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Old 04-17-2009, 08:36 PM
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:14 PM
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As long as Great planes keeps stocking the replacement parts, wee should all be okay!.....

I too wish I had another one, JIC!!!

I will deffinately be placeing a satin finish on it though..... That seems to really make it stand out on it's top!...

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:28 PM
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Update....

Ran the OS 1.60 Gemini yesterday.....

WOW!>>. What a awsome engine... The ignition is something that I would want on all my glow engines!!!
I still run the recomended glow fuel.... (gas makes for a very touchy needle setings, 1-click rich -1-click otherway could be lean)
I like it the way it is....

Still up in the air on if I am going to place it in this one.....

I really do not want to hack the cowl up and destroy the great lines of this plane.....
I will have to see were the hacking would need to be....

Here is what I did to make the hacking less noticeable on a different project.....

I ended up trashing that setup and went with a da50 and a Kelo exhaust..... (the Rev 50 fits better though due to the rear exaust)

not because it was a bad setup, I just decided to put more money into the project....

I may do something simular to camoflauge the valve covers on this one.....

I don't know though..... I have to think about this one for a while...
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:11 AM
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I placed the twin in the cowl with the OHV's removed for a mock up fit............

IT's a NO GO!.....

NO way would anyone want to try and place that engine in that cowl (Perhaps if you had a way to extent the prop shaft, which there isn't)
Everything would be too far farward on that engine..... and the ignition stuff would make it worse...

So, I will be placing a gasser in it!.... ZDZ 40 f3a.... I will have to make a hyde type mount or add some brass/lead to the crank, or it
would shake anyplane apart...... the price of wieght loss on a engine.... especially when it is in the crank balancing blade....

Not sure when I will start.... dang these planes take a while to finish....

You think "I have 3-days to work on the plane I should have it done" NOT>....

I really appreciate now, more than ever, what it means to have Quality/usable hardware that is included and goo directions to install them.....

I have 2-planes that have bad hardware and it is a pain in the ..... to figure it all out, and what you wante to use.....

I have been spoiled by companies like Greatplanes, Hangar 9....Topflite....

Justin.

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:17 AM
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I noticed that Tower has the pits and christian eagle listed as Temporarily
Unavailable? Not sure what is up with that....too bad it isn't that way with this one!.....

I also noticed that TBM's will release a Neutport 68" 26cc some time in DEC.....for 400$....
It makes this plane look like a 600+ plane!!!!!
I am happy Ihave this one in my hangar!!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:58 AM
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Kochj,

Please forgive my ignorance, but who is TBM?

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:29 PM
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Troy Built Models....
http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:00 PM
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well guys...solo props is back up and running so I will be wanting a 3-blade for my 40cc going in this bird...
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 PM
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Sweet! Solo makes an awesome prop.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:15 PM
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Here's mine. Got it used from a friend with a Saito 1.50. Great relaxing fun flying plane.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzDunZsxz8o[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_A4kVKJsY[/youtube]
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:01 PM
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I just got my hawk completed tonight, I was pleasently surprised to find that it balanced perfectly with a Saito 120S at 5 7/8". I moved the 2300 mah Rx battery and secured it to the top of the engine box and installed a remote glow driver with a 4.8V 2000 mah battery and installed it on the engine box as well which helped with the balance.

Hopefully I will get a chance to fly it this week, I must admit that great planes made a great kit and if it flys half as good as it looks I will be happy.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:35 AM
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Tommyboy...........

Ahh.....Run away plane!!!!....
No one in that cockpit!!! LOL

Thanks for sharing..
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:00 PM
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I have been running my lightened ZDZ40 with a pitts muffler, but hate the noise.....

I believe that I can use a in-cowl Silencer.....

THe ZDZ engine is a rear exhaust............. I can run the header strait back...
Through the DRooped radiator on the cowl, and add a simulated exterior gas tank........
I will then have the EVO can run through that.....I think this will look alright...

