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Forum: Kit Building 05-20-2016, 05:46 PM
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Views: 471,961
Posted By TheRickster
Thank you for the compliments.. Here is my build...

Thank you for the compliments.. Here is my build thread..

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-scale-aircraft-169/11526071-1-5ish-scale-red-baron-rb-51-a.html
Forum: Kit Building 05-20-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,568
Views: 471,961
Posted By TheRickster
I used a simple spring to keep the doors spread...

I used a simple spring to keep the doors spread open and then another smaller spring for a puller to pull the center of the spreader spring downward after the gear had gone into the well..
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Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 04-17-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,490
Posted By TheRickster
That Strato is a cool lookin bird.... Where has...

That Strato is a cool lookin bird.... Where has Mario been? He not coming to Nall with you and Marcus?
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 11-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Made the trek over to a Warbird meet in La.. Hung...

Made the trek over to a Warbird meet in La.. Hung out with a great bunch of guys and managed a "Pilots Choice" award to boot..
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-29-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,257
Posted By TheRickster
Himax 6320CR ...

Himax 6320CR

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83572#post1973814
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-28-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,257
Posted By TheRickster
My preference would be gas but sometimes the...

My preference would be gas but sometimes the Electric power is more practical.. One advantage they have is no vibration and they are easier to cool than gas. The battery access does often pose...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 09-28-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 953
Views: 65,985
Posted By TheRickster
Couple more flights on the Red Baron. Bumped the...

Couple more flights on the Red Baron. Bumped the flight time up to 5 minutes and still have a little reserve left in the batteries..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKavOtcX8V4
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Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,758
Views: 758,035
Posted By TheRickster
It's just hard to pick one picture.....lol

It's just hard to pick one picture.....lol
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,758
Views: 758,035
Posted By TheRickster
Here's my Red Baron

Here's my Red Baron
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
shots

shots
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Miss Ashley II would be awesome!!! That was one...

Miss Ashley II would be awesome!!! That was one of the prettiest birds to grace Reno in my opinion..
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-22-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
I agree on the Zinger being pretty low on the...

I agree on the Zinger being pretty low on the efficiency scale..lol. However it works well for me because it allows me to run a scale appearing diameter whereas if I were using a very good prop I...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-22-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
I have researched both theory's on props. The...

I have researched both theory's on props. The other theory is that the front prop twists the air flow in a helical manner so the rear prop is actually entering the air that is rotating the opposite...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-22-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Both props are 20x10. After each flight the mah...

Both props are 20x10. After each flight the mah usage has been within 150mah between the 2 packs which leads me to believe the current load to be about the same. With the setup as it is the battery...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-22-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
The sound is much different with the contra...

The sound is much different with the contra rotating propellers, and gives the audible illusion of a very high RPM sound. In reality even at 100% throttle the each motor RPM is less than 7000rpm.
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 09-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Couple more flights in Sunday.. Some video.. ...

Couple more flights in Sunday.. Some video..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKavOtcX8V4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiY_mkAKCVU
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 08-28-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
I might go to 19X12 props in the future but right...

I might go to 19X12 props in the future but right now the plane flies nicely in the 1/2 throttle range and is easy on the amp draw.. In the video I never went past 3/4 but do not expect much speed...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 08-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4ZTXsmo7E&fe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4ZTXsmo7E&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 08-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Static photos

Static photos
Forum: RC Jets 07-08-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By TheRickster
On the fill line going out of the pump put a "T"...

On the fill line going out of the pump put a "T" in it with a valve or a piece of brass tubing that you and can crimp to make a restrictor on the leg that returns back to the fill jug...
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 06-13-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Fuel system arrived. Now to find proper placement...

Fuel system arrived. Now to find proper placement for CG and make up some series harnesses.
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 05-24-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Doin a little taxi testing to be sure all the...

Doin a little taxi testing to be sure all the wheels are lined up and she rolls straight.. Stuck a 4s in it for this..

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Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 04-14-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,490
Posted By TheRickster
I am making progress on my RB as well.. ...

I am making progress on my RB as well..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5l3y6jBmaY
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 04-13-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,812
Posted By TheRickster
Moving along ...

Moving along
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5l3y6jBmaY
Forum: RC Scale Aircraft 01-04-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,490
Posted By TheRickster
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