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04-12-2013, 06:33 AM
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RE: How much dihedral for low wing 3Ch. plane?

"In our constant desire to have "fun" we often forget that their are other people who also want to have "fun". Safety is everyone's responsibility and when you compromise maneuverability for "fun"...
04-11-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,010
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RE: How much dihedral for low wing 3Ch. plane?

So, now that my interest is piqued again on this topic, what amount of dihedral is the Pronto calling for? I'll file this info away so that "SOMEDAY" when I get back to building I wont have to look...
04-11-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,010
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: How much dihedral for low wing 3Ch. plane?

Wow, I posted this six years ago? Time sure fly's! Sorry, but I never did complete that plane. It still sits half built. Probably when I retire I'll have time to build and fly. I agree though that 3...
04-11-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 36,413
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Mark's Models 'History' and Welcome Mark

I think it was designed more as a slope soaring plane. That's how I flew mine 30 years ago. I had a 1 hour flight on a cliff over looking Lake Michigan. I think the plane is a bit heavy for thermal...
06-11-2009, 03:54 PM
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Views: 36,413
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Mark's Models 'History' and Welcome Mark

Hi Mark, it's a pleasure hearing from one of the greats!
I have had in the past the Sunny, Jemco funscale Mustang and the Honker Bipe. However I also had the TopCat sailplane which had the same type...
10-16-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Ranger 42 price record?

I was watching that Ranger also and I could not believe it! I had 2 of those planes and powered each with a T.D. .09. The plane was a lot of fun to spin. Ahhh, the good old days.
10-08-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,499
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Rubbing Alcohol

Denatured alcohol is primarily ethyl alcohol (The stuff you drink) and has either Isopropyl alcohol or Methyl alcohol added to make it poisonous so you wont drink it. Where I work, the Denatured...
Forum: Kit Building
10-07-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,736
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Best kit ever?

Sig 4 Star 40. (Designed by Bruce Tharpe) By far the best kit I have come across. Almost builds itself. A great second plane also.
10-06-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Lanier Jester questions

My brother had the Jester.
My memory says you have to keep the speed up on that plane especially if you have a dead stick landing. It liked to snap role if flown to slow.
09-03-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,249
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Sig Super Sport (Foam Wing)

Last I knew Sig did not have the plans for the Super Sport. I tried to get them over 5 years ago and all they had was a set of Scamp plans. I bought those for reference and built what I thought was...
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Views: 2,195
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Looking for this-->GWS/LPS-B2C-CS

Here's an update in case any one else is interested. My friend received an email from Stevens Aero and this is what he said. He has not received a shipment of those motors since January 2007. And he...
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Views: 2,195
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Looking for this-->GWS/LPS-B2C-CS

Thanks Bob, but I believe I have some good news. I stumbled apon a website called gravesrc. I found that they had 4 of them in stock and my friend who is the one needing one of these bought all 4 of...
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Views: 2,195
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Looking for this-->GWS/LPS-B2C-CS

Well horizonhobby I appreciate the effort but we have already been down this road. A call to them last Saturday resulted in a reply that "They are out of stock. Do not know when they will be in...
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Views: 2,195
Posted By fokker20planes

Looking for this-->GWS/LPS-B2C-CS

A friend of mine bought a Diddlebug from Stevens Aero. He is looking for this power system. A GWS/LPS-B2C-CS. It is a motor and drive system (6.2:1) all in one. He and I can't seem to find it in...
10-23-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,361
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Pong Two build thread

Some of us are silent followers. I thoroughly enjoy scratch building and starting to rethink 1/2A. I often go for the .25 size planes. Nothing bigger. Keep up the posts please!
08-27-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,288
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Suggestions for .25/.30 Build Kit

I obtained a set of Bruce Tharpe's Venture 60 plans and reduced them down to 68% of the original. I just need the time to scratch it. Would be perfect for the O.S. 25.
08-21-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,900
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Need help mixing glow fuel.

I would up the oil content to a minimum of 20%. 22% would be better. Did you mix by volume? Use the metric system because it is the easiest. For example: 1000 Milliliters of fuel (1 liter) would be...
07-30-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: advice on cox .90

I had a Tee Dee .09 on a H.O.B. Bonanza and it was fast. (Too fast really for my flying skills at that time.) It then found a home on 2 Goldberg Ranger 42's. It fleww these planes with a lot of...
Forum: Beginners
04-11-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: how offten do you find your fingers in spinning prop?

Never, never, never start an engine by putting your finger over the carb to choke it. I have a half inch scar I my finger to prove it. 2 drops of fuel down the carb throat wil get them started every...
Forum: Beginners
03-17-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,492
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Mustang PTS????

If you are a "natural" it's a good trainer. If you are of "average" abilities you might be better off with a high wing trainer. I usually recommend a newbie fly a club trainer a couple of times. (if...
Forum: Sport Flying
03-13-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Four Star 60 replacement

Venture 60. Same designer of the 4 star 40 & 120. Has more personality than the 4 star 60. Made by Bruce Tharpe Engineering (BTE).
Forum: Kit Building
03-12-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Old K&B 20 Sportster, need plane.

Can't think of any kits off the top of my head. I'm like you though, I like a lot of .20 powered planes but not much available. As far as scratch building goes there are so many fine Randy Randolph...
Forum: Kit Building
03-12-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,766
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: Gonna build by first kit, what do I ReallY need?

Confidence! That's the most important thing you need.
Okay after you have given yourself a healthy dose of confidence, read the instructions to the kit so many times that you almost have the...
Forum: Beginners
03-06-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,350
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: duraplane aerobat 40

If this is a duraplane 20 then a forty should fly it pretty decent. Your rebuild looks very nice. Let us know how she goes.
Forum: Beginners
02-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,350
Posted By fokker20planes

RE: duraplane aerobat 40

You aren't kidding when you say the tail twists easy. When I used to snap roll my durabat it took the tail an extra second to make the rotation!!! Don't worry. If the bolts holding the whole thing...
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