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Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Update: Plane is flying well. I fixed an intake...

Update: Plane is flying well. I fixed an intake leak, adjusted the valves and replaced a defective throttle servo. The engine is idling much better now. The battery replacement is working out well...
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

The only issue would be the relationship between...

The only issue would be the relationship between the gas tank and the carburetor. Better to run the engine invertered. Your OS 55 should run upside down just fine.
Forum: Kit Building
10-09-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

They are completely different airplanes. The...

They are completely different airplanes. The Goldberg is 1/5.5 scale airplane which Goldberg started kitting in the late 1980's, if my memory is correct. Great Planes bought out Goldberg awhile ago,...
Forum: Kit Building
10-09-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Offset is 1/4" to the left from the pilots point...

Offset is 1/4" to the left from the pilots point of view. The right thrust is about 2 degrees. A 10# washer or Two under one side of the motor mount should get you there. I used a Great plains motor...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

My latest weight and balance check. i'm nose...

My latest weight and balance check. i'm nose heavy so the battery will provide final balance. the weight according to my latest info should be around 11.5 pounds. I think; at that weight, we should...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

sorry about the photos, I'm having issues.

sorry about the photos, I'm having issues.
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I finally did the fuel tank install, I'm doing an...

I finally did the fuel tank install, I'm doing an experiment by suspending it on 2-56 wire. It a Dubro 12 oz tank.
...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Buzzard Bait: I used Z bends for awhile but did...

Buzzard Bait: I used Z bends for awhile but did not like them, I don't know if those clips are available for 4-40 rods or not, maybe something I need to look into.
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Ragwing Fan: That's a real nice plane, Thanks for...

Ragwing Fan: That's a real nice plane, Thanks for the compliment, My plane is coming along well, but i'm a bit behind on my posts.

Tom: I have never had a failure with these, but I agree that...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I discarded the pushrods that came with the kit,...

I discarded the pushrods that came with the kit, and used 4-40 rods instead with Dubro hardware. The throttle is plumbed with 2-56 rod with a ball link at the throttle arm. The radio is a Futaba 6K...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Tom: Nice plane, thanks for the inspiration.

Tom: Nice plane, thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

My first full plane mockup. ...

My first full plane mockup.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2155552
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I rough sanded the tail surfaces and started the...

I rough sanded the tail surfaces and started the job of hinging them. I'm using the hinges supplied in the kit which allow you to take the surfaces apart for covering. I dipped the hinge tips in...
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I really like the Hazel Sig Paint scheme, but...

I really like the Hazel Sig Paint scheme, but could not bring myself to duplicate it. So i'm doing a one color standard Cub scheme except in Orange. Easy to see, easy to do.
...
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I ended up with a warped wing; some how, but was...

I ended up with a warped wing; some how, but was able to correct it by slicing the upper sheeting lengthwise and reglueing it. I did a minor mod to the main spar and glued it in place. I mounted the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

My Christmas present which will control my Cub...

My Christmas present which will control my Cub when its done.
...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Update on my battery situation, I have gone to 1c...

Update on my battery situation, I have gone to 1c fast charge which has solved the problem of my battery getting to hot. It appears on a 1/2c charge of my Sanyo elite 1500 mil amp cells that the...
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I bought this radio on lark for $129 delivered to...

I bought this radio on lark for $129 delivered to my door with an 8 channel receiver. The radio does an amazing amount of stuff for the money. It also included a NiMH battery and charger which is...
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Tactic 850, removing switches for better ergonomics.

I just got done removing a lot of the switches off my Tactic 850. This allows me to pinch fly the radio much more easily. I also got rid of a bunch of switches I don't use. This is very easy to do;...
Forum: Kit Building
12-06-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,613
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Just an update. the horizontal stab warped due me...

Just an update. the horizontal stab warped due me sanding it to thin. I was able to straighten it out with a heat gun for the most part. I did a successful test of my Tactic 8 channel radio. It works...
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I'm starting the second half of the wing as...

I'm starting the second half of the wing as well, This should go faster then the first half. I'm going to join them together and then put on the wing tips. This will save me from having to move my...
Forum: Kit Building
11-29-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

TomCrump: thanks, We are getting him his first...

TomCrump: thanks, We are getting him his first real RC car this Christmas. The cowl is coming along after another round of sand and fill with 150 grit sand paper.
...
Forum: Kit Building
11-28-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

Sundevilpilot: thanks, it looks better now that...

Sundevilpilot: thanks, it looks better now that I'm beginning to finish sand it. I will have more on as it progresses.
Forum: Kit Building
11-28-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

I wish, My son has shown little interest in RC...

I wish, My son has shown little interest in RC airplanes so far.
Forum: Kit Building
11-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,283
Posted By P-40 DRIVER

First round of sand and fill. ...

First round of sand and fill.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2132747
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