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04-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By valleyk

solartex peel off and reuse?

All, I have a fokker dr1 (green models 50" wingspan electric from Maxford USA) and took off the black plastic covering and used solartex with a nice streaked paint job. My problem is the model wings...
04-07-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By valleyk

Nice to see some pictures of your build and maybe...

Nice to see some pictures of your build and maybe the kit. What kind of engine did you settle on?
Forum: Gas Engines
10-01-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By valleyk

Older DA 100 twin cuts out when throttling up

All, this is an older DA 100 not the L version. It starts up with no problem but when I throttle up from idle it cuts out around mid throttle range and does this for about two the three times....
08-07-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By valleyk

Thanks for the information. Just want to tell the...

Thanks for the information. Just want to tell the scale builder community if there is a albatros kit of any kind they have and just gave up on it and want to sell please let me know. I will pay price...
07-24-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By valleyk

1/3 albatros build advice

I'm ready to either purchase a volgesang JW 1/3 scale albatros or the balsa usa. My question to all those few people that actually may have built one of these planes is to give me advice on...
03-04-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By valleyk

UML 160 rotary

Anyone seen this engine or have anymore info. Looks impressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADboj8T4y2s
09-20-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By valleyk

I also bought a balsa 1/3 pup that was in some...

I also bought a balsa 1/3 pup that was in some guys attic for twenty years and completely rebuilt it. I can tell you that I played with the thrust and found 1 deg down and 2 degree right to be the...
09-07-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,229
Posted By valleyk

Funny how everyone has a solution to any modeling...

Funny how everyone has a solution to any modeling problem so i'll just go back to subject matter here...model screw ups. My screw up came early on and cannot be fixed. I built the wrong scale model...
02-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,571
Posted By valleyk

It's good to hear at least someone in the USA is...

It's good to hear at least someone in the USA is keeping up with the Germans pushing the limits of scale RC engineering.
02-16-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,989
Posted By valleyk

I have no clear choice for best flying biplane,...

I have no clear choice for best flying biplane, However I only fly ww1 planes and need to use rudder to turn and sometimes opposite rudder. So I would say any biplane that you can yank and bank with...
08-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 227,421
Posted By valleyk

Rev very nice pup. I'm not much of a fan for...

Rev very nice pup. I'm not much of a fan for reduction units but I have to admit after seeing that vid I may be a fan now. Sure looks and fly's scale like. The color looks very authentic something I...
08-12-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By valleyk

The twin is the way too go. I put a da 100 plus a...

The twin is the way too go. I put a da 100 plus a dummy engine and still had room. My problem is transport and need to maybe invest in a small light weight trailer just for the fuse. Here is a video...
05-06-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,306
Posted By valleyk

what is it...you can't afford to own large scale...

what is it...you can't afford to own large scale planes and that's why you try to tell us they are not scale enough? If you can't afford to build large scale planes fine I can understand that but...
05-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,306
Posted By valleyk

I would not bash 1/3 or 1/4 balsa usa kits...

I would not bash 1/3 or 1/4 balsa usa kits because they don't measure up in detail to tiny 1/6 scale kits that vey few people build anyway. Balsa USA kits give the modeler a less expensive route to...
12-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,649
Posted By valleyk

Flies ok and lands great. You will find that...

Flies ok and lands great. You will find that making a turn requires rudder first then aileron in the direction and opposite to prevent rollover still feeding in rudder. Its not a bank and yank plane....
12-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,649
Posted By valleyk

Well I got this balsa usa model from someone who...

Well I got this balsa usa model from someone who had it in an attic for twenty years and the wood was rotting so needed a complete overhaul. I rebuild it like GTM kit with brace wires in fuselage and...
12-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,649
Posted By valleyk

Finally someone makes a cowl that does not stick...

Finally someone makes a cowl that does not stick out so un-scale like. Nice job your detail is over the top. just some advice about incidence please put a little negative incidence to the top wing. I...
12-16-2014, 06:51 PM
07-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,116
Posted By valleyk

I usually keep my opinions to myself when it...

I usually keep my opinions to myself when it comes to how one should present a ww1 plane. But I have been around rhinebeck aerodrome for many a years and they all look slightly glossy to me freshly...
06-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Wow
Views: 579
Posted By valleyk

Wow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYC3aI9_OY
04-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 35,133
Posted By valleyk

Really nice build here...did you maiden yet?

Really nice build here...did you maiden yet?
04-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 97,208
Posted By valleyk

Where can I get that laser cutting tool ?

Where can I get that laser cutting tool ?
04-15-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 371,991
Posted By valleyk

I swing a 28 inch prop on a DA 100 and get near...

I swing a 28 inch prop on a DA 100 and get near vertical performance. I don't understand these gear reduction drives...is it the sound or the scale size prop which is only four inches longer? Seems...
04-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 371,991
Posted By valleyk

I found 1/3 scale GTM DR1 to fly very well and...

I found 1/3 scale GTM DR1 to fly very well and stable. In fact I have a Balsa USA 1/3 sopwith pup and the DR1 flies so much better. The problem is landing and its a big one. Fortunately you have...
03-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 371,991
Posted By valleyk

Will you ever fly your plane like this pilot can?...

Will you ever fly your plane like this pilot can? I know the answer "NO".


Mikael Carlson and his Fokker Dr.1
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