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10-23-2019, 07:37 AM
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Posted By LA7flier

E-Flight 160 motor/Castle Phoenix Ice HV 120

Im having a tough time with this motor esc combo....I have run this many times in the past but now I am getting a motor "growl" with forward/reverse and "grinding" as I increase throttle. I am using...
08-19-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,148
Posted By LA7flier

Hi guys, I have used "Lado" retracts for years...

Hi guys,
I have used "Lado" retracts for years with really good luck. They are priced well within the range of others and their customer service is the best.

I agree with Bob...Lado is always my...
03-15-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By LA7flier

​Great job! I have always thought this would be...

​Great job! I have always thought this would be an excellent plane to build and fly and now you have shown that my thoughts are correct.....go ahead and fly the wings off!!!
12-26-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,869
Posted By LA7flier

I built two of the "old" Pica Spits and...

I built two of the "old" Pica Spits and everything the posters are saying about them is true...you must relocate the gear mounts forward which requires a reworking of the main spar. You must beef up...
12-25-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LA7flier

That's another good suggestion! I had one...

That's another good suggestion! I had one once....my first e-powered plane and it flew very nice...Hitecman....also check out Skyshark models...based in Lake Havasu, AZ (Made in the USA)....they have...
12-24-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LA7flier

I wish I could be more help here...the old...

I wish I could be more help here...the old classics (Yellow Aircraft, World Models, ect) are all gone. With that motor, you don't want anything bigger than 80 inch wingspan and 14 to 16 pounds. Check...
12-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LA7flier

I would plan on a Zero...easy to obtain, great...

I would plan on a Zero...easy to obtain, great flier, round cowl to hide the engine, wide set landing gear for easy landings, relatively light wing loading, split flaps....P-47 is a runner-up but...
11-25-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By LA7flier

sorry, wrong forum...I have reposted to motor...

sorry, wrong forum...I have reposted to motor forum and need to delete this
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By LA7flier

wondering about a drop in replacement for the Eflight 160 brushless out runner motor

wondering about drop in replacement for the Eflight 160 motor

Hi all,
Im flying a scale warbird (22 lbs including batteries) on an Eflight 160 motor with Castle Phoenix Ice 120HV controller on 2...
11-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,272
Posted By LA7flier

wondering about drop in replacement for the Eflight 160 motor

Hi all,
Im flying a scale warbird (22 lbs including batteries) on an Eflight 160 motor with Castle Phoenix Ice 120HV controller on 6S2P 5000mAh packs turning an APC 20x10 prop. I am wondering if...
09-10-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,893
Posted By LA7flier

I never had much luck with mine...great flyer but...

I never had much luck with mine...great flyer but tough to land...always wanted to bounce instead of flair. Over it's life I had 6 landings and 6 busted wing repairs. I ran a 3W 60 gasser which was...
10-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

Hi all LA7 owners...I still have a set of Sierra...

Hi all LA7 owners...I still have a set of Sierra Giant Scale LA7 landing gear for sale...$250. They are in good shape....PM me if interested!
10-19-2014, 02:33 PM
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Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

$40 and I cover shipping

$40 and I cover shipping
10-19-2014, 06:29 AM
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Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

you mean for both the cone and backplate?

you mean for both the cone and backplate?
10-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

unfortunately, the backplate has been drilled for...

unfortunately, the backplate has been drilled for a 12 mm prop shaft
10-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

what is the prop shaft diameter?

what is the prop shaft diameter?
10-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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Views: 139,365
Posted By LA7flier

Yes I do, plus an extra undrilled spinner cone...

Yes I do, plus an extra undrilled spinner cone and a drilled spinner cone and backplate specifically for the ESM La 7
06-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By LA7flier

Unless you plan to build a massive airframe, the...

Unless you plan to build a massive airframe, the V12 will be way too powerful. Also fuel capacity becomes an issue. Matching a prop to the engine and getting everything to run reliably then becomes...
05-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,168
Posted By LA7flier

Agree with the summary regarding the P 47 as the...

Agree with the summary regarding the P 47 as the easiest in flight and on the ground....also easier to hide a gasser in....P 51 is nice but can bite if slowed down too much...also, the in-line lends...
03-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,722
Posted By LA7flier

Having just spent an exhaustive search for a 1/5...

Having just spent an exhaustive search for a 1/5 scale Russian pilot, I can say the difference between a 1/6 and 1/5 scale pilot is noticeable. Best pilots has a fabulous Saburo Sakai pilot in 1/5...
12-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By LA7flier

Yes the Japanese tended to use a thinner aluminum...

Yes the Japanese tended to use a thinner aluminum alloy for sheeting their aircraft....this reduced weight and introduced stress wrinkles....they didn't have the mineral deposits readily on hand to...
12-17-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,968
Posted By LA7flier

I have just located the first structural...

I have just located the first structural engineering " boo boo" in this fine kit...Vance designed the flap to run off two servos mounted to it by pushing themselves away from the fixed bulkhead of...
11-16-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,968
Posted By LA7flier

A few more pics..... 1) this shows the hinge...

A few more pics.....
1) this shows the hinge pin in the bottom of the rudder. Note that it is offset to the right...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1939777

2) note...
11-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,968
Posted By LA7flier

Ok a couple of thoughts....the build continues to...

Ok a couple of thoughts....the build continues to progress but having already done a build blog on the Ki44 Tojo over on rcscalebuilder! I'm not great at taking and posting a bunch of pics.... Still,...
10-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By LA7flier

That's a tough item to find...I have an extra...

That's a tough item to find...I have an extra cone I could let you have but not the backplate
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