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Old 06-01-2021, 10:30 PM
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Gentleman, I now have over 200 control line stunt videos on my control line channel. Please check it out. These tapes are packed with great information. https://youtube.com/channel/UCQLZOloDrMlE4LDcTwc1wvw
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Gentleman, I now have over 200 control line stunt videos on my control line channel. Please check it out. These tapes are packed with great information. https://youtube.com/channel/UCQLZOloDrMlE4LDcTwc1wvw
There are now over 500 videos to help anyone step up their game.
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Thank you, I'll check that out!
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Thank you, I'll check that out!
Thank you Kafin! 👍 We now have 660 videos and adding more each day. 😃
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Thank you Kafin! 👍 We now have 660 videos and adding more each day. 😃
The trimming videos are actually very helpful for me since I just finished building a C/L plane.
Would like to know your opinions on:
  • How do I know if my plane is good enough for stunt maneuvers?
  • How do I make sure I wonít have engine cut-off mid-air during maneuvers? Will the uniflow tank help?
  • What maneuvers should I learn first?

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by kafin_noeman View Post
The trimming videos are actually very helpful for me since I just finished building a C/L plane.
Would like to know your opinions on:
  • How do I know if my plane is good enough for stunt maneuvers?
  • How do I make sure I wonít have engine cut-off mid-air during maneuvers? Will the uniflow tank help?
  • What maneuvers should I learn first?

Thank you!
First, what plane is it you built? A profile or full fuselage? A uniflow is always a better choice because you will get a more consistent engine run. Standard tanks tend to spew fuel all over your plane or start siphoning gas out of the tank as the day warms up. If its a new engine, it doesnt hurt to run a few tanks through it. The tank height if incorrect can cause the engine to flame out. At the field, its good to run a tank of fuel through it then tighten up any loose bolts before you fly it. Set the rpm slightly rich for the first flight. Get a copy of the Beginner flight pattern and start practicing the maneuvers one at a time until you move to the next. Having an experienced pilot with you also helps. Keep me posted!

Kevin
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First, what plane is it you built? A profile or full fuselage? A uniflow is always a better choice because you will get a more consistent engine run. Standard tanks tend to spew fuel all over your plane or start siphoning gas out of the tank as the day warms up. If its a new engine, it doesnt hurt to run a few tanks through it. The tank height if incorrect can cause the engine to flame out. At the field, its good to run a tank of fuel through it then tighten up any loose bolts before you fly it. Set the rpm slightly rich for the first flight. Get a copy of the Beginner flight pattern and start practicing the maneuvers one at a time until you move to the next. Having an experienced pilot with you also helps. Keep me posted!

Kevin
Thank you for your response, Kevin.I used to build and fly C/L back then when I was in middle school (2003-2005).

It was mostly sport flying, without doing any stunts.



Fast forward to the end of 2021, I decided to start building C/L plane and fly again.

After two months of building, Iíve finally finished my SIG Banshee.

*Note: I did cut the nose back 1.5 inch as suggested, other parts are box stock.



I put:
  • OS LA-S 40 (currently remote NVA) ó Iím planning to move the NVA to the venturi
  • Muffler-pressured
  • Du-Bro 4oz plastic RC clunk tank
  • APC 11x4 prop
  • Byron 5% Nitro 20% oil (50:50 castor & synthetic blend)
  • 0.015 x 60 lines


Anyway, I just did my maiden flight last weekend, and it was horrible at the beginning because I put too much tail weight. It was like a roller-coaster.

After rebalancing the plane, although it was still a bit nose heavy, the plane flew much better, more stable, and it was easier to control.


Since I only have one C/L plane at the moment, I donít want to risk my plane and rush trying any stunt attempts without any certainty that my plane is capable of doing the stunts.
That's why I asked the questions above.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by kafin_noeman View Post
Thank you for your response, Kevin.I used to build and fly C/L back then when I was in middle school (2003-2005).

It was mostly sport flying, without doing any stunts.



Fast forward to the end of 2021, I decided to start building C/L plane and fly again.

After two months of building, Iíve finally finished my SIG Banshee.

*Note: I did cut the nose back 1.5 inch as suggested, other parts are box stock.



I put:
  • OS LA-S 40 (currently remote NVA) ó Iím planning to move the NVA to the venturi
  • Muffler-pressured
  • Du-Bro 4oz plastic RC clunk tank
  • APC 11x4 prop
  • Byron 5% Nitro 20% oil (50:50 castor & synthetic blend)
  • 0.015 x 60 lines


Anyway, I just did my maiden flight last weekend, and it was horrible at the beginning because I put too much tail weight. It was like a roller-coaster.

After rebalancing the plane, although it was still a bit nose heavy, the plane flew much better, more stable, and it was easier to control.


Since I only have one C/L plane at the moment, I donít want to risk my plane and rush trying any stunt attempts without any certainty that my plane is capable of doing the stunts.
That's why I asked the questions above.

Thank you!
Glad you have returned to the hobby. The banshee is a good airplane and so is the choice of power plants. Seems like youre getting things sorted out, and yes, with only 1 airplane to fly you are smart not to fly stunts you dont know. Once you get a few airplanes in your fleet you can work your way up the ladder! Also if you havent already, join Stunt Hangar. Plenty of people to answer all your questions.
Enjoy your Banshee! 😃👍
Kevin King
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Originally Posted by kafin_noeman View Post
Thank you, I'll check that out!
Kafin, one question you asked was about the engine quiting and the plane getting loose on the lines. You may know this already but when that happens to me i always back up as quickly as I can until you get your line tension back and can land safely. The Banshee is very capable of flying all the stunts in the pattern. You may want to build a simpler plane to practice stunts. Something that you dont care if it crashes. It very cool to meet a stunt flier from Indonesia too!
Kind regards,
Kevin.

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