Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Page 6 of 18 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 126 to 150 of 441

  1. #126

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    osceola, AR
    Posts
    24
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I am building the 90'' agcat from Floyds plans. I am trying to figure out what engine to use. I wanted to put a Saito 325 radial but my funds just doesnt allow that I was wondering what 4 stroke I could use? A saito 170 radial or 200 single cylinder? What would you guys recomend I am going to put a hopper and spreader on it to simulate dust.

  2. #127
    gjmjoe017's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, MO
    Posts
    548
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I am sure some other guys will jump in on this,but the Saito 220 is only 36cc displacement and this plane will probably come in at 25lbs or more.One of the guys is using a 3w 75 I think and I would think it would take at least that to give it good power.Just my two cents.

  3. #128
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I'll jump in. You might consider getting this bad boy....a lightweight 50 cc. This will haul the AgCat around with ease. I don't know of any 4 stroke that will haul a 25 lb. plane. On the other hand, if you try to build light and your plane ends up at about 20 lb. AUW you may be okay with that Saito.
    BTW, check out the price of the XYZ 50, read A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E !

    http://www.southeastengines.com/see_002.htm

  4. #129
    gjmjoe017's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, MO
    Posts
    548
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    The other 50cc to look at is the DL 50.It's a knock off of the DA 50 and there are some really good reports on how well it runs.
    www.dlusa.net

  5. #130
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    r u sure that's the correct URL address?

  6. #131
    gjmjoe017's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, MO
    Posts
    548
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Sorry about that,it's
    www.dlusa.net
    Those .net will get ya every time!!!

  7. #132

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    osceola, AR
    Posts
    24
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I appreciate the help on engine choices I finally decided to save up and get the saito 325 radial it just sounds so good. I am a cropduster and fly an agcat myself so I just got to get the radial for it. Also what are you all using for flying wires?

  8. #133

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    BREMERTON, WA
    Posts
    66
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Ok here''s the gear. I tried to follow Floyd''s plan but my over-engineering got the best of me. The LG is made by TNT from 5/16" 6061, wheels are 8.5" from a mountain skate board. They come with 10mm bearings and I''ve inserted bushing I made at home from stock bought from Aricraft Spruce. The fuselage where the LG attaches is not quite 1/4inch ply with a 1/8 door skin doubler. I used a 2 inch wide by 3/4 inch fir backer for the LG. There are a couple of 3/4 inch plywood clamps on the end to help spread dynamic loads to the doublers. Its all glued and screwed together. It''s attached with six 10-24 cap screws with nylock nuts. The tailwheel needs more work. I manufactured it from 1 1/2in x 1/4 in 6061 bar stock. I didn''t get it bent as nicely as TNT. The caster frame is cut from 3/32 in 3003 and also needs some correction. Thats a 4" Dubro wheel but it wan''t ment for a tail wheel. I''m probably going to need to drill it out an put in a brass tube insert.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Om34581.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	145.9 KB 
ID:	929935   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Gb90878.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	145.9 KB 
ID:	929936   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Uz70151.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	142.2 KB 
ID:	929937   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Qj20838.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	133.0 KB 
ID:	929938   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fq88852.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	142.4 KB 
ID:	929939  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ri69495.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	148.8 KB 
ID:	929940   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Gi82856.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	132.3 KB 
ID:	929941   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Qo51014.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	144.0 KB 
ID:	929942   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Jh16854.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	145.5 KB 
ID:	929943  

  9. #134
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Nice work so far. Looks really huge.

  10. #135

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    BREMERTON, WA
    Posts
    66
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I''m actually working in the living room of an old cottage my wife and I own. Gives me a 13 X 15 foot work area. (I also have the rest of the house but the rooms are pretty small. You get use to the pink interior after awhile.) I don''t have the 4 X 8 foot work bench situated where I can assemble it. ( I have a row of book cases taking up the wall opposite the window in front. I clamped it together a few weeks ago to get the feel for how it is going to go together. Looked pretty good to me. It took up most of my side of our two car garage. My wife''s Pathfinder sat on the other side in the photo. It will certainly look nice parked on the runway the first time after I get it done. It''s going to be a while though.

  11. #136
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Keith....

    What's the latest on the DH Ag Cat ARF development? Been quiet here for a while....

  12. #137
    RedTwilight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hurdle Mills, NC
    Posts
    311
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat


    ORIGINAL: outacontrol41

    Keith....

    What's the latest on the DH Ag Cat ARF development? Been quiet here for a while....
    +1 How's the build coming?
    Trinity

  13. #138

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    LeonoraWestern Australia, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    344
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I don't know of any 4 stroke that will haul a 25 lb. plane.
    are you familiar with the Saito FG36?. a big four stroke gasser. will haul that bad boy around with ease and sound good, as well as giving you a nice slow idle and fly on tiny amounts of fuel.
    thread is here. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5041020/tm.htm

  14. #139

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Franklin, LA
    Posts
    245
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Hey Keith,

    What's going on with the Ag-Cat ARF ?

    Send us some pics, Any info on when the kit's will be available ?

    Give us a Update !

    51-D GUY.

  15. #140

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    LaPorte, TX
    Posts
    161
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Hey guys,

    Sorry for being so quiet, but just getting finished with baseball. I haven't been able to commit much time to the project, but I have made some small increments of progress. I'll try to post some pictures soon once I get rolling again.

    Brian Keith Fontenot

  16. #141
    Hill202's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Peachtree City, GA
    Posts
    1,351
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat


    ORIGINAL: wiz310

    I don't know of any 4 stroke that will haul a 25 lb. plane.
    are you familiar with the Saito FG36?. a big four stroke gasser. will haul that bad boy around with ease and sound good, as well as giving you a nice slow idle and fly on tiny amounts of fuel.
    thread is here. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5041020/tm.htm
    FG36 on a 25lb plane?? I don't think so
    Grammar: The difference in knowing your sh*t and knowing you\'\'re sh*t.

  17. #142

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    LaPorte, TX
    Posts
    161
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Duane is still trying to pull all the #'s together on labor/cost. When he finally determines the cost of the kit he will also probably committ to a production start date. Sorry, but that's about all I have right know.
    Brian Keith Fontenot

  18. #143
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    I can live with that for now. There's more than a few of us out here waiting....[8D]

  19. #144

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Franklin, LA
    Posts
    245
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat



    I Know the feeling , Not enough hours in a day !

    I spend more time working on other peoples planes than my own !

    then when i think i have time, i have to do something else.


    I'll be watching for the pics, Jason 51-D GUY.

  20. #145

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Porterville, CA
    Posts
    205
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    [sm=what_smile.gif]........HEY ,! ! ! Outacontrol,,,,,,,,, "GET THIS",.......... After Repling to you on Austars, ,,I got an EMAIL from the CUTTER saying he'll be FINISHED with MY kit AND extra wing set in a few days ! ! ! [sm=72_72.gif] Just not too sure WHAT to think about it any more ! ? ! ? ! ........... That big ole AGHuskey sure Would be nice ? ! ? ! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH ! ! ! ! ........O.K....AG-Cat. first.................................... I just hope I can FIND Time to WORK on it now ! ! ! !!

  21. #146
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    a FEW DAYS = a few WEEKS?? Not an unreasonable question at this point. Let me throw some sad truth at you, and this really is the truth....IT DOES NOT TAKE THIS LONG TO CUT A KIT! You should have been flying that plane by now. []

  22. #147
    gjmjoe017's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, MO
    Posts
    548
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Hey Keith,what the heck is going on with this ARC project for the kits.Any progress??Hope it's not dead!!
    Joe

  23. #148
    outacontrol41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Girdletree, MD
    Posts
    1,750
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat


    ORIGINAL: outacontrol41

    Keith....

    What's the latest on the DH Ag Cat ARF development? Been quiet here for a while....
    I don't like to repeat myself, so...........[sm=confused.gif]

  24. #149

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    EAST, TN
    Posts
    38
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Hay mac49, you are doing a great job on the AG-CAT. What are you using for wing ribs?

    Good flying.
    Dale

  25. #150

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    LaPorte, TX
    Posts
    161
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Gruman Ag-Cat

    Hey guys,

    Sorry I've been so silent lately on the D.H. Agcat. I've changed jobs during my last post. After 18 years with one company I've decided to expand my horizons.... I'm still working on the Agcat, but it is going slow. I want to insure that the proto-type has that WOW factor that we've all been waiting for. I haven't talked to Duane for some time now. I know he's been helping his son with his business....so he's been extremely busy with that. I will do my best to call him this week. I believe Duane is laying more fuses to get ready to produce the kits, but I will update you guys after I talk with him.

    _____________________________

    Brian Keith Fontenot
    Brian Keith Fontenot


Page 6 of 18 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:01 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.