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09-26-2019, 02:03 PM
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Posted By RBean

I got to fly the Mustang yesterday. Finally had a...

I got to fly the Mustang yesterday. Finally had a flight without problems. The inner gear doors worked ok re-equipped with retract servos. Also no overheat problems on taxi back after landing, so the...
09-01-2019, 04:54 AM
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Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

Flew the Mustang again. Left inner door would not...

Flew the Mustang again. Left inner door would not close after gear retracted. Landed after a short flight. The servo was inop. Replaced with another servo of the same type, it also quite working....
09-01-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 38,431
Posted By RBean

Same can happen to any of us. I had a ESM...

Same can happen to any of us. I had a ESM Hurricane. It was always a PITA to land. I was flying when the cross wind got worse. It had a high wing loading. Touched down on the mains, just a small...
08-22-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

Barracuda, thanks for the info. A plane has to...

Barracuda, thanks for the info. A plane has to have a pilot, otherwise the FAA will think it is one of those UAV things.
08-21-2019, 04:06 PM
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Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

I flew the Mustang again today. Did a few...

I flew the Mustang again today. Did a few maneuvers, loops, rolls, cuban eights, reverses. Enough power with the DLE 55. Only problem is the left inner door stayed open after gear retraction. Went...
08-20-2019, 06:45 PM
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Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

I waited until good weather for the test flight....

I waited until good weather for the test flight. Light wind down the runway. Started ok. High speed taxi down the black top runway revealed it's squirely until tail comes up. Taxied back and took off...
08-15-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

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Here are the air ducts to keep carb cool, I hope....
06-30-2019, 06:30 AM
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Views: 392,312
Posted By RBean

Here is my TopRC Spitfire. DLA 32cc engine and...

Here is my TopRC Spitfire. DLA 32cc engine and Robart electric retracts. The plane flies good except for cross wind take offs and landing. The plane and I do not do well in cross winds. The carb was...
06-30-2019, 06:23 AM
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Views: 392,312
Posted By RBean

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05-25-2019, 06:34 PM
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Posted By RBean

Your Zero looks great. I still have mine, since...

Your Zero looks great. I still have mine, since 2009. It now has over 300 flights and is 10 years old. The best flying warbird I have.
Forum: Marketplace
05-21-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By RBean

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

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Plenty of room...
05-19-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

I got on the Tower Hobby website and was able to...

I got on the Tower Hobby website and was able to down load the manual. So I have the recommended control throws and cg range. I've tested the electric Robart gear. They work. Just have the mains. It...
05-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,337
Posted By RBean

I just bought one used. I have to install engine,...

I just bought one used. I have to install engine, servos etc. Plane came with air gear, but also a set of Robart electric mains. I think I'll go with the electric gear, but going to check it out and...
04-14-2019, 07:07 PM
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Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

The Spitfire is still alive, 34 flights on the...

The Spitfire is still alive, 34 flights on the plane. Not a good cross wind airplane with the narrow gear and small rudder so flying time has been limited by the weather. Powered by a DA 32cc gasser....
02-09-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By RBean

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If it's not too late you should put some washout in the wings and keep the...
11-22-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

GIJon, welcome to the Spitfire thread. Get cg to...

GIJon, welcome to the Spitfire thread. Get cg to 130mm and adequate cooling to cylinder and rear carb and you should be good. The EME 35 should work great. Seems like you have had a few minor...
10-20-2018, 05:42 PM
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Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

Had a good day at the field with the Spite today....

Had a good day at the field with the Spite today. Light wind more or less down the runway. Got in three good flights. Now a total of 23 flights on the plane. Still do take offs and landings on the...
08-27-2018, 11:14 AM
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Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

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08-27-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

Das44, can't help you much. Never got the cg with...

Das44, can't help you much. Never got the cg with gear down. I can tell you there is not much trim change from gear up or down. Got a couple of flights in today. Total of 20 flights on the plane now....
08-09-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

I've been dealing with a bunch of BS lately. Have...

I've been dealing with a bunch of BS lately. Have not flown for six weeks. Finally got the Spitfire out to the field today. It was hot and humid. 93 with heat index of over 100. I know, I must be...
07-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

Congrats on the maiden. I use half flaps on...

Congrats on the maiden. I use half flaps on landing because with full flaps, some times it slows too quick for me. Also carry just a little power all the way to touch down on the mains. Also take off...
07-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By RBean

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/100_1950_0394af2d9e9a2e8d6bb095291b1194e71c2a203e.jpg
We all have such a plane sooner or later. I had a CMP BF 109 F. A club...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-15-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 339,686
Posted By RBean

I have noticed that the nose gear strut on most...

I have noticed that the nose gear strut on most seem to be mounted straight down. The nose gear of the 182 is actually mounted with about a 15 degree forward rake. My brother who was an engineer at...
05-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

Sounds great Mike. With electric power you won't...

Sounds great Mike. With electric power you won't have to carve up the beautiful Spitfire cowl, at least not much. Mine has the Robart electric gear. Not cheap, but so far has worked good.
05-23-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 120,064
Posted By RBean

We had light winds, more or less down the runway....

We had light winds, more or less down the runway. Had three more flights on the Spitfire. Flying and running good. I usually try to take off and land on the grass parallel to the paved runway. I...
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