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08-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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Posted By kenh3497

Take a look at The World Models company. They...

Take a look at The World Models company. They have several choices. Maybe not the latest and greatest but every World Models airplane I've seen is of reasonable quality. The price is right so if...
08-16-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,971
Posted By kenh3497

MY OPINION. If the bearings are similar in size...

MY OPINION. If the bearings are similar in size to another engine of similar size that does not have bearing issues, then I would suspect it is not bearings. Without knowing what failed it is only...
07-28-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By kenh3497

Ys 120nc

This is a question for all you "old time" YS users..... First a little background.

I have a 120NC that has not seen much run time. Bought used but according to the son of the PO about two tanks...
05-18-2019, 05:20 AM
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Views: 37,547
Posted By kenh3497

Finally.... You have come to your senses!!! ...

Finally.... You have come to your senses!!! hahaha

Don't have much room to talk do i!

Ken
05-16-2019, 06:41 PM
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Posted By kenh3497

Congratulations Shawn! Great way to kick off the...

Congratulations Shawn! Great way to kick off the year!!!


I only have two short semi successful flights this year resulting in one wrecked airplane.

Ken
05-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,473
Posted By kenh3497

Consider this..... For those of us that remember...

Consider this..... For those of us that remember telephones that hung on the wall..... They were powered by a bank of batteries running at 48 volts DC. The RING was AC voltage imposed OVER the DC...
04-25-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By kenh3497

My decision was based on getting a 100 degree...

My decision was based on getting a 100 degree sweep with a retract that folded inward. Only D&L and Robart had what I wanted. D&L is less expensive than Robart and I'm not a Robart fan considering...
04-24-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By kenh3497

A gentleman on one of the F.B. groups has been...

A gentleman on one of the F.B. groups has been using artist acrylic paints. IIRC he uses the Liquitex brand From Hobby Lobby. They are very thick but highly loaded with pigment so still cover well...
04-18-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By kenh3497

For the price it should wipe your nose and your...

For the price it should wipe your nose and your butt. I guess I just don't see what these multi thousand dollar TX's do that a $500 or less TX won't do.

I guess I'm just a cheap bastage.....
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04-13-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By kenh3497

Down and Locked Retracts

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my Zlin. I got the Gold 120 size as they were the only set I could find that had the 100 degree sweep I was looking for. Of course after the arrived I...
04-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my...

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my Zlin. I got the Gold 120 size as they were the only set I could find that had the 100 degree sweep i was looking for. Of course aftyer the arrived...
04-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By kenh3497

It certainly is an interesting problem to solve. ...

It certainly is an interesting problem to solve. While it certainly is a possibility the beam side is deformed it is much more likely the bottom, thinner, side of the eye is what got stretched, IF...
04-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By kenh3497

Do you have the wing span and length of the...

Do you have the wing span and length of the Ninja? Projected engine size?

Thanks!

ken
04-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By kenh3497

IMO it is very unlikely the backfire caused...

IMO it is very unlikely the backfire caused damage to the rod. The force would have been on the beam (the strongest part) of the rod. And no force would have been applied to stretch the diameter of...
04-02-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

Far from perfect but good enough. I'm just after...

Far from perfect but good enough. I'm just after the illusion any way.
04-02-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By kenh3497

That has way to much clearance. It looks like...

That has way to much clearance. It looks like .005" to .006"??? I would think .001" to .0015" at an absolute maximum would be about right. At this point you don't know if it is the connecting rod...
03-31-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

J, It seems that most of these Zlin kits...

J,

It seems that most of these Zlin kits have a host of issues. My guess is the rush to get then to market without verifying fit and finish. Or maybe the expectations were just not as high for the...
03-26-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

Yes I did take a look at Electron. D&L was a bit...

Yes I did take a look at Electron. D&L was a bit less money and the vender is here in the US and seems to have a good reputation. I did some measuring off the plans and as near as I can tell it...
03-14-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

I've found some retracts for my Zlin. Down and...

I've found some retracts for my Zlin. Down and locked has a set in their "120" size. Any sweep you want from 85 to 105 in 5 degree increments. D&L seems to have a good reputation also. Need to...
03-14-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By kenh3497

The following is from a post I made on RCG. So...

The following is from a post I made on RCG. So far no response there.


I've been unable to glean any more info concerning the Japanese 70 pattern class. I've inquired of the OP on F.B. and have...
03-14-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By kenh3497

Will, Yes I did resize the Black Magic but never...

Will, Yes I did resize the Black Magic but never built one. Other projects and I was able to come up with a 2M airframe so the project went on the back burner. Then other projects eclipsed the...
03-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By kenh3497

Japanese pattern class

One of the F.B. groups I frequent had mentioned a "70" size pattern class in Japan that was quite popular. It was limited to 1600mm wing and fuse. No other information was given except for a photo...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-13-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By kenh3497

VERY late to the party here..... There has to be...

VERY late to the party here..... There has to be a propane dealers someplace in you neighborhood. They will have access to methanol. It is used to "dry" propane tanks after they are opened up for...
03-13-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By kenh3497

There is a thread in the pattern section about...

There is a thread in the pattern section about using silkspan and dope. Probably not as strong as glass cloth but the claim is it is lighter. I would think lacquer would work as well as dope. I...
03-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,158
Posted By kenh3497

I also decided to use a nylon nose gear block. I...

I also decided to use a nylon nose gear block. I split it in half to get as large a spacing as possible. I also mounted that former at a slight angle so as not to need to bend the wire. I to plan...
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