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Forum: Kit Building
11-16-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,417
Posted By skidd1000

RE: WHAT IS THE BEST ENGINE FOR AN ULTRASPORT 1000????

I too have 30 plus flights on my us 1000. I run a super tigre 2500 with a 16/10 apc. A guy had radar gun at the field one night and clocked mine at 104 mph straight at us.I run the tail dragger set...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By skidd1000

RE: force on a controll surface

Thanks. I did use two servos per elevon on my coroplast version of this plane and I think that I should do the same on this one.
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-08-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By skidd1000

force on a controll surface

What is the formula for calculating the size of a servo needed to controll the elevons on a flying wing? I am building a 96 inch draco out of all balsa. I have a 96 inch draco built with coroplast...
11-15-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

Hey Nate. Great looking b 17. Nice work on the weathering. Any decisions on the power yet? I have flown mine again at our local sod field and the flight was shortened due to loosing one engine. The...
09-10-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

Any pictures Nate? I would love to see how someone else did there wing b17. I thought long and hard about going electric on mine but it just became to cost prohibitive for me. As far as the cg. I...
09-10-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Warbird Kits?

You should check out www.wingmfg.com. I just finished there b17 short kit. They do have a fw109 as well as many others. The blue prints were great the info book was ok. Most of the wings are foam...
09-08-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By skidd1000

RE: os 91 fx (ring) - dead stick

What fuel are you using? I watched a guy fly a b17 this weekend with 4 91fx motors on it. His never missed a beat and he said he only runs 5% nitro.
09-07-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By skidd1000

RE: battery back up systems.

You may want to check out 42 percent products. They have a 50 amp rated dual battery system for $35 USA. It draws evenly on both batterys untill one fails then it switches to the good battery. Good...
09-07-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

She finally flew. I had the maiden down at the smmac field in owatonna, Mn yesterday. The plane has more power than it will ever need.It climbed out like a aerobatic plane and was flying faster than...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-19-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

Ed I agree 100%. If a company wants to import and sell a product in our country they should at least have a manual that is true and accurate. Hey, I enjoy opening up a box with a new motor in it and...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-11-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

Big Ed, I did "shoot them off an e-mail" two of them as a matter of fact, yet to hear any reply. It would'nt be so bad if it was only one of there manuals that was giving out false information but...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-09-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

I am glad to see that a lot of you have the same opinion as I do about Evolution and horizon sticking it to the people. I wish evolution had a person in the manufacturing forum to chime in and give...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-08-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

Sorry w8ye. I am not trying to be negitive. I am just frustrated with large corperations getting away with false advertising. If I were a first time modeler buying this engine because it has been...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-08-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

David, My first glow enging was back in 1987. I have been doing this for a long time. I understand how to set up and adjust a glow engine. That is not what this thread is about. I have four identical...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Is evolution lying to us?

Barracud, I did inspect the engines. Thats how I found out that they were never run at the factory as stated in the manual.The whole point of this thread is that if they put in writing that there...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,725
Posted By skidd1000

Is evolution lying to us?

I purchased four evo .36 motors for my b17. I have one of the manuals in front of me right now. On the top of page one it says " Every evolution engine is TEST RUN and adjusted at the factory and is...
07-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,210
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Northern Alliance Military Fly-in - Owatonna, MN 8/8 thru 8/10

Hi Jeff. Your right, The food is great and so is the club and the people. I was hoping to bring my b17 but i'm having tech problems that will probably keep it at home. I hear there should b 4 other b...
07-27-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

She is almost finished! All of the glassing and painting is done. I have most of the graphics cut, and I have run all 4 motors trying to get them in sync with each other. I am having trouble with my...
06-09-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

Sorry. I did not realize the the pics were the big.
06-09-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,778
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Wing Mfg b17 Build thread

sorry guy's that i've been away so long but between weddings and funerals it's hard to find time to build. Just a quick update. I have finished building the wing. Glassed and painted, It looks pretty...
05-05-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,480
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Warbird Tuesday's in Minneapolis - 2008 picture thread

Great pics guys. I wish I was in town this weekend to be there.(funeral). I live only two miles from the field. How bout a bit more notice when your comming up, I like to fly with you guys and watch...
04-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Best GLUE for foam wings?

I'm with Jeff. Epoxy is perfect with foam.
04-10-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Futaba R168DF with a giant scale?

I'm running one in my 80" ultra sport 1000 with no problems. Good luck with yours.
04-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Fuel proofing question

If your cowells are anything like the ones that came with my b17 they are formed plastic that has been fiberglass re enforced on the inside for strength and to resist cracks. The plastic and glass...
04-10-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,480
Posted By skidd1000

RE: Warbird Tuesday's in Minneapolis - 2008 picture thread

Your planes all look great. We also flew in North Branch on wed.Cant wait for this season to finally get going. Supposed to snow tonight again. Any one got skis for an f14. just kidding.Cant wait to...
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