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Old 02-03-2021, 08:34 PM
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so why did OS add a crankcase breather vent to their 72 FS. did their no vent system not work?
Old 02-03-2021, 08:37 PM
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i'm thinking that i will mount the OS 72 FS inverted. i would rather have weight up high, but i want the slime going below the plane, i ponder these things
Old 02-10-2021, 04:43 PM
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got a 13-6 Vess propellor. a wood prop will look nice i think. the vess prop will out perform a APC of the same size as well.

im going to run the servos through a Eagle A3 super 3. that's in the mail now.

14 degs out, going down to 7. sure ain't flying season here

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Old 02-10-2021, 04:52 PM
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No, it's definitely not flying season. I was looking at my Senior Kadet and noticed its got a slight problem with the nose gear. It is kind of leaning. I need to pull it and see if I can correct it. Would be nice to fly it this next Spring.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:54 AM
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i did take the time to order long stem roses for the wife. to be delivered tomorrow. preemptive strike you might say
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got the engine mounted. watched the new rover landing on mars. very cool rc toy.
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My dog Leon checks out the Perseverance rover on Mars! "Hey, did you bring any of those yummy treats the big guy makes'?


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So did you go with the engine mounted inverted?
Old 02-19-2021, 07:34 AM
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yes i did tom. less slime on the plane was the why i choose inverted.

i love the look of an upright sitting engine on the kadet, but i like a cleaner plane too.
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Old 03-10-2021, 06:23 AM
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any recommendations for the 'sweet' spot for the balance of this plane? i'm not a nose heavy guy
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I used exactly what Sig suggested and I think that it was right at the main spar (front). Check me on that. With my light Thunder Tiger GP .42, I had to add lead to the nose to bring it into balance. For me my Kadet was what I learned how to fly RC on. Mine is a 3 channel, (elevator, rudder, engine), and as far as I'm concerned I think it flies just fine with that location. I would suggest starting at the recommended location and then go from there. But you're an experienced flier, you might want to move it back a bit.
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Old 03-11-2021, 02:46 PM
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after thinking about it for awhile i finally set up the throttle servo in a custom base. the push roe had to be bent at 90drgs twice cause the mount was in the way. happy with it now.
still have awhile before the season starts, no hurry
Old 03-18-2021, 01:20 PM
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i bought from motionRC an eagle A3 super 3 v2 6 axis gyro. this will be my test bird. i read the directions many times. it's all wired up. motionRC was very helpful answering a couple of questions. thankyou motionRC. got great service from them.
after this , i have another gyro for the old hanger9 p47.

yippee
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I had started with my CG at the front edge of the range SIG suggested. With a full tank it was very nose heavy. I made a hatch on the bottom of the fuse near the tail and moved my battery back to move the CG to the back edge of the suggested range. On a calm day it's awesome! It will flat spin like a champ. On a windy day it flies very tail down and is a handful. I think I'm going to move mine forward a bit and move my fuel tank back closer to the CG so the plane flies the same full or empty.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:32 PM
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thanks for that info snoopy. that is very helpful. the directions say between 4" and 5" back from the LE. this arf is wrapping up at about 4 3/4" without any weight. i will prolly try that and see how it goes.
thanks again

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