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Posted By roadtrip

mz-24 sliders

Does any one with the Graupner mz-24 know of a way to extend the length of the sliders? When I need to use them, it would make it easier to "feel" for where they are as they are kind of buried into...
Forum: RC Jets
07-21-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 72,953
Posted By roadtrip

You know, you're right. The full scale, or any...

You know, you're right. The full scale, or any scale plane for that matter, would not be flipped upside down to balance. This never occurred to me! Now I wonder why the Staggerwing manual requires...
Forum: RC Jets
07-20-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 72,953
Posted By roadtrip

Can this be used to balance a plane upside down,...

Can this be used to balance a plane upside down, such as the Top Flight Beech Staggerwing. The manual requires it.
01-16-2016, 06:08 PM
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Posted By roadtrip

I hope you're still around and have the bee...

I hope you're still around and have the bee still. I have the 72" version and just flew her for the first time in 3 years. She flew real well except that the tail/rudder has a lot of flutter when...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-03-2016, 07:19 PM
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Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

I still have mine up on the wall. Haven't...

I still have mine up on the wall. Haven't balanced it yet. Can you tell me your balance issues/concerns? Nose heavy/tail heavy? How much weight you had to add? Did you go by the manual balance...
04-07-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By roadtrip

Makes you wonder why Great Planes doesn't make...

Makes you wonder why Great Planes doesn't make their aluminum spinner backplates with a raised, knurled center so that only the hub of the prop comes in contact with the backplate. I haven't found...
04-06-2015, 02:17 PM
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Posted By roadtrip

Could it be that all of your props are nylon? I...

Could it be that all of your props are nylon? I have a Great Planes spinner with aluminum backplate that contacts all of my wooden props, regardless of brand, from the center of the backplate to...
04-04-2015, 02:45 PM
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Views: 1,357
Posted By roadtrip

The problem I just realized, may be that the...

The problem I just realized, may be that the spinners I have may be the problem here as they may be for electric only. They are plastic with aluminum backplates and have no raised center where only...
04-02-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By roadtrip

Mounting props to backplates with spinners

I have an old OS 60 FP with a DU-Bro spinner with an aluminum backplate. I know the prop should not touch the spinner, but is it ok for the prop to contact the backplate?
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-09-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By roadtrip

Thanks Iceman 29. I think I'll try the "nut molly...

Thanks Iceman 29. I think I'll try the "nut molly type." Hopefully I'll be able to get them in as I can't get inside the nose anymore. I see you live in France. My wife and I lived in Germany and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-08-2014, 09:38 AM
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Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

Very nice! What are you using to secure the cowl?...

Very nice! What are you using to secure the cowl? I have been trying to find something like spring loaded rivets such as what is used on real aircraft access panels, but nothing small enough for this...
10-11-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

OK, with electrics, that makes things...

OK, with electrics, that makes things interesting. I forgot that part. I'm running 2-OS 46's. I would like to know how that goes, as it changes everything in the motor compartment as far as access...
10-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

She looks a lot like an ME-262 Messerschmidt,...

She looks a lot like an ME-262 Messerschmidt, only with props. A little suggestion, you might want to consider making access to the nacelles to get to your motor mounts and linkage if you hadn't...
10-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

I did a visual measurment on mine and it appears...

I did a visual measurment on mine and it appears that it has 5 down thrust with no right or left thrust at all that I can see.
10-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

Sorry, Walter3rd, but I don't recall the motor...

Sorry, Walter3rd, but I don't recall the motor thrust settings, as I had an engineering friend in Germany set them for me using the tools he used on his engines and I don't seem to have the manual...
09-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

Looking good! I don't recall if I mentioned in...

Looking good! I don't recall if I mentioned in previous threads, but when I experienced the first engine out, I hardly noticed. Maybe because of the speed at altitude, I don't recall as it was...
09-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

Try these: Ail: 5/8" up and 3/8" down (Ail...

Try these:
Ail: 5/8" up and 3/8" down (Ail Differential)
Rud: 1 1/2" L/R
Ele: 5/8" up, 1/2" down

Dual Rates at 75% to start, or about 40-70% exponential.

CG: 4 5/32" back from leading edge...
09-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 364
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Posted By roadtrip

Yeh, the fuse was the worst part. Very flimsy...

Yeh, the fuse was the worst part. Very flimsy build. I had a lot of patience and very slow going with that. Mostly with bracing, drying, bracing, drying until it got stable enough to move along a bit...
09-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,055
Posted By roadtrip

I built mine back in Feb 2004 and posted progress...

I built mine back in Feb 2004 and posted progress pics. I still have her.
Go here to see. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/twin-multi-engine-rc-aircraft-192/1524858-duelist-2-40-progress-photos.html
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Views: 1,514
Posted By roadtrip

RE: multiplex Royalevo

These posts are really old, but I can't seem to find a current on my subject. I have the Royal Evo12 in mode 1 and want to find out if it can be converted to mode 2. I'm in Germany and will be moving...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-22-2011, 10:28 AM
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Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

RE: Top Flite Staggerwing

Thanks, knucklebutt for the photos. I totally forgot about making my own extension. Sometimes the obvious is right in front of your face and you still can't see it. However, I now have a new problem....
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-17-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

RE: Top Flite Staggerwing

Thanks, Knucklebuck. I already have an extension from the needle valve, but it isn't long enough to reach the hole I drilled into the top of the cowling. Yes could you provide the photos? What I...
Forum: ARF or RTF
06-14-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

RE: Top Flite Staggerwing

Hi guys. I haven't been back here for awhile, but see the thread is quite long. Not having the time to go through all of the posts, I thought I'd ask my question here. How do you make adjustments to...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-11-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 259,098
Posted By roadtrip

RE: Top Flite Staggerwing

Has anyone had a problem with the tail wheel collapsing? I'm ready to fly the maiden. I have the recommended 90 oz-in. Futaba servo installed, but when I set it on the ground, the tail wheel will...
09-26-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,758
Posted By roadtrip

RE: Blitz RC P-38

Tech134, can you post some pics of the P-38 landing gear door setup with detailed installation? I've had the Morris P-38 for a few years, just now getting back to it, but don't like the stock door...
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