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Old 02-09-2010, 10:19 AM
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I will try to find out what 3-blad the 200TI will swing...

Have planned to get a solo prop for this plane from the get go....

Also, Solo props have been back for about A year.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:56 PM
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Well guys....I purchased a couple of radial engines so I will be going gas on this one....

I want to have my ZDZ40 (rear carb,axhuast) to have flexable tubing out the back
and make a Gas tank, the gas tank will house the muffler....I will see how this
works out....I like quite 2-strokes but we will see.....
Not sure when I will start mine....
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:30 AM
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I cant imagine why you would want to do this, can you explain why you want to make the exhaust and gas tank together?
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:02 AM
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I think you may have misinterpreted what I meant...

THe real flying p-6e hawk had a gas tank that was located under the bottom wing.
I wanted to have a quite gas engine on this plane....
I thought about making a FALSE gastank, that looks like the real thing
but have it house the cannester, or homemade muffler....

Not sure if it is worth the trouble...
Either way, I like the idea of a False,scale looking gas tank under the wing...
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:07 AM
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LOL, That makes sense. They do look good with the gas tank. I thougnt of making one myself. As a matter of fact I just realized, if I could find a camera small enough, maybe that would be a good place to put a video camera, in a gas tank shaped pod. TheG-38 with a bennett muffler sounds just right for this plane, not too loud, but not too quiet either.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:50 PM
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wanted to share some pictures. My son and I were invited to fly at MacDill AFB during the 2010 Airfest. Our friend Brian took some awesome pictures of our hawk and Sean flying it. It was very early morning, the sun was just coming up. He did a great job in front of 40,000 people, talk about a little pressure.... We had a video camera on it but it didnt isolate the vibration well but he posted it on youtube anyway.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:16 PM
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We had a warbirds event last weekend, and there were 6 there, got a few pics but since I was one of the ones flying didn't get any pic's of them in the air together.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:31 PM
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I would like to do some spar seams and make it look like material covering....

After some time flying it, I will strip it and redo some things to make it look very
scale....when I get it done, or even start on it,,, I will fly it, until
it looks like it needs something done, then I will do it, not before though....
Too much work...expecially when you have too many models the way it is, and you
have made all the ARF's into a minor Build, instead of assembly>...[]

I would like to for once, just stick a ARF together and fly it...

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:40 AM
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looks really sharp, thanks for posting those. I am considering the DLE-30 as well. Saw one and its smaller than I thought and I think it could stay concealed under cowl as well

I would LOVE to get the engine you have but I dont know who in the US offers it?

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Old 04-04-2010, 09:14 PM
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Well guys...
I have thought about it again...
Wanted a inline twin Saito 200TI
would like a enya 240 v-twin but aint gona happen...

Even though Advantage hobby had a killer deal on there saito's..
( even more than what they have now off)
I picked up a saito FG-36 for a great price and will placing it in this plane...

IT is a 36cc gas engine...NOT a BIG 2.20 single 50cc power monster....
Weighs the same as the Zenoah 38 and it balances with that engine.
Good to go....

I will make sure I PRE-lube things up (valves ect) and
I am confident it will give me many years of cheap, Slime free use...

I am sure that there will be some that say
"ohh my" that is too big of engine, and your plane will fall apart..."

IT uses a comperable 2-stroke cc size prop....so no problem
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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By the way....
I think people will start to realize that the "CHEAP" scale ARf's are a thing of the past....
I picked up the last stagerwing from tower at a great price....

These planes were a bargin...and no one got it....
I am very happy I didn't care what my wife said, I went and got these planes anyway...
Would be kicking myself if I didn't...

Have you seen what the scale planes are going for at AEROWORKS?? 900$ for a cub, and Cesna???

I feel very fortionate to have this plane...

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Old 04-18-2010, 01:31 AM
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well I have a DLE-30 en route that I might pull the YS140 off for. I am also getting a JC Aero 28!

decisions, decisions, decisions
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:25 PM
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I am STRONGLY considering getting one of these.  Would a Saito 100 handle it ok?  I really like the looks of it and have heard it flies really well.  Sorry to see it was discontinued, but I know there are some floating around.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:50 PM
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I fly mine with an OS 1.20 and it's plenty of power. I'm convinced a good .91 four stroke would fly it well. Your Saito 1.00 should be sufficient. Personally I'd prefer a bit more power in reserve but it's not a requirement.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:35 PM
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In my opinion, a G-38 is a perfect engine for this plane, cheap, perfect weight with the magneto, and plenty of power without being grossly overpowered, you can even use the supplied stock muffler! Oh, and a gas engine wont get oil everywhere and take a toll on the beautiful covering like a glow fuel engine would.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:03 AM
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Yeah the slime is always a issue, but I can take the slime for nice pleasent tone...VRs
the Harsh chainsaw noise....

I have the best of both worlds...Mine has found it's way with a Saito 36cc gas in it...
The higher oil content required for this engine will spit some but nothing the amounts the glow will...

Mine will have a 3 blade solo prop on it when done....
Interesting how large 3-blade props look a 15-16 inch 3-blade looks good, let alone a 18inch...

I want to spray up this plane and add rib seems ect...
I looks as though this plane (real one) has fusulage fabric seams....Something that would
really add some scale touches to this bird....



I may add these things and make a fiberglss mold of it..
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Well DL or DLE... what ever there calling it now...
THe reason TBM had them cheap was they were changing the carb setup...
They will have a REAR induction on it...even better of installs like this one..

I personally, if wanted a 30cc I would spend 150$ more and get the Syssa aircraft sap180.

Much better engine.
If I didn't have a lightend 40cc I would get his..

saito 36gas going in this one.
I just can't stand the sound of gas engines with a muffler...
Just plain horrible sounding.. Don't get me wrong, I have my share of them...
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Well if I do get one it won't be for awhile...I decided to invest in one of Top Flite's B-25's
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Hello All! Can anyone tell me where the antenna tube exits the fuse? I could not find the opening.

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:01 AM
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Just run a long thin wire through the tube. You will see where it pokes out the covering - but use 2.4.
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Capt G, I tried that with some solder, because I already have everything installed. It hits something solid. I guess I could drill a small hole in the firewall and feed some wire through.

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Hey Guys,

I just checked Tower and they list the Hawk as being available late November. It looks like they might be bringing this one back. It's listed as $479.99 though.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLDU9&P=7
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Is anyone else using the evolution 26gt engine. If so can you post a few pictures of where and how you installed the throttle servo.

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Hey Guys,

I just checked Tower and they list the Hawk as being available late November. It looks like they might be bringing this one back. It's listed as $479.99 though.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLDU9&P=7
yEP...
With free shipping and 50$ off that is a bargin....IMHO!
420$ shiped? Pretty good...
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glad to see its coming back, now I can get spare parts
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