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Forum: Kit Building
12-28-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By cappaj1

20cc gas engine comparison

Did a comparison of 20cc engines for weight, price and power, chart attached. Looks like the Saito, the only four stroke, is the most expensive, only 2 oz heavier than the lightest, and appears small...
Forum: Kit Building
12-28-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By cappaj1

Although the most expensive one, I'm thinking for...

Although the most expensive one, I'm thinking for weight, sound, and in order to stay within vintage guidelines specifying up to 1.20 four stroke, I'm really leaning towards the Saito.

I'll use...
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By cappaj1

Sig Hog Bipe need suggestions for gas engine

Just purchased a Sig Hog Bipe kit and want to go with a gasser. Want to add smoke and use equiv of a 1.20 4 stroke glow for power and weight.

The five I've looked at are below.

FGC 20cc from...
Forum: Beginners
11-16-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cappaj1

Just purchased from a friend in our club a used...

Just purchased from a friend in our club a used DA60 with electronic ignition and MTW canister muffler for the P-47. It's in very good condition, coming off a Aeroworks 85" Yak. It landed in tall...
11-16-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By cappaj1

Most suitable forum to start a build thread in - Top Flite Giant P-47

Hello - In two weeks, I'll start a Top Flite Giant P-47 build, and do my first build thread.

What forum would be best? The ones with most threads I see are Questions and Answers, RC Warbirds and...
Forum: Beginners
11-16-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cappaj1

I purchased a 38"x80" hollow core door and a...

I purchased a 38"x80" hollow core door and a 4'x8' sheet of Homasote to lay over that, and that should accept the pins nicely. I have wax paper to cover my plans and double sided pads with removable...
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cappaj1

I've built a Falcon 56 and it came out perfect. I...

I've built a Falcon 56 and it came out perfect. I realize this is much more involved:) I have selected the Robart electric retracts, engine, and other parts already and this baby WILL be in the air...
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cappaj1

Yep. My desk is new and completely flat. I may...

Yep. My desk is new and completely flat. I may lay a sheet of tempered glass on it, and adhere on top of that a high density foam board, or thin sheet of some other material that will accept pins. ...
Forum: Beginners
11-15-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cappaj1

Need suggestions; first real build project Giant P47

Ready to start building a Top Flight Giant P-47D. I need some suggestions for:

1- What forum would be best to start a build thread?

2- I have a large desk I'm going to tape cardboard to on...
08-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By cappaj1

RE: can PL8 charge four 8000mah 6S batteries in parallel

Would one of these work? If not, two at 24 volts?

http://www.radicalrc.com/category/Power-Supplies-12V-from-110V-46
Doc Brown's 47 Amp 12V Power Supply
07-31-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,797
Posted By cappaj1

Flight time with Rimfire 65cc correct?

I went to castle's eCalc page and put in a 65cc Rimfire with a Sbach 50cc sized airplane, with an estimated total weight of 20 lbs.

With just two 6s 6000mah Turnigy nanotech batteries it's...
07-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,312
Posted By cappaj1

65cc Rimfire or C80-80 Turnigy

Hi,

I have a new 50cc sized Sbach and need an electric motor and dont' want to spend more than $240. So far, I'm looking at the Turnigy C80-80 and the Rimfire 65cc.

Anyone have any info on...
Forum: Beginners
03-29-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By cappaj1

RE: 3 more days to the Toledo Show

Wish I could make it. Went last year. Great show!
11-12-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Three more flights today. The county park is still opening a normally 'closed field for the season' due to great weather. Tomorrow looks good as well.

Some of my observations.

I had to lean...
11-12-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Pattern Foamy again

You may have already seen this but it looks like a blast with floats on it as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJF_t2XUkdI
11-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Thanks! That's just what I plan to do, at least while I can! I have at least the next three days of good weather before having to probably pack it up until next season:<
11-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Well, I finally flew my new Venus II today! It's really a great airplane and I got many compliments at the field. I tried a few props and decided on a 17x6 APC. Seemed to slow it down noticeably vs...
11-10-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Maidened the new Venus II today. Or I should say a Master level pattern flier maidened it for me. It was really sweet, right out of the box. With low rates, it needed a slight amount of up elevator...
11-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Is right thrust built in with the Venus II? I see no mention of this in the manual. Thanks.
11-09-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Just finished grinding the wing bolts to a pencil point and it helped, but I still have to help them find the holes with a rod slipped under the wing. I'll just live with it at the field like that I...
11-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

I did grind the tips of the bolts already with a dremel drum sander and that still isn't enough. They're not to a clean point though. I'll try the grinder and get more of a pencil point and try...
11-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

No luck with the weather today. So I took the opportunity to do a few things I was going to do at the field.

I balanced the plane side to side. It took two stick on weights on the right side to...
11-08-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Mixed feelings. Thrilled and depressed.

It's surprising sometimes how things don't go exactly as planned. I was hoping to maybe get the new Venus II out to the field and at least break in the...
11-08-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 237,026
Posted By cappaj1

RE: Venus II

Thanks, I'll use the channels you said. I don't use flaperons though - do they help with landings? Do they take away any of the control left to right when landing?
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