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Old 05-10-2024, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
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...... Or... use an FA-125 and gained some speed over the FG-21


The FA-62 should pull that 12X8 just fine. Then again the FA-72 is a viable option.


Congrats on the FA-115
Thanks, Gary. Lucky to get one that nice at that price.

The 62 is a ripping *****, I like to run them at 12k plus in the air. I think a lot of folks have been persuaded to use the lower end of the performance range with the smaller Saitos, being convinced that they will float valves above 11K or some such nonsensical rhetoric. Keep in mind however, mine are in warbirds.

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Lonnie, didn't you buy that GP Shoestring 60 a while back? if so, are you ever going to fly it?
I did, and a very low time FA-115 to go with it. Can't wait to to get a chance to put that one together and take it for a spin. I have life things in the way currently, Jim. I'm am patient man, and have to be for now.

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Old 05-11-2024, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
I did, and a very low time FA-115 to go with it. Can't wait to to get a chance to put that one together and take it for a spin. I have life things in the way currently, Jim. I'm am patient man, and have to be for now.
LOL a 115: that will make it a monster LOL. I like monsters. I can't wait to hear about that.

Life Things: I know about Life Things. I should have posted this a month ago. it took 7 months of waiting for my appointment! but I finely saw a 2nd Eye surgeon. he didn't want to say if something is wrong with my eyes because, he found I have cataracts. yes-yes I saw the first surgeon twice (7 months apart), and she didn't check for cataracts, nice haa? (I want my Co-pays back from her) she wanted me to come back a 3rd time,,, no-p, this 2nd surgeon told me to get the cataracts fixed and he will see me again. I now have an appointment in Jun to see the cataract surgeon. this doctor is an Harvard graduate, and he is sopped to be the best. we will see (pun there), hopefully the cataracts are the only problem.

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Old 05-14-2024, 09:40 AM
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Dave and Lonnie
Your screws for the PSP test stand were just sent at the post office. The heads of them were turned down to .320 ". I did test a couple in mine. The heads stick up about .030" above the mounting bars. I think the original PSP screws were faced off a bit to be flush. I didn't notice that until I tested them but they will function fine. When I made a batch I wrote a very simple program to turn them down in the CNC Lathe during my lunch break. The machine kicked out 20 screws in about 15 minutes. If I would have had more time, I would have had it chamfer the top edge. Instead to do it fast I just touched them with a file while they were still in the collet. I hope they work good for you guys.
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Jim, I hope it's just cataract. If it is your going to be amazed at the improvement in your vision. I know several people that had them removed, they still needed glasses of course, but they were super happy with the results.

Back to the Shoestring, a 115 will not severely overpower it like one may think. Many run OS 91 FX's in that plane. The first one I ever saw was at a flyin, had a 91 FX with a mousse can muffler on it, and I went goo goo over it. The guy saw I was enthralled and invited me out to the flight line to watch him fly it. He was a really good flyer, I had seen him fly before, and he had gone through just about every aerobatic maneuver when I asked, "How does it knife edge?". Then those infamous words left his mouth, "Oh yeah, watch this!". He came out of the knife edge inverted, gave it a heavy dose of up elevator and SPLAT, instantly re-kitted it in the middle of the runway! I felt terrible for asking about knife edging it and apologized for distracting him. He promptly replied, "Did you build the plane? Were you on the pit crew, or were you flying it?". All I could say was, "Well, no". "Then you did nothing wrong, right?", he said. Still I felt about three feet tall. He had flown that plane for 15 some odd years without incident.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get close to the performance he had with his setup. Perhaps similar to a Midget Mustang/115 like "Rudolf Hart's". Maybe he'll see this post and rejoin the group.

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Originally Posted by modeltronics
Dave and Lonnie
Your screws for the PSP test stand were just sent at the post office. The heads of them were turned down to .320 ". I did test a couple in mine. The heads stick up about .030" above the mounting bars. I think the original PSP screws were faced off a bit to be flush. I didn't notice that until I tested them but they will function fine. When I made a batch I wrote a very simple program to turn them down in the CNC Lathe during my lunch break. The machine kicked out 20 screws in about 15 minutes. If I would have had more time, I would have had it chamfer the top edge. Instead to do it fast I just touched them with a file while they were still in the collet. I hope they work good for you guys.
Thanks, Pete. Very thoughtful of you to do such a thing.
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I had my cataracts removed back in 2019, they did the eyes 1 to 2 weeks a part. Best thing I ever did!
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thanks for the good words guys! I have talked to a few people, and it all sounds good. I can tell about every 2 days my eyes are getting worse. I'm starting to bump things more and more. but I have 3 granddaughters so I am looking forward to it.

