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10-28-2019, 08:35 AM
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Posted By beepee

T6J to Failsafe

Twice now my T6J has gone to failsafe. With two different Rx's. I know it has gone to failsafe as I have it set up with throttle to idle. Both times recovery to normal operation has come within...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By beepee

Sorry, no. No smoke on mine. Bedford

Sorry, no. No smoke on mine.

Bedford
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By beepee

Good engine, Carl. You should get lots of time...

Good engine, Carl. You should get lots of time out of it. All the run time I have had on my 42 and I only remember one bare electric connector on the coil. My guess is either will work. Give it a...
02-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,607
Posted By beepee

Yes, quite sure it is the AMA number they are...

Yes, quite sure it is the AMA number they are requiring to be external in addition to the FAA number. Agree, the AMA number has always been required to be on/in the aircraft, but could be internal...
02-22-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,607
Posted By beepee

Most of this discussion appears moot to me. The...

Most of this discussion appears moot to me. The FAA marking is to establish who is the owner of the aircraft. If we are dealing with an issue of liability and subsequent insurance coverage, the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-22-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By beepee

Reminds me of a guy I knew in school. Give him...

Reminds me of a guy I knew in school. Give him an inch, and he would think he was a ruler.

How do you keep them straight?

Bedford
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-18-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By beepee

If I may butt in and confuse things ... I...

If I may butt in and confuse things ...

I believe the author is referring to the inertia that develops during vertical acceleration. It is additive to weight (when pushing upward and visa-versa)....
03-28-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By beepee

Silent, A fellow flyer had one and he had...

Silent,

A fellow flyer had one and he had the same experience with tip stalling as Andy. He powered his with a Quadra 52. This was 32 years ago.

Good luck with it.

Bedford
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 414,012
Posted By beepee

Tmaster 80, You might try Callie Graphics...

Tmaster 80,

You might try Callie Graphics for the star pattern (Callie Graphics <admin@callie-graphics.com>). They do great work and at a reasonable price.

I liked my Dynaflite SD and thought...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By beepee

Jim, My Cubs (larger scale) have all had...

Jim,

My Cubs (larger scale) have all had flat plastic bent to form the windshield. Get some card stock, like poster board, and start cutting a pattern, if you want to try this approach.

Have...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-24-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By beepee

Welcome to the forum! The difference is in...

Welcome to the forum!

The difference is in the designer's performance objective giving a different air flow characteristic at the root (near the fuselage) vs at the tip. Usually to create a...
10-23-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By beepee

Weighing by measuring the weight on each wheel...

Weighing by measuring the weight on each wheel ONLY works if the plane is at the same level during each measurement. Simpler to take a piece of cord tied around the wing and hang it from a fish...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-19-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By beepee

... also, Quadra 50/52 has side exhaust. 35/42...

... also, Quadra 50/52 has side exhaust. 35/42 has it in the rear. There is a 25 and a 75 (or is it 70?), but they are kinda outliers.

Bedford
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-18-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By beepee

First let me qualify myself: I have no...

First let me qualify myself: I have no aeronautical training whatsoever. You will get out of this what you paid for it.

The affect depends on whether you are talking about strip ailerons, or the...
09-05-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By beepee

Planning on it! Bedford

Planning on it!

Bedford
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-02-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,443
Views: 335,061
Posted By beepee

Well, around Houston it is almost all low lying....

Well, around Houston it is almost all low lying. While it is true the Army Corps of Engineers was against construction in the closest areas to the reservoirs, no one could anticipate the volume of...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-21-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By beepee

Works for me. I have had no adverse experience...

Works for me. I have had no adverse experience with any of the GP CA products.

Have fun building!

Bedford
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-15-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7,443
Views: 335,061
Posted By beepee

Yeah Donny, feelin' the heat here in Houston too....

Yeah Donny, feelin' the heat here in Houston too. I did get some airtime today though. Sometimes you just have to say enough-is-enough and go flying despite the heat.

I know Manor, even know how...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-14-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By beepee

Thanks, that is what I thought. I will have to...

Thanks, that is what I thought. I will have to give it a try, if they become available again. Not an overly expensive experiment. I have one trick left up my sleeve to increase air flow to some...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-13-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By beepee

Reducing the Noise on my DLE30

Has anybody any experience with one of these silencers? https://www.redwingrc.com/Muffler-Silencer-for-DLE-30/
This may be a useless pursuit as they don't seem to be available, at least currently....
Forum: Kit Building
07-10-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By beepee

Thanks Truckracer. Your thoughts parallel mine. ...

Thanks Truckracer. Your thoughts parallel mine.

Bedford
Forum: Kit Building
07-09-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By beepee

Balsa USA J3 Cub CG

Just finished my 1/4 scale Balsa USA J3. I have completed it's maiden flight and so far all is good. I think the recommended CG location is a bit forward. My reasoning is that elevator authority...
07-09-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By beepee

Servo load is significantly controlled by the...

Servo load is significantly controlled by the pilots flying style and air frame involved. Even with large control surfaces, servos will be lightly loaded if you are not flying radical rapid...
Forum: Kit Building
07-08-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By beepee

You will likely get as many different suggestions...

You will likely get as many different suggestions as responses. We all use what we get used to. I have worked with Monokote, but it has been a LONG time. More recently I covered a large model with...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-08-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By beepee

Bennett may be able to help you with the bearings...

Bennett may be able to help you with the bearings too. Another tip since you are going into the crankcase - have some grease handy. The con-rod big end bear is a set of loose rollers that you have...
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