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Old 01-14-2020, 05:39 PM
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Hi Guys.
What are you using for control throws? I am particularly interested in the elevator throw. The instructions call for 5/8" up and down elevator for high rates and that just does not seem like much.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:16 PM
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I normally set up to 1 inch, or max throw, and then use 25% Expo so I get the feel of it on the stick. Rarely use the full range in flight but in the case of the Hellcat having extra up to help taxi is good. On the rudder you want max throw, you will use that for sure.
Old 01-15-2020, 02:35 AM
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Thanks Chris. I noticed the Ziroli Hellcat calls for 1" of elevator also. I think I will start there.
thanks for the reply!
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:10 AM
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Nearly doubling the elevator throw is not a good plan. Top Flite does a good job with balance and throw calculations. I highly recommend you stick the the manual!
Old 01-15-2020, 10:23 AM
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I set mine up with all throws as specified by Top Flite. I’ve only had one flight last fall and used low rates on the ailerons and elevator with high rates on rudder. Flew very smoothly and made a beautiful wheel landing. Warbirds can stall/spin easily with too much throw. If your balance is good, recommended throws (with expo) will work fine.
Old 01-15-2020, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys!
Old 01-18-2020, 01:17 AM
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Anyone found any good paint matches for the monokote? Preferably enamels.
Old 01-18-2020, 12:49 PM
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For the Blue, the Tamiya is pretty close. For the medium blue, What Home Depot mixed up for me is an exact match. You could use the numbers on the can to have some made.
Old 01-18-2020, 12:51 PM
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Did anyone cut a hole in the firewall to give the carb more air? It looks like there is only about 3/8" from the firewall to the back of the carb.
Old 01-18-2020, 01:34 PM
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As long as there is enough room for the choke plate to open, the engine will get enough air.
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Ok thanks. Plenty of clearance for the choke plate.

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Old 01-18-2020, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for posting the paint info, Woody!
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