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Old 07-19-2003, 05:49 PM
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Yes, this would be a first, as a fast thing. I have also been told that the Ripmax rapiers are good.
I think that might be better for me whilst I'm still getting the ropes, it also gliders better.
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Old 07-19-2003, 05:59 PM
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Default Magnum

Just curious,

Does anyone have any thoughts about the engine that comes with the Weston Magnum? If I decided to buy one once my F-20 is in the air, would it be wise to just pay the extra money for the engine and pipe, or just buy the plane seperate and put on a Hott Jett 50?...I have a Jett on my DC F-20 that i'm breaking in right now...Just wondering about the magnum's engine...Thanks

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Old 07-19-2003, 06:05 PM
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They're sort of the same size aren't they. The magnum power combination kicks out tremendous power, might well do it for the f20. however is there a difference in their weights?
Old 07-19-2003, 06:09 PM
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I'm not sure about the weight,

The BSE Jett 50's are about the hottest engine out, atleast I think so. The Jett put's out krazy power. I've read the magnums engine is supposed to be pretty good also. I was just wondering if it's worth buying their engine over the Jett 50 and a pipe
Old 07-19-2003, 06:18 PM
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I have'nt personnally experienced the power, just heard club members talk about how goods there's is!
Wait for an answer here on this thread from someone who's had first hand experience.

Good luck
Happy flying
Old 07-19-2003, 06:23 PM
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Im told, that with a YS45 on a DCf20 has been radared around 125mph.
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Old 07-19-2003, 06:24 PM
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Old 07-19-2003, 07:08 PM
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Default Nice pics

Looks like mine

I made wheel well inserts out of thin Balsa for the nose gear etc....Looks great though...Nothing like a Gear up fly by with a F-20
Old 07-20-2003, 01:29 PM
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What's the difference between Mechanical and Pneumatic Retracts?
I like the price of the Mechs! and want to put them Into a Ripmax Phantom! ( any advice? )
Old 07-20-2003, 01:46 PM
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Default Retracts...

Yeah

The difference between the two is quality and realisim. Mechanical retracts are cheaper and do the job for a plane without a whole lot of money invested..I've had Mechanical retracts and the Landing gear strut always bends even on a minor landing and you have to bend them back into place, they always gave me problems and most other people i've seen with them say the same thing at my field...They're for a plane without a lot of money invested but still available to have retracts...For that they work fine..Also they are powered by pushrods and a servo to pull/push them up and down into locking place.

Pneumatic retracts are powered by pressurized Air...They also have a servo but it's only to activate the pressure valve. The servo doesn't connect to the landing gear itself so there's no stress on the servo....Pneumatic retracts in most cases are better quality and can handle more pounding, also with the correct valves you can make the landing gear retract slow and in some cases one wheel before the other (hand in hand) (Realistic)...Don't be scared of them they're about just as hard to install as Mechanical retracts but just cost more and do a better job..It's basically an Airtank and some small fuel tubes that you have to run for the air to flow Tank to retracts...Also some kits come with a hand pump/w Pressure Gauge (Like a bicycle pump) to fill your tank between flights etc.....I have them installed on my F-20...Work great
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Yeah but for about 30 and as first retracts will they do?
Old 07-20-2003, 02:16 PM
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If it was me?...I'd get the Pneumatics...I see on Tower Hobbies B&D has a complete kit for $75...That's a tricycle landing gear pattern on the Ripmax?....I don't know what the mechanicals are running in price now I'm guessing about $50...A few extra bucks you can have better quality...But!...Yes the mechaincals will work for the first time...I go for quality over price so on my plane pneumatics are the way to go....Mechanicals will do the job and give you the look also
Old 07-21-2003, 02:55 AM
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What company makes the F-20. I saw in a post that Cermark does but I looked on their web page and it's not even there.
Looks tempting for a Rossi 45..
Help....
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Default doors?

Either way, think about adding gear doors because it looks much cleaner...

I would go with Air because by the time you buy the mech. retracts and a couple servos (trike right?) you are right about the $$ of Air-

And no messing with servo wires, and that pesky retract servo that idles until your RX batt. fails

Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:17 AM
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Default Yo, Razor....

....how does that front retract bay door work ???

(the front and rear part).
Old 07-25-2003, 05:54 AM
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Default I bought it like that- LOL

It has a mini-servo that has a gear door sequencer and a small pushrod that opens the door before the nose gear retract locks down, then closes the door after the nose gear is up-

The little "speedbrake" in front of the strut is just spring loaded and when the nose comes down it pushes it forward> (springs back..)

Looks like Mr. Auger might be helping me squeeze more juice out of the Rossi!

Hope all is well Super-Dave
Old 07-25-2003, 06:02 AM
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:08 AM
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Default Looks pretty slick....

....I gotta check that out. I can't believe that Rossi
turned out to be a dog.

Been real hot and windy here....haven't got much
flying in the last couple months....I just fly the old
Kaos a couple times and go home when the wind kicks
up....real sucky.....
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Default Dave-

The way I have it set-up I am not getting max. performance- Chuck Auger is gonna hook me up then we'll see about the Rossi!

I know it is me not the engine...

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Is it the 3, or the 5 port Rossi .60....?
Old 07-29-2003, 09:09 AM
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Took a pic today while out flying the D/C F20 ..Now with a Jett .60..really something else..the speed is incredible!
Razor those doors look sweet!
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:58 PM
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WOW... that thing looks awesome!

I wish I had the patience to decorate my planes like that...
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How did you do the Paint job? did you tell us before?
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Well, it's all Monocote! Yep, I was layed up with an injury So I sat there and did it..see what pain killers will do to your planes paint scheme!

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