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Forum: ARF or RTF
01-18-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

T Neid - I'm pretty happy with the .46 engine, but I'm sure many would be satisfied with a larger or smaller. It just depends on what your style of flying is; just tooling around flying scale and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-17-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Sorry, but got a typo in that last post. Should have said TTPro 46 instead of 40. BobT.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-17-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Finally got the Excapade maidened this morning. I couldn't get the HB40 running right, so installed a TTPro40. Overall, the flight went good. A little right rudder on takeoff run and she lifted...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-10-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Amazingly, I remembered. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

I did more checking to determine why the Canopy didn't seem to fully lock when sliding it back. The rearward movement is stopped by the rear edge of the canopy hitting the front edge of the turtle...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-10-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Skew

You're right. Just turn the tank upside down from the instructions and viola, the holes line up. I hadn't noticed that the holes were drilled off center. I just pulled my tank and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

My balance now is right on, but I now have 1/2 inch clear between the nose and spinner backplate instead of the manual suggested 1/8 inch. Going to two aileron servos would open up the space above...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

ORIGINAL: Amistad

Tom N.

At first, I thought I had all sorts of room for components, but by the time I finished, it was getting pretty crowded.

The section of fuse between the rear of...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Tom N.

At first, I thought I had all sorts of room for components, but by the time I finished, it was getting pretty crowded.

The section of fuse between the rear of the canopy and the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Seahawk,

I did spend quite a bit of time trying to get the tail assembly bolts to line up with the holes in the bottom of the fuse. My solution was to turn the fuse upside down, then bend the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

Trying attachments again. Bob T.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

I'm trying to figure out how to get some attachments in here.
bobT.
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Forum: ARF or RTF
01-09-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 280,707
Posted By Amistad

RE: Great Planes Escapade .40 ARF

I received the Escapade on 5Jan09 and as of the end of 8Jan09 the plane is about ready for her maiden. I decided to pretty well follow the stock build with single aileron servo. With hinges already...
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,101
Posted By Amistad

RE: SIG Fourstar 40 (4*) Build Thread

RW: Based on my ARF version of the four* and reading other threads, the small gap between the leading edge of the wing and fuse is normal. I fuel proofed the area and added a small strip of foam...
Forum: Beginners
01-02-2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,448
Posted By Amistad

RE: Need advise

I'm building the PT-40. I'm a newbee with only half a dozen flights solo and selected the "B" wing with less dihederal and rubber bands. The "B" wing was recommended by forum members as being much...
Forum: Kit Building
01-02-2005, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By Amistad

RE: Trike nose gear control horn hits needle

Like you guys, I ran into the dreaded needle valve/nose steering arm problem while building my PT-40 with OS .46FX. During the steps of trial fitting control and drilling motor mount holes, I just...
Forum: Beginners
01-02-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Amistad

RE: PT 40 Trainer Fuel Tank Change

I'm in the process of building the PT-40. When trying to order the GP 8 oz tank that was recommended, I found the vendor out of stock. I ordered the 10 oz and found it would not clear the...
Forum: Kit Building
12-09-2004, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,446
Posted By Amistad

RE: GP PT-40 Trainer DONE!!!! (Pictures)

Nice job on the PT-40. I have an unopened PT-40 kit under the Xmas tree. My wife won't let me open it until Xmas. I can't wait to get started.
12-08-2004, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,920
Posted By Amistad

RE: Pick a plane for the newby .....

I second the recommendation on the Bantam. It's very easy to build and not a bad selection for the beginner. If learning on your own, I would suggest flying over tall grass to take the jolts out of...
Forum: Beginners
09-07-2004, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,273
Posted By Amistad

RE: Landing gear on a nexstar

The front wheel control rod is on the outer arm at the wheel and inner on the servo arm. The front wheel is aligned O.K. I have 3.5 inch wheels on order and plan to put a little toe in on the main...
Forum: Beginners
09-06-2004, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,273
Posted By Amistad

RE: Landing gear on a nexstar

I'm not having problems with landing gear coming off, but am having problems with veering off and very squirrley on takeoff. My instructors have not been able to identify the problem, but each time...
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