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08-11-2020, 11:03 AM
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Views: 1,694
Posted By Skylane

I, too, would like to know the color code for the...

I, too, would like to know the color code for the blue ultracote on the Curare ARF. Mine still flies well, but the covering needs some work.

Jeff
12-24-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By Skylane

Frank, I'll take the hit on that one. I...

Frank,

I'll take the hit on that one. I realized after writing my last column that the announcement of the changes fell between newsletters and that I hadn't written up the details of the...
12-23-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By Skylane

Frank, When we eliminated the...

Frank,

When we eliminated the Introductory class we also opened up Novice to non-SPA airplanes just as the former Introductory class had (less than 72 inch wingspan, same engine requirements)....
11-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,496
Posted By Skylane

Duane, Thanks for posting the copies of...

Duane,

Thanks for posting the copies of the two articles. They make for an informative and fun read. I will be looking forward to your future posts - and seeing the result in the air!

Jeff
09-18-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,479
Posted By Skylane

Your Killer looks like it should do well. I love...

Your Killer looks like it should do well. I love the graphics on the wing! Since you are working with Bill I imagine that you will have it dialed in rather quickly. I look forward to meeting you at...
09-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Posted By Skylane

As Frank mentioned earlier, the Dave Brown mounts...

As Frank mentioned earlier, the Dave Brown mounts are fine. I use them and I also have used the adjustable split mount that Great Planes offers. Both work well.

Jeff Owens
President, SPA
09-16-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,479
Posted By Skylane

First off, I should point out that I haven't...

First off, I should point out that I haven't flown either model, although I know quite a few folks who have flown one or the other. Both models will do a very credible job on all of the maneuvers...
04-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Skylane

That's great! I will look forward to meeting you....

That's great! I will look forward to meeting you. Best of luck!

Jeff
04-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Skylane

All of your points are valid, especially the...

All of your points are valid, especially the Tipo/Curare connection. But tradition persists.... In the end, we just try to have fun competing with these older designs, reliving something of what it...
04-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Skylane

Mickey Walker is the founder of SPA and he is the...

Mickey Walker is the founder of SPA and he is the one who approves models for use in SPA contests. He made a decision some years ago that grandfathers in variations of a basic design, regardless of...
04-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Skylane

Jim, The UFO appeared in the September...

Jim,

The UFO appeared in the September 1977 issue of RCM. There is no date on the plans. However, the Dirty Birdy was published in 1975, I believe, and the UFO was next in line. I doubt that...
01-28-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,014
Posted By Skylane

The rudder deflection controls the angle of...

The rudder deflection controls the angle of attack of the fuselage in knife edge flight. A larger rudder can cause a greater angle of attack and this makes up for the smaller side area.

Jeff
01-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By Skylane

Over the years there have been quite a few...

Over the years there have been quite a few Phantoms used in SPA contest, most recently by the Nesslers (John Jr, Eric, and John III). Also Bruce underwood flew on efor years (before it went to Eric...
08-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

I agree Tim. A straight plane, proper trimming,...

I agree Tim. A straight plane, proper trimming, and practice. It just happened that at the time the DB was a quick way to get in the air. I now have to finish my plans-built Deception, a Curare ARF,...
08-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

Well, be that as it may, there have been many DBs...

Well, be that as it may, there have been many DBs successfully flown at SPA meets over the past few years with few complaints. I have over 225 flights on mine and many 1st place finishes with it in...
08-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Skylane

Here's another short kit ...

Here's another short kit

http://lazer-works.com/man.html

The kit is listed as Mark III Kwik Fly and the list is alphabetic.

I haven't built either one, but once you have either short kit it...
08-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Skylane

Here's a link to Kwik-Fli Mk III kit ...

Here's a link to Kwik-Fli Mk III kit

http://store.laser-design-services.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=236

Jeff
02-20-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

David, Sounds like a great plan for the...

David,

Sounds like a great plan for the Cutlass. I originally has an OS 61FX in mine but it required a lot of lead in the tail to get it to balance. When I switched to the 55AX the total weight...
02-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

The DB and the 55AX should do well for learning...

The DB and the 55AX should do well for learning the entry-level pattern maneuvers. I'm sure that you will enjoy it. If you ever feel the need for more power, remember that you can pull the inner cone...
02-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

I'm flying mine with an OS 61SF-P with a Macs...

I'm flying mine with an OS 61SF-P with a Macs muffler. I use a 12 oz tank moved back into the radio compartment nearer the cg. I'm running an APC 12x8 on 15% Omega and getting about 10,800 rpm. I did...
11-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Skylane

It looks like a SIG Kougar. Jeff

It looks like a SIG Kougar.

Jeff
08-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Skylane

Using an OS 61 SF I found that the DB ARF was...

Using an OS 61 SF I found that the DB ARF was noseheavy and had to add about 3.75 oz of lead to the tail. Others have had similar results, although it does depend on the engine used. I don't know if...
07-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,423
Posted By Skylane

RE: Panhandle Classic Pattern contest November 16-17

I wish I could be there, but I'll be at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago for a meeting and a workshop I am helping to organize.

Jeff
06-30-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,162
Posted By Skylane

RE: Peach State Classic Pattern Event - June 29&30th.

Cliff,

Just got back in from a dip in the pool and having a cool brew as well. It was great seeing you again and flying with you. Your Bootlegger is beautiful and the sound is awesome! Good...
06-27-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 139,337
Posted By Skylane

RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

I am using the stock setup for the thrust line and it appears to be correct - no trim issues. I have 135 flights on it so far using a pumped OS 61 SF.

Jeff
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