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Forum: Beginners
04-07-2018, 05:47 AM
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Posted By sonnytex

Hummm. Thanks for the suggestion Bob. I might...

Hummm. Thanks for the suggestion Bob. I might give the gorilla tape a try for the lack of any other ideas.
Forum: Beginners
04-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,721
Posted By sonnytex

You are correct. While awaiting a possible...

You are correct. While awaiting a possible answer I tried some of my wife's hairspray on a spot and then ironed a test piece of monokote on. All that happened was that the monokote lifted off...
Forum: Beginners
04-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,721
Posted By sonnytex

For any Guy/Gal using hairspray to stick...

For any Guy/Gal using hairspray to stick covering: I started a project to remove the old chinese covering from a plane. In removing the old covering much of the paint remained on the balsa. I...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-12-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Escapade

Ok PLANEJAW you have inspired me to try the aileron/flap tie-together for a full aileron effect. I hardly ever use flaps for take-off or landing although flaps are compensated for with elevator...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-09-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

You will like it. I don't know about others but...

You will like it. I don't know about others but I find it is sometimes challenging to make throttle/choke hookups on the rear exhaust engines. I am pretty much a sport flier so the 30cc works...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-08-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Thumbs up Escapade

jw0837,

You will like this airplane. As I said before the 30cc engine will pull this aircraft around with authority. I suggest you initially use the low rate settings your first flight or two. ...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-02-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

I think the 30cc is a perfect fit for this plane....

I think the 30cc is a perfect fit for this plane. I have been flying this plane with a DLE30cc for over a year and have never been disappointed in the way it flies. The DLE30 will pull it right to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-16-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Brown for gas, black for nitro.

Brown for gas, black for nitro.
Forum: Gas Engines
07-10-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

You are absolutly correct! The silicon was all I...

You are absolutly correct! The silicon was all I had at the time so I used it. I'll replace it when I get my tygon order. Thanks for keeping me outta trouble. :rolleyes:
Forum: Gas Engines
07-10-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

:o Yup and that wasn't the only place I was...

:o Yup and that wasn't the only place I was getting a rash.
Forum: Gas Engines
07-10-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Ok Guys, this has been an adventure for sure. ...

Ok Guys, this has been an adventure for sure. Despite the fact the plane flew well for several months, I decided to go with the suggestion that erratic turbulence at the diaphragm equilazation port...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-04-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

CARs it does lead in that direction doesn't it? ...

CARs it does lead in that direction doesn't it? I just have a hard time with that since it flew so well before and nothing was changed. I'll be dwelling on that thought. Thanks

Sonnytex
Forum: Gas Engines
07-04-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Well spaceworm I left the wings off during the...

Well spaceworm I left the wings off during the test at home because turning a plane of that size with the wings still on was kinda difficult especially when the engine is WOT. As in my original post...
Forum: Gas Engines
07-04-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Ok guys - Bad news. I went for "easy" and...

Ok guys - Bad news. I went for "easy" and replaced the diaphram, metering needle & spring. I say easy because I did not have to remove the engine from the plane. That part of the carb was easy to...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-28-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

:)

:)
Forum: Gas Engines
06-27-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Well CARS, those were very interesting reading. ...

Well CARS, those were very interesting reading. I am not considering one of the suggestions (vent hole mod) simply because I flew this plane for some time without the problem and no changes to air...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-26-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Actually, I have heard of the vent hole and the...

Actually, I have heard of the vent hole and the effect turbulence causes and considered that possibility. However, since the engine had performed normally in the past I discounted that as my...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-26-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Thanks spaceworm - I rebuilt many a walboro so...

Thanks spaceworm - I rebuilt many a walboro so shouldn't be a problem. Like you say I have never known a 2 stroke engine to give a hoot how it is mounted, upright, inverted or whatever. My main...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-26-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Thanks GIZ - I am gonna give that a try. It...

Thanks GIZ - I am gonna give that a try. It seems as though whatever the problem is that it would affect the running of the engine regardless of orientation of the engine (upright vs inverted). ...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-25-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Thanks for the thought WRK. That was my next...

Thanks for the thought WRK. That was my next choice of action and I will rebuild the carb soon. Hopefully when I open the carb the problem will be apparent. I hope that fixes the problem but I...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-24-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By sonnytex

Tuning Problem

I have a real head scratcher. I have an Escapade with a DLE30. I flew it about 6 months and it flew well but, a problem developed I've not experienced before. I had not flown it for a week. I...
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-24-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Y'all, I haven't said much lately about the...

Y'all,
I haven't said much lately about the Escapade but after a month and a half of flying it IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLANES i HAVE FLOWN. My favorite plane remains the Balsa Nova with VVRC20 cc...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Well, my plane came out of the box without a...

Well, my plane came out of the box without a loose spot or wrinkle. After a week or so of assembly, it still looks like it just came out of the box. If it ever stops raining I will know more about...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-13-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Just my info on the Escapade - Final weight 13lb...

Just my info on the Escapade - Final weight 13lb 9oz - I balanced it at 120mm with 2 1/2 oz of weight on the firewall. As you probably read I had some problem with the size of the cowl (to short...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,552
Posted By sonnytex

Great VICRIDER - glad to hear all went well (dead...

Great VICRIDER - glad to hear all went well (dead sticks can be dealt with until you get the engine figgered out). I usually get all the throws I can then only use what I need. :) Much to my...
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