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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: multi motor setup (the best why??)

I have a 9C so I would assume that you would link the outboards to a slider and the inboards to the standard throttle. Is this correct?
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

multi motor setup (the best why??)

What would be the best why to setup 4 motors? I would like to use the following motor found here. My question would be should I setup 2 motors to 1 speed controller, 1 motor to 1 speed controller, or...
01-03-2006, 03:55 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

Has anyone put retracts on the Quality Fiberglass C-130? If so, what retracts did you use and do they work good?
12-14-2005, 11:47 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: 130 Flaps

Looks good Beplo! Did you invert the engines 90 degrees? I was thinking of inverting mine 80 degrees.
11-28-2005, 09:04 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: 130 Flaps

I transport it in 3 peices. The fuselage with the center wing section and the 2 wing ends. You have to make the wings removable.
11-24-2005, 10:44 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: 130 Flaps

I got my 87" from Precision Cut Kits and it was shipped the same day I order it. Also, the parts are cut great.
11-21-2005, 08:57 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

I got it cut...

I used my neigbors scroll saw and it looks awesome. Thanks.
11-18-2005, 04:44 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

Construction of my 87" C-130 website

I've built a website for any of those that may be interested detailing the building of my Dan Palmer 87" C-130 here.

I should have pictures of the progress up to my current point posted...
11-18-2005, 09:31 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Landing Advice

Something I was taught and it worked perfectly is that if your landing strip edge is about 5ft. in front of you then you should turn to you final approach with the plane 1/2 through the turn even...
11-18-2005, 09:21 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

Forget cold ones... after cutting this I'll need a shot of something.
11-18-2005, 08:47 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

Thanks for the replies.

The slot will be on the Retract Slide Board of the Dan Palmer C-130. The main gear is mounted to it and an arm lifts and lowers the slide board through this slot. With...
11-17-2005, 03:15 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

I've got a razor saw... What is an emery board?
11-17-2005, 03:03 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

Razor saw?? OK... Thanks.
11-17-2005, 02:45 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Cutting slots in plywood

Dremel can drift and the slot needs to be PERFECT.

Table saw I thought about but one side will be cut longer than the other; although the slot will be perfectly straight and level.

Jigsaw...
11-17-2005, 02:37 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

Cutting slots in plywood

How do you all cut slots that are prefectly straight and level? I have to cut one that is 1/8" wide and 2 1/2" long in a small sheet of 1/8" plywood. Thanks.
11-17-2005, 11:01 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: 130 Flaps

What method have you all used to cut the slot in the Retract Side Boards?
11-15-2005, 01:07 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: 130 Flaps

Retracts from Century Jet Models too! Both the 87" and 132". I got mine in today for the 87".
11-02-2005, 08:53 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Custom Propeller

Well, I've contacted every company listed here and no one builds custom propellers less than a 15" diameter. I need at least 4 C-130 propellers that are 9x6.
10-20-2005, 03:52 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Hidden rudder control

Tahnks Ian. For my way I was thinking of using a 12" 4-40 threaded rod (after really thinking about it) inserted about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the rudder. Bend it 90 degrees towards the...
10-20-2005, 01:48 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Hidden rudder control

Where can I get a torque tube? I'm not familiar with that name but I may recognize it if I saw one. I did a search on Tower Hobbies and did find any torque tubes.
10-20-2005, 12:17 PM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Hidden rudder control

Thanks... I'll look into both of these.
10-20-2005, 10:48 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

Hidden rudder control

Is there a way to make the rudder control hidden on a scale model? I'm building an 87" C-130 and would like to keep the rudder control hidden since I do have clearence under the vertical stab. In...
10-20-2005, 09:03 AM
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Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: C-130 Kits available?

Dan Palmer's C-130 plans come in 3 sizes - 132", 87", or 52". I believe the 87" is the most common (it's the one I have). More info on the plans can be found here.

If you do not want to kit your...
10-18-2005, 10:31 AM
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Views: 1,310
Posted By AlabamaRaptor

RE: Custom Propeller

I e-mailed him at info@propellers.us on Oct. 6th and a follow-up to the 1st e-mail on the 11th. After the 2nd e-mail I started this topic.
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