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Forum: Gas Engines
11-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By akbowen

Gp 123 ??

Anyone flying a GP 123? I've met a couple of IMAC guys that like the GP engines, and they seemed to run very well when I saw one fly. But, I"m wondering if anyone has had problems? I've got a new...
07-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

Assuming everything has been done correctly, the...

Assuming everything has been done correctly, the hinge rod should slide in with a bit of twisting and pressure. After going through the first bearing, I han no trouble with the rest.

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07-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

Ok, time to press the bearing in place. They...

Ok, time to press the bearing in place. They should fit nicely onto the holes you drilled.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2017369

Carefully apply pressure. The...
07-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

Here is a look at one of the hinge bearings that...

Here is a look at one of the hinge bearings that is to be installed. It's so small that I can't get a good photo.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2017362

Before...
07-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

Before inserting the hinge bearings you will need...

Before inserting the hinge bearings you will need to remove any burrs from the hinges. Just remove the burrs caused by enlarging the holes.

...
07-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

The hinge rods removed from my plane looked like...

The hinge rods removed from my plane looked like this:


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2017359


They will need to look like this:

...
07-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

Ok, here is where I cheated a bit. Your fingers...

Ok, here is where I cheated a bit. Your fingers will get sore from drilling those holes and the power drill will start calling your name. Mine did! This is not per LIMAC instructions, so proceed...
07-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By akbowen

LIMAC Hnge Upgrade Kit CompARF 2.3m Extra 330

Several months ago I purchased a used CARF 2.3m Extra 330. I installed a DA60, servos, batteries, receiver and other goodies and fell in love with it. A few weeks ago a club member remarked that I...
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

You know, that's what everyone said to me. ...

You know, that's what everyone said to me. Ground handing is a bit of a PITA. You simply should not fly in a crosswind. If you do, most likely, you will damage the plane landing it. That said, I...
04-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By akbowen

I'm not sure that airframe is rated for...

I'm not sure that airframe is rated for passengers.


Thanks for the help, guys.
04-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By akbowen

Actually, I might be wrong about that JR switch. ...

Actually, I might be wrong about that JR switch. That's a big switch. I can't find dimensions, however.
04-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By akbowen

The JR switch is too small. I've got the MPI...

The JR switch is too small. I've got the MPI charge switch, again, too small. I don't have the one with the indicator, but I don't want to go that route as I will be using 123's and the voltage...
04-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By akbowen

Which Switch?

I sure hope someone can help with this: I purchased a second hand Comp-ARF airframe at a fly-in. It's a nice clean Extra 330. The seller had removed most of the hardware, including the switches. ...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Covering went a lot faster than I expected. What...

Covering went a lot faster than I expected. What are you using?
Forum: Kit Building
03-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

If you take a look at the plans, the CG should be...

If you take a look at the plans, the CG should be right at the top of the "arch" in the struts between the top and center wings. That's where mine is, flies well.
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

That's a beautiful D 7. The thing I like about...

That's a beautiful D 7. The thing I like about the German WWI planes is the variety of great paint schemes. You can do something really cool looking, and it's scale! Also, the Fokkers don't have a...
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Yea, I lined up another project today. ...

Yea, I lined up another project today.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1976399

That's the 91" Comp-Arf Extra 300.

As far the the Dr 1 goes, I still have machine...
Forum: Kit Building
03-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

I used the Dubro wheels. They seem a bit heavy,...

I used the Dubro wheels. They seem a bit heavy, but this plane really does not care about that little bit of weight.

The DLE 30 is great for the Dr 1. Gobs of power. I fly at 1/4 to 1/3...
Forum: Kit Building
03-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Guys, I couldn't resist posting one more pic. ...

Guys, I couldn't resist posting one more pic. Our club has a big fly-in this weekend each year. The weather was great, and I got in three flights with my Dr 1. A friend took an excellent in-flight...
Forum: Kit Building
03-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Maiden flight report: flies great! Very...

Maiden flight report: flies great! Very little trim needed. 2 clicks right aileron, 3 clicks down and a bit of right rudder. Practically jumps off the ground. Very stable in the air. ...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Fully assembled. Balanced. Control throws set. ...

Fully assembled. Balanced. Control throws set. Batteries charging. Here are the last pics before she flys. Tomorrow morning the wind is supposed to be down to 2mph. Sounds like Dr.1 weather to...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

I've finished painting, other than a few...

I've finished painting, other than a few touch-ups. So, I decided to post a couple more glamour shots before disassembling her for the rest of the radio install. Got my pilot and one of my Spandau...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Although I still have a couple of crosses to...

Although I still have a couple of crosses to paint, here she is:
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Mid wing painted and attached. Only one more...

Mid wing painted and attached. Only one more wing to paint! I will be doing touch-up work for a while.
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,886
Posted By akbowen

Sort of like flying a helicopter.

Sort of like flying a helicopter.
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