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Forum: Beginners
03-28-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,234
Posted By buzzard bait

Yes, Hydro, I completely agree, and I think the...

Yes, Hydro, I completely agree, and I think the power for the Cub is too much too.

Back when the original Kadet came out a typical engine would have been an Enya 35 or a K&B 40. Those were in the...
Forum: Beginners
03-27-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,234
Posted By buzzard bait

The Sig Cub is lightly built compared to the...

The Sig Cub is lightly built compared to the Goldberg or GP Cubs, and absolutely they fly well on a 26 FS. The Saito 62 is a wonderful engine, but way too much power for the Sig Cub. And wait till...
Forum: Beginners
02-23-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,234
Posted By buzzard bait

Also, don't over-power your Cub. It's best kept...

Also, don't over-power your Cub. It's best kept light, especially for a beginner. A 26 four stroke is a good engine on that plane. Many like a 40 four stroke, but unless you build heavy, it's more...
Forum: Glow Engines
12-28-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By buzzard bait

I have the older 25 Max and also the 25 FP. The...

I have the older 25 Max and also the 25 FP. The holes looks like they line up, though I didn't measure; I think the FP would fit fine. It sticks out farther by a little, maybe 3/16th inch, but...
Forum: Beginners
12-26-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By buzzard bait

I really liked my old Jemco Fun Scale Mustang. ...

I really liked my old Jemco Fun Scale Mustang. Watch ebay for Marks Models, Jemco or Dynaflite. They are not rare, if you're patient you can get a kit for $100 bucks or so shipped, maybe less. ...
Forum: Kit Building
12-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,863
Posted By buzzard bait

Appreciate the thought, but see posts 32 and 14. ...

Appreciate the thought, but see posts 32 and 14. Jim
Forum: Beginners
12-15-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By buzzard bait

Build yourself a 6 ft or 2 meter glider and stick...

Build yourself a 6 ft or 2 meter glider and stick your 049 on the front. All you need is rudder and elevator, they are simple to build, fly slow, easy to learn on.There used to be kits for this kind...
Forum: Kit Building
12-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By buzzard bait

Cannot reply to messages; Reed Falcon kit

I cannot respond to message via RCU now, I keep getting an error message. Someone asked me about my Reed Falcon kit, but I could not reply.

Jim
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By buzzard bait

Exactly; I was confused and glad to hear Sig Mfg...

Exactly; I was confused and glad to hear Sig Mfg is still in business.

Jim
Forum: Sport Flying
11-11-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By buzzard bait

You can also get replacement cores from...

You can also get replacement cores from Eureka...wing-k (http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/foamwings/wing-k.htm)

I've only done foam core wings once, for a Big John bipe, but it worked so well I'll do...
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 223,015
Posted By buzzard bait

Yes, that's good advice if you're building, but...

Yes, that's good advice if you're building, but to re-do mine and take out the dihedral would be more trouble than it's worth to me. If I do it, I'll just couple in some rudder with the ailerons on...
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 223,015
Posted By buzzard bait

Your most modest plain bearing 25 will fly it...

Your most modest plain bearing 25 will fly it fine; I agree about ailerons, I might add them to mine. I've never thought flaperons were a good idea; I'd rather have separate flaps.
10-18-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By buzzard bait

Ben Franklin's! That's where I got my Sleek...

Ben Franklin's! That's where I got my Sleek Streaks (and some cheap, but miserable, Comet kits).
Forum: Kit Building
10-18-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,472
Posted By buzzard bait

I'll follow along. Small scale models are a...

I'll follow along. Small scale models are a special challenge.

Jim
Forum: Kit Building
10-17-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,562
Views: 223,015
Posted By buzzard bait

My Kadet Jr flew for awhile on an OS 25 FP which...

My Kadet Jr flew for awhile on an OS 25 FP which was plenty of power for three channel aerobatics. I have an OS 26 FS on it now and I'd prefer to have a little more power, though it takes off from...
Forum: Kit Building
10-16-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,472
Posted By buzzard bait

The stab/elevator is always slightly negative to...

The stab/elevator is always slightly negative to the wing, aerodynamically (on some planes, it is positive as designed and built, but down wash from the wing puts it at a negative angle...
10-13-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By buzzard bait

I remember that the only ones that flew well were...

I remember that the only ones that flew well were the A.J. Walker ones; more expensive, but they worked! Flew right over the house from a launch off the driveway. Sixty-five years later I still...
10-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By buzzard bait

Lots of great possibilities. There is an old...

Lots of great possibilities. There is an old Ziroli Pitts from RCM, plan file available on Outerzone. For similar scale, but not the familiar Pitts, I have plans, construction article and...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-04-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By buzzard bait

If you are using 1 degree positive incidence on...

If you are using 1 degree positive incidence on the lower wing and zero on the upper wing then you have positive decalage. There is no disagreement.
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-04-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By buzzard bait

Thank you, I couldn't find my reference. ...

Thank you, I couldn't find my reference. Aerodynamics is often not intuitive at all. People studied these things intensively years ago, it makes good sense to benefit from what they learned.
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Forum: Aerodynamics
10-03-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By buzzard bait

Mr. Whitehead did not make the incidences the...

Mr. Whitehead did not make the incidences the same because both wings would contribute equally. He knew they would NOT contribute equally and explained the reason. This has been known since NACA...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-02-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By buzzard bait

Yes, I agree, trimming a bipe is not just about...

Yes, I agree, trimming a bipe is not just about stability.

Back to the original question, during the 20s/30s, according to an old timer, it was common to rig bipes with some washout. Some of them...
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,517
Posted By buzzard bait

That's great, but beware of stress on the wood...

That's great, but beware of stress on the wood cabanes. I put an Enya 45SS on an old one I picked up and flew it for a couple of seasons, but in gusty winds one day the cabanes gave out. I...
Forum: Kit Building
09-22-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,863
Posted By buzzard bait

Parkflyer Plastics has an 8 inch and an 11 inch. ...

Parkflyer Plastics has an 8 inch and an 11 inch. https://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=46
Forum: Aerodynamics
09-20-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By buzzard bait

I agree that flight testing is the way to decide,...

I agree that flight testing is the way to decide, but I do a different test. I trim to fly level, any speed, but I use a moderate cruise, at a good altitude. Note that how you trim for level flight...
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