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09-19-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By EF

I understand the recommendations re the engine...

I understand the recommendations re the engine size, I was just going by GPís statement that a 50-60 cc is enough for general flying and the fact Iím not into 3D or competition flying, just weekend...
09-10-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By EF

Obviously... so basically what everyone is saying...

Obviously... so basically what everyone is saying is that batteries can fail so double them, and if thereís signal loss itís expected to affect both Rxs so no point in having two (common cause...
09-10-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By EF

Thanks for that. Mainly, Iím trying to...

Thanks for that.

Mainly, Iím trying to arrange a reliable and safe setup, while being practical and considering that Spectrum high-end products are not readily available in my corner of the world,...
09-10-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By EF

Iím using a Sanwa SD-10GS, and probably Savox...

Iím using a Sanwa SD-10GS, and probably Savox servos.
Is my approach to use two Rxs and batteries and servos split between them, potentially problematic?
09-09-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By EF

Questions on the best Rx and Battery set up

The more Iíve been reading on this subject, the more questions I seem to have.

Iím planning to build my first giant model (a relative term) - the GP 1/3 Extra 330 L kit, and will probably power...
09-08-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By EF

The manual has a reduced drawing of the piece. ...

The manual has a reduced drawing of the piece.
You might try scaling it up and cutting a card template to check before committing to wood.
It is a trial and error process but should get you there....
09-08-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By EF

The plan shows some of the wing ribs. This...

The plan shows some of the wing ribs.
This should allow you to draw the remaining necessary ribs so that you get the necessary taper in thickness.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-03-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By EF

DJ 72 cc mounting question

Is it mandatory to mount this engine using the provided stand offs or is it OK to install directly on the firewall (with a hole to allow for the carburettor)?
Pros and cons of either method?
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By EF

You could do without the vertical part of the N...

You could do without the vertical part of the N but then youíd be advised to use X rigging wires between the ends of the struts.
Itís what ever looks better in your opinion.
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By EF

In order to benefit from the tensile strength of...

In order to benefit from the tensile strength of Monokote you need to shrink it tight on the structure. I have yet to see a delicate stringer model structure that can withstand this without crumbling...
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By EF

Refers to torsional rigidity, not puncture...

Refers to torsional rigidity, not puncture resistance.
Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By EF

A very nice and nostalgic model! IMO You must...

A very nice and nostalgic model!
IMO You must replace those modern ARF style wheels with wheels more correct to the period though...
Forum: Kit Building
07-20-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By EF

You canít control shrinkage with a heat shrink...

You canít control shrinkage with a heat shrink plastic so thereís a chance itíll ruin (crush) the structure.

A proper tissue covering will add far more strength to the structure than plastic (and...
Forum: Kit Building
07-18-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By EF

Thanks David. This is my first TF kit and...

Thanks David.

This is my first TF kit and Iím generally very happy with it, apart from the tank installation and lack of mention that you need to Ďtwistí the ailerons to follow the washout, but...
Forum: Kit Building
07-10-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By EF

TF Cessna 182 - That Lateral Fuel Tank...

The lateral installation of the fuel tank has bothered me ever since I first saw the plans. I just couldnít reassure myself it would provide a reliable fuel supply towards the end of the flight and I...
06-10-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By EF

LHS = Local Hobby Shop

LHS = Local Hobby Shop
06-09-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By EF

You might consider making the front windshield...

You might consider making the front windshield from a flat piece and the remainder from one or two separate bubble canopies?

My LHS stocks spare canopies for most ARFs they sell, and Iíve been...
Forum: Kit Building
06-01-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 253,055
Posted By EF

Concerning lateral balancing, remember thereís a...

Concerning lateral balancing, remember thereís a difference between static balancing (that you described) and dynamic lateral balancing that you can only check in flight.

Start with lateral...
Forum: Kit Building
06-01-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,665
Views: 253,055
Posted By EF

After 45 years of R/C flying I totally agree, but...

After 45 years of R/C flying I totally agree, but someone at our field pointed out to me that flying one makes people think youíre a beginner to R/C, to which I replied that I just couldnít see the...
05-30-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,333
Posted By EF

That is true, but the solid aileronsí weight is...

That is true, but the solid aileronsí weight is not a cause for concern in this case.

The most significant contributors to aileron flutter in our models are the air gap between aileron and wing...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-29-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By EF

Would be nice to see a detailed assembly...

Would be nice to see a detailed assembly thread... I also have my eyes on this model but although Hangar 9 models are usually good, the reports Iíve read on this one are so-so.

I only have the...
05-24-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,333
Posted By EF

I went to the Bonanza build thread mentioned, and...

I went to the Bonanza build thread mentioned, and Vince clearly wrote there:
ďI'm incorporating something that I've never done before in any build. The ailerons are going to operate without any...
Forum: Kit Building
05-22-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 95,317
Posted By EF

This lateral tank orientation is also shown by TF...

This lateral tank orientation is also shown by TF in their Cessna kit Iím currently building (but not in their ARF version).

Can anyone explain the physics behind this and whatís the point of...
05-21-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,333
Posted By EF

Mike, have you used this and can comment on its...

Mike, have you used this and can comment on its durability and reliability over time?

I have seen it used more often on specialised very high performance sailplanes, where it usually comes already...
05-20-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,333
Posted By EF

Continued working on the ailerons last night and...

Continued working on the ailerons last night and concluded that a change to built up ones will not make a significant difference relative to the complete model weight (about 40-50 grams difference)....
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