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03-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By flywilly

Agreed. There is nothing to prevent somebody from...

Agreed. There is nothing to prevent somebody from flying an older design which can still be competitive, especially in the lower classes. I have a 15 year old Astral XX with an OS140 which I can fly...
03-12-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By flywilly

It is the result of 'form follows function'. F3A...

It is the result of 'form follows function'. F3A sequences drive the design approach and current maneuvers are very knife edge intensive, hence the large fuselages. Also, constant speed throughout...
03-11-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By flywilly

OS 140RX, Webra 145, 160 OS 160FX The OS...

OS 140RX,
Webra 145, 160
OS 160FX
The OS 160FX with a wrap around header, pipe and Perry pump works great. I prop mine with a 19x8 APC and have almost unlimited vertical in an Extreme Flight...
03-07-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,740
Posted By flywilly

Beautiful! Can't wait for the flight report!

Beautiful!
Can't wait for the flight report!
02-26-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By flywilly

Hi Jim, Short answer: SAITO 125 - no way; 30...

Hi Jim,
Short answer: SAITO 125 - no way; 30 cc gasser yes! Long answer: current pattern set-ups have a thrust to weight ratio of around 2.4 to 2.6 to 1. You don't need that much power, but I...
02-19-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,995
Posted By flywilly

Hey Shawn, sorry to hear about the purchase...

Hey Shawn,
sorry to hear about the purchase issues. The design looks good to me, but hasn't been flown by a 'top' pilot to numerous victories; so it isn't 'proven' in their minds. These same...
02-17-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,995
Posted By flywilly

Shawn, You're not using a digital incidence...

Shawn,
You're not using a digital incidence meter :-0 ! How 'old school'! Looking good. Are you having any problems finding contest Balsa?
-Will
02-14-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,517
Posted By flywilly

A very impressive build. I would guess the wood...

A very impressive build. I would guess the wood weight might be in the 6lb per cubic foot (in our antiquated system) which is the top end of the contest range. Careful construction and engineering...
02-13-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,517
Posted By flywilly

Wow, Looks very nice. Do you have any...

Wow,
Looks very nice. Do you have any problems getting contest (light) balsa across the pond? It seems to be getting harder to find over here and when you find it, the price is steep!
-Will
02-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By flywilly

Weston UK, can and will make whatever header you...

Weston UK, can and will make whatever header you need. They just need the exhaust dimensions or the engine manufacturer and the dimensions of the header. The 'S' header for the Magic or Skymaster is...
02-04-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By flywilly

Karl Mueller. Great guy, great headers....

Karl Mueller. Great guy, great headers. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago :-(
02-04-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By flywilly

Hi Sam, I have purchased headers and pipes...

Hi Sam,
I have purchased headers and pipes from these guys: https://www.westonuk.co.uk/Genesis-Pipes/
I had them make me some custom wrap around headers and they were very helpful and prompt...
02-03-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 237,277
Posted By flywilly

Carl, are you going to build it from the...

Carl,
are you going to build it from the Eureka short kit? or completely from scratch?
I am waiting for Jeff to finish the Thunderbolt plans and kit arrangements. The Eureka short kit is worth...
02-03-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,701
Posted By flywilly

Wow, very cool video. No fires where you are it...

Wow, very cool video. No fires where you are it looks like.
Forum: Marketplace
02-02-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By flywilly

Mini chop miter saw

I'll take it. How much to ship to 23024?
What is your payment preference?
Thanks,
Will Bartlett
01-22-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,163
Posted By flywilly

ARGHHH, can't watch it here: 'NBC Universal has...

ARGHHH, can't watch it here: 'NBC Universal has blocked it here in the USA on copyright grounds'. For 8 seconds. Really...

The YS USA representative/distributor, Rich Verano, is happy to discuss...
01-21-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,163
Posted By flywilly

part of the YS 'mystique' :-)

part of the YS 'mystique' :-)
01-20-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,501
Posted By flywilly

The Great Escape resulted from changes...

The Great Escape resulted from changes implemented to the Escape design by Bill Cunningham. He flew it very successfully, then evolved it into the 60 sized Malibu which used the wing and stab from...
01-16-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By flywilly

I would guess late '80s as the Japanese (which is...

I would guess late '80s as the Japanese (which is where I believe the design originated) were all flying YS 4-strokes by the 90's (in larger models). Based on the red anodized pipe, it looks to be...
01-13-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 25,839
Posted By flywilly

Rainedave, where do you fly? I belong to the CVRC...

Rainedave, where do you fly? I belong to the CVRC club which now has a field in Amelia.
As for radios, I think they are all pretty good (they either work or they don't). I can't remember the last...
01-03-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By flywilly

Hi Harry, Do you have a Jekyll 60? A 60/61...

Hi Harry,
Do you have a Jekyll 60? A 60/61 will not be enough power for the larger versions of this design.
-Will
12-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,098
Posted By flywilly

Thanks for the CAModels link. The enormity of the...

Thanks for the CAModels link. The enormity of the fuselage is apparent in the photo of it standing on the nose in front of the gentleman from CAModels. The photo from the tail of the airplane which...
12-11-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,098
Posted By flywilly

Knife edge performance for sure, but also drag...

Knife edge performance for sure, but also drag reduction since speed is so much easier to control in e-powered models, less drag should require fewer electrons during the flight providing a little...
12-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By flywilly

Hi Matt, If you can't find any OOP (out of...

Hi Matt,
If you can't find any OOP (out of production) headers (Macs, Hatori, etc), you can try these guys: https://www.westonuk.co.uk/Rear-Exhaust-To-Rear-/
They will custom make anything you...
12-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,098
Posted By flywilly

Also Alex Voicu's Vortex - huge fuselage profile...

Also Alex Voicu's Vortex - huge fuselage profile with minimal additional aerodynamic gadgetry (small T-Can and SFGs).
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