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11-15-2019, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Lifer

Fred, That is a fine looking P-47!!!!!!

Fred,

That is a fine looking P-47!!!!!!
11-14-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 286,670
Posted By Lifer

Were there any yaw instability issues with the...

Were there any yaw instability issues with the bobtail version?
11-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 527,051
Posted By Lifer

1/8th to 3/16ths spacers behind the rear of the...

1/8th to 3/16ths spacers behind the rear of the mounting plates.
11-01-2019, 08:57 AM
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Views: 527,051
Posted By Lifer

A few degrees forward rake on all retracts is...

A few degrees forward rake on all retracts is S.O.P. with my birds. I fly off grass so it is necessary.
10-31-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 527,051
Posted By Lifer

Ditto on the throttle curve set up. Very gradual...

Ditto on the throttle curve set up. Very gradual applications of power when starting up, and it also allows for slight changes in power during the landing phase. Both elements add up to a better...
10-22-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

I just hope nobody gets hurt by one of these...

I just hope nobody gets hurt by one of these things.
10-22-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/240x320/plywood_prop_2e2902c6c49c06a5475efb132c09c1c3cc5b1dcc.jpg
No individual washers were used. The standard DLE prop clamp was only used...
10-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Don't know for sure how much torque was used, but...

Don't know for sure how much torque was used, but the hub isn't deformed so I question that line of reasoning. I use as much as necessary to be absolutely certain it is tight. In all my years of...
10-10-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Some interesting theories(?) but my take is that...

Some interesting theories(?) but my take is that they used wood blocks made up from laminations rather than a solid piece. As well, the glue was either insufficient in strength or quantity. In any...
10-07-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Always checked for balance and runout.

Always checked for balance and runout.
10-06-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Hopefully the message will get out. I'd hate to...

Hopefully the message will get out. I'd hate to see somebody hurt by these things.
10-05-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Really scary. No ground contact, just about 10 or...

Really scary. No ground contact, just about 10 or 12 flights.

My preferred props are Mejzlik, followed by Xoar and Sail props. I'll be sticking with them.
10-05-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/image1_b045857dece8bfc02d2770d00bb8f62f90bbbbc5.jpeg...
10-05-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lifer

Giant scale propellor failure

Bought one of these because of the attractive price and wanted to try different props:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/aerostar-gas-series-wood-propeller-24x10-1pc.html

Used it on an EME 60 a...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-01-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Lifer

jstanton, Have you had a chance to fly her...

jstanton,

Have you had a chance to fly her yet? P-47's are typically good flyers. I am interested in your flight report!
09-30-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,232
Posted By Lifer

Good experience with a Zoar 22x8x3 on a Top Flite...

Good experience with a Zoar 22x8x3 on a Top Flite Corsair and an EME 60. A WOW experience on the same setup except with a Mejzlik 23x8 carbon prop. The vertical with the 23x8 is incredible.
...
09-30-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Lifer

Plus one on the c/a pretreatment.

Plus one on the c/a pretreatment.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-30-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Lifer

Whose pitts muffler did you use?

Whose pitts muffler did you use?
09-29-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,232
Posted By Lifer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/150x200/p_47_engine_c516a1937e2f311af9705527efe81df3d49c803b.jpg...
09-24-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 87,405
Posted By Lifer

Here's the short clip. Split "S" from 399 feet,...

Here's the short clip. Split "S" from 399 feet, downwind run with a 20mph tailwind, estimated speed is about 100 mph:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6q2TmkFvQI

A lot of fun today!
09-24-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 87,405
Posted By Lifer

Thanks! There is a certain, undefinable moment...

Thanks! There is a certain, undefinable moment when all the trimming, adjustments and engine settings come together and the plane becomes an extension of your will. Kind of a Zen thing. That's what...
09-24-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 87,405
Posted By Lifer

Brief video of my Corsair taken by a buddy with...

Brief video of my Corsair taken by a buddy with his cellphone today. I damaged the plane last year following a flameout, repaired last Winter, and just got around to re-trimming it to my preferences....
09-23-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 78,752
Posted By Lifer

I balance my planes at 28 to 32% of the chord,...

I balance my planes at 28 to 32% of the chord, measured at the fuselage. Did any of you work up the figures to calculate what percentage you used?
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-13-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 104,755
Posted By Lifer

With a DLE 30 and the factory muffler mine...

With a DLE 30 and the factory muffler mine balanced per the manual. Still haven't test-flown, but should in the next week or so.
09-12-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 87,405
Posted By Lifer

The rear part of the hub you are holding replaces...

The rear part of the hub you are holding replaces the clamp shown in the picture.
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