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Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-20-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Lifer
Try Youtube and see if you can find any videos....

Try Youtube and see if you can find any videos. Chances are pretty good there is at least one.
Forum: ARF or RTF 10-18-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Lifer
I have owned several Seagull arf's. All were well...

I have owned several Seagull arf's. All were well built and flew fine. Cannot speak about VQ models but did business with Tomas and found him to be an honorable man.

Hope this helps.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-16-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lifer
Video?

Video?
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 10-15-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,327
Posted By Lifer
After long consideration, both space and finance...

After long consideration, both space and finance concerns have shelved the 80" version til I sell some of my older equipment. I did purchase a short kit for the original version and will power it...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-14-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lifer
There is a muffler designed for the Top Flite...

There is a muffler designed for the Top Flite P-40 giant scale arf that fits the cowl with no cutting. It has a sharply beveled area at the front attachment bolt. It is designed for the DLE 55 but if...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-07-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 425,232
Posted By Lifer
Good advice! Reprint it in many more places as...

Good advice! Reprint it in many more places as the nose-heavy issue is very common.
Forum: ARF or RTF 10-06-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Lifer
Toe-in of the mains might help. Another option is...

Toe-in of the mains might help. Another option is a gyro on the rudder. I have used both methods successfully in the past.
Forum: Gas Engines 10-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Lifer
Plus one on the last post. I have several DLE...

Plus one on the last post. I have several DLE 20's and all run fine. I use 32-1 as is recommended by the manufacturer and this thread. You might gain a couple of hundred rpm by using 100-1, but at...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 10-05-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,327
Posted By Lifer
I just received plans for the 80" version. Has...

I just received plans for the 80" version. Has anyone built this and used a DLE 20? I have built a lot of NotForSales of various sizes because I like planes that do radical maneuvers. The Corkscrew...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-05-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Lifer
I've experienced an uncomfortably high failure...

I've experienced an uncomfortably high failure rate with HiTec servos, particularly with the 485's. Their lower end servos have been a problem as well. I've had only one TowerPro fail, and no...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-01-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lifer
I believe that the Top Flite giant Corsair ARF...

I believe that the Top Flite giant Corsair ARF has a aluminum spar in the center section. I'm pretty sure that should be sufficient.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-30-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,505
Views: 425,232
Posted By Lifer
It's refreshing to see that others have...

It's refreshing to see that others have discovered the advantages of a properly balanced model. Nose heavy lands fast and hard and snap-rolls with too much elevator deflection, which becomes...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic 09-28-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,287
Posted By Lifer
I've bought engines and props from them over the...

I've bought engines and props from them over the last 10 years or so and had no problems at all.
Forum: ARF or RTF 09-28-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Lifer
Upside down, per the manual.

Upside down, per the manual.
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-26-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower...

I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower sells. Used the one that looks like a WW1 figure. Sliced off the bottom of the torso just below the shoulders. Used a bunch of canopy glue. Has held...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-26-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower...

I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower sells. Used the one that looks like a WW1 figure. Sliced off the bottom of the torso just below the shoulders. Used a bunch of Canopy glue. Has held...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-26-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower...

I used the largest Great Planes pilot bust Tower sells. Used the one that looks like a WW1 figure. Sliced off the bottom of the torso just below the shoulders. Used a bunch of Canopy glue. Has held...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-25-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
Flew mine again this morning before it got hot....

Flew mine again this morning before it got hot. Started adding some air pressure to the Dubro Big Wheels inflatable tires. When they were new, they had enough rigidity to hold the plane up without...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-25-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Lifer
Plus one on a new ignition pack.

Plus one on a new ignition pack.
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
My 55cc likes the Xoar 22x10. I have also used a...

My 55cc likes the Xoar 22x10. I have also used a 22x12.

Set the radio to reflex both ailerons up 1 inch on the flap switch. Extra drag and a rock-solid landing performance. Also adds a bit of down...
Forum: Giant Scale Aircraft - General 09-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By Lifer
If anybody is still following this thread, my Ike...

If anybody is still following this thread, my Ike is flying great. Nothing else at the field quite like it! Nosed it over once and had to do a little gluing on the firewall, but otherwise it is fine....
Forum: Gas Engines 09-22-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Lifer
I was dealing with a 55cc gas engine that took...

I was dealing with a 55cc gas engine that took something like 70 flips of the prop to draw fuel when choked. Really wore my arm out. Once it popped however, it started and ran normally. The engine is...
Forum: Gas Engines 09-20-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Lifer
That's what I have been doing since the start of...

That's what I have been doing since the start of this year. The engines seem to like it.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-16-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 69,134
Posted By Lifer
As a rule of thumb, you can always balance...

As a rule of thumb, you can always balance between 28 and 32 percent of the chord for test flights.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 69,134
Posted By Lifer
Why was an expensive warbird flight tested that...

Why was an expensive warbird flight tested that was "heavily tail heavy?"
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