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Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 13,181
Posted By soarrich

Dave I was really glad to hear that you...

Dave
I was really glad to hear that you had rebuild you ship. I wondered if you would, it can be such a bummer when you crash a favorite, I have a friend that crashed his beloved Cub and just...
03-16-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,303
Posted By soarrich

That's pretty much what I was thinking, but it's...

That's pretty much what I was thinking, but it's $111 to my door. :(

Being a scratch-builder I would make it an elliptical wing, no lifting tail, maybe a "V" tail. I do have all the RCM&E plans...
03-15-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,303
Posted By soarrich

I got 9000 rpm with a JZ 8x4 wooden prop. It...

I got 9000 rpm with a JZ 8x4 wooden prop. It would idle at 3000 rpm slowly coming up to 4100 rpm, then it held 4100 rpm for over 15 minutes.

After extended idling, it puffs white smoke for a...
03-14-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,303
Posted By soarrich

I rounded off the tank, then put fuel lines in. I...

I rounded off the tank, then put fuel lines in. I mount the tank with a 4-40 rod, the tank threaded on, then a nut and a locking nut, all sealed with some red...
03-12-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,303
Posted By soarrich

Making a tank.

I just started a tank for mine.http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2205095http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2205096
03-03-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By soarrich

I watched it fullscreen, the ailerons where...

I watched it fullscreen, the ailerons where trying to roll it out of the roll, so that's not it. To me it looked like aft CG.
Forum: Gas Engines
03-03-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,226
Posted By soarrich

Tom when I was flying gas a lot I tried Bel-Rey...

Tom when I was flying gas a lot I tried Bel-Rey Oil. It was really good oil, but because it is one of the few, (I thought the only), two stroke oil that did not burn my models came back looking like...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-02-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,226
Posted By soarrich

That stinks. The engine hasn't been out that long...

That stinks. The engine hasn't been out that long has it?
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I think 1.5 mil, mine is very thin, starts out...

I think 1.5 mil, mine is very thin, starts out frosted looking, clears when heated.
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I bought a roll of this stuff 5 years ago, used...

I bought a roll of this stuff 5 years ago, used it once to cover DollarTree Foamboard, the heat to laminate it was enough to delaminate the paper from the foamboard. :( I did hear it was good for...
Forum: Kit Building
11-15-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

@captcrunch44 I had one of these. I put the...

@captcrunch44
I had one of these. I put the upper wing hold down rod in wrong, it did not survive the flight! :( Nice looking plane, but now I only have bipes that fit in my Grand Caravan assembled,...
Forum: Kit Building
09-19-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I was in the LHS a couple years ago and met a guy...

I was in the LHS a couple years ago and met a guy that made a business out of scaring Canadian Geese. You aren't allow to hurt them, so he had BIG gas RC 4 wheelers that chased them, and a BIG gas...
Forum: Kit Building
09-19-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I fly all types, but my opinion is: If it's...

I fly all types, but my opinion is:
If it's real little electric is the only way to go.
20 to 60 size either nitro or electric is fine, electrics are winning me over here though.
60 to 120 size...
Forum: Kit Building
09-16-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I'm not an engineer, just play one on the...

I'm not an engineer, just play one on the internet, but a 50 change will make a 1/16" difference with the plastic and about .001 with steel on a 30" run.
Forum: Kit Building
09-16-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I used to fly sailplanes in competition, trim is...

I used to fly sailplanes in competition, trim is everything, yes you would notice the plane was out of trim. For sport flying you just retrim. It's like sealing all you aileron, rudder, elevators...
Forum: Kit Building
09-12-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

I've never had a problem and on my sailplanes...

I've never had a problem and on my sailplanes I've used steel from servo to control horn for 30 years. Using steel your tirms won't change with the temp changes. A nice way to do it is to get a set...
Forum: Kit Building
09-04-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By soarrich

It's a Hyperion motor mount. They where closing...

It's a Hyperion motor mount. They where closing them out, $15 mount for $2.50, I checked I don't see them anymore on their website. :(
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By soarrich

The Power 52 is more motor than I have on mine....

The Power 52 is more motor than I have on mine. Mine has a HobbyKing 3548 900Kv motor, a Turnigy 70amp ESC, 5000mah 4 cell battery, with a 13 x 5 prop it makes 543 watts, the motor is rated for 815...
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,518
Views: 196,504
Posted By soarrich

Been there done that. I had built a Kadet in '74...

Been there done that. I had built a Kadet in '74 and put a huge, for me, OS Pet 30 on mine, it took a bounce to get it to fly, if you didn't hit a bump it didn't get airborne. I put a Testers McCoy...
Forum: Kit Building
08-29-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,518
Views: 196,504
Posted By soarrich

I test flew my Sr, here's a link to my thread on...

I test flew my Sr, here's a link to my thread on it:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/kit-building-121/11631236-modified-kadet-sr-silk-doped-2.html#post12252322
Forum: Kit Building
08-29-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By soarrich

Test flight went OK.

I've taken the Sr. out three times now, all of them windy days, but not the 102 I was trying to paint in. The plane is not completely finished, I have a lot of painting and detailing to do, but I...
Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

2.2 kilo, the wing is bigger than I thought, it's...

2.2 kilo, the wing is bigger than I thought, it's 56". It was from the very beginings of ARFs, 1988 World Models if I remember correctly, I had the choice of getting it as an ARF or ARCover, which...
Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 135,643
Posted By soarrich

Mauricio I have had a couple OS .26's, I think...

Mauricio
I have had a couple OS .26's, I think that powering a 61" Cub might be a little too much for one. I have one in a 48" Cub which flies nicely, a 61" Cub would be about twice as big, so...
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By soarrich

Ok, I can't check, my plans got ate up in...

Ok, I can't check, my plans got ate up in building the wing, and I can't measure the wing because the tips are different. I must have been thinking of another plane.

I want to paint but it's so...
Forum: Kit Building
08-11-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By soarrich

Has anyone else noticed that Sig now list the Sr...

Has anyone else noticed that Sig now list the Sr as 78", not 80"?



I may ink in barn door ailerons, I don't think it needs flaps, the wing tips effectively take some dihedral out, I hope I...
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