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12-07-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

In case anyone needs a Demon engine, I've got a...

In case anyone needs a Demon engine, I've got a YS .45 FISE w/tuned pipe and header for sale in the classifieds. I managed to adapt an 11mm bore OS heli carb to my Nelson .40 S/S, so I don't need the...
11-22-2015, 03:09 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Not sanding the spars won't hurt much, if at all....

Not sanding the spars won't hurt much, if at all. I find thin CA to be pretty tenacious for these.
11-12-2015, 03:01 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Screamage!

Screamage!
11-11-2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Looks like I'm stuck with the stock muffler,...

Looks like I'm stuck with the stock muffler, then. That's OK, I'm not looking to go "high tech". Never heard of a Vertigo before. Car engines tend to be a PITA to set up for airplanes. Not sure if...
11-11-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Is the fuel-draw adequate when running open-face...

Is the fuel-draw adequate when running open-face exhaust? (suction) Or does it need some kind of pressure?
11-11-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

A bit of weight-savings could still be had, I...

A bit of weight-savings could still be had, I think. I used an Orange Fasst 8ch receiver, which are a bit large and I used a standard Futaba switch. The root ribs are 1/8" lite ply, which might be...
11-11-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By rcguy59

Well, here it is. Covering and finishing was much...

Well, here it is. Covering and finishing was much lighter than I expected. It came in at just under 10.25 oz., RTF. This is the lightest RC airplane I've ever built, I think. The Norvel will make...
11-04-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

It's not really a good application for the .074,...

It's not really a good application for the .074, either, as it's not really a high-winder. I'm using it simply because I have so many of them. That and the fact that they run so well.
11-04-2015, 03:02 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

My go-to prop for the .074 is the APC 7x3, but I...

My go-to prop for the .074 is the APC 7x3, but I thought I'd start with the MA 6x4 since I have several of them on hand. I also have a bunch of APC 4.75x4.75's, though I've never run one on an .074....
11-04-2015, 01:57 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

I finally got around to knocking up a 1/2A Demon....

I finally got around to knocking up a 1/2A Demon. Looks like the A/U weight will be 12-14 oz. which should make it pretty lively. Span is 18". Power is a Norvel .074. Construction is ala Demon,...
11-02-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

I read somewhere that he used solid fuel rocket...

I read somewhere that he used solid fuel rocket motors in some of his test models. Alexander Lippisch was a full-blown genius and never got the post-war recognition he deserved. He continued his...
11-01-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Definitely Old School.

Definitely Old School.
11-01-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

This video is from 1944. Look at the first model...

This video is from 1944. Look at the first model shown. Remind you of anything?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b2TvjL2lpo
06-15-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

'Bout time someone else got one going. My next...

'Bout time someone else got one going. My next one will have a YS45 FISE.
06-09-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

The screws are #2 socket-head servo mounting...

The screws are #2 socket-head servo mounting screws. Not very aerodynamic but they were on-hand. Du-Bro sells them.
06-09-2015, 02:51 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

It is, Chuck. APC 8-7 cut down to 7" dia....

It is, Chuck. APC 8-7 cut down to 7" dia. 1200watts.
06-09-2015, 12:00 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Not yet. Last weekend was our annual Warbird...

Not yet. Last weekend was our annual Warbird Fly-in and I spent all my time getting ready for that. It is ready, though. The first few flights will be sans spinner to ensure adequate cooling....
05-30-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By rcguy59

I think it's probably going to be on par with a...

I think it's probably going to be on par with a .32 glow. Wish I could have tached it but I was too busy just hanging on to it. I need to build a test stand for electrics.
05-29-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

I'll probably cut-down an 8-8 to try simply...

I'll probably cut-down an 8-8 to try simply because I have so many of them, one won't be missed. I'm almost finished covering it now. The maiden will be Sunday or Monday.
05-29-2015, 06:35 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

I suspected as much. The electric version of...

I suspected as much. The electric version of unloading. Makes sense.
05-29-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

That's a good question and I haven't been able to...

That's a good question and I haven't been able to figure it out either. Years ago, there was an ARF available called the "Laser Arrow". It was about 36" span and built like a tank. It was too thick...
05-28-2015, 09:31 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Been working on it again tonight. Once I...

Been working on it again tonight. Once I test-fitted the motor, I decided to do some watt-meter pulls with some different props. Started with 4S and an APC 8-6E. 104 amps. A bit much. I must have...
05-27-2015, 11:07 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Constant wattage is 1500. This motor is 8 pole....

Constant wattage is 1500. This motor is 8 pole. The ESC doesn't have data logging, but I do have the programming card for it and I installed the external voltage harness to send battery voltage data...
05-27-2015, 01:56 PM
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Posted By rcguy59

Thanks Rudeboy. That's exactly the kind of advice...

Thanks Rudeboy. That's exactly the kind of advice I need. I was thinking 6.5-7" dia. and about 5-6" pitch on 6S. I was going to try 4S first, so thanks for reinforcing that idea. I happen to have...
05-26-2015, 08:31 PM
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Views: 32,643
Posted By rcguy59

Don't know how he is with a shotgun, but he sure...

Don't know how he is with a shotgun, but he sure likes M-1911's. One of the many things he and I have in common. Yes Mike, mine seems to have the same defective throttle as the rest. "Start" and...
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