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08-25-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

The other top RC planes have wing tubes, so the...

The other top RC planes have wing tubes, so the problem is different. With a bit of work to strengthen the tube guide they seem to be OK (barring a crash or other hard hit).
08-24-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Thanks for the input on how you are handling the...

Thanks for the input on how you are handling the modification, I'll look forward to seeing it.
The strength of the section relies heavily on the glue connection between the fiberglass skin and wood....
08-23-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I know Mike Mueller from Gator RC was at Fond Du...

I know Mike Mueller from Gator RC was at Fond Du Lac. He mentioned that work had to be done on the center section. If they do make changes, I doubt we'd see it any time soon.
06-24-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I too am waiting for Robart. I didn't plan on...

I too am waiting for Robart. I didn't plan on building it until this winter anyway. Now that I see the issues with the center section it will be a challenge to get it built strong, yet keep the...
06-01-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,096
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Looks like it's coming along nicely. I always...

Looks like it's coming along nicely. I always liked the #88 scheme from the 244th sentai. My latest Ki-61 was built from a Arturo Zapata kit. 126" wingspan, and a ZDZ112 inline twin for power. ...
05-24-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

On my first Zero I used a Hobby King sequencer. ...

On my first Zero I used a Hobby King sequencer. It worked fine and only costs about $15.
05-24-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I'll use the Radio programming on my Futaba 18SZ...

I'll use the Radio programming on my Futaba 18SZ to sequence the servo operated doors. That's what I did with my Zero, and it works fine.
05-22-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I bought my Corsair from Robart, and ordered the...

I bought my Corsair from Robart, and ordered the Robart Air retracts along with it. When I ordered it they said the retracts would come later. They have been delayed because of supplier part...
05-21-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I got some info from Dan at Robart, they are...

I got some info from Dan at Robart, they are still having supplier issues, but expect to have the retracts in a couple weeks or so. I received my Corsair back in February.
I didn't really plan on...
05-14-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I just used the stock firewall alignment for down...

I just used the stock firewall alignment for down thrust. On both Zeros it has been good, no noticeable trim difference between throttle settings.
05-14-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I started out at 155 back, but added some...

I started out at 155 back, but added some additional weight. It could just have been from an inaccurate measure of the CG. In any case, I'd be careful about going too far back to get more elevator...
05-12-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I also have liked the Booma switches. There are...

I also have liked the Booma switches. There are some less expensive options they offer, like the Wallaby Switch II with Active Dual Battery Redundancy and Voltage Monitoring. Less than $60....
05-12-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

The DLE-85 will have good power, and cooling will...

The DLE-85 will have good power, and cooling will not be an issue with the hole in the cowl for the head. I would keep an eye on the airframe though. Typically the TopRC warbirds don't handle...
05-07-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Yep, those are what you got way back when the...

Yep, those are what you got way back when the first introduced the TopRC Zero. No scissor linkage. Looks like they found some cheap version to put into the newer retract set. I'd go with Robart...
05-07-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

My Struts are from a very early version of the...

My Struts are from a very early version of the retracts TopRC offered. They have held up well, and with the robart air retracts I think they'll make a good combination....
05-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I couldn't use much from my first Zero. I did...

I couldn't use much from my first Zero. I did use the exhaust stacks I made, the tail wheel retract, the struts and wheels. My first Zero was one of the early TopRC kits. I noticed that even...
05-06-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I finally got the maiden flight done on the Zero....

I finally got the maiden flight done on the Zero. I had to add a bit more weight to the nose, but other than that there weren't any issues. The EME-70 with a 23X10 Xoar pulls it around great and...
05-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Info I've seen in Flying Giants says the muffler...

Info I've seen in Flying Giants says the muffler header is the same bolt dimension as the DLE-61 (29x15mm port), so a muffler made for that engine should fit if it clears the cylinder.
03-16-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

The DLE-120 is quite wide at the plug caps...

The DLE-120 is quite wide at the plug caps because the plugs stick straight out. If they would have put angled plugs on it there would be no problem fitting it into the cowl. Because there are 4...
03-09-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

It's about 10.5" If you put a 120 twin like the...

It's about 10.5" If you put a 120 twin like the DLE you'll have to add some blisters to allow for the plug caps.
03-01-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,288
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I know from experience with my TopRC Zero that...

I know from experience with my TopRC Zero that it's not easy to get the decals off. I ordered my Corsair without the decals applied, an option Robart provided.
I'll be posting some of my build on...
10-29-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

My Zero crash was human error. It flew so good I...

My Zero crash was human error. It flew so good I got a bit too confident on a bad visibility day. I did some extra re-enforcement around the wing tube area on my new one. Everything else should...
10-26-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Most likely there is a bit of incidence into the...

Most likely there is a bit of incidence into the stab that causes the need for trim. You should not change the engine thrust unless you notice a difference in trim at different throttle settings....
10-14-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 922
Views: 229,245
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Go to post 111 in this thread, you can see how I...

Go to post 111 in this thread, you can see how I did it. Very easy.
08-24-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 920
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Warbirds Over Iowa 2020

Join us for the 18th annual Waribirds Over Iowa fun-fly. The event is Saturday August 29th, with Sunday as the rain date. Many pilots swing on on Friday and there will be open flying that day as...
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