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Old 05-05-2019, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rcflyer16 View Post
Where can I find the suggested or at least accepted size electric motor to put in my newly built Kadet Senior? Also can I convert it to a tail dragger without too much trouble. Appreciate any help suggestions you can give to a novice builder. Thanks billy
The easiest way to find an acceptable engine is to look for glow engine equivalents. I would search for .46 glow equivalent such as these.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...v-46-glow.html
HK offers these with 3 different kv ratings, 420, 550, and 670. The lower numbers should turn a larger prop slower than the higher kv, and have different amp/esc requirements.
You could probably get by with the .32 size, or blow you wings off with the .60 size.
You can also search Rimfire and other brands.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:11 PM
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Thanks guys!! Great suggestions for a guy who can use all assistance he can find. I will post later how I come out. Billy
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rcflyer16 View Post
Thanks guys!! Great suggestions for a guy who can use all assistance he can find. I will post later how I come out. Billy
My Kadet Sport flew well on a .32 sized motor, but came to life when I installed a .52 sized electric. My kit built Senior flies well, but is over powered, flying on a .91 4 stroke.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TomCrump View Post
My Kadet Sport flew well on a .32 sized motor, but came to life when I installed a .52 sized electric. My kit built Senior flies well, but is over powered, flying on a .91 4 stroke.

If you think thats something, you should see a 1/5th Cub with a Saito 100 on the nose and a 16x8 prop. An F-15 has nothing on it! LOL
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:44 AM
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Don't forget the Sig RC Fun Fly coming up at Hazel's airport June7-9 and the control line Fun Fly June 14-15. Go to sigmfg.com for details.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:06 AM
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Boy oh boy had another great weekend at the Mike Gretz memorial fly in. flew the wheels off the Rascel 168.
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How many Rascal 168s were present? They have to be an attention getter.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:05 AM
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One, and Crunch literally flew a wheel off his Rascal. I have video of it, but he landed so far away I didn't get the actual landing, which was above par for the Crunch! I personally think he is slipping, he didn't crash a single plane while I was there.
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I personally think he is slipping, he didn't crash a single plane while I was there.
Well he is getting older....
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:39 AM
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And still hasn't learned to use sunscreen. How those legs doing Mike?
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The right leg is doing real well and the OEM left one is holding up so I can't complain. Now if I can keep the rain from leaking in the back door and get the city to something about their line backing up into my and blowing toilet rings things will be great! At least I haven't had to dodge any cranes like they did in Dallas. We have been getting a piece of that wind and it has been something. It rattle the garage doors so hard the automatic light comes on.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:37 AM
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Here's the video

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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
And still hasn't learned to use sunscreen. How those legs doing Mike?
there red and sting when the shower hits them.
But getting better
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:41 AM
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Sunscreen is your friend! LOL Learned that lesson when I was 11, and Never want to repeat it.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Sunscreen is your friend! LOL Learned that lesson when I was 11, and Never want to repeat it.
well you know Iím a little Stu err stubborn sometimes
sure would like to see some more Rascelís out There.
I am thinking of maybe building another one and changing a couple things
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:56 AM
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I don't know what I will do with mine yet. Too many other projects on the board and no room to work on it. I may strip it and use the electronics in the Extra 330 they came out of. Would make for a rather large weathervane though.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I don't know what I will do with mine yet. Too many other projects on the board and no room to work on it. I may strip it and use the electronics in the Extra 330 they came out of. Would make for a rather large weathervane though.
the offer is still there if you want to let it go and the price is right
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:02 AM
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I don't even know what the right price would be. Didn't know you were still interested, or would have negotied while I had it there.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I don't even know what the right price would be. Didn't know you were still interested, or would have negotied while I had it there.
well we were both busy flying are favorites and we didnít have time to talk.
but you think of some number and pm me.
If not thatís fine. And if the price is right I will come get it or meet you halfway

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Old 06-10-2019, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44 View Post
And if the price is right I will come get it or meet you halfway
Now how can you beat that, he's willing to travel. Most of the guys I deal with, in the boating world, don't travel unless they are going to a specific event.
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We check the controls, fine tune the engine, range check the radio, however, ever check the RX on off switch to make sure it "Clicks" both on and off. Had flown this plane a few times and guess was lucky. After picking up the pieces and started trouble shooting, had all the service plugged into receiver using same battery and switch, all seemed to be working till I smacked the bench and all stopped, smacked again and RX light blinked on and then off, bad RX hmmm. Nope tried another receive r same thing happened. Wait on off switch dies not click on, slides over but no positive on lock. Played with switch and slightest movement it looses power.

I have checked all my new switches and all positive click on and off. Added this check to preflight. No click, no fly.

About to order the Husky to replace, anyone here have this plane and your thoughts.

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I have no enlightening recommendations for models, sorry for your loss. I have seen a few switches go. I think it is from the dreaded black wire syndrome. The negative wire goes green/black after a few years with older nicads. It will get right into the switch and connectors. I have a transmitter like that too.
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Black wire syndrome sucks, no other word for it. What is actually happening is the wire has corroded inside the insulation, making it useless. Someone told me, several years ago, that the only way to avoid black wire syndrome is to replace the wires on your servos every year or two. Obviously, you can't do that with a switch, so you replace the switch assembly as well. A switch normally won't get black wire, other than in the wires themselves. What will happen is the contacts will get burned by the electrical arching or flatten from sliding the switch on and off. Over time, they just get to the point that they don't let current flow through the charred metal. As for a switch that won't positively lock, that's wear on the latching mechanism, usually just a spring. It gets weak and stops holding the contacts together. Like any other mechanism that has moving parts or electricity flowing through it, it will wear out eventually.
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Black wire syndrome sucks, no other word for it. What is actually happening is the wire has corroded inside the insulation, making it useless. Someone told me, several years ago, that the only way to avoid black wire syndrome is to replace the wires on your servos every year or two. Obviously, you can't do that with a switch, so you replace the switch assembly as well. A switch normally won't get black wire, other than in the wires themselves. What will happen is the contacts will get burned by the electrical arching or flatten from sliding the switch on and off. Over time, they just get to the point that they don't let current flow through the charred metal. As for a switch that won't positively lock, that's wear on the latching mechanism, usually just a spring. It gets weak and stops holding the contacts together. Like any other mechanism that has moving parts or electricity flowing through it, it will wear out eventually.
This was a brand new switch, three wire universal with charge jack. No black wire on this switch. Usually this is from silver plated wire that had not cured well before extruding the covering. Took switch apart and the spring mechanism that is the positive lock was flat. Live and learn.

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