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05-26-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: 8fg super differential motor control

Thanks Bax for your response. That is how I thought it should be, however I am having a problem achieving this. I am of the old school and find it very difficult to negotiate the modern electronic...
05-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By frugalflyer

8fg super differential motor control

I have just purchased a 8fg super to use with my twin electric plane. I am a long time flyer but I do not understand most of this modern radio verbage. I want to set up my electric amphibian twin to...
Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Rick - Solved the remote glow by shortening the run. The remote glow connecter is now on the bottom of the cowl directly connected to the engine and plug.
Slow roll rate - My aileron throw is 1...
Forum: Kit Building
07-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

It's been a long time coming but atlast I got the Citpro airborne. After a bitterly cold winter the 'spring' was very wet and windy so now we've jumped to summer which means it's bloody 'ot. Why did...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Thanks gentlemen for your kind words - however it looks better in the pic than it realy is. My painting skills leave a lot to be desired.
It will be a couple of weeks or so before I maiden it. I...
Forum: Kit Building
03-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Well we're ready to go. Switch/charger and remote glow located in cockpit. The cowl is screwed to the firewall internally, (a long driver through the cooling vents). Moving the firewall back 1"...
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

It's good to see you back Rick - I was afraid that you had given up on the project.
While the wing size was a consideration, my main reason for slicing and stiffening up the wing, was to reduce the...
Forum: Kit Building
12-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

A little more progress on the cit-pro to report.
Changed out the landing gear hold down steel bolts for larger nylon ones. Cut the belly pan at the landing gear leading edge and fixed the tank bay...
Forum: Kit Building
11-15-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Thanks wings for your comments.
I started with the engine angled as you suggested but found that it's positioning was very critical; but more of a problem was the square engine mount. With the...
Forum: Kit Building
11-01-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

The only way that I can fit the magnum 180 within the cowl is inverted, and by raising the thrust line as high as possible. The rocker cover is a tight fit in the oil cooler area so it may be...
Forum: Kit Building
10-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Replaced the 'orrible green and yellow plastic covering with red and white solartex, then found a problem. The cowl is too small to hold a larger 4 stroke.
It is only 5 1/2 inch deep. Adequate for...
Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

As previously noted, I got this plane already framed and I cut the wings into 3 pieces. I have made joiners and refurbished the ribs where I cut. I also installed shear webbing between the spars for...
Forum: Kit Building
08-15-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Here's a couple of pics.
1. The fuse as received in green and yellow,- I intend to re-cover, most likely in red with white trim.
2. Wings after slicing into 3 pieces.
The main joiner is...
Forum: Kit Building
08-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 44,134
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Balsa USA Citabria Pro 2008 build

Found this thread while searching for a citpro color scheme.
I was given a framed out and partially covered busa kit a few weeks ago, by a gentleman whos eyesight is no longer upto flying....
03-17-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Onboard glow system

I use a 42% on board glow system to keep the 5 plugs on my Os radial lit and an Airtronics 2.4 for control
Forum: Beginners
01-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Fabric covering over foam?

Solar tex is not suitable for foam applications as the stick/shrink temp is too high and will melt the foam. I have used Nylon over foam and there is a lot of good info on this in the 'combat' forum.
01-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By frugalflyer

Need replacement for Sorghum

I am looking for a water based contact glue, similar to Sorghum for balsa sheeting of foam. Sorghum has disapeared.
I have tried other systems such as Epoxy, Gorilla glue, 3M spray, iron down pva...
Forum: Beginners
01-20-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: what is the best carger for its price

You will be very happy with it Chet, once you've mastered the 'buttons' . It takes a bit of practice to learn to press the buttons in the correct sequence to get to where you want to be.
I've been...
Forum: Beginners
01-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,797
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: tee in fuel line question

Over the years I've tried all of the above but have now hit a new to me problem, a 'Hayes tank'. This is a wonderful tank for two lines but I hve no idea how to get the third 'defuel line to work the...
Forum: Beginners
01-16-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Gnat - I'm running out of props!

The old nylon 'unbreakable' props use to carry a similar warning. After prolonged use they would go brittle and be prone to break. They could be revived by boiling in water.
Forum: Beginners
01-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: what is the best carger for its price

Just got an AC6 charger from hobbypartz.com. 12V AND 110V Input. NICAD, NMH, LIPO, LION, LIFE and Pb. It cycles and does lots of other neat stuff. Even draws pretty graphs on my computer. What more...
12-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,835
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: A Wen-Mac that'll make your lips smack!

I have a slghtly used plastic B25 u/c, of unknown make.
It has two 1/2 A engines (not cox) and is missing a couple of guns.
I didn't realize that it could have value.
Forum: Beginners
11-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Engine not sucking fuel

I had a similar problem recently and it turned out to be the brass fuel tubing within the tank. All externat plumbing was good and pressure tested ok, but the tubes inside the tank were eaten away...
Forum: Beginners
11-20-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: enya

Enya parts see mecoa.com
For enya service bj-model-engines.com
11-18-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By frugalflyer

RE: Radial Engine Glow Driver ?

I have one from http://www.42-percent-products.com/glow-accessories.htm driving my OS 5 Cyl radial
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