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Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 02-14-2018, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Tee Bee
Sharkface

I just finished building this Sharkface and flew it today. Originally designed by Eric Clutton in the mid-60s for pulse rudder-only RC, mine has modern radio gear with elevator and rudder servos. It...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 12-02-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 24,137
Posted By Tee Bee
Still having fun with this airplane! Here's some...

Still having fun with this airplane! Here's some crummy iphone video shot from a distance this morning at our local club field. Not the best video quality but it does show the overall performance...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 12-02-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Thanks Steve! I'm sorry it took so many years to...

Thanks Steve! I'm sorry it took so many years to get done. I got a little frustrated/intimidated with it back in 2012, wondering how to make it all fit together, look like the drawings, and...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 12-01-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Thanks for the data. Yep, a bit rich on that...

Thanks for the data. Yep, a bit rich on that run. Ended up snuffing it out with low throttle. Following runs were better.
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 12-01-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
I went back out for more test flying this morning...

I went back out for more test flying this morning after working the night shift. After the previous flights, the engine seemed to be running stronger today and more consistent with some break-in. I...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 12-01-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Due to the previously mentioned issues with the...

Due to the previously mentioned issues with the engine not developing full power with the throttle sleeve attached, a handful of test flights were conducted on Monday morning without the sleeve....
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Gotcha. Definitely close to c-clip but there is...

Gotcha. Definitely close to c-clip but there is room to remove some material if i can find the right tool to get in there.

Not gonna worry too much about the handling until I can fly it again with...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
"same height but a tad shorter" ? :) same width? ...

"same height but a tad shorter" ? :) same width?

The ports match at the bottom but the cylinder port is taller than the sleeve port. They look the same width to the my questionable naked eye. ...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
I know the throttle sleeve port is supposed to be...

I know the throttle sleeve port is supposed to be smaller but...this much smaller?
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Another update: While on a break from work, I...

Another update: While on a break from work, I installed the throttled cylinder on a different engine with the same lackluster results. I then removed the throttle sleeve and tried it again. Bingo!...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Well, I spent some time tinkering wih the .020. ...

Well, I spent some time tinkering wih the .020. Replaced or swapped most every part. Added a backplate gasket. When compared to my strong runners, the only noticeable difference was that this one...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Yep. I am suspecting air leakage somewhere. I...

Yep. I am suspecting air leakage somewhere. I had very limited time to troubleshoot it due to my work schedule and end of daylight. I hadn't really planned to fly it so soon. It was all on a whim....
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-24-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Good news and not-so-good news. Engine testing...

Good news and not-so-good news. Engine testing was lackluster. I had gone through this engine beforehand and used the best of all my TD .020 parts. I found it difficult to start but finally got it...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-22-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
She's finished! Glued the canopy on with Pacer...

She's finished! Glued the canopy on with Pacer Formula 560 Canopy Glue. After it dried, I applied a bead of clear silicone around the edge for good measure to keep fuel creep out. The local...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-17-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Yep. I've adjusted the snap ring close enough...

Yep. I've adjusted the snap ring close enough for starters but it will surely need a little tweaking. I've got a TD .049 and .09 flying with the same setup and they also took a little time to sort...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-17-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Still a small bit to do on it. Unfortunately, my...

Still a small bit to do on it. Unfortunately, my vacation time is over and I refurn to my 12hr shifts today. It was having some downtime for family stuff, modeling, and quite a bit of RC flying...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-17-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Got everything fuel-proofed with Z-Poxy Finishing...

Got everything fuel-proofed with Z-Poxy Finishing Resin. 1/2oz fuel tank and 400mah NiMH battery installed up front. That was some fiddly small pumbing to negotiate! Radio gear installed. Tail...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-14-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Ten fo!

Ten fo!
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-14-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Thanks! This is a post-war Reno race edition. ...

Thanks! This is a post-war Reno race edition. Besides, haven't you heard hiw dangerous guns are?
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-14-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Thanks Patrick! The canopy didn't tint as much...

Thanks Patrick! The canopy didn't tint as much as I wanted but that's life. I will probably install it last. Yesterday I fuel-proofed the wood with Z-Poxy Finishing Resin. Today, I bound the...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-13-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Yes sir. Will rubber mount all the servos. I...

Yes sir. Will rubber mount all the servos. I often use "slivers" of fuel tubing on the mounting screws. :)
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-13-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
The Russians are coming! Guard the ballot boxes!

The Russians are coming! Guard the ballot boxes!
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-13-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Talking When I first looked at the plans for this model...

When I first looked at the plans for this model back in 2011, I envisioned it with a Russian WWII fighter theme. It was funny because skaliwag mentioned the same thing and said he also envisioned...
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-11-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
That DH80A is fantastic! There is also a 4...

That DH80A is fantastic! There is also a 4 channel TD .010-powered Pilatus Porter on the tube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qkypvw81No
Forum: "1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes 11-11-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,182
Posted By Tee Bee
Stayed up late last night covering the fuselage...

Stayed up late last night covering the fuselage with Ultracote Lite Scale White.
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