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Old 06-16-2021, 10:38 AM
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Any tips on throws and CG? Redoing the fuel lines and tanks, putting in new batteries, then itll be go time.
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John, I can't load my pics here, some pics of me setting the CG here https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=64

I just eyeballed the CG from the Zirolli plans,,

Throws? I just eyeball that stuff,, but I will say, I didn't give it enough aileron throw for the first flight,, I maxed that out ,, if I fly it Sunday I'll measure the throws and take some pics for you

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Old 06-16-2021, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me View Post
John, I can't load my pics here, some pics of me setting the CG here https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=64

I just eyeballed the CG from the Zirolli plans,,

Throws? I just eyeball that stuff,, but I will say, I didn't give it enough aileron throw for the first flight,, I maxed that out ,, if I fly it Sunday I'll measure the throws and take some pics for you
Thanks! I appreciate it, Id like to see a measurement if anyone has one.
do you have a youtube? Id love to see video!
Old 06-16-2021, 12:48 PM
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I get it,, just a lot of work to jig it back up one the Venessa rig,, no video of it fly I know of
Old 06-18-2021, 08:21 AM
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WOW, great thread full of beautiful models.
There's one thing that struck me looking through the beginningpages/original build posts was how wonderful the model looked in the raw, rubbed down primer/marked up stage: about post 170 - 180
The aircraft/model had very interesting patina, looked aged, really convincing IMO. We have one regularly airborne our local field, (I arranged a flight in it for wife on her 30th birthday) so I've studied it closely and it has more in common with those images than it does with all the others.
Thats no a criticism in anyway shape of form, beautiful models, just an insight for you scale modellers.
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That's the green tinted raw fiberglass showing through,, not really patina,, but it has that affect,, I agree,, it looks neat
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I did it! Maiden flight of my 101" Yellow Aircraft T-6

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Nice job,, I notice you had a bit of a cross wind too,,, that adds to the challenge,,, Congrats!!

What engine and prop combo there?,, that thing really came alive when you goosed it

I think I'm landing with a bit more flaps that you had there,, but we have a 900' runway,, makes landing a heavy easier
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me View Post
Nice job,, I notice you had a bit of a cross wind too,,, that adds to the challenge,,, Congrats!!

What engine and prop combo there?,, that thing really came alive when you goosed it

I think I'm landing with a bit more flaps that you had there,, but we have a 900' runway,, makes landing a heavy easier
Thanks, yes on the crosswind! It has a 70cc sachs on it, TON of power at WOT! That whole flight was at half throttle!

This field is only 300' long I believe, the paved section is 200'.

That was a half flap landing, next flight Ill get full flaps trimmed out and see if that helps, hope it does! Im still shaking a little. haha
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Built my YA AT6 texan over the lockdown last year, it took a while to wait for the weather gods and the wind gods to sort themselves out and allow me to fly her, on the small strips we have in the UK. She flies very nice on recommended c of g and throws engine is Zenoah 62 (i wanted a radial but i got made redundant at work) and robart electric retracts that have been a massive PIA to get to work reliably. I was surprised how little down trim was required with full flap and actually how slow she would fly with full flap ! i think i am gonna love this bird !

Old 08-02-2021, 08:20 AM
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Awesome! Im struggling with my sachs 4.2 engine on mine, just cant get it to transition worth a darn, if I move the throttle stick too fast.. I did at least put it on display


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Hope you get that sorted out,,,

Will be flying mine at the next couple weekend Warbird days locally..



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Looks great! Working on dialing in my landings, only 3 flights so far. I ordered a carb rebuild kit, see what that does whenever it arrives.
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First thing I always checked on those carbs was the dirt screen,,, they get clogged easy,,, easy item to check.. good luck
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me View Post
First thing I always checked on those carbs was the dirt screen,,, they get clogged easy,,, easy item to check.. good luck
Suppose I could check that in the meantime, engine idles perfect, full throttle is perfect, I can tune so midrange is perfect, but if you let it idle for 5 seconds and go to WOT really fast, itll bog bad, I cant tune that out of it
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finally over 10 posts so can now show you my bird, zenoah 62 ( was supposed to be a radial but covid killed my job) built during lockdown and she flies very nicely, had 6 flights so far and very surprised how slow she will fly with full flap.



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Originally Posted by L Smalley View Post
finally over 10 posts so can now show you my bird, zenoah 62 ( was supposed to be a radial but covid killed my job) built during lockdown and she flies very nicely, had 6 flights so far and very surprised how slow she will fly with full flap.


That looks great! Love the scheme!

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