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Old 02-16-2023, 06:48 AM
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Worse yet then!


Note the the flat reliefs on the disc.

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Old 02-16-2023, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
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The biggest change is that I am separating the Ham Radio room from the balsa building room. Balsa dust gets everywhere and I was always cleaning balsa dust off of and out of electronics equipment. The Ham Radio room will have a full bathroom and laundry area. Also, kitchen cabinets with a sink. The thought is if I ever leave here, it could be converted into an apartment. The old shop was heated with a vented wall heater and I used a mini split for the AC. The new shop will have a furnace with central AC. When I go to put up my ham radio tower it will be 10 feet shorter. Iím getting too old to climb 80 feet of commercial tower. The old shop was a full 2 stories and the new shop will be a story and a half. So I will have room above for storage.

Iím just happy to still be here. The shop that caught on fire was 20 feet from the house and I was sleeping when the fire started. Things could have been a lot worse if it wasnít for the alarm system that woke me up that night.

Here it is so far.

Pete,
Missed commenting!
Hope to hear you back up and running again, soon!
Very big yes on keeping the dust away from the radios. Especially the older, tube type gear. The dust settles on the plated steel or aluminum chassis. As it attracts and retains moisture it also forms acids and corrodes badly. Even household dust works the same way only more slowly.

At the same time, wood and metal shops really are better off when far apart. I don't want metal dust or cutting fluid residue on raw wood.
Like to avoid sawcdusting up metal working machines as well.
Thankfully I have full access to three very well equipped, commercial grade woodshops within 5 miles from home. I hate sawdust!

I can send you a wire antenna and matchbox that should work fine until you can get your tower up. Be great to hear you on the air again!

73 fer now, DE KG8LB AR

Dave,

Sad to hear about Nick. I am certain however he wasa very happy and lucky fellow to have chosen your family for his earthly visit.

Duder also sends his sympathies

Duder, the Catahoola


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Old 02-16-2023, 09:37 AM
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I haven't fired up my laser for nearly a year. Thought for sure the tube would be dead by now as they don't have a long shelf life. Much to my surprise, still cuts. Mirrors need a cleaning though. Also the origin got knocked out of alignment somehow so have to make adjustments in Lightburn to offset the zero point.

For some reason I stopped getting email updates, so, missed out on things.

How y'all doin?

Been too busy trying to do home repairs the past 2 years and did NO RC work, and last time I flew was at SIG in 21.
Old 02-17-2023, 05:31 PM
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The only radio equipment is the 2 meter radio in my truck. It will be spring before I can make some noise on the air. I’m waiting for the spray on insulation to get done and then the inside will get finished.

I’ve been going to the swap meets here in Texas for RC stuff and I’m running out of room to store stuff. That Dragon Lady kit I got at one swap meet is in a huge box that takes up a lot of room. I have picked up a bunch of Sato engines. Once the shop is finished I’m going to place a big order to Old School Models.

Dave,

Sorry to hear about your dog. I know what the loss of a good friend like that feels like.
Old 02-17-2023, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
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The only radio equipment is the 2 meter radio in my truck. It will be spring before I can make some noise on the air. Iím waiting for the spray on insulation to get done and then the inside will get finished.

Iíve been going to the swap meets here in Texas for RC stuff and Iím running out of room to store stuff. That Dragon Lady kit I got at one swap meet is in a huge box that takes up a lot of room. I have picked up a bunch of Sato engines. Once the shop is finished Iím going to place a big order to Old School Models.

Dave,

Sorry to hear about your dog. I know what the loss of a good friend like that feels like.
hmmm. got a 91 cylinder?

Jim
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Thanks all for the support concerning Nick, we miss him more than I had anticipated.

I have the Saito 125-a in the PSP with a new Xoar 15 x 8, at 31 degrees-f this AM I don't think I'll run it today. I hope that is not too wimpy.
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I had at least four 91 engines that are now a lump of slag melted metal buried in a hole with the rest of my collection out in the field. Our engines don't hold up well in a fire.
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LOL man you are hard on engines LOL I am still on that kick about trying a 100 valve in a 91's intake.

