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Old 12-18-2006, 03:43 PM
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I have read several threads about people have dificulty getting thier carden to range check. I had this same problem with one of my cardens, so I started to think of what all cardens have in common that other planes do not. THE SPLIT COWL, check your screws. Depending on the cowl, if the screws are too long they can rub the spark cap or wire and create RF interference.

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:14 PM
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I have had two Cardens- a 35% Cap and a 40% Extra 330. No problems whatsoever.

Being familiar with the Carden construction- balsa, ply and foam with fiberglass cowl/wheepants- I cannot think of any reason why a Carden would exhibit any issues with range. Split cowls, screws, etc. are common to many designs. If your cowl screws are rubbing against your ignition wires it's not because it's a Carden- it's a build issue.

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:49 PM
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What he said!

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Old 12-29-2006, 08:59 AM
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I understand it is a build issue, but it is a build issue that some builders/modelers may not be aware of. As if
Old 12-29-2006, 02:38 PM
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Sorry, nothing to do with it being a Carden. Someone just isn't paying attention to their setup.
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That's why C/F screws are best!
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screws are too long
Thats a mighty long screw
Old 12-29-2006, 07:42 PM
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Darn... I knew I shouldn't have bought the piece of **** Carden that I ended up with....


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Old 12-29-2006, 08:13 PM
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I'll take that POS off your hands
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Darn... I knew I shouldn't have bought the piece of **** Carden that I ended up with....


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Old 12-30-2006, 11:17 PM
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I have read several threads about people have dificulty getting thier carden to range check.
Can you post a link to these threads?
Old 12-31-2006, 08:02 AM
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Default RE: Carden and range check

rjklein,

When Dave said it is a build issue he meant who ever built your particular airplane put the cowl screw there, dennis did not do it.
I would spend more time searching for the actual problem and not searching for common things to a carden.

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I've had engines rubbing cowls, loose cowl screws, pipes banging stuff on my Cardens and no glitches!
Any interfernce I've had on a Carden was ignition related or the long extension wires to the tail.
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Albert,
what is your deal. I never said anything about Dennis or his kits. I have had several, I was letting people know that you can have a problem with the split cowel if your screws are too long. In fact they do not have to be that long if you have slack in the spark wires. This was a FYI, but you my friend are out of line

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How I'm I out of line? Me as well as everyone else is trying to tell you that it has nothing to do with it being a carden.

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Albert,
what is your deal. I never said anything about Dennis or his kits. I have had several, I was letting people know that you can have a problem with the split cowel if your screws are too long. In fact they do not have to be that long if you have slack in the spark wires. This was a FYI, but you my friend are out of line

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Default RE: Carden and range check

I never said it was directly related to Carden, read the post, it was directed at the split cowl design and using long screws.
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How can you say that you never said it was related to carden when you said this ! ("I have read several threads about people have dificulty getting thier carden to range check. I had this same problem with one of my cardens, so I started to think of what all cardens have in common that other planes do not. ") Yes my friend you said it not me, Have a happy new year I'm going back to getting drunk before the apple falls.


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ORIGINAL: rjklein

I never said it was directly related to Carden, read the post, it was directed at the split cowl design and using long screws.
Whaaaaaat?


The thread TITLE is "Carden and range check!"
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rjklien, thanks for the FYI. This is good info for normal Carden owners.

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Range testing is over rated. I just fly!

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