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Old 06-10-2008, 05:04 PM
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I'm an R/C guy wanting to try C/L
I'm thinking Sig Skyray, I have a Norvel
C/L .049, and a Goldberg handle, part
no. 430. What lines do I need? How long
should they be? Can I mono-cote the
Skyray?
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i use 30 foot dacron lines on mine. i have also used spider wire (fishing line) it works fine also.you can monokote .i just spray mine with rustoleum. these skyrays fly great and can take a pounding.
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My handle includes a bobbin of dacron line, I guess I'll
use that. Never tried spray paint on a model, sounds
quick, cheap, and easy!
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Be prepared to possibly use longer lines. It depends on how fast you are willing to turn around and around plus how fast the plane goes. A fast plane/engine combo will feel like you are about to screw yourself into the ground if the lines are too short. a quick fix is to use longer lines. I recommend at least 32 foot or better yet 35 foot lines to start. There are some who use lines over 40 feet on some half A planes!

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Sounds good, the Norvel .049 should be
strong enough for that. My Norvel R/C
engines provide great perfomance.
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Skyray's are great stater 1/2a planes. After you get some flights on it, you will be wanting more. Check out Brodak, they has some coo; 1/2A planes with built up wings. You can get them get, and some ARF. They are awesome flyers, and great fun!
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Sounds good, the Norvel .049 should be strong enough for that. My Norvel R/C engines provide great perfomance.

I think that's the point Robert was making. The plane was designed for an engine that makes much less power than your NORVEL (whether it's a Big Mig or AME). At the same MPH, longer lines will take you around slower. When first flying CL you WILL get dizzy. That goes away after awhile...part of the fun.

When you say a CL NORVEL, I hope you have the plastic tank with it. The Skyray is set-up for a radial tank mounted engine.

If you are going to Monocote it, you might want to fuel proof the wood first.

Good luck with it.

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While not a reply to this post in particular but a wuestion about the Skyray. Does it come with a landing gear? Looking at the description and picture in the Sig online catalog it doesnt show one or mention one.
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they do not come with landing gear.
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I have the Norvel tank mount, my LHS has the Skyray in stock,
and I found a C/L modeler to give me a hand. Looks like I'm in
business!
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Good Luck with the skyray, after you get the hang of it you will be ordering more planes!
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While not a reply to this post in particular but a wuestion about the Skyray. Does it come with a landing gear? Looking at the description and picture in the Sig online catalog it doesnt show one or mention one.
Actually, unless you are flying off a street or something (not recommended) landing gear is more of a hinderance than a help. The wheels are so small you can not take off from grass, and when they land they just bounce and tumble.

Learn to hand-launch from the start and you will be all set. I believe the instructions with the Skyray include some basic flying info.

Great little plane, I have a couple of kit planes and a couple of "sorta likes". BTW, you might want to copy the parts on back of the plans so you can make replacement parts after that "extra-rough" landing. [&o]


George

Edit: Forgot to mention, the plans show different ways to set up the control linkages. I would suggest minimum control until you learn, then change for more control when you can handle it. Again...Good Luck.
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Thanks guys, all points well taken. It will be fun to step out
of my "comfort zone".
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Good luck, maybe you can get some flights in this weekend. Its been windy has heck here in my part of MO everyday
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Last Sunday, we had 97 degrees at the field. Thats blazing for
Louisville in early June. It's been windy here lately too.

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