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09-21-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 177,421
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro F4u Corsair

My CMPro 1.20 Corsair has finally flown; great performer. However, an engine failure just after 4th take-off last Sunday caused it to strike the ground rather hard! (Glided like a brick for the 20-30...
01-26-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By WilliamT

RE: Robostrut bushings tight fit - help please

Thanks mirwin and bigtim.
Problem solved using mirwin's simple solution; JBWeld is now in place.

Kind regards,
Bill
01-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By WilliamT

Robostrut bushings tight fit - help please

I have fitted Robart 615 retracts to my CMPro 1.20 Corsair, plus 650 Robostruts. All good, except that the supplied bushings are an exceedingly tight fit into the barrel of the Robostrut. Is this...
01-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By WilliamT

How to prevent exhaust residue making a mess!

I have a secondhand 50 size ARF Mustang, powered with a side-mounted O.S.50 2-stroke, fitted with an in-cowl Pitts-style muffler.
The 2 metal exhaust tubes are fitted with standard silicon...
09-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By WilliamT

RE: Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power

Thanks for the comments, folks.
To summerwind and DMcQuinn - yes, that's the trouble with the label - it doesn't specify Watts as you would normally expect.
To tacx - I imagine there aren't too...
09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By WilliamT

Great Planes Hinge Slotter - what power

I recently purchased a Great Planes Hinge Slot tool through Tower Hobbies.
However, I live in a country where the standard voltage is 230v not 110v, so will need to purchase a transformer before I...
08-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,522
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Cessna-50 ARF 46~50 Engine Powered Scale Aircraft

My CMP Cessna build is progressing slowly, and I have been grateful for the advice in this thread, thanks.

Now I have come to try fitting the supplied cockpit 'floor', or whatever it's called...
09-23-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 177,421
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro F4u Corsair

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the answer about the retracts.

Your advice re the flap servos is exactly what I have already been advised by our Club's most prolific builder. So with a repeat of that...
09-22-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 177,421
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro F4u Corsair

Hi Mark,
I have the CMPro Corsair 120 waiting for me to find time to assemble it!
re Sierra retracts - are the ones you are using what Sierra call "60 size rotating retracts" in their list of...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-02-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,807
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Extra 330L 50 size

Hi Guy,
1. Pushrod support: I drilled out one of those large, red, double-ended, servo arms after glueing it to a suitable piece of ply - about 15-20mm wide and length to reach each side to the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
05-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,807
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Extra 330L 50 size

I am posting this in case it will help somebody....

I, too, have had trouble getting this plane to fly well. Even flown by our Club's top flier it had a tendency to snap roll when pulling up...
11-25-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 39,654
Posted By WilliamT

RE: Jamara Spitfire60 ARTF(+ retracts)!

I have just started assembling the Sportsman Aviation Spitfire 60 that I purchased over 2 years ago on a visit to Australia!
I have been through this thread and gleaned lots of useful tips from Mac...
Forum: ARF or RTF
11-13-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 48,886
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Lancair

I have read through this forum a couple of times with great interest as I built my CMPro Lancair. Now here is my experience and some questions.
I have assembled and flown more than 20 ARFs and...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-20-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 48,886
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Lancair

Thanks, Vic.
I must be going blind in my old age!! I re-examined the instructions and have now found the elusive diagram, which somebody must have inserted when my back was turned?

Thanks...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-16-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 48,886
Posted By WilliamT

RE: CMPro Lancair

Hi Folks,

I am just at the stage of installing the engine on my CMPro Lancair. Was going to install an inverted .70 4-stroke (for quieter and more realistic sound), but decided that the cam...
12-10-2003, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By WilliamT

RE: new PCM9X - throttle cut problem

Thanks for your reply, Danny.
I had a flash of inspiration and did exactly that last evening - reprogramming solved the problem.
But I still have no idea what caused the error; it was most...
12-10-2003, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By WilliamT

RE: new PCM9X - throttle cut problem

Thanks for your reply, Danny.
I had a flash of inspiration and did exactly that last evening - reprogramming solved the problem.
But I still have no idea what caused the error; it was most...
12-09-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By WilliamT

new PCM9X - throttle cut problem

I have 2 x Seagull PC9's, with the only significant difference being dual aileron servos plus flaps on one and just a single aileron servo on t'other.
I have just converted both from Hitec Flash5...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-15-2003, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By WilliamT

GMS 47 cylinder liner alignment

Thanks to all for your help.
I did have the notch to the front. It all seemed OK but I just wanted to be certain.

Must be something else causing the engine to surge and die when raised vertical,...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-14-2003, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By WilliamT

GMS 47 cylinder liner alignment

My GMS 47 is not running like it used to!
The problem may hark back to the last time I took it apart and cleaned it - I didn't take a note of the alignment of the cylinder liner before I removed it...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-24-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By WilliamT

Surging with GMS 47 2-stroke

I have a GMS 47 2-stroke that has run approx 40 hours.
I recently transfered it from my trainer (where it ran reliably) to a new plane that required it to be inverted.
After an initial few good...
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