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Forum: Beginners
01-22-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By RCVFR

What prop, fuel are you using. Stock muffler or...

What prop, fuel are you using. Stock muffler or pitts style. The Magnum 46XL S is an excellent engine, a clone of the OS FX. I have owned several over the years.
Forum: Gas Engines
02-13-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By RCVFR

Even if the ignition runs the engine, I would be...

Even if the ignition runs the engine, I would be suspect of the frayed coax, as it might leak unwanted RF to your receiver. The plane could do unwanted things while the engine is running fine. Best...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-12-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By RCVFR

Your engine looks like the 28cc, I have one. I...

Your engine looks like the 28cc, I have one. I bought one from Milton at RC Extreme Power a few years ago when he was a dealer. He no longer sells the engine but he might have a replacement part or...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-05-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By RCVFR

Bad ALPA,. bad, bad, bad. They are probably just...

Bad ALPA,. bad, bad, bad. They are probably just hysterically overreacting over the remote possibility of a Lipo powered toy being ingested by an engine. So what is the big deal? It's a really big...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-24-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,286
Posted By RCVFR

I can recommend BJs.I have had good experience...

I can recommend BJs.I have had good experience with them.

http://www.bj-model-engines.com/home.html
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-18-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 11,887
Posted By RCVFR

Apparently, the tough rhetoric in this thread has...

Apparently, the tough rhetoric in this thread has worked.

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2015/12/17/hold-off-on-registering-model-aircraft/

Way to go, guys! We owe you a lot.
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-15-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 11,887
Posted By RCVFR

This thread is a good indicator why the AMA forum...

This thread is a good indicator why the AMA forum doesn't get very broad readership. :rolleyes:
12-14-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,921
Posted By RCVFR

I agree with the "few drops" of isopropyl, it has...

I agree with the "few drops" of isopropyl, it has worked for me. "Few drops" means just enough to get the epoxy to brushing consistency. I don't know where the 50/50 dilution idea comes from, but...
Forum: The Clubhouse
12-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 322,189
Posted By RCVFR

I, too started building stick and tissue rubber...

I, too started building stick and tissue rubber powered planes as a kid. One time, I got the urge to build a boat and built a 16" sloop rigged sailboat. The maiden "sail" was during a vacation trip...
11-03-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By RCVFR

drew110307, congratulations on participating in...

drew110307, congratulations on participating in the SAE Aero Design competition. It is a wonderful event, I wish you well in it. I think you are trying to solve the wrong problem. The rules stipulate...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,371
Posted By RCVFR

Sean, sounds like nose heavy to me. Try applying...

Sean, sounds like nose heavy to me. Try applying some power as you give up elevator, so as to provide air movement over the tail. If you are tail heavy, the plane will want to nose up at slow speed....
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-23-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,371
Posted By RCVFR

Mine spins well, but I had a learning curve with...

Mine spins well, but I had a learning curve with it.
1. Get slow with wings level
2. gradually give full up (aerobatic up not 3D up)
3. As the nose comes up, give full rudder, add some power...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-22-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,371
Posted By RCVFR

I fly mine with a DLE 20, 17X6 as well. Big...

I fly mine with a DLE 20, 17X6 as well. Big difference is that I added over 10oz to balance. Your moving the rudder servo up forward is a very smart idea. I would do the same, but I am pretty happy...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,371
Posted By RCVFR

You might want to reconsider the tail wheel...

You might want to reconsider the tail wheel mounting. It should have the tail wheel "pivot" mounted about at the rudder leading edge. Your mounting will put unnecessary strain on the tail gear. Just...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-25-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By RCVFR

The general rule of thumb for small 2 stroke gas...

The general rule of thumb for small 2 stroke gas engine fuel consumption is: displacement = fuel consumption for 1 minute at full throttle. 35cc=1.18 oz. That will give around 14 minutes at full...
07-24-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By RCVFR

The G 20 should be an excellent match for your...

The G 20 should be an excellent match for your plane. Suggest a 17X6 prop or 16X8 if you want a little more speed.

One other thing: using your wing area 6.5 square feet =936 square inches. 12 lbs...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-22-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,076
Posted By RCVFR

a 20cc gas engine will consume about .68...

a 20cc gas engine will consume about .68 oz/minute at full throttle. I use 10 oz tanks for my 20cc powered planes. I think for an aerobatic plane 8 oz would be fine (generally shorter flight...
03-07-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By RCVFR

Maybe your battery is not up to supplying the...

Maybe your battery is not up to supplying the surge you are requiring?
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-28-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By RCVFR

In February, Aero-Works had to lay off their...

In February, Aero-Works had to lay off their employees due to shipments being held up at the west coast ports. Likely Horizon and others are also suffering from the same conditions, as well....
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By RCVFR

Thanks for the explaination. It looks like your...

Thanks for the explaination. It looks like your inverted balance is good.
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By RCVFR

Balancing a low wing plane inverted (at the...

Balancing a low wing plane inverted (at the fuselage) generally meets the "heavy side down" rule, as does an upright low wing with dihedral at the wing tips. My confusion stems from the fact you...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By RCVFR

John, I confess I am a bit confused here, but I...

John, I confess I am a bit confused here, but I hate to see a potential tail heavy condition take to the air.
1. I recommend balancing this plane upright from the wing tips. The rule of thumb for...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-23-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By RCVFR

Are you balancing it upright or inverted? If you...

Are you balancing it upright or inverted? If you were tail heavy you wouldn't move weight aft?
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By RCVFR

Your reference to 11cm suggests you have the 120...

Your reference to 11cm suggests you have the 120 size model, which is the same that I have. As to technique, I used the "finger under the wing tip" as described in the manual. That seems the right...
Forum: The Clubhouse
01-14-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By RCVFR

My personal favorites are "gravity surges" and...

My personal favorites are "gravity surges" and "solar flares". Was doing some spins one day, everything going well, the engine was happy, the plane was happy, everything was happy, so I went for one...
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