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Forum: RC Fuels
11-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,478
Posted By r ward

yes, it doesn't take a lot. the real key is to...

yes, it doesn't take a lot. the real key is to get it spread around in the engine. I usually put a few drops down the carb, and a few drops in the exhaust, pull the plug loose and then bump the...
11-29-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,251
Posted By r ward

I don't think so,....clubs assemble where ever...

I don't think so,....clubs assemble where ever there is opportunity and potential to support a club. there are of course, instances where a club is formed and sponsored by a shop . when I was a...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-26-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By r ward

OK that all makes sense, thanks !. I was...

OK that all makes sense, thanks !. I was thinking the reason for differential was along the lines of proverse vs. adverse yaw, but couldn't quite put it into context as you did very clearly.
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By r ward

curuious,...why the suggestion for differential...

curuious,...why the suggestion for differential because of the increasing chord of the aileron towards the wing tip?. why Is it a "concern" ?. the hingeline is skewed to the centerline of the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-25-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By r ward

I understand your question and what I see sis...

I understand your question and what I see sis that the ribs maintain profile, but because the aileron hinge line is skewed to the center line of the wing, the hinge line gets thicker vertically, as...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-25-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,443
Posted By r ward

simply put,.....(layman's terms)...with a swept...

simply put,.....(layman's terms)...with a swept rudder hingeline,....some of the air stream spills off the top of the rudder because the sweep vectors the airstream upward. in a bank, this directs...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-24-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By r ward

your latest design has two wigs , right...

your latest design has two wigs , right ?........how much more drag does that introduce ?. given that,....I would say you could reduce the airfoil thickness and maintain some decent deceleration....
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By r ward

I agree,...I see no reason to buy kits. anything...

I agree,...I see no reason to buy kits. anything you want can be had as prints and without the kit, changes cost no more than the original materials. certainly,.... without the "kit",.... it...
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By r ward

how about a piece of granite or marble counter...

how about a piece of granite or marble counter top with a couple strips of piano wire epoxied to it for the magnets to stick to ?.
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-24-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By r ward

I can't agree that the airfoil makes no...

I can't agree that the airfoil makes no difference,. pick a thin airfoil that requires high speed and stall quickly/violently vs. a a nice fat airfoil that can float along at walking speed and see...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By r ward

at least, with the Clark Y airspeed and lift are...

at least, with the Clark Y airspeed and lift are somewhat more lineal than other profiles. touch and goes,.... I would think,..... might be easier to organize by an airfoil that increases and...
11-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,299
Posted By r ward

I know what you mean. I usually put my heart and...

I know what you mean. I usually put my heart and soul into my build as well. it's actually hard for me to build something just slapping it together so I can fly it....it's got tool as perfect as I...
11-23-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,294
Posted By r ward

love the Wiley Coyote pilot !. nice...

love the Wiley Coyote pilot !. nice plane,....Rivets has always been my favorite pylon racer. I built a Rivets looking sport plane as my "second plane" when I reintroduced myself to R/C, after...
Forum: Beginners
11-23-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,111
Posted By r ward

nope,....not doing it wrong. I give the engine...

nope,....not doing it wrong. I give the engine the same free play you do. I realize that needs to be done. both will almost come to a complete stop when they get up against the compression with...
Forum: Beginners
11-22-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,111
Posted By r ward

seeing that I have two of the hobbicos,....I...

seeing that I have two of the hobbicos,....I might take one to an electric shop and see about getting it rewound for more torque. I did that to all of my slot car motors back in the late...
11-22-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,299
Posted By r ward

don't feel bad about the foamies,....I've been...

don't feel bad about the foamies,....I've been thinking of building one just to be able to fly around my own back yard on days I feel like doing something, but don't want to load all the stuff in the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-22-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By r ward

good point speedracer, after read your post, I...

good point speedracer, after read your post, I remembered my buddy's dad shimming the leading edge of the wing up on one of his planes he just built, because the because the elevator was showing...
11-22-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,299
Posted By r ward

well, according to Obama,..... the space program...

well, according to Obama,..... the space program is just an excessive use of people's taxes. hhhhhmmmmm,.....what would you call the way welfare is given out, in this country ?.
Forum: Aerodynamics
11-22-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By r ward

I would start with seeing how the planes balance...

I would start with seeing how the planes balance on the wing spar for both planes and weight them to balance out there. at worst, with no added weight, this might result with a slightly nose heavy...
Forum: Beginners
11-21-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,111
Posted By r ward

thank-you for that !. I didn't know they were...

thank-you for that !. I didn't know they were "cheapos" .....to be honest, I didn't even know there were other brands to be had when I bought the one I did. (and shame on me for not doing any...
Forum: Beginners
11-20-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,111
Posted By r ward

are the typical 12 volt Hobbico deluxe starters...

are the typical 12 volt Hobbico deluxe starters considered "cheap bargain types "?. these two Hobbico's are the first starters I've ever used, or even handled for that matter.
11-19-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By r ward

ran a kart with my son in "Stock Light" and when...

ran a kart with my son in "Stock Light" and when the "Blue Wazoom" class was popular. i designed and built his karts,....they were modeled after the "Shamrock" chassis with fully adjustable front end...
11-19-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,097
Posted By r ward

most engines have small offsets in the piston pin...

most engines have small offsets in the piston pin location that makes one direction more efficient than the other. between that and the port timing or cam timing, the direction of rotation is thus...
11-19-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By r ward

most if not all "left/right" issues are normally...

most if not all "left/right" issues are normally viewed as though you are in the cockpit of the plane. I can remember my buddy's dad turning away from the plane and looking over his shoulder as he...
11-19-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,115
Posted By r ward

my wife complains that I make too much "music" at...

my wife complains that I make too much "music" at night in my sleep. she says the amps must be getting hot, because it stinks in the bedroom all the time. I tell her I can't help it,.......i'm...
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