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Old 03-09-2020, 03:24 PM
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Yeah, a bit too wide once, wound up bouncing a wing tip off a hanger roof in the process. Repaired the plane a while ago, just haven't finished with the pre-flight work. I think I still have a few servos to replace too. Swapping out some Hobby People and MCI ones for Futaba.
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gravity made my friend's plane hit his 1 year old truck right behind the rear tire, amid the finder, $2,000 in damage. that hurt he said

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Tree snakes!!! They strike without notice and have a long reach; about 3/4 their body length. We have one at our field on turn for final, a really big sucker so it looks further away than it really is.
Quite a few limbs have been shot off of that one to get planes down. A 12ga with slugs works wonders. A guy named Richard usually gets the honors, we call him "Old Dead Eye Dick". He's been shooting planes out of that tree for 20 yrs.

Did I mention I live in Arkansas? Heehee!!

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Old 03-10-2020, 04:09 AM
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Pete,

I have been talking with Pete via E-Mail, if some of you would like to chat with him, here you go: [email protected]
Old 03-10-2020, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Pressures on 😲
I got the video! Can't figure out how to get it on this site. I made short vids on u tube cause it is easy to store and move large files. Can't figure out how to add links or video to RCU.
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:39 AM
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Just paste the URL in the body of your post.or go to Advance and usae the icon that looks like a chain link next to the + in a square.

When I parked my LT40 in the canopy of the tallest tree at the field a few years back I got lucky. My youngest Eagle Scout son with me. That kid could climb like a monkey. The only damage was a small Monokote tear in the wing and he pulled off the vertical fin getting it free. Took less than 30 minutes to fix.

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Old 03-10-2020, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Especially Cubs, they make a sickening sounds as the go through and get the wing ripped off and become a soybean field dart. Not mine mind you, my friend.
My plane was safely on the field getting ready to fly.

Nothing sweeter than the sound of a stinking Piper cub in destruction mode
Old 03-10-2020, 05:09 AM
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Awe, J3s are ok. I saw a 45% fly last year. It looked like it was going to fall out of the sky any second. It performed very creepy slow side slips, wing overs and stall turns. Pretty cool to watch really. Personally I'd like to have a 25% Taylorcraft.
Old 03-10-2020, 05:29 AM
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Mine whistles as it goes by. Was told Cubs don't fly that fast. Their top speed is something like 80 MPH, mine was doing at least 80 MPH, and not scale, but actual.
Old 03-10-2020, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
I got the video! Can't figure out how to get it on this site. I made short vids on u tube cause it is easy to store and move large files. Can't figure out how to add links or video to RCU.
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Sign in to youtube as a user, click on upload. At least that is how I remember. Please, No CUBS! LOL!


My old, faithful 2009 vintage Toledo Special. Powered by my very first Saito FA-82. A fine , fast flying machine. The multicolor cowl was pieced together from 3 different, busted up cowls. I have since made a plug and mold so I can lay up new cowls.

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Old 03-10-2020, 11:32 AM
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Mine is red white and blue, like the Thunderbirds. After all, it will take off and climb like an F-15 on full burner. Way over powered for a CUB.
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guys,
on YouTube you should be able to right click on a video and a window should pop up, and in that window you can left click on "copy video URL",, then just post it where wanted,

you can test this on Gary's video above.


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Old 03-10-2020, 04:41 PM
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Maidened the 4 Star 60 today, The flight lasted all of 6 secs. Even though the plane was going fast enough to easily lift off the ground the small ailerons didn't have enough authority to counter the massive torque of a fully throttled fa100. Oh well, nothing glue won't fix.

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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Maidened the 4 Star 60 today, The flight lasted all of 6 secs. Even though the plane was going fast enough to easily lift off the ground the small ailerons didn't have enough authority to counter the massive torque of a fully throttled fa100. Oh well, nothing glue won't fix.
you wont do that again LOL

you know I was wondering if that would happen to my midget mustang with the 100 in it, it has only a 61 inch span. but now as I type, I remember> Pete's mustang has only a 59 inch span and he has a FA 115 in it. and I think he uses a 14 inch prop.

hummm, could it just need more right thrust ??

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That happened to Gee Bee's a couple of times, the engine turned the plane instead of the prop.
Old 03-10-2020, 05:04 PM
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Dave, exactly. Of course the cure is to make sure the plane has sufficient ground speed before rotation, otherwise the ailerons won't carry enough authority to offset the engine torque. I did a great job of illustrating that to club members today. Pfffft.
Old 03-10-2020, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Maidened the 4 Star 60 today, The flight lasted all of 6 secs. Even though the plane was going fast enough to easily lift off the ground the small ailerons didn't have enough authority to counter the massive torque of a fully throttled fa100. Oh well, nothing glue won't fix.
Must have been around 1999 when I built my second Four Star 60. It had a YS-91AC for power, lots of power. The first one only had a Saito FA-91. Flew the YS powered version for several years. Mighty fine combination. Not sure if they changed the kit but the earlier kits had a splice on the horizontal stab leading edge. Pick up too much speed and they were very prone to a bit of flutter that at times would cause the stab to fail.

Since then , I built a few more of the Bruce Tharpe Venture 60. A mighty nice plane and one of the best kits I have ever seen.
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Gary, the care package arrived. Thanks a bunch, just what the 56 needed. I like that style muffler much better than the trash style, barkier sound and more slick looking. Is that the factory exhaust from a 65?

Just left the BTE website. The Venture 60 is not a plane I'm familiar with but it does seem to have some worthwhile refinements to what would otherwise have been a budget minded 4 star 60 had Bruce designed it for Sig. The Venture is a fairly expensive kit once all other add on hardware and accessories are considered. Looks like it would make for a sweet SPA plane.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Gary, the care package arrived. Thanks a bunch, just what the 56 needed. I like that style muffler much better than the trash style, barkier sound and more slick looking. Is that the factory exhaust from a 65?

Just left the BTE website. The Venture 60 is not a plane I'm familiar with but it does seem to have some worthwhile refinements to what would otherwise have been a budget minded 4 star 60 had Bruce designed it for Sig. The Venture is a fairly expensive kit once all other add on hardware and accessories are considered. Looks like it would make for a sweet SPA plane.

Bruce's kits are very precise and the V-60 is a feather weight, I flew mine with a Saito 72, it was plenty of engine. It flies as if on rails.It was the first RC kit I built, I did a couple of rtc's before that and U control before that.
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The Venture 60 is a very fine plane. Light and strong.

Contrary to popular belief, Bruce did not design the Four Star 60. I think that one was done by Maxey Hester.
Bruce did design the Four Star 40 and 120.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
guys,
on YouTube you should be able to right click on a video and a window should pop up, and in that window you can left click on "copy video URL",, then just post it where wanted,

you can test this on Gary's video above.


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Wow Jim
It worked!
You have firmly brought me into the ninties.
Look out.
LOL
P esss
I won't point a camera at the beater twin cub with the FA 90 T in it Gary.
May be too traumatizing.
Old 03-11-2020, 04:25 AM
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I originally had a TS-90 installed in the Toledo Special but never flew it that way. Way too nose heavy. As it is, with two 1.20 AH NiCad packs mounted aft of the wing, the Toledo tends to build nose heavy.
The Seagull "FlyBaby" on the other hand could be very close to balanced with a small Saito twin. The twin would look great too! I had to mount the batteries as far forward as possible, made a brass flywheel and used a heavy brass nut under the spinner. Still had to bolt on additional weights to the motor mount.

In fact, I HAVE a FlyBaby that you can HAVE. It has been repaired but looks great. IIRC, I also have a brand new cowl that you can also have. Hows that?
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
I originally had a TS-90 installed in the Toledo Special but never flew it that way. Way too nose heavy. As it is, with two 1.20 AH NiCad packs mounted aft of the wing, the Toledo tends to build nose heavy.
The Seagull "FlyBaby" on the other hand could be very close to balanced with a small Saito twin. The twin would look great too! I had to mount the batteries as far forward as possible, made a brass flywheel and used a heavy brass nut under the spinner. Still had to bolt on additional weights to the motor mount.

In fact, I HAVE a FlyBaby that you can HAVE. It has been repaired but looks great. IIRC, I also have a brand new cowl that you can also have. Hows that?
Unfathomable. In the sense of kindness. If you were typing to me Gary.
Typed to Pete last night. He hasn't burned up or got the virus yet. Lol
Can't make rcu comply with his desire to return to us.
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Unfathomable. In the sense of kindness. If you were typing to me Gary.
Typed to Pete last night. He hasn't burned up or got the virus yet. Lol
Can't make rcu comply with his desire to return to us.
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Yessir, Just let me know if/when you would like to take delivery.
We NEED Pete!
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Yessir, Just let me know if/when you would like to take delivery.
We NEED Pete!
Sold! You are a special person Gary. I will catch up with u on it soon. I am biplane crazy this year!
i have to have something around here to drop off.
Need anything Saito or O.S?
I miss Pete's humor, and sage wisdom of course!

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