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Old 12-20-2002, 01:13 AM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

So much for those pokey news helicopters! Hey Flyboy & Airgar, "this buds for you!"

Jett.50
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9/8 apc
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Old 12-20-2002, 01:37 AM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Very Nice!
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Old 12-20-2002, 02:12 AM
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The 9X8 APC??
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Old 12-20-2002, 03:25 AM
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Default Re: So what's it turn??

Originally posted by ChuckAuger
The 9X8 APC??

Nothing gets by you eh?
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Old 12-20-2002, 03:45 AM
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The 9X8 APC??
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Old 12-20-2002, 06:09 AM
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Default glass the fin

Did you reinforce the fin when you built this model? Some kit instructions left this stepout. The plane was only designed for 135 mph. Fin failure is a common problem above this speed. Hate to see you lose that beautiful plane.
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Old 12-20-2002, 05:01 PM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Man, I sure like the F-20's finished in yellow!

Got that exact combo, waiting in the hangar. As soon as I finish my AT-6, that one's next!

Did'ja ever change the motor out in yours?

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Old 12-20-2002, 06:36 PM
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Nice job on the plane! Hows it fly?
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Old 12-21-2002, 01:27 AM
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Default Re: glass the fin

Originally posted by jlong34016
Did you reinforce the fin when you built this model? Some kit instructions left this stepout. The plane was only designed for 135 mph. Fin failure is a common problem above this speed. Hate to see you lose that beautiful plane.
Actually I have done that to all my planes since they are overpowered. On the WM P-51 I nailed last week, I replaced the framed horizontal stab with a solid one when I built it.

There are 4 of us here with the F-20 and their really are no quirks. Pretty much a straight shooter
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Old 12-21-2002, 01:54 AM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

I use the same prop on my F-20, which has a Rossi 45 with a pipe.

I also use the same APC 9X8 prop on my Jett 50 in a Bill Evans Desperado. pic below
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Old 12-21-2002, 02:24 AM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Originally posted by AirGar
Man, I sure like the F-20's finished in yellow!

Got that exact combo, waiting in the hangar. As soon as I finish my AT-6, that one's next!

Did'ja ever change the motor out in yours?

Gary
This is it. The yellow one with the MVVS. I got the local news station helicopter color scheme and they provided decals. i sold the MVVS and installed this Jett.50. Same plane


PS. What Texan? GP or Kyosho. I need to replace the P-51 I stuffed last week. I was thinking of the Kyosho since it is a good price in the Tower sale catalog.
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Old 12-22-2002, 04:52 AM
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Default Yo, Cyclic....

...one thing I've noticed about you, and ChuckAuger,
and AirGar....you guy's always seem to wanna over-
power your planes, and make them go really fast.

Whatsamatter wid you guy's ? Why don't you get a nice
little 4* 40...with an O.S. .46FX, and just be content ?

This "Speed Demon" thing is getting out of hand, and
seems to me to be totally unnecessary.
That's why I picked this O.S. .90 to put in a Patriot.

Don't you think this combo would be just about right ?
Rev on my Brothers... He He He....
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:11 PM
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Default Overpowering Planes

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Heres the powerplant for my 60 sized Pica Corsair. Its a Jett .90

I'm also putting a O.S. .91fx on my 40 sized Gee Bee.
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Yo, Cyclic....

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Flyboy Dave
[B]...one thing I've noticed about you, and ChuckAuger,
and AirGar....you guy's always seem to wanna over-
power your planes, and make them go really fast.

Whatsamatter wid you guy's ? Why don't you get a nice
little 4* 40...with an O.S. .46FX, and just be content ?


I have a nice little "content" plane. The Advance .40. Flown it off and on over the last few years, Made it a tail dragger and moved the gear and is home to a -----------------------------TT61pro!!!
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Old 12-22-2002, 09:47 PM
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Default sweet!

That is 1 sweet F 20. Any shots of the underside??
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Old 12-22-2002, 11:38 PM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Nope, but they are a set of Hobbico Mechanical Retracts
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Old 12-23-2002, 08:10 PM
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Default very sharp!

Cyclic,
I just bought a DC F-20. Hope to have it later this week. It's the ARC. Can you give me any tips on the retract installation? I've only dealt with pneumatics before and the plane was designed for them.
When I was talking to the guy at DC it sounded as though it was kind of left to the builder as far as retracts went.
Do I need 2 retract servos? one for the mains and a separate one for the nose?
Is there enough room for an airtank and pneumatic retracts?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-24-2002, 12:37 AM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Ive had mine 3 years and it was also and ARC. Came with a foam sheeted wing with retract wells already cut out. Also the ARC version wiil have a cowling . If you look at mine, it looks smooth but that whole areaaround the engine is a cowling. The elevator connections is kind of silly but if you have ever seen a plane with flaps, its the same similar set up. One rod coming back from the servo, then solder another rod so it is like a "Y" connection.
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Default Gotta love that DC F-20!

Here's mine. Rossi .45 w/ tuned muffler. APC D-1 9.5x7.5 prop. Covered in Ultracote. Fixed gear - and absoloute joy to fly. I get about 9 mins per flight. Speed I'm guessing is somewhere around 90-100 mph. Not that fast, but it tracks like it's on rails.

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Default "Rev on My Brothers...."

Hey the profile guys have the "Profile Brotherhood" and I think that FlyBoy Dave has just coined a new catch phrase for all of us speedfreaks: "Rev On My Brother" .

We could become the "Brotherhood of Speed" or the "Association of Acceleration" or something, and put the abbreviation "Rev" in front of our handle, like:

"Rev ChuckAuger" or "Rev Flyboy Dave"

Notice, I didn't use a period at the end of Rev, so as not to confuse the word with Reverend, (Rev.). I don't want to offend anyone, just having fun.

I think in order to have the "Rev" in front of your name, maybe you have to qualify by having flown an R/C prop plane over 150mph.

Well, let the flamethrowers light off!

Rev On My Brothers!!


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Default Rev...

Yeah, I can see it now...my name in lights...

In the temple of speed....

"ChuckAuger...takin' it like an alter boy!"

Great concept, though..

And BTW, my avatar is not John Brown, or a preacher of any sort. What looks like a preists' collar is actually a cow skull bolo tie..
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Old 01-26-2003, 11:33 PM
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

Actually your Avatar reminds me of a "CD" I met once.
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Old 01-27-2003, 05:31 PM
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Default ....how 'bout...."Revvers Brotherhood"...?

....with a minimum qualifying speed of 100 MPH...
( that's good enough to get the sickness )...

...and Our motto..."Rev on my Brothers"...

The only requirement is that a pic must be sent in,
so the "Board" can determine and verify that you have
in fact.... been bitten by "THE SPEED BUG" !

Also...your application should start off with....

"Hi, my name is..........., and I admit that I am a Speed
Plane Addict. I have been addicted for.....months/years,
and with the help of the Revvers Brotherhood I hope to
make my planes even FASTER !!!
Don't let my wife/girlfriend see this....I promised her I
would "tame it down a bit". ( heh heh heh )

Signed ...........X (dated) optional fingerprint in blood....
...from propeller cut. (can be filled in later)
.__________________________.
. Pic of plane (required)
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....that's really a pic of Chuck.
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Default DC F-20 Tigershark-Look Out!

"Revvers Brotherhood" sounds great to me.

I also really like the application wording.

Can we just send in the surgeons report from our propeller accidents?
I have a good one from awhile back.....let's see, 4 stitches to repair the extensor tendon, and 8 stitches to close the wound.

No, that was from a number 11 exacto blade, the prop-strike injury wasn't quite so bad - Ha!

FlyBoy Dave, I agree that 100mph is fast enough, just threw the 150mph out there. Now even I can get in - thanks! (just have to get the photo of the radar readout).

I have no idea how to make the rest of the "Brotherhood" happen - can we have a page or something here on the RCU??

People are gonna want a membership number and everything, ya know.


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