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Forum: M.A.A.C.
11-07-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,008
Posted By britbrat

RE: Another Black Mark Against the Model Plane Hobby

That's some of the funniest rag reading I've seen in a very long time -- thx for sharing it with us
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,773
Posted By britbrat

RE: " Ground Effect "

No award -- but dead on -- as is frequently the case.
Forum: Beginners
10-24-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,717
Posted By britbrat

RE: OS Max 46FXi

When trying to prime the engine, do you have the throttle fully open? If not, it won't pull fuel when you block the carb or exhaust outlet & hand flip the prop.

Other than that it sounds ok to...
Forum: Beginners
10-05-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By britbrat

RE: Nexstar Select wing tip extensions

Hi Bruce -- I've been away for quite a while. Good to be back;)
Forum: Beginners
10-03-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By britbrat

RE: Props: Master Air Screw VRS APC etc.

Generalities are -- generalities.

You just can't pick a specific manufacturer's props & say with certainty--"they are the best", or "they are the most efficient". It just isn't true, and...
Forum: Beginners
10-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By britbrat

RE: Nexstar Select wing tip extensions

It is a dead-simple mod that can be done by bending the rod & trimming out the lower web portion of the plastic joint-fitting, or by making a hardwood center-section spar & balsa wedges -- no big...
Forum: Beginners
10-03-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By britbrat

RE: os la 40, what prop?

A reasonable selection of props for a "trainer" & the 40LA would likely include 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 11-4, & 11-5. However, the question "what prop?", immediately raises the question "what plane"?

...
Forum: Beginners
08-29-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By britbrat

RE: Tower Hobbies .46 BB abc or O.S. 46 AX

Tower 46 or AX? Not even close, despite the price difference. Get the OS, or as already mentioned in several comments, get a TT 46 Pro.

My Tower 46 is one of my least favorite engines -- it is...
Forum: Beginners
08-29-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By britbrat

RE: My TT Easy Trainer .40

Interesting comment re. your personal preference based on no experience, & the alledged preferences of others wrt OS & TT.


Currently owning more than a few engines from both manufacturers, &...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-29-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By britbrat

RE: Another Prop Question, OS .50SX

Were the props all the same brand, material & configuration? If not, while interesting, your test data is not truly representative of prop/engine performance.
Forum: Aerodynamics
08-29-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,440
Posted By britbrat

Forum: M.A.A.C.
08-29-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,442
Posted By britbrat

RE: Chatham Contest August 19th

I've been away from the modelling sites for quite a while -- wow -- things have really changed -- NOT.

The same BS from the same self-serving handfull of ego-maniacs.

Thank goodness MAAC...
Forum: Beginners
07-25-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,311
Posted By britbrat

RE: 2 stroke vs. 4 stroke engine size selection help !!

Many manufacturers wildly inflate their HP numbers -- OS being particulary guilty.

The 70 4-S will be close to the 46 AX 2-S, but maybe a bit weaker. A 91 4-s is certainly going to outperform...
07-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By britbrat

RE: OS40 problem

Sounds like a fuel pickup prob in the tank.

Check your internal tank fittings -- vent & pickup.

The vent tube should extend to the top of the tank & the fuel pickup obviously has the...
Forum: Sport Flying
07-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 20,307
Posted By britbrat

RE: Why overpower airplanes? A rant...

A significant reason that this hobby is so enjoyable is that there are no real limits to what you can make fly -- bricks included -- & the fiddling & experimenting that goes with making a brick, or...
Forum: Sport Flying
07-17-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By britbrat

RE: .61 LEO Engine, need pitts exhaust

A pitts for OS 61 FX & TT 61 Pro will fit the LEO 61
Forum: Glow Engines
07-04-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By britbrat

RE: how important is that baffle

It very much depends on what brand & size engine you are using, plus what RPM you are pulling.

Some engines need the help from a baffle, while others don't care much.

For example, a TT 46...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-04-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By britbrat

RE: Air Leak Question

If the soft alum gaskets in the nv assembly are repeatedly loosened & tightened, they will harden & leak. If the rotatable fuel nipple is positioned where u want it & the system tightened once -- it...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,546
Posted By britbrat

RE: .46 thundertiger or .46 ax

Getting back to the original question -- with stock mufflers, the AX slightly outpowers the TT Pro, although removing the baffles & drilling the stinger of the stock mufflers goes a long way to...
Forum: Beginners
06-20-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,815
Posted By britbrat

RE: Crosswind Landings - Crab or side slip??

Normally I agree with what Mike East says -- however, in this case I don't. Weathervaning doesn't exist in flight -- what the pilot observes is the difference between heading & track. The model...
Forum: Beginners
06-06-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By britbrat

Forum: Beginners
06-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By britbrat

RE: Do all trainers of a type fly the same?

In general yes, but there are serious duds out there. I encountered something calleda Paragon -- it certainly wasn't. It looked like a standard 40/46 trainer, but it was an abominable pig to fly....
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By britbrat

RE: Field Ettitiquite

I hope that you are misinterpreting what is going on & that you are just a bit intimidated by these guys, who perhaps don't intend to be hogs or jerks.

However, if they truly are hogs & jerks...
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By britbrat

RE: Why are trainers so great?

Lotta chat -- but in my opinion, that really says it all.
Forum: Beginners
05-16-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,091
Posted By britbrat

RE: What do you think of the Nexstar?

As a CFI, I get to fly Nexstars on a regular basis, along with just about every other trainer available in North America. It isn't perfect, but all-in-all it is an excellent teaching tool & I like...
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