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Forum: 3D Flying!
02-05-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,632
Posted By ahicks

So how do you account for a plane that can...

So how do you account for a plane that can accelerate out of a Hover? Clearly that's not requiring a lot of lift from the wing. Or a roller, where the plane is rolling on it's axis with a forward...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-04-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By ahicks

First 3 thoughts- Enough rudder area? Not...

First 3 thoughts-
Enough rudder area? Not enough servo throw? Servo too wimpy to move the rudder far enough to do any good?
Forum: Gas Engines
02-01-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ahicks

There is a pin in the ring groove that MUST be...

There is a pin in the ring groove that MUST be lined up with the gap in the ring when installing the piston in the cylinder. Pin is not unique to the DLE 20. EVERY 2 stroke engine I've ever had apart...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-26-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By ahicks

A .60 size sounds small for a 20cc gasser, but I...

A .60 size sounds small for a 20cc gasser, but I remember it as a pretty good size plane. If you'd like to track down the wing span, square inches, and weight (I looked but didn't find it right away)...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-26-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By ahicks

I'm not sure about the French oil standards, but...

I'm not sure about the French oil standards, but if they are the same as those found state side, you really don't need to do a thing for a year or 2. About any decent oil has a gas stabilizer and...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-26-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By ahicks

Nope. There is a simple mod to allow you to use...

Nope. There is a simple mod to allow you to use your setup with a singe flight pack battery if you're interested. No increase in performance or anything, it just saves the weight of the second...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-30-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By ahicks

My engine always ran good, though the early...

My engine always ran good, though the early muffler design sucked. There was nothing to keep it from collapsing causing the mounting screws to loosen. Second version of the muffler is what I feel...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-29-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By ahicks

Yes, DLE carb my thought as well. Inexpensive and...

Yes, DLE carb my thought as well. Inexpensive and easy to get from quite a few sources.
Forum: Gas Engines
12-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By ahicks

Just me, but if I were faced with a carb rebuild,...

Just me, but if I were faced with a carb rebuild, I'd be pretty tempted to get a whole new carb here. They aren't that expensive, and it would get rid of that SYSSA designed choke, which I didn't...
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-20-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By ahicks

Agree on the lift, there will be some, but IMHO,...

Agree on the lift, there will be some, but IMHO, how much is going to depend on it's angle of attack, especially as compared to the rest of the plane. Figuring the CG might be tricky. At take off...
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-19-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,521
Posted By ahicks

How would an "angle of attack" sensor compare to...

How would an "angle of attack" sensor compare to a stall sensor used on full scale aircraft?

I get how the stall sensor in light planes (full scale) are built into the leading edges and do their...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-15-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By ahicks

And speaking of chokes, there's an outside chance...

And speaking of chokes, there's an outside chance that the choke plate isn't centered in the barrel properly. Can happen right from new, or it's not unheard of for the single screw that hold it in...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-14-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By ahicks

Are you sure it's fuel and not spark causing your...

Are you sure it's fuel and not spark causing your issue? What happens when you prime it?
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By ahicks

I agree VV is good people, maybe the best. Pretty...

I agree VV is good people, maybe the best. Pretty sure though, that most that have that 10cc RCGF will agree it's a dud. Very few owners are talking it up. If you talk with Tom at VV, I think he'd...
Forum: 3D Flying!
12-10-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By ahicks

First, welcome to the forum! I have no...

First, welcome to the forum!

I have no experience with your particular plane, but I feel safe in sharing the fact that once past your maiden, where you CG is at, or needs to be, is up to you and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-06-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ahicks

Either way would work fine. As far as...

Either way would work fine.

As far as fastening the reinforcement to the firewall is concerned, you could use several short sheet metal screws as long as they were not installed too close to the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-05-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ahicks

Bending a piece of aluminum sheet metal is pretty...

Bending a piece of aluminum sheet metal is pretty easy if you try. So is cutting off a length of angle aluminum purchased at a local hardware store. Either way works fine using just tin snips or a...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-05-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ahicks

What are you using for an engine? How hard are...

What are you using for an engine? How hard are you planning on flying the plane?

This plane was really popular using a DLE 20, and the rear exhaust version installs with a minimum of cowl hacking....
Forum: 3D Flying!
12-03-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By ahicks

If you aren't interested in figuring out where...

If you aren't interested in figuring out where 30% is, put it on the front half of the wing tube. That should leave you plenty safe for your maiden. Then put it where it needs to go based on how it...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-25-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By ahicks

Define "wobble" please. I'm not sure if you are...

Define "wobble" please. I'm not sure if you are talking about sloppy bearings, what appears to be a bent crank, or something else.
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-05-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By ahicks

As a full scale pilot, I can assure anyone...

As a full scale pilot, I can assure anyone wondering, that bigger flies "different" beyond any doubt! "Better" has too many variables involved. What YOU consider better may be something others might...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-27-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By ahicks

"This time, the idle is perfect, but upon...

"This time, the idle is perfect, but upon acceleration, the engine quits."

Truckracer's question is legitimate. Don't assume for any reason that this carb is not going to need adjusting. Factory...
Forum: 3D Flying!
10-17-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By ahicks

After flying both, my opinion would be their CAP...

After flying both, my opinion would be their CAP will smoke the RV! Fast, slow, any way you want to fly it. That's not to say the RV is a dog though!

That said, the 3 cell class planes are tough...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-10-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By ahicks

I agree with the whatever is available at a...

I agree with the whatever is available at a reasonable price. My minimum is that it must be "approved for use in air cooled engines". No outboard oil for instance.

And unless you are running one...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-26-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By ahicks

I recommend using whatever you have as there is...

I recommend using whatever you have as there is very little reason to change with most modern setups, other than possibly having a set of directions!
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