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  1. Thread: Wing Loading

    by paladin
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    Wing Loading

    Guy's, you are all saying the same thing just in different ways.

    Pat,
    Please forgive me, I did read your artical but do not keep magazines (given the choose I'ld rather store airplanes). I...
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    Midwest Messerschmitt .40

    The thing that gets me is if I knew that I'ld have to play games with wing warping I'ld have built in the correct washout by adding my own TE jig. Mine was done just like the picture on the box with...
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    Midwest Messerschmitt .40

    Bignasty, I had one in 89 that would stop flying at a much higher speed than I though it should. I also had a freaind that had the P-51D with the same problem. We were back and forth to midwest on...
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    Global Hobbies AT-6 Texan .25 Size

    Sieman, If you want to go fast with a OS Max .25 FX. Remove the head shim, and the muffler baffle and strap on a 9x6 wood prop. You will need a wood prop because you will be well over 15K in the air...
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    Global Hobbies AT-6 Texan .25 Size

    Taildraggerdave, The mods I've done to my FP were to Drill out the rotory valve for the carburator, and open up the exhust port per Mark mcCools artical on the RCCA web site (which does not seam to...
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    Thrust to weight ratio

    Rocketman, On any 60 size warbird, on any model warbird I start here, I assume dirty stall to be 30mph, clean stall to be 35mph, max level to be 70-80mph and max dive to be 100-120mph. I will usualy...
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    How much toe-in?

    The wheel alignment is as important here as on your car! Make sure you have toe in on both wheels after all the slop in the retract mechanisum is taken up. The reason isvery seldom do both wheels...
  8. Thread: Air Retracts

    by paladin
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    Air Retracts

    Steve, Simon hit most of the points already but I wanted to say that lub is important. For two main reasons:

    - on those 90 degree day when the plane sits in the sun all day I know that my O-ring...
  9. Thread: Tf P-39

    by paladin
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    Tf P-39

    Lynn, Excellent! I use a very similar process with nitrate only. I still have the plane I tryed this on first built in 1983 (just a minute, gotta take my shoes off). Yup, 19 years old now 20 this...
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    Thrust to weight ratio

    AC2, you've gotten a lot of very good advice here! Please pardon me for rambling al little more. When we modelers learn how to fly nobody tells us that the stall speed of a wing changes with...
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    Thrust to weight ratio

    AC2, I've included one of my other posts as it will give alot of good info.. Mike S. is right War Birds fly on speed! lasers, bi planes, and sport planes (some fly on thrust). From day we are tought...
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    How much toe-in?

    When I set up a plane I rubber band a yard stick to each wheel. Then push on the tips of the yard sticks to take up all the slop then measure accross front and back of the yard sticks. I want the...
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    Century jet retracts for T/F 1/5 P-47

    I've got a model tech P-51D (90 size, at 12#) with 18hr of air time, and a Dynaflite PT-19 (Zenoah G-38 for power, and weighting 14#) with CJM struts. Never had a problem! What have you guys had...
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    Spring Air Retract binding?!?!

    Kevlar, this usually takes enough twist in the rails that is is noticalbe to the naked eye. Regardless the fix is very easy!

    Remove the gear from the plane completly and verify that it works...
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    macchi 202/05 interest..crazy?

    Don't you think adding extra wing on one side to counter act torque is an interesting idea. Think of the ramafications. How will it affect flight? We know that a right thrusted engine, or air foiled...
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    Pneumatic Retract Lubricant ?

    I bought a bottle of the oil that Rhom-Air used to sell and that is a life time sapply. This stuff was touted to reseal small leaks and it really does. It does this with an oil born wax that when You...
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    macchi 202/05 interest..crazy?

    Ah, but why was one wing half longer?
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    macchi 202/05 interest..crazy?

    Yup, gona start one this spring!

    IMP Macchi C.202
    ZDZ 40
    IMP scale retracts
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    Springair retract question

    Just another opinion, you can remove the set screw from the wheel collar and replace it with a 4-40 (I think) allen head bolt. That removes most of the set screw's stiletto affect.

    Or if you like...
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    Great Planes F-14 Tomcat

    Be carefull of adding wt. forward of the CG! mine was 9# including a Rx pack and 1# of lead shoved up the tail pipe.

    Taking off with a full tank was an experience. once up to speed hold full up...
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    UK G-10 suppliers

    I don't us alot of this stuff and my kids throw away enought electronic gadgets to keep me supplied very well. The protective coating will come off with MEK and the lines will peal off with a X-acto...
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    Pica 1/5 P40 Help

    I did this with a Platt Focke Wulf 190 D-9 meny meny moons ago. But I hooked it up so that the flaps deployed automaticly. I knew that Nyrod would expand or contract with temp.. I also knew that if I...
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    K&B Ultrapoxy GOOD OR BAD?

    JeffH, You've hit on the real question for me. I have asthma and paintes with hobby poxy & K&B poxy paints for meny years with no problems. I've always used diposable respirators untill two years ago...
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    K&B Ultrapoxy GOOD OR BAD?

    I've used epoxy paints for years and ran out of red and blue last year. I talked to the paint guy at MECOA and he told me they were having a hard time finding a EPA accetable red pigment that did not...
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    Corsair type prop hub for G62??

    Tru - turn spinners, in this case prop hubs.

    http://www.tru-turn.com/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=8968070.4075*S95dI4&xm=on&p_id=1235&ppinc=tt)"

    You will also need to buy a new prop screw. The one...
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