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Forum: Gas Engines
08-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

My 1/4 scale CAP10 with a Kolm 50 can now be...

My 1/4 scale CAP10 with a Kolm 50 can now be declared airworthy, to which I can add that it exhibited good flying manners and a wonderful sound (Zimmermann exhaust). Had issues with the engine...
Forum: Marketplace
08-12-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Nostromo1

Do you know approx how old is the engine?

Do you know approx how old is the engine?
Forum: Gas Engines
03-28-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

Thanks. I'll try the fuel pump today and have...

Thanks. I'll try the fuel pump today and have sent you an email. I have a TCS micropump which should serve the purpose. Is it typical for Kolm motors to require a pump?
Forum: Gas Engines
03-27-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

Hello, I'm hoping I can get some help with my new...

Hello, I'm hoping I can get some help with my new Kolm 50. After a one year build, I've finished my 1/4 scale Cap10. I mixed a fresh liter of avgas (ethanol free) with Motorex PowerSyn2t at 40:1. ...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Nostromo1

Wheels and lights: I wanted to use a nice looking...

Wheels and lights: I wanted to use a nice looking set of wheels and I was a little put off by the price of the Robarts. I found a set on Aliexpress, and though I'm a little about the quality of such...
Forum: Gas Engines
01-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

Based on the manual, I got the motorex power...

Based on the manual, I got the motorex power synt 2T. 50:1 mix with avgas (ethanol free).
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Nostromo1

Engine I had been wanting to purchase a Kolm...

Engine
I had been wanting to purchase a Kolm for sometime, and finally managed to get one. I think it is the most beautifully made RC engine I've ever seen. To get the correct down and right thrust...
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Nostromo1

Wings. The panels build differently from other...

Wings.
The panels build differently from other kits I've put together in that the spar does not lay flat on the build table. It must curve up to meet the slots in the ribs, and being hard wood, I...
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Nostromo1

CAP10 building experience

I thought I'd report the build of my CAP10 in the event someone might find some information applicable to their project or might even take up this kit for their next build. I started a thread on this...
Forum: Gas Engines
11-14-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

I am installing my kolm 50 in a CAP10 I've been...

I am installing my kolm 50 in a CAP10 I've been building this past year. I made a machined engine mount with all the thrusts built in to the back plate. Everything fits really well. However, due to a...
Forum: Gas Engines
06-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,167
Posted By Nostromo1

I've seen this problem at my local airfield on...

I've seen this problem at my local airfield on the same engine. The cause was the ignition module. It operated erratically after heating up and always resulted in the engine shutting off at full...
Forum: Kit Building
05-28-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 812
Posted By Nostromo1

Top Flite T-34 Mentor, seeking a new cowling

I built a TopFlite T34 kit some years ago and it's a great flier. At the end of a flying day last year, a suddenly rising wind blew it off the table as I was taking the wing to the car resulting in a...
Forum: Marketplace
05-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Nostromo1

Wanted: TopFlite T34 Mentor cowling

Hello,
I am looking for an original ABS cowling for the T-34 kit (Giant scale 81" span). This came as a three piece assembly. If you happened to replace the original with a fiberglass part and would...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-10-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nostromo1

the Valach 60 might be a good match, but it's a...

the Valach 60 might be a good match, but it's a single cylinder. The sound is great and in a lot of ways they're better designed than the glow derived Saito.
02-26-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,208
Posted By Nostromo1

The wing got fully assembled this past weekend....

The wing got fully assembled this past weekend. Completed one side using the self-mixing dispenser (nozzle with spiral insert) tube of Loctite epoxy. Made for a rushed assembly because there were a...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-12-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

Ah, I would pay $1495 for a new Kolm 50, but it's...

Ah, I would pay $1495 for a new Kolm 50, but it's $1995 through the US distributor. There lies the rub.
Forum: Gas Engines
02-12-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

I mentioned the 90% because, to the best of my...

I mentioned the 90% because, to the best of my recollection, Toni Clark and a few other european vendors like Probuild were advertising ~$1100 (after Euro to Dollar conversion), and now its 1995. I'd...
02-11-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,208
Posted By Nostromo1

Made progress on the wing center section and...

Made progress on the wing center section and panels. The panels build differently from other kits I've put together in that the spar does not lay flat on the build table. It must curve up to meet the...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-11-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

I received a quote for US$1795 plus $200 shipping...

I received a quote for US$1795 plus $200 shipping from Andy for a total of $1995 for the non-electric start version. I had mentioned to him that I was one click away from buying one over the summer...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-11-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

I see your point. The 100cc had gotten me...

I see your point. The 100cc had gotten me thinking about how the modular design could decrease production cost. From the marketing research perspective, I would pay $1.5k for the best 50cc...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By Nostromo1

The G20 in my Top Flite P47 turns a Xoar 16-8 at...

The G20 in my Top Flite P47 turns a Xoar 16-8 at 8500-8600 rpm and idles steady at 1700rpm. My OS GT22 in my T34 turns the same prop at around 8200 and idles around 2200. I use 35:1 blend of...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-08-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 38,344
Posted By Nostromo1

Tom, I was looking at the IL100 and was...

Tom,
I was looking at the IL100 and was wondering if that could be the basis for a future 50cc. The existing 50 has a rear twin cam design which differs from your other motors, and perhaps is more...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-08-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By Nostromo1

I bought two Saito FG11 engines last year, and...

I bought two Saito FG11 engines last year, and they have been problematic. The non Walbro pumps are very sensitive to fuel tank position, and are very touchy when it comes to tuning. The piston ring...
01-27-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,208
Posted By Nostromo1

The wing center section moved closer to...

The wing center section moved closer to completion this weekend. As with the two previous kits, I decided to make the wing retaining dowels replaceable. I had one break in a crash of a Goldberg Tiger...
01-23-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,208
Posted By Nostromo1

The landing gear struts will be...

The landing gear struts will be https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/imag0104_1__ccb1c51801805b3a28f184f3b87eb28caaab4193.jpg
installed in wood blocks which were...
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