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03-14-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Taurus LE

Thanks, that is about the same method I was going to use and because of the weeds at our field I will reinforce the edge with a carbon arrow shaft. The weight gain will only be a few hundred gains...
02-16-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Taurus LE

Mred;

I have thought about that, it's the same method used on the "Bingo" but wasn't sure that I wanted to because of the 19% airfoil makes the angle quit steep and would have to use 1/2"...
02-09-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Taurus LE

In my mind I know what you are saying is true and I have all the ribs cut (with the building tabs). I hated wrapping the LE in the '60s and can not imagine I will like it anymore now. I'm not too...
02-08-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Taurus LE

Thanks for the input Kirt;

I'm retired and have much more time than money and having built exclusivley form plans for the last 20 years know that I can save at least 50% by doing my own cutting....
02-08-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By BingoFlyer

Taurus LE

This is my first post in a long time and am looking for information from Taurus builders.

I have been building from plans for many years and have just recently started redrawing the Top Flite...
Forum: Beginners
03-13-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Smallest gasoline engine?

Before Ray Arden invented the glo plug all model engines were gas, I still have two engines manufatured by Arden that are .09 and .19 cubic inches. The Ardens are the smallest I ever owned but also...
Forum: Beginners
02-24-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: First Low-wing Tail dragger

I don't know if you will be able to find one (Ace stopped producing them) but I like the "Bingo". Plans were available from RCM but I think they are out of business.

That is the bad news the...
12-14-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Top Flite Taurus from original plans?

It very well may be over engineered but thought it would be lighter than a dowel, the field I fly off from in FL has aweed that grows about a foot tall and much faster than the grass that is tougher...
12-13-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Top Flite Taurus from original plans?

Thanks again for the links to post.

I'm not sure about molding the compound curves for the entire deck but may try it for the aft turtle deck. As I said I'm think of using the molded LE 3/32"...
12-12-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Top Flite Taurus from original plans?

Thanks for the tip!

I have thought of that for the LE but didn't give it any thought for the deck! I thought about other means (other than wrapping the LE) to make it a little stronger, but as...
12-11-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Top Flite Taurus from original plans?

I have already looked into that but figure I can build for for less than a third of his price, besides that I have most of the wood (more than enough of 4-6lb contest grade balsa) from previous...
12-11-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,895
Posted By BingoFlyer

Top Flite Taurus from original plans?

I have been building, almost exclusively, from plans for several years and now I'm starting a Taurus from the planes I have from '63. I have all the rib templates and Fuse formers but what to modify...
03-31-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By BingoFlyer

Ed Kazmirski's Taurus

I was wondering if anyone on this forum is flying a Taurus? I'm thinking of building one from the original TopFlite plans of the one I built in the '60s but would be interested in a kit if available....
Forum: Beginners
04-28-2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Best Second (But ARF)

I would look at one of Doc. Mathews planes, either the Bingo or the 4-60 (note not the star). I'm not sure if they are still available as a kit but RCM has the plans and they are both very easy to...
Forum: Beginners
01-17-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Second plane

If you are able to build from plans you might want to concider the "Bingo". It's not too hard to build and a great flyer. It is easy enough to fly that I taught a buddy to fly mine (he was having...
01-14-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: CHeap man's brakes??

Ed Kazmiski (sp) used the same method as Gaui showed in his post, on his Taurus in the early 60s, it worked on the mains using full up trim (back then that required an additional servo) the loop on...
01-14-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By BingoFlyer

MonoKote?

I have used MonoKote since the 60s but am having trouble covering a wing that has reflex built into it ( the low part simular to under-camber but on top). I used to have no trouble covering an...
Forum: Beginners
11-17-2003, 09:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,887
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: How did you learn to fly?

Learning to fly with an instructor was not an option when I learned to fly. I taught myself to fly with a Rudder Bug and a radio I built in a science class in 1953. It was a very slow process and I'm...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By BingoFlyer

RE: Gluing question

I no longer use CA glues, after several years I have developed an allergy to them (guit common) and now use aliphatic resin glue and epoxy. CA glues also tend to be very brittle and lack the shear...
Forum: Beginners
09-03-2003, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By BingoFlyer

sig astro hog 40-60 vs fourstar 60

I built an original Asro Hog in the '60s using reed equipment it flew great and was easy to fly. Flew the new version of the Hog and it was even better. The 4*seems to be simular to the Bingo, that I...
Forum: Beginners
09-03-2003, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By BingoFlyer

Bingo! airplane...

As my user name implies I fly the "Bingo". Built the first one as soon as I got the plans from RCM after seeing it in that mag. Powered it with an OS .91 Surpass four stroke. It is a great flying...
Forum: Beginners
08-01-2003, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,911
Posted By BingoFlyer

Easiest Biplane to fly

The Lazy Ace has to be the easiest Bipe to fly, is not availible as an ARF but the kit is not to pricey.
06-25-2003, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By BingoFlyer

Moki 2.1 in a Big 85"Bingo?

Saw a "Big Bingo" with a Moki 1.8 at our field in Florida, it seemed to fly very well. Talked to the pilot and he said plane weighed 16 lbs. he replaced wood in the vertical stab but everything else...
Forum: Kit Building
06-19-2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By BingoFlyer

Arfs vs Kits

I build from plans for the same reason as Poncaflyer. I have been building models since 1949 and R/C since '53 and have built only one ARF.

I have design and but four planes all of which flew very...
Forum: Beginners
06-19-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By BingoFlyer

Can someone give me some tips on flipstarting an engine.

Larger two stroke and most four stroke engines can be started by back flipping but you DO NOT flip the engine through the compression stroke, it is just bumped against the compression.

I start my...
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