Lonnie, as for that old 91fx in that Shoestring, if he put a bigger heli carb on it he could have picked up another 1500 to 2000RPM from it LOL, just a thought LOL.
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Default Fourstroke Calmato second flight.

The second flight of the fourstroke Saito 62 powered Calmato.









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Nice one, Aidan. Your vids allow me to fly vicariously.

Is most of the flight at WOT?

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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Nice one, Aidan. Your vids allow me to fly vicariously.

Is most of the flight at WOT?
Thanks Lonnie for your kind words. No, i hardly never fly at WOT. Most of this flight was at 60 to 70 percent throttle. I was never into big speed when flying rc planes. I just like them to look as realistic as possible when they are up there. Regards Aidan
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
Dave and Lonnie
Your screws for the PSP test stand were just sent at the post office. The heads of them were turned down to .320 ". I did test a couple in mine. The heads stick up about .030" above the mounting bars. I think the original PSP screws were faced off a bit to be flush. I didn't notice that until I tested them but they will function fine. When I made a batch I wrote a very simple program to turn them down in the CNC Lathe during my lunch break. The machine kicked out 20 screws in about 15 minutes. If I would have had more time, I would have had it chamfer the top edge. Instead to do it fast I just touched them with a file while they were still in the collet. I hope they work good for you guys.
Many thanks Pete, they arrived while I was in Missouri fishing, they are perfect.

My 13.5" crappie, no 14" this year.

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No problem Dave. I have some extras if someone needs.

You look like you had a great time
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guys? anyone buy/order from AliExpress?

thanks!
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guys? anyone buy/order from AliExpress?

thanks!
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Yes, totally legit, but don't count on delivery estimations. Your risk with a credit card......order with PP G&S when they offer it.
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Yea, I get some pushrods and wire stuff from them periodically. Shipping takes like 2 to 3 weeks but never had an issue. That said, I had Callie Graphics send an envelope US mail that took over 3 weeks to get here so there's that.
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Yea, I get some pushrods and wire stuff from them periodically. Shipping takes like 2 to 3 weeks but never had an issue. That said, I had Callie Graphics send an envelope US mail that took over 3 weeks to get here so there's that.
She often becomes backlogged. The price you pay for excellence.
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I usually have custom work done by Callie so I always ask for an ETA. She is really good at her estimates. She did the graphics for the Pink N Poke and she just did Calvin and Hobbes graphics for the a plane I'm working on.
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Do tell, Mike. Whatcha work'n on now?
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Ok it's a Carl Goldberg Tiger 2 in orange and white powered by a Saito .56! The forward half being white with a crouching Hobbes on each side. The wing will have a leading edge of orange and white covering everything else. Hobbes will be on the top at each wingtip and Calvin will be on the bottom. The top of the wing will read Hobbes Rules! and on the bottom Calvin Drools! The traditional Tiger 2 will be on each side of the vertical fin.


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That looks like fun! Who's doing the graphics, Callie's?
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
That looks like fun! Who's doing the graphics, Callie's?
Callie has already finished them, she is my go to person for graphics. I found a guy online to 3D print this cartoon. I'll cut Hobbes to the required height and use a heat gun to soften his arms so I can bend them. I'll wait to paint him after I have the size I need. If I decide he needs a co-pilot I can always use Calvin.

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I forgot to mention the airframe was a rescue. Les my 85 year old flying buddy had liquidated an R/C estate a few years back.. The Tiger was going to be pitched in the trash due to hanger rash missing parts and no plans. The original workmanship was great and I decided it deserved to fly one day. What I got was the fuselage minus tail feathers and tank mount, nose wheel, and canopy, plus the wing with gear wires but minus wingtips and ailerons. I find the plans and managed to find to correct canopy the rest I can supply.
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thanks guys! I need to buy a Walbro, and I do not want a copy, Ali says they can git the one I need.

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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Yes, totally legit, but don't count on delivery estimations. Your risk with a credit card......order with PP G&S when they offer it.
LOL Lonnie, thanks for the info! but I have a little problem. LOL I know what PP is, but what is G&S

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