etc.)

I have only flown a Whiplash for reference---
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Old 07-16-2004, 01:21 AM
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Deltas are for the general easy to fly and you can slow them down a lot ( trainer speed ) so go for it.

At the moment I'm building an Enforce ( delta wing ) If you have any other question just ask.

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Enforcer.

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Which DF setup you got goin there?
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:29 AM
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Dave, I have a JHH Turbax with a K&B 7.5 ( .45 ) on the picture but it will end up with a Dynamax fan and a K&B 82. It should be interesting.

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Should go well. keep us posted! [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Well guys you have talked me into it. i am going to buy it. I will post pics of the sticks after first flight!
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Gard, remember the deltas roll very fast, with that in mind set your ailerons at low rate and they require a lot of elevator on TO. after that go low rate on the elevator.

Good luck, we expect to see pictures.

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Well here it is. Now i just have to figure out how to program the raido. I think Futaba went out of there way to make it hard! Anyway the plane looks like it was not flown a lot and the 61fx runs great. Should be a good match for my first delta. One more thing I am getting the stars off one by one. Not fun but they have to go.
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

Looking good.
mmmm extremely clean and organize leaving room mmmmm, where is the mess?

Get it program go fly it and give us the report.

Happy flying.

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Lookin good! Mac pipe eh?

What kind of prop you got there?

Keep us posted and have fun!
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

That's a Bruce Tharpe Delta Vortex. I built one a couple of years ago for a friend, put an OS 91FX on it for power. This delta is not really a fast flyer, just looks like it is. With the 91FX it does about 80 mph, in a dive maybe 90+. Slows down real good for landings, touch & goes are a lot of fun on this plane. Can fly almost like a trainer, you should have no problems with this as your fourth airplane. For the radio setup my buddy had a Futaba 6XA & I have Futaba 8UAFS. I wanted to get airbrakes on his radio without affecting the steering gear but coud'nt do it. On my 8UAFS I got the airbrakes working (both rudders deflected outwards) while still maintaining control of the steering gear. I think I used channel 5 for the steering along with a couple of mixes ( it's been awhile ). Here's a few pics, the covering is Ultracote, the black pinstripe is 1/4 in automotive pinstripe.
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For air brakes I have my rudders 35% out (away from each other ). Is this the way it should be set up?
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Default RE: 60 size delta for fourth plane?

I flew the plane today. It flies great. The 61 is plenty fast for me.
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