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Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-30-2016, 08:07 PM
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Posted By John Baligrodzki
Whoops, meant to say I had it way forward. In the...

Whoops, meant to say I had it way forward. In the pick now have the CG at 5.75" on the ruler.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-30-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 106,774
Posted By John Baligrodzki
CK, Take a look a t page 27 of this thread....

CK,

Take a look a t page 27 of this thread. Info there on CG. April of this year I moved my CG to .25" in front of spar. The measuring point being where the inner panel joins the outer ones. On...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-28-2016, 12:21 PM
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Views: 106,774
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Have not checked this thread for a while! My...

Have not checked this thread for a while! My green Zero still flying strong! Probably 30 flights this past season. After the initial de-bugging this ship has had few issues and just keeps going....
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-28-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Roy, Nice to hear form you. It will be a...

Roy,

Nice to hear form you. It will be a 30% Miles Messenger.

John
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-28-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Chris, Thank you for this information....

Chris,

Thank you for this information. After considering it and thinking about this some more going to do this in 4 sheets. There will be a seam at the very bottom. Then try to get those two...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-27-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Here is a picture. Assumming it uploads!

Here is a picture. Assumming it uploads!
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 12-27-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By John Baligrodzki
help with sheeting a giant scale warbird.

Looking for help, suggestions etc for the easist way to sheet the bottom half of a large fuse. Never done anything this big before. If I do this in one sheet it will be 50" long and 24" wide at the...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 08-30-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By John Baligrodzki
chad, thank you for that info. Will check...

chad,

thank you for that info. Will check them out!

john
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 08-29-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Miles Messenger.

Have taken a liking to this interesting aircraft. The Connie tail, the flaps mounted behind the wing etc. A quick search shows the nice one Larry pierce built. plans and a cut parts for a 100"...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 04-30-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By John Baligrodzki
645MG servos! Been using them for a long time...

645MG servos! Been using them for a long time with no issues. overkill perhaps for your application but one less thing to worry about.

John
Forum: 3D Flying! 01-24-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Help finding landing gear for profile 3D plane.

Looking for the composite glass gear for a 40 sizes profile ship. Do not see them on OMP or Extreme Flights sites. Anyone know a source for them?

Thanks!

John
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-04-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Maiden flight today and went well. Had to add...

Maiden flight today and went well. Had to add about a pound to get her to balance. Not bad considering the short nose moment. Ship was balanced both ways. No fuel plane is 16.5 pounds. Plenty of...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-03-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Add a bit of flotril to the paint. Also use auto...

Add a bit of flotril to the paint. Also use auto window washer instead of water to thin the paint. See my pics of my Tachikawa Ida on a nearby post. It is painted all in latex except the base...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-03-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Tachikawa. KI-36 ready for maiden.

Motor run up this morning. CG is right. Will fly tomorrow weather permitting. This is a Ida from David Anderson plans. DLE 30. Latex paint. 80" span and weights about 17 pounds. More details...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-29-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By John Baligrodzki
DLE 30 set up questions.

Just installing this engine on my Japanese Ida and hoping someone can provide some basic information.

What size/pitch prop to use.
I heard the plug that comes with the motor should not be used. ...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-09-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By John Baligrodzki
I suggest a trip to the hardware store and buy...

I suggest a trip to the hardware store and buy some aluminum and or silver spray paint and do some testing. Here is my Yellow P-47 painted with Krylon Metallic Silver. After painting I masked off...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By John Baligrodzki
I also have had similar issues with Robart...

I also have had similar issues with Robart connectors. Never could figure out if it was me or the connector. Now use a locking connector from Colder Products. I believe it is part: PTC16010. A...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 06-22-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Yellow going out of business?

Just called Yellow to order upper gear legs for my P-47 and the guy there told me he soes not have them and he was retiring and going out of business. I find it hard to beleive.

John
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 05-28-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By John Baligrodzki
A friend commented also that the black wires are...

A friend commented also that the black wires are not fully connected and there is more resistance and therefore heat. Shiuld I use the switches again will put new connectors on. This ship has at...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 05-28-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Bob, Thanks for the reply. Last night pulled...

Bob, Thanks for the reply. Last night pulled both switches and have new ones I will install tonight and do some testing. Will check for shorts through the entire electical system.

I just find...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 05-27-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Switch connectors melting help!

Getting my YA P47 ready for the season. Noticed the connectors on both switches slightly distorted/melted. In the picture you can see this. However it is just on the black wires and only at these...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 04-12-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Extreme weathering of Japanese aircraft.

Now into the weathering stage of my Tachikawa KI 36. Near the end of the war the last of these aircraft were used as kamikazes. My model fictionally represents one of these. Perhaps just a flight...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Have a DLE 30 for power. The latex will be of...

Have a DLE 30 for power. The latex will be of course be clear coated. Now need to source out silver for the undercoat.

John
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Here is a picture showing the small test panel I...

Here is a picture showing the small test panel I painted that shows the gray-green and the darker camo color.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 01-18-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By John Baligrodzki
Went to the hobby shop and picked up the green...

Went to the hobby shop and picked up the green camo color and the gray that the entire plane will be painted in first. From the instructions with the model kit I was able to cross reference colors...
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