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Forum: Kit Building
12-14-2017, 09:13 PM
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Views: 97,807
Posted By twn

I wouldn't go less than a analong 645mg or the...

I wouldn't go less than a analong 645mg or the digital 5645 on all surfaces.. This plane can do rediculous manuvers with very high g. The blenders are down right scary...
Forum: Kit Building
09-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By twn

Eflite 60-120 size electric retract question.

I am curious if any of you kit builders have had any experience with the 60-120 size eflite electric retract. I'm wondering how they are on bumpy grass runways? The field I fly at (especially right...
09-05-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By twn

Eflite 60-120 size electric retract question.

I am curious if any of you warbird people have had any experience with the 60-120 size eflite electric retract. I'm wondering how they are on bumpy grass runways? The field I fly at (especially right...
Forum: Kit Building
08-28-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By twn

Ultra Sport 60 Gear question

To all of you who have built the Ultra Sport 60 as a tail dragger (regular gear, not retracts) I'm finally building one. I will be using a 95ax. What gear (fuselage mounted, not wing mounted) works...
Forum: Kit Building
07-25-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,371
Posted By twn

If u rebuild. Make the rudder bigger with more...

If u rebuild. Make the rudder bigger with more counterbalance. Reenforce stab and fin with 1/8" carbon rod or flat bar of same thickness of the tail feathers just ahead of the hinges (and toss out...
04-21-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 156,751
Posted By twn

What servos are you guys using with the flanker...

What servos are you guys using with the flanker on the elevators rudders and ailerons? I am curious to know what has held up with the higher speeds?
05-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,159
Posted By twn

RE: Razorback mods to a P-47D Thunderbolt ARF

I just gave my hobby guy (www.lestershobbies.com) the "list" of parts. He went to greatplanes I beleive, they ordered the parts from topflight and I got my stuff... All in less than 10 days!!

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05-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,477
Posted By twn

Washer fluid and latex paint question!!? Help!!

I am looking for the proper washer fluid to mix with the latex. I thought the washer fluid to use was the blue type HOWEVER!! The blue type is the winter type with an antifreeze additive. The red...
Forum: Kit Building
01-26-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 23,309
Posted By twn

RE: It's Building Season, Whats on your bench?

Nice!!

I would think that a higher kv motor in a similar size from perhaps scorpion would produce more rpm?
Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By twn

Semi-Flexible pushrods that r not affected by tempurature?

Does any one know of any decent semi-flexible pushrods that are not affected by tempurature? My first thought was the sulivan precision but they discontinued them...
Forum: Kit Building
01-21-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 23,309
Posted By twn

RE: It's Building Season, Whats on your bench?

Busa fokker dr1 1/4 scale. I have the three main wings complete. About to start the subwing. Thank god there is only 4 wings to build!! Lmao!
01-20-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By twn

Copper wire 4 wrappin n soldering landing gear?

I will soon be setting up the landing gear on my 1/4 scale dr1. The instructions call for copper wire to tie the gear together prior to soldering. I am wondering what i can use for copper wire and...
Forum: Kit Building
01-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By twn

RE: Fuel proof paint suggestions wanted

Omni AU and PPG. Both made by same manufacturer. It is automotive 2-part urethane. When cured with proper temps is nitro proof beyond hot 30%. I used it and tested it. Most autoshops that sell it can...
12-01-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By twn

Busa 1/4 scale dr1 wingtip skids.. Any one done it??

Has any one added wingtip skids to the lower wing? If so what was your method?

I was thinking brass straps soldered to brass square tubing mounted to the outer most rib and then making the skid...
Forum: Kit Building
12-01-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

Has any one who is following this thread added wingtip skids to the lower wing? If so what was your method?

I was thinking brass straps soldered to brass square tubing mounted to the outer most...
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

Also, should the outer most w1 rb at the tips, should i have changed it to plywood? (for added strength for the axe handles...)
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

Not entirely sure what you guys mean?
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

Forum: Kit Building
11-28-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

Awesome! thanks!! u find it is strong enough? How bout the metal push rods, did they add much weight? I was thinkin 4-40 carbon fiber push rods (jbwelded threaded ends) with your horn idea. Im just...
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

Mustang Fever,can you explain your method for constructing this elevator joiner wire and control arm. What is the arm made of and how is it attached to the elevator wire?

I reposted your pic. I...
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

The copper tube and music wire hinge on the rudder looks kind of flimsy and weak at the base. Are there any other better options?
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,815
Posted By twn

RE: BUSA 1/4 DR-1 Build Along

I see on my dr1 plans that busa has tailbrace flying wires going from the bottom of the stab outer corners to the bottom of the fusalage tail. I can see that this would aid in strength BUT does the...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 47,902
Posted By twn

RE: DLE-30 - Post your prop data here

Hey guys. Im building a balsausa fokker dr1 1/4scale. I'll be using my dle30. I will be using the xoar axial scale german prop from xoar. My first choice would probably be a 19-8 however for some...
11-19-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By twn

busa fokker dr1 1/4 firewall to cowl measurement, anyone??

Does anybody have the Balsa USA plans for the 1/4 scale DR1 on hand? I'd like to know what they show for the distance between the outer face of the firewall and the outer face of the cowl.

A...
11-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,970
Posted By twn

RE: is there such a thing as too much motor?

My bud has a dle20 in his 60 size goldberg ultimate and weights about 10lbs and has unlimited vertical. The ulti has lots of drag but the dle20 pulls it like a rocket... I think you would have been...
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