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12-01-2010, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: SoCal Revvers...

Yep, looking good for Saturday! [8D]
11-21-2010, 10:44 PM
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RE: SoCal Revvers...

I hope this little storm over the weekend clears the way for a nice desert trip. [:o] I went to Apple Valley Saturday and it was windy, cold, and the Cajon pass was dumping massive rain.
11-16-2010, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: SoCal Revvers...

Hey Dan, that is much appreciated! So, is just the lake bed off limits to vehicles? For instance, can you go riding bikes up towards the hills and up the canyons? I've done some trails up here...
11-15-2010, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Troy-RCU

SoCal Revvers...

I am heading out to Rabbit dry lake the first weekend of December (Dec 4th & 5th). Do you guys know if there are any issues with camping? There never was in the past but wanted to see if anything...
04-23-2009, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Troy-RCU

El Mirage this weekend

Hey local Revvers. Myself and a few guys will be out at El Mirage Saturday and Sunday for some fun flying with fast stuff. A couple of us will be camping on the lake bed. If you're interested post...
03-26-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: El Mirage questions from local Revvers

Hey thanks for the info guys. I really appreciate it... the most useful info yet and I knew this would be the place to ask.

We were going to do this again out at Rabbit but many of the guys...
03-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Troy-RCU

El Mirage questions from local Revvers

Hey guys. I have never flown out at El Mirage but next month a group may be heading out. I know a bunch of you live or fly out in the area and have talked about El Mirage at Revver get togethers. ...
01-10-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Finding C/G of Delta

I use geeky spreadsheets if I'm at home.

Actually, I was amazed out at the field the other day quite a few guys didn't know how to calculate cg on basic wing shapes. These threads are good when...
01-09-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Finding C/G of Delta

You guys are all correct but I do it a quicker and easier way if I'm out at the field. Take the center chord + tip Chord then divide by 2= MAC (or average chord). Multiply the MAC by 15-17%. Slide...
01-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

That was the 2nd flight video and yep the motor was not running well. Low end mixture was rich and high end was not set right. The pipe header was also not cut down much. I have had over a dozen...
01-06-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

Yah, I need less pitch or shorten the pipe still. I had to do a giant dive and when pulling level the pipe kicked in and the plane accelerated level another 15-20 mph. Next time I fly I will get...
01-06-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

I wanted to shout out to all those who helped me out on this (old) issue. I FINALLY got out and got some good flights in without burning up a plug per flight. I compiled all suggestions and hints...
01-06-2009, 12:07 AM
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11-29-2008, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Fast electric guys, need some advice on props.

kmot, any of the small pylon props are good to high RPMs. APC rates theirs modestly and most are well over 30K. Same with the CAMs. Start with a smaller prop and measure the current. So many guys...
10-31-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

Mecoa sells shims for the 7.5cc ducted fans. .003 and .010 in a kit. They have the McCoy plugs too.
10-29-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

I'll email Mecoa to see what they have. I have looked for more info on shims but didn't find much. My plan was to make some from shim stick caveman style but I have access to a lathe too.

Once...
10-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

OK, looking for brass shim stock for the head. How does this look to start:
9011K5
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10-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: My new plane is a real dog!

Problem with your dog-plane is he stops at every fire-hydrant.

My plane dressed up like a car this year...
10-23-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

It's an APC 7.5X8 carbon Q40 prop. I have some other Q40 props to play with... 7.2X7.7 and 7.2X8 I also have a thinner blade 8X8 I can eventually trim down to 7.5 or something.

I will be...
10-22-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

I wiped off the plugs pretty good to get a good photo shot. The last one I ran was pretty oily. Still, you guys are giving sound advice and I am taking notes. I am not running a bubble-less tank...
10-21-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Glow plugs... need some suggestions

That video is from the 2nd flight and I have adjusted the pipe since then. It wasn't really suppose to demonstrate the current issue, that run was actually very rich and the pipe was an inch too...
10-21-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By Troy-RCU

Glow plugs... need some suggestions

I'm burning up a plug per flight on my Tiger Demon and K&B 6.5. I am tuning so the motor is not lean and it lands with the head just barely warm. In fact, the motor is running super. Problem is I...
09-23-2008, 09:38 PM
09-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,047
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: Old School K&B 6.5 info needed

I did a little more tuning today at the field and made some nice improvements. I am now taching at 20,400RPM on 7.5X8 and the pipe sounds like it is kicking in. Haven't measured timing just yet...
09-21-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 66,931
Posted By Troy-RCU

RE: (Something Fast?) Delta Build Thread

Got a few more flights in this weekend and getting the motor dialed in more. I'm up to 20,400RPM on 7.5X8 Q40 prop on 15% still. Motor finally sounds like it's connecting on the pipe but may be...
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