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05-06-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,880
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Posted By i_soar

Royal Pitts questions

Well, while continue working on my Skymaster I find myself the new owner of a fully ready to fly but unflown Royal Pitts.
Any tips on a docile CG? Any first flight warnings to be aware of? Iím a...
04-20-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,028
Posted By i_soar

Bill, Thanks, I just ordered the Bisson...

Bill,
Thanks, I just ordered the Bisson muffler. Don't have to worry about the rear muffler since the rear is electric. Motor should match the power of the OS in the nose. Made a long rectangular...
04-20-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,028
Posted By i_soar

I like the details with the lights, really nice...

I like the details with the lights, really nice model.
Since you guys are talking about the skymaster, perhaps I can help since I am nearing the end of my build. Let me know if you need any...
06-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 282,720
Posted By i_soar

Iíll check out seagull, but I will especially...

Iíll check out seagull, but I will especially want to hear more on the Royal.

John H
06-16-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 282,720
Posted By i_soar

Good thought, I was only thinking about having...

Good thought, I was only thinking about having the rear being a trouble free second power source. I had also considered a 15 Gas for the front.
Any experience with the Skymaster would be welcomed. ...
06-16-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 282,720
Posted By i_soar

New to forum

Hi All,

I have been building and flying many types of kits and planes for nearly 50 years, but never a Royal.
One of my earliest cool planes I remember seeing when getting started in the hobby...
Forum: Kit Building
09-29-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 144,171
Posted By i_soar

Ray, The plans never called for flying...

Ray,

The plans never called for flying wires, I have not flown mine as yet but the strength seems to be there as long as all the retaining screws are long enough to get a good bite on the joiners....
Forum: Kit Building
04-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 144,171
Posted By i_soar

Thanks for the kind words, I have finished the...

Thanks for the kind words, I have finished the new elevators. Used basswood and added balsa diagonals. I did consider thin ply sheeting on the originals, that would have really eliminated the twist...
Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 144,171
Posted By i_soar

Well, I made my decision, I am going to rebuild...

Well, I made my decision, I am going to rebuild the elevators with basswood. I think this will give me the torsional strength I am looking for, all joints will be gusseted. The extra weight won't be...
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 144,171
Posted By i_soar

Hi All, I have been building a Big Fleet...

Hi All,

I have been building a Big Fleet this winter and it is done except for a couple of details. Question I have is regarding the elevators, being built up from balsa per the plans they seem...
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,665
Posted By i_soar

RE: Midwest Pitts Super Stinker ?

Scott,

I have never seen it in print, but I have a Top Flight Cessna 182 and a Morrisey Bravo that have yet to see the air for the same reason, I still like em. For the Super Stinker I was...
Forum: Kit Building
03-18-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,665
Posted By i_soar

RE: Midwest Pitts Super Stinker ?

Hello Texan,

I will be starting a Midwest Super Stinker build soon, just curious what did you put in for power. BTW, nice job, hope mine comes out decent.

John
08-29-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By i_soar

YS 140FZ Needs assistance

Please bear with me... I have a 140FZ which I crashed in 05. I have finally put it in another plane but am having trouble tuning it in. In the 05 crash it destroyed the carb body, I have installed a...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-13-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By i_soar

Effect of changing thrustline

I Have a 61" WS biplane powered by a YS140. I want to do a bit of kit bashing on it and change the cowl to a fiberglass one I already have. To use the new cowl, I will need to move the engine 1/2"...
05-31-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By i_soar

RE: Ignition cutouts and glitches

Hello David,

Well after 2 years of looking for the problem I finally nailed it. It appears that the spark plug cap is a two piece assembly, and then it is slid into a aluminum sleeve with some...
05-04-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By i_soar

Glitches and more glitches

Hello Mike,

I contacted you last season with this same issue. I can't seem to loose the glitching in my plane with a RCS 140 for power. I have done all the things that are supposed to be a cure...
11-01-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By i_soar

RE: Cantankerous FZ 140

Well, Let's see.... the fuel is Omega Cool Power 15%, I'm using a OS type "F" plug and a 16-10 Zinger wooden prop. The fuel isn't new, I will try fresh fuel, but it did sort of run for a short while....
10-31-2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By i_soar

Cantankerous FZ 140

I have a new FZ 140 which I tried to run today. Starting with the recommended settings on the needles I started the engine, it would idle a bit but proved difficult moving to full throttle. I found I...
06-16-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By i_soar

Ignition cutouts and glitches

I have a RCS 140 that runs just fine except for some glitching at distance. When running at the start up area the engine and system is rock solid, about 150 ft away at the takeoff point the ignition...
01-20-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By i_soar

Flew my Micro Moth tonight ye ha!

Flew this little bugger in a school cafeteria, 50 x 50' with a 12' ceiling. Managed to do a figure 8, flies a bit fast for this size room, but I'm sure a gymnasium would be perfect. Had a blast!

...
01-18-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By i_soar

RE: Actuator setup how to

Well I finally got the actuators in place and they work perfectly!.

Thanks to all those who replied and offered help. Attached is a picture of the final product, can't wait to fly on Tues night....
01-12-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By i_soar

RE: Actuator setup how to

Good info, I was thinking of using the Shoe Goo adhesive. It is able to be removed with dental floss pretty easily. The Elmers is a good idea as well.

I am building a MiniMoth and it is a bit...
01-11-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By i_soar

RE: Actuator setup how to

Thanks Roberts and Mike,

These explainations and the picture make things much clearer for me. One last question, the wire that holds the magnet, does it form a complete loop and attach to both...
01-10-2004, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By i_soar

Actuator setup how to

I have a couple of actuators to install in a Micro Moth, these are just the coils. Can anyone point me in the direction of how to set these up? Pictures would be welcomed. I have the 2 actuator coils...
09-10-2003, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By i_soar

RE: RCS 1.40 on a TF Cessna 182

Vanguard,

I have exactly this combination, the fit is excellent and the power should be no problem. That's what the left stick is for;-) Seriously I have this engine in another plane and its...
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