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Forum: Seaplanes
08-10-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By allanflowers

These concentrate on the hub design which is...

These concentrate on the hub design which is critical. Cooling the motor and ESC are issues.
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Forum: Seaplanes
08-10-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By allanflowers

I've been working on the cad design of the Scout....

I've been working on the cad design of the Scout. Here are some images of the efforts so far.
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Forum: Seaplanes
08-09-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By allanflowers

Update on this project: A fellow modeler sent...

Update on this project:
A fellow modeler sent me some drawings on the Gallaudet company and its proposals to the navy, circa 1916. One of the designs was called the Hydro Scout. Although never...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-22-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By allanflowers

I have added some rigging and worked on the tail...

I have added some rigging and worked on the tail surfaces, creating section and thickness. The pix background has also been added....
Forum: Seaplanes
05-20-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By allanflowers

Gallaudet D-1 Seaplane

I am starting a seaplane project over on RCScalebuilder and hope to keep this thread updated now and then. This plane will be a challenge and may not make it all the way due to technical issues. My...
05-07-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By allanflowers

Balance right side up, probably with a long...

Balance right side up, probably with a long eyebolt. Otherwise the plane will flip over on the long axis while you are trying to get the fore-aft balance worked out.
I hope your intended cg is...
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-19-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

AJ aircraft seems to have a good selection and...

AJ aircraft seems to have a good selection and sizes of aerobatic models.

The Phoenix Waco is appealing to my interest in historic biplanes, especially the 63" model which probably could fit in my...
Forum: Aerodynamics
04-16-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By allanflowers

It seems to me that the CG calculators tell you...

It seems to me that the CG calculators tell you where the CG should BE. The Vanessa rig measures where it IS on the model (you then can add weights to shift it to where ever you want it to be).
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-15-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Any ideas for an ARF? I would consider Phoenix,...

Any ideas for an ARF? I would consider Phoenix, Seagull, Naca, etc. At this point, electric 4S.
Forum: ARF or RTF
04-15-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Four flights today on the Waco and Zero, two...

Four flights today on the Waco and Zero, two each. I now have over twenty flights on the Zero, the last eight of which has had no issues with the landing gear. It still is a bit twitchy after...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-28-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Four tries with the repaired gear on the Zero...

Four tries with the repaired gear on the Zero yesterday. The first flight was good (five minutes) but the left gear collapsed on the landing, which was not THAT bad. The unit did not pull out of the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-26-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

The repair is done, other than prettying it up,...

The repair is done, other than prettying it up, which I am afraid to do lest it becomes jinxed. Tomorrow I will test it out at the field.
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Forum: ARF or RTF
03-24-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

The repair held up fine. However, the OTHER side...

The repair held up fine. However, the OTHER side broke out, and it wasn't even a hard landing. After looking at the mess, I can see why. This was engineered with several small parts glued together -...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-23-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

The repairs are complete and I have new...

The repairs are complete and I have new propellers (14x7E and a wood 14x6 for backup). I had to open up the wing and the fix is marginal. Later this week, we will see if it holds up.
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Forum: ARF or RTF
03-18-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Today, after dental surgery, I am tearing into...

Today, after dental surgery, I am tearing into the Zero's wing for a retract repair. I opened it up through 3 bays (just like the original kit designers SHOULD have). Tomorrow I will inventory my...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-12-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Believe me, I have been seriously thinking about...

Believe me, I have been seriously thinking about getting models that don't have retracts. Ironically, that is all I used to fly, until the foamies and ARFs tempted me into the WW-I scene. They...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-11-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

That will never work in this situation. Take a...

That will never work in this situation. Take a better look at the pix. End grain gluing is weak and there is no point in a bad repair that won't make it past the next landing. I will have to make...
Forum: ARF or RTF
03-11-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Update on these two models: The Dynam Waco...

Update on these two models:
The Dynam Waco continues to disappoint with regard to quality issues. The canopy keeps flying up and nearly off, forcing me to land. I need to put a bunch of pins into...
02-22-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By allanflowers

Probably no "easy" way exists. Still, if you take...

Probably no "easy" way exists. Still, if you take the project stage by stage, you can estimate pretty well. Looked at individually, the wings, fuselage and tail are separate projects and a list can...
Forum: ARF or RTF
02-18-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

I have been struggling with this model, to get it...

I have been struggling with this model, to get it to fly well. The provided power system just doesn't give even marginal performance. So I ordered a new motor and speed control, installed in the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-26-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

Thanks Aaron. I am not sure that I can do the...

Thanks Aaron. I am not sure that I can do the video any time soon. Hard to fly and shoot at the same time. If I can get someone to help, maybe I can do it.
I flew the Waco and my Nieuport 17 today....
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-24-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By allanflowers

I would point out that this is the ARF section of...

I would point out that this is the ARF section of the website. So maybe it isn't as appropriate to come on here and put down the category in such a blanket way.
Personally I have built from several...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-23-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By allanflowers

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Forum: ARF or RTF
01-19-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,534
Posted By allanflowers

The maiden flights on the Zero were this morning...

The maiden flights on the Zero were this morning at the electric field in San Diego. I had brought the plane out on Sunday but only flew the Waco due to a crowded field, not all of which are...
Forum: Beginners
01-14-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By allanflowers

If you can post a pix, maybe someone will...

If you can post a pix, maybe someone will recognize it. Otherwise, measure the chord of the wing and divide by four. That would give you a starting point for the cg. For throws, maybe 12mm up/down...
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