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Forum: ARF or RTF
06-08-2019, 04:12 PM
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PedroM - Same for me, the only ones that I had...

PedroM - Same for me, the only ones that I had problem with were the ones for the N struts. I was always worried about "what if" regarding the brackets without replacement access. but so far they...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-04-2019, 09:32 PM
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PedroM - It is a good idea to keep posts on the...

PedroM - It is a good idea to keep posts on the same subject within the same thread. I personally much prefer it when I am searching a subject, as all the information is in the same place.
Enjoy...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-04-2019, 03:27 PM
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Posted By erans

PedroM - The DLE 20 will be OK for the WACO, it...

PedroM - The DLE 20 will be OK for the WACO, it will fly at more representative "scale" speed then a DLE 30. I was using the SAITO FG-20 and it was flying great and that engine is nowhere near as...
05-08-2019, 04:09 PM
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Posted By erans

propstryker - The SIG 1/3 scale Spacewalker is an...

propstryker - The SIG 1/3 scale Spacewalker is an awesome flying aeroplane. Our club president used to have one with a DLE 55cc engine. Unfortunately. it had a mid-air with a small electric Extra...
05-07-2019, 06:41 PM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

propstryker - I am glad to hear that some...

propstryker - I am glad to hear that some techniques will be of use for you. Having these forums these days provide the kind of information that is sometimes unobtainable in the local airfield,...
04-25-2019, 08:42 PM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

foodstick - Nothing that some CA wont fix... : )

foodstick - Nothing that some CA wont fix... : )
04-24-2019, 02:32 AM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

foodstick - Yes, she flies great, and she will...

foodstick - Yes, she flies great, and she will fly much better when the full power will be available.

propstryke - Fixing the Pitts will be a project well worth doing. It must be a dream to fly...
04-23-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Thank you jescardin, it is appreciated. It is...

Thank you jescardin, it is appreciated. It is always rewarding to get a scratch built or repaired aeroplane through the Heavy Model Certification process successfully.

I had few more flights since...
04-14-2019, 02:13 AM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Good news. The Pitts had its heavy model...

Good news. The Pitts had its heavy model certification completed successfully.
On the test flight using the recommended throws for low rates, it was very sensitive on ailerons and sluggish on...
04-12-2019, 03:04 AM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

foodstick - You are absolutely correct, having a...

foodstick - You are absolutely correct, having a friend with a lathe and the knowledge to operate it is extremely useful.

I was attending to the last tasks which include balancing and weighing the...
04-11-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

With the spinner fitted, it was time to check the...

With the spinner fitted, it was time to check the engine again on the stand. This was done without the cowl first to check for air in the fuel lines, and then with the cowl on for final tuning (none...
04-11-2019, 12:05 AM
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Posted By erans

My club mate idea for the spinner problem was to...

My club mate idea for the spinner problem was to machine the M10 bold head and create a M5 thread in it...
He also machined from aluminium for me an adaptor that allows me to use the 3 hole guide to...
04-09-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Thank you foodstick, I appreciate your comment....

Thank you foodstick, I appreciate your comment. While I will attempt to fix most covering issues I already decided to leave the two white areas on the bottom wing until after the test flight. I...
04-08-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

While at it, I repaired the covering on the...

While at it, I repaired the covering on the bottom of the wing......
04-08-2019, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

When I had the aeroplane assembled, I was still...

When I had the aeroplane assembled, I was still not entirely happy with the way the bottom wing sat in the saddle. The belly-pan was interfering. I therefore had it trimmed and the belly pan...
04-06-2019, 11:31 PM
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Posted By erans

Since this aeroplane is now my aeroplane, I will...

Since this aeroplane is now my aeroplane, I will be using LiFe batteries instead of the NiMh that the previous owner wanted.
In addition, I use common batteries on my aeroplanes which require easy...
04-05-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Next was setting up the ailerons direction and...

Next was setting up the ailerons direction and amount of travel as per the recommendation in the manual.
The Pitts looks quite good fully assembled....
04-05-2019, 07:16 PM
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Posted By erans

Got the servos into the wing. The bottom wing had...

Got the servos into the wing. The bottom wing had a string put in when repaired to pull the servo extension leads to the exit at the centre. For the top wing I used fuel tank clunk as a weight to...
04-02-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Doing some bits and pieces around the front of...

Doing some bits and pieces around the front of the aeroplane.
The Cowl cutting has been enlarged to clear the muffler stacks . "servo screws" were used to mount the cowl to the fuselage.
I...
03-29-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Thank you jescardin, I hope you will enjoy...

Thank you jescardin, I hope you will enjoy restoring the Christen Eagle as much as I do with the Pitts.

I set up the Pitts on my JR transmitter and went ahead with installing the tail servos. This...
03-26-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

And while at it with the "rigging" wire...

And while at it with the "rigging" wire disconnected, I fixed the covering on the horizontal stabiliser...
03-26-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

Couple of important things that happened: 1....

Couple of important things that happened:
1. While on the stand running the engine, I noticed that one of the elevators hinges is torn (CA hinge)
2. The owner reconsidered the costs associated with...
03-24-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

To check that the ignition operates as it should...

To check that the ignition operates as it should with the repaired cable, and to see if the engine actually works after years of storage, I quickly fired it up on my test stand outside. All worked...
03-24-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

While looking at the ignition battery connection,...

While looking at the ignition battery connection, I found a suspicious soldering, which was uncovered and re-done properly....
03-24-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,937
Posted By erans

The top wing had only some cosmetic issues, which...

The top wing had only some cosmetic issues, which were easily fixed...
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