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Forum: Gas Engines
03-08-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By famousdave

RE: 3w 106 initial test run and observations cont.

BINGO.... not sure why we hear so much about dead sticks and crashes on new engines... on engines that are breaking in.. I NEVER get low or very far from the field when I invert, knife, or go...
Forum: IMAC
02-15-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By famousdave

RE: one way check valve for gas engines

If you use a check valve you are allowing pressure to build up in the tank... (assuming you are trying to keep fuel from spewing out of the tank during downlines, etc).. problem is that when the...
Forum: 3D Flying!
02-15-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By famousdave

RE: Rcu shot of the moment???

Look up username [kregg] he makes these. Amazing work actually... I saw on in person and had to do a double take.. you can also PM [splais] he has had a few of them....

DP
Forum: Gas Engines
02-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By famousdave

RE: 3W Engines

I have 3W-24, 3W-75, 3W-80xi, 3W-106QQ all run flawless I also have a DA50 - it runs flawless as does the numerous DA-100s I have set up as have all the ZDZs... come to think about it... So...
02-15-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA-150 Ignition/Regulator Question

Instead of Y-harnesses (more connectors) solder the wires if you can.. otherwise, Y's are OK.. just more connectors to fail.

All my charge jacks are inside the canopy.. since all giants...
02-15-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA-150 Ignition/Regulator Question

Its best to solder everything in the engine compartment and then secure the wires to the firewall with PFM or Shoo Goo. DA needs to wake up... those power pole connectors are garbage.. nearly a...
02-15-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 150,367
Posted By famousdave

RE: QQ 85" Yak

I would not use CA - there is not enough wood to adhere to and what is there in the fuse is laser cut plywood, which CA does not stick to very well. Gorilla Glue is a much better solution than CA...
02-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA-150 Ignition/Regulator Question

The Duralite fail safe regs and Smart Fly standard regs are very good as well - make sure you use the HD switches..

Here are few schematics to show how to connect a dual system.....
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By famousdave

RE: Need help--sizing batery for a 10 servo system

For a warbird I would use dual 2400 mAH Li-Ion with 6V regs or dual 5-cell 1950 mAH NiMh... definitely use duals... it does not add that much weight and backs up the one major source of failure...
02-14-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By famousdave

RE: AEROWORKS CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Likely so, but my open mind will tread lightly until I see how the beta testers rate them..... DP
02-14-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By famousdave

RE: AEROWORKS CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Yeah but did you ask them for any replacement parts yet ????
I guess old dogs can learn new tricks. That Katana was one of the poorest built, worst supported planes I have ever come across.
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Forum: Gas Engines
02-14-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,570
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 RPM's

3W's come with this feature.. unfortunately they are charging $100 for a $10 tach...

DP
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,568
Posted By famousdave

RE: What does your pilot think about?

My pilot would probably be pondering the thought of how he was going to pick all the little chunks of breakfast out of the gauges, and clean the canopy so he could see again, and especially how he...
Forum: 3D Flying!
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By famousdave

RE: Is the BME yak 30% a good --

The QQ Yak is the best out there - its what I fly -

I have to say I have found the BME products to be very good. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I have put toegether and...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-14-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,570
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 RPM's

Nogyro - you hit it on the head - as long as the numbers do for you what you want them to - its all good. Its when people start comparing numbers and saying their engine does things the factory...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,247
Posted By famousdave

RE: Are gasers safe when crashing them?

Sounds like we need some spelling and grammar lessons too...

DP
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 mid range burbling

There is a diff between a slight "ugly" sound .. which is the normal DA midrange sound and an all-out burble.... burbling is horrible.. you know it when you have it. . You are right though... ...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,570
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 RPM's

Points taken guys... no harsh critism meant.. but my point is that I see a lot of NEW gasser guys get hung up on RPMS when in reality they should be paying much more attention to how the engine...
02-13-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,204
Posted By famousdave

Giant Scale power systems schematics - HERE

Hey all - I have had a lot of people ask how to set up giant power sytems so I decided to put together a few schematics on the various configurations. I have found these to be best and most reliable...
02-13-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By famousdave

RE: What brand regulators?

MPI regulators are terrible.

1> Smart-Fly (www.smart-fly.com)
2> Duralite (www.duralitebatteries.com)
3> Powerbox Sensor 12 (www.aircraftinternational.com)
4> ...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,570
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 RPM's

Unless you are trying to power a Comp-Arf 2.3 or heavy pig don't worry about the RPM. This engine will produce enough power on a stock muffler to haul a 16 pound plane into space. Tune the...
Forum: 3D Flying!
02-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By famousdave

RE: Wild Hare Ultimate? servos?

If I recall even Hitec says not to use Karbonite in large gas planes. They are awesome servos, like they NEVER get sloppy - but use them in smaller planes (80 inches or less). I would think they...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By famousdave

RE: DA50 mid range burbling

The DA50 is going to run like crap for the first few tanks... don't sweat the burbles until after you run a gallon or two through it. You are only concerned with three things at this point - NO...
02-13-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 108,968
Posted By famousdave

RE: QQ 102" Yak - Discussion and Build thread

1> To the best of my knowledge - there has never been a matchbox fail (has anyone heard of one here... not me..)
2> Matchboxes are fine with 5955TG servos... I have set up one plane with no...
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