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08-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
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RE: Broken 4 Star Spars

So here is my fix for the broken spars on my 4 Star; for each turbulator and the leading edge I epoxied a 3/16 thick spruce spline between the inboard and outboard ribs from the break, epoxied a...
08-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
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Broken 4 Star Spars

I broke the upper and lower spars on my 4 Star, very near the root of the wing. The leading edge was also broken and the ribs were pulled from the trailing edge. My main concern is the main spruce...
12-07-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Bridi airplane kits by Bluejay Airplane Kits

It appears that knife edges are one advantage of the Dirty Birdy over Kaos. Speed does not seem important in pattern flying so a plane that flys well at lower speeds is not a negative (?). Are there...
12-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
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RE: Bridi airplane kits by Bluejay Airplane Kits

Yes, thanks for the responses, sounds like Bluejay Airplane Kits makes a great product and their and Dirty Birdy is an excellent flier. Time to start saving.

Dave, thanks for the link to your...
12-02-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By pinnedup

Bridi airplane kits by Bluejay Airplane Kits

I have read a lot of positive discussion concerning the planes designed by Joe Bridi, in particular the Kaos and Dirty Birdy planes. I came across a website for Bridi airplane kits manufactured by...
Forum: Kit Building
11-16-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
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RE: Sig 4 star 120 canopy

For my 4 Star I cut out the canopy per stock configuration, then, holding the canopy along side the fuselage, I lowered the front of the canopy until the top of the canopy was inline with the angle...
09-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,127
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RE: Threaded rod backed out of clevis in flight

Thanks for the advice, I'll add a jam nut on to the threaded rod.
09-27-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,127
Posted By pinnedup

Threaded rod backed out of clevis in flight

Lost rudder control on my 4 Star today, did not realize it until landing, good thing it was the rudder. I am using Sullivan Gold-N- Rods, which have threaded inserts. The threaded push rod end had...
Forum: Kit Building
08-14-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By pinnedup

RE: 4*60 canopy questions

Take a look at kmots’s thread Four Star 60 building. By a 54 year old beginner. Post #216 goes into detail about cutting and dying the canopy. Pale Rider posted a photo on 4 Star 40 building has...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By pinnedup

RE: canopy questions for 4*60

Take a look at kmots’s thread Four Star 60 building. By a 54 year old beginner. Post #216 goes into detail about cutting and dying the canopy. Pale Rider posted a photo on 4 Star 40 building has...
Forum: Kit Building
01-11-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Completed first build; Four Star 40

Thanks for the compliments on my 4 Star and the observation that the landing gear was backwards, I'll spin it around. Checking the plans they do indicate the correct orientation. I am planning to...
Forum: Kit Building
01-11-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By pinnedup

RE: 4 Star 40 Control Rod and linkage question

Thanks for the sugestions; I plan to follow kbears suggestions and use all thread to replace the supplied metal on Gold-N-Rods. I will use a plastic clevis on the throttle leakage and trim the motor...
Forum: Kit Building
01-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By pinnedup

Completed first build; Four Star 40

I have completed building my first kit, a Sig Four Star 40. This was a great kit for a first build, lots of fun. The build took approximately one month including time over the Christmas holiday and...
Forum: Kit Building
01-07-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By pinnedup

4 Star 40 Control Rod and linkage question

I’m putting the finishing touches on my 4 Star 40. I used Sullivan Gold N Rod control rods. Per the Sig building instructions (for the stock control rods) I trimmed off the outer Gold N Rod...
01-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By pinnedup

How to cover around tight radius

I am covering my first kit, a Four Star 40 with MonoCot. I having difficulties with covering around the wing seat and the front edges of the checks by the motor, I have cut the covering to conform...
Forum: Kit Building
10-31-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,754
Posted By pinnedup

RE: four-star 40

will in the 985,
What length were the push rods you used and which fuel tank did you use? Assuming a fule tank is not provided with the kit.
10-23-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Sky Raider Mach II for FMS

Yes, I fly a Sky Raider Mach II, my first plane after learning on my son's Sky Raider Mach I. Great plane, very responsive and fast. Set some exponential in your transmitter for the ailerons and...
10-22-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Sky Raider Mach II for FMS

No, I did not receive a response from someone that had developed a Sky Raider Mach II model for FMS, lots of hits on the thread but no offers of a FMS model. I wondered if I should have titled the...
10-09-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Easy Glider RR equipment install

I fly my Easy Glider RR Electric using a Futaba 6EXA transmitter with a HITEC Electron 6 receiver, my battery is a FlightPower Evo Lite 2100 2S 7.4V LiPo, this battery fits nicely in the EZG allowing...
10-02-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,445
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Magnets for Hatches

How are you attaching the rare earth magnets to the fuselage? I have tried epoxy and hot gluing small rare earth magnets in an EPP foam plane, using two magnets to make the connection but the...
09-07-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Varying engine tune

I added 5 ounces of Sig castor oil to a gallon of Wildcat Premium fuel (16% oil) to get a total oil content of 20% per da Rocks suggestion. I also looked at the Thunder Tiger owners manual, they...
08-28-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Varying engine tune

Thanks for the advice, based upon your responses and that of other club members the first change I will try is to increase the oil content in my fuel mixture by adding extra castor oil to bring the...
08-26-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Varying engine tune

I have not run through a whole tank on the ground since prior to its maiden. I'll try it.
08-26-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By pinnedup

Varying engine tune

I am having difficulties achieving and maintaining a tuned engine. I run a TT46 Pro in a World Models Sky Raider Mach II, using a McCoy MC-8 glow plug and Wildcat Premium fuel; 10% nitro and 16%...
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By pinnedup

RE: Brushed motor leads reversed?

Thanks Bad Daddy,
Switching the the leads to the motor worked.
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