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Hey guys. Me again. I have a Saito 125 glow in my H9 christen eagle. Damn thing turns hard right on the take-off run before I can get airborne. It's an absolute handful to get off the ground but once in the air an absolute delight and wonderful to land. SWould it be safe to assume the thrust angle might be a little off? I've never had a problem with any of my planes and this is my first eagle/saito combination.
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Slider, what prop are you running?

I would say you have more of a problem with throttle control than anything.

You will get a lot of torque effects, (although to be honest most pull to the left) and you need to compensate until you have enough speed over the tail to ensure adequate control authority. Putting in full throttle too quickly will usually aim it for the weeds before you have that.

Another issue would be if you try to hold the tail down to give the tailwheel some bite. Things tend to degrade pretty quickly as it will launch before you have enough airspeed.

Ask how I know this.........

A vast majority of my craft have conventional gear, (far too many now to count) and luckily I fly almost exclusively from grass so have some forgiveness. Hardpack or asphalt no so much.

This Pitts Python is on the build table right now and also pulled behind a Saito 125. Currently one of over a half dozen of that engine in the fleet.

ps. Check your main gear. One wheel dragging can cause your problem, as well, One cure I found that helps conventional ground handling is a bit ot toe-in.



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Old 02-21-2023, 01:12 AM
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turning an APC 15x8.
I’m aware of torque factors mostly causing planes to turn left.
and I definite don’t prolong holding the tail down…..almost lost my 85inch EF slick doing that.!!!
I think throttle and rudder control are my problems. I’ve increased rudder throw and will try that next test day.
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Originally Posted by Slider23
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turning an APC 15x8.
Iím aware of torque factors mostly causing planes to turn left.
and I definite donít prolong holding the tail downÖ..almost lost my 85inch EF slick doing that.!!!
I think throttle and rudder control are my problems. Iíve increased rudder throw and will try that next test day.
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True, Taildraggers turn left from the "P factor" and some require a considerable dose of right rudder to compensate until the tail raises. The higher the angle of attack the higher the P factor.

I agree with Cougar, check your landing gear.
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TV trivia; I was charged for "an interstellar flite without filing a flight plain". who am I?
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ARC (Almost ready to cover)
ARF (Almost ready to fly)
ALF (Almost learned to fly)
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You forgot CAR (Crashed And Re-kitted)
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
You forgot CAR (Crashed And Re-kitted)
Yeah, but you have to actually fly to make that happen; something I'm going to make a point of doing more of this season. I burned less than 3 gallons of fuel last year......shameful.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yeah, but you have to actually fly to make that happen; something I'm going to make a point of doing more of this season. I burned less than 3 gallons of fuel last year......shameful.
3 whole gals?! You got me beat by a mile! I am planning on joining a club in a couple of months and start doing some actually flying.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
3 whole gals?! You got me beat by a mile! I am planning on joining a club in a couple of months and start doing some actually flying.
Right on brotha, I know circumstances have been tough for you the last few years too.
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Hi guys. Been awhile. I have had some life changing events happen and Iím just now starting to get back into flying. I hope to start give up my 2 cents worth, right or writ. Lol
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Acdii and Crunchy!!! Welcome back, we missed you.

The boys are back in town.

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"Alf"

no,
hint; he was also transporting 2 beautiful Blonds and a beautiful Asian, and an illegal drug.

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Hey you two Mikes, lets talk Saitos and have some fun.
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I just made a Saito related purchase. I discovered Horizon/Tower still had prop adapter kits in stock when you want to add an aluminum spinner to a Saito powered aircraft. I bought 3 of 7 X 1mm and 1 of the 8 X 1.25mm adapters. Thought I would get them while I still could. It seems like every time I buy a spinner the adapter is separate. I needed a roll of Oratex silver for my current project so....
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Iím still trying to get out and fly. The Wes here is not cooperating yet, but soon.

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