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Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,595
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I used the Spitfire spinner from the Top Flite...

I used the Spitfire spinner from the Top Flite Spitfire for the two-blade. I have a more scale like spinner that I run on the three blade that came from Gene Barton (made for the Anderson LA-7). I...
Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,595
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I had Century Jet mains, but they were junk. I...

I had Century Jet mains, but they were junk. I ended up with Sierra gear and have had no more problems. It's a lot of work to get them mounted though. I had a Century Jet tailwheel, but that was...
05-21-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Yes, I moved the gear like the OP. You can see...

Yes, I moved the gear like the OP. You can see my install on post #462 of this thread.
05-21-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Biggest issue with the stock gear is that it's...

Biggest issue with the stock gear is that it's not positioned forward enough. It's tough to prevent nose-overs the way it comes out of the box, Now that I totally modified mine with Sierra gear I...
02-28-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 556,839
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

If you look back farther in this thread you'll...

If you look back farther in this thread you'll see a lot of discussion about the Robart retracts. Much of the problem was due to an issue where the trunion pins on the retracts were too soft, and...
02-25-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I have the same style Robarts in my Ziroli P-40. ...

I have the same style Robarts in my Ziroli P-40. I found that if you bend the little latch over just a bit until it just barely catches, it always releases. Once you have the right adjustment it...
01-06-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,306
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I don't have mine anymore, but I had the gear...

I don't have mine anymore, but I had the gear mounting apart a couple of times. Mine was not Balsa, it was cheap plywood, not a good aircraft plywood like one would prefer. The design was quite...
01-06-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,306
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Balsa? Mine were plywood. That being said it is...

Balsa? Mine were plywood. That being said it is not great plywood and can delaminate. I'd like to see photos of that. They made a big mistake if they made the landing gear mounts out of Balsa.
12-21-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,595
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

If you use the stock servo mounting you can't...

If you use the stock servo mounting you can't glue it, you wouldn't be able to access the servos. I wouldn't take it apart for transportation.
So my answer, glue it if you don't use the stock...
11-01-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 556,839
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

There is no doubt that adding some toe out will...

There is no doubt that adding some toe out will help with the tendency to ground loop. Even the Germans specified toe out on the full-sized Fw-190 (find a manual, it's there). I would also stay...
09-24-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Looks like a great flying plane. I saw them in...

Looks like a great flying plane. I saw them in Fond Du Lac as well. It has sticky back type covering with the design printed on. The internal structure looked almost identical to the Phoenix...
08-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I might go to Ankeny, still haven't decided. ...

I might go to Ankeny, still haven't decided. Only a couple hours drive for me. If I go, I plan on taking my LA-7 as well....
08-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,306
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Good luck with the new Spitfire Sam. I had an...

Good luck with the new Spitfire Sam. I had an engine out on climb out and mine went in this spring. Broke it up too bad to fix. At this time I don't plan on building another.
It was fun while it...
06-25-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Warbirds over Iowa 2019 - July 20th

Join us for the 17th annual Waribirds Over Iowa fun-fly. The event is Saturday July 20st, with Sunday as the rain date. Many pilots swing on on Friday and there will be open flying that day as well....
06-13-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

That's a RC fly-in in conjunction with a full...

That's a RC fly-in in conjunction with a full scale Airshow. They've done it in Otumwa the last couple years with Jets only, now it's in Ankeny and there is a prop flight line and a jet flight line....
05-21-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Moving the retracts towards the fuse is just for...

Moving the retracts towards the fuse is just for scale affect. The nose over problem is caused by the position of the stock rails too far back, and you can't angle the gear enough to get them in...
04-04-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I always use Air. Those are quite large...

I always use Air. Those are quite large retracts, you need the power of Air.

15" x 4 = 60" a bit short for a normal WW2 pilot. 22" x 4 = 88" That's too tall. 1/4 scale pilot would be 17-18"...
04-04-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

To answer your question about pilot figures,...

To answer your question about pilot figures, nobody really makes a good 1/4 scale warbird figure. Aces of Iron makes a 1/4 scale bust that is decent. I think you'd have to use the US pilot bust,...
04-04-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I currently have Sierra Retracts in mine. They...

I currently have Sierra Retracts in mine. They are the best choice in my opinion. The stock retract mounting is not good because they are too far back and promote nose-overs. I started with Robart...
04-03-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 27,424
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I have a 15" pilot in mine, and it's still a bit...

I have a 15" pilot in mine, and it's still a bit small for scale. He looks good in the cockpit, but he's sure not 1/4 scale.
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02-18-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 408,619
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Enough of the cylinder sticks down that...

Enough of the cylinder sticks down that overheating wasn't the issue, but I was having problems with the carb heat soaking due to stagnant air. I did some modifications. I added holes in front of...
02-13-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,214
Views: 408,619
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

My Phoenix Models 95" Wingspan Spitfire Mk 14. ...

My Phoenix Models 95" Wingspan Spitfire Mk 14. Stripped and glassed with panel lines and rivets. Best Pilots Sailor Malan, cockpit details added. Stock retracts work well. DLE-61 Engine pulls it...
01-23-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 556,839
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I haven't bought one in a while. I've had 4 and...

I haven't bought one in a while. I've had 4 and they all had the 68mm standoffs.

I recently removed the DLE-55RA from one of my 190's and installed an EME-70. This is a heavy one, weighing 33...
01-23-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 556,839
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Many have mounted the DLE-55RA. The dimensions...

Many have mounted the DLE-55RA. The dimensions are almost the same as the regular 55. 55RA is 171mm mount to prop hub, 55 is 170mm. You need the same number of spacer plates to get to 184mm.
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12-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Thanks John, I'll get it sent out right away.

Thanks John, I'll get it sent out right away.
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