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Forum: The Clubhouse
10-11-2019, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Joystick TX

One of the builders of the Large Bench noticed an...

One of the builders of the Large Bench noticed an error in the location of PN3s three on the diagrams shown on page two and three. PN3 should be located to the outside of PN4. None of the dimensions...
09-02-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

It took a while, but the plane is finally...

It took a while, but the plane is finally featured in Focal Point of the September issue of Model Aviation News. It may encourage others to build big planes out of coroplast.

It now has 253...
08-20-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

I couldn't wait for the weather to cool off. It...

I couldn't wait for the weather to cool off. It did get down to 103, so I gave the rings a 5 min break in time and put one 10 min flight on the plane.

It has way more power than it did this...
08-20-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

My DLE 40 Twin engine has not had good...

My DLE 40 Twin engine has not had good compression from the start. It did pick up a little but not nearly as much as the DLE 35 that I took off the plane at flt #150. I had a total of 248 flights on...
06-15-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

I became a little nervous having only one LiFe...

I became a little nervous having only one LiFe battery for the receiver, so I put in two 1,100 mA LiFe batteries to provide redundancy.

I never had any problems, but several planes have been lost...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-15-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 349,559
Posted By Joystick TX

I added another LiFe battery to my GSS, I never...

I added another LiFe battery to my GSS, I never had any problem with having one battery, but there have been a few people at the field who have had one battery fail in flight. I now have two 2,200 mA...
04-07-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Had to do an emergency repair at the field. One...

Had to do an emergency repair at the field. One of my tail-wheel springs broke and I didn't have a spare.

This actually gives me better control in the grass.
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03-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

It could be a number of things. I had to remove...

It could be a number of things. I had to remove the wing stagger or add about three pounds to the nose in order to get the plane to balance correctly. I also have -3 degrees incidence in the top wing...
03-19-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

All I can say is that mine started to dive at...

All I can say is that mine started to dive at WOT. It was not stable in pitch over the entire speed envelope.

With a symmetrical airfoil on the stab and engine down thrust, it is now stable at all...
03-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

The lifting tail was not an issue at lower...

The lifting tail was not an issue at lower speeds. The lifting tail worked well with the narrow range of speeds possible with a glow engine. With a heavier plane and a 30cc to 40cc gas engine, the...
03-19-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

It's close to 18 lbs right now. The sink...

It's close to 18 lbs right now.

The sink rate is deceptive in the video, the winds are pretty strong. It sinks at an angle of about two or three degrees with no headwinds. It's hard to get it to...
03-18-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Lazy Ace Video

Finally have a decent video. Lots of touch n goes, trying to get some good three point landings. Had some good wind gusts and cross winds, both of which are not good for me and my reflexes.

At...
02-27-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Got twelve 10 minute flights on the new DLE 40cc...

Got twelve 10 minute flights on the new DLE 40cc Twin engine so far, a total of 162 flights for the plane. It is my favorite plane now for...
02-17-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

After 150 ea 10 minute flights, I finally bit the...

After 150 ea 10 minute flights, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a DLE 40cc Twin for the bipe.

It will look great with the cylinders poking out on each side of the fuselage. The plane does...
01-04-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Some people have asked about a good source for...

Some people have asked about a good source for coroplast. Here is one that I use:

https://www.reecesupply.com/

They have the 4'x8' sheets in 4mm and 2mm thickness in over 20 different color and...
12-07-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,709
Posted By Joystick TX

Any updates on this build project?

Any updates on this build project?
12-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Had an interesting thing happen on my biplane a...

Had an interesting thing happen on my biplane a couple of days ago. The HD-1501MG servo on my rudder went from zero degrees on takeoff to about 20 degrees right shortly after takeoff. I did have one...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 657,155
Posted By Joystick TX

I have a set of the 60 mm standoffs that you can...

I have a set of the 60 mm standoffs that you can have.
I have two Syssa engines that I won't put on any aircraft. One of them needs new bearings. I switched out the Syssas and put in DLE 35s.
10-24-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

The longer nose mod was not to take the...

The longer nose mod was not to take the squirreliness out, it was to compensate for the weight of the coroplast behind the CG.

The removal of the stagger was for the same reason. The nose can only...
10-21-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,375
Posted By Joystick TX

If you have plans with dimensions on them, it is...

If you have plans with dimensions on them, it is often easier to just use them and do the full size layout on a roll of brown paper which is really cheap. Usually details aren't required that way,...
10-20-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,375
Posted By Joystick TX

I have five DLE-35ra powered planes and the Lazy...

I have five DLE-35ra powered planes and the Lazy Ace is my all time favorite plane.

I just used the plans from the internet, printed out the plans "Lazy Ace plan 76" on 8.5"x11 paper and drew the...
10-19-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Still flying and having...

Still flying and having fun.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/800x628/me_with_la_bipe_sml_6fd9447ffab87f25978fbb6aa3ef83bde3066bec.jpg
10-19-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,375
Posted By Joystick TX

I noticed that the plans call for a 120 size glow...

I noticed that the plans call for a 120 size glow engine and the estimated weight at around 16 lbs. Even 16 lbs seems heavy for a plane that size.

I built a Lazy Ace Biplane, with 6 foot wings,...
08-27-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,617
Posted By Joystick TX

Just passed 130 flights of 10 min. each. The new...

Just passed 130 flights of 10 min. each. The new plane smell is gone and I'm getting close to testing my theory that the plane will fly with only the bottom wing.

I don't think the CG will change...
08-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 65,284
Posted By Joystick TX

Here is the link to the build on RC Universe: ...

Here is the link to the build on RC Universe: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/scratch-building-aircraft-design-3d-cad-174/11641617-lazy-ace-biplane-build-coroplast.html

I get coroplast from Reece...
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