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Forum: ARF or RTF
05-16-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,683
Posted By swooper

RE: Whats the best ARF you ever owned ?

GP Spacewalker with .91 Surpass
Why? It's like it was designed for our elevation, 6300 ft.
I flew it for at least 5 years as my "everyday" model, summer and winter, and loved its rock steady, s...
05-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,476
Posted By swooper

RE: COX - 50cc Pitts

That's going to take some serious control lines! :D
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-19-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By swooper

RE: GP Spacewalker Discontinued!

Really, I think you have to hand it to GreatPlanes for running the ARF kit as long as they did. It appealed strongly to only a very limited number of modelers. Their Tiger Moth is also majestic and...
04-09-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG Spacewalker aerobatics

I've been flying the Great Planes 78" Spacewalker for years and love its smooth, s-l-o-w aerobatics. When you get attuned to the plane's pacing, it's easy to connect scale-looking maneuvers. I think...
Forum: Sport Flying
03-12-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,763
Posted By swooper

RE: Hog Bipe Engine

Hobby People has the Magnum .91 4-stroke going for $150 this month, a real bargain on a good engine.
I've flown 2 Hog-Bipes with Thunder Tiger .91 4S's, great combination.
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-06-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,122
Posted By swooper

RE: Magnum XL 91 RFS vs Saito FA 100 (Which one is Better)?

I think both engines are quality products, but have differences that would recommend one or the other for a particular application.
While the Saito is more powerful, a perhaps more significant...
Forum: Kit Building
01-31-2005, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG Mini Plane (Bipe)

I didn't do the fairing of the landing gear. Harry Higley's BIPLANES book uses the Smith as one of his projects, he details a good way to set up the cabane assembly. The book's well worth having...
Forum: Kit Building
01-30-2005, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG Mini Plane (Bipe)

Although I found the recommended c.g. position too tail heavy, with it moved forward to the lower wing leading edge, mine was a real joy to fly. Easy on and off the ground, good low-speed handling,...
Forum: Kit Building
01-29-2005, 01:01 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 147,162
Posted By swooper

RE: Sig Hog Bipe Build

I just didn't like the interplane struts without reinforcement of the screw holes, it seemed the liteply would wear immediately.
So, I got some extra 4-40 blind nuts and glued them into the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By swooper

RE: What ARF do you wish was available as a kit?

When I put the time into building a model, it's not going to be one that can be mistaken for an ARF.
I've got no problem with buying an ARF of an airplane type I want to fly.
01-17-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,936
Posted By swooper

RE: Cermark Pitts Setup

Mine's the original red model with Surpass 1.20, plenty of power at 6300 feet elevation.
All tail surfaces operated with stock pull-pull cable. One Hitec 605 elevator, one 615 mg rudder, mounted...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-19-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,768
Posted By swooper

RE: The Great Waldo Pepper

Just saw The Great Waldo Pepper for the first time and loved it. The young Susan Sarandon was a treat along with lovely Margo Kidder. I liked the characters, Redford makes such a good not-so-lovable...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-08-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By swooper

birth control glasses?

Has anyone, anywhere, ever got lucky with a good-looking woman while wearing Zurich Sunglasses????:)
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-08-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By swooper

too late for Ryan arf

If you've been wanting a Ryan ST-A from GreatPlanes, they've discontinued (dropped) it.
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-08-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By swooper

RE: Wierd thing happened today at the field

FWIW, yesterday and today the forecast is for high aurora borealis activity, which is caused by the bombardment of the atmosphere by solar storms. 10 on a scale of 1-10.
...
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2004, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG SMITH MINIPLANE

The .52 2-stroke seemed to like 11x6 APC's.
Try Sheldon's or Hobby Barn (Arizona) for the Higley book. Somebody's got to have it on the shelf still.
http://www.sheldonshobbies.com/
Forum: Kit Building
11-06-2004, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG SMITH MINIPLANE

I think you'll be fine with that setup, considering mine was pretty hot with the .52 at 6300 ft. elevation.
Yours will be more powerful than that.
Forum: Kit Building
11-05-2004, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By swooper

RE: SIG SMITH MINIPLANE

Mine flew powerfully with a .52 Magnum 2-stroke. No cowl hole needed for the cylinder head, it looked great. Came in at 5-1/2 pounds.
Beg to differ with barnowl, but the Smith can be set up as...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-05-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,092
Posted By swooper

RE: Anyone with a Magnum .91FS?

I think the local engine experts say to screw it all the way in, just until it stops, then open 1-1/2 turns. If you blow into a piece of fuel line attached to the carb inlet nipple, you should hear a...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-05-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,403
Posted By swooper

RE: Nobody wants louder engines?

Our ears were developed to hear the tiny noises made by prey animals or predators trying their best to be silent, long before there were any engines or amplified sounds. Imagine how quiet the world...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-02-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By swooper

RE: What do you think are the MOST debated topics (i.e. PCM vs FM)

Any alternatives provide the chance to take a side although how many of us have EVER tried both sides?
When somebody says "Chevys are best" it's useful to know how many Fords they've owned.
...
Forum: The Clubhouse
11-02-2004, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By swooper

RE: SUGGEST A BIPLANE FOR SAITO 100 OPPOSED TWIN

Hi damifino, I shortened the nose on my 2nd Hog-Bipe 1/2-inch for the Thunder Tiger .91 4-stroke and it's about right. So I think you'd certainly want to shorten it for the twin. Since some guys...
11-01-2004, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By swooper

RE: 55 pound rule

This topic was brought up by those wanting to increase the weight limit. They never offer to pay a higher membership fee, though.

On the other hand, what about cutting membership costs to those...
11-01-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By swooper

RE: Dave, Your opinion on e-fliers please

Right on, this makes perfect sense to me. The fact we've taken modeling into the turbine jet and 42-percent-scale range on such simple radio gear is ridiculous. Of course, everyone will put up a...
11-01-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,989
Posted By swooper

RE: How do we get the "Average" age down from 57.5..

Lowering the age average, let's see, kids (under driving age) don't have the dough. This hobby costs serious money! The coolest thing about the widespread building of public skateparks is that most...
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