I just need to measure this and see if there is enough length to deal with...???
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:27 PM
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My Hawk is ready for tomorrow's maiden. I'm powering mine with a ST 2300, installed upright with a side mounted pitts muffler. No unnecessary cutting up of the cowl. I have also installed a master airscrew 3 blade prop.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:46 AM
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Tommy that plane needs a pilot. Nice inverted flying. Thanks for sharing the video.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:47 PM
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Default RE: P-6E Curtis hawk (build thread)

gents

I have a chance to get a RCFG 26cc motor with the rear mounted carb, my question is have any of you used this motor or a similar one on this bird with success? I am contemplating replacing the YS120 with a gasser now
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:41 PM
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SunShyne, I don't have the P6E - but do have both a YS120 (CMP Hellcat) and a RCGF 26cc (World Models 1/7 P-47). I haven't found the 26cc to be anywhere near a "120" replacement, it flies the P-47 at barely scale speed (whereas going full throttle on the Hellcat is an "E" ticket ride!)
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:50 PM
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thanks for the input Jeff

ill keep looking or consider going to a bigger gasser like the new breed of 30cc ones making their way to market now
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:04 PM
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I'm _probably_ going to move the RCGF 26cc to the 68" Nieuport 28 that Troy Built is coming out with in December, and repower the P-47 with something in the 35-45cc range.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:44 PM
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SunShyne, I don't have the P6E - but do have both a YS120 (CMP Hellcat) and a RCGF 26cc (World Models 1/7 P-47). I haven't found the 26cc to be anywhere near a ''120'' replacement, it flies the P-47 at barely scale speed (whereas going full throttle on the Hellcat is an ''E'' ticket ride!)

Yeah, the ys 1.20 is more like a 1.40 size (normal) 4-stroke.....

The An Evolution 26 GT is a genuine schnurle ported engine... and what does this mean? It has a high potential for power, lots of POWER! All you have to do is take advantage of it. If you opt to tinker with the Ignition by replacing the factory module with an RCEXL Ignition, you will get rid of the 6 cell pack and the extra weight. You will also have the option to re-time the engine to your liking. This can get you another few 100 RPM's all by itself, regardless of the type of muffler you use. Because the engine does have schnurle ports, it breathes much better than a plain old piston port/transfer port engine such as Zenoah. This extra breathing capability allows you to put a BIGGER carb on the 26 GT. How much bigger? A Walbro WT-540! It's over double in CFM as compared to the stock WT-613 carb.

THe only draw-bacl to the evolution/mvvs is that the front carb can get in the way of things.....(I know g-pete used one in the forum) and I think
he didn;t have to hack the cowl up at all....( the carb sticks out forward)....

What I am trying to say is, that one can use a 26cc and be fine with it in this plane....IF....IF he uses a high power one.....

If you use a 3-blade prop......You need to go to a 40cc and up....

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:38 PM
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Hey folks,

Just got my hawk finished a month ago and maiden-ed her an a very windy day. I have a O.S. 120 4s powerplant but have a request for input. I am considering putting a US Engines 41cc to allow a larger three-bladed prop. Any concerns from anyone on this configuration? Also as it's kinda hard to find infor on this engine, any recommendations on the prop size and pitch would be helpful as well.
On a final thought, the first day of flight she sounded so cool as the wind was blowing through the flying wires and making a wicked hum. Here is a pic. Thanks for any input. Also, I couldn't stand not having a belly fuel tank so I scratch built one from a pic from a earlier post. Thanks.

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I run an OS 1.20 four stroke on mine as well. I use a two blade 16x8 or a three blade 15x7. Both props work well with this engine.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:33 PM
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Brent........

THe US41cc gas engine was used quite a-bit in the Top flite Giant p-51 mustang....
I would look in the earlier posts of the KIT build and ARF mustang......

RCUniverse had reviewed this plane /engine combo.....
He used a TOp FLite 18x8 2-blade...
and you can figure out the 3-blade from that info....

This was not a overyly powerfull engine but I believe it worked out well....
I believe there were some issues of the spring starter wrecking the back of the engine.??????
SO perhaps pull that off if you notice any of that....

Here is the link to the review...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=273
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:04 PM
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I think this plane has some wonderfull scale additions possible to it....

Never know how much cool details one could add to there model...

What would be better for pannel detail>....::::

Very thin tin duct tape??
Or flite metal??
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Here's mine, recovered in solartex, powered by an OS 120FS, maiden next week

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