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02-28-2019, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Zonker40

Hi Randy and Greg: I turned 75 in December, and...

Hi Randy and Greg: I turned 75 in December, and for some strange reason I am building a new Lancer. I guess my buddy talked me into it by building a wing for me with a different airfoil - used blue...
01-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

Interesting on the tail moment increase. I never...

Interesting on the tail moment increase. I never had any problem in the turns - rock solid. My elevator movement was something around 3/32” - very small compared to most other planes. My EF-1’s also...
01-17-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

1/2A Size Racing

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Lancers 2 and 3...
01-17-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

Very nice! A few years ago we had an active...

Very nice! A few years ago we had an active racing group racing electric planes with 200 sq in wing areas, 3 cell 1350 mah batteries, and small motors with 2200 kv. We were getting 105-110 mph on a...
01-16-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

Pond Skipper: what is the weight on your model? ...

Pond Skipper: what is the weight on your model? It looks nice and clean! That carbon fiber looks neat. Do you have others to race against?

Milt
04-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

Dennis: many plans have a scale bar included in...

Dennis: many plans have a scale bar included in the plans. (This one doesn't seem to have that). If you know the actual length of one of the parts, you can print hte pdf out on your printer, then...
Forum: Unusual R/C
10-29-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Jetstarblue - he was last May at least, but was...

Jetstarblue - he was last May at least, but was working hard making a living. All his "toys" are put away for now, unfortunately. -- Milt
Forum: Unusual R/C
07-08-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Cashpo: Thanks for the reply. When I get the...

Cashpo: Thanks for the reply. When I get the courage to do the rebuild, I will certainly try the 7" CG location. What are you using for a prop on your OS 55? I used a Master Airscrew 11x5, and it...
Forum: Unusual R/C
07-02-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Cashpoboy: What I need is the correct CG...

Cashpoboy: What I need is the correct CG location. Mine seemed to have sufficient power with my ASP .52 running 15% nitro. I was holding about 3/4 back stick to keep it in the air. Holding that...
Forum: Unusual R/C
06-25-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Larry - what do the plans have for the CG? Spiro...

Larry - what do the plans have for the CG? Spiro told me it was 5 3/4" back, but that is way too nose heavy for mine. I couldn't even get the nose up to get it off the ground.
Thanks,

Milt
Forum: Unusual R/C
06-20-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Thanks Qwerty3. That is good to know. I may not...

Thanks Qwerty3. That is good to know. I may not want to go in the doghouse direction, but I still do like Snoopy. My brother and I put on a mock combat at our Open house: Snoopy doll in my SE5 and a...
Forum: Unusual R/C
06-20-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

I finally got one put together, but am hesitant...

I finally got one put together, but am hesitant to fly it. It is ready to go and I will take it to the field today. If I get my courage up enough, I may do the maiden flight. Spiro gave me a lot of...
Forum: Unusual R/C
02-18-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Thanks John. I finally got hold of Spiro. He...

Thanks John. I finally got hold of Spiro. He sold the business and the new owner ran it into the ground. Its surprising that the web site is still up.

Milt
Forum: Unusual R/C
02-16-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,679
Posted By Zonker40

Did this thread just fade out? I am interested...

Did this thread just fade out? I am interested in a Sky Cutter, but the web site doesn't respond to my trying to purchase anything. I called and got a service disconnected message, and my emails...
02-13-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,669
Posted By Zonker40

Just Got a new-to-me Fly Cat 46

Anyone still playing with the FlyCat 46? I picked up one a couple of months ago from a guy in my local club that tried to put two 90mm ducted fans on the back, but he had lots of troubles burning up...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,724
Posted By Zonker40

I don't quite understand your phrase "deep...

I don't quite understand your phrase "deep throttle curve". Is that like exponential, small throttle changes near the bottom with ever increasing rate? Or is it a lot of throttle movement near...
03-24-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,850
Posted By Zonker40

RE: 1/2 A Pylon Racing

One aileron:  I don't think it really makes a whole lot of difference.  Being an aeronautical engineer, here is my explanation:  pylon turns are all to the left.  The aileron on the right wing goes...
03-22-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,543
Posted By Zonker40

RE: pylon racer plans

RCM plans still has the "Undertaker", which was published in the Mar 83 issue of RCM.  It takes awhile to build because the wing is double tapered, but it is fast and aerodynamic.  I still have the...
03-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,850
Posted By Zonker40

RE: 1/2 A Pylon Racing

To stbflhi1:  I'm impressed that you built an Undertaker.  My buddy Mike Edmunds and I (Milt Sanders) designed and built that, and I wrote the magazine article for it.  It always was a pretty fast...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
03-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By Zonker40

RE: THUNDERQUICKIE II

I was just rummaging through my garage and found a Thunder Quickie II complete kit that my wife gave me but I never built. I glued together set of wing skins from contest balsa, so those are there...
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