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05-31-2021, 10:15 AM
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Posted By rodders

CA Models Argentina Extra 300 31 percent C of G?

Hello all
After a long build of my CA Extra Iím finally covered and putting the gear in.

Along the way Iíve moved house, had 3 kids and lost the manual. Sheís looking really nice.

Does anyone...
11-20-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

I wish I could add more detail. I noticed the...

I wish I could add more detail.
I noticed the climbing problem in the threads but knowone has come back with a solution.

I seem to be repeating myself here, but the full size has a lifting tail (...
10-26-2017, 09:56 AM
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Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Hey, Are sure the Moki 150 is in a Flair...

Hey,
Are sure the Moki 150 is in a Flair Stearman and not a Balsa USA stearman?
10-25-2017, 05:01 AM
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Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Ok Did the Zenoah need any balance weight or is...

Ok
Did the Zenoah need any balance weight or is 6lb the ideal weight for the engine?

The Saito 90 radial Iím thinking of using is 7.7lb. Is this going to be too heavy?

What are other people...
10-24-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Ok Upthrust would have been the wrong way to go...

Ok
Upthrust would have been the wrong way to go if it was already climbing.
To counter climbing climbing under power, the thrust needs to be vectored down.

Its not uncommon to have a few degrees...
10-22-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Ok Ive sort of got it and understand that the...

Ok
Ive sort of got it and understand that the tail incidence needs to be increased ( probably to the same angle as the wings), but is there still an issue of climbing under higher power?

The use...
10-20-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Anyone care to reply? With ref to the...

Anyone care to reply?

With ref to the climbing issue, what have tried to correct it from climbing?
Have you added down thrust?

Has anyone used a assymetric tail plane as per the full-size?

...
10-06-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Iíve read about it. Not sure if it was you that...

Iíve read about it. Not sure if it was you that said about it but Iíve seen numerous references to this.

I like to fly aerobatics, so for me having it fly as nuetrally as possible is a must.
Im...
10-06-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 234,053
Posted By rodders

Iíve got one as well. It was partially built (...

Iíve got one as well.
It was partially built ( fuselage and upper wing mid section were built), but very badly, so Iíve cut it up saving all the ribs and formers. It sounds brutal, but was the only...
03-23-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,339
Posted By rodders

Hello As an update, I didn't get anything back...

Hello
As an update, I didn't get anything back by email, so phoned the factory in CZ.
I spoke to Michal. He agreed it wasn't ideal, and only affected the earlier engines. This engine is over 12...
03-22-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,339
Posted By rodders

Zdz 80 cylinder pitted

Hello
I have a brand new ZDZ 80. This is boxed and not run.

when viewing the cylinder liner from inside the exhaust port, there are a number of large pits in the cylinder wall.
These are...
01-18-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By rodders

Hello there If your going to consider kits that...

Hello there
If your going to consider kits that you can go out and buy right now and don't mind a bit of postage you could try the Kosmo 3 and 4.
Schweighofer do the Kosmo 3 kit for about 99 euro,...
01-12-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,565
Posted By rodders

Any guesses on what plane will be next to get the...

Any guesses on what plane will be next to get the arf treatment?

My regret is that I didn't get one of the YS Classic engines, as they were gone really quick?



Rodders
01-11-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,565
Posted By rodders

Willyuk Thanks for the offer. As it is, I...

Willyuk
Thanks for the offer.

As it is, I bought a cowl from Sussex Model Centre. The website showed out of stock, but the guy had a dig around the shop and found the last cowl in a box of odd...
12-19-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,565
Posted By rodders

Hello all. I suspect this is your last chance...

Hello all.
I suspect this is your last chance to get one of these in ARF form.

I wasn't 100% happy with how I cut the cowl on mine, so contacted Schweighofer for a replacement. They told me they...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-09-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rodders

Yes The cannister is an 80cc size one but is...

Yes
The cannister is an 80cc size one but is almost an integral part of the airframe now.
The airframe wasn't built for a cannister, but i squeezed one in during the build.

I cant say I like the...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-08-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rodders

Hello there Did you just use the individual...

Hello there
Did you just use the individual dustbin mufflers? You didn't say if you had joined the exhausts prior to feeding into a cannister.
My guess is that it would make the engine run rough,...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-07-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By rodders

Routing a twin exhausts into one cannister

Hello all
I was just wondering if it would be possible, or if there would be any adverse effects from swapping out a ZDZ 80 single, with a 60 or 70 twin?
The problem is I have a single cannister...
09-27-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,603
Posted By rodders

Sorry, I also wanted to add that I had always...

Sorry,
I also wanted to add that I had always found Rob to be helpfull and informative one the phone and think he will be a major asset to the business.
09-27-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,603
Posted By rodders

Jerry, Just looking at the patterns plane...

Jerry,

Just looking at the patterns plane thread after a couple of months away.

The "beating up" was Metaphorically speaking of course. I bought my two planes ( that were, and probably are...
07-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 35,849
Posted By rodders

They are very nice. I had been hankering...

They are very nice.

I had been hankering after a MK kit of a curare for a number of years. Well I finally found one, then had a long hard think about it and let someone else have it .

The ARF...
06-05-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,603
Posted By rodders

Hello, I've gone off the boil with buying a...

Hello,
I've gone off the boil with buying a conventional kit, as I'm time poor at the moment.

I've bought a ARF curare instead.

I console myself with the statement from Hanno in a magazine...
05-29-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,603
Posted By rodders

Hey Jerry, Just to put the claim into...

Hey Jerry,

Just to put the claim into context:
1)Who is making the kits ?
2) How many kits have been made and actually sold this year?

If you can provide a name and a numbers to these...
05-08-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,603
Posted By rodders

I thought the hobby barn had closed? Rodders

I thought the hobby barn had closed?

Rodders
05-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By rodders

OS Hanno NIB

Hello,

For the people with deep pockets there is a NIB Hanno on a certain uk auction site. Buy it now.
I'd like one, but not that much!

Good luck

Rodders
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