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Throw Back!
Discussion / Posted by bsbauman / 11-22-2014 @ 01:14 AM / 591 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
new member
Discussion / Posted by treetop / 11-21-2014 @ 08:55 PM / 477 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
just found this group in my a.m.a. mag. seen giant scale and my heart started racing. been out of the hobby for 25 years and I cant believe the changes that have been made. Built a spacewalker and completely got hooked again.
Thread locked 1 Attachment(s) Looking good in MA!
Discussion / Posted by Jim T. Graham / 11-21-2014 @ 02:29 PM / 589 Views / 0 Comments
Our ad this month in MA. (Photo attached to use as an image ref)
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Down or up thrust ?
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 11-18-2014 @ 09:42 PM / 1,269 Views / 19 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
OK guys here is my problem, im flying a 37.5 pilot rc yak 54, Im running a Da 170 with cans, plane seems to fly ok but i notice that i have to carry 3 clicks of up elev to maintain level flight now when i flip to inverted the plane wants to climb under power is this a thrust issue ?
Getting to know me - check out my profile on RC Groups
Discussion / Posted by jetjockey69 / 11-18-2014 @ 02:19 AM / 1,279 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
I haven't been doing any trading through this site yet (I got out of the hobby for the last few years and focused on getting my UAV business going). Now I'm ready to get back into flying some 3D and giant scale warbirds, and I'm shopping around here on this site. For those who don't know me at all, you can learn more about me over on the RC Groups website. My profile there is "keithskye". You can look me up there and check out my trader rating and feedback. You can see it here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/itrader.php?u=34186

You can also learn more about me by visiting my website: www.rovsystems.net


Aside from anything and everything that has to do with Aviation, I am also big into American Muscle Cars, sailing, boating, jet-skiing, working out and martial arts. My wife and I enjoy shooting and own a decent collection of pistols and rifles and go shooting when we can. I also have a collection of swords and other edged weapons and enjoy learning as much as possible about them, including how best to use them! LOL! There just isn't enough time to do all the things I have an active interest in, so I tend to go through phases where I focus on just one or two things until I get the itch to do something different or change up my routine.
2 Attachment(s) Hello
Discussion / Posted by gabe221 / 11-17-2014 @ 12:52 AM / 1,367 Views / 4 Comments / Reply
Hi all I'm new here, old at RCG. I haven't figured out how to post pic's here yet, as this site is alittle different from the RCG site.

OK, I got it figured out how to get a pic up.


Here's what I got: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=494922 maybe it'll show up.




Below is a pic of the 2 planes I pilot. Both are Air Tractor 802. The small one is a Esprit Model kit.
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28 Attachment(s) Flight-Model 78" T-6A Texan II 30cc ARF - Review
Mini-Review / Posted by mrcooi00 / 11-14-2014 @ 12:43 PM / 2,019 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
I wanted to write a short review on the Flight-Model 78" T-6A Texan II 30cc ARF.

Overall Conclusion – The plane is a fantastic flyer and lands at crawl speed.
If you are willing to spend extra time to make small build modifications to overcome some of the design short comings in the model, then the plane will reward you in flight.

Model Setup Info:
• It’s designed for a DLE-30. I used a MLD-35 since that is what I had in my inventory.
• Spektrum A6150 HV servos on all surfaces
• Fromco ignition and receiver packs
• Hitech HS-85MG for Throttle and Choke
• Dry weight is about 14lbs
• Flaps are setup at 15% with no elevator and aileron mixing for landing
• CG is set at spar
• Retracts used are electric retracts from Flight Model (air retracts are an option as well)
• Model purchased at www.jb-hobbies.com
• 16x10 Biela 3-bladed carbon fiber prop
• 3.25” spinner
• Ultracote covering and the covering job is very good

Build Issues to Overcome:
• The nose gear landing block for electric retracts were too narrow and to low. You will need to modify the block to ensure the retract will sit flush with the fuselage. If you don’t modify, the attitude of the plane will not be level when the plane is taxing.
• The instructions don’t tell you which direction to mount the nose strut onto the retract. The strut should be mounted with the curve pointing to the tail of the fuselage. If you don’t mount it correctly, it will put stress on the strut when taxing and the wheel will stick out more when the gear is retracted.
• The strut pin included for the nose gear is too short. As a result, the nose gear can fall if you are having aggressive landings. I solved the issue be getting a clevis pin that I used on my trailer and grinding down the diameter to fit the retract and strut. Please see pictures for pin comparison. I also put a 4-40 through bolt to attach the strut to the pin.
• You will need to remove the stock strut pin installed in the retracts and replace it with what I recommended above or use the bras strut pin. The instructions to remove the stock pin does not exists. The key is to remove the retract plate and access the three sets screws located on either side and back of strut mounting post in retract (see pictures for more details).
• Please use Loctite for all sets screws on struts and retracts, else the strut will fall off (it happened once to me on taxing).
• The model tends to vibrate more than others, so I ended up glassing the firewall and motor box for extra support.
• The elevator horn mount location is not clearly marked, so please use your finger to feel both sides of the elevator to find the correct mounting location. If you don’t do this, you can end up mounting the elevator upside down.
• It is recommended that the pins on the wings at the root tip needs to be CAed since one of my pins just collapsed. See attached picture for details (you can see the pin collapsed into the root rib)
• The rudder arm that mounts on to the rudder rod is not a good design since the arm tends to get lose even after grinding down a flat spot on the rod and using a better set screw. I ended up having to solder on an arm and using a carbon control rod over a pull-pull design.
• The landing gear blocks for the main gear came off since the manufacturer did a poor job in gluing down the blocks. I needed up epoxying the blocks and glassing over the blocks to tie the block down to the ribs in the wings.
• The canopy dowels appears to be weak, so I ended up adding one extra dowel as security.
• Just like any ARF, the instructions are very bad. I just threw them out and figured things on my own.

As I stated at the beginning, the plane is an awesome flyer, so take the time when you build her up. She will reward you over and over again.
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Quaker
Discussion / Posted by Rene / 11-12-2014 @ 08:48 PM / 2,244 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
looking for the CG for a Quaker 84 inch built from plans. Plans do not show CG location. Top and bottom spars are not spaced the same. Thanks. RAM
5 Attachment(s) Hello!
Discussion / Posted by donnyman / 11-11-2014 @ 01:28 PM / 2,357 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
Hi

I just got my new to me computer and will be making entries soon.

Here is a few pic's of some of my stuff.
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Three Planes in Three Minutes
Discussion / Posted by rolling circle / 11-04-2014 @ 10:43 PM / 4,301 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
Three favorites from the Twisted lineup. The Inferno, the SU-29 and the Crack Laser. This is from the gym this past weekend. Plenty more to come in coming weeks. Stay tuned!

1 Attachment(s) Wheels
Discussion / Posted by phoenixjeff123 / 11-02-2014 @ 01:43 AM / 5,016 Views / 16 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
Opinions please, What is the best wheel in the 4"-5" diameter category on 30-40 pound aircraft?
2 Attachment(s) Ace Extreme Trans Gloves
New Product / Posted by AceWingCarrier / 11-02-2014 @ 01:22 AM / 4,864 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Hi Everyone
We wanted to bring you our new Ace Extreme Trans Gloves. These are great for the cooler times of th year. Keeping your hands warmer on those cold days.
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Ace Extreme Trans Glove
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Thanks for coming bye
4 Attachment(s) pumpkin plane pic
Discussion / Posted by moltenmetalmixer / 10-29-2014 @ 12:42 AM / 5,747 Views / 5 Comments / Reply
Trying to post a pic, for a chance to recieve a Great Plane.
Extreme Flight Vanquish
Build Log / Posted by everyseason / 10-28-2014 @ 12:34 PM / 5,862 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Not a full build log, just some thoughts. Initial impression is of very good quality. Actually glad to have a little older one that has pinned hinges. Just dip the hinge point in a little vasoline and work it back and forth to keep from getting glue in the hinge point. I leave them sit bent fully and only one control surface at a time to prevent contamination of the shaft section. The Blenderm tape has more resistance to movement than the hinges.

On the linkages I added a washer to each side of the linkage inside the horns because I didn't like the idea of adding stress to the fiberglass horns.

It always bothers me when there is instructions to use a particular diameter size screw, but multiple lengths are supplied but not specified.

Now to install the little hex screws for the cowl and the landing gear, I took some 1/4 inch aluminum rod, drilled and threaded the ends, and then cross drilled holes to insert the different size Allen wrenches.

The. I would take the screw, washer, and lock washer, and take a small price of black tape and attached them to the foot long Allen wrench I just made. After I got each one started I could pull the tool out and then remove the tape with a pair of needle owe On one side I had to open up the hole in the side of the fuselage to get the screws to lineup.

Also opened up the hole in the former for the pull pull cables.

One other thing that made life a little easier was when I was installing the little aluminum brackets for the incedence adjustment I woul start one screw in it, then take some double sided scotch tape to hold it in place while I got the second screw started.

Now I just need to finish tying up the wires and balance it and should be ready to maiden.

One last thought at the moment, you need bigger than a 6 foot table to work comfortably on a 2M plane.

Dave
First Giant Hucking I've ever seen
Discussion / Posted by bsbauman / 10-27-2014 @ 04:47 PM / 6,151 Views / 4 Comments / Reply
This was the video that got me hooked and interested in RC... inspired me to buy my first RC plane, a Parkzone (plastic fuse) Decathalon.


NEW OLD ME
Discussion / Posted by kbaerg1 / 10-26-2014 @ 05:06 PM / 6,109 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
For those who may want to know who I am search my old username........ kbaerg .....
Futaba 14 SG and Servo Matching
Discussion / Posted by phoenixjeff123 / 10-26-2014 @ 01:48 AM / 6,624 Views / 25 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply
Has anyone had any luck with matching two SBUS servos on one (1) aileron surface without the use of power boards or matchboxes?

If yes, I would love the details.
Thanks.
J
Whats a music video doing on here ?.
Discussion / Posted by pittsartist / 10-25-2014 @ 05:06 PM / 6,438 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Have a watch - all will become apparent

(Not a bad tune too)

pilot heads
Discussion / Posted by Carlton / 10-24-2014 @ 11:07 PM / 6,570 Views / 10 Comments / Reply
Does any 1 know whats going on with red aero mega pilots? if not are there any where where i can find some decent pilots,
WINGS & WARBIRDS OVER PORT CLINTON 2015
Announce / Posted by godofthunder77 / 10-24-2014 @ 10:20 AM / 6,647 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO (FORMALLY KNOWN AS RC WARBIRDS OVER PORT CLINTON)


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