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Old 04-25-2008, 07:03 PM
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OK, mine is at 3 1/2" back from the L E at the root. You could go back a little further. Then it would be more scale as it snaps at stall!
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:18 PM
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On a flat aproach with some power I am all the way back on the elevator at touchdown, no flaps. At altitude turning tightly it will snap quite hard and spin with a massive loss of altitude. I never have keeped the spin going. That is so scary that I have only gone there twice, just to see what it would do. I am happy with the C.G. were it is. If it works don't fix it. Close to 200 flights and over 16 years.
Old 05-08-2008, 04:32 PM
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I have the opportunity to get a Royal Spitfire kit for a good price. I have built the Pica 1/6 Spitfire and liked the way it flies. I have never seen the Royal version of this plane. The only Royal kit that I built was the FW-190. Has anyone had experience with this model? How accurate is this plane?
Old 05-08-2008, 05:15 PM
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Tom, I have looked through the Royal Spitfire kit and it is very much a sport scale design. It is probably about as accurate as the Top Flite kit. My .02 cents anyway.

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Old 05-08-2008, 06:32 PM
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Thanks Chad,

I am looking for a fairly accurate 1/6 scale Spitfire, either from plans or kit. The only kit that I see in this scale is the TP kit. What plans would you recommend in this scale to be the most accurate?
Old 05-08-2008, 07:23 PM
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I have a Pitt special that is absolutely beautiful. According to one our club members it has a very rare pressure formed cowl. It has an OS 91 four stroke swinging a zinger 14x6 prop. Unfortunately I am moving and need to sell it. =( I have not flown it yet and to be honest, I am a little scared to! I would hate to crash such a piece of art! Anyways, If anyone is interested shoot me an email at [email protected]
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:32 AM
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Wow Jordan, very nice! I hope someone can give you fair value. Kestrel; I agree with Chad, the Royal Spit isn't particularly scale. I am not an expert, but Brian Taylor (go to Bob Holman) has a better one, and Yellow Aircraft makes a good late version in larger scale. Check Dave Platt too I can't remember..but maybe he has a good one. I'd leave that particular Royal to the collectors. There seems to be a range of scale quality amongst Royal designs. Good Luck!
Old 05-20-2008, 11:28 AM
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How accurate to scale is the Royal Ki-43 Oscar? What needs to be changed? Thanks Rich
Old 05-22-2008, 10:04 AM
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Hello ,

here the video link for the Zero fighter's flights made few days ago , the last flight with the silver spinner is with a three blades 12/6 prop more difficult to fly but more realistic sound & speed ,

when your Zero will be ready for flight ?

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=4CSv8-sj79c

if people are interested I can do more video ,

I loose the openning middle cockpit, and one wheel on the first flight ,( not show on this video ), these are the 2nd , 3rd and 4th flights it was near Paris / France

Marutaka / Royal are good kits. , if you know someone ( a paint artist ) that can paint my 1/9 scale Japanese pilot from Hangar 9 , I will appreciate to have his contact.

Dan
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:49 AM
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Baldeagle, I think many like the Oscar kit from Royal. You'll probably here from people that know about that one better than I. I like it from what I have seen on magazine covers going back 30 years.

Stick08; thanks for the video. I'd go for different music, because the plane was a mortal enemy of ours. But, it flies great! I am afraid to fly mine, but it will happen eventually. Thin air in Colorado with high wing loadings is dangerous. Thanks for your contribution here!
Old 05-23-2008, 02:51 AM
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Hi,

here the video 2 with the landing , on the first video I didnt realize that after cuting I take out the landing ! the file was too big and I have to make it smaller.

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=GvVHN_Gcgdo&feature=user,

ReaperGrim I watch again your video on you tube both flying & construction of the Corsair , we appreciate it very much I said "we" as my wife too ! the video construction is a must and the music is very Zen.

my next construction project based on a old kato/ royal plan will be the KI-61 Wing span 65 " , and the Cessna citation frm Marutaka kit converted to electric see above the video of this nice plane in Australia :

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723870

enjoy flying ,
Dan
Old 05-23-2008, 03:46 AM
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Sava, Stick08; I, like you, enjoyed Reapergrim's flight of his classic Corsair. I was happy to see that. You made a pretty darn nice landing on rough grass yourself. You should pat yourself on the back! Reapergrim's (Luke) Corsair is undoubtedly one of the best, and it sure was nice to see that terrific example of a Royal .60 version fly. Keep up the good work! Most importantly, have fun. - Eric

Again; thanks to all making this a worthwhile thread, always interesting to see these old Royals!

Edit: Boy, watching that video of the Citation (one of the best model videos I've seen), is impressive. Funny to realize it is one of these old Royal/Marutaka kits. I like the running lights on it! Really makes it look like the real thing, along with good smooth flying! Good job (to the Australian's model)!
Old 05-23-2008, 08:04 AM
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The Citation is awsome. I don't own any elec planes but that video makes me want too.
In the 70 and 80s the Royal kits were the cream of the crop, Good part fit excelent wood good plans. instructions were a little short. I built the FW190 flew it for about 20 years, Built the C47 still have it and a Victor twin < Rip >.
Old 05-23-2008, 09:42 AM
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Hi,

because you like it you win a second video this time you have the sound of the engine ( no music )


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828319

Dan
Old 05-24-2008, 12:45 AM
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Dan, Love your Zero, I noticed how it just kept floating as you were landing. I’m the one with the 1/8 Royal Corsair video’s on YouTube that you and your wife watched! I’m getting very close to finishing the basic construction of my 1/6 Royal Corsair, it will have many improvements over the stock Royal Corsair but it’s still a Royal! Here is how it looks now including a picture of the mold I made for the cowl.

Luke
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:19 AM
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Thanks for sharing that with everyone here Luke! The cowl came out really nice; quality looking mold too. I like how you did your sliding canopy, first rate as always. You can see how well the taper came out toward your tips in the one picture. Nice to see how it potentially could come out. Do you think I am nuts to try 3/32 balsa for much of the skinning (with lots of stringers)? I would use thicker where it is troublesome in places. It is Ok to fail daring boldly, in my thought (I am doing a 1/6th Royal Corsair also for those unaware).

I think the link to Luke's classic .60 Corsair video is on this thread, for those interested. If I am mistaken, perhaps he will post it for us.
Old 05-24-2008, 05:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: Baldeagle
I built the FW190 flew it for about 20 years, Built the C47 still have it and a Victor twin < Rip >.
20 Years! I am impressed! How many flights on the 190?
The C-47 is no slouch ether to keep alive a long time.
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Dial the FW 190 was my weekend flyier, It had a Webra 60 and B&d mechanical retracts. I must had 250 or so flights. Lost it due to a bad switch. The C47 only had 2 flights and had a motor quit both times. I had fox 40 s one with a counter rotating motor. I put it up till I could get more reliable motors. I got into building 1/5 worbirds and never got two motors . one of these day. I guess. Rich
Old 05-26-2008, 04:00 AM
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Hi,

here the video link for the yesterday's flight with this Zero fighter, I like to fly w/ three blades prop more realistic sound & speed

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=nbfeWUodxhU&feature=user

the old picture were not digital only recently scaned , it's the same plane paint in grey and now repainted metalic .

dan



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Old 05-26-2008, 04:39 AM
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HI,

on this video she flies very weel except it was not a good idea to make the lenght of the struts scale to the original ( 3 cm longer than the other zero on same thread ) and the distance between the struts are 9 cm more ( 50 cm instead of 41 on the Marutaka's plan ) you will not see on the video that take off was ok maybe I was lucky this day ( we have cross winf 85 % fo the time ) , but I crashed three times on take off after the plane bank 85 deg left side ( with the wind ) just after taking off , speed is not the cause, the other old Zero ( the silver one ) never did this even with strong cross wind ).

So my idea is that for the cross wind its more easy to lift the right wing when the Zero is higher on his gears , what you think , ? should I put more right thrust ( over the 3 deg from the plan ? )

it will be repaired this week , its always broke at the same place ( behind engine mounts ) and because Marutaka are good kit and it is glassed all the rest is intact.

awaiting comments from experts .

thank's and sorry for my school english ( it was long time ago... )

Dan
Old 05-28-2008, 06:54 PM
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Dan you might try a smaller prop with more pitch. Tork might be a problem too. Is this Zero lighter than the silver one? Rich
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I wanted to post a picture of my latest project here, but it is not a Royal kit. So here is a pic of both my highly modified (in progress) Kyosho P-51 and my venerable Royal P-38.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:27 PM
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Hello Rich,

just have seen today your post , the Green Zero is about 150 gr more than the silver one its weigh 3.450 gr, yesterday I flew the silver one with my new 2.4 JR radio 2.4 ghz and found out that the best 3 prop is the master airscrew 11x7. , so I will try this prop on the new Zero.
I think also that my Os 48 surpass as much less power than the Magnum 52 FS ( about 500 /700 more rpm) and this is the reason this Zero stall on take off .

thank's for your help,

dan
Old 06-11-2008, 07:56 AM
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Dan I am glad you found the problem. I generally over power my planes. Then throtal back after it is flying. We fly at 6500 ft elev.
Old 06-11-2008, 10:06 AM
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very nice picture, looks real

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