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08-31-2015, 12:07 AM
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Posted By dgliderguy

Very common with this fragile airplane... I had...

Very common with this fragile airplane... I had to add a short strap to the gear wire where the lug snapped off, and drill through it for the attach screw. The fuselage lower longerons also needed...
08-28-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By dgliderguy

How much was it?

How much was it?
08-24-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By dgliderguy

Built from your own plans? What are the specs? ...

Built from your own plans? What are the specs? Tell us more! I've always liked the little Cassutt.
08-17-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By dgliderguy

Blackhorse Pitts S-1

Count me in for the Brotherhood, with my BH Models Pitts S-1! Love that dadgum DLE20-powered little tumbler!

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Forum: ARF or RTF
04-29-2015, 04:42 PM
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Views: 11,804
Posted By dgliderguy

Nicely done, JeffEE. You do good work! ...

Nicely done, JeffEE. You do good work!

Here's a better picture of mine (the GP Dr1 has a fixed tailskid). A bit cloogie, but it works well.

I had my GP tripe out again this weekend, after a...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-22-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By dgliderguy

You can't really see it very well in this...

You can't really see it very well in this picture, but I "cheated" and added a tailwheel to my Dr1. It's a straight-shot music wire, down from the rudder right through the wood skid to a small wheel...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By dgliderguy

Hello, Scott! You will like your new...

Hello, Scott!

You will like your new airplane toy. When I first got my GP Fokker Dr1, I was concerned about its longevity, having put stock into all the rumors about what a challenge it is to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,546
Posted By dgliderguy

I fly my GP Fokker Dr1 with an OS FS-70 Surpass,...

I fly my GP Fokker Dr1 with an OS FS-70 Surpass, and it is the perfect powerplant for that airframe. You can use a 91 four-stroker if that's all you've got, but the airplane doesn't need it. Mine...
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By dgliderguy

You and me both, bro'. Someone told me once that...

You and me both, bro'. Someone told me once that every airplane you build now adds six months to your retirement years. I could be 200 years old at this rate. I'm such an addict.
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By dgliderguy

Sounds like you may have had a slight case of...

Sounds like you may have had a slight case of "tip stall during the flare" syndrome. That's usually the result of a too-forward CG, or sometimes it's due to high wing loading or a bad airfoil.
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Forum: Kit Building
03-05-2015, 09:31 PM
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Posted By dgliderguy

Rick, did you ever maiden this one?

Rick, did you ever maiden this one?
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-22-2015, 08:48 AM
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Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

YA KNOW???!!!! Why did this one not survive...

YA KNOW???!!!! Why did this one not survive into longevity, but the R/C Guys Pitts is still available.... mystery to me.
01-14-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By dgliderguy

NICE project, Dave! Will be following this...

NICE project, Dave! Will be following this thread....!
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

...and in truth, the advantage of radio-control...

...and in truth, the advantage of radio-control is we have adjustable decalage in flight. In my old sport free-flight days (as a kid who was too poor to own a radio), I set the positive decalage for...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

I've been totally happy with my two-two-zero...

I've been totally happy with my two-two-zero setup. Plenty of pitch stability at all speeds, gentle down-elevator needed in inverted flight, and a good stall at any bank angle.
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

Bigblock, Remember that the important data...

Bigblock,

Remember that the important data point (i.e., decalage) is the difference between the wings and the stab, irrespective of the fuselage. The "decalage", (sometimes called "longitudinal...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-24-2014, 12:03 PM
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Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

Woah, sounds like you got some twist in your...

Woah, sounds like you got some twist in your wings there. Mine appear to be straight and true, with no washout twist. It might not be a big deal, if it is the same on both sides.

Why are you...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-23-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

Gerd, I built mine as manufactured and flew...

Gerd,

I built mine as manufactured and flew it. Worked great. (See post #125 for my measured incidence angles.) CG is right on the leading edge of the lower wing.
Forum: Kit Building
10-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By dgliderguy

FunAero Albatros DIII plans

I have the DIII wing plans (Sheet 2), and I need the fuselage plans (Sheet 1). This is the Fun Aero Albatros DIII kit, with a 65" span.

Possible we could help each other out here? I don't...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 82,100
Posted By dgliderguy

Rex, Trouble is, I bought it NIB at a swap...

Rex,

Trouble is, I bought it NIB at a swap meet, so I don't know when the original buyer purchased it. I will have a look and see if there is a gasket between the crankcase halves. Thanks!
Forum: Gas Engines
07-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 82,100
Posted By dgliderguy

Without having to research this entire thread,...

Without having to research this entire thread, how again, do I tell if I have a V1 vs V2 engine, just by looking at it? I have not had a chance to run it yet.
06-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,683
Posted By dgliderguy

Ace Tiger Kitten

I'm running my OS FS-20 in my Ace Tiger Kitten. Great combo!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2001552
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

I was surprised how tame mine is, with the DLE20....

I was surprised how tame mine is, with the DLE20. I do use right rudder to counter torque, but it is not a big challenge, like some other planes I have had. While the BH Pitts is not a beginner's...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

One of the very first things I did when I built...

One of the very first things I did when I built my BH Pitts was to cut out the cockpit floor from underneath, and remove the tiny pilot head. Looked way too small to me. I replaced it with a proper...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,409
Posted By dgliderguy

I would never dream of taking my BH Pitts apart...

I would never dream of taking my BH Pitts apart after a day of flying. Waaaay too much work! Fortunately, it fits just fine in the back of my airplane truck with room to spare for some smaller toys.
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