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Old 04-18-2015, 08:21 AM
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:43 AM
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George,
Here's the link to the web sight with all the parts and manual for the 1/5 scale Waco.
http://mrdhud.wix.com/classicair#!

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:30 AM
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Is anybody experiencing RCU running slow real slow?
Old 04-19-2015, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mrdhud View Post
Is anybody experiencing RCU running slow real slow?
I have never seen it any other way, but it is even slower than the usual slow today.
Old 04-19-2015, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mrdhud View Post
Is anybody experiencing RCU running slow real slow?
Yes Dan...I have found it to be really slow last few weeks.
Old 04-19-2015, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rc_wings View Post
Yes Dan...I have found it to be really slow last few weeks.
Agreed. Seems to be worse when trying to view the last page of long threads like this one. Faster if you view the first page. Must be pretty inefficient code when it comes to multiple page threads, so if the server is loaded down, it really shows here.
Old 04-19-2015, 04:14 PM
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Well guys.Was at our local flying club, (we meet every weekend to solve the worlds problems) and they were lining stuff up for next weeks community yard sale. In amongst some pics was a framed painting of a Waco 10 on final over a snow covered scene. Seems to be an enlarged reproduction cover from "Almost Home" from Nixon Galloway:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=VbQ...lloway&f=false

Very nice and already hung on my office wall above the desk.

ps. If you check the link you will have to zip up to the top to see the pic.

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Old 04-19-2015, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mrdhud View Post
Is anybody experiencing RCU running slow real slow?
Dan,
I tried to get a thread going on the "problems on being slow" but no one except myself & Steve G. responded, was talking to Ibobi a(moderator from the West Coast)
but nobody else wanted to put their 2 cents in this was early in the month, so I don't know if he closed the thread or not
Old 04-19-2015, 07:58 PM
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Well, at least I know it's not just me having problems I hope it's something that can be corrected
Old 04-20-2015, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mrdhud View Post
Is anybody experiencing RCU running slow real slow?
Dan, daily
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:51 PM
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Gentleman,
those of you using gas engines on the 1/5th Waco,what brand and what size tanks are being used?
Old 04-20-2015, 07:05 PM
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Hi Guys:

Can someone help me with making wing fillets for the 1/6 scale Waco. I have never made any, so I'm not sure what is the best way. Thanks much.

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:22 PM
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Flyrc67,
for starters I would go to the index on page 1 scroll dn to wing fairings or fillets you may get some ideas there
Old 04-20-2015, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ctflyboy View Post
Gentleman,
those of you using gas engines on the 1/5th Waco,what brand and what size tanks are being used?
George,
I used a 16 oz tank in mine and never use more then half per flight
Old 04-21-2015, 05:12 PM
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Guys, does this qualify me for this fine brotherhood? 1/4 scale, scratch built from a set of pica plans. Power is going to be an RCGF 60. In the covering stages right now. Lots of info was gathered from this thread during the build. Excellent resource.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:37 AM
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Welcome to the Brotherhood

Lets welcome ela1967 to the Brotherhood you will be Brother # 257

Old 04-22-2015, 04:49 AM
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One of the very very experienced guys at our club did the maiden on my Great Planes Waco yesterday. He was really very impressed with it. He has built three from kits and said mine flew better than any of his did. All went really well until landing. When he went to flare it, he found that he did not have enough elevator travel, so it hit down pretty hard (rolled out OK, but the hit was stout). It knocked the belly fairing off where it covers the landing gear (just epoxied on, and I should have removed the paint where it was glued because it just took the paint off of the gear where it was glued).

The bad news was that apparently the hit was hard enough that on one side of the fuselage the balsa crunched and now it needs repair. He told me to bring it over and leave it with him and "it will be magically repaired". This guy has been building airplanes from kits and plans for about 60 years, so I trust him. I would like to see how he approaches the repair though so I can learn too.... this won't be the last time a plane of mine will need repairs, I'm sure.

The plane was gorgeous though, both on the ground and in the air. He did some aerobatics with it, including several hammerhead turns (which he said the Waco airframe really loves). I was impressed at how real (scale) it looks up there in all its movements. Mine has an O.S. FS-120 4 stroke pumper on it, and it sounded as good as it looked. Next time she goes up, we'll do the buddy box thing.

BTW, I don't think I have a Brotherhood number.... may I have one please?
Old 04-22-2015, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by michaelnel View Post
One of the very very experienced guys at our club did the maiden on my Great Planes Waco yesterday. He was really very impressed with it. He has built three from kits and said mine flew better than any of his did. All went really well until landing. When he went to flare it, he found that he did not have enough elevator travel, so it hit down pretty hard (rolled out OK, but the hit was stout). It knocked the belly fairing off where it covers the landing gear (just epoxied on, and I should have removed the paint where it was glued because it just took the paint off of the gear where it was glued).

The bad news was that apparently the hit was hard enough that on one side of the fuselage the balsa crunched and now it needs repair. He told me to bring it over and leave it with him and "it will be magically repaired". This guy has been building airplanes from kits and plans for about 60 years, so I trust him. I would like to see how he approaches the repair though so I can learn too.... this won't be the last time a plane of mine will need repairs, I'm sure.

The plane was gorgeous though, both on the ground and in the air. He did some aerobatics with it, including several hammerhead turns (which he said the Waco airframe really loves). I was impressed at how real (scale) it looks up there in all its movements. Mine has an O.S. FS-120 4 stroke pumper on it, and it sounded as good as it looked. Next time she goes up, we'll do the buddy box thing.

BTW, I don't think I have a Brotherhood number.... may I have one please?
Sorry to hear about that hard landing been there myself. Speaking for myself the Waco is one of my most challenging to land I have learned I have to fly it in with power all the way to the ground. I’m sure you will get her repaired and flying again soon.
Old 04-22-2015, 07:50 AM
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Welcome to the Brotherhood

Lets welcome michaelnel to the Brotherhood you will be Brother # 258

Old 04-22-2015, 05:47 PM
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I may be exiting from RCU due to some suspensions. In over 13 years here, I have had no problems. All buys, sells good, although there have not been a great number of them. Now some unidentified person sends me a notice so that when I check My Market that I am suspended per email message sent. Never got one, and don't know why.Whatever the reason, this site is poorly managed and run. If this issue is not cleared up in a day or so, I am gone.

Don't get me wrong. The group members here are great and I have gotten lots of good information here. Really enjoy the posts. But I am just not going to put up with RCU bull****.

Mike Hopkins

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Old 04-23-2015, 03:48 AM
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George, I planted a Rotofloe 20oz.in my G.P. waco with a DLE 35

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Old 04-26-2015, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ctflyboy View Post
Gentleman,
those of you using gas engines on the 1/5th Waco,what brand and what size tanks are being used?
Mine is still in the building stages but I have set the firewall mounting up for a DLE 30 and a 14 oz tank. I think that should fly pretty nice.
Old 04-27-2015, 11:39 AM
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Good news the big brown truck dropped off a big box full of tee shirts. Bill I will brins yours to Top Gun any one else going to attend Top Gun let me know and I will bring yours to. I will start getting the rest in the mail ASAP.
Old 04-27-2015, 01:33 PM
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well done Dan


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Old 04-27-2015, 02:33 PM
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Dan:

Thanks again for all of your efforts on these tee shirts, I really appreciate it and am looking forward to getting mine.

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