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Old 06-04-2017, 04:25 AM
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The design is for a slip fit...not tight, not loose.
Should anyone ever encounter a loose fit, or if you goo too far while loosening the fit within the phenolic tube, a coat of spray paint on the tube will make the fit slightly tighter....a thin coat is best.
Old 06-04-2017, 07:21 PM
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The long tube on mine is the same as yours. I found the Tube in the Fuselage has a bit of a sway back in it. If you look through the tube in the fuse, it looks to be bent in the middle. of the fuse. I sanded the aluminum tube with 400 grit wet or dry then 2000 grit and polished it so it looks like chrome I can get it in, but I almost always need another guy to help me get it out.I have waxed it to help a bit. but you need to wax it almost every time you take it out.

As for the nose cone attachment. I drilled the cone and counter sunk flat head 1/4 inch # 0 Phillips head screws every 2 inches all around it. Full scale has all manor of screws and fasteners on the outside. I think they look just fine and are easy to get to. I put the original 440 screws in backward and use them as alignment pins. The cone is held on with all those little screws.KISS principle....I did this 3 years ago and works great. If I remember tomorrow, I will take a picture and post it.
Old 06-05-2017, 06:57 AM
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Harley and Terry, Thanks for the information on the nose cone. I will definitely be looking at doing a mod for easy maintenance. I do like the way my SkyMaster 1/5 Cougar has a turn and pull nose cone.

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueBus320 View Post
Almost done ��
Here's a before & after of my glassed & painted deck.
Jay
Jay, any video of yours flying?

Carlos...
Old 06-05-2017, 08:03 AM
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I'm all done, balanced & ready. Went turbine flying for the 1st time this season yesterday, but decided to maiden my turbine foamy instead of the KC because it was easier to transport. Next time it will be the KC, & I'll post it here.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:56 PM
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Here are the Pictures of my nose cone attachment screws. the funny looking splotch in two of them is the reflection of my cell phone in the paint, as I took the photos inside the van. Forgot to take any at the field when I had it out.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Terry Holston View Post
Here are the Pictures of my nose cone attachment screws. the funny looking splotch in two of them is the reflection of my cell phone in the paint, as I took the photos inside the van. Forgot to take any at the field when I had it out.

Looks good. Will be looking forward to the video.

Thanks,

Carlos...
Old 06-06-2017, 04:07 AM
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Go to my Facebook page there is a Video there.
Old 06-07-2017, 11:28 PM
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Well I just picked up a Kingcat today!! Have seen it fly previously a few times and the builder is very good and a friend of mine so no hesitation to buy it when the offer was made. M140 is going in this one. Can't wait to get it airborne. Previous owner also made it easy to remove the nose cone to access batteries etc. I've attached some photos of how he did it on this model. Nice and simple and easy to attach/remove

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Old 06-08-2017, 09:16 AM
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Very interesting how folks think up ways to come up with a solution to a problem. Nice! Thank you for sharing.

Carlos...
Old 07-11-2017, 07:57 AM
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Got my maiden done about a week ago. Flies awesome! Has anyone tried opposing rudders in or out for additional drag on landing?
Old 07-11-2017, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
I've got LGM's old King Cat. The more I fly this plane the more I like it. Incredible flight envelope and tough - only downside is the stupid flex plates. Good idea but wrong execution. If I have my way, the airframe will end its life with me. 😎

LOL and yet funny how the circle goes. I have bought my old kingcat back from Paul again hahaha
Old 07-11-2017, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix View Post
LOL and yet funny how the circle goes. I have bought my old kingcat back from Paul again hahaha
That's funny!! I flew mine over the weekend and had two great landings and on the third landing the wind shifted and I landed downwind... elevator did not take and I hit the nosewheel first, bounced to a knife edge at 5 feet and recovered! I could not believe it. It pounded in from there and did not damage a thing. She's tough.... the Dream works gear probably helped some but I was expecting at least flex plate damage and there was none. Very happy so far.
Old 07-11-2017, 08:47 AM
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Hi All

Your best friend to settle the King Cat down on landing is 3/4" crow. You might have to fiddle with your airlon linkage so it works fine but that would help to eliminate any float / bounce.

Behzad
Old 07-11-2017, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DUCMOZ View Post
Hi All

Your best friend to settle the King Cat down on landing is 3/4" crow. You might have to fiddle with your airlon linkage so it works fine but that would help to eliminate any float / bounce.

Behzad
thanks, I have crow set now, but only about 1/4". I'll go heavier, but having each rudder tow in like an F-18 seems like it may help also if you are limited on flap deflection. I'm curious if anyone has tried it.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:46 AM
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How are those landings doing gentlemen?
Old 10-20-2017, 04:23 PM
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I miss my old kingcats sometimes.. but I get to Watch Terry flying them..and I get to fly them every now and again

FWIW.. hundreds of flights.. CG was 1/4 inch behind the hole on the booms.. 1/2 inch Crow.. flaps at 45 deg.. just have to be patient and hold it off until the mains touch first..

FWIW..If the nose ever touches first or really flat, just raise it up, level it and land it again.. If it bounces, go around...

I also used crow on takeoff because it rotated easier, and the butt didn't lift as bad
Old 10-20-2017, 09:17 PM
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Bouncing a KingCat on landing means you're too fast. The tail raising up on takeoff means you waited WAY too long to rotate. If you've ever seen Kent Nogy do a demo with a KingCat, you know how slowly it can fly. It's a fantastic airplane.
Old 10-27-2017, 10:11 PM
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I finally got around to doing the first flights on my KingCat I picked up back in July and am so pleased with how it flies.

Iíve got a M140 on the back which is more than enough power! In fact I was cruising around most of the flights at half throttle. 7 minute flights with about 40% fuel remaining on each flight.

Managed to get 4 flights in total today. Slow flight is a non event. Running crow with full flaps slowed it nicely. As I didnít have much (none) of a headwind today I found I was able to pull back to idle during my turn onto final and just hold it off until it settled. I have airspeed telemetry setup on my DS16 and found I could have it at about 100kph down wind, dropping to 80kph in the turns and landing in the high 60kph range. Just got to hold the nose up as mentioned in an earlier post.

Anyway Iím really pleased with how it flies, itís a weapon with the 140 and look forward to really wringing it out as I put more flights on it. Also got to see my mates new Odyssey Jet, have to say it is a really nice model!

Cheers

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Old 10-28-2017, 09:34 AM
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Nice Jeremy, They are great flying planes. It is the one aircraft you always here Folks regret selling. ENJOY!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:04 PM
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Must be a good plane, threads been going since 2013
Old 11-09-2017, 09:47 PM
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Can someone tell me what is a good equivalent to the recommended servo arms in the manual (JRPA215). Can be metal or nylon. Thanks.

Patrick
Old 11-10-2017, 09:31 AM
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Hi Patrick

You can use any 1" arm. i built mine a long ago and used the heavy Duty JR arms and they are fine if they don't get bumped.

Behzad
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Cheers!
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Old 06-09-2021, 02:17 PM
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Still one of the best jets i have and have flown. The only drawback is that the down trust on the turbine burns the grass at the grass fields and some clubs with grass fields don't allow them.
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