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05-12-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 88,488
Posted By fledermaus

There's nothing loose with the servo, I checked...

There's nothing loose with the servo, I checked all the connections and glue joints. Since there is no play when the flaps are fully deployed or at the half-deployed setting, but only at the full-up...
05-12-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 88,488
Posted By fledermaus

I'm putting mine together now, using the Evo 33...

I'm putting mine together now, using the Evo 33 engine. It's a really nice ARF.

I have one little issue I'm working on. There seems to be some slop in the flaps-up position. I have them set up...
09-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,153
Posted By fledermaus

And, on the main topic, I like building at least...

And, on the main topic, I like building at least as much as I like flying. Luckily my club seems to be open to ARF and Built alike. Most of the builders also fly some ARFS, and the ARFers respect...
09-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,153
Posted By fledermaus

Re: Geotech fabric runway (a side issue on this...

Re: Geotech fabric runway (a side issue on this thread I know). Our club put a 600 foot Geotech runway in this year and it has been excellent. We were forced to move from our previous field which...
Forum: Kit Building
06-20-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,186
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro by Whirlybird Aviation

Love what you have done - I gotta build one of these things for myself!
Forum: The Clubhouse
06-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 17,077
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Are all RC forum's activity in decline?

I have not encountered any of the major site problems people are talking about, although on rare occasions the site has been painfully slow.

I monitor a small number of selected forums that...
Forum: Aerodynamics
06-16-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By fledermaus

RE: CG location when fuel is burned

Perhaps the problem here is the assumption that the CG is a fixed point during flight. It isn't, not in models, not in full-scale.

The "optimal CG" is determined by the centre of lift (among...
06-16-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,990
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Planning 130 inch Bellanca Aircruiser

Thanks for the input. I am using the same set of drawings as the basis for my plans. They come from the local historical aviation society, and the Western Canada Aviation Museum is restoring...
06-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,990
Posted By fledermaus

Planning 130 inch Bellanca Aircruiser

Starting to work on some CAD plans to build a large Bellanca Aircruiser - 130 inch span, to be powered by a DLE 55. This is the first really large plane I have considered building.

Question...
06-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By fledermaus

RE: How to scale up from 1/72 to 1/6 scale?

72 = 6 x 12 so if you multiply any measurement from the 1/72 model by 12 you will have 1/6 scale.
06-13-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,219
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Is this a good field box set?

Don't worry about the contents of the lead acid battery UNLESS you foolishly try to cut it open. The contents won't jump out of the casing of the battery and bite you.

Lead is indeed toxic, but...
06-12-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,219
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Is this a good field box set?

Speaking of LiPo powered engine starters - I have a 12V Torquemaster 90 starter that I have been running off a Pb/acid battery and I'd like to make an integrated battery pack for it. It only has to...
Forum: Kit Building
06-08-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By fledermaus

RE: First Kit

prgonzalez has discussed the big picture issues, and I think he's got it right.

HOWEVER: if you want a straightforward suggestion for a first kit build, I like the SIG 4-Star 60. It is a...
05-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,445
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Thinning out epoxy with isopopryl alcohol

You can also thin epoxy with acetone, which is usually available with much less water. It evaporates more quickly however, so if you are taking a long time to get coverage the viscosity of the epoxy...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-22-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,868
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Once on step plane whips around and dunks

Looks like you have it pretty well figured out there, Taxus. For future reference, you might want to have slightly longer floats (typical length is 75-80% of overall fuselage length) so that you can...
Forum: Kit Building
05-22-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,610
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Not a good week.

About 5 years ago I witnessed an air-to-air collision at our club field. A small hot-dog type plane was being zoomed around, while a large scale bird (I forget exactly what it was - something like a...
05-09-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Polish for canopy

:Dlol! I read the title of the thread and immediately thought Google Translate. Polish for "canopy" is apparently "baldachim". Silly me.
04-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By fledermaus

RE: WW1 aircraft display Wanaka 2012 Vid

Wait! Those weren't models! These guys are serious...
04-29-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By fledermaus

RE: WW1 aircraft display Wanaka 2012 Vid

That's great, didn't know there were commercially-made rotaries out there. Only working model rotary I've seen is this home-build in a 1/3 scale Avro 504 http://modelrotaryflyer.tripod.com/avro.htm....
04-27-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By fledermaus

RE: WW1 aircraft display Wanaka 2012 Vid

Those were gorgeous! I notice the pilots were blipping their throttles to simulate the "no-throttle" ignition kill-switch behaviour of the rotaries - unless they actually had rotaries in the Camel...
04-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Is this aircraft stand still being made?

Don't think that stand is intended for starting/running. As Villa said, it will tip if the plane produces enough thrust.
04-26-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Allied Planes vs Others

Build what you love. They all have their fans and their foes, but if you like a plane, that's what matters.
Forum: Kit Building
04-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,708
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Sig Kadet LT-40 Build

Definitely go for visibility. Back during WW II here in Canada we had the "Commonwealth Air Training Programme" which trained thousands of RAF and RCAF pilots. They painted all their planes a...
04-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Custom landing gear engineering question

Just from the look of that plane, I think you should go with a fixed undercarriage. The plane sort of looks like the Polish PZL 11 fighter, or other 1930s designs. It would be easy to make a music...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By fledermaus

RE: Is it just me?

Looks like whatever the problem was, it's fixed now. I can rest easy;)
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