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Old 10-26-2013, 05:59 PM
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Today I went to a warbird fly-in. I gave may camera to a photographer that know more about a camera than me. here is a few shots he took.





Love this plane!!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:42 PM
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Just an FYI for Bronco fans. There's a fuse & pods fiberglass set for an 81" Bronco for sale here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=947034
Old 12-22-2013, 11:26 PM
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I am about to start assembly of my NIB ESM Bronco (same as the KMP version). I am going electric with two Hyperion motors (4025-16 320kv on 8s). My question is about servos. Up until this point my default servos have been the hitec 625 and 645. This plane looks to be a bit bigger though, especially the stab surface. I would prefer to stay with analogue servos if possible, what have people used on this plane?

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Johng
A new nose? no. But I will be converting mine to the long nose, probably after the new year. I could forward you the nose I remove if you don't find something else. You also might try Bob's Hobby in Orlando. They used to be a dealer and claimed to have a good number of spares for this plane.
Hi John, anyidea of when your beremoving the nose off yours, getting close to the point where I'm going to decide what to do.

Cheers

Loz
Old 12-23-2013, 03:25 AM
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Hey Joel,
I had one of these. You can see pic's on page 3 i think... I used standard 43oz servos on all surfaces. Nothing special. It flew very well and never had a problem. One thing I did is that I did split the elevator into 2 halves. and a servo in each stab to run each half of the elevator...

Ty
Old 12-23-2013, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lozza1965
Hi John, anyidea of when your beremoving the nose off yours, getting close to the point where I'm going to decide what to do.

Cheers

Loz
Well, you know how projects go. Well behind schedule I intend to get flying after the new year, but not really sure when I'll change the nose.
Old 12-23-2013, 06:40 AM
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Hi Jon

Thanks for quick reply John, may have to make one as want to commit to paint early Feb, if you get bored after Christmas dinner, you could always remove it then lol.

Merry Christmas

loz
Old 12-23-2013, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fockewulf37
Hey Joel,
I had one of these. You can see pic's on page 3 i think... I used standard 43oz servos on all surfaces. Nothing special. It flew very well and never had a problem. One thing I did is that I did split the elevator into 2 halves. and a servo in each stab to run each half of the elevator...

Ty
I agree with Ty. I saw his fly years ago and wanted one ever sence. I finally got mine. It came with 645 though out. (overkill for sure) I also split the elevator like Ty. This is too big a plane to trust to just one servo.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:40 PM
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I also used two (mini) servos to oprerate the elevator. All the rest of my servos are "standard" size; some digital, all coreless.

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Old 12-24-2013, 04:57 AM
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Ok, 645s it is, thanks.

Joel
Old 01-12-2014, 03:48 AM
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Time for a little update, model coming on nicely, have fitted Lenny Shindlin retracts with 5 inch wheels on the mains and 4 inch on the nose, lots of cutting to fit these but have kept things nice a tidy, engines all been trial fitted, was going to use DLE 20's but have changed for the new DLE 20RA engines, these fitted superbly into the cowl, just got hold of the 1/5 scale machine gun muzzles so still got to fit these, as luck would have it had some spare dummy drop tanks lying around so with a little work this week they are now fitted, fully removeable being held in with two screws.
Hoping to start paint job in a few weeks, colour scheme I think will be arctic camo, ok so I've not seen a real one but what the hell think it will look cool.



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Old 01-15-2014, 02:00 PM
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Got it fully assembled today on its wheels

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Old 01-15-2014, 04:30 PM
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How did you find a canopy with no painted panel lines?? Guess kit was the unpainted version. Would love to have one as mine has become cracked and yellow over the years. This is a great flyer, You will love it. Awesome on steep landing approach with full flaps. I have Hitech 645 on all surfaces and just one on elevator with no problems since kit came out many years ago. Made a wood tab from each nacelle to attache each outer wing. Used Sierra gear, everything else is stock.
A friend has considered kitting several from his own detailed cad plans (awesome work) for the same size but with greater scale detail. We need to find a source for the canopy pull.

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:43 AM
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My kit came unpainted, have used Lenny Shindlin retracts, wings are attached from inside using 4mm bolt will add pics to show how i did it, Savox servo's all round, using carbon horns, doubled on elevator on all control surfaces except rudders
Old 01-19-2014, 07:39 PM
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Interested in where you got the machine gun muzzles. Planning on refinishing mine before flying season. I bought new fiberglass scale cowls and nose. The Zenoa 20's have been smooth and reliable but would like to change to the rear exhaust DL20 as you have done to avoid all the cut out of cowl. Let me know how they work for you. Mine has plenty of power for scale flying but will not pull loop from level flight, Have the Dynamic cockpit kit to install, decent kit but will reserve what I think until completed. Good place to add weight as I had to put couple of lbs in nose.

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by dmyers0403
. Mine has plenty of power for scale flying but will not pull loop from level flight..
Are you running 2 or 3 bladers with your DLE 20s?
Old 01-20-2014, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunderbolt47
Are you running 2 or 3 bladers with your DLE 20s?
I have the Zenoa 20 with master 16x8 2-blade. Have not tried any 3-blades and I did not want to sacrifice any power. Surprisingly the Master composite 2-blades pull better than the 16x8 wood props we ran. Interested in how well the DL20RE you have will run. Would be nice to get a bit more power and run a 3-Blade. May consider the DL35RE but was surprised by amount of vibration on the only one I have seen run. My Zenoa 20's are very very smooth running engines and never a falter, just don't like the carb and muffler eating big holes in cowl.
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Originally Posted by dmyers0403
I have the Zenoa 20 with master 16x8 2-blade. Have not tried any 3-blades and I did not want to sacrifice any power. Surprisingly the Master composite 2-blades pull better than the 16x8 wood props we ran. Interested in how well the DL20RE you have will run. Would be nice to get a bit more power and run a 3-Blade. May consider the DL35RE but was surprised by amount of vibration on the only one I have seen run. My Zenoa 20's are very very smooth running engines and never a falter, just don't like the carb and muffler eating big holes in cowl.
Sorry I didn't catch the Zen 20s. Yea I deffinantly wouldn't run 3bs on them. I'm running DLE20 side exhast. They are turning 16x10(I think) master airscrews @ 7200 static. It is a little slow to get moving but pulls hard. I keep a little up EL and when she ready for the air, she rotates just like a full scale. In the air it's not a speed demon and wont loop from level. Landing is awsome. It shocks people that I climb up to land. Half flaps and point the nose down. The 3bs really slow her down and landing are amazing. (love this plane)

I could get more umph with 2Bs but I love the look of 3.

As for the vibration of a 35. are you sure they had a balanced prop? I take great care to balance my props, but some people don't.

I thought about the 35s on mine, but would have to had moved the fire wall back and at the time I didn't feel like messing with it. Beside the 20 run great run strong and I can crank them with a standard starter with out a choke.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:56 PM
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16x10 3-blade on the DL20's are awesome. Looks great also. You did a nice job with your plane especially with the tanks and armament. I need to make the engine change, thanks for info. Will probably have to do the canopy method per Palmer planes as the canopy clear pieces are available and will build the canopy frame. I have his plans. Have you considered brakes for yours as it is a perfect candidate.
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Originally Posted by dmyers0403
16x10 3-blade on the DL20's are awesome. Looks great also. You did a nice job with your plane especially with the tanks and armament. I need to make the engine change, thanks for info. Will probably have to do the canopy method per Palmer planes as the canopy clear pieces are available and will build the canopy frame. I have his plans. Have you considered brakes for yours as it is a perfect candidate.
So far I haven't needed brakes, but I did look into then a little bit. The club in Raleigh NC (RDRC) has the only asphalt runway in the area that I fly off of. It's 300' and I can get the plane down and stopped before the end.

Next project. If you look at the second pix you will notice the main wheel is leaning. That is a flaw in the Century Jet gear. I have some new parts fabricated to fix this. I have to get up with my welder friend so he can weld them up. (he's good)

I had to send my gear back to CJ to add more retratiojn to them. They where at about 70 something.They are almost 90degs now. (88degs) They are still sloppy, but they have worked everytime.
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I have that same LG issue. Would love to see your mods..
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ok john, it will be a few week though. I will post pix.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:43 PM
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Hi guys

its been a while been finishing off my Bronco, almost done will get some photos next week, but can I ask, C of G , are the KMP instructions correct or do I need a different reference point,.

Many thanks

lozza
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KMP's recomended CG is SPOT ON!! I now have many flights on mine, and I haven't changed the CG one bit, and I have Sierra retracts in mine (balanced it gear up).

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Cheers Pat was going to balance gear down, got Lenny Shindlin retracts on mine.

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