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Old 10-29-2020, 08:43 PM
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Default Cyclon .061 stunt plane

300 Sq inch wing
10 ozs
5 x 3 APC prop
Combat style fuel bladder
Flies on 52 feet of 20 pound test Spiderline
Wing is covered with tinted cellophane
Fuselage is painted with Klasskote epoxy paint

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Wish I could start my bladdered planes that easy.
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Originally Posted by aspeed View Post
Wish I could start my bladdered planes that easy.
Howdy aspeed..!
The small diameter props we use for speed don't provide much flywheel effect either.
If the bladder system is working properly, the FAI Combat engine goes rich before it dies and it leaves a "prime" if you try to restart the engine right away [like in a combat match. With the small head chamber and relatively small CC volume these engines are easy to flood. The Zalp, Fora and the Cyclon share this in common. In the heat of a match it is easy to think the engine needs a prime if it doesn't burp on the first flip.
I wish the FAI .15s had the exhaust pointing down instead of up, but the "Pros" who fly this event use a drinking straw pushed down the intake to clear floods.
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Next thing to try is longer lines. It's flying on 52 feet now. Might be a good idea to play it safe and just move up to 60 footers...?

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