ORIGINAL: Bob Paris
I did take a look at that spot to on the stab and didn't think that was the cause. When I test ran the engines, I used a bungy cord around the rudder, then went under the forward part of the stab, aft to a pick into the ground. The bungy rubbed on that very spot and I saw it at the time. I believe the bungy cord may have created this part of the stab, but I really do not know for sure. I do know when I ran the engine the first time...with out the wing...the model shuck like crazy. I'm very surprised at the out put of this engine with a 17x6 prop...it does streach that bungy cord...a bunch more then I expected. But what ever the cause...it was noted and fixed prior to the first flight. I just hope the fix will do the job and I will check it out after the first flight and each flight there after.
I received my Tx back from Airtronics and went to the flying field this morning...with the Ugly Stick. When I hooked up the wings...only one aileron worked. I left the Tx manual at home...and I was not able to fix the glitch, untill I got home at noon. It took a while, but I managed to get it all worked out (and I was about ready to shoot the flippen Tx by then), but by then my day was slowing down. I will fly this beast on Tuesday...if the wind gods are kind to us.
I tried to buy a Spinner Prop Nut on line at Tower...but they are out of stock for the 8x1.25's I need. That was my first idea, but just wasn't able to find one anywhere to buy. Do you know who sells one I can buy ?
I put on a Master AirScrew Symitar S-Series 16x8 prop. I've flown these props with my .60 and .90 glow engines and they are as good as APC and I think better...more robust in construction, with the same performance.
I'll keep you posted on the first flight.
Soft Landings Always,
Bobby of Maui