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Forum: Gas Engines
04-10-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By ahicks

It's nothing that's going to turn a prop any...

It's nothing that's going to turn a prop any faster, but IMHO, they make for a more forgiving motor when it comes to carb adjustments - especially when the motor is running/needs to be run on the...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-06-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

It being a seaplane, I was thinking APC. ...

It being a seaplane, I was thinking APC.

Carbon fibre is OK for use on seaplanes? No clue as they're generally considered too rich for my blood. Anything I've flown of water way smaller than...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-06-2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

My only concern over a 19x6 would be over reving....

My only concern over a 19x6 would be over reving. No concern over revving a 19x6?
Forum: Gas Engines
04-05-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

So, a 19x8 for a 30cc powered what is likely...

So, a 19x8 for a 30cc powered what is likely going to be a 20lb plane?

Thinking a 6p prop to get best possible acceleration/low speed control would be what I was looking for. It's too bad there's...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-04-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

Thinking lower is better too. 3 blade prop may be...

Thinking lower is better too. 3 blade prop may be the better plan.
Forum: Gas Engines
04-03-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

With the weight we have here (this thing is going...

With the weight we have here (this thing is going to be heavy), I'm thinking the more the merrier when it comes to power. The upper limit there might be determined by how big a prop can be used.
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Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

15.8 lbs with no radio or power, or are you...

15.8 lbs with no radio or power, or are you calculating that as a finished weight?

15" prop limit, if that's what you end up with, means you are likely looking for a 3 bladed prop when going gas....
Forum: Gas Engines
03-31-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By ahicks

Pretty sure we're talking about an Anderson...

Pretty sure we're talking about an Anderson Kingfisher. They're home built/experimentals. I THINK the full scale used Cub wings, or Cub parts to build that wing, but not 100% on that.

Where did...
Forum: Gas Engines
12-06-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By ahicks

It wasn't spewing fuel and oil everywhere in the...

It wasn't spewing fuel and oil everywhere in the area of the blown gasket? Black crud/dirt buildup on the motor is generally a good sign of trouble. They should run pretty clean and dry for the most...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-12-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,575
Posted By ahicks

A lot of guys make the mistake of setting the end...

A lot of guys make the mistake of setting the end point too far open at wide open throttle. That has a tendency to burn up servos (happens all the time!), especially digital servos. Instead, leave a...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-14-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By ahicks

When compared to what?

When compared to what?
Forum: 3D Flying!
05-31-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,009
Posted By ahicks

Assuming the plane is in good shape, sure. Go for...

Assuming the plane is in good shape, sure. Go for it. BUT, I would suggest you set it up as a sport plane with pretty conservative surface throws and CG location, then get to know it for a while. Get...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-26-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By ahicks

No experience with the Stinger version, but...

No experience with the Stinger version, but plenty with the now discontinues 10cc Evo, and the older 10cc RCGF rear exh. engines. I think maybe a comparison to a glow 60 might be a bit much, as I...
05-11-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,956
Posted By ahicks

The thing I like about alum. is that they can be...

The thing I like about alum. is that they can be bent back into shape over and over again. I've never had an issue were they were straightened so many times they became weak or failed, but if I did,...
05-09-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,956
Posted By ahicks

Larry, I'm 70, but I've been flying forever. I...

Larry, I'm 70, but I've been flying forever. I think God invented slow 3D for guys like us. Lot's of stuff looks great and is just as challenging when flown in slow motion!
05-08-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,956
Posted By ahicks

I learned about receiver "brown out" and did a...

I learned about receiver "brown out" and did a lot of testing on a similar plane quite a while back. Since then, I run 2 switches on all of my single battery systems. This for redundancy (I've lost...
05-02-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,956
Posted By ahicks

I'd order the fiberglass tubes. The plane is...

I'd order the fiberglass tubes. The plane is already a fly weight with an absolutely ridiculous power to weight ratio. I generally save stuff like the gear when a plane goes in hard, but if I needed...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-18-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By ahicks

First, if you do a google search on "Turnigy 50...

First, if you do a google search on "Turnigy 50 RC engine, all the resulting pictures show what is clearly a reed valve engine. Yet you say yours is not. That means the carb is mounted directly to...
Forum: 3D Flying!
04-18-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,499
Posted By ahicks

The starting CG's listed by the...

The starting CG's listed by the manual/instructions are notoriously inaccurate. If you've flown the plane, that "suggested" CG is a moot point that can do you no good.

The REAL/correct CG location...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-17-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By ahicks

Good point regarding max travel. Many servos are...

Good point regarding max travel. Many servos are burnt out because they are set up with travel that cannot be achieved. Way better to leave a tiny bit unused.
Forum: Gas Engines
04-17-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By ahicks

I'm not sure where your carb is getting it's...

I'm not sure where your carb is getting it's vacuum signal. It may be internally via a port that can be seen/traced from the carb flange, or it may be externally, via a short piece of vacuum line....
Forum: Gas Engines
04-15-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By ahicks

1st, there's no need to be concerned about over...

1st, there's no need to be concerned about over revving if you have the right size prop on it. A Citabria Pro should work pretty good on a 17x6. That's the easy part of your question.

The other...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-14-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By ahicks

Put it on the wing tube or the main spar and...

Put it on the wing tube or the main spar and you'll be close. If you want to stay conservative for a maiden, put it on the front edge.

If nothing else, use the wing tube/main spar to verify your...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-08-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,654
Posted By ahicks

You would think so watching them run on an idle,...

You would think so watching them run on an idle, but there are a lot of us that have been flying these things for quite some time now, with no vibration related structural damage. That pretty much...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-22-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By ahicks

No need to ground the spark plug to the head when...

No need to ground the spark plug to the head when testing for spark. If the cap is installed on the plug properly, the metal cap and braided outer jacket provide the ground path.
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