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  1. all last summer my CMP Messerschmitt 109 was...

    all last summer my CMP Messerschmitt 109 was grounded due to excessive vibration from the spinner. I’ve purchased the dubro balancer and it got the back plate ballence so I get smooth running all the...
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    five retracts after all night is excellent! but...

    five retracts after all night is excellent! but that is just one side, you need to do a similar test with the piston on the other side.

    the test i go through for new retracts in the plane is...
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    The cylinder has two barbs on either end. When...

    The cylinder has two barbs on either end. When you put air to a barb it pushes the piston inside away from it.

    To test for leaks you need an air source with a pressure gage. Pump one barb up to...
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    Those are defiantly not the factory retract I...

    Those are defiantly not the factory retract I have. Did you test them to see if they hold air?

    Joe
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    I never use low/high rates, that is what expo is...

    I never use low/high rates, that is what expo is for. If I forget to flick a switch its only an ugly maneuver vs’s a crash. My expo is set to 30/40% and have found the 40% more to my liking on this...
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    I have a Platt I maidened two months before my...

    I have a Platt I maidened two months before my son was born in 1983. it was my scale competition plane back then and I really liked the way it flew with a Rossi .65 with the pipe slung through the...
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    I don't add flap for takeoff cause I re-trim the...

    I don't add flap for takeoff cause I re-trim the plane then remember I have takeoff flaps in, take the flap out and re-trim again. waste a first flight. I add 3-5 clicks of up E and let it lift off...
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    Good luck! I'm hoping to get back to mine. ...

    Good luck!

    I'm hoping to get back to mine.

    Be where of the rudder/ tail wheel stearing post. Mine had two problems there:

    The tailwheel post comes up through two trunion mounts that are...
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    I'm glad someone is flying thiers. We have aprox...

    I'm glad someone is flying thiers. We have aprox 4 in of snow on the ground here so its foamie time. Wish i had flown mine last year but i just could not get other fliers to the field ( the entire...
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    well during the final checks i came up with a out...

    well during the final checks i came up with a out of balance spinner cone. i was afraid of that because it did not set right on my balancer (i used the dubro, also have the hibbico), so i figured i...
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    ya, i had to laugh at all the consternation it...

    ya, i had to laugh at all the consternation it cause in the pattern club i used to belong to. my buddies Matt, & Mike. Both flew us60 w me in formation. The pattern boys were all upset because we...
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    well its that time of year here in new york. its...

    well its that time of year here in new york. its going to be windy this weekend, calling for 14 to 25mph on the day i get to fly. i personally blame the politicians and all their hot air (close to...
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    looks great!!!!!! i got to get out and maiden...

    looks great!!!!!!

    i got to get out and maiden mine b4 its to late.

    Joe
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    good point! my sicker tigre would quit on takeoff...

    good point! my sicker tigre would quit on takeoff alot. i had to do a complete traffic pattern inorder to bleed speed. on my us60 i pull to a 5 degree AoA once on final and wait for it to start...
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    i had one in the 1990's with a super tigre 2500...

    i had one in the 1990's with a super tigre 2500 (better name sicker tigre 2500, cause we had to meet 98 db noise limit) so my info may be out dated. but both those engines have more power than the...
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    it's good to see interest in this plane still. i...

    it's good to see interest in this plane still. i built one a long long time ago, still have it. i removed the front lg mount on mine and replaced it with a maple one. i had a garage sale set of...
  17. sorry! Joe

    sorry!

    Joe
  18. frank i would love to join! i had a zeroli...

    frank i would love to join!

    i had a zeroli corsair, built from the plans for the geared down 60/90 alcahol burner. i had a Magnum 40 in it(that was before the magnim you are thinking about. it was...
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    mike i built one of those for a guy meny meny...

    mike i built one of those for a guy meny meny moons ago. it is a solid flyer, with the eppler (i think, its been a long time) airfoil it is a great trainer for landing warbirds. infact i have a...
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    Congratulations on the maiden, your landing...

    Congratulations on the maiden, your landing picture tells the story of the bounce. You are in a three point stance, that with 20 degrees or less of flap.
    If you ever read Pappy Boyingtons book,...
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    Hi harris, you will enjoy this plane! the problem...

    Hi harris, you will enjoy this plane! the problem with electric retracts is the max amp draw if you are tieing them in with your RX. i have been running them off a seperate battery when ever...
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    pkf3, i really like what the pinstripinf did for...

    pkf3, i really like what the pinstripinf did for your plane!!!! my i copy u?

    fly pilot it's good to see someone flying theirs, mine is still in the box. Rhinebeck is just around the corner and i...
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    well my Ultra sport 60 now has 1600 flights on it...

    well my Ultra sport 60 now has 1600 flights on it and has had a super tiger 60 round head, supertiger 60 modern (but still made in italy) and a 5065-320 on it for power. it was built from a kit in...
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    smkrcflyer, mechanicals are the hardest to set up...

    smkrcflyer, mechanicals are the hardest to set up for some one with no experience. i understand your frustration. pretty much u need to find a pattern flier they use mecanicals cause they are lighter...
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    G62 does not leave alot of cowel. joe

    G62 does not leave alot of cowel.

    joe
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