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04-03-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kenh3497

Put your fingers on the rocker arms over the...

Put your fingers on the rocker arms over the pushrods. Turn the engine by hand and feel if the pushrods are moving. If they are then the valves are sticking. Use a little head and some penetrating...
04-03-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,713
Posted By kenh3497

Looking good Shawn. Do you feel there is an...

Looking good Shawn. Do you feel there is an advantage to using a double bevel compared to just beveling the aileron?

Ken
02-06-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,713
Posted By kenh3497

Shawn, To what do you attribute the weight gain?...

Shawn, To what do you attribute the weight gain?

What percentage of alcohol do you use to thin the epoxy? Denatured alcohol would do the same job would it not? Could also use acetone to thin...
01-04-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By kenh3497

In my experience there is a bit of a learning...

In my experience there is a bit of a learning curve with the DZ (fuel injected) engines. They are just a bit different. NOT hard just different. I've never owned a CDI engine but have heard...
01-04-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,713
Posted By kenh3497

I can't tell you know where i read it..... A...

I can't tell you know where i read it..... A gentleman was using artist acrylic paint (not the craft paint) on his models. It is heavy bodied so needs considerable thinning. The pigment is quite...
10-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By kenh3497

Sent the engine to Richard at YS parts and...

Sent the engine to Richard at YS parts and service. He replaced all the gaskets. Said there was no gasket under the carb and suspected an air leak. All gaskets replaced and he drilled the throttle...
08-16-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,767
Posted By kenh3497

Take a look at The World Models company. They...

Take a look at The World Models company. They have several choices. Maybe not the latest and greatest but every World Models airplane I've seen is of reasonable quality. The price is right so if...
08-16-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,897
Posted By kenh3497

MY OPINION. If the bearings are similar in size...

MY OPINION. If the bearings are similar in size to another engine of similar size that does not have bearing issues, then I would suspect it is not bearings. Without knowing what failed it is only...
07-28-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By kenh3497

Ys 120nc

This is a question for all you "old time" YS users..... First a little background.

I have a 120NC that has not seen much run time. Bought used but according to the son of the PO about two tanks...
05-18-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,749
Posted By kenh3497

Finally.... You have come to your senses!!! ...

Finally.... You have come to your senses!!! hahaha

Don't have much room to talk do i!

Ken
05-16-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,749
Posted By kenh3497

Congratulations Shawn! Great way to kick off the...

Congratulations Shawn! Great way to kick off the year!!!


I only have two short semi successful flights this year resulting in one wrecked airplane.

Ken
05-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,661
Posted By kenh3497

Consider this..... For those of us that remember...

Consider this..... For those of us that remember telephones that hung on the wall..... They were powered by a bank of batteries running at 48 volts DC. The RING was AC voltage imposed OVER the DC...
04-25-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By kenh3497

My decision was based on getting a 100 degree...

My decision was based on getting a 100 degree sweep with a retract that folded inward. Only D&L and Robart had what I wanted. D&L is less expensive than Robart and I'm not a Robart fan considering...
04-24-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,706
Posted By kenh3497

A gentleman on one of the F.B. groups has been...

A gentleman on one of the F.B. groups has been using artist acrylic paints. IIRC he uses the Liquitex brand From Hobby Lobby. They are very thick but highly loaded with pigment so still cover well...
04-18-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By kenh3497

For the price it should wipe your nose and your...

For the price it should wipe your nose and your butt. I guess I just don't see what these multi thousand dollar TX's do that a $500 or less TX won't do.

I guess I'm just a cheap bastage.....
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04-13-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By kenh3497

Down and Locked Retracts

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my Zlin. I got the Gold 120 size as they were the only set I could find that had the 100 degree sweep I was looking for. Of course after the arrived I...
04-13-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,492
Posted By kenh3497

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my...

I ordered a set of Down & Locked retracts for my Zlin. I got the Gold 120 size as they were the only set I could find that had the 100 degree sweep i was looking for. Of course aftyer the arrived...
04-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By kenh3497

It certainly is an interesting problem to solve. ...

It certainly is an interesting problem to solve. While it certainly is a possibility the beam side is deformed it is much more likely the bottom, thinner, side of the eye is what got stretched, IF...
04-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By kenh3497

Do you have the wing span and length of the...

Do you have the wing span and length of the Ninja? Projected engine size?

Thanks!

ken
04-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By kenh3497

IMO it is very unlikely the backfire caused...

IMO it is very unlikely the backfire caused damage to the rod. The force would have been on the beam (the strongest part) of the rod. And no force would have been applied to stretch the diameter of...
04-02-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,492
Posted By kenh3497

Far from perfect but good enough. I'm just after...

Far from perfect but good enough. I'm just after the illusion any way.
04-02-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By kenh3497

That has way to much clearance. It looks like...

That has way to much clearance. It looks like .005" to .006"??? I would think .001" to .0015" at an absolute maximum would be about right. At this point you don't know if it is the connecting rod...
03-31-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,492
Posted By kenh3497

J, It seems that most of these Zlin kits...

J,

It seems that most of these Zlin kits have a host of issues. My guess is the rush to get then to market without verifying fit and finish. Or maybe the expectations were just not as high for the...
03-26-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,492
Posted By kenh3497

Yes I did take a look at Electron. D&L was a bit...

Yes I did take a look at Electron. D&L was a bit less money and the vender is here in the US and seems to have a good reputation. I did some measuring off the plans and as near as I can tell it...
03-14-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,492
Posted By kenh3497

I've found some retracts for my Zlin. Down and...

I've found some retracts for my Zlin. Down and locked has a set in their "120" size. Any sweep you want from 85 to 105 in 5 degree increments. D&L seems to have a good reputation also. Need to...
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