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Forum: Questions and Answers 09-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Villa
Hi TOMGREEN I flew a pusher canard with a .46...

Hi TOMGREEN
I flew a pusher canard with a .46 engine and learned that the engine would overheat on the ground. In the air it was OK. Keep that in mind.
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 04-30-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Villa
Hi Snowball 1952 Try this for the CG and report...

Hi Snowball 1952
Try this for the CG and report your findings: Measure from the leading edge of the wing to the trailing edge of the ailerons. Divide that figure by 4. Take that result and measure...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Villa
Hi aspeed That is my design. Thanks for posting...

Hi aspeed
That is my design. Thanks for posting it. Takes me back many years. I had a lot of fun developing that design. I tried to give the original club credit for their design, but I could not...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-09-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Villa
Hi R Verbael I believe I posted the specs about...

Hi R Verbael
I believe I posted the specs about 10 years ago. You can search this site using my sign in name. I call it Engine Starting Safety Stand. It is made from treated lumber and includes...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 01-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Villa
I would be inclined to replace the gear.

I would be inclined to replace the gear.
Forum: Tips & Techniques 12-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,561
Posted By Villa
A trick that I use is to always make a small hole...

A trick that I use is to always make a small hole for the screw. Sometimes I make a spade drill from a thin piece of piano wire by hammering flat one end and with a file turn that end into a point so...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 12-04-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By Villa
What Rodney writes is absolutely correct. You...

What Rodney writes is absolutely correct. You must use spring steel, called music wire in our hobby. Using a vice will cause the bend radius to be smaller than recommended, and the wire can break....
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 11-24-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Villa
Hi stearman70 Probably 10 to 15 years ago I...

Hi stearman70
Probably 10 to 15 years ago I posted plans and photos of my Canards on this website. You can look them up under my username. I used an OS 46 engine and a pusher propeller. I learned...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 11-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Villa
Hi stearman70 I flew a Canard of my own design...

Hi stearman70
I flew a Canard of my own design for about 7 years and loved it. Here is one thing I learned about Canards. During a landing, if you see the nose hitting hard, or otherwise see a...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 10-08-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Villa
Did you recently make a CG loation change? It may...

Did you recently make a CG loation change? It may have been tail heavy.You need to learn to feed in some down elevator during the take off, if that is what it takes to save the plane. That could have...
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Villa
Lost

I am 78 years old and now I am completely lost. I had MY FORUM all set up and everything seems to have changed. Can someone help me? I don't even know what questions To ask. I have been here about...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Villa
I have always flown from a grass field, so...

I have always flown from a grass field, so rolling has never been a problem. I set my idle for maximum reliability. I cannot recall the last time my engine stopped because the idle was to low. I do...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 08-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,052
Posted By Villa
Sometimes, if the hole just needs to be a little...

Sometimes, if the hole just needs to be a little larger, I will use a slightly larger drill, and force it thru the hole, but in reverse direction. Sometimes this works OK.
Forum: Beginners 07-31-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Villa
In trigonometry, the sine of an angle equals...

In trigonometry, the sine of an angle equals opposite divided by the hypotenuse side. The sine of 20 degrees is .342. The hypotenuse side is the chord of the aileron; lets assume 1.5". So, we have...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Villa
Hi jetmech5 As you can guess, you are dealing...

Hi jetmech5
As you can guess, you are dealing with a very dangerous situation. My guess is that you are selecting the wrong plane on your transmitter.
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 07-24-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,312
Posted By Villa
Hi rt3232 Most of our club members still...

Hi rt3232
Most of our club members still believe they can determine what is further away; a tree or their plane, hundreds of yards away. They have the same experience I have, yet they keep believing...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 07-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,312
Posted By Villa
Hi acdii During our landings with RC planes,...

Hi acdii
During our landings with RC planes, there is a very complex amount of geometry going on. The explanation I gave above covers this complexity, but I don't believe many people take the time...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Villa
Hi SigMan A friend of mine had a large Stuka...

Hi SigMan
A friend of mine had a large Stuka plane with flaps. He lowered the flaps and landed. About an hour later he again took off, but he had forgotten that the flaps were still down. He took...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 07-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,312
Posted By Villa
Hi acdii It looks like you are having a great...

Hi acdii
It looks like you are having a great time in our hobby. It took me a long time to learn why I was crashing during the landing attempt. Here is what I learned and decided to follow: After...
Forum: Beginners 07-16-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By Villa
Hi B-17 Guy Some of the answers have got you...

Hi B-17 Guy
Some of the answers have got you frustrated. I have been flying since 1972 and I cannot advice you because I do not know the plane. It appears this model is completely different from...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-11-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Villa
While on Radial Engines, it has always amazes me...

While on Radial Engines, it has always amazes me that many of the WW-I full scale fighter airplanes had radial engines where the prop was bolted to the engine, the whole engine rotated, and the...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Villa
Hi. Go to...

Hi. Go to http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2169230 The fellow named SPADERMAN is from France. He does not speak/understand much English, so keep your question simple. He can probably...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Villa
Hi foodstick Good warning on the wire breaking....

Hi foodstick
Good warning on the wire breaking. I always wear a heavy leather glove on the hand pulling the wire. When music wire breaks it breakes like glass; very jagget.
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 06-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Villa
Hi jeffo At your suggestion I Inspected the...

Hi jeffo
At your suggestion I Inspected the prop on one of my electric drive planes. It had 2-3 cracks on each blade. I gently bent the prop and the blade broke off. Thanks for some good advice.
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Villa
Hi copelab I made my own bender and have been...

Hi copelab
I made my own bender and have been bending piano wire front gear for maybe 40 years, As I recall, I have some interference with mine also. I lift the wire over the interference and lower...
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