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Old 04-03-2018, 04:23 AM
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Rob, where did you get 3D engine ?
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:17 AM
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https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum...TID=27774&PN=1

Used the stock kit cylinders and exhaust. Flightline graphics has the 1/3 scale files. I scaled them to 1/4 and got them printed in SLS Nylon. Various brass tubes, 2-56 and 2mm threaded rod and some springs. Either from LHS or Amazon.







Working Exhaust - plumbing fixtures and neoprene tube to hole in kit ABS exhaust.




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Old 04-03-2018, 09:20 AM
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Very impressive!
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:18 AM
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Thanks

Built this thing thinking I would just do sport scale and not much detail...right.


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Old 04-03-2018, 02:06 PM
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Default 1/3 scale Nieuport17

Originally Posted by TomCrump View Post
Building a nice scale model isn't rocket science. Give it a try. Just do the best you can. The effort will be evident in the finished model.

If you run into problems, the forums are frequented with experienced builders that are willing to offer assistance.
Hi Guys, I'm building a Balsa USA 1/3 scale N-17. Guys in the club are suggesting I add 1degree incidence to the tailplane to stop it climbing as power is applied and to hold the rear end up in turns. Balsa USA say it is better to add down thrust. Does anyone have any experience or ideas about this?
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:03 PM
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Its pretty common to add a bit of positive on the stab of many BUSA designs. I do not have first hand experience with the 1/3 N17 however.
I would greatly recommend making the stab bolt on. It is nice to be able to adjust the stab angle after its complete. It makes it easier to cover,store,and repair as well.

Have fun building it !
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:12 PM
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Thanks for that. BUSA suggest down thrust. The stab is already bolt on and the guy that's building it suggested the incidence idea.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:27 PM
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So.... the CH parts are here to convert my Saito 2.20 nitro into a Saito 2.20 gas engine. No instructions at all. Not a problem, the step by step instructions are at the web site and on you tube. Pretty simple thing to put all the parts in the correct place and the timing looks to be something I can do. Only problem is that not all of the parts shown on the web site instructions came with the kit. I have sent a request to CH and am waiting their response. Not a Walbero carb, but that was mentioned on the ordering page. Time to wait again for parts in the mail I guess. (sigh)
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:51 AM
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Well I chatted with CH Ignitions and was told that they are aware that the part was not included in my gas conversion kit. After their move, I was told, things are a little mixed up. He will have to make me a new part, but will send it to me as soon as it is made. I have to question why the kit was sent to me at all if they knew parts were missing? Why at least not send a note along? Oh well, it is snowing again here so it will be a while before I can get in the first flight. I will video the first running of the motor and post it here. On the plus side, my phone call was returned within an hour and the CH people (person?) was nice to chat with. He sounded truly concerned that I did not get the part. So far the kit has been a no brainer to put together. Hope it runs as well as the ones on the videos I have looked at.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:09 PM
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Looks like they are going to make it right, stuff happens. I have spoke with them in the recent past and I think they are a good company.

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Old 04-08-2018, 05:20 PM
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Default solertex

why did bulsa usa discontinue solertex covering love that stuff.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:24 PM
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Nobody is building kits any more.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:31 PM
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Balsa USA didn't discontinue Solartex. Solartex is going out of business because the gentleman who owns the company is in very bad health and the family decided to close the company.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ANZAC View Post
Nobody is building kits any more.
I guess that makes me a nobody. And I am glad to be a kit building nobody.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:16 AM
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I guess that makes me a nobody. And I am glad to be a kit building nobody.
Im a proud kit builder as well.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffEE View Post
I guess that makes me a nobody. And I am glad to be a kit building nobody.
Proudly add me to that list, too.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:36 PM
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Why are all my online friends showing up on a NOBODY list? hahahaha

To be fair, I think Anzac was making an overall generalized statement... and wasn't trying to be insulting. Its often very hard to catch the subtleties when you aren't talking face to face.. Heck I have a friend I see from Australia every couple years and his entire way of joking, and kidding can be hard to read sometimes..

I mainly checked this thread when I saw Toms name.. I thought "Dang, is he going to solder up some piano wire on a WW1?"
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by foodstick View Post
Why are all my online friends showing up on a NOBODY list? hahahaha

I mainly checked this thread when I saw Toms name.. I thought "Dang, is he going to solder up some piano wire on a WW1?"
Your online friends share common interests. We like to peal glue from our fingers. LOL

No soldering for me. I do have a BUSA Smoothie XL kit that's planned as my next build. That shouldn't require as much soldering as a WW I build.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:04 AM
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Sad to say but there are only 3 or 4 builders in my club of 32 members. I always have something on the building table. At 73, I think that is what keeps me going, that and flying at the Dawn Patrol events.

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Old 04-12-2018, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jwrich View Post
Sad to say but there are only 3 or 4 builders in my club of 32 members. I always have something on the building table. At 73, I think that is what keeps me going, that and flying at the Dawn Patrol events.

Rich
I concur. In one of my clubs, which has 80 members, I'm aware of 4 builders. In my other club, I'm aware of just two.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:41 AM
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Well the C&H ignition kit to change my Saito 2.20 Nitro burner into a gas sipper has been a bit of a frustration. Not on the part of C&H, but as to the modifications I did not think about ahead of time. Bigger carb on the gas version means finding a way to wedge it in between the fire wall and motor without moving the engine forward. That would cause the motor to hit the radiator. OK...that problem solved, but hey...this thing has a choke! Crap, gotta find a place to put a servo for the choke. OK, solved. Add another battery for the electronic ignition. Wait, were the heck is the electronic ignition going? Throttle servo not in the correct place any longer, and the throttle arm has a HUGE hole in it for the clevis. And so on and so forth. Nothing you can't figure out, I just wish I knew I was converting to gas before the plane was built. It would have been a snap then.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:11 AM
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Feel your pain.

Converting a FunAero albatros from a Saito 100 to a NGH 17cc gas. New throttle run, find a place for the ignition, man is this muffler big, choke, what am I going to do with this...all in a tight cowl.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:17 PM
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Hmmm, I guess that 'nobody' is building my Balsa USA Taube 90.....
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:03 PM
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Well after some head scratching and an e-mail to CH ignitions, its running.
Its not running in perfect tune, but that's just a matter of getting the low and high end sorted out.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:45 PM
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N1EDM,

You know its funny but almost all of my flying buddies are totally addicted to WW1 biplanes.. a couple like the D8, more of them dislike it... I am the only one that likes the Moraine Sauliner parasol.. And they never seem that interested in the low or middle wing monoplanes ... I think its the old joke that "It isn't ww1 if it doesn't have two wings"

I don't know if I can make sense of it.. but thats what seems to be a common feeling on the subject..
I tend to like any pre WW2 Vintage planes, and many planes after that point....
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