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Old 04-30-2018, 10:17 AM
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I put some more flight time on mine last Sunday . I removed the lip at the bottom roughly 1/4-3/8" at the lower portion. I have not hit rough enough for any compression of the springs yet. When I did a grass landing I could hear the grass hitting them as it went by.

One of the strut scissor's link bent under side load when taxing back to the pitts on the 4-5th flight ( dissapointment ) Being rectified asap. The plane is nowhere near as quick as friends 2blade gassers of the same size. But mine sounds "COOL" more scale and about 10lbs heavier. The 90 is still over temping after about 6min into the flight
Some say this is normal till its fully broken in, Im not sure I always try to keep the temps on 4stroke multi cylinders below 200f I am seeing 230f. So I climb pull back on power the glide down till the warnings quit. then keep going throttle consciously.

Love the door camber offset above ! Can you show how it is to operate?
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by warbirdfan2 View Post
Is this a new motor from UMS? Can't seem to find much info on it. Looks like it would be a perfect power plant for this and the corsair that TopRC is working on.
yes it is....Morris James is going to be the distributor and service guy for UMS. He is also running all engines before releasing them for sale. Iíll post some pics when I get the engine in. UMS is doing some cool stuff to their engines and Morris will be coming out with a new engine line built by UMS
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by n8622t View Post

yes it is....Morris James is going to be the distributor and service guy for UMS. He is also running all engines before releasing them for sale. Iíll post some pics when I get the engine in. UMS is doing some cool stuff to their engines and Morris will be coming out with a new engine line built by UMS
Thanks for the info. Looking forward to seeing more on it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:13 AM
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:29 AM
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I wonder if this engine might come to Horizon Hobby as an Evolution engine?????
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Originally Posted by warbirdfan2 View Post
I wonder if this engine might come to Horizon Hobby as an Evolution engine?????
Horizon actually contracted UMS to build the evolution radials. The word is that Horizon offered no feedback to UMS regarding problems and would not allow changes to be made by UMS recommendations, so Horizon is ultimately dropping some or all of the evolution gas radials. Not sure about what the glow radials are doing with respect to Evo
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Interesting..... It does seem as though Horizon pushes the Saito line more.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by DrScoles View Post
A few other observations that may help others. Don't put masking tape near the decals! Using low stick masking tape, still pulled them up...

I saw that Dave (wingspar) had to do some surgery to get the Sierra tail wheel in, I think Darrell may have changed it??? Mine was easy. Just had to prop up the top attachment on about 3/8ths of ply. It was a pain to run those cables once the tailwheel is mounted! Main gear went in easy as well with a little kit that he sells with it. Way to go Darrell!

I made spacers to get the prop on the EME 70 about 3/16ths off the edge of the cowl. I just completely spaced the distance, if you need it, I can measure... I think it was 46mm.

My machine guns turned out well. :-).
You have Darrell's Sist, Platt Models 1/5 Scale FW190 Tail Retract. Not the same tail retract. By chance do you have pictures of the main retracts and the add on kit? Wondering what little kit he sales, as with mine I'm going to need two 1/4" shims of plywood to make my mains fit. I'm still waiting on replacement parts for bad parts that came in the kit from TopRC ( 6weeks and counting).


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Originally Posted by JFandL View Post
You have Darrell's Sist, Platt Models 1/5 Scale FW190 Tail Retract. Not the same tail retract. By chance do you have pictures of the main retracts and the add on kit? Wondering what little kit he sales, as with mine I'm going to need two 1/4" shims of plywood to make my mains fit. I'm still waiting on replacement parts for bad parts that came in the kit from TopRC ( 6weeks and counting).


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the mounting kit would be nice to see
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:10 AM
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Still waiting to see some video's of these birds; anyone want to share?
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Little more progress on mine. Just waiting for a new rudder and I'll be ready to go. They had the decal on upside down... In efforts to keep the gear doors on the plane, I split them like the full scale. Designed a little block to mount the bottom half of the door.

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Looks good. I was wondering how you were going to do it. Did you change the paint anywhere?
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
Looks good. I was wondering how you were going to do it. Did you change the paint anywhere?
I guess if we need paint thereís always exterior latex 👍
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Spoke with Morris James and he’s expectin to get the UMS radials in his possession this week so I’ll pass more along as I get it
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