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Old 09-17-2020, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
The 100 GK looks great on a Cub.
It sure would, but I don't have any Cubs. That engine has never seen a glow plug while running.
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Originally Posted by acdii
The 100 GK looks great on a Cub.
But the huge sparky plug connector and cable scale out to sewer pipe size.
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Last time I flew my Mustang, I had a beautiful two point mains landing, looked great, until one wheel went into a gopher hole. Bent the strut. Hasn't flown since. Last time I brought it out the engine wouldn't run. Got it all fixed and running but a pain to assemble and I wont fly it right to left until I have some time on it for landing and taking off, so wind has to be just right. I only have like 5 flights on it, one ending in a bad crash because of too much elevator throw. Once I figured out the reason for the high speed stalls, too high a rate of elevator, the plane flies well. Interesting how little elevator it needs. I just want to get some practice landing it with flaps in the direction I am comfortable with before flying it on my poor side.

Where I fly, coming in from my left, there is a gully at the end of the field, which tends to give a bit of lift just before the plane crosses threshold, so I am used to that. Coming from my right, there isn't one and the edge of it is a hay field, I forget about the updraft and I wind up setting down there instead of on the runway because there is no updraft. The LT-40 doesn't care if the wheels touch it, it plows right through, but the Mustang would surely flip over and get damaged, so I want to make sure I know exactly how it lands so I can place the wheels where I want them. With my other planes I can make them touch down right in front of me, or touch down so the plane stops right in front of me. Until that happens with the Mustang, it will only come out under the right conditions. Those retracts can be a pain when they bend. Repairing the wing is an even bigger pain if they rip out since I have the gear blocks reinforced.

Some day I need to get the P-47 back together. I just have to replace a few servos and give it a re-balance, then tune the DLE30 a bit, it seemed a bit off last time I flew it, which led me to accidentally bounce it off a roof. I was concerned it would dead stick and was trying to get it down quickly, and misjudged its distance from me due to it being much larger than I am used to, and instead of being in front of the building, it was actually behind it and the last 3" of the right wing touched the edge of the hanger and flipped it over. This was before they removed all the trees and some equipment blocking the end of the runway so I had a narrow slot to line up with to land. That is such a nice flying plane too.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
But the huge sparky plug connector and cable scale out to sewer pipe size.

I dont have that on mine though, so it looks good. Too bad the dope turned chalky white, it used to be a nice blue color cowl.
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I don't know whats worse dope changing to a chalky look or Poly turning yellow.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Last time I flew my Mustang, I had a beautiful two point mains landing, looked great, until one wheel went into a gopher hole. Bent the strut. Hasn't flown since. Until that happens with the Mustang, it will only come out under the right conditions...........Those retracts can be a pain when they bend. Repairing the wing is an even bigger pain if they rip out since I have the gear blocks reinforced............
Same here, lots of trouble with ARF Warbird gearblocks tearing out. I fix and reinforce them as they break and so far no more troubles.
Flaps were new to me last year, my 46 size warbirds didn't have them. It takes a while to get used to them, I still test stalling charactoristics up high before attempting a landing. With any headwind at all I don't use flaps.
The left gearblock on my H9 P-47 w/ Saito 180 is repaired and ready to go, can't wait to fly that one again.
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I like to program ailerons to function as spoilerons for landing in stiff headwinds.Works well on many planes.
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My recent illness and diagnosis has led me to re-evaluate my future projects and what to build next. The airplane in question has an interesting alternative to flaps.
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I saw one of those Ryan SC-W planes land at a strip Lakeway Tx. When he lowered the perforated belly flap, air brake or whatever it's called I kind of freaked out, thought some sheeting had come loose from the belly of the fuse. As he got closer I saw what it was. A neat concept to help reduce speed without generating additional lift.

Who models that aircraft?
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Dick Katz 84" wingspan version (available from Ziroli plans now) and Jim Pepino's Mammoth Scale Plans 112" wingspan version (available thru Bob Holman now) are the versions of this aircraft I know about. My airplane is a modified version of the Dick Katz design but I own a copy of both. Bob Holman knew I guy offering cowling and pants for the mammoth scale version but I didn't purchase them leaning toward the Katz size. Russell Williams out of Redmond WA owns the full size airplane, he told me it floats pretty bad and doesn't want to land without the airbrake deployed. I have enough laser cut parts to build the SC-W and the SC-M prototype. My obsession with the airplane started with the first kit I built at 10 years old.


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That's a nice plane Mike, building from scratch should keep you busy for a while. Did you see the one on utube? 28 episodes before maiden and a scratch built fully animated pilot!

I guessing you'll mount a Saito FG radial on that puppy?
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Picked up a pair of what I thought were 14 x 6 APC, then got home and looked at the receipt, one was a 14 x 8. Oh well, I will run the 14 x 6 on the radial as the break in prop and see what it does with the 14 x 8 once broke in
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Cave man headed to fly.😁⚒️💥😲🧻

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Ha
just caught someone praying for low winds and happy landings


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HA I knew I had a 3 blade sitting around, found a 13 x 6 x 3 MAS. That will look great on the Corsair! Since Saito recommends a 14 x 6 the 13 x 6 should work just fine.
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Good find. We need to see a pic. Are the tips white?
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Big grins here. A nice, smooth landing or touch and go with tail up is one of the prettiest things a plane can do.
Gary, that Ford Exploder was found on the road dead. and that person there taping it, breathing in all that poison, arg

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Gary, that Ford Exploder was found on the road dead. and that person there taping it, breathing in all that poison, arg

Jim
Had an Exploder burning just like that right next door to this house. Went off early in the morning. Luckily, the owner didn't trust it in his garage so it always parked outside, at the end of the drive.
At least the Peentoes only burned when they were tapped in the rear
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Nice job of fabrication!

Mike, the rear facing vents are not here anywhere, I have made one and will make another on Monday, I am making another trip to my daughters, Thanks, Dave

Jim and Gary, you left out the part where Chevy and GMC had more than their fair share of exploding tanks, with the GMC tank being right behind the drivers seat back. Lets get back to Saito talk please.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Good find. We need to see a pic. Are the tips white?

No white tips.
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Cap44,

Got the wing boxed and ready to ship. Pretty pricey though. It is a brand new wing, still may not be worthwhile.


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Jim and Gary, you left out the part where Chevy and GMC had more than their fair share of exploding tanks, with the GMC tank being right behind the drivers seat back. Lets get back to Saito talk please.
I can understand your drive by attempt Dave. That was the one where NBC totally faked a story and got caught. They over filled the tank left the fuel cap off , the filler neck clamp was removed, and hit the truck at twice the claimed speed. They even used model rocket engines to ignite the fire. Yep caught red handed. Sorry, fake news.

https://ew.com/article/1993/02/26/datelines-disaster/

The real , oft unreported fact was there were far fewer fire related deaths in Chevy pickups than either Ford or Dodges at that time.

ok, nuff said on that


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Originally Posted by Hobbsy

No white tips.
Yep, thats the one. It came on my FA-100 GK with spinner. It's a little scruffy from being tossed around the bins, but will get the job done.
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You can always paint the tips!
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Yellow if I do.
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Originally Posted by acdii
Yellow if I do.
Perfect